Category Archives: Decorating Ideas

Gray, White and Yellow Room Idea

I love the look of gray and white however, it seems a little too safe. With gray and white being such neutral colors you can add almost any color to them. I chose yellow not just any yellow but a bright cheerful yellow and it changed the whole appearance and mood of this room. I now call it my Chickadee Room 🙂

Gray White and Yellow Bedroom - Chickadee

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Black, White, and Blue Living Room Idea

Originally I wanted just a black and white room. However when I thought about the walls I couldn’t resist using the walls as the accent color.  I kept thinking about an ice blue color as it was one of the most popular wall colors of the year.

I also wanted a room that was comfortable and relaxing yet elegant. So I chose oversized furniture for comfort and rich fabrics and patterns to showcase elegance.

Living room idea black blue and white

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10 Make Over Ideas for Mirrored Doors

Mirrored closet doors can be a little out of date but replacing them can be a little pricey. So what do you do?

Here is a list of 10 make over ideas for your mirrored closet doors.

1. Use a curtain

This one is probably pretty obvious it seems to be the most common fix. You can remove the doors and in its place hang some curtains but there are several ways you can go about doing this. One option is leave the glass doors and hang sheer curtains in front then accent with light to glare off the mirror and shine behind the sheers.  Try using curtain panels on a hospital track for a clean look.  My favorite option with hanging a curtain is hang it across the whole wall or at least a good portion from ceiling to floor. Read more »

Simple Changes to Update a Kitchen

If your kitchen is looking a little dated and you would like to make some changes but just don’t have the money for a major renovation.  Here is a few changes that you can make that’s not going to break the bank but can make a major impact on your kitchen design.

1. Paint

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way. Not all of us have a lot of wall space in our kitchen so you may just conciser painting those cabinets. Painting your cabinets can change your kitchens appearance and if this is a project that you plan on tackling yourself you can save thousands of dollars. It does take some time and hard work but if you want an updated kitchen for little money painting your cabinets will be a step in the right direction. Be sure to do your research first and don’t forget some good cleaner, sand paper and primer. Read more »

Bathroom Decorating

Bathroom decorating can be fun as it can take little time and little money to make a drastic change.

First think of your theme. Are you thinking beach theme? A french shabby chic theme? Rustic? or an Andy Warhol theme? There are so many options out there but, if you cant think of a theme no worries maybe you have a favorite color that may just be a bit much for a larger room but perfect for your bathroom. Maybe you seen a color that just seems soothing and relaxing to you and you would like to try it out before fully committing to it in another room.

Now that you have your inspiration how are you going to showcase it? Is it going to be in your paint or in your accents such as a shower curtain, towels, and pictures?  If you plan on bringing it out in your accents then I would suggest more of a muted wall treatment.  If color is your theme try playing with various shades. Perhaps lighter walls and darker textiles or vice versa. Read more »

Fall Decor

Do you love the crLeavesisp cool weather of fall, The beautiful fall foliage, the crackling of leaves under your feet, the smell of wood burning in the air, and the taste of caramel apples? I love it all and I’m glad that time of year is here. Now that fall is upon us why not take inspiration from outside to decorate the inside of your home. This is the best time to bring those amber, brown, red, and yellow colors in.

Look around fall has so much inspiration to offer. The pumpkins on your neighbors porches, the leaves on the trees, The hay and mums on a hay ride. Here are a few tips on bring those touches of fall in.

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Purple Bedroom Design Ideas

Since the time Friends was a hit sitcom I’ve wanted a purple room. Do you remember the purple living room in Monica and Rachel’s apartment?  To this day I still haven’t had my purple room. When you live with a man it may be hard to convince him. But I can always dream. So here is a visual of a few Ideas for a purple room that I have put together on my shopping excursion yesterday. However with so many shades of purple that are so diverse they can work with any theme its hard to decide on which direction to go.

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40 Alternatives to Headboards

If you have decided its time to redecorate your bedroom but your working on a budget you may want to consider creating your own custom headboard.

Why do you need a headboard? Before most believed that the headboard was used to keep your pillows in place and from falling off the bed. I believe your wall can do the same. However headboards can play as an integral part of decor for the bedroom. Most people feel that it anchors the bed and gives a focal point to the room. So while headboards are not necessary the can make all the difference in your decor and help you show case your personal style.

If you’re working on a budget you may not be able to go out and purchase your dream furniture. So instead try an alternative to a store bought headboard. Be sure to think outside the box as the possibilities are endless.

Below I have created a list of 40 suggestions to alternative headboards to get you started. Look around your house as you may already have a great alternative to a headboard laying around. Check your local thrift stores, dollar store, and dollar bins most of these items can be picked up for little cost.

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Black and White Beach

As my current design theme is black and white decor, I’m always seeing other themes that interest me liBlack and White Beach Decorke the beach /seashore decor.

Imagine my surprise when I walked into my local Home Goods store and found a numerous items of black and white seashore decor. These items were absolutely gorgeous!

There were silver sea shells in black shadow boxes, clumps of white coral reef, black and white framed pictures of the beach, black vases with shiny abalone shell accents, even black and white beach house signs.

To bad it doesn’t go with my damask patterns, but if I had a beach house this would defiantly be the decor.

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Decorating on a Budget

Decorating on a budget- shop your local yard sales, flea markets, and thrift stores.

Remember to think outside the box. It’s true that one person’s trash may be another person’s treasure. To you it may only take some new paint, new fabric or just some imagination. All though the possibilities are endless here are 12 great items to watch for.

Frames – In my opinion you can never have too many frames.  Consider refinishing them and just hanging the frames on a wall perhaps in a collage. Or you’ll want to just frame the endless number of existing items that you already have. (Photographs, prints or even doilies)

Old Books – whether you like the topic, title, or even the color of the cover, books can add décor to any shelf or book case. You can even throw a couple on your end table.

Lamps – Some times it only needs a new shade or some new paint. I have even seen some lamps turned into candle holders.

Bottles – As bottles come in different colors and shapes they can be used for accessories. Filled with colored water, or used as a candle holder. I suggest purchasing a taper candle holder designed for wine bottles. Read more »