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Start with a theme and think outside of the box.Avoid room themes that are based on your child's favorite character or television show because it will be difficult to design the room without having to purchase a lot of overpriced and unattractive room dcor created to market specifically for kid
What can we do to increase available space in our apartments? In this article, we will talk about how to make your space bigger -- without moving to a new flat!
You can make your own desk organizers from some unlikely materials. Who would have thought that last night's soup can, your morning cereal box or that tuna can from preparing your lunch would take a new form on your desk to help you get organized? You can make desk organizers from many household ite
Perhaps the greatest danger when one starts to practice decoration, is that of carrying things to excess. Restraint is necessary in all forms of art and is evident in knowing when a work is finished and it is time to stop adding more features. It is the lack of this quality that has produced the dec
A plethora of mattress toppers flood the market, and deciding which one to purchase can seem like a daunting task. Memory foam, egg crate pads and down-filled toppers are just a few of the choices. However, if you compare several mattress-top characteristics, you can narrow down your search and sele
The entrance door is among the first things people notice about your home. Updating the door modernizes the look of your home and can improve the security of the home, too. The project involves removing the old door and placing the new door in the opening. Do-it-yourselfers with adequate carpentry s
If you're trying to find "The Look" for your business or office, the chances are that you've already discovered how difficult it can be to integrate design features. Colour, tones, and textures are the big issues, particularly when you're dealing with spaces where blinds are
A wallpaper border adds definition and design to a room's perimeter. Though wallpaper may have been a thing of the past, modern designs are making a comeback in the wallpaper industry. A variety of colors and designs are commonly seen in kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms. You can often purcha
A simple square of lace can add Mediterranean style to any window in your home.window and lace image by JLycke from Fotolia.comMediterranean-style window treatments add light and movement to any room. These simple window treatments are common to homes on the north side of the...
Home improvement stores offer kits that make book shelves, both plain and elaborate. While these kits have everything you need in one convenient box, you cannot pick your own design and the price may be higher than you want to pay. Create your own kit for a simple book shelf by purchasing all of the
Cottage-style decorating has one consistent design fundamental -- to create a casual and informal home environment. That design fundamental also applies in decorating a cottage in a modern style. What distinguishes a "modern" cottage is how you converge and adapt traditional cottage styles with what
Bookcases are a versatile decorating tool. Primarily designed to store books, bookcases also create the perfect environment for collectibles, whimsical finds and family mementos. A well-dressed bookcase doesn't have to be purchased new. You can find bookcases in basements, attics and yard sales. A f
Touching up any paint chips and scratches around your home is a good way to keep the walls and trims looking healthy and colorful. Even if you're just painting over some stains and smudges, knowing the tricks of the trade helps make your life much easier and your job much quicker.
Cinder blocks might not be the first material that comes to mind when you think about making your own outdoor sofa, but they can be used to make a quirky piece of furniture. These blocks, readily available cheaply from your local home store, are heavy so be careful if you're using them on a raised p
Details, details, details... it's amazing how the smallest elements in our home can often times make the biggest impact. If you've recently become bored with certain areas in your home, don't start planning for a big home remodel just yet. Small changes can completely change the look