Beyond Beige

Beyond Beige

    When you are decorating, the easiest color to use is a shade of beige or white.         There are hundreds of various shades of each, and while it may seem plain, they can be the stabilizing factor in a room. Without having to change the wall color, an already beige room can have colorful accents throughout. These pops of color can be changed to match the current trends. During various seasons, the colors and textures can change as well. Beige is a neutral color but even going a shade darker on the beige color wheel can provide your room with a cozy warm...

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Seasonal Colors to Accent a Room

Seasonal Colors to Accent a Room

When you walk outside in any given season, in any location around the world, there are distinct colors, smells, and even sounds that alert you to the time of year. In some places, spring has vibrant colors and new life while other areas may experience winter with the beauty of the senses coming alive. The next time you are outside, take note of the colors around you.  By bringing the outside to your living room, bedroom, or dining room, you are essentially expanding your living space. The feeling of the outdoors can be inside without any plants or other items that will quickly die. This is a great way to decorate if you have allergies or cannot spend a lot of time...

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Spring Comes Inside

Spring Comes Inside

    It’s time to get ready for a new season; out with the old, in with the new!           One of the simplest ways to spruce up your home, regardless of the size, color, location, or layout, is to bring spring inside. Take a minute and remove the dark colors of fall and winter and replace those items with light colored wall hangings, fresh flowers, and airy scents. You can store the cinnamon and clove candles, replacing them with lilac and peach. Switch out the dark throw on the sofa and lay out the brightly colored one. Put out some flowers, fresh or fake, whichever you prefer. These small steps throughout your home will bring in the spring and the new beginnings that it brings....

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Modernize Your Room in a Weekend

Modernize Your Room in a Weekend

    It is not always the grand features that will outdate a room, but it can be the little touches.         The good news is that you can modernize any room in just a weekend. Paint is an obvious change, especially if the room has an outdated color or wallpaper. The results will be worth the effort.  Another easy update is to the light fixtures. By replacing the existing gold, or other outdated light source, with a modern one will take the room from old to new. Finally, replacing door handles, cabinet knobs, and plumbing fixtures with more modern options can be done easily and quickly. Many times these more modern items are on sale at home improvement stores and can even be found at second-hand stores for an inexpensive...

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