Kitschy Kitchens

Kitschy Kitchens

The kitchen is the center of social life in many homes, whether you eat out nightly or prepare your meals from scratch. You should pay attention to the decor in your kitchen, to make sure that it is the kind of place that you want to spend time in. Kitschy styles for kitchens may include incorporating retro food advertisements into your decor or using country-style furniture. Creating an eclectic mix of styles is sure to make your kitchen fun and kitschy. Don’t feel that you have to be put into a decorating box when it comes to your kitchen. Add your own personal touches to make it a fun and lively place for your friends and family to...

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Bring the Outdoors Inside

Bring the Outdoors Inside

You can bring the outdoors inside, even if you have a small space, by bringing in fresh air and greenery with houseplants. The fresher air and greener atmosphere they contribute to your space will more than make up for the minimal amount of care you need to give them. During the summer months, when the weather is nice, open your windows and air out your rooms. Install window screens if you don’t have them, to keep bugs out and fresh air. Don’t let the fine weather of the warmer months pass you by. The fresh air and greenery will contribute to your interior design positively on a subconscious level, while making your home more enjoyable to be...

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The Importance of Planning

The Importance of Planning

When you make the decision to redecorate, planning should be the first thing on your mind, and it can be done as simply as with a piece of graph paper and a pencil, or as modern as with home planning software programs. With these devices, you can draw out the furniture you already have to scale and move it around to see how it will look, before you start to put your muscle behind it. This planning can prevent mishaps, like trying to move a couch into a room that is too narrow or putting so many chairs in a corner that there is no room to move around. Before you start furniture moving, pick up a...

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Be Bold With Color

Be Bold With Color

When decorating, don’t be afraid of color. A single, bright accent wall in a white room or a bright red vase on top of a pale vanity can make a statement in a room. Be sure that you always use bright colors in places that you want people to immediately notice. If you have an accent wall, keep your best photographs on it or have the wall be the same as the focal point of the room, like a fireplace. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color. Especially bold, bright hues like red, green or bright blue. These colors can liven up any area of a room where they are used as...

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Accessories to Enhance, Not Overwhelm

Accessories to Enhance, Not Overwhelm

Have you ever noticed a well-placed lamp or vase? It can make a room look finished and as though it was professionally decorated. By adding these touches to your room, there can be a color splash, culture, or a personal touch that you really love. You should never feel obligated to fill a shelf, a wall, or a table. Just put out the pieces you really enjoy and relish in the idea that you can change them daily, weekly, or monthly. No accessory is a permanent fixture and the good thing about these pieces is many times you can find them at consignment stores and estate sales. If you are looking to enhance a room, choose pieces that accentuate the room, not overwhelm...

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