Please welcome our next guest blogger, Carl Turner, content writer at Maison de Kristine, a lifestyle and design store specializing in vintage-style and French country furnishings. Read on for his top five tips to decorating with prints and artwork!
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The weather is warming up and spring is in the air. What do you see when you look out at your outdoor living space? Do you see a wonderful and inviting space where people will want to hang out, relax, and have fun? Or, do you see a neglected blank slate where nothing much is really happening? Either way, read on for some fun and easy tips on how to make the most of your outdoor space!
Recite after me: “You can change the look of your space without spending a ton of money.” I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. But you may wonder if I practice what I preach. Well, this blog should convince you that, yes, I most certainly do! Read on to see how!
Is there a room in your home that you walk into and constantly think, “Man, I’m sick of this room” or “I wish I could redo this room”? Maybe you think you don’t have the time, energy, or budget to do anything about it. Well, I’m here to tell you that you do! You can do so much with very little effort, time, or money. Want to hear what those things are? I thought so! Here we go!
How important is curb appeal? Well, I think rather obviously it’s REALLY important. Why? Well, first impressions matter with people and they do with your home too. You want the curb appeal of your home to be such that someone driving by will be enticed enough to want to come in and check out the rest of your home. Think of it in terms of you going to apply for a new job. You dress in your best clothes, have your hair just so, makeup on perfectly, and on and on. Well, this holds true for your home as well. If you are trying to attract potential buyers to come view your home, you want to put your home’s best foot forward, so to speak!
We’ve all been there…you know, in the paint store, standing at the display and drooling over all the beautiful paint colors that are available. But, how many of you have you chosen “the perfect color” only to get home, paint your walls and then go, “ugh, this is not the color I chose!”. Well, my guess is quite a few, including myself. In this post, I am going to tell you a little secret and share with you five big things that can definitely affect your color choice and turn it from Yay! to Ugh! Ready? Okay then, here we go:
Hello all! Starting off the year, I decided to do a twelve-part series of blogs that talk about organizing and setting yourself up for a new year of DIY projects. In this blog, I am simply going to list each one and include a little recap along with the link to it in case if you happened to miss one along the way! Away we go:
This may seem like a silly question but really, it’s not silly at all. A lot of people ask this question, and my answer is almost always the same. Most room remodels have a beginning, middle, and end to the actual “work parts” but how do we really know when the space is complete? Well, in my mind, most spaces aren’t. They are constantly evolving, in a sort of state of flux.
We are getting close to the end of my blog series here and I think that this part may just be the best part! I love painting and rearranging furniture and all of that good stuff but I also love shopping! And often when we are accessorizing, it involves some shopping! Before you break out your gigantic Ikea bag and hit the stores, take the time to do a little planning to figure out what your accessories need to do for you. Yes, accessories can serve purposes other than just looking pretty! In this post, I’m going to help you with that part, the planning part. When it comes to accessorizing, planning ahead will make your room not only look better but also function better.
As you are going through the process of redoing a space in your home, consider focal points. They are one thing that will help you ground your space and make it feel complete when it’s all done. So as you consider paint colors, furniture choices, and window treatments, don’t forget focal points!