It’s down there. Lurking in the dark, waiting for you. It’s damp and drafty. Sometimes strange noises find their way out of it and up the stairs. “Help me,” it cries out. “It’s lonely down here!”
Having a baby is one of the most exciting and life-altering experiences a person can go through. But for a homeowner, it presents a whole new set of challenges. Some parents-to-be know precisely what they want their nursery to look like and tackle nesting with the efficiency and style of pros. Others, like the majority of us, don’t have a clue where to begin.
Although you probably keep your home very clean, the chances are good that your kitchen is the cleanest room in your home – for obvious reasons. However, the design of some kitchens, including the colors that have been used, can give the kitchen a less clean or less fresh feeling. This can even have an effect on the taste of the food that is served in that kitchen.
If you’re in the market for new area rugs for your home, there’s a lot to consider. It seems simple to just go out and buy some, but you may come home perplexed without having purchased anything. With so many styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, picking the one that’s right for your home may feel a little overwhelming.
You recycle, you drive a car with great gas mileage (or maybe even a hybrid), and you do your part to support the Fair Trade movement. Now you can even make your home eco-friendly from the ground up with a rug made from sustainable materials. Here’s how to find one to fit the environment you live in.
What’s your bedroom personality?
In the mood to redesign your bedroom? Don’t know where to start? Why not start with yourself. Forget trends and what that TV channel that’s all about “design” says you should do. Ask yourself what you want.
What sort of style would your personality choose if it could? Here are a few ways to find out.
What does black and white make you think of? Zebras? Crossword puzzles? Referees? Piano keys? Maybe even a chess board?
If it makes you think of a great design plan for any room in your home, then you’ve come to the right place. Just like the film in an old movie, black and white is a classic home décor scheme that’s guaranteed not to look dated and doesn’t take a design pro to do right. You just need a little imagination and a willingness to walk on the wild side.
It happens to the best of us. We move into our homes with the intention of having the coziest bedroom around, but before long it just becomes another place where we work, study, eat, or veg out in front of the TV. While there are certain pros to many of these things, wouldn’t it be nice to have a bedroom that felt like a retreat?
Here are a few tips for taking back your bedroom, even if you’re on a budget.
What’s your living room’s dirtiest secret? You know what I’m talking about. It’s that thing that makes your living room feel less than perfect, and you’re sure – completely sure – that every one of your guests notices it the moment he or she walks in. It’s that one thing that keeps you from inviting friends over at the last minute. That makes your palms sweat when the in-laws want to come over.
Big rooms and open floor plans are often a great selling point for realtors and rental agents. “Think of what you could do with this room,” they’ll tell you. But once you move in, it’s easy to get stuck thinking, “What am I going to do with all this space?” Without a way to define the purpose of each area of the room, furniture can seem placed haphazardly and guests will feel swallowed up by the room’s size.