Home Style Interior Design Updates

Friday, May 5th, 2017

_DSC5297-eAlmost Instant Updates You Can Make to Your Home Style

There are small things we can do to spruce and update our living spaces. Of course we would all love to the endless supply of cashflow that the design shows provide. Most of these suggestions are inexpensive and can add so much personality to your space.

Stop Using Matching Throw Pillows

Commonly when buying a sofa they come with matching throw pillows, but by adding different color or pattern accent throw pillows you can update a room instantly. Adding that dash or bold color or striking patterns can help complement the neutral tones of the room.

Changing Light Fixtures

Instead of using a standard hanging light fixture try adding a decorative chandelier or lantern. By adding a simple change to your dining room can add so much personality to the room.

_DSC5365-eDesignate a Cozy Space

Today’s popular design is the open floor plans. Where floor designs are open and flow seamlessly. But, though that is nice for the overall style of the home try making a place in your home more cozy.

Decorate Personal Spaces

Most of us spend most of our energy on decorating spaces that we show to other people. The guests for our parties or an unplanned visit that can happen at anytime. Decorating these spaces are important but lets not forget places in the house where we spend most of our time. The bedroom, office, or bathroom. Take items that you love and decorate your favorite

Creating a Collection

First rule of adding a collection of items to a room is to remember that odd numbers go together better than even. Take a second to find items in your room that are common in some way. For example, you might have a group of silver items that share a common element. By putting them together on a console or sofa table.

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Decorate Your Floors!

Friday, April 28th, 2017

shag-floor-rugFun and Functional – Area Floor Rugs

This type of rug is one of my favorites, they’re all throw backs that are coming back in style. We’re talking about shag rugs, flokati and sheepskin rugs. These plush and thick rugs bring depth to a room by providing a three-dimensional aspect. The plushness also makes these rugs heavenly to walk on- making them ideal to place in a common seating area. Just imagine running your toes through the soft, thick fabric of a sheepskin rug while you relax on the couch.

If you are like me; your house is painted in neutral colors, your home furnishings are timeless, and your wall accents are very classic pieces. A home that has a neutral theme, like mine, deserves an eccentric accent piece. A patterned rug.

5_dsc5368-leather-chair-accessoriesPurchasing a patterned rug can be daunting, there are so many options.

There is a rug in nearly every pattern you can think of and in various different colors. Placing a patterned rug in any room is a great way to bring an accent piece to your home without taking away from your other carefully chosen home decor pieces.

I would suggest that busy patterned rugs be placed in a larger room, so that the patterned rug does not become an eye-sore of sorts.

On the opposite spectrum of patterned rugs we have the natural material rug. These includes but is not limited to, jute, sisal and bamboo rugs. Natural material rugs provide the same functionality as all other area floor rugs, while keeping a classic and casual feel.

A perk to decorating with a natural material rug is that they are extremely durable, they keep out more dirt, and they are timeless. The natural material rug is a safe purchase, due to their neutral design they have not gone out of style since they became stylish.

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Secrets to a Great Bathroom Remodel

Friday, April 21st, 2017

bath-remodel-tipsTile Shops Experts Reveal the Secrets to Planning a Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom remodeling is one of the surest ways to increase the value of your home. It is also the most cost-effective, according to many tile shops experts. Apart from that, it can also improve your home and turn it into a comfortable heaven.

Still, many people find bathroom remodeling quite daunting and bothersome. If you fall in the same category, it is likely because you haven’t got a clue where to start and what steps the process includes.

One thing is for certain: once you have decided to implement a new bathroom, you must plan accordingly.

Just keep a clear vision of what you want your bathroom to look like in the end and you will get through the process with ease:

Think of the time frame – consider when you want to complete the project. There needs to be a deadline to follow; otherwise the project may take forever! Having a time frame will let you establish a plan to stick to. Aside from this, you will know what parts of your project you can possibly deal with on your own and what aspects of the work you should hire a professional for.

bathroom-remodelingWhat features are you remodeling – every bathroom remodel consists of several tasks. Are you renovating the cabinets and lighting? Are you updating the tiles and fixtures? Decide on what areas of your bathroom you want to work on so that you know what to look for. Other than that, you will be able to plan your budget accordingly.

Check out other bathrooms – every remodeling project needs its inspiration. Look for other bathroom layouts and ideas on sites like Pinterest, specialized stores and consult with experts on the matter. That way you will know better what you want for your bathroom and how to get it.

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Easter Decor Ideas For Your Home

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

easter-flower-arrangement5 Remarkably Simple Easter Decor Ideas For Your Home

Welcome spring into your home by decorating for Easter.

Compared to other holidays, you will find that Easter decorations are not elaborate or complicated. You won’t spend hours attaching bunny-shaped lights to your roof or constructing an Easter tree. Instead, focus on the small touches to spruce up your home, like Easter table decorations, and make things festive. Try one or all of these Easter decor ideas to make your home look lovely.

1. Add Flowers – A very simple way to decorate for the holiday is to put a vase full of spring flowers on your dining table. Choose a vase in a pastel color or a vase with an Easter-themed print on it. Flowers that bloom in spring, such as delicate daffodils or pretty tulips, are perfect.

2. Look For Easter Linens – An incredibly simple way to decorate for the holiday is to put out a dish cloth or tea towel with an egg or a bunny screen-printed or stitched onto it. Look for Easter-themed tablecloths or cloth napkins. Choose Easter table linens with a delicate floral print or embroidery if you want something more subtle. If you don’t want linens with prints on them at all, choose solid color linens in pastel hues.

Easter-eggs3. Fill a Basket or Bowl With Eggs – Whether you have children or not, you can still make Easter baskets and use them to decorate your house. Plastic eggs are the least expensive option and possibly the easiest. You can also find sturdy wooden eggs, or more delicate porcelain eggs, with pretty patterns painted on them. Another option is to dye intact egg shells and arrange them in a basket. For a more modern decoration, use a pretty bowl or pick a wire mesh or iron basket, or you can choose the traditional wicker basket to place the eggs in. Line the basket with grass clippings or paper shreds to cushion and protect the eggs.

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Tips for Interior Bedroom Design

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

28_DSC5478Interior Bedroom Design

Besides the kitchen, interior bedroom design is the most popular room to design in the family home. The bedroom should be cozy and restful in its appearance. Bright colors are not recommended because they are not calming. Colors best suited for bedrooms are warm and neutral colors.

To start your interior bedroom design plan you should choose the fabrics first along with the base wall color. One the fabric and color is selected then you can select the furniture that matches. For wall coverings, you do not need to purchase expensive artwork. If you or someone you know is a photographer then choose some unique photos to cover the walls. If you or someone you know is an artist then maybe you can hang some of their artwork in a nice frame. Now you will have wall hangings that no one else will have.

21_DSC5485When doing your interior bedroom design the flooring in bedrooms should never be tile, marble or granite. Use wood or carpet for bedrooms, you do not want an ice-cold floor in the morning. Carpet would be the warmest but wood is also a popular choice for bedroom flooring. To avoid clutter in the bedroom try extra cabinets or storage spaces in the bedroom. If the closet is big enough, put some extra storage or shelving in the closet.

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Graber Virtual Cord Shades

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Product Review for Graber Motorized Shades

Graber Window Blinds | Somfy Virtual Cord Motorized Shades

When I started searching for window treatments, I wanted something that truly updated my decor. Something that felt like a piece of art in my windows, but my house isn’t a museum, it’s where my family lives.

graber-window-blinds-shadesI knew my shades had to be easy to use too. So, when my Graber dealer showed me Virtual Cord Motorized Shades, my answer was an immediate, yes.

It’s so simple, one touch of a button moves my shades. That’s all there is to it.

Graber Virtual Cord Shades use the most up to date Somfy technology, so they’re quiet, they’re reliable, and best of all they don’t have cords. So I know they’re simply safer for my family. No extra noise, no extra clutter, no extra maintenance.

These shades give me exactly what I want.

They were installed for me in no time at all and every room they’re in feels a little more sophisticated than it did before. I can’t imagine our house without them because they’re part of what makes this family’s house, they’re home.

Graber Window Treatments, Shades and Blinds are available at McGann Furniture of Baraboo