How To Choose the Best Size Chandelier for your Dining Room.

Picking the right light fixture for your dining room, foyer or entry hall can be confusing and difficult.  Then, once you have figured out the right size, then you have to decide the perfect height.  There are universal rules for you to consider to make the process easier.   (PC: HGTV) Follow these easy tips to ensure your room is well lit and comfortable for your guests to enjoy. If you've just moved into a new home and haven't picked out dining room furniture, but want to start with a lighting fixture, simply add the length and width measurements of the room together. The number you get is the right size diameter a chandelier should be. For example, if your dining room is 12′ x 12′, a 24″ diameter chandelier would look great. But If you already have a table, it is … [Read more...]

Cozy Fall Bedrooms

(PC: House and Home) As the days become shorter and the temperatures cool, thoughts of cozying up in bed with a good book and cup of tea become stronger than ever. Creating a warm and cozy bedroom doesn’t require a wood-burning fireplace, a few simple changes and you’ll have an oasis you’ll hate to leave. We switch out our wardrobes when the seasons change, so why not our bedding? Since your bed is probably the most substantial piece of furniture in your bedroom, bedding can play a huge role in the look and feel of the space. Why not switch out lighter summer options for warmer linens in fall inspired colours. Rich fabrics like velvet and seasonal staples like plaid are great options. If you don’t feel like changing out all your bedding a few throw pillows in these fabrics and style … [Read more...]

How to Shoot Pinnable Photos for Your Blog

Pinterest is a boon for bringing traffic to your blog or website and if you pin correctly you can reap huge rewards. But in order to do that you need images to pin! Here are some tips to remember when taking photos for pinterest-friendly blog posts. Images that receive the most pins on Pinterest tend to be vertical and take up a lot of real estate in your feed. A pretty, handmade ceramic bowl holding a few biscuits looks more attractive when paired with the addition of a sprig of rosemary and a white cloth napkin. Here are a few tips and tricks to make the images you create for your blog more pinnable. Great Lighting. Natural light is ideal for still life images, but, there are times you will need a little extra lighting. Try to shoot in bright, but not too bright lighting. If … [Read more...]

13 Ultimate DIY Outdoor Lighting Inspirations

Few things alter mood light lighting; yet too we don't often think of adding accent lights to our outdoor spaces. However, even during the daytime you can add ambiance and sparkle to your garden, porch, and patios. And at night? Watch out. Lighting will transform and add magic to any outdoor living areas. You don't need to break the bank purchasing fabulous lanterns and such; here are thirteen amazing DIY tutorials. Keep in mind, some of these are better for enclosed or covered areas to shield them from rain, but all are undeniably gorgeous! Grapevine spheres tutorial by All Things Heart and Home. The way they sparkle is just enchanting. Vintage insulator by Hayseed Homemakin' (notice the colander in background used for porch lighting as well...so clever!). DIY safe tree lights … [Read more...]