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How You Can Incorporate Wine Racks Into Your Design Without Wasting Space

Whether you’re a wine connaisseur or not, it’s always nice to have a bottle or two in the house. But where do you keep them? Well obviously a wine rack would surely be helpful. Lots of people seem to think that a wine rack is just an accessory and that it takes up space that can be used for something else. But there are ways in which you can incorporate wine racks into your interior design without wasting any space.

Depending on where you want to store and display the wine bottles, you can figure out solutions. For example, if you want to have the bottles in the kitchen, then take a look around and see where you could spare some space.

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How to Optimize Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is one of the most popular goals people set for themselves in the new year, but it isn’t always easy. You might not even realize that your kitchen could be setting you up for failure. But the room where you do the vast majority of your eating can certainly have an impact on your diet. So if eating healthier is a goal you’d like to achieve, there are a few quick steps you can take to make sure your kitchen is more of an ally than an enemy.

Buy the Right Tools.

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If you want to eat healthy foods, it’s important that you have the proper kitchen utensils and appliances to prepare them. So take a pass on the deep fryer and instead choose tools that will help you make healthy meals and snacks. A few to consider include: a blender for fruit smoothies, a good set of knives and cutting board for fresh produce, and a steamer for things like vegetables and rice.

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Winter Inspiration: Colors of the Season

We’re in the thick of it now. Cold temperatures, snowy dusts, bulky coats and scarves wrapped around our heads; it’s winter! But, it’s also a new year. So, you may be wanting to update and refresh your space with sparkling colors and vibrant new decor. Take just a peek at our lists of scrumptious, beautiful colors to dress your drab cold weather blues with and give yourself some new and improved winter inspiration.

1. Mulberry.

Purple with a touch of hot pink infusion, we love the brave and daring look of this sophisticated shade. Use this to accent a more subdued room, or be bold and create a wonderful accent wall in your favorite space. Take note, this tone looks incredible with bouts of chartreuse.

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6 Tips to Keep Your Home Organized in the New Year

It’s a new year. And if one of your new year’s resolutions was to get your home organized, you could already be feeling overwhelmed. Organization is tough, and keeping things organized is even tougher. But it is possible. Here are some tips you may not have considered that can keep your organizing resolution in tact.

Toss Unused Items.

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The first step in any organization project should always be clearing out the clutter. This doesn’t just mean that you should throw away items that are obviously trash. You should also go through all of your actual belongings and get rid of everything that’s not absolutely essential.

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10 Decorating Rules You Should Break

Rules were made to be broken. If we all followed the same home decoration guidelines the world of interior design would be dull and boring. When did anyone ever gain compliments or credibility for being a sheep? 2014 is your year to stand out from the crowd. Let your home be the one that draws all of the gasps whenever visitors arrive. How? Throw caution to the wind and smash the following decorating rules into tiny little pieces…

1. The ceiling must be white.

There seems to be this unwritten rule that ceilings have to be white. A coloured ceiling can instantly make your home more interesting. You don’t have to go for anything too drastic, if you are feeling unsure simply opt for a few shades lighter or darker than your walls.

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A Room by Room Guide to Scandinavian Style

Scandinavian style in home décor is very hot right now. And for good reason! There’s an inherent charm and appeal to the white-walled-loving style that embraces clean lines and simple silhouettes but effortlessly incorporates plenty of rustic appeal with well-loved, low maintenance pieces (read: vintage! chippy! oozing with character!).

If you’re drawn to this cheerful and well-edited sense of home, as many people are, read further for some Scandinavian-flavored inspiration for every room of your house.

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How to Fit the Most Storage Into a Small Bathroom

The bathroom is often one of the most visited rooms in many homes. But it’s almost always one of the smallest rooms, so it can be neglected when it comes to décor. However, there are options to add the necessary storage to small bathroom spaces so that you can fit all of your essentials into the room and focus on decorating. Here are a few tips to get the most out of a small bathroom.

Attach Storage to the Wall.

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