Looking for a fast and easy way to freshen up your space…without breaking the bank? Sometimes a little paint is all that is needed to transform a space. Perhaps you should consider sponge painting as a “new” idea to get that textural look you’re after. Before you get started, though, here are a few things you should know about sponge painting.
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Halloween is definitely a holiday that people either go all out for or they do very little. Whichever way you tend to lean, it’s a fun excuse for adults to decorate like children and try to spook the pants off their household and/or their neighbors. If you’re interested in creating your very own haunted house this year, if this is the year ghouls and goblins will tremble at (and inside) your doors, or if this is the year you’re hosting the spookiest haunted house party the neighborhood has ever seen, here are some ideas to get you going.
Shabby chic style, also sometimes known as farmhouse or cottage style and very similar to French country, is a very forgiving, warm, and friendly décor style to have. Many people are drawn to shabby chic styled spaces because they not only embrace imperfection, but they celebrate them.
I think we can all agree that, often, less is more in design. Well, good news – Halloween décor agrees with us when it comes to spooky silhouettes! The great thing about silhouettes is that they say so much about an iconic item, whether it’s a pumpkin, a witch, a spider, you name it.So prepare yourself to be inspired to make this year your best Halloween decorating year ever…starting with silhouettes.
I love bookshelves as much as the next guy – Ikea’s Expedit shelves, to be specific, although it’s saddens me that they’re a discontinued series. They are wonderfully functional and clean-lined. The problem, for me, lies in optimizing their functionality with style…and doing it on a budget. Of course, there are loads of coordinating boxes and baskets out there to fit perfectly into any and all cubby squares, but what if you already have a bunch of mismatched boxes? They work just fine, but don’t look very well.
Let’s talk bamboo flooring, shall we? It might sound exotic and, frankly, a little intimidating if you’re not sure what, exactly, bamboo is and how, exactly, it would work as a floor. This type of flooring is becoming more and more popular, due to a variety of reasons we’ll discuss below. Read this article to find out what bamboo flooring is, its pros and cons, and a few tips on styling a space with a bamboo floor. You may decide that bamboo floors are your next best friend!
With the start of a new school year comes thoughts of the fall season. It may seem like summer just started (if your still-full To Do list is any indication), but the truth is, fall is right around the corner. Start warming up your space and decorating for fall all at once with these 21 fall decorating tips and ideas.