Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Decorating Shelves

Unsure about how to decorate open shelving? Incorporate a variety of decorative items to add visual interest. Start by instantly adding color or pattern to a space by painting or wallpapering the inside back of a bookcase or set of shelves. Simplify the overall look of your shelves and prevent them from looking cluttered by adding only one or two decorative items per shelf. If you have multiple items to display, try setting them up in groups of two or three for a more organized look.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Door Mat

It's not to late to add a little last minute Halloween decor to your door step. Create this fun and easy spiderweb-covered door mat just in time for trick-or-treaters to arrive. It will add just the right amount of spook without being too scary. All you need is a simple, solid colored door mat and a small roll of rope. Lay out each piece of rope to determine what you want your spider web to look like. Once you've finalized your design, attach the rope with a glue gun so that it's sturdy. Proudly display your your custom door mat year after year!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Painted Headboards

Every bedroom looks a bit more complete with some sort of headboard. If you're tight on space or budget, consider creating a painted headboard directly on the wall behind your bed. Measure and paint a simple rectangle for an added field of color. Or opt for more detail by using a stencil -- this will give a high-end look without too much effort. An even easier option is a wall decal. These work best on flat, clean surfaces, so if you have a wall with any texture to it then this isn't the best option for you. Visit for a large selection of wall decals.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Concrete Floors

Concrete floors are a versatile flooring option with a variety of treatment options. It can be stained, polished, or even painted. If you have a high traffic room that might not do well with an area rug, try a concrete floor with a painted area rug. It'll create a unique focal point and you won't have to worry about spills or wear-and-tear. Staining concrete is also a great way to add style to your floors. It will create a muted tint that can tie an entire space together.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Patterned and Painted Closets

For most of us, our closet is one of the first things that we see bright and early every morning. So why not make it a more welcoming place? Select a fun wallpaper or paint color to add a pop of color or pattern to the walls. Coordinate the color and style of your hangers, baskets, bins, and shelves to complete the look. This is a great way to add style to any closet in your home. Greet guests with a fun, colorful entry coat closet, or make "getting dressed time" with your kids a bit more pleasant!

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