When To Incorporate Red In A Bathroom

Posted in Bathroom | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 11, 2012

When To Incorporate Red In A Bathroom

Bathrooms should be one of those places that you can luxuriate in for a few hours without feeling guilty. No other color gives a sense of opulent luxury in the same way that red does. So, if you want to give your bathroom, or en-suite facility, a little extra try out using some deep red...

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Using Arches In Interior Designs

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 11, 2012

Using Arches In Interior Designs

Archways are structural elements of a building that both span a gap and support a structure. They have been used in buildings for nearly 4,000 years, most famously by the ancient Romans, because not only do they have a structural function but they look great, too. In typical arches the stress of the load on...

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Beautiful And Functional Storage With Kitchen Open Shelving Ideas

Posted in Kitchen | by Ronique Gibson, on December 11, 2012

Beautiful And Functional Storage With Kitchen Open Shelving Ideas

Regardless of how small or large your kitchen is there always seems like you can never have too much storage. Whether you use cabinetry, shelving or a pantry, storage for your dinner and cookware is essential and creating a functional solution will help you enjoy your cooking experience that much more. Open shelving over the...

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Squeezing Style into a Narrow Hallway

Posted in Interiors | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 11, 2012

Squeezing Style into a Narrow Hallway

Hallways. They’re usually a necessary feature in any non-studio home. Unfortunately, hallways are far too often treated as dead space, where the owners will slap on a coat of paint and call it “good enough.” But just because they are designed to take us from Point A to Point B doesn’t exclude hallways from becoming...

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5 Low Bed Designs For Modern And Contemporary Homes

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on December 11, 2012

5 Low Bed Designs For Modern And Contemporary Homes

A low bed is something you might want to opt for various reasons. It can simply be a choice based on style if you prefer something a little more casual that makes it seem like you didn’t even try but that was actually intentional, if it’s something that goes well with your bedroom’s décor or...

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How To Use Circles In Swimming Pool Designs

Posted in Outdoor | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 11, 2012

How To Use Circles In Swimming Pool Designs

Geometric designs have always featured heavily in architecture. From Renaissance times circles became increasingly used in church design. Circles have been used to denote a symbol of union or of democracy, with each point the same distance from the center. Circles look great in domestic settings, too, though they are rarely used. The occasional circular...

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Bed Pillow Arrangements: What’s Your Number?

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on December 11, 2012

Bed Pillow Arrangements: What’s Your Number?

I sleep with one pillow. One. Not two, not three, and certainly not eight. But, strangely, my bed currently houses five to eight pillows on a daily basis. Why is this? Oh, probably because it’s pretty. And because sometimes we use lots of pillows to prop ourselves up at night when we’re reading or working....

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10 Spectacular Hotels That Definitely Have The Wow Factor

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on December 11, 2012

10 Spectacular Hotels That Definitely Have The Wow Factor

There are lots of hotels all over the world and they are all different. Some hotels are the cozy and modest type while others are imposing and sophisticated. But there’s also a different category that includes those hotels that stop you on your tracks and when you see them all you say is “wow”. These...

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5 DIY Front-Door Wreaths

Posted in DIY Projects | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 10, 2012

5 DIY Front-Door Wreaths

With guests coming and going, parties large and small, friends and family gathering, our front doors get a lot of use at this time of year. What better way to set the stage for and welcome guests to your home than having a cheery holiday wreath on your front door? There are many lovely pre-made...

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Interior designs for long and narrow kitchens

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on December 10, 2012

Interior designs for long and narrow kitchens

Long and narrow is not exactly the ideal shape for a kitchen. But since we can’t always have what we wish for, we need to find ways of working with what we have. Even though it’s not a very advantageous shape, there are still ways of coming up with functional and beautiful designs for such...

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Decorating A Cranberry-Colored Living Room: Ideas and Inspiration

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 10, 2012

Decorating A Cranberry-Colored Living Room: Ideas and Inspiration

Can’t decide what colors to complete your living room with? How about a rich, cozy cranberry? This bright, bold shade is ideal for any living or family room because of its ease blending with neutrals, its warm undertones and stylish appeal. It’s fresh for the spring and summer and cozy for the fall and winter....

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How to Add Splashes of Color to your Home Office

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Ronique Gibson, on December 10, 2012

How to Add Splashes of Color to your Home Office

Your home office may see more of you then you would prefer everyday! Whether you have a home-based business or you and the family are constantly surfing the internet or paying bills, your home office should be inspiring and enjoyable to be in. Many home offices are the forgotten room of the home when it...

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Interesting black and green color combos used in interior décor

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on December 10, 2012

Interesting black and green color combos used in interior décor

When you have a color such as black, a strong and very versatile neutral, the possibilities of combining it with other shades are very generous. There are lots of options to explore, some of which are surprisingly rare in interior decors. One such example is the black and green combo, a combination that’s beautiful and...

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5 Rooms To Create With Navy Blue Walls

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 10, 2012

5 Rooms To Create With Navy Blue Walls

Blue is soothing and relaxing. It’s comforting yet bold without being too dramatic or harsh. And it’s a great way to start redecorating a space in the house that needs a quick update. Use a navy blue wall to smooth out rough edges and liven up a dull room. Let’s take a look at how...

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A Few Accessories That Would Look Wonderful In A Traditional Bedroom

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on December 10, 2012

A Few Accessories That Would Look Wonderful In A Traditional Bedroom

In a traditional bedroom, the accessories need to be chosen carefully because they play a very important role. They are the elements that usually stand out in the room and that give it that unique atmosphere. Everything can change in an instant, depending on the accent pieces you choose for the room. Mirrors. The mirror,...

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6 Easy DIY Chair Makeovers

Posted in DIY Projects | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 10, 2012

6 Easy DIY Chair Makeovers

Sometimes our chairs need a bit of sprucing up, cleaning up or even a complete and total makeover. Whether you have some old chairs that need a face lift or you’ve bought a inexpensive, simple chair to create more stylish out of, we’ve got a great list of chair DIYs to give you some ideas...

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Inspiring Shed Designs

Posted in Outdoor | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 9, 2012

Inspiring Shed Designs

Sheds are probably the most utilitarian part of most home and garden designs. The majority of gardens have some sort of storage, even if it is little more than a wooden trunk next to the garage. Overlooked by many, a shed can be an interesting and integral part of a garden design. Whether you want...

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Five Great Ideas For A Revamped Laundry Room

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 8, 2012

Five Great Ideas For A Revamped Laundry Room

If you have a utility room already, whether or not you use for doing the laundry, it is likely to be a place where you temporarily store junk. Like garages, laundry rooms can tend to be a place that you simply shut the door and forget about. To get the best out of your laundry...

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Bathroom fireplaces – a luxurious and welcomed accent feature

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on December 7, 2012

Bathroom fireplaces – a luxurious and welcomed accent feature

Fireplaces are always beautiful, regardless of the style or design chosen. Most often they are found in living rooms or family rooms where everyone can enjoy them and where they add a plus of style to the décor. But fireplaces can also be found in bedrooms where they add warmth to the room and make...

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Tips For A Tropically Inspired Bedroom

Posted in Bedroom | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 7, 2012

Tips For A Tropically Inspired Bedroom

The warmth of the tropical sun can make you feel relaxed and at ease, so using some design cues that have the same effect in your bedroom is a great idea. Decorating your bedroom in a style that evokes something of the tropics will help you sleep and the look is great, too. Update your...

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10 Beautiful Stainless Steel Kitchen Island Designs

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on December 7, 2012

10 Beautiful Stainless Steel Kitchen Island Designs

Stainless steel fixtures and accessories are very common and very appreciated in the kitchen. This material presents a series of characteristics that are very difficult to reproduce and to put together through other methods. A very common element in most modern and contemporary kitchens is the stainless steel kitchen island. It’s functional, durable, easy to...

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I’m Dreaming of a White Bedroom…

Posted in Bedroom | by Loredana Sava, on December 6, 2012

I’m Dreaming of a White Bedroom…

There’s something about white spaces that’s enchanting and idyllic. Maybe because they seem like they could never really exist in “real life,” or maybe because the color itself is so pure, or maybe because the textures and details make the spaces come alive… I don’t know the reason, but white spaces intrigue me. These beautiful...

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Decorating Yellow & Grey Kitchens: Ideas & Inspiration

Posted in Kitchen | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 6, 2012

Decorating Yellow & Grey Kitchens: Ideas & Inspiration

Serene, contemporary and definitely different, yellow and grey kitchens are one of the most homey, yet fashion-forward trends in home design. This color palette can take on a warm and vintage feel but it can also take on a sleek and crisp look as well.Yellow cabinets and grey walls, pale yellow floors and dark grey...

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10 Fireplaces For Any Style. Which One Is Yours?

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on December 6, 2012

10 Fireplaces For Any Style. Which One Is Yours?

Fireplaces, just like any other accessory or decoration for the house, come in a variety of styles, models and designs. They each feature unique characteristics that make them special and somewhere out there must also be the fireplace that’s perfect for you. Maybe it’s even one of these: Rustic. Fireplaces are generally appreciated for their...

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How A Smaller Closet Can Help You Save Money

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Ronique Gibson, on December 6, 2012

How A Smaller Closet Can Help You Save Money

If you’re constantly putting items into other closets because your main bedroom closet is too full, its time to figure out a solution. Whether you have too many clothes and accessories or maybe you aren’t using your closet to the best of its organization ability. Either way, a smaller closet shouldn’t be a challenge; in...

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5 Elements Which Are Representative For The Asian Style

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on December 5, 2012

5 Elements Which Are Representative For The Asian Style

Each style has elements that are representative in its case. Those are not necessarily elements that are uniquely found in those regions or in that style but that have been extensively used for that specific influence and have become symbols. For the Asian style, those elements include the use of clean and simple lines, floral...

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Sleek, functional and versatile glass shelving designs for stylish homes

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on December 5, 2012

Sleek, functional and versatile glass shelving designs for stylish homes

Whenever you want your home to look more spacious and open, you can try using some decorating tricks. For example, by having large mirrors in a room you create the impression of a larger space. Also, by having glass features and furniture, you maintain the sense of openness without compromising anything. Glass shelving is a...

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A bright and inviting 67 square meter loft in Barcelona

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on December 5, 2012

A bright and inviting 67 square meter loft in Barcelona

The Scandinavian and the industrial styles are both very beautiful and interesting and, individually, they each have plenty of unique features that deserve to be admired. But, when you think about it, even though they’re very different one from another, these two styles have certain elements in common. For example, they both focus on simplicity...

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How To Update Boring Walls

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 5, 2012

How To Update Boring Walls

Do you love the look of your home but feel that the décor could do with a lift? Perhaps you feel that you have everything just as you would like it, but that a change is needed? By adding to the design elements of a room you might very well make it appear to busy,...

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A few decor ideas and suggestions for your billiards room

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on December 5, 2012

A few decor ideas and suggestions for your billiards room

If you’re lucky enough to have the space and the possibility to have a billiards room in your home, then there’s plenty to think about before decorating it. It’s not as simple as having a pool table in the room with nothing else around it. In order for the room to feel inviting and fun...

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5 Lanterns That Make A Design Difference

Posted in Lighting | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 5, 2012

5 Lanterns That Make A Design Difference

A bit of romance. A bit of rustic charm. And sometimes even nautically-inspired. Lanterns can bring a lot of life and personality to even the most unsuspecting of places. They’re quite versatile too. From an eclectic, World Market-flavored living room to a dainty, feminine guest bedroom, lanterns can jazz up a corner and add interest...

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5 Ways to Decorate with Pine Boughs

Posted in Interiors | by Loredana Sava, on December 4, 2012

5 Ways to Decorate with Pine Boughs

My husband’s family has a tradition of heading to the mountains every year after Thanksgiving to cut a fresh Christmas tree. When we got married, we joined in and scaled the mountaintops, searching for our own perfect tree. We’ve done this for 11 years, and every year when we bring it home to put up,...

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Bringing Life To Your Small Bedroom While Saving Valuable Space

Posted in Bedroom | by Ronique Gibson, on December 4, 2012

Bringing Life To Your Small Bedroom While Saving Valuable Space

If you think your small bedroom is lacking character and style because you are trying to save valuable safe, think again your organizational needs. Your bedroom has hidden areas that could double as beautiful display areas in bookshelves, built-ins and open shelving. From your under bed storage with clothes drawer storage to platform beds that...

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5 Different Ways To Use Christmas Wrapping Paper

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 4, 2012

5 Different Ways To Use Christmas Wrapping Paper

Throughout December, wrapping paper fills the hallways, trash cans and obviously, covers all the new gifts under the tree. But, what do you do with all the leftovers? If you’re done your wrapping early this year or fell in love with a roll or two of paper and just can’t bare to cut it to...

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Space-saving folding chairs – practical solutions for small spaces

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Simona Ganea, on December 4, 2012

Space-saving folding chairs – practical solutions for small spaces

All homes have ups and downs. Small homes, however, because of their limited space, open require you to make sacrifices in order to save space. But there are still tricks you can use to still have what you want and to save space at the same time. For example, a few folding chairs would be...

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Create your own home office desk

Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Simona Ganea, on December 3, 2012

Create your own home office desk

Each home office is different. There are several elements that shape this space. For example, it all depends on the amount of space you have available, the style chosen for the rest of the rooms, the personal needs and preferences. It’s why finding furniture that fits those criteria is often very difficult. But why not...

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10 Real Estate Secrets That Brokers Hide From Their Clients

Posted in Real Estate | by Simona Ganea, on December 3, 2012

10 Real Estate Secrets That Brokers Hide From Their Clients

When hiring or working with a broker or real estate agent, there are certain things that remain hidden. You probably suspect that there are things your broker or agent isn’t telling you but you don’t know what those are and all you can do is imagine things. We decided to expose some of those secrets...

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Creative Ways To Save Space In Your Small Kitchen

Posted in Kitchen | by Ronique Gibson, on December 3, 2012

Creative Ways To Save Space In Your Small Kitchen

Your kitchen is the one room in your home that you probably spend more time in than any other. While your kitchen may be the heart of the home if it feels uncomfortable to cook in or you find it a challenge to find anything due to its small size you are not alone. More...

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5 Measuring Tools Which Are Essential For Woodworking

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on December 3, 2012

5 Measuring Tools Which Are Essential For Woodworking

A while ago we made a list with tools that every homeowner should have (12 Tools Every Homeowner Should Have) and it included all sorts of useful things, from the common screwdriver to the power drill. This time we decided to focus more on specifics so we made a list with measuring tools which we...

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5 Easy DIY Stocking Ideas

Posted in DIY Projects | by Stefan Gheorghe, on December 3, 2012

5 Easy DIY Stocking Ideas

One of the most iconic Christmastime decorations is the stocking. While these historically were just that – someone’s everyday stocking – they have become something much more. Stylish, whimsical, elegant, or rustic. No matter what your style, there is a stocking out there for you. And, even better, there’s a big chance you’ll be able...

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Top 10 Most Amazing Loft Designs We Love

Posted in Best Of | by Simona Ganea, on December 3, 2012

Top 10 Most Amazing Loft Designs We Love

The term Loft is generally used to describe an upper storey or attic in a building, in other words the space directly under the roof. A loft apartment, on the other hand, refers to a large adaptable open space, often a former industrial building or other type of space converted for residential use. This freedom...

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Beautiful living rooms that open to the outdoors

Posted in Living Room | by Simona Ganea, on December 3, 2012

Beautiful living rooms that open to the outdoors

Those fortunate enough to find and afford a dreamy location for their homes have lots of things to look forward to when living there. For example, great homes come with great views. Being able to sit in your cozy home, relax in a chair or on the sofa and to admire the amazing views beyond...

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5 Santa-Inspired Ways To Decorate For The Holidays

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 3, 2012

5 Santa-Inspired Ways To Decorate For The Holidays

When you think of Christmas, what do you think of first? Presents? Red bows? Sugar cookies and hot cocoa? Jingle Bells? Well, of course, they’ll all come to mind eventually, but what’s the most basic sign of the holiday season? Santa Claus of course! So, it’s only natural we use his style and ways to...

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Dining Table Lighting, A Crucial Complementary Feature In Any Home

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on December 2, 2012

Dining Table Lighting, A Crucial Complementary Feature In Any Home

Whether you have a large dining table, an extendable one or whether you simply use the kitchen island as a table, the size is irrelevant. But there’s one element that can’t be overlooked, regardless of the style, size or shape of the dining table. That element is the lighting. It’s the detail that can completely...

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5 Fun Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on December 2, 2012

5 Fun Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

Celebrating the holidays without some twinkle lights is like celebrating Halloween without indulging in some of your favorite pieces of candy. If you haven’t started decorating your outdoors for the holiday season, it’s time to get started. Lights, wreaths, big red bows …. there are tons of way to adorn the house with Christmas cheer....

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Fresh and relaxing green bedroom designs and ideas

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on December 1, 2012

Fresh and relaxing green bedroom designs and ideas

Green is a very beautiful color. It’s usually associated with nature and all its freshness and often used in interior décor as a means of transferring all that dynamism and natural beauty onto a particular space. But green is not a very common color for the bedroom which is odd because it can be quite...

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5 Beautiful Color Schemes Suitable For The Kitchen

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on November 30, 2012

5 Beautiful Color Schemes Suitable For The Kitchen

While in the kitchen there’s not much to debate regarding the furniture elements and appliances that need to be included in the design, other decisions are more difficult to make, especially those regarding the color scheme and all the little details. Some colors look wonderful in the kitchen while others are not that flattering. There...

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How To Design And Build Your Own Patio

Posted in Outdoor | by Stefan Gheorghe, on November 30, 2012

How To Design And Build Your Own Patio

If you are planning on laying a new patio or replacing an existing one, it can be an enjoyable project to design. Patios offer lots of design choices, from the size and shape of the seating area, to the pattern made by the paving slabs, to the materials used. It can be too simplistic to...

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Happy Paint Colors For A Cheerful Home

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on November 30, 2012

Happy Paint Colors For A Cheerful Home

When redecorating or renovating a space, it’s always difficult to pic a color for the walls. This color is important because it provides the background for everything else and it also dictates the tone for the rest of the décor. A cheerful and inviting home is always defined by the colors used for the walls,...

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How To Spruce Up Your Home For the Holidays in 5 Easy Steps

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on November 29, 2012

How To Spruce Up Your Home For the Holidays in 5 Easy Steps

Forget spring cleaning, it’s time for some holiday sprucing! With Christmas and the New year quickly approaching, it’s time to get our house in tip top shape for family, friends and Santa Claus. Obviously you’ll need to do some dusting and vacuuming but what else can you do to give your house a quick refinement...

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Inside And Out, Where To Use French Doors

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Stefan Gheorghe, on November 29, 2012

Inside And Out, Where To Use French Doors

French doors remain a very popular choice for connecting spaces visually. They also work well when flexibility is desirable, so that the areas can be separated, if required.This makes them ideal as an access point to a conservatory or a patio, for instance. However, there is no need to stop at these, most common, applications....

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Using black as the main color for your interior décor

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 29, 2012

Using black as the main color for your interior décor

Black is a very powerful color, a neutral that is often used in small doses. However, there is also the possibility of using black as the main color for a room’s interior décor. In this case you need to take into consideration several aspects such the function of the room, the atmosphere you are trying...

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How To Save Space When Sharing An Apartment

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Ronique Gibson, on November 28, 2012

How To Save Space When Sharing An Apartment

Have you ever noticed that every time you move into an apartment with a roommate or share it with a family member, the space instantly gets smaller? While it may seem smaller it’s because you now have to divide the apartment equally for you and your roommate(s) to live and enjoy the space, and this...

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Space-efficient and chic shared girls’ bedroom design ideas

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on November 28, 2012

Space-efficient and chic shared girls’ bedroom design ideas

Twins or brothers or sisters of similar age in general usually share the same bedroom. It’s a simple way of saving space by basically squeezing two or three rooms into one and it’s also a way of allowing your children to interact and to spend more time together. However, at the same time, it’s not...

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Beautiful designs featuring painted brick as an accent element

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 28, 2012

Beautiful designs featuring painted brick as an accent element

Lots of architects and home owners like working with brick and like integrating it in their interior decors. Brick is a material that’s very interesting. On one hand, it’s not the most delicate and elegant of them as it has a rough look. On the other hand, it’s this roughness that makes it feel authentic...

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Decorate your home with an Arabic theme

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 28, 2012

Decorate your home with an Arabic theme

Any home needs a main theme when you decide to redecorate it. Each theme has particularities and characteristics that make it unique and, even though some elements might be common to two or more themes, they are used differently each time and this makes the overall result original. If the theme you have decided to...

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Decorating A Blue & White Christmas: Ideas & Inspiration

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on November 27, 2012

Decorating A Blue & White Christmas: Ideas & Inspiration

There are plenty of other ways to decorate for the holidays than with the stereotypical green and white color schemes. Instead, you can use different combinations and different styles. And just because it’s different than what we usually associate with Christmastime, doesn’t mean it can’t be as festive! In fact, it may even be more...

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How To Choose Furniture That Fits Your Small Home

Posted in Furniture | by Ronique Gibson, on November 27, 2012

How To Choose Furniture That Fits Your Small Home

You love your new apartment or small home but you are quickly realizing that your furniture from your last home is too large for this cozy new abode. Whether the problem is your small home has not enough room or that your old furniture consumes the entire room, either way you will need to choose...

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10 Cozy And Relaxing Reading Spaces

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 27, 2012

10 Cozy And Relaxing Reading Spaces

Reading is an activity that, surprisingly, relaxes the mind and allows us to enter a stage of deep tranquility and calmness. It’s a great way of regrouping your thoughts and allowing your mind to restore its energy after a long day at work or whenever your feel like you’re stressed. Whether you’re a passionate reader...

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A small flat with a difficult layout and great decorating solutions

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on November 26, 2012

A small flat with a difficult layout and great decorating solutions

Small apartments and homes in general have to deal with the very serious problem of having a very limited floor space to work with when decorating. This means that you don’t always get to choose the furniture you would like for your home because of the lack of space. But, in addition to this problem,...

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5 Ways To Give Your Home Some Spanish Flair Like A Pro

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on November 25, 2012

5 Ways To Give Your Home Some Spanish Flair Like A Pro

Spanish architecture and interior design are very beautiful and impress on many levels. They are defined by a few main elements that can be easily identified and reproduced in order to make a simple interior décor stand out. It’s the same for all the architectural details that make a home unique. Here are just 5...

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25 Classical Fireplace Designs From British Homes

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 23, 2012

25 Classical Fireplace Designs From British Homes

As soon as the weather starts to become cold and less friendly we find refuge in our homes. They’re our sanctuaries and we try to make them as cozy, warm and inviting as possible. For some regions, a home doesn’t feel complete without a fireplace. It’s the element that brings everything together and that is...

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Stainless steel kitchen hood designs and ideas

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on November 23, 2012

Stainless steel kitchen hood designs and ideas

A hood is a must-have in any kitchen. It’s a piece that’s both functional and beautiful and this makes it great as a decorative element as well. Hoods don’t usually take much space, especially in modern kitchens where the accent falls on practically and efficient use of space. However, sometimes the hood becomes more than...

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How To Take Advantage Of Floating Vanities To Make Bathrooms Spacious

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on November 22, 2012

How To Take Advantage Of Floating Vanities To Make Bathrooms Spacious

Floating vanities offer a diversity of design opportunities which allow you to give the bathroom a glamorous, minimalist, luxurious, spacious or dramatic look. Their versatility and wide range of designs and styles allows them to look stylish in any type of bathroom. Let’s review some of the benefits that come with them.

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Sparkling white walls that can make a room shine and stand out

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 22, 2012

Sparkling white walls that can make a room shine and stand out

When it comes to choosing a color for the walls, white seems like a very obvious, simple and not very creative option. However, it’s not always about the color but about the way you use it in the overall décor. A room with white walls can turn out to be very serene, beautiful, stylish and...

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How To Decorate A Home Music Room

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Stefan Gheorghe, on November 21, 2012

How To Decorate A Home Music Room

Music rooms can make a home come alive because they are enjoyed by all, old and young. So, whether you are musician, or simply have one in the household, creating a space for playing musical instruments can be a really groovy project to embark on. In terms of design, a lot will depend on the...

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Turn old chairs into beautiful flower beds and planters

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on November 21, 2012

Turn old chairs into beautiful flower beds and planters

We all have chairs in our homes. They’re basic furniture pieces that are an important part of any home’s design. But chairs are not immortal. At one point they become too old to be used. They then become unnecessary. However, this doesn’t mean they have to be thrown away. They can still be useful. They...

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5 Inspiring Kitchen Artwork Ideas

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on November 21, 2012

5 Inspiring Kitchen Artwork Ideas

Even though it’s designed for cooking and the main goal is to make it functional, the kitchen still needs an attractive décor that can give you energy and inspiration. So integrating artwork into the décor is a very good idea that gives it the kick it needs to feel dynamic and vibrant. Here are five...

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Large wall clocks – a reliable decoration for all rooms and styles

Posted in Home Gadgets | by Simona Ganea, on November 21, 2012

Large wall clocks – a reliable decoration for all rooms and styles

Wall clocks are timeless decorative elements and they continue to be used in most homes. The great thing about them is that their basic design and concept is so simple and versatile that it can be adapted to match any type of décor and any room of the house. For example, a large wall clock...

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Built-In Furniture: Advantages And Things To Consider

Posted in Furniture | by Simona Ganea, on November 20, 2012

Built-In Furniture: Advantages And Things To Consider

Built-ins are a very special type of furniture. They could be considered the opposite of free-standing furniture. The main characteristic of built-in furniture is that is allows you to create that smooth transition between spaces and that coherent décor that makes your home feel airy.Built-in furniture looks like a part of the house itself and...

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6 Entryway Shoe Storage Ideas

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on November 20, 2012

6 Entryway Shoe Storage Ideas

The entryway space is usually used for storage. It’s where you leave your jacket and your shoes when entering the house and it’s where you get ready to leave the house as well. It’s usually a limited space so you have to be clever and to make the best of it. Shoes usually occupy a...

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Oversized Tripod Floor Lamps: Casual And Elegant At The Same Time

Posted in Lighting | by Simona Ganea, on November 20, 2012

Oversized Tripod Floor Lamps: Casual And Elegant At The Same Time

Floor lamps in general are wonderful for all types of decors. They serve a double function as they are both functional and great decorations. Floor lamps can be sued to shed a little romantic light in the room, to add warmth and coziness to the décor as well as to balance the décor. Tripod floor...

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Maximizing Storage Space In Your Small Front Entry

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Ronique Gibson, on November 19, 2012

Maximizing Storage Space In Your Small Front Entry

Your front door and entry are the welcoming point of your home. It’s where you greet guests, place your personal belongings when coming home from work, and where you love to sit and get ready to face the day before leaving your home. If you have a large front entry the question of storage may...

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3 eco-friendly roof options for your home

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on November 16, 2012

3 eco-friendly roof options for your home

If you’re currently building your own home or if you already have a home that will soon need a new roof, you might want to explore some of the eco-friendly options. Most of them are focused on being long-lasting, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly as well as great insulators. Here are three eco-friendly options worth to be...

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10 Tall Headboards For A Unique And Dramatic Bedroom Décor

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on November 16, 2012

10 Tall Headboards For A Unique And Dramatic Bedroom Décor

A bed without a headboard is like a bird without wings. It’s incomplete and it almost looks sad, asking for something more. The headboard completes the bed and, even if they don’t share the same design, material or even color, they still complement each other. But not all headboards share the same characteristics. Some are...

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White bedroom design ideas. Simple, serene and stylish

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on November 15, 2012

White bedroom design ideas. Simple, serene and stylish

A white interior design or décor is tricky mostly because it can easily become overwhelming. But there is one area where white would be a perfect color. That area is the bedroom. This is a space that needs to feel relaxing, tranquil and calm and white is a color that can help with that. These...

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Dutch Doors Double The Charm Of Your Home With Their Divided Design

Posted in Outdoor | by Simona Ganea, on November 15, 2012

Dutch Doors Double The Charm Of Your Home With Their Divided Design

A Dutch door, also known as stable door or half door is a door that’s divided in half horizontally. This allows the bottom half to remain shut while the top half opens. Initially, it was designed to keep animals out of farmhouses or to keep children inside while allowing light and air to get through....

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6 Of The Most Popular Oven Arrangements For The Kitchen

Posted in Appliances | by Simona Ganea, on November 15, 2012

6 Of The Most Popular Oven Arrangements For The Kitchen

Everyone should feel like a pro in their kitchen. It’s why having everything exactly the way you want it is very important. When choosing your appliances, think of your needs and then think of how you’ll be using them in order to come up with the perfect arrangement. Not everyone prefers the same type of...

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13 Cozy, comfortable and delightful breakfast nooks for the kitchen

Posted in Kitchen | by Simona Ganea, on November 15, 2012

13 Cozy, comfortable and delightful breakfast nooks for the kitchen

Leaving aside the fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, having a good, dynamic start can dictate how your entire day will be like. So don’t ignore the importance of a pleasant breakfast table and a pleasant atmosphere that can inspire you to have a great day. Breakfast nooks are very...

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How to decorate using posters

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on November 15, 2012

How to decorate using posters

Decorating with posters is something that reminds most people about college. But just because you did that back then it doesn’t mean you can’t do it again in your own home. Using posters to decorate your home is a very simple, creative and inexpensive solution. It’s a great alternative for those who don’t want to...

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7 Ways To Utilize Chalkboard Labels

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on November 14, 2012

7 Ways To Utilize Chalkboard Labels

Chalkboard labels and paint are the new it item. Great for organization and for some funky pizazz, these little bits of simplicity can really make a difference around the house! Whether you make them yourself or buy a ton to cover every jar in the house, chalkboard labels are really a great way to refine...

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Small bathrooms with clever storage spaces

Posted in Bathroom | by Simona Ganea, on November 14, 2012

Small bathrooms with clever storage spaces

In a small bathroom there’s not a lot of room for storage. It’s why you need to get creative and to come up with ingenious ideas. Whether it’s a strategically placed shelf, a small storage cabinet squeezed in a corner or a wall-mounted unit, the important thing is to make sure the room doesn’t become...

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25 Ways of Including Indoor Plants Into Your Home’s Décor

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on November 14, 2012

25 Ways of Including Indoor Plants Into Your Home’s Décor

The key to a fresh and colorful interior décor is to use indoor plants. They instantly change the atmosphere and add that kick your décor needs to stand out and to feel complete. There are lots of ways in which you can include plants into your home’s décor and don’t all involve the classical vases...

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Enlarging Your Room With Stand-Alone Mirrors

Posted in Interiors | by Ronique Gibson, on November 13, 2012

Enlarging Your Room With Stand-Alone Mirrors

If you have been struggling with trying to find ways to make your room feel larger, you may not have to look any further. Have you considered adding lighting colors, letting in more natural light, and using mirrors to reflect your room? Mirrors have been used in home design for years to make interiors feel...

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How to decorate with wagon wheels

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on November 13, 2012

How to decorate with wagon wheels

It might sound odd but wagon wheels can make beautiful decorations for lots of homes. There are many interesting and unexpected ways of upcycling wagon wheels. They can be used inside or outside the house. We have selected a few suggestive examples that should give you some inspiration. A great idea would be to use...

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10 Staircase landings featuring creative use of space

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 13, 2012

10 Staircase landings featuring creative use of space

The staircase landing refers to the space at the top or at the bottom of the stairs. It can also be the space between flights of stairs, in the case of most staircases. Those are areas that usually remain unused and become dead space. But there’s no real reason why they should. That space can...

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Strong yet sleek and elegant metal beds – a chic piece in the bedroom

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on November 13, 2012

Strong yet sleek and elegant metal beds – a chic piece in the bedroom

The bed is the most important element in the bedroom, the one that gives it its name. This makes the decision of choosing the right material, the right design and the right details so much more difficult. Wooden beds are very popular and they can be extremely beautiful. They add warmth and texture to the...

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How to decorate using reclaimed wood

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on November 13, 2012

How to decorate using reclaimed wood

In order to obtain a sustainable design, repurposing and reusing are essential. So don’t throw away good materials and think twice before you decide something can’t be used anymore. Wood is one of the most versatile materials and one of its great advantages is that it ages beautifully and it gains character with time. So...

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A few creative and inventive ways to upcycle a bicycle

Posted in DIY Projects | by Simona Ganea, on November 13, 2012

A few creative and inventive ways to upcycle a bicycle

Being able to take something old and useless and to turn it into something beautiful that you can once again enjoy is very satisfying and rewarding. It’s why upcycling is very fun. There are lots of things that you can reuse and repurpose. Most often, they include simple items that everyone has. For example, you...

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Bringing Light Into Your Cozy Reading Nook

Posted in Interiors | by Ronique Gibson, on November 12, 2012

Bringing Light Into Your Cozy Reading Nook

If you are like most homeowners you love curling up with your favorite book or tablet in the corner to dive into your best novels or magazines. Whether your reading nook is an alcove in the side of your bedroom, or it is a dedicated reading room in your den your reading area should feel...

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5 Ways To Decorate Your Closet Doors

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Grace Lynne Fleming, on November 12, 2012

5 Ways To Decorate Your Closet Doors

Give your closets a quick face lift. Instead of just a door, dress them up a bit. Even if the inside of your closets are nice, neat and organize, why not give them a bit of style from the outside too? Believe it or not, you can adorn those doors or even do something a...

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A few ways of turning a tray ceiling into a beautiful focal point

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Simona Ganea, on November 12, 2012

A few ways of turning a tray ceiling into a beautiful focal point

Tray ceilings have the main role of breaking up the ordinary flat ceiling line and adding variation in height in order to create an architectural look. A tray ceiling can be either inverted or recessed and can also be plain, ornate, subtle or dramatic. Depending on the atmosphere you are trying to create in the...

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16 Long Dining Room Table Designs

Posted in Interiors | by Simona Ganea, on November 11, 2012

16 Long Dining Room Table Designs

Designing and decorating a dining room is just as difficult as decorating any other room. Each room has a designated function and this gives it a solid starting point when it comes to choosing the right type of furniture and accessories. In the living room, the sofa occupies the central role. In the dining room,...

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Not Your Grandma’s Floral Sofa

Posted in Sofa and Chair | by Loredana Sava, on November 11, 2012

Not Your Grandma’s Floral Sofa

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? At our grandmother’s house, watching black-and-white movies on her floral couch? I have…except she called it a “davenport,” which I never knew what that word actually meant until I was in my 20s and decided to look it up, once and for all. For as much as I loved...

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Simple, modern and space-saving floating nightstands for modern bedrooms

Posted in Bedroom | by Simona Ganea, on November 11, 2012

Simple, modern and space-saving floating nightstands for modern bedrooms

In the bedroom you want the décor to be as simple and as airy as possible. It’s why usually people opt for very few decorative elements and they try to focus more on functionality. It’s also why floating nightstands have become more and more popular. They are a simple and clever way of saving space...

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47 square meter apartment featuring designer furniture and a Nordic décor

Posted in Apartments | by Simona Ganea, on November 11, 2012

47 square meter apartment featuring designer furniture and a Nordic décor

A small apartment doesn’t leave much room for imagination when it comes to choosing a style for the interior décor. But while some styles are not suited for small spaces since they are characterized by the use of oversized décor details and other elements, some styles would be wonderful choice. For example, a Nordic interior...

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Top Five Uses For A Basement Space

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Stefan Gheorghe, on November 10, 2012

Top Five Uses For A Basement Space

Basements often house little more than a fuse box, a water cylinder and some storage boxes. Converting a basement into a usable living space can add great value to your property and is a popular way that homeowners cope with changing household set ups without needing to move. However, there a number of things which...

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Minimalist Interiors: How To Achieve the Sought-After Look

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Ronique Gibson, on November 9, 2012

Minimalist Interiors: How To Achieve the Sought-After Look

Your lifestyle and how you choose to decorate your home reflect on how you enjoy living your life. For many, the ability to downsize from having a large abundance of clutter, possessions, and furniture is not only a mindset but also a way of simplifying your life. Minimalist interiors have become more popular in recent...

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