In the last few years, America has been embracing the concept of “less is more” in home living, pursuing a simpler life in smaller spaces and with less clutter and maintenance. Whether you are driven by your financial situation, space limitations, or simply a desire to live a less hectic life, designing for smaller spaces has a great deal of appeal for many families. Smaller spaces generally cost less to own and operate, require less cleaning, are easier to maintain, and can compel you to live a more organized, clutter-free life.
In terms of color, a light, airy palette for the walls and furniture against a darker floor opens up the [...]
We spoke with the husband and wife dynamic duo, Kim and Scott, of the popular blog, Yellow Brick Home, in an effort to learn more about who they are and how they got started on their DIY endeavors. The 10-year DIYers currently live in Chicago, also known as the ‘windy city,’ where they spend a lot of time in their home “taking down walls, building them back up, and nurturing back the character that was so rudely taken away over time.” When they’re not salvaging their two-flat fixer-upper, they are probably rescuing furniture treasures from their local outdoor flea market or running one of their two online stores, The Pet Shop and The Print Shop. Read on [...]
While designing your own bedroom can be as straightforward as figuring out your personal style, guest rooms present a thornier problem, especially since they can easily take up valuable space and may sometimes end up left empty for much of the year. A guest room will also need to appeal to most people who stay in it, and you’ll also want a layout that naturally minimizes clutter and allows easy cleaning.
Your own personal bedroom offers you a chance to experiment and customize, but for your guest room, you’ll probably want to have your guest room be somewhat less eclectic. Stick to a neutral color as the base to appeal to a broader range of visitors, with only a [...]
When taking time to consider trends for your home, don’t forget one of the most important rooms of the entire house… your own bedroom! While designing the other rooms of your home to please your guests or family members is fun, what you do with your own room can be the most meaningful change you make for yourself. And honestly, you deserve it. So when thinking about a remodeling project, don’t forget to take care of yourself and consider making your own space a personal reflection of who you are or who you want to be.
When designing your bedroom, one of the easiest ways to start is to consider the colors you might want to use. A common choice when selecting colors is to [...]
Now that we are officially immersed in the New Year, you may be thinking about freshening up your home! If your Christmas bills have you down but you’re dying for a home decor facelift, here are a few reasonably priced ways to make a room feel brand new!Paint
Ask any interior designer and they will tell you that the quickest and cheapest way to change a room is to repaint it. A gallon of paint will run you anywhere from $25-$50 depending on the type of paint. Grab a paintbrush, dropcloth and other painting accessories plus a few hours of your time and you’ve changed the look of a room by only $100-ish buckaroos! Here are some paint ideas to make a difference in a tired [...]