Home Decor

Tips, Tricks, and Trends for making a house your home. 

Found 12 blog entries about Home Decor.

Of all the rooms in your house, your kitchen likely saw the most action in 2020. With so many people staying at home making artisanal pizza and using their countertops as an office or classroom, this room endured plenty of wear and tear. And that means it might just be the room that's most in need of a refresh. 

But where to start? For inspiration, we consulted with top designers from coast to coast to uncover the hottest kitchen trends in 2021—what you need and what you'll totally want. Some of these design changes were expected after a year of staying at home, while others might totally surprise you. 

No matter what, 2021 will see the kitchen transformed into a space that can do the heavy lifting in a myriad of ways—with lots of comfort and a

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If you love to curl up with your favorite books, a reading nook can be the perfect way to enjoy this beloved pastime. From nonfiction books to thrillers and romance novels, reading is one of the best ways to relax and escape from the stresses of everyday living. If you’re thinking about creating your own reading nook at home, read on for some tips and tricks that will inspire you to craft a perfect reading space.

 Why Create a Reading Space?

For those who have a habit of reading often, creating your own special space will make it even more enjoyable. There are lots of benefits to having a reading nook in your home, including:

  • Having your very own reading nook gives you a quiet
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3 Ways to Make Your Home Minimalist

By Stefanie Gruber of The New Home Spot

Creating a minimalist home does not mean throwing everything away and living in a bland space with no personality. In fact — I’d argue it is the exact opposite. By implementing a minimalist-style into your home’s space you are getting rid of the things that don’t matter and creating more space for the things that do.

Below are three ideas I’d suggest to anyone trying to establish minimalism at home.

1. Declutter

You know what they say — out with in the old in with the meaningful. One room at a time, eliminate the things that have no purpose anymore. Donate old books and clothes and declutter the draws you’ve been avoiding since you moved in to your new home.

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How to Make the Most of Your Small Space

People are looking to buy a new home, but with home prices scooting higher and higher, being forced to buy a smaller home than anticipated is a real possibility. Don't let that get in the way, though, because we've got a few tips to help you make the most of your small spaces whether you embrace the space and create a cozy environment, or want to create the illusion of more square footage. Take a look at the tips below. 

1. Paint

Any blog you read will tell you about the importance of paint colors. Color can transition any space into almost anything you want. If you are looking to enlarge the space, choose lighter colors like white, tan, and gray. This creates a clean slate and expands the area. Go a

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How to Make Any Small Space Feel Larger

Sometimes what you can afford isn't always as spacious as you had hoped. However, there are some simple tricks to turn that small space into a place that feels much larger than reality. Here's how. 

1. Ditch the Curtains. 

By removing the curtains, it will create depth within the room and give it a much larger feel. 

2. Use Mirrors and Glass. 

Strategically place mirrors around the space creating the illusion of a deeper area. Also, by using glass tables and furniture, you keep the eye from blocking off parts of the room. 

3. Decorating with Monochromatic Pallets

When you decorate with different shades of the same color it creates a visual coherence that aids in the space feeling more open.

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Art Display Mistakes to Try and Avoid 

Once you move into a new home, you are probably worried about furniture and pots and pans. You should, however, be concerned about what is going to go on your walls. Artwork and photographs are among some of the most important things that you will have in your home. They are what gives your home character.

The problem with art, and decorating in general is that there's so many different mistakes that you can make in your home that have an impact, but you'd never even realize it. Here, we'll explain some of the most common art and art decor mistakes that are made in homes and how to avoid them. 

Placing Your Art At The Wrong Height

If you hang a framed piece either too high or too low on a wall, it's

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One of the most difficult decisions to make when refinishing a room is how much of a current trend to inspire your choices. Jumping in with two feet can be fun and certainly create a wow factor. However, trends can also quickly become outdated and if you've invested a lot of time and money to change it. 

Luckily, this isn't an all or nothing situation. So whether your current obsession is mid-century modern or shabby chic, you can satisfy your style preference without making a top to bottom change in a few months or years. 

To start, keep bigger items like the wall color, flooring, and furniture neutral in both style and color. What I mean by this is to choose furniture that is inspired by or similar, but simpler, to a more trendy piece. And neutral

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Pets are a part of the family. When we welcome a new dog into the home, we often expect them to meet our standards of behavior without much guidance. Dogs, like children, require consistent training from all members of the family. They need positive reinforcement and clear signals from you to teach them what behavior is acceptable.

In this article, we’re going to cover some important house training tips for you and your canine companion. We’ll look at some of the common mistakes that new pet owners make, and talk about ways to curb undesirable behavior like chewing shoes or furniture or barking at windows.

Traits vs. behaviors

One common mistake new pet owners make is to attempt to place character traits on their dog. Words like pushy,

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Find the Right Furniture for Your New House

If you recently bought a house, you likely will need to purchase chairs, couches and other furniture for your residence. Luckily, we're here to help you streamline the process of discovering the right furniture, at the right price.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you find the right furniture for your residence.

1. Consider the Size of Your Home

Take close measurements of your house before you purchase any furniture – you'll be glad you did. Because if you fail to measure properly, you risk buying furniture that might not fit inside your house.

Also, it is important to account for the weight of furniture. If you consider the weight of furniture prior to purchase, you can ensure

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