Creative Home Decor Ideas

Home Decor and Decorating Resources

Easy Decorating Ideas for Kids’ Rooms: How to Capture Your Child’s Dreams When it comes to decorating, kids’ rooms are unlike any other part of the house. With this space, you and your child can let your imaginations run wild and be creative. Throw those traditional decor schemes out the window – this is your chance to try something new.

Artwork You Already Love You spent months searching for just the right sofa, agonized over paint colors, and endlessly debated area rug options. Don’t leave your walls blank. The perfect finishing touch is something you already have: your photos.

Give Your Home an Italian Flair For decades, Italy has inspired us: the rolling hillsides of Tuscany, the history of Rome, and the artistic masterpieces of Florence. Incorporating the colors, textures, and beauty of Italy into your own home can bring a touch of “la dolce vita” into daily life.

Paint the Town Red, Orange, and Even Yellow You’ve watched every home improvement television show under the sun carefully studied the trends, and spent too much money on new rugs, and you still do not like your living room even with that fabulous mood lighting. Fret no more — salvation can come in the form of creative paint remedies. With the help of CertaPro Painters, Paint Quality Institute (PQI), and Sherwin Williams, selecting a paint color needn’t be intimidating but stimulating.

Entertaining Home Design

Design for Entertaining Like most Americans, you are probably entertaining more at home. If so, is your home guest-friendly? Have you noticed that certain members of your family or friends always have excuses not to attend your holiday gatherings, barbeques, or other social events? Don’t take the excuses personally. It likely isn’t you or your party-throwing abilities. Instead, it may be your living environment. How to Preserve the Value of Your Old Furniture Gems Fans of the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow” will know the moment well. The appraiser pauses before giving the value of a piece and then says, “If you hadn’t cleaned it . . . ” And you know the rest.

Glass Block Provides Homes with Timeless Beauty Homeowners are constantly on the lookout for new ways to modernize the style of their homes. New trends always incorporate the latest must-have products, but with time every trend becomes dated. Unlike home remodeling projects that often require updating, like replacing unfashionable wallpaper or pink and turquoise ceramic tiles, glass block serves as a decorative feature that provides endless value and never goes out of style.

Bathroom Design: Embracing Vintage & Material Richness

What’s Old Is New Again, Even In the Bathroom In design, as in life, what goes around comes around. Every style follows a cycle: in, out, and in again. Designs are revised, refined, and updated with the latest technology. As each generation discovers the pleasures of the past, what’s old becomes new again. Bathroom design is no exception to this rule. Minimalism and eclecticism are popular. But the vintage look is also “in” for bathrooms, taking its style cues from the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 1930s. Material Possessions: How to Add Style and Texture to Your Bathroom We are living in a material world, especially when it comes to design. Materials — wood, glass, porcelain, ceramic, concrete, stone, steel, laminate, rubber, plastic, or cork — fill our homes with color, texture, and style. With more materials available to home remodelers and decorators, it’s important to understand how, when, and where to use them. In design, the form and function of materials aren’t immaterial.

A World of Choices Create a Signature Style After a winter of hibernation, many homeowners catch spring fever and the decorating bug at the same time. Updating a room’s décor is at the top of many to-do lists, but selecting the right pieces to pull a look together can be daunting. How can homeowners use what they already have and love in combination with the hot trends for the coming year?

Moldings Make Decorating Magic Homeowners looking for a fast, easy way to improve a room should consider adding moldings. It’s more dramatic than just painting and most projects can be completed in as little as a weekend.