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.
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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.
Faux painting can be a tricky business. The idea of “faux” in front of anything means that it’s a fake, a copy, a tacky-ish version of the real thing. While it’s untrue that “faux” things are always inferior to the real deal, it’s important to take care in creating a beautiful finished product. Faux painting finishes in home décor are no exception to this rule. Do it the right way to get results you’ll be proud of.
There’s something about the fall season that is beautifully organic and earthy in nature, don’t you think? What with the pumpkins starting to pop up everywhere, the corn stalks starting to yellow, and the leaves transitioning into their blazing departure from the trees, it makes sense that this season of the harvest largely involves Mother Nature. Why not bring some of that natural flair indoors this year?