Decorating Tips


Furniture arranging made easy!

It's an age-old dilemma! What furniture should go "where", and "why" should it go there? Having a sense of style in arranging your furniture is a must, but following some basic guidelines will help even the novice arranger look like a real pro. Read on, and learn how these valuable tips will give your rooms new reasons for "being". And when in trouble, remember this: an under-furnished room is preferable to an over-furnished room! Less can be more! Read More


Family room fun!

Family rooms, by their very name, are for the family! And when most of us think of family we think of relaxation and fun, as well as informal settings for carefree entertaining. This is a room in which we can truly "let our hair down". It demands space for our hobbies, reading, watching TV or needlepointing. It also calls for some imaginative planning, so all members of the family feel that this is truly "their" room. Read More


Food for thought on flooring

Floors are the second largest color area in a room, the first of course being walls. They are also the most permanent feature, replaced less easily and less often than wall or furniture coverings. Purchase and installation costs are substantial so it's important to select floors with an eye to the future. Read More


Flooring can fool the eye!

Have you ever thought about the impact that flooring has on your overall design scheme? Light colored floors will tend to make your room appear larger. Read More


No more ruffles, no more frills!

That's the spirit of today's nurseries! Babies aren't infant very long, and as soon as they become active toddlers, furnishings need to be chosen with their pace and punishment in mind. That isn't to say that a nursery shouldn't be pretty: just that it must be practical and sturdy as well. Read More


Mattress shopping? Read this first!

Today, your bedding options are virtually limitless. Foam mattresses, air mattresses, and a variety of coils, padding, quilting and tufting techniques make your selections difficult. The purchase of a new mattress is truly an investment, since you'll be using it for many, many years. Read More


Headboards?

Headboards, or the illusion of them, seem to "complete" a bed, much as a frame does to a painting. This is the place to be innovative and have some fun. The more creative the headboard, the more unique your statement! Read More


Comfortable kitchens

The kitchen has long been the center of the home, a place where we can go to get warm, inside and out! Many of us have wonderful memories of watching mother baking, or preparing a family meal. Perhaps for this reason, when entertaining, many guests seem to migrate to the kitchen. Read More


Quick makeovers!

SPLURGE ON COLOR: Try painting one wall an awesome accent color, and you'll be guaranteed to have livened up your entire room. Read More


Half baths have it!

Most of us spend very little time in the powder room. So when decorating, be bold, daring and dramatic. If you've always been afraid to use dark, rich colors, this may be just the place for them! Or perhaps you like the idea of a large scale floral print wall covering, but could never find the right place. Well, here's your chance. Read More