Window Treatments Can Improve Your Home

Friday, January 5th, 2018

window-shadesWindow Treatments – Trendy Homes Demand Trendy Windows

Is the creative artist in you looking for a new home improvement project? Do you want to take on project that doesn’t demand too much of your time? If you are unable to decide on the aspect of your home that requires attention, do not worry. Here’s a window of opportunity for you: Windows.

When it comes to renovating a home or upgrading a room, homeowners neglect windows. Everyone focuses on the wall molding, paint colors and furniture. They forget about windows. Remember that windows can make or break the look of a room. If you are interested in making your home trendy, consider trendy window treatments.

window-treatments-valanceStart Small; Think Big

If you want to experiment a new look for your home, you can consider different window treatments. It is better to select a room before making changes to the entire home.

When thinking about window treatments for the living room or the bedroom; you need to consider the following things:

· The renovation budget

· The functionality of windows

· The architectural details of your home

· Your style

· Your color preferences

· The need for privacy and safety

· Energy efficiency

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Beautify Your Home with the Right Carpeting

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

carpeting-carpet-samplesHow Carpets Can Make Your Home Beautiful

Rugs are for the most part utilised for decorative purposes to give your home or your workplace a more modern and high standard look. They’ve the power to light up the surroundings in a split of a second and give the place a more cleaned look.

It is additionally an extraordinary approach to keep a particular place clean compared with rooms that don’t have covers. However there are various advantages that one can get by placing carpets in their homes or offices.

smart-strand-mohawk-carpetCheck out some instant advantages of having carpets in an area:

Lighting Up The Look & Appearance

As mentioned before, rugs for the most part are meant to upgrade the look & appearance of the place. It gives a specific touch to the style with the different colours and patterns it is available in. This covering can allow you to furnish with the sort of look you have been searching for, for your home or office.

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Professional Home Decorating DIY Tips

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

modern-trendy-office-designHow to Work Like Professional Home Decorators

Being a home decorator without a degree is a tough task if someone is looking at it with a professional eye.

But when it comes to decorate your own home, anyone can become a decorator and start revamping his home just like a professional decorator would do. All it takes is simple knowledge of home improvements and a classic style that can please every eye.

Doing so, you can save a lot of money which otherwise would go into the pockets of a professional decorator. When it is possible to be your own decorator, and then why not spend that money on your home instead of a decorator? Plus, you get everything of your own choice, which is an add-on for your home project.

go-green-interior-designBeing a decorator requires some pre-planning and homework before you move on even a single step; and the very first step that would lead you to be a home decorator is a proper plan.

As colors play the most essential role in a home decor, you need to choose a color scheme of your choice. Professional home decorators take several colors schemes and then make their selection. You too will have to do the same for working like a professional home decorator.

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3 Steps to an Old Fashioned Christmas

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

santaAn Old-Fashioned Christmas in 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever wonder what happened to the old-fashioned Christmas that we – people over a certain age – used to enjoy? The days when you were happy to get almost anything as a gift, when Santa was the main topic of conversation, Christmas was Christmas and not reduced to some homogeneous ‘holiday season’, those were the days.

In this article we’re going to have a look at the three key things you can change this Christmas to bring back a little bit of the feeling of those days of old.

Old-Fashioned Christmas step 1: the Christmas decorations.

For most people the Christmas season really starts the day the first of the Christmas decorations go up; I say the day the first of the Christmas decorations go up because people have so many decorations these days that it can take them a whole weekend to put up, what with the untangling and testing of lights, and building frames to make sure the Christmas decorations don’t fall down etc, etc.

If you want to have a bit of a change from the competitive sport of covering the house in Christmas decorations then we need to get back to some Old-Fashioned Christmas basics.

christmas-tree-lightsLet’s start with the old-fashioned Christmas tree – a must for that trip back in time. Although it can make a lot of financial sense to buy a plastic Christmas tree that you take apart and put back together each year, there’s not much that says it’s Christmas time than the smell of a freshly cut pinus radiata tree – or the equivalent in your respective country.

Now that we’ve managed purged the plastic, and reinstated the real, how about some traditional hand-made decorations to go on it?

Not everything that goes on an old-fashioned Christmas tree has to be hand-made, and certainly doesn’t have to be new, shiny, and made of plastic, a good mixture of the old and the new works very well. Do you remember the pride you felt when a hand-made star or string of popcorn was placed lovingly on the family Christmas tree? Why not give someone else that same feeling?

Get the Christmas music going, knock up a bowl of eggnog, and set down a challenge for the best Christmas tree decoration. Of course, everyone’s a winner, because we don’t want to do anything to disrupt the Christmas atmosphere.

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Holiday Decorating Tips to Spend Less and Enjoy More…

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

holiday-decorating-tipsHoliday Decor: Spend Less & Enjoy More

Have you noticed that retailers start displaying their holiday decorations and merchandise earlier and earlier each year? Some people welcome the early holiday cheer, while others like myself; feel there is too much Christmas too soon.

A scientific poll of 1,000 American adults, 73 percent agree with the statement that “it is annoying that the holiday shopping season has gotten earlier.” Forty-eight percent strongly agree. Just 21 percent disagreed. But, if you are a gung ho ho ho shopper and into the themed holiday decorating then this time of year is definitely your best bet for great deals on all things “holiday”.

christmas-treeWhat To Buy and When

Remember when the best deals came after the holiday? Obviously this is still true for items like Christmas cards and holiday wrapping paper. But now, retailers are introducing their holiday discounts early to ensure their stock is sold out by Christmas and, you don’t have to wait and purchase after the holidays only to pack them away for the next 11 months before you can use them.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The holiday season with its purchasing, wrapping and celebrating substantially increases the amount of waste we generate. However, there are many opportunities for the consumer to reduce, reuse and recycle their remnants of holiday cheer.

Before you buy anything new, take stock of what you already have, what you can still use and discard the rest. Social media sites such as Pinterest can give you great ideas on how to repurpose your current decorations.

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Simple Tips to Managing Holiday Stress

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

christmas-shoppingLetting Go Of Perfect: One Major Tool For Managing Holiday Stress

One of the main reasons that many people experience so much holiday stress is that they have expectations that do not match reality and they keep trying to nudge reality to be more in line with their expectations.

The Holidays do not have to be perfect to be happy, merry, or enjoyable.

When you try to spend more resources than you have, you will experience stress. When you attempt to juggle spending your time, energy and money to try to find the perfect gift for each person, to plan and execute the perfect meal, and to host the perfect party with each guest enjoying every other guest, (plus the numerous other tasks you take on), you will be exhausted and disappointed. If you can settle for less than perfect, you can reduce your stress.

christmas-cards-decoratingHere are some examples of sanity saving shifts in thinking and behavior:

Instead of spending all that time and energy shopping for the perfect outfit to wear on Christmas or to that big Christmas party, consider adding a new holiday accessory to something that you already own, love and feel comfortable in.

That “perfect” Christmas card that you spent so much time and energy on last year is probably not remembered this year. The fact that you sent a Christmas card probably will be remembered. Don’t torture yourself for a Christmas card. Allocate your resources of time, energy and money according to your real needs and values.

When you feel compelled to keep spending until you feel assured of getting that certain someone’s attention, remind yourself that you don’t have to spend money that you don’t have or can ill afford to spend to let someone know that they matter.

holiday-home-decoratingRemember that the amount you spend does not necessarily determine the quality of the gift. It might also help to remember that if you don’t spend outside your budget, you probably won’t have to be paying additional credit card expenses throughout the coming year.

When you feel obliged as a good neighbor, co-worker, friend, son/daughter, mother/father, or community member, to participate in all activities and get-togethers that you are invited to, you will end up exhausted and resentful. This is the time of year when you may have more invitations and social expectations than at any other time. When you are stressed out, these invitations can feel like demands for your time and attention.

When you can begin to believe that even “nice” people say “no” to some invitations, and allow yourself to do so, you can reduce a lot of stress.

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