“Easy Peasy” Decorating

Decorating your home does not have to be hard or expensive. Using everyday items - like leftover fabric, wrapping paper, etc. - can be used to make a statement in any room. Here are a couple of little tips and tricks I would like to share to make your decorating "easy peasy"! Art - Ever wonder what to do with that leftover fabric or wrapping paper? Why not play around with the patterns and sizes and make a great wall hanging for any room. Buy a simple frame and use cardboard or posterboard to position your pieces.. Glue or use double sided tape and volia! Perfect contemporary art for any space. Another cool way to create great graphic punch to your walls is to use pretty scrapbooking paper. Use foam board as backing, cut to size. Using double-sided tape apply the scrapbook paper. Now … [Read more...]

Decorating a Small Bedroom on an even Smaller Budget

You want your bedroom to be a spacious haven but decorating a small space can be difficult. Fear of the unknown coupled with the economy being no help financially can make you want to sell your home and book a hotel room…for life. However, there is good news! I finally grabbed the bull by the horns after years of doubt and proceeded with a leap of faith to turn my bedroom from a room I loathed into a room I can’t wait to step into. Now instead of you having to venture into the unknown with limited money, I would love to share with you my budget friendly guide that is sure to work. Minimize Height In Small Room Design One mistake people make when decorating small rooms is too much height. Height can crowd a small room quickly. Headboards, tall chest-of-drawers, and large vanity mirrors … [Read more...]

Decorating a Cottage in Pink and Green

Decorating rooms and homes in pink and green is so popular that it's fun to look at this color combination in a specific setting.  Pink and green are the perfect color choices for decorating a cottage. Adding floral throw pillows to seating on the front porch welcomes visitors and introduces the cottage theme.  Inside, more floral motifs in a variety of pinks and green are showcased in window treatments, upholstery, and even an area rug.  Light streaming in from the window and fresh cut flowers celebrate the spring and summer seasons. Using bark cloth and vintage linens in floral patterns of pink and green in the kitchen lends cohesiveness to the color scheme.  Choosing one type of flower, for example roses, adds to the charm and quaintness of cottage decor. Choosing only one floral … [Read more...]

How to Style Your Coffee Table

Coffee table: Pottery Barn Stumped about how to style the top of your coffee table? I'll be honest, mine is usually covered with assorted action heroes, video game controllers, a wad of gum and pb & j crusts. But IF we wanted to impress the neighbors, how would we do it? While a vase of fresh flowers or a stack of books always works, here are some tips for combining objects in fresh and fun ways: Books, a plant & a decorative object on a coffee table make a great table-scape. Create interest with items of all one color by using different shapes or textures. Try opposites: pair smooth with rough, shiny with dull, old with new, round with square, organic with man-made. Vary the heights so that each object is just a little bit shorter than the next tallest item. This keep … [Read more...]