Home Decoration Resources
Using Lighting for Home Decoration
HGTV.com offers practical home lighting tips and ideas on this website. Sections include lighting for home security, lighting for function and fashion, refreshing your home with proper lighting, bathroom lighting, kitchen lighting, indoor lighting for plants, choosing a light bulb and stylish lamps for your home, working with lighting dimmers in the dining room, installing outdoor lighting, and a gallery of options to help you use lighting to decorate and enhance the mood of your home.
Check Out Tips for Indoor, Outdoor Fireplace Buyers
The information presented in this article will help both indoor, outdoor fireplace buyers. It presents an overview of the options available to modern consumers who are looking for a way to have a fashionable decorative piece that is also functional. If you know you want to add a fireplace of some type to your home but aren't sure what your options are, check out this page to help you narrow down your choices.
Decorating Tips and Ideas from Lowes Home Improvement Center
Lowes Home Improvement Centers always have lots of helpful tips and ideas on home decorating. Articles change from time to time, but right now you can learn how to build a window seat and paint an interior room. Every article is helpful and filled with step-by-step detail and instructions. Additional home decorating articles include an exhaustive kitchen cabinet buying guideline, a paint project checklist, and a link to a book for women entitled Dare to Repair. From the Dare to Repair link there are two complete and helpful articles, one on plumbing and the other on how to repair a hot water heater. While this site may not be heavy on home decorating, per se, the valuable tips and helpful advice on home restoration will be useful for almost any home decorating project.
A Home Makeover with Antique Decor
This feature on CountryLiving.com shows how Mary Jane McCarty made over her Yardley, Pennsylvania home with heirlooms and collectibles. Here are some of the things she did. For the library-dining room, she raised the dropped ceiling, painted the dark molding white, and framed the pocket-door entryway with built-in shelves to showcase her books. For furnishing, she used different patterns with a palette limited to blue and white. Art Deco Chinese rugs were added to echo mismatched pillows and vintage chairs and collection of similarly hued English transferware. Bohemian ikat upholstery was used to loosen up a formal chair. In the living room, heavy drapes were replaced with white plantation shutters. Yellow pillows were put on a late-Victorian sofa McCarty inherited from her grandmother. The upstairs bathroom got a major renovation. A plastic shower and tub were removed and replaced with a claw-foot tub. The dark wainscoting was painted white, and the top half of the walls were painted a seafoam blue. The linoleum was torn out and replaced with the same angled tile style used in the kitchen. See the feature to view the photos and learn more.
12 Room Decorating Tips on Houzz.com
In this article by award winning designer Judith Taylor at Houzz.com , you will discover 12 tips on how to decorate a room. One of her unusual advice is to choose a paint color for the house only after all your stuff are already inside your house. Besides giving some breathing room for furniture, Taylor also offers three different ways on how you can arrange them on your rug. She also suggests creating a focal point and varying of scale and proportion. For her tenth tip, Judith shows an example of a kitchen where adding layers of lighting was properly done. Lastly, she recommends going with something personal in decorating a room and not to always follow every design guidelines.