Creating Simple, Custom Draperies

There are basic design elements that go into selecting custom drapery or custom window treatments. The first step is to decide what type of window treatments you want to install in the room. There are many choices for window hardware that are made to compliment specific types of window treatments. Install the hardware before you measure for custom draperies.  The windows shown in the image above are gorgeous but they could look even better with … [Read more...]

Improving Your Home With Outdoor Furniture

When we think about improving our homes, we often rush straight for the interior décor magazines. We forget that the whole point of improving our homes is to improve our lives. One way of improving our lives is spending time outdoors. According to a research paper by the Stanford University, spending time outdoors can go a long way in improving health and function of the body. You were probably encouraged by your parents to spend a lot of time … [Read more...]

Time For Bedroom Curtains

We renovated a few areas in our house over the last few months.  Our stair railing was unstable, so we replaced that and we also replaced a few of our windows last month.  They were original from where our home was built in 1995 and many of them were foggy inside the double pane glass. The majority of our windows were also allowing huge drafts to come into our home.  During the winter months we ran space heaters throughout our home to cut down on … [Read more...]

Easter: Great Time For Flower Arrangements

Easter is soon approaching and I can't wait to get my Easter decorations up throughout our house.  We've had a crew of workers in our home for awhile and there is sawdust everywhere!  Hopefully they will be finished with the stair rails soon so we can get the mess cleaned up and our Easter decorations displayed throughout our home. Photo Credit: The kids look forward to pulling out the … [Read more...]

Simple Tricks Make Small Rooms Look Bigger

In large cities where space is at a premium, many people have to settle for homes and apartments that are smaller than what they had hoped for.  Even in a large and spacious house, one particular room may not be as large as the owner would like.  However, smaller living spaces have a lot of charm, and they offer the added benefit of giving you less to clean and keep up.  In addition, there are a number of simple steps you can take to make even … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 5 Creative Ways to Hang Your Frames

Framed prints have a way of making your house feel like a home. When you see your framed picture hanging on the wall, it can instill a sense of pride in both your home and your family.  There are many ways to accent your walls with framed portraits, and below are five ways to display your frames. 1. A large center framed picture can be a focal point of the room, and smaller prints on either side can give an added dimension. For example, a … [Read more...]