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OK - it’s time to call out the elephant in the room. We all have that one closet at home that we have been avoiding for months now. You know, that closet; the closet you have to cram things in just the right way in order to get it to fully shut… Blame it on not having the time to clean it up, but in reality the truth is you just don’t know how to go about organizing it yourself. Have no fear, we’ve gathered a few easy DIY tips on how to organize that piled-up closet:

1. Color Coordination

One of the easiest ways to reorganize your closet is with color coordination. This might sound simple but it makes all the difference in the long run. Yes - we can admit that col...

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Window treatments are a quick, easy fix for expensive heating and cooling bills. Not only do they help complete the design of a room, window treatments have the potential to drastically control the temperature in your home without having to break the bank. Whether it’s blinds, drapes, shades, or shutters, the use of any window cover can help keep the heat out during the summer months while keeping it in during the winter season. Get the best of both worlds - combine both design and cost efficiency by choosing window treatments that fit your needs. Here is what you need to know about your options:

Blinds

Blinds will be your best friend in the summer. They are most effective in keeping t...

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Adding a vintage item to almost any decorating style will create depth and personality.
Have you inherited an antique from a favorite relative or purchased a vintage piece from a local flea market or on a foreign vacation? Not sure how to integrate it into your home design?


Don’t despair. A touch of antiques can add to most any decorating style beautifully – and you’ll be saving a family heirloom or preserving a special memory. The surprise influence of an antique adds depth to a room and helps make the decor more beautiful and interesting.


Here are some tips about incorporating antiques into your decorating plan:

Adding just one or two antique items will make a room feel laye...

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Consider beautiful design elements with squared-off edges.
Often we think about soft, rounded shapes as the only design aesthetic, especially for home décor. However, an interior design look based on sharp edges, with square, rectangular and trapezoidal shapes, can be equally beautiful and comfortable. Square edges give a sense of symmetry, order and stability, calming an interior look into a sense of harmony.


Squares and rectangles can be just the right angle for your interior plan. Think sharp edges, with no curves, no fuss and no frills. Imagine clean, simple and sophisticated lines. Home furnishing elements can be very beautiful when they have no rounded edges at all, helping create...

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Even just a touch makes your home feel festive and warm.
A touch of holiday decorating will help get you and your guests into the spirit of the season! But keep it simple so YOU can enjoy the season without stressing about perfection.


There are so many ways you can decorate your home for the holidays, from the smallest candles and accessories to large-scale trees, wreaths and statuary. Typical areas of your home to prioritize for decorating include:

Living room or great room
Dining room table and sideboard
Fireplace mantle
Powder rooms
Kitchen
Front door and outside the house
…Or maybe your first priority is more about cooking, eating and planning a get-together with family and friends


Start w...

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It makes your guests feel welcome and adds to your home's ambiance.
For a while, many people weren’t interested in a formal dining room and even converted their dining rooms into libraries, billiard rooms or offices. Today the dining room is back! Most homeowners want to create a beautiful setting for dining experiences with their family and friends.


A dining room is about fashion and function. Function is key, but at the same time the dining room is about so much more than just eating a meal. It’s about the experience and the ambiance people feel when they dine in your home.


Consider how you use your dining room before choosing the décor and furniture. Your table is the anch...

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As one of the most popular colors, blue evokes positive feelings, especially in the home.



Royal blue is a beautiful shade, just a touch lighter than navy or midnight blue, and a tad darker than steel blue or French blue. Royal blue is often called Mediterranean Blue. Cobalt, lapis and Greek blue are similar to royal blue and can be substituted.


Psychologically, blue is a calming, fresh and harmonious color, so it’s perfect for a home environment. The darker shades of blue, like royal blue, remind us of the sea or the dark evening sky.


Royal blue can complement almost any design style, and is especially effective with Asian, modern, traditional and Victorian decorating plans. Royal blue h...

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temp-post-imageLiving plants create a feeling of warmth and personality.

Whether you have a green thumb or not, adding indoor plants to your décor makes sense. Some living plants require very little care, and today you can also select from a wide variety of artificial plants that are hard to distinguish from real ones.


Indoor plants range from large, lush trees to the smallest of African violets, and everything in between. Some of the most popular indoor plants include:


Tropical orchids
Prickly cactuses
Luscious succulents
Bulky banana trees
Spiky dracaena plants
Floppy Philodendrons
Flowing ivy
And many varieties of ferns, ficus trees and palms

Indoor plants can sit on the floor, sit on a table or bureau, s...

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It makes your guests feel welcome and adds to your home's ambiance.



For a while, many people weren’t interested in a formal dining room and even converted their dining rooms into libraries, billiard rooms or offices. Today the dining room is back! Most homeowners want to create a beautiful setting for dining experiences with their family and friends.


A dining room is about fashion and function. Function is key, but at the same time the dining room is about so much more than just eating a meal. It’s about the experience and the ambiance people feel when they dine in your home.


Consider how you use your dining room before choosing the décor and furniture. Your table is the anc...

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This versatile hue adds sunshine and brightness to a room.



Yellow is a positive and enthusiastic color. It awakens the spirit and evokes a positive attitude. That’s why using it in your interior decorating plan will brighten your home environment and add a cheerful touch.


In color psychology, yellow is correlated with joy, energy, happiness and warmth. And yellow comes in so many choices. Some variations are so light and airy they can actually become neutrals. Others are super-saturated, so they create a bold, warm feel.


Each yellow hue is more luscious and vibrant than the next, including:


Lemon yellow
Marigold
Canary
Mustard
Flax
Banana
Goldenrod
Butter yellow
Saffron


Think yellow tones for so m...

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