Tag - home decor

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What Type of Wood Should You Choose for Your Floor?
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Home Professionals You Should Never Hesitate to Call
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Decorating Ideas to Give Your Home a Farmhouse Feel
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How to Make the Most of a Tiny Office
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Unique Flooring Options From Around the World
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Interior Décor Tips for Your Bedroom
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5 Tips to Make Your Living Room Come Alive
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House Painting Ideas for Your Home
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What Is Your Home Decoration Saying?

What Type of Wood Should You Choose for Your Floor?

At first, choosing a flooring option seems straightforward: you love the luxurious look of a hardwood floor and want to put it in your dining room, living room and maybe a bedroom or two. But which type of wood should you choose?

In reality, not all hardwood flooring is the same. Some species of hardwoods are lighter or darker than others, for example. Most hardwoods are durable, but others are particularly susceptible to dings and scratches. Also consider the “character” of the wood: do you want each slab to have a uniform grain, or are knots and growth rings welcome additions?

Here’s a nifty list to help you quickly compare and contrast common species of hardwood. Read More

Home Professionals You Should Never Hesitate to Call

There are plenty of home repairs that you can take care of yourself with some simple tools and a little know-how. In fact, it can be fun and empowering to know how to fix minor problems as they arise.

But there are some repairs that are best left to a professional, due to the need for costly, specialized equipment, extensive knowledge or a large work crew. If you try to tackle some of these repairs yourself, you’ll probably end up making things worse or simply putting a band aid on the problem, and it will be more expensive to have a pro come fix it later.

Here are some of the home professionals you should never hesitate to call. Read More

Decorating Ideas to Give Your Home a Farmhouse Feel

Farmhouses carry a certain feeling of nostalgia, even for those of us who didn’t grow up in the village or country-side. If you are fortunate to have had first-hand experience staying or living in a farmhouse, you’ll agree that modern farmhouses are such a beauty to behold and something begging to be experienced again. To bring some of that cozy comfort into your own home, try these design tips:

Sliding Barn Doors

What’s a farm without a barn? You may not have space in your home to put in a loft or ladder, but you can certainly add a sliding barn door to make a bold statement. The door can go on any interior doorway if there is enough space to put runners off to the side. Because visible hardware will look totally natural with a barn door, it doesn’t need to be a “pocket” sliding door. This is good news for you, because it makes it much easier to install. Read More

How to Make the Most of a Tiny Office

The higher you rise in the company ranks, the larger and nicer your office will be. And if you’re just getting your foot in the door and establishing yourself in your chosen industry, you are probably sharing elbow room with a number of other coworkers, renting an office the size of a closet or sitting in a cramped cubicle all day. If you barely have space to put your coffee, you’re not alone. Here’s how to make the most of a tiny office.

Take Stock

To get started, you need to take stock of your office in its current form. Be thorough in evaluating what can stay and what needs to go. If you inherited a desk with the office, maybe that desk is more trouble than it’s worth (too big, namely). Is the chair hard and comfortable, or difficult to scoot back away from the desk? If you have trouble moving around the office in any way, it will seem more cramped. Get a smaller desk and a simple swivel chair for starters. Read More

Unique Flooring Options From Around the World

Looking for some truly fresh and unique flooring options for your home? Take a look at these thoroughly artistic floors, which all put an attractive twist on common flooring materials or use materials you’ve never seen on a floor before.

Roman Tile Floor

During the golden age of Rome, the most lavish homes boasted floors that were a true work of art. Tiny colored tiles were laid out with painstaking care to create beautiful mosaics. Geometric patterns were common, but so were animal motifs. Some Romans even had the luxury of heated floors! Read More

Interior Décor Tips for Your Bedroom

After a hard, tiring and demanding day’s work, it is important to come home to a place where you can rest with peace of mind to prepare you for the next day’s work. If you intend to enjoy such level of rest, it is imperative that the place you call home and especially your bedroom (a place dedicated to relaxing,) is so arranged and designed to help you get the best of rest through the night.

Many people suffer the effects of stress not necessarily because of how stressful their work or day went, but because when they get home, they don’t get enough rest and this in most cases is due to the fact that the bedroom is not decorated to be accommodating and offer the ambience for a soothing night’s rest.

How then does one decorate his/her bedroom (the most personal space in the home) in order to get maximum rest with peace of mind, you may ask? Read More

5 Tips to Make Your Living Room Come Alive

If you have ever entered a living room whose view got you amazed, then you will agree that style and taste are some of the key factors in making a living room beautiful. The Living room is a key and important place in any home. More often than not, it is usually the first room one sees upon entering a house. It sets the tone and atmosphere of the entire home.

It is where guests and visitors are welcomed and entertained. It is also the place where family members gather together for fun activities. The living room also speaks volumes about the people who live in the home, as it reflects their tastes, style and image. Therefore, when decorating your living room you have to be mindful that this room reflects your family and what you represent. Read More

House Painting Ideas for Your Home

Your house should be a reflection of your personality as an individual and as a family unit. And one way to achieve this is by painting your home in colors that add to the charm of your home, as well as painting in the colors that creates a comfortable environment where the family and guest feel welcome.

The beauty of painting is that there are diverse colors and patterns to choose from for each room in your home.  Therefore, it gives you an opportunity to get creative and have fun decorating your house by thinking up a theme and picking colors that go with that theme and the atmosphere you are trying to create. Read More

What Is Your Home Decoration Saying?

Sometimes we ignore the little things that matter in making our home right. The deal doesn’t just end at buying/renting a house. If you are human, you would care about what the inside of your home looks like and how it makes you feel. Questions like Is it welcoming? Is it comfortable? What mood does it portray? Would someone walk into your house and feel depressed by the colour setting? Or do you want someone to walk in and feel a sudden lifting in their spirits?

Perhaps you might be thinking that none of these is important, you might be thinking it does not matter but guess what? it does. Interior decoration is more important than we think. In fact, it is in a way, therapeutic. Read More

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