5 Ways to Brighten a Room with Little Natural Light

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If you are living in a home with little natural light, you are probably looking for ways to brighten a room or two, short of putting in bigger windows. Well, we have 5 ideas that can help you to maximize the natural lighting you do have to brighten a room, or all your rooms! 1….

The Color Green is an Ideal Wall Color

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One of the most prevalent colors on our planet, green offers a wide variety of hues, making it ideal for walls. It is a secondary color, meaning it is created through the blending of two of the primaries; in this case blue and yellow. So, greens with more yellow are going to be the olives,…

The Color Orange Works Best in Small Amounts

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If you want to use the color orange in your home, you need to understand all of its nuances. Orange can range from a subtle off-white to apricot, bittersweet to brown. It is a secondary color in the spectrum being created through the mixture of red and yellow. What this means is that whether it…

Add Beams to your Ceilings for Instant Charm

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Looking for some instant charm? Well, the addition of beams to your ceilings will give your home great architectural detail and almost a sense of history!  Try turning an ordinary ceiling in your family or living room to extra-ordinary with the addition of faux beams.  This project isn’t for the timid; it requires some work, skill and…

Dress Up a Plain Fireplace by Adding a Mantel

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Most fireplaces have mantels, but if yours doesn’t, never fear, with a few tools and a few boards, you can have that mantel you’re dreaming about! A roaring fire can help tame the fiercest winter weather, but not all fireplaces are created equally in a decorating sense. Without a mantel,a fireplace seems somehow incomplete nonetheless, many…

Create This Cottage Style Picket Fence Headboard

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Whether it’s cottage style, or simply a garden theme, this picket fence headboard will be a lovely focal point in any bedroom. Garden romance is so appropriate for a cottage-style bedroom, but this one works beautifully in a young girl’s room too.  Combine it with a picket fence painted around the room, add a floral bedspread…

How to Paint a Faux Tile Backsplash

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Tile can be expensive, but paint is easily affordable and using it you can create a fantastic backsplash that most will think is really tile!  Nothing can give your kitchen cabinets more pizzazz than a beautiful tile backsplash.  It adds color, depth and a totally customized look.  However, ceramic and glass tiles can be expensive and quite…

Adding Stone to Your Home’s Exterior

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The addition of stone to the exterior of your home will really amp up it’s curb appeal! Many homes today enjoy increased curb appeal and high perceived value because of the addition of stone. As with any type of building material, with stone, you have choices. The main decision to be made is the choice…

One Day Back Splash Tiling Project for Your Kitchen

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It only takes a day to complete but it will add some style to your kitchen as long as you keep it! Looking around my kitchen, I noticed that our backsplash was a little boring; it was just a basic Formica backsplash that matches the countertop.  Well, like most folks, I didn’t have it in…

Learn the Ins and Outs of Home Lighting

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If you don’t know the three different types of lighting that you need in every room of your home, then you need to check out this article! Lighting is the last step in getting your room to function well for you before all the decorating begins.  It should be selected for the functions of a…

How To Decorate Step 7: Lighting

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The lighting you choose can make or break a room because it adds function to spaces as well as ambiance that can’t be created any other way. Lighting is the last step in getting your room to function well for you before all the decorating begins.  It should be selected for the functions of a…

Alternative Lighting – No Ordinary Table Lamp

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These lighting alternatives aren’t necessarily for functional needs, they are ways to bring light to your home that add ambiance, interest, or intrigue. What do you suppose alternative lighting means?  Well, it’s just a fun umbrella term for anything other than an ordinary table or floor lamp – even chandelier or ceiling fixture.  Alternative lighting…