The Impact of Flowers on Home Décor

Knock Out Roses

I just finished planting these roses yesterday. The Knock Out variety is extremely hardy and practically maintenance free. As you can see, the color is beautiful and vibrant. I can’t wait until the bushes are full. I will be able to cut them throughout the summer to brighten up my living room.

Flowers can make a big impact on any room in the home. It is a simple and… Read more »


Sprucing Up Spring Décor

With the spring finally here and summer soon approaching,  I like to plan on making some changes to my décor to go along with the warmer weather. Here are some refreshing spring decorating ideas that can spruce up your look and brighten your mood.

Take down those heavy drapes and let the light brighten up your room. Instead, use pretty sheer panels. They can still give some privacy while letting light filter through. It’s… Read more »


Design Tips for Setting Up a Home Workspace

Many of us are working from home for the first time. If you are not fortunate enough to have a dedicated office in your home, here are some tips for creating a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing work environment.

Location, Location, Location!

Location is what they say is most important when buying real estate, but it is also key to establishing a successful workspace. You will be spending most of your time at your desk,… Read more »


2021 New Years Decorating Resolutions

With the new year upon us, I was thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for 2021. This year I added the category of New Year’s “decorating resolutions”. I want to love my home and everything in it. Because we are in our homes every day, our interior environment has a big impact on how we feel.  That is why I’m making some big changes in 2021 and decorating will be at the top of… Read more »


Quick Change Valance Style

I love do it yourself decorating. It makes changing your look easy and I get bored with the same thing rather quickly. For my latest project, I took the roman balloon valance that I recently made for my mudroom and changed it to a different style. It took about five minutes!

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I got the idea when I was putting away my Christmas wrapping. When I decided to organize my paper, bows and gift… Read more »


Modern Influence on Window Coverings

Consumers have embraced a more simple style of decorating windows. This contrasts sharply from what you would have seen years ago when very traditional styles were popular. Some would call it fussy, over styled, opulent or even gaudy. The drapery of the past, and I’m old enough to remember, consisted of swags and jabots, cornices, lambrequins, and multiple layers of fabric. First came the sheers, then panels, and finally a valance or cornice would finish… Read more »


Holiday Homes Awaken the Senses

Fall Floor Decor with Lights

Around the holidays, your home should feel warm and cozy, inviting and festive. To get the most out of holiday home decorating, the key factor is to stimulate the senses. When guests walk into your home, they should delight in a sensory overload of sights, smells and sounds of the season. Holiday accessories like wreaths, garland and festive family keepsakes should adorn the entry to welcome friends and family.  Decorate the… Read more »


Easily Change Your Look With DIY Window Treatments

When decorating, I don’t want to get locked into a look for too long a time as I tire easily. Like with my window treatments, I change them fairly often which allows me to change the vibe the room. That is the great thing about DIY window treatments. It’s always a fun project and you can change the look when it suites you because you haven’t invested too much. Here a some photos of… Read more »


Window Treatments, Which Option Works for You?

Simple drapery panels

When you think about all of the options for window treatments on the market, there are three main categories to choose from. There are readi-made curtains and drapery purchased at retail, custom made window treatments contracted through a design professional, or there is a “do-it-yourself” option. Let’s look at how they differ and see what might be best for your decorating project.

Readi-made curtains and valances tend to be much less expensive than custom-made… Read more »


Children’s Room DIY Window Treatment Ideas

Making your children’s window treatments can be both fun and easy. Generally, we don’t spend as much money decorating our children’s rooms because their interests can change from year to year. There are many do it yourself ideas that save money and come out looking great. You don’t need any special skills or a sewing machine because there are many no sew options for window treatments. Let’s look at some easy and creative window… Read more »