In this post "How to draw a floor plan" I will show you that it's easier than you may think. If you can use a tape measure and draw some straight lines with a ruler, you can do this! Why is drawing a floor plan to scale important? Drawing a floor plan to scale is important for a few reasons. First, it will save you lots of time and energy. Imagine you want to rearrange the … [Read more...]
This page contains posts with decorating tips and tricks for making your home beautiful. You'll see my own home's transformations as they happen and a few from the past.
I am a retired Interior Decorator and Interior Redesigne. I will show you all the tricks I use to make my client's Homes beautiful on a budget. Learn how to redesign your space using new items, or just using items you already own.
You will also see posts on new trends in color, styles, and design elements as they become relevant. And I'll cover learning interior decorating terms you need to know and how to implement them into your own space.
If you have been in your home for any length of time then chances are you may not feel the same about it as you did in the beginning. Sure, you still love it. But, maybe your not "in love" with it. So, let's talk about how to fall in love with your home all over again! Just like in a long term relationship, things change. People change, times change, and trends come and go. So, if you … [Read more...]
If you have looked thru decorating magazines, Pinterest, and product catalogs for Christmas decorating ideas you will see that there are so many different options for how to decorate your Christmas tree. But, even though there are many, many different styles of decorating, there are also some basic rules that decorators use, both in your home and for your tree, that you can apply to properly … [Read more...]
So you want to know how to decorate a house with no money? It's actually pretty easy and you can do it with interior redesign, also known as, use what you have decorating. In this post I'm going to teach you how to redesign a room in your home, in one day, without spending a dime to do it! Interior redesign is a less expensive alternative to interior decorating because you use what you already … [Read more...]
Buying furniture can be frustrating and confusing, but if you have a little bit of knowledge about design, and the furniture business, it can save you time and money in the long run. Here are some furniture shopping tips to help you make the most of your furniture buying trip. Before we begin I want to remind you what we have learned about redesigning a room so far. In part one of family … [Read more...]
We have lived in our home for almost 33 years and believe me it has evolved and changed many times over the years. When you live in a home for this long you have to change with the times and make it continually work for you. Our home has seen two children grow up and move out on their own. With this change, walls came down and rooms took on new titles such as gym, office, and master … [Read more...]
Room color psychology plays a major role in how our rooms look and feel. But as individuals we all perceive color differently. This can explain why people have different “favorite” colors or why people have different tastes when it comes to decorating. So, when decorating a room in your home, your idea of the perfect color may be different then someone else's perfect color. … [Read more...]
Many people are intimidated by the mere thought of decorating a room in their home. Fear of choosing the wrong color, buying the wrong furniture, or not knowing how to get the look you see in a magazine, are just some of the reasons you may hesitate to decorate your home. Do you want to know how to decorate like a pro? What if I told you that I could show you how to decorate just … [Read more...]
Making a small room feel bigger is not difficult and hiding clutter is the number one way to make it happen. But finding storage in your home can be a real challenge if you have limited space. We've all been there... You have to have that new set of dishes you found on sale, or those shoes that were just calling your name. The problem is once you get them home where do you … [Read more...]
Decorating Inspiration can come from anywhere... I’m sitting at the airport getting ready to board a plane home from Vegas. Besides gambling, I love to look in the hotels and take in all of the architecture and decor. But as much as I love the architecture, I usually do not find decorating inspiration for my own home. But not this time... … [Read more...]
Have you ever picked out what you thought was the perfect paint color? Then you paint the whole room and hate it? Many of us have. So, if you want to choose the right paint color the first time, there are some things you need to understand before you buy your paint. … [Read more...]
You can still sell your home and decorate for the holidays! The way we decorate for the holidays is a perfect example of how we should approach staging our homes for sale. The holidays bring the feelings of warmth and coziness, and welcomes family and friends. The very same feelings we want to evoke when we are trying to sell our homes! … [Read more...]
There are many reasons a great room can go wrong but if you diagnose the symptoms, you can usually find a cure. Here are some Easy DIY Home Decorating Ideas to help you easily overcome your rooms illnesses. … [Read more...]
Why am I in love with the farmhouse style right now? Obsessed is more like it. Well, there are many reasons to love the farmhouse style and I love all of them. So, through my dining room redecoration I will explain why I love it so much and why you should too. … [Read more...]
Decorating for fall is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Well, at least it's my favorite time of year to decorate. And new fall entryway decor is the best way to give that lasting first impression. The fall season is perfect for giving your home that "come in and sit down" kind of feel. With the cozy throws, warm and welcoming colors, and the start of your winter layering, it just … [Read more...]
Hi everyone, It's getting to be that time of year when the air is turning cooler, kids are heading back to school, and the leaves will begin changing color. My favorite time of year! And who doesn't love Pinterest? So, I've combined the two to bring you some great fall decorating ideas from Pinterest. Now I am admittingly not the most punctual person when it comes to decorating for the … [Read more...]
Why decorating for dads? Well, Father’s day has come and gone and if you ask me, one day to celebrate the men in your life just isn’t enough. So, in addition to the lovely tie, the new fishing rod, or golf clubs, why not give him something he can use all year? Give him a space of his own. … [Read more...]
Lots of people ask, “How do I decorate my deck, patio, porch or yard?” The answer is easy...Just like you would inside your home. Same rules apply. Here are a few to get you started. … [Read more...]