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Ideas For Updating Your Guest Room

11 Sep

GuestRoom1Make your guests feel at home


Some guest rooms seem like an afterthought, with a mishmash of furniture and linens

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 A well-planned guest room makes your guests feel welcome.

and a closetful of stuff, while others are carefully planned to help visitors feel pampered and comfortable.

Think your guest room could use some TLC? Don’t worry, it’s easy to make a guest room more inviting, and it doesn’t have to do with the size of the room or the cost of the elements in it. It’s much more about the details you include to add comfort and function.

 

Where to get started

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 A bench at the foot of the bed doubles as seating and a place to put bags.

First and foremost, clear some of your stuff from the closet, so guests can hang their clothes and store their shoes out of sight. Also clean out at least a couple of drawers from a dresser for visitors to stow their socks and t-shirts.

Think about where people can put their suitcases or sit to put on shoes and socks. A bench at the foot of the bed is perfect.

If there’s enough space in your guest room, set up a sitting area with a cozy chair or two, good lighting, and a small table.

How to add comfort and function


Other elements to consider are:
– A high-quality mattress and good bed linens

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 For a bit of luxury, add pillows with different firmness levels.


– Pillows with various stuffing materials and a couple of firmness levels
– Several blankets or throws, so guests can adjust to their own heat level
– A ceiling fan and/or space heater as needed
– Window fashions that provide privacy and block out the morning light
– Side tables or nightstands on both sides of the bed, with good lighting for reading

Upgrade your guest room this season, and you’ll be ready to host your holiday visitors in style.

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Decorating With Cream Colored Accents

21 Aug

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The Color Cream

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The color buttercream lets your accent colors shine.

Call this color what you like – buttercream, whipped honey, straw, pearl, or linen – it’s a flexible shade for home decorating that’s bright and sunny, creating warmth in a room.

Like other neutrals, buttercream lets accent colors shine and makes your artwork pop. But it’s warmer and more inviting than pure white or barely off-white. Buttercream has many subtle versions. True buttercream has a yellow undertone; other versions have touches of pink, grey or peach.

A Flexible, Relaxing Neutral

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This versatile neutral goes with both warm and cool colors, pastels and bold tones. It also pairs perfectly with black, white, gray and various tones of brown, especially dark wood furniture, flooring and cabinets.

Buttercream is a soft shade that makes you feel relaxed and serene, and it won’t go out of style. It shines in most any room of the house and can go casual or formal, traditional or contemporary. In a bedroom, home office or library, you can even go with a slightly deeper shade of cream to create a cozy feel.

Where to use Buttercream

Consider the color cream for:

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Cream colored accent pillows add warmth to gray and blue hues.


– Paint
– Carpeting and rugs
– Stone surfaces
– Upholstery fabrics and pillows
– Window fashions
– Cabinets and counter tops
– Bedding
– Table and bath linens

Add buttercream this season to your decorating plans. It’s a delicious color for heightening your home décor.

 

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Decorating with Stone

7 Aug

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An age-old material

From the earliest history of mankind, homes have been built using stone for walls and stone2floors. Stone adds texture, quality, weight and long-term value to the look of a home.

Stone choices are almost unlimited, and each comes in oh-so-many colors, textures and natural patterns. Choices include marble, granite, onyx, travertine, slate, sandstone, and limestone.

Most types of stone can be finished to be smooth and polished, rough and unpolished, or even fire-finished for a rustic look.

Where to add stone 


Because stone carries weight and is bold, it often becomes the focal point of a room, Stone3adding drama, substance and interest.

So many surfaces lend themselves to stone including:
– Fireplaces, surrounds and mantles
– Walls and floors
– Coffee tables and dining tables
– Counter tops and backsplashes
– Showers and tub surrounds
– Sinks

Work with an expert


Stone4It’s important to work with an expert to select the stone that looks perfect in your house and that works for the functions you need. Some types of stone are more durable than others or can be treated for heavy use.

Often, depending where you live, you can even go to a stone yard to select the stone to be used in your rooms.

Consider adding stone to your home – it can give your house a sense of nature and permanence.

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Decorating With Bookshelves

12 Jun

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Exhibit your treasures and reduce clutter

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Bookshelves add beauty and function

A beautiful set of bookshelves is about so more than just books! Bookshelves are a design element that is both functional and decorative. They solve some of your storage issues and, at the same time, help you display decorative items, such as statuary, vases, flower arrangements, clocks, plants, photos and yes, even books!

Bookshelves are not just for a home office or library; instead, they can add function and interest to almost any room of the house, from foyer to kitchen to bedroom and more.

How to find the perfect bookshelves

Shelves come in almost any style, material, shape and color; some are closed in and

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Industrial bookshelves add a bit of grit to your room.others are open style. Bookshelves can be built-in, customized to your space, or they can be purchased as-is and set in place.


Different styles will have a different impact on your décor:
– A vintage bookshelf can add a bit of history to your room
– Industrial bookshelves add grit and an avant-garde vibe
– A French boulangerie display shelf creates a European feel
– Totally modern neutral bookshelves blend into the background of your decorating style

Consider your budget, style preferences, and the shelf location when making your selection.

Tips for arranging your shelves

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A library with built-in shelves. Arrange your books by color for added interest.

Consider these ideas to optimize the impact of your bookshelves:
– For a new take on arranging books, lay books horizontally or organize your books by color
– Install bookshelves along a stairway or around windows or a door
– If your bookshelves have a closed back, paint the back a contrasting color
– Don’t pack your shelves too tightly; leaving space empty creates a cleaner look
– Use a bookshelf as a room divider, either at waist height or full height

Bookshelves5– Don’t forget about bookends; some are interesting and fun

Add appeal to the display of your prized possessions and clear up the clutter with a beautiful set of bookshelves.

 

 

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Decorating With Greige

10 Apr

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Greige – a new and different neutral

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The greige arm chair, window treatments and rug add warmth to this home office.trending neutral in interior design.

Can’t decide between gray and beige? Maybe you don’t have to, now that greige is the trending neutral in interior design.

Greige is really hard to describe because it’s so similar to some shades of gray and to some shades of beige. It’s really an in-between color, so it’s hard to define where greige begins and ends on the neutral color continuum. Even the name greige is a combination of the words grey and beige! It’s pronounced like beige but with a “gr” sound at the beginning.

Greige ties your color scheme together

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In this bedroom, the greige colored window treatments allow the blue and yellow accents to pop.

One thing is certain. Greige is a pleasing and flexible neutral for home design elements that goes with most any palette. The color extends from quite dark tones, almost charcoal in look, to the lightest taupe hues and from cooler to warmer shades, depending on the ratio of gray to beige in the mix.

Greige ties together other neutrals, such as white, cream, tan, black and grey tones. This fabulous color also plays well with splashes of both bold and subtle hues, allowing other colors to pop. Because of its soft, neutral tone, greige brings disparate colors into a harmonious whole.

Where to use greige

 

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Greige pairs well with other neutrals such as white and gray.

This soothing color works well in just about every room and for almost any surface, including:

– Soft upholstery fabrics and rugs
– Hard flooring surfaces, like tile and stone
– Counter surfaces, including granite, quartz, marble and laminate
– Wall surfaces, such as paint and wall coverings
– Bed and table linens

Add versatile greige to your color palette this season!

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Side Tables

3 Apr

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Focus on your side tables


A side table – also called an end table or accent table – is different than a coffee table,

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A side table with an unusually shaped metal base adds interest.

which tends to be in front of your sofa and easy chairs. Because side tables sit alongside chairs or sofas, or against a wall, they’re often overlooked in planning your décor, yet they’re the perfect place to add an unusual or dramatic piece.

A side table can be an attention getter, without making such a big statement that it totally defines your space.

 

Attention-Getting Pieces


When shopping for an attention-getting side table, think:SideTables3
– Asian painted pieces
– Turkish or Moroccan inlaid wood tables
– Recycled wood pieces
– Metallic pieces in a matte, shiny or distressed finish
– Clear bold lucite tables

Or you can transform an existing side table by painting it a dramatic color, refinishing it with a faux finish or topping it with a beautiful piece of glass, marble, granite or mirror. Just make sure the design is in scale with your existing furnishings and complements your décor.

What to display


Side tables are perfect for displaying decorative objects, but don’t add too many objects

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A side table is the perfect place to display books and interesting objects.

or you’ll create clutter. Think about displaying items such as:
– A small sculpture or object
– Books
– A floral arrangement or plant
– A vase
– A lamp
– A photograph of family, friends or a favorite destination
– Candles
– A clock

Take a look at your living room or great room from a different angle, and focus on side tables this season.

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Deep Blue Accents

20 Mar

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Create a feeling of positivity

Deep blue, similar to the color of the night sky or a beautiful sea, suggests a mood of

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calm and harmony. This beautiful color comes with several names and nuances, including: Cobalt, Royal Blue, Navy, Indigo, Lapis, Mediterranean Blue and Midnight Blue.

Deep blue complements almost any design plan, from the most modern look to Asian décor to traditional and Victorian styles.

Consider these color combinations

Deep blue works as a beautiful accent with neutrals such as grey, ivory, white and beige, Deep Blue Accents3and it even pairs well with lighter shades of blue. On the cool side of the color spectrum, deep blue is beautiful when combined with periwinkle, lavender and pink.

Deep blue can also help to bring attention to other colors in a room, especially complementary warm hues, such as copper, rust, tangerine, lemon, and ochre.

Where to use deep blue accents

Consider using a deep blue tone in the following ways: Deep Blue Accents4
– In striped, plaid or gingham patterns
– For a dramatic accent wall in your powder room or foyer
– Paired with soft and gauzy white fabrics for a summer décor
– To create a nautical or beachy theme
– To build an Asian look with ceramic stools, lamps and vases
– To invent a Moroccan style with patterned tile, fabrics and rugs

Create peacefulness in your interior plan this year by adding a touch of deep blue.

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Decorating with Stripes

13 Mar

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Stripes are versatile

Adding stripes to your décor is the perfect finishing touch – very similar to adding Stripes2beautiful ribbons to your gift packages! Stripes complete and dress up almost any decorating plan.

Stripes are a versatile design element and go well with most any décor, including contemporary, traditional, Victorian, transitional, shabby chic and mid-century. It all depends on the striped elements you select and how you use them.

Stripes add order to a room

Stripes3Stripes can liven a room and make it look crisp and organized. Traditional vertical stripes make a room appear taller, while horizontal stripes can make a room appear larger. If you’re bold, you can even go diagonal!

Stripes can be wide or narrow – or not the same width throughout. They can have clean edges or be jagged and funky. Stripes can even be made out of various objects, such as small flowers or geometric shapes. Straight-edged stripes are a good place to start if you’re afraid of the busyness of patterns.

Where to use stripes

If you’re nervous about adding any patterns to your décor, gain confidence by starting Stripes4small with stripes: Add elements such as striped bed linens, throw pillows, lampshades, vases or rugs.

If you feel bolder, think about trying stripes in upholstery furniture, wall coverings, carpeting, window treatments and more.

Create a new pattern in your life this season by adding stripes to your home décor.

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Add The Color Of Happiness To Your Home

27 Feb
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Pink connotes romance, so it’s perfect to add this shade during Valentine’s Day month. It’s also an excellent choice year round, because pink has been called the color of DecorateWithPink2happiness.

Traditionally, pink is a frilly and girly color, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on the hues you select, it can be modern, sophisticated and luxurious.

You can create most any mood depending on which shade of pink you select, including these delicious hues: watermelon, pink grapefruit, shrimp, strawberry, bubble gum, cotton candy and raspberry.

 

DecorateWithPink3The more vibrant shades of pink add energy and excitement to your décor, while softer shades create a feeling of calm and tranquility.
Pink and green are almost opposites on the color wheel, which is why pink looks fabulous with many green hues including tasty mint, dusty sage, brilliant emerald, zesty lime, and even acid green.

Pink also works well with white, grey, black, gold, silver, brown and red, based on the shade of pink you select.

Are you nervous about making a big investment in pink? In small amounts, think about DecorateWithPink4adding pink for:
– Bed linens
– Throw blankets and pillows
– Accessories like candles, artwork, flowers and lamps
– Slipcovers
– Small rugs
– A painted accent wall

Move your decorating plan into the pink by adding this versatile color!

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Transform Your Home With Texture

13 Feb

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Adding Texture2The look of your interior design is mostly about the sense of sight, maximizing the visual beauty of your home. But adding texture to the equation brings in the sense of touch.
Having a variety of textures in a room adds interest and emotion, provides balance, and may enhance your physical comfort for sitting and lounging.
A room without much texture can be quietly beautiful, communicating sleekness and calm, but it can also become a bit monotonous.

Texture adds a tactile sense to your interior design and wakes up the room. Soft and silky finishes can relax your senses, while rougher textures will energize you. Adding Texture3

Think of these contrasts when selecting finishes for a room:

  • Thick and thin
  • Soft and hard
  • Bumpy and smooth
  • Silky and rough
  • Flexible and stiff

 

Ideas for adding texture are:

  • A natural contoured edge for a wood table or counter top
  • Textured woven wood shades
  • Natural furniture made of rattan or wickerAdding Texture4
  • Rugged fabrics such as tweed, tapestry and some wools
  • Ridges or embossed patterns in wall coverings
  • Distressed or faux paint and stain finishes
  • Knotty or unfinished wood
  • Shaggy or contoured carpeting and rugs
  • Tufted upholstery or even ruffles
  • Rough finishes on stone floors or backsplashes
Add tactile texture to your interior plan! It will transform the feeling of your home.

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