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1. How to Turn your Flat Screen TV into Wall Art
How to Turn your Flat Screen TV into Wall Art
A television is used daily by most families and so it often occupies a prominent place in a family room or living room. A few years ago, many people would hide their TV inside an armoire or entertainment unit, but newer and larger flat screen TVs are designed to be hung directly on the wall and a...
Home & Garden - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 03:24:42
2. Tips for Making a Loft Space Safe and Fun for Children
Tips for Making a Loft Space Safe and Fun for Children
If your home includes an unused loft space, it might be an ideal place to create a playroom loft for the kids. It's out of the main living space of the home, so the clutter and mess stays out of sight. When children are going to use this space, however, your number one concern is to make the loft...
Home & Garden - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:17:20
3. 5 Easy Clutter Busting Strategies
Clutter can take over your home, making it nearly impossible to be organized or keep your house clean. But instead of being overwhelmed by clutter, you can employ these 5 strategies to get your house and your life back in order. Photo used under Creative Commons from clickflashphotos.
home-and-garden - Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:37:31
4. Include Fun Surfaces in a Childs Bedroom
When designing a child's bedroom, a lot of thought and energy goes into choosing colors, bedding, window treatments, storage solutions, display space and wall art. But don't forget that kids need play spaces and surfaces in their rooms to encourage creativity and play. Here are some ideas on how ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 11 Jan 2010 09:04:37
5. Premiere Wine Producing Regions of the World
If you truly enjoy wine and start exploring wines from different countries you might be surprised to know that a mere handful of regions 7 to be exact produce some of the greatest wine in the world. These regions have an edge in the production and quality of their grapes because of naturally fa...
home-and-garden - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 10:34:41
6. Home Office Ideas Customized to your Needs
If you are fortunate enough to work professionally from home, your daily commute is just a few steps down the hall. You don't need to spend a lot of money on lunches, lattes and business suits; you can in your PJ's and fuzzy slippers if you want. What is most important is that your home office is...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:59:13
7. Candles & Your Outdoor Space: Add Elegance, Whimsy and Drama
While electrical lighting fixtures are essential for safety and adequate outdoor lighting, they don't provide the ambiance of candles. While it is necessary to have electrical lighting near garages and entry areas and along walkways, add another dimension by incorporating candlelight into your ou...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:50:51
8. Candle Wall Art: Create a Romantic Bedroom Haven
Nothing lights up a romantic interlude as quickly as candles. Their soft beckoning glow adds to the beauty of any room and invites reconnection. Groupings of candles on trays or glass platters set atop dressers and nightstands are a great place to start, but don't stop there! Continue the glow th...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:43:33
9. Interior Decorating Nature-Inspired
If your soul cries out for color and your home needs an infusion of style, look to nature for inspiration. Regardless of the season or your favorite way of decorating, nature-inspired home dcor can add warmth and grace to any home, making your home more inviting at any time of the year. Create a...
home-and-garden - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 05:03:30
10. Wall Mounted Wine Racks
When thinking of wine racks, some people initially think of floor model wine racks that lack style and design.
Entertainment - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:54:09
11. How to Install a Laminate Kitchen Floor
Laminate wood floors look great, are durable and easy to clean and are more affordable than hardwood; and if you do the work yourself, you can save even more. Installing a laminate floor is well within the range of the average DIY homeowner and it will improve and upgrade the look of your kitchen...
home-and-garden - Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:16:34
12. Creating a Caf Reading Room at Home
Cafe reading rooms are quite popular in bookstores, coffee shops and other public places where readers like to gather to enjoy a good book along with a cup of coffee and a snack. These cafe reading rooms can be an especially pleasant place to spend an afternoon. But, why limit yourself to simply ...
home-and-garden - Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:36:56
13. Building a Professional Looking Mantelpiece
Although a fireplace is almost always a major focal point in the room, an attractive mantel can really add to the overall appeal. If your current fireplace mantel isn't attractively styled, or if your fireplace doesn't even have a mantel, you might wish to build one so that you can use the mantel...
home-and-garden - Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:01:35
14. How to Tie Clashing Colors Together in a Design
There are many different reasons why you might need to tie clashing colors together in a room design. You could have a pre-existing room color scheme which you don't want to change, and yet you have a few beloved accessories that you want to use in the room, regardless of the fact that the colors...
home-and-garden - Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:17:26
15. Guestroom Hideaways for Comfort and Privacy
When you have guests stay with you for a day or two, or even a week or two, you want to offer them a place in your home that is comfortable and private. If you have a guest room in your home already, you can make a couple of small changes to turn your guest room into a private haven.
home-and-garden - Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:41:43
16. Replacing Bathroom Tile in 5 Easy Steps
Beautiful decorative accents, such as a tropical wall decor or a wrought iron outdoor metal wall art hung over the tub can add loads of style and beauty to your bathroom, if the tile in your bathroom is worn or cracked, it can really make the entire room feel old and shabby. Hiring a contractor t...
home-and-garden - Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:28:44
17. The Organized Linen Closet at its Best
Having a linen closet that is neat and organized makes it much easier to keep up with your housework. You will not have to dig to find sheets when you are changing the beds, and when you have company you can hand them a set of crisp, clean towels. You will also be able to keep track of when you n...
home-and-garden - Wed, 21 Jul 2010 19:04:28
18. Rugged Upholstery that is Perfect for a Family Room
When you are updating the furniture in your family room, think about how resilient you need it to be. If you have children and pets, do yourself a favor and find upholstery that can stand up the rigors of family life. Then you can enjoy spending time with your family instead of worrying about the...
home-and-garden - Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:33:32
19. Turning the Wall Itself into Art
There are more choices than ever in wall art and accessories. Online and local stores feature everything from paintings, to tropical wall decorations, to wood art and coffee or wine wall art, and more. And although adding art to a wall is a popular decorating approach, there are also ways that yo...
home-and-garden - Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:22:02
20. How to Mix and Match Elements for Interesting Wall Art Displays
There are many different techniques that you can use when creating wall art displays for your home. Although attractive displays can be created from similar items, if you mix and match various elements, you can create especially interesting wall art displays. There are many different ways to achi...
home-and-garden - Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:56:23
21. Redesign with Self Adhesive Stickers & Decals
Self adhesive stickers and decals are an easy tool that can be used to redesign a room on a whim. Though they have always been popular for use in children's rooms and playrooms, new designs are appropriate for adult spaces as well. From bedrooms and bathrooms to kitchens and family rooms, self ad...
home-and-garden - Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:18:21
22. Perfectly Polished Windows Sans Streaks
If you have ever washed your windows only to find they are filled with streaks as the setting sun shines through them, you might be looking a better way to clean your windows that results in a streak free shine. Crisp, clean windows give your home a well maintained look from the outside as well a...
home-and-garden - Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:30:19
23. What to Do when Wallpaper Tears
One of the great things about wallpaper is that once it is on the wall, it can last for about ten years. However, an accidental tear in your wallpaper can be a cause for concern: You simply do not want to repaper the entire wall or worse yet, the entire room. While you could hang a big metal tree...
home-and-garden - Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:15:38
24. From Toy Chest to the Walls: Toys as Wall Art
Whenever you design a room, you are really only bound by the limits of your imagination, and nowhere is this more evident than in a child's bedroom. Consider the fun that you can have decorating the walls of your child's bedroom. For example, when you are hanging artwork on the walls, of course y...
home-and-garden - Tue, 22 Jun 2010 02:07:14
25. 3 Ways to Winning Wall Color
Choosing the perfect color for your walls is easier said than done. Of course your want to pick a color that you like, but then once you have a color in mind, there are many different tones of that color. When you are deciding on the specific tone of the color that you want for your walls, you wi...
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Jun 2010 21:55:44
26. The Amazing Mosaic Tile Kitchen Backsplash
If you want to add a one of a kind backsplash to your kitchen, using mosaic tile is a great way to get this project done. You can make it any color, texture, shape or style that you wish. You can fashion a backsplash to go with virtually any decor imaginable. You can create a refined and elegant ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Jun 2010 20:49:29
27. Choosing a Floor: Laminate or Hardwood
Purchasing new flooring is a big decorative decision: Unlike a new tropical metal art or grapes and wine decor, flooring is a substantial investment that should last for years. If you are looking for the appeal of hardwood floors in your home, you may want to consider which type of flooring would...
home-and-garden - Mon, 14 Jun 2010 16:47:58
28. The Very Essence of a Vintage Bathroom
While you can create a beautiful bathroom in just about any style imaginable, if your home is decorated in a traditional style with a vintage flavor, pulling the same vintage flavor into the bathroom is a wonderful way to construct a really coordinated looking design. Generally one of the smaller...
home-and-garden - Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:56:52
29. Add a Cozy Reading Nook in the Family Room
A family room is probably the most used room in the house, or a close second to the kitchen. Because family members like to gather there and spend time together, adding a cozy reading nook to the room adds a welcoming touch and let's you be together for different activities. A dedicated reading n...
home-and-garden - Fri, 28 May 2010 19:24:56
30. Easy Techniques for Removing Wallpaper
Removing wall paper is not as easy as repositioning a wall candle sconces or moving your metal wall art fish from the bathroom to the sunroom. However, if you have wallpaper that is getting a little boring or dated but you're afraid to tackle the job of removing it so that you can paint or wallpa...
home-and-garden - Fri, 28 May 2010 19:14:16
31. How To Seal Your Basement Against Moisture
You may be all excited about finishing your basement so that you can turn it into precious living space: A media or game room, play room for the kids, family room, bar and entertainment area, or even an extra bedroom are just a few of the possibilities. However, before you spend one dime on remod...
home-and-garden - Thu, 27 May 2010 01:45:09
32. How to Manipulate a Space with Paint
A fresh coat of paint is an expensive and very effective way to completely transform a room, making it seem vibrant and new again. Paint can also be used to change the visual perception of a space, letting you manipulate the walls to seem closer or further away, thereby visually manipulating the ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 24 May 2010 09:39:40
33. How to Choose a Dining Room Table
The dining room table is the centerpiece of the dining room. The right table can add just the right element of style while also adding functionality to the room. To choose the best table for your needs, consider how you use the dining room: Do you eat there everyday for family meals or is the roo...
home-and-garden - Thu, 20 May 2010 21:21:54
34. Wallpaper Removal: 3 Steps to Bare Walls
If you have never removed wallpaper before, you are probably more than a little worried about trying. After all, removing wall paper isn't like changing the location of your fish wall hangings or wall candle sconces. However, if you do it the right way, removing wallpaper is not nearly as hard as...
home-and-garden - Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:20:58
35. Making a Media Room in a Basement
If you are looking for the perfect place to put a media room in your house, you may be sitting right on top of the answer, literally. Your basement is a natural environment for a media room, because it is naturally dark and insulated against sound. If you prefer to build an addition on to your ho...
home-and-garden - Fri, 23 Apr 2010 18:36:35
36. Perfect Applications for Paint and Wallpaper
Wallpaper and paint are both excellent ways to finish a wall. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to determine which one will work best in your finished room design. As you are trying to decide between the two, you may want to consider the advantages and disadvantages that each one offers to your d...
home-and-garden - Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:45:14
37. Tablecloths Help Create a Dining Experience
Adding a luxuriously elegant tablecloth to your dining table can set the mood for a special soiree and put the finishing touch on the perfect dinner party. Adding the perfect tablecloth to your dining table not only sets the mood for your gathering, but it also protects your table. You can also u...
home-and-garden - Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:22:41
38. Creating your own Masterpiece with Paint
When you are decorating a room you can pull in any wall art that appeals to you, and it will greatly enhance the space. While your personal preference will generally affect the type of art that you choose, you can find artworks that will fit virtually any budget. But if you really want to save s...
home-and-garden - Thu, 01 Apr 2010 18:13:53
39. Designing for the Aesthetic and the Planet
Recent designer trends have been embracing sustainability as a decorating option. As more planet friendly options become available. It has become such a trend that many manufacturers are developing and marketing lines of products that are eco-friendly. Consumers are beginning to select planet fri...
home-and-garden - Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:13:40
40. Updating Cabinets to Update a Kitchen
As you are redesigning your kitchen, you can change the paint, the countertops and the dcor, but if your cabinets are old, worn and dated, then your whole kitchen will look that way. While many people are reluctant to update the look of their cabinets themselves, it is usually because they think ...
home-and-garden - Tue, 30 Mar 2010 06:01:40
41. A Garden Theme for a Growing Girls Bedroom
As your little girl grows up you may notice that one day her room simply does not fit her anymore. She is not quite a grown up, but she is certainly not a child any more, and here bedroom should reflect this progression of time. While she may still love some of her childhood toys, she is also beg...
home-and-garden - Tue, 30 Mar 2010 05:05:12
42. Contemporary Accessories Accents in a Modern Space
Known for its clean lines graphic shapes and bold patterns, contemporary design can be tricky to manage. Also known for subtle juxtapositions of colors and textures and a minimalist look throughout the space, a modern space needs to connect form and function yet remain open and uncluttered. Caref...
home-and-garden - Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:37:21
43. Foolproof Wallpaper Removal in 3 Easy Steps
Preparing the surface of your walls for new paint or wallpaper is challenging, and can be a lot of hard work. There are three easy steps to removing wallpaper that will help you get the task finished and out of the way in no time. Of course, you'll want to remove any wall art and your favorite ir...
home-and-garden - Tue, 23 Feb 2010 09:33:25
44. Changing the Shape and Size of your Room with Paint
Paint is one of the most popular ways to give a room a whole new look. In addition to adding a fresh splash of color, paint can also be used to visually change the shape and size of a room. You can use some tricks with color when painting to make a room seem larger or smaller, or change the way y...
home-and-garden - Thu, 18 Feb 2010 19:53:14
45. Remodeling a Basement into a Dining Room
If you'd like to have a dining room area in your home, but don't have one in your upstairs floor plan, why not consider building one in the basement. Basement areas have the advantage of being cool in the summer, which can be a nice feature in a dining room. The area is generally spacious, and ma...
home-and-garden - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:02:45
46. How to get High Design on a Low Budget
Just because you are decorating on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. With a little creativity, you can find ways to add decorative touches to your home that will only look expensive. By making the most of the decorating resources you already have, and spending wisely on what you ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 15 Feb 2010 19:27:47
47. When to Reface and When to Install New Cabinets
When remodeling or redesigning a kitchen, one of the more expensive additions can be new kitchen cabinets. Although there are many good reasons to install new cabinets, there are also situations where refacing the existing cabinets can be the best approach. When trying to make this decision, ther...
home-and-garden - Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:12:03
48. Perfectly Painted Walls: Professional Tips for the DIY Painter
When it's time to paint the walls in a room or the entire house, you want a great looking result to show for all your time and effort. Follow these tips to make your DIY job look professionally perfect. Photo used under Creative Commons from kodyb43.
home-and-garden - Wed, 27 Jan 2010 00:06:56
49. Improve your Floor Plan with Loft Space
A home with a loft space offers great potential for improving the overall floor plan of your home. While a loft is often a huge open space, it can be divided into separate spaces if this works better for your lifestyle and the design of your home. Photo used under Creative Commons from sometoast.
home-and-garden - Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:50:17
50. What you Need to Consider when Upgrading your Windows
Unlike purchasing home decor accents or candle wall sconces online, replacement windows are an expensive upgrade for a home, but one that is well worth it for improving aesthetics, energy efficiency and function. You won't have to shop long to realize that there are many options on the market and...
home-and-garden - Fri, 15 Jan 2010 22:05:59
51. How to Give your Kitchen a Custom Look with Molding
Molding is available in an infinite variety of styles, widths and designs and it can be used to add a custom look to your kitchen that is more affordable that many people realize. Whether you choose to embellish the face of your cabinets, bring in a little decorative trim, or add the beauty of cr...
home-and-garden - Fri, 15 Jan 2010 21:03:57
52. Decorating a Living Room: Making Magic with Mirrors
When people think of home decor wall art for the living room, they almost immediately think of paintings, framed art and metal art - almost anything but mirrors. Yet mirrors are highly versatile, functional and decorative and they are available in an almost unlimited array of styles and in every ...
home-and-garden - Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:34:07
53. Liven Up the Living Room with Southwestern Style
The vibrancy and textures of the American southwest are the perfect inspiration for a colorful inviting living room with rustic overtones and Native American influence. Let breathtaking desert sunsets, simple adobe architecture, and southwestern art and wall art sets come together to create a liv...
home-and-garden - Sun, 27 Dec 2009 15:37:12
54. Updating an Old Deck as a New Living Space
During the warm seasons of the year a deck can actually increase the usable square footage of your home. However, many homes have decks that are outdated and worn, and worse yet many decks are poorly designed and constructed. With a little attention, a little imagination and a little elbow grease...
home-and-garden - Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:05:30
55. 10 Decorating Ideas Using Candles and Candleholders
Candleholders are a functional element of any room design and bring with them a warm glow helping any room feel more friendly and inviting. The wide range of materials used in the production of candle holders and sconces make these home decor and wall accents among the most versatile decorative a...
home-and-garden - Fri, 04 Dec 2009 12:41:40
56. 10 Tips for Positive Potty Training
Potty training doesnt have to be a traumatic experience for your child or for you. Try these basic tips and strategies to make potty training positive, effective and successful. Photos used under Creative Commons from jaaronfarr.    
home-and-garden - Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:54:36
57. Storing Wine Correctly: 7 Secrets for Optimum Flavor
    Good wine is one of the great pleasures of life and life is too short to drink bad wine. But like people, seasons and circumstances, wine is in a continual state of change, and if it is improperly stored, flavor and freshness will be affected. Wine cant just be displayed in a wine rack and tr...
home-and-garden - Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:12:27
58. Why too much TV is Detrimental to Children
  No doubt, your children would rather watch TV than help you decide where to hang your newest mounted wine racks or modern wall decor. But too often kids are plunked down in front of the TV when parents are busy and they end up spending way too much time enraptured with favorite shows and cartoo...
home-and-garden - Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:45:17
59. Life Skills for Kids: Teaching Children How to Cook
Cooking is a life skill that leads to healthier living and greater self-confidence; teaching kids how to prepare and cook simple healthy foods will encourage them to participate in family meals, raise their self-esteem and teach them about nutrition.  As a bonus, youll find that kids are less pic...
home-and-garden - Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:36:24
60. Proactive Parenting: Stopping a Tantrum before it Starts
Children seem to throw tantrums at the worst possible time in the middle of a church service or a busy restaurant. One of the most challenging aspects in handling a tantrum for parents is that it is very difficult to calm a child in the throws of a behavioral meltdown. A better option is to head...
parenting-and-kids - Thu, 05 Nov 2009 18:35:08
61. Criteria for Selecting Wall Mounted Wall Racks
If you are a wine lover youve already realized that you cant just store your wine any old way. Wine needs to be stored sideways so that the cork stays in contact with the wine; this keeps the cork from drying out and maintains the freshness and flavor of the wine. While nearly any wine rack you s...
home-and-garden - Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:30:01
62. Decorating a Home with Country Style
Country is about renewal and retreat; a place away from the stresses of city life; a place of timeless romancticism where people are connected to the landscape and to each other. Country interiors reflect the colors of the country deep sundrenched yellows, verdant greens and earthy browns. They ...
home-and-garden - Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:33:42
63. Four Easy Steps: How to Carpet a Stairway
Carpeting a stairway is an easy Do-It-Yourself project that can be tackled on a weekend. Once your supplies are assembled, a few hours is all you will need to add some color and style to your bare stairway. Carpeting the stairway will add an element of safety to your home, making a slip less like...
home-and-garden - Mon, 05 Oct 2009 10:54:07
64. How to Shop for Discount Wall Art
You don't need to watch cable news 24/7 to understand that we are in the middle of an economic downturn. All the financial advice and doom-and-gloom reports that we continually hear are depressing and disheartening. It's enough to make you want to batten down the hatches and not spend one penny m...
home-and-garden - Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:25:43
65. Canvas Art: Presenting Modern Options in Childrens Decor
When decorating a child's room, parents traditionally opted for blue or pink. Those who were a little more adventurous may have chosen the primary palette of red, blue and yellow. And of course there has always been the ubiquitous choice of cartoon characters. But these old ways of decorating a c...
home-and-garden - Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:42:03
66. Modern Interiors: The Art of Accessorizing
Accessorizing a room of any style is an art and you, as the artist, get to make a personal style statement in the accessories that you choose and in the way that you arrange them. When it comes to contemporary interiors, the approach is the direct opposite of traditional design. Instead of layeri...
home-and-garden - Sat, 19 Sep 2009 10:28:41
67. Three Great Wall Art Options for Kitchens
Having a well-designed and well-equipped kitchen is a top priority for many homeowners. It is important to have reliable well-designed appliances that facilitate cooking, cleanup and food storage. After all, the kitchen is the main hub of family activity: It's where everyday meals are served, whe...
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:49:10
68. Contemporary Wall Art Clocks as Accents in the Contemporary Home
A hallmark of contemporary style is the merging of style with function. Any type of home furnishing - from a couch to an appliance or a piece of wall decor - needs to not only look great, it need to be ergonomically designed and simply functional. Performance and style should be as one, so it mak...
home-and-garden - Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:46:39
69. Balinese Wooden Wall Sculpture: The Exquisite Religious Art of an Endearing Culture
The island of Bali is under the jurisdiction of Indonesia and is world renowned for its breathtakingly magnificent beaches. Bali is also celebrated for its legendary wooden wall sculptures, which are among the most exquisite pieces of sculptural art in the world. Balinese wood decor is an express...
home-and-garden - Tue, 08 Sep 2009 09:23:52
70. Modern Wall Clocks: Instant Style for Contemporary Spaces
Often overlooked, a wall clock is an underused accent that can actually make a pronounced design statement. They have been used for decades in traditional settings, providing a comforting tick-tock in the library, hallway or dining room. But for those who prefer a bolder modern approach to interi...
home-and-garden - Thu, 03 Sep 2009 11:29:00
71. Tuscan Wall Decor: Authentic Accents for Every Room
Few decorative themes have remained as popular as Tuscan style. With its emphasis on interiors that are cozy, warm and inviting, it's no wonder that people wish to carry this ambiance throughout the entire home, from the kitchen to the public living spaces and even the private master bedroom suit...
home-and-garden - Wed, 02 Sep 2009 02:17:46
72. Metal Wall Sculptures: Choosing Perfect Accents for the Living Room
If you've grown tired of your living room decor, the problem may not be with the furniture, wall color or window treatments. It's possible that your wall art has gone 'flat'. Framed paintings and prints can be outstanding focal points in any living room, but they are one-dimensional and flat. Thi...
home-and-garden - Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:34:08
73. Apartment Living Create a Functional & Stylish Home Office
When working from home office in an apartment, space is at a premium. You need furniture and storage options that give you the most function in the least amount of space. And since it's not unlikely that your apartment office space is also part of your living space, you need an office that looks ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:17:07
74. Thrifty Decorating Tips: Add Style & Fragrance with Candles & Sconces
Candles are a thrifty way to add style, fragrance and ambiance to a room or home of any style. Pillar or votive candles clustered on platters, tapers in candlesticks and wall sconce candle holders are just the beginning. Any style or theme of decorating can be enhanced with sconces and candlehold...
hobbies-games-toys - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:14:16
75. Six Basic Guidelines to Hang Wall Art
To preserve and display your precious wall arts, it is important that you know how to hang them properly. There is no right or wrong way in hanging up wall art, however, following some supple guidelines may be able to help you create a more cohesive look. Photo used under Creative Commons from r...
hobbies-games-toys - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:11:15
76. A Playroom that is Fun, Fun, Fun!
Precisely by definition, a playroom is a place for fun: That means it should be a place full of stimulating color, it should be kid-friendly and it should be comfortable. Here are some tips on creating a playroom that you'll love almost as much as the kids! Photo used under Creative Commons from...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:08:16
77. A Princess Bedroom for Your Little Girl
While you may not have the financial means of a royal family, you can still let your little girl feel like a princess when it comes to the style and dcor of her bedroom. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to create a magical space where she loves to play, sleep and relax. Focus on thing...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:04:50
78. Creating the Perfect Nursery Room
Getting ready for a new baby is a joyous and exciting time. In addition to taking care of the mom-to-be, choosing names, and arranging for child care and changes at work, the couple needs to prepare a nursery room for the baby. Decorative choices can be made a little easier if you start with basi...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:55:39
79. Simple Cottage Interiors
The whole point of cottage living is embracing a simple but abundant lifestyle. A cottage may be a second home by the beach or in the mountains or countryside. Or it may be the home that a couple retires to after downsizing from the larger home where they raised a family. Or the cottage may simpl...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:46:56
80. Rustic Cabin Dcor: Mountain Majesty Style
When it comes to home decorating, it's all about pleasing yourself. What is your heart's desire? A cottage by the beach is one person's nirvana and a cozy campy cabin in the woods is another's. Cabin dcor brings an eclectic mix of color and influences to a home. From chunky rustic log walls, to c...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:39:34
81. Foyer Style: Enhance the Entry with Contemporary Wall Mirrors
You only have one chance to make a first impression, and for guests coming into your home, you foyer sets the mood and anticipation of what is to come beyond the entry. Make sure that your foyer is as decorative and fashionable as the rest of your home. By making it appear spacious, bright and st...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:35:01
82. The Benefits of Using Planters
Planters are common enough items used in any household. Planters come in different size, shapes and color. They even come in different materials. There are times though that the usage of planters is not appreciated. There are a lot of benefits in using planters in your home. Unknown to some, plan...
How-To & Education - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:28:11
83. Interior Decorating Trend Is An Enduring Classic: Wrought Iron Works in Every Room of the House
Wrought iron is a tough durable material that has been served humankind for centuries. Forged from molten iron and slag, it was initially used to create gratings, rivets and nails. As societies realized the strength and hard wearing nature of wrought iron, it came to be used as an essential mater...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:24:07
84. Interior Design: The Impact of Color
Nothing has more impact on an interior space than color. It is easy to use, versatile, emotional and manipulative. Color can make a room feel larger and spacious or cozy and intimate. Color can evoke a mood of restful serenity, fiery passion, graceful elegance or casual comfort. While walls are a...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:17:50
85. Modern Decorating: Contemporary Wall Clocks
While wall clocks have made a decorative statement since Victorian times, contemporary wall art clocks add a high-style modern day spin to this centuries-old tradition. More than just timepieces, the finishes, styles, shapes and decorative details of contemporary wall clocks are works of art that...
How-To & Education - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:12:18
86. How to Repair a Broken Ceramic Tile Floor
Ceramic tile floors are highly versatile and go with any type of decorative accents, from abstract canvas painting sets to modern art wall clocks. And while they are as durable as they are beautiful and versatile, they are not indestructible. The impact caused from a heavy object that is accident...
How-To & Education - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:07:44
87. Fireplace Decor: Mantel and Hearth Decorative Ideas
Any fireplace will automatically draw attention, but the beauty of the hearth and mantel can be greatly enhanced with dcor and accessories that link it to the style of the room. Try a few of these creative ideas to make the fireplace a stand-out focal point that goes beyond ordinary. Photo used ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:03:03
88. Kitchen Style: Creative Bird Theme Decor
Whether your decorative style leans toward cottage, modern, Asian-inspired, country or traditional, decorative themes featuring beautiful vibrant birds will add vibrant color and style to your kitchen. First define your style: Is your house classic farmhouse style, contemporary or casually cottag...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:58:17
89. Living Spaces: Create a Conversation Area
Furniture placement in a living space determines how that space is used and enjoyed. In a living room or other gathering area it's important to create an arrangement that invites conversation and interaction. A few design and decorating tips can help you create a stylish space that welcomes and e...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:54:31
90. Wine Wall Art: Creating Different Moods for the Dining Room
Wine wall art can be used in a dining room to create an graceful atmosphere focused on your favorite style of decorating. Use it to enhance a Tuscan inspired space centered on the abundance and bounty of the Italian countryside or choose a modern California vineyard theme. Here are some suggestio...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:50:42
91. Outdoor Decor: Accessorize with a Practical Outdoor Clock
In recent years, home owners have been expanding their living space to include the outdoor deck or patio. Whether you live in a climate that is warm all year, or just for part of the year, we love to spend time as much time as we can in our backyards or on our front porches enjoying nature and th...
home-and-garden - Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:45:09
92. Add Personality & Function to the Kitchen with Iron Wall Hangings
Everyone loves a comfortable welcoming kitchen: It's the perfect casual family gathering place for everyday meals or sharing a cup of coffee with a good neighbor. Style and color help to define a warm atmosphere, and iron wall hangings and wall accessories make it easy to create the looks you lov...
home-and-garden - Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:09:15
93. How to Choose Metal Wall Art Pieces to Accent Your Home
When it comes to decorating, one of the fastest and easiest changes you can make that will totally transform the personality of a room it to change the wall art. While paintings and framed prints will always have a place in any room, metal wall art brings an exciting new dimension to a room. Beca...
How-To & Education - Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:25:48
94. Using Iron Artworks to Create a Tuscan-style Interior
One of the most popular and enduring interior design styles is the rustic, yet warm and inviting Tuscan style. The style is modeled after the sun drenched rolling countryside of the Tuscan province in the Northwestern portion of Italy. It seeks to capture the remarkable beauty of the province; th...
home-and-garden - Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:23:30
95. Decorative Metal Art: Creating and Accenting Modern Industrial Style
In terms of home decorating, "Industrial' refers to a design style that found its origins in the "Late Modernism" and "Structural Expressionism" of the 1970's. The style is characterized by simple unembellished architecture, furniture, fixtures and accessories, with metal being, by far, the mater...
home-and-garden - Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:00:56
96. Bring Home a Taste of the Tropics with Tropical Wall Art
An escape to an island paradise is high on the list when it comes to the pursuit of a perfect vacation. Carefree days lounging on the beach - a tropical drink in hand - with palm trees swaying in the breeze, is just about heaven on earth for many people. Add the allure of duty-free shopping and t...
home-and-garden - Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:19:40
97. Contemporary Abstract Paintings: Wall Art for the Modern Home
Contemporary or modern style in home decor is growing in popularity. In the past, people shied away from modern style because they considered the look too cold and austere for a home environment. But today's modern looks are focused more on comfortable furnishings, clean simple designs, and bold ...
home-and-garden - Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:06:02
98. Childs Bedroom Decor: Make a Style Statement with Wall Decor
Year's ago decorating a child's room was as simple as picking blue for boys or pink for girls, or using the most popular cartoon character bedding and accessories. The problem with this approach is that it is predictable and becomes pass very quickly. Today's parents are looking for more flexible...
hobbies-games-toys - Mon, 10 Aug 2009 20:05:01
99. Define and Expand your Options with Room Dividers
Paneled room dividers come in many different styles and materials, from wrought iron to murals painted on wood. While they may be an ideal solution in many situations, you can create room dividers out of freestanding cabinets and shelf units that will not only define a space and make it more usef...
hobbies-games-toys - Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:59:41
100. Bedroom Theme for Little Boys: Go Fish!
If your little boy loves fishing, incorporate his favorite hobby when decorating his bedroom. Wall art and wall decor, fishing equipment, aquariums, bedding and creative decorating techniques let you create a little boy's dream room that revolves around fish. Go with whimsical and vibrant accents...
home-and-garden - Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:36:09
101. Crafty Decor: Creative Table Centerpieces for Every Holiday & Season
From Christmas to the Fourth of July and Halloween, a seasonal holiday table centerpiece brings a festive touch to your home that reflects your personality and sense of style. While it's easy to pick up a centerpiece at a flower shop or craft store, creating your own centerpieces allows you to cr...
home-and-garden - Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:39:40
102. Bedroom Decor: Add Style and Elegance with Crystals
The brilliance and exclusive prism refractions created by crystals are captured and reflected in decorative accessories that will add radiance to your bedroom dcor. Crystal-encrusted framed mirrors, lamps and lighting fixtures, accessories, wall decor, wall sculpture and freestanding sculpture ma...
How-To & Education - Thu, 09 Jul 2009 06:12:51
103. Bathroom Style Ideas
While the main intent of a bathroom is its necessity and function, it doesn't have to be short on style. Whether it is part of your master suite, or tiny powder room that is used by guests, there is no reason to overlook the importance of style. Because a bathroom is typically smaller than many o...
home-and-garden - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 05:05:31
104. The Influence of the Greeks in Wall Vases
Vases have been a part of the decorating industry for centuries. However, it did not start out that way. Before, vases were used as a household item holding wines and water. Now, vases are used as decorative pieces bringing certain elegance to any space. There are different styles, size, shapes ...
How-To & Education - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 05:00:40
105. Bathe your Master Suite with Romance
The master suite is the most intimate expression of your personal style. Bathe your bedroom in the luminous glow of romantic candlelight that soothes and delights the senses. The flickering rise and fall of candlelight enhances the mood and relaxes the mind and is as timeless as romance itself. H...
home-and-garden - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:59:45
106. Dress Up Your Little Girls Bedroom Fun & Thrifty Decorating Tips
All little girls want a fun and colorful bedroom that makes them feel special. While you may long to give your little princess the bedroom of her dreams, you have to be realistic in terms of cost. With easy do-it-yourself updates like fresh paint and appliqus, affordable bedding and accessories, ...
home-and-garden - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:57:46
107. Five Types of Wood Wall Art
There are different types of wooden wall art aside from the usual wood wall sculptures. Some may even be in homes or office without the home owners knowing that they are wood wall art. This occurrence is not uncommon and most of the time people tend to not appreciate the beauty of a wall art made...
home-and-garden - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:55:40
108. A Guide to Choosing Window Blinds & Shades
Years ago, window blinds and shades were limited to one color choice - white - and your only decorative option was to go with metal blinds or vinyl roll up shades. Today there are more choices than ever: Colors range from rich natural woods, bamboo and natural woven grasses made from renewable re...
hobbies-games-toys - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:52:18
109. Bored with Your Decor? Budget-Friendly Changes that are Quick & Easy
Some people are restless souls; they like change in their lives and they easily tire of the same old surroundings. While it might be fun to shop for a room or house full of new furniture, that's not an affordable option for most people. However there are ways to bring renewed drama and excitement...
How-To & Education - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:50:29
110. Mirrors: The One Accessory that Adds both Style and Space
When we think of decorative accessories, we often think first of framed paintings and photographs for the walls, or items that can stand on table tops or the floor, such as vases and urns, lamps, candles and collectibles. While all of these items have style and decorative appeal, only one kind of...
home-and-garden - Tue, 07 Jul 2009 04:45:35
111. Expanding Your Decorative Options with Mirrors
When choosing decorative options for your home, don't overlook the power of mirrors for bringing light, spaciousness and extraordinary impact to a room. Styles range from sleek and fashionably modern to traditional wood and metal frames, to ornate gilded frames, vintage antiques and more. Here ar...
home-and-garden - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 06:27:51
112. Home Decorating: The Warm Nostalgia of a Nautical Theme
It is human nature to be drawn to the edge of sea, the eternal ebb and flow of the tides, the relentless pounding of the foaming surf and the eternal beauty of a rising or setting sun where sea meets sky. Seaside villages with picturesque lighthouses, busting harbors and screeching gulls pull at ...
How-To & Education - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 06:24:10
113. How the Greek Red Figures Were Born
The Greeks art and culture have been influencing a lot of art forms in today's culture. Their designs and style never seem to fade. The Greek influence can be seen in almost any art form from paintings to contemporary wall decors. Vases, including wall vase, has been one of the Greeks many contr...
How-To & Education - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 06:20:52
114. From Drudgery to Decorative: Fun & Easy Tips for the Laundry Room
While we can't get away from the fact that laundry has to be done every few days, it is possible to make this chore a little more pleasant by bringing some color and decorative fun to the laundry room. Some easy and affordable decorative changes and organizational tips can keep your laundry room ...
home-and-garden - Mon, 06 Jul 2009 06:12:00
115. How to Repair Brick Walls with Tuck Pointing
While brick is one of the most durable building materials available, it's not maintenance free. Mortar that holds the bricks together can become worn away over years from exposure to weather conditions. Tuck pointing is a method that is used to restore the mortar, and in some cases, it can be don...
How-To & Education - Fri, 03 Jul 2009 16:12:32
116. Wall Vases and Planters Transform Your Four-Season Room Into a Well Decorated Extension of ...
You can turn an ordinary four-season room into a well decorated extension of the home with a few floral touches and high-quality metal art. With the addition of wall vases you can add three-dimensional design and unmatched interest and appeal to otherwise ordinary walls.
hobbies-games-toys - Wed, 01 Jul 2009 17:11:17
117. Interior Paint: Choosing the Right Paint for the Job
If your home is looking dingy or is in need of an update, a thrifty and easy way to renew the dcor is with a fresh coat of paint. It's one of the least expensive updates, but it can have a major impact on the appearance and character of your home. While color is a major consideration, there are s...
hobbies-games-toys - Tue, 30 Jun 2009 18:34:00
118. Add Style and Storage to a Small Bathroom
A small bathroom can present a variety of storage dilemmas. Everyday bathroom necessities, such as towels, toiletries, and cosmetics, can quickly turn a small bathroom into a cluttered dysfunctional space that feels cramped and inefficient. Using the room can be a frustrating and time-consuming c...
home-and-garden - Mon, 29 Jun 2009 04:47:41
119. Easy Kitchen Makeovers: Let a Small Kitchen Live Large
It seems like everyone and everything always ends up in the kitchen. Countertops and cabinet space can become overrun with items that make a small kitchen seem tiny and inefficient. Here are some tips to make your kitchen more efficient and spacious without investing a lot of money or doing a com...
How-To & Education - Wed, 24 Jun 2009 06:33:27
120. Refresh a Bathroom without Spending a Fortune
Any real estate agent will tell you that there are two rooms in the home which can make or break a sale: The kitchen and the bath. These are the rooms where buyers expect to find up-to-date fixtures and cabinetry, in surroundings that are clean, spacious and uncluttered. Adding value and appeal t...
home-and-garden - Wed, 17 Jun 2009 00:53:56
121. Choosing Cabinets to Suit a Workspace
If you are designing a work space, the ideal cabinets for your workspace depend on the work you plan to do and how you need the cabinets to function. A work space might be an area to work on arts and crafts, sewing, painting or other hobbies, or it might be a handyman's haven where he can organiz...
home-and-garden - Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:02:03

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