Decorating Tips


Full plates

Those who are interested in the purchase of chrome- or brass-plated furniture pieces should be aware of the fact that their beauty is skin deep. An electroplating process in which a thin layer of the decorative metal is transferred to a highly polished steel surface through an electric current applies each finish.  Read More


Reupholster your dining room chairs!

It's really a lot simpler than you might think: that is, if you follow these few easy steps: Read More


Wonderful wall covering!

Decorating with wallpapers is truly fun! Today's patterns have become so attractive and exciting in recent years that it's tempting to go all out. I suggest you admire and consider them, by all means, but take care not to overdo it-remember, it's the whole room on which you must concentrate. Read More


Yikes! Stripes!!!

Decorating with stripes gives you the opportunity to experience tremendous versatility in your room. They can make your room look bigger or wider, more serene or bold. But sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad. Watch out for wide stripes with dark or bright colors. They can be very overpowering to work with. Try using these stripes in small quantities, perhaps in wall covering beneath a chair rail.  Read More


Let there be light!

Successfully lighting your home calls for the correct balance of general light, task lighting and decorative lighting. By nature, lighting serves two purposes in your home: functional and decorative. When planning for the functional needs of your room, consider the activities that typically take place in your room. Read More


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