Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
The living room is arguably the single most important area in the modern-day home. It offers an area for friends and family to gather for conversations; it's used for watching movies and television shows; and the living room is simply a go-to area where you want to take a nap during the day. Because it's such a commonly used area in the home, you should take the time to ensure it's setup properly. If you are still scratching your head trying to determine the best furniture layout for your living room, keep reading and we'll reveal some tips on how to achieve a proper layout.
Before we start, it's important to note that every living room needs a designated focal point. You simply can't expect to create an attractive and fully functional living room if there's no focal point. Thankfully, this is usually done by installing or mounting a television somewhere against the wall. People are instantly drawn to televisions, so it works well as a living room focal point. Alternatively, you could choose ...
Monday, April 1st, 2013
The sight of beautifully colored flowered blooming everywhere along with warmer temperatures could only mean one thing – spring is here! The 2013 spring season officially began on March 20th and will end on June 20th. If you haven't already done so, you should use this new season as a time to redecorate your home with new elements. As the old saying goes "out with the old and in with the new" is a helpful reminder that your home needs fresh elements to remain attractive. Here we'll take a look at some simple and effective springtime home decorating tips.
First and foremost, you should go through your home and do a little spring cleaning. Start by working on the large items, such as unused furniture and furnishings, and then work your way down to the smaller items. It's not uncommon for families to build up large collections of additional furniture in spare bedrooms. Even if you wan...
Monday, February 25th, 2013
Every home should have a room dedicated and set up specifically for an office. Instead of tossing important documents and mail on the coffee table where they will quickly become buried with other items, you can place them in a proper area inside the office. Of course this is just one of the many uses for a home office. In addition to storing documents, you can browse the internet, pay bills, create documents without distraction or just kick back and relax. To get the most use out of this area, though, you'll want to choose the right furnishings and supplies for it.
#1 – File Cabinet
A file cabinet is an essential furnishing that's a must for a home office. Don't just purchase any use any old filing cabinet, though, but instead look for a high-quality authentic hardwood model that offers a decorative touch the surrounding atmosphere. Plain aluminum file cabinets are both boring and unattractive. While they may allow you to st...
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Let's face it, most people don't spend a lot of time or energy decorating the laundry room. It's not a highly visible area where guests see, so what's the point in decorating it? Well, maintaining a functional equally attractive laundry room will make washing and drying clothes more enjoyable. Instead of being forced to work in a dull area with no sense of style, you'll have an attractive laundry room with warm, relaxing elements that naturally put you in a better mood. If you're wondering how to accomplish this, keep reading and we'll reveal some decorating tips and ideas that are perfect to use in the laundry room.
Tip #1 – Storage Options
All laundry rooms need to have some type of storage/organization options for them to function properly. In addition to clothes, you'll likely store detergent, dryer sheets, stain removal products, cleaning agents, bug spray and several other items here. So, how are you supposed to keep them all safely secured away in a somewhat organized mann...
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Although Amish furniture is most commonly found in the living room, dining room and bedroom, it's also perfect for creating a decorative, functional game room. Its authentic hardwood design and structure gives it incredible strength and a naturally beautiful appearance that's easy to match with a variety of styles. Whether you want to go all out with a game room featuring only Amish furniture or just use a couple pieces here and there is up to you. However, before you go tossing just any piece of Amish furniture into a game room, there are a few things you should know first.
Place It In a Safe Area
Amish furniture is naturally strong and durable as a result of the authentic hardwood and high level of craftsmanship that goes into each and every piece. With that said, you should still keep it a safe area where it's not going to get damaged. Carefully inspect the area where you want to use it and ask yourself whether or not there are any possibl...
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
In searching for ways to decorate your home, you may have come across a rather popular style known as rustic. This style focuses on natural elements and authentic hardwood furnishings to achieve a classic look that many people find pleasant. However, unless you're already familiar with interior decorating, you probably have no clue how to achieve a rustic home. If you're interested in learning more about this popular style of decor, keep reading and we'll reveal the basic principles of rustic decor and how you can transform the look of your home using it.
History of Rustic Decor
You might be surprised to hear that rustic decor first originated out of the Great Depression in the late 1920s to mid 1930s. Back then, people would make handcraft furniture using any available lumber they had and trade it for food. This handcrafted furniture had a unique touch and style to it that people weren't used to seeing. The popularity for it continued to rise even o...
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
When you're busy adding and setting up the large furniture in your home, it's easy to overlook the importance of small accent furnishings. Although couches, entertainment centers and tables are a necessary part of a functional home, you must complete the look by filling in voided spaces. Allowing corners, walls and other ares of your home to go without decorations will create gaps in your home's decor that brings down the overall aesthetic value. Here we'll take a closer look at some Amish furnishing ideas to consider for your home or apartment. If you're going for a stylish decor featuring authentic hardwood furniture, there's nothing that compares to Amish furnishings and accessories.
Chests and Trunks
Okay, I admit that I'm a huge fan of trunks and chests not only for their stylish look, but also for the valuable storage space they provide. There ar...
Monday, November 5th, 2012
Many homeowners neglect to properly decorate the foyer, leaving it plain and void of any real beauty. The fact is, however, that the foyer is the first thing a guest sees when they walk into your home. If you want to create the impression that you care about your home and how it looks, you must spend the necessary time and energy into creating an attractive foyer that compliments the rest of your home. One of the easiest and most effective ways to accomplish this is by using an Amish theme that focuses on authentic hardwood elements and country accents; here's how you do it:
Ideally, your ultimate goal in decorating a foyer is to create a stylish focal point that expresses what your home is all about. While some homeowners may try and achieve this will wall decorations, it's recommended that you start with an entry table. Basically, these are small tables similar to end tables that are designed ...
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Once you've seen the quality and beauty of Amish furniture first-hand, it's easy to get hooked. Before you know it, you'll be swapping out all of your old furniture for higher-quality Amish pieces. Thankfully, Amish furniture naturally goes well with just about any style of decor, as finished hardwood creates an elegant and stylish appearance. With that said, you should follow some basic tips when using Amish furniture in the living room.
First and foremost, you have to come up with a color scheme to use in your living room and not sway from it. Depending on which pieces of Amish furniture you decide to go with, they may feature an oak, cherry or maple finish, all of which are beautifully attractive. Typically, you can get by with mixing and matching different shades of authentic hardwood, but you can't mix other materials. If you have large pieces of living room...