Category Archives: DECORATING & IDEAS

Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly – Here are some simple, inexpensive tips to make your home more eco-friendly. Creating a green home and lifestyle starts with making eco home improvements. Many are affordable, basic, and definitely good for the environment.

1. Use green power. Check to see if your state has green power alternatives available. Call your state or local government office or check it out on the web.

2. Shopping bags. Instead of choosing paper or plastic, bring your own bag instead. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to find. You can buy them online or even at some local stores. Most are made of recycled materials and save trees as well as prevent plastic from ending up in landfills.


Wide Open Living Spaces

Wide Open Living Spaces

Wide Open Living Spaces – In the 80’s a ‘new’ concept of homes became popular. Gone were the square parlors, traditional living rooms, separate dining rooms, isolated kitchens, enclosed family rooms and square bedrooms with small closets! It’s all about open spaces now. That’s great! Now what?

Open spaces deliver challenges and opportunities simultaneously. Here you are, moved into this new and better home that is open from the front door to the kitchen! What to do? On the up side, you can choose your dining area. Get creative and see what area feels like a relaxing space; one that has the best view and some access to the delivery of the food will create an easy flow and feel natural.

How To Paint A Small Room?

How To Paint A Small Room?

How To Paint A Small Room? Before you start painting you need to decide whether you intend your new decorating job to reflect the focal point of your room or whether you prefer it to be a background that brightens up your walls but allows your focus to be caught by pictures and furnishing. It is not always necessary to stick with pastel colors when painting small rooms: you can use a blue with a bold hue or a yellow that is deep and rich. Either of these colors will reflect light and make your room appear larger. Whatever you do, avoid reds and rich purples as these two colors will absorb light rather than reflect it back and your room will feel quite claustrophobic. Another guaranteed way to make your room feel closed in is to paint your ceiling in a dark color: either leave it white, or paint it a paler shade of the color you use for your walls. The best way of all to make your room look larger is to make the most of natural light.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas – A kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any household, for that matter, in every part of the world. Gone are the days you toiled yourself in the kitchen to cook tasty meals for you and your family. The kitchen is no longer considered a place where you spent hours, cutting, grinding, processing and arranging all the ingredients and groceries everyday! You can overhaul your kitchen; a place where you can cook comfortably while enjoying the process as well.

You can create more storage space for all the gadgets and have every ingredient at your fingertips. The preparations can be made much simpler and easier that you begin to cook every single day. You simply need to remodel your kitchen, modernize your kitchen.

Using Stripes In The Interior Design

Using Stripes In The Interior Design

Using Stripes In The Interior Design – As much as we come across various styles in interior design – upholstery, curtains, paints and wallpaper – we cannot resist stripes that can currently be seen everywhere: on clothes, signs, furniture, walls.

What is attractive in stripes is their versatility, cost and impression which is really easy and very powerful. By using them, we can emphasize or ‘hide’ a certain element of our space. Whether you use them in the traditional or completely modern and contemporary way, using stripes is a great idea to avoid the monotony of your space. They have the ability to re-shape the room, depending on how they are used, and best of all, they fit into any living space.