Friday, March 22, 2019

Best Wall Décor Ideas For Your Home


Empty walls are filled with possibilities, and you can use the blank walls of your home sweet home as a canvas to display your interests and hobbies. Moreover, walls are the single largest open spaces in any home, so, if you’re trying hard to decorate your home, try putting more attention to the walls, you won’t be disappointed.

    Here are some tips and tricks you can use to decorate your walls and make your home beautifully put together.

Gallery Wall:

    Gallery walls are a great way to keep your memories together in the shape of pictures, paintings, and other colorful art pieces. For this purpose, select a relatively smaller and lightly painted (preferably white, off white) wall which is easily viewable to anyone entering into your room. Buy simple, cohesive frames of different sizes to represent simplicity and class. But try not to overcrowd things, only hang your key pictures (your wedding, graduation and birthday pics, etc.) on a gallery wall.

                        

    Gallery wall not only enhances the beauty and look of your home but also gives the visitor an idea about your personal interests and important life experiences. This adds character to your beautiful home.

Use Large Art Pieces:

    Hang a large scale art piece on one of your walls; this would draw everyone’s attention by adding more detail and meaning to the wall. Choose a black and white image of beautiful scenery or get a colorful one with the colors matching the wall behind. The art piece should be vibrant and high quality, as this would be the main focus.

    Large scale art is best utilized in living rooms with plenty of natural light entering through the windows. This makes the room look organized and clean.

Fabrics:

    Fabrics are a lot easier to hang on the walls. You can also remove them easily when moving to a new home as compared to the wall paintings. It's up to you to choose between the two, but let's clarify that fabrics and wall paintings are equally good to enhance the beauty of your home or apartment.

    Hanging a piece of well decorated and high-quality fabric to a wall in a room adds class and sense of softness to your space. Vintage scarves or other good textiles are another option for a textile look. Try and choose some exotic, eye-catching colors with unique designs.

Smaller Decorative stuff:

    You don’t need to go into the minor details to make it work, but choosing various smaller art pieces would definitely help. You can buy a clock with different art pieces around it for added detail, hang an oversized mirror or several smaller ones in salon style to make the room look bigger, hang some fine plates with your kitchen wall and so on.

    The choices are literally endless, but you should always invest in the things which give you a good ROI (return on investment). Try and skip the useless, expensive stuff that adds no value to your home and only digs a deep hole in your pocket.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How To Make Your Home Look Luxurious For Less


Even if you’re on a budget decorating your home, you can still use the techniques mentioned below to make your home look like a piece of art from a luxury magazine. Just keep on reading for some cool tips and tricks to decorate your new home for less.

The Door Paints:





    One thing is very common amongst luxury homes; they usually have well-crafted and uniquely painted doors. So, before planning to paint the whole house white, just make a good color scheme for your doors and make them stand out. If the walls of your home are painted with light colors, then go for a darker shade on the doors that would make them pop out and catch everyone’s eyes instantly.

Utilize Your Skills:

    Being resourceful can literally save you thousands of dollars. Painting the walls yourself, creating DIY art pieces and repairing the furniture are all valuable skills one must have. So, step out of your comfort zone and learn some skills that might come in handy while setting up your new home. These skills would allow you to optimize the things according to your personal taste and want.

Improve Your Lighting:



    I can write all day the pros of having a well-lit home. You can easily spend a little money on installing new, bright lights and improving your windows to let more light in. This makes everything in your home shine, highlights the beauty and cleanliness of your home interior and certainly makes it look luxurious for way less.

    The most cost-effective way of improving the lighting is clever window positioning. Place the windows so that they face the sun all day long to let all the bright light in.

Focus On The Entryway:

    The first impression is the last impression; this quote also works in the home décor industry. To make your home look luxe and appealing to the eye of visitors and maybe even some clients, you must make the entry of your home well decorated and colorful. Maybe add some beautiful exotic flowers and other plants to give a fresh look, or decorate the entryway with paintings and other stuff.

    Try to make a centerpiece of art you want your visitors to focus on (like a chandelier or a table), and add other accent pieces around it.

Spend On Curtains:



    Curtains are one of the subconscious things that allow a visitor to access the state of your home. So, spend some bucks on window coverings and good looking curtains to make your home look luxurious for less.

    Want to save some bucks? Here’s a quick tip, you should always buy the cloth of the curtain and either sew it yourself or hire a person who’d work on your budget. This way you’ll be able to pick up the colors by yourself and make a perfect curtain to go with the color of your walls. Also, add blackout curtains to every bedroom.


Monday, March 18, 2019

Best Tips For Setting Up A New Home


Moving to a new home can be pretty exhausting both physically and mentally. When you’re staging your old home for selling, you have to clean it up from all the mess and work to make it look appealing to the potential buyers. And here comes the most difficult part, setting up your new home to quickly settle in it. This can be a tricky process but don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.



    Here are some tips you can follow to set up your new home quickly.

·         Only Keep The Useful Stuff:

    One of the main things, when you’re preparing to move is packing all of your stuff and ship it to your new home. But this is not as simple as it reads. You must decide between the useful and the useless stuff prior to moving. At this time you’ll realize that you have various things you bought but never used. It’ll be a waste of time, effort and money to bring them with you to the new home. So, just leave them behind, throw them away or sell them to make some bucks.

   
You should clean your clutter even if you’re not planning to move any time soon. It’ll free up some useful space that you can utilize to do other stuff.
·         The Furniture Problem:

    Some of you might already have faced this issue. Some of the furniture that fits perfectly in your old home won’t fit into the new one. Sometimes even if it fits, the scale and style of your furniture might not match the design of your new home. In this case, you can sell the old furniture in a garage sale and use the money in buying the new furniture that perfectly fits your new home.

    You should always try to buy neutral and classically styled furniture that can easily be split into smaller pieces. This way, it’ll be easier for you to fit it into your new place. So, spend smartly on the furniture.

·         Decorate/ Paint It Right Away:

    Many people pack everything in the old house and move it to the new one, many boxes that they packed in their old house remain unopened, just because they contain useless things.

    Same is the case with your new house. Before moving into it, make sure all the paint and decorative work are finished, and the home is ready to be furnished. This way you can do even the messiest tasks without any hurdle. So, get the things done before moving in, and unpack all the boxes ASAP!

·         Stage The Home Properly:

    When you’re moving into a new house, hire an expert to help you with the furniture placement, room plan and everything in between. Stage the home so as if you are preparing it for sale.
   
And it is true; some people fall in love with their old homes once again after staging them properly. So, do the decorative work and see if you still need to move or not.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Decorating Ideas For Silk Flower Arrangements and Silk Trees

If you’re looking for an alternative to real greenery, consider decorating with silk flower arrangements and silk trees. You can choose from a variety of silk products, which gives you many options when decorating your home.

Here are some tips for decorating with silk flower arrangements and silk trees.

Match Your Interior

Match your flowers with the walls or cabinetry, or you can simply match your flowers with certain accents. For example, if the area rug or pendant lights in your kitchen are green, you can enhance the look with green silk flowers on the counter.

Create A Centerpiece

There are several ways to create a beautiful centerpiece with silk flower arrangements. One is to surround a wooden or white lantern with silk flowers to create a country centerpiece. Create an elegant centerpiece by placing a candle on top of a cake stand and surrounding it with the silk flowers.



Use Tin Cans

Give your home a vintage look by placing your silk flowers inside tea, coffee or soup cans. You can clean and re-use your own tin cans, or you can purchase tin cans from thrift stores or flea markets. If you can find tin cans in older designs, Even better. The best part is you do not have to worry about drilling holes in the cans for drainage like you would for real flowers.



Using Silk Trees in Your Decor

In addition to decorating with silk flower arrangements, you can also compliment the flowers arrangements with silk trees. It is a safer option for a home with children and pets, and a better option if you cannot maintain a real indoor plant. There are so many different options with silk trees such as ficus, maple, palms and almost every tree imaginable comes in an artificial version. Here are some ideas for decorating your home with silk trees.



Conversational Area

Use your silk trees to enhance the conversational area in your living room. Place a silk tree on either side of your couch and chairs to bring attention to the seating arrangements. If you’re looking to create a conversational area in your kitchen, consider placing a silk tree on one end of your breakfast nook, with just enough room to enter and exit the bench. You can also invest in an outdoor silk tree to enhance the conversational area on your patio or deck.



Hide an Unsightly Area

Silk trees are great for hiding unsightly areas, such as cords and outlets. All you have to do is place the tree in front of the area you wish to hide. You’re sure to notice a beautiful ficus, bonsai or flowering tree instead of your chargers or wall outlets. You can also use silk trees to hide imperfections that can’t be repaired yet, from chipped paint or plaster on your wall to a small stain in your carpet.

The sky is the limit when you’re decorating your home with silk flower arrangements and silk trees. Whether you’re enhancing your interior or hiding an imperfection, you’re sure to come up with something that works for you.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Budget Friendly Decorating Advice for Couples Taking the Cohabitation Leap



Moving in together is a major step in your relationship, and when your personal tastes clash it can be tough deciding on how to blend your lives and styles at the same time. Things can get even more complicated if you’re watching your spending. Thankfully, there are smart ways to pull from both sides of your equation without either of you getting lost in the shuffle, and without doing damage to your wallet or your relationship.

Separate but Equal

How you begin your life living together will set a tone for your future, and chances are there are things you like and don’t like about each other’s sense of style. With that in mind, it’s important to make communication a top priority. Leedy Interiors recommends discussing your decorating opinions together so you can coordinate options and find grounds for compromise. Talk through the musts and maybes, and be ready to negotiate.

Too Much Stuff

If you’re combining two established households and space is limited, figuring out what to keep and what to part with can be particularly difficult. One option is to go through your belongings before the move, purging items you haven’t actually used within the past year. You can also sort out decor items you simply don’t love, and either put them in a “maybe” pile or part with them altogether. Another option is to put in storage any items in question while you contemplate what will work in the new space. This gives you extra space and time to think about what you really want to keep. Plus, it can be an inexpensive solution to a temporary problem. Rentals in Corona, California, over the past six months only averaged $89.95 per month.

Create an idea board

You can facilitate meshing your different tastes more easily by creating idea boards. Create your own separately and then view them together, looking for areas of common ground. Clip photos from magazines, bits of fabric you love, and paint chips that inspire you. You can even create virtual design boards using websites like Pinterest to share your ideas, and with that in mind, there are wonderful decorating apps you can use for things like deciding on color schemes, laying out furniture, and learning how to DIY projects.

Evaluate the New Digs

When deciding what will work best in your new space, it helps to take into account the architectural style. Even though you will each bring your own elements, every house or apartment has a structure that will dictate the look to some extent. Weigh the size of the space and the basic bones, such as the cabinetry, hardware and molding. You can flesh it out with your own furniture and accessories in accordance with what works best. For items you can’t afford to replace now but just don’t work, paint and furniture covers can go a long way in the meantime.

Two-Part Harmony

There are often areas of contention when two people are blending very different tastes, so be prepared for some give and take. You might have to put up with items you dislike, but with a little ingenuity you can both be satisfied. The Chicago Tribune suggests finding a way to coordinate those items you aren’t so crazy about, such as through the colors you use and the accents you incorporate. Keep in mind paint is an inexpensive way to apply color, whether on your walls, cabinetry, or on pieces of furniture, and it can quickly help an item go from standing out as an eyesore to blending comfortably into the scenery.

Breathe in New Life

Accessories can sometimes make or break whether your design styles mesh. One way to pull things together is to incorporate plants into your decor. It’s a way to bring nature inside, refreshing and invigorating your home. No green thumbs between the two of you? Thankfully there are inexpensive, high quality silk plants that look fantastic and require no maintenance.

This is a new chapter in your relationship, and it can set the tone for down the road. Look for areas of similarity and grounds for compromise. You’re taking a big step, and with good planning and an open mind, you can do so gracefully.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

5 Key Organizational Tips for Beautiful Small Spaces



If both living space and storage space is tight at your home, one of two things usually happens: either you simply aren’t able to have all of the things you want to have or you do and they are strewn about haphazardly. While many homeowners don’t think it’s possible to organize a small space in a beautiful, functional way, it is! Here are some tips.

Go Vertical

This might be the king of all small space organizational tips. When in doubt, look upward. The majority of homeowners leave a lot of wall space unused, and that’s fine if you have a lot of square footage. However, it’s certainly not ok for someone trying to pack a life into a small house. While there are plenty of creative ideas for maximizing vertical storage, the easiest and most common are shelves, hooks, and hanging baskets.

Maximize Storage Inside Furniture

As a rule, you should try to limit furniture that doesn’t contain extra storage. For example, opt for a coffee table that’s hollow inside instead of one made of solid material. Your side tables should have drawers, as well. Your ottoman, bed frame, entertainment center, etc, should be full of nooks and crannies for extra storage. And if you think functionality means ugly, think again! Also, remember this: you'll need storage solutions for any outdoor stuff. You can use deck boxes and benches in the same way to store thing like cushions, pool supplies, and outdoor toys.


Say No to Unitaskers

When you’re trying to create space and organization in a small house, the fewer actual items you can have, the better. That’s why it’s vital that you cut unitaskers from your life as often as you can. Most things in your house should be able to perform more than one task and be a true multitasker. Get a washer/dryer combo unit instead of two separate machines. Buy a small toaster oven that has multiple functions. Make sure your nightstand doubles as an organizational tool, complete with storage. This rule also applies to kitchen items.

Get Very Creative with Space

You must use every bit of space you have. This means more than simply making sure every drawer, cabinet, and closet is filled to the brim (in a non-chaotic manner, of course). This means maximizing these small space even more. As Apartment Therapy suggests, “add hooks [under kitchen shelves] to hang towels and pot holders … use the inside of cabinet doors to hang up cleaning supplies, and consider expandable [drawer] racks or slide out entries.” You can also use thin, vertical slide-out spice racks from The Container Store to use between your fridge and wall space. Also, make use the of the space under your bed.

Just Get Rid of Some Stuff

Downsize lately? If not, it is time. All the creative storage space in the world won’t make up for a pack rat mentality. The best way to make a small space more beautiful, organized, and spacious is to cut the clutter. To kickstart your decluttering efforts, play the 10/10/10 game. Find 10 items you want to keep, 10 you want to donate, and 10 you can throw away. After you’ve accomplished that goal, move on to some of these quick tasks.

If there’s one main takeaway it is this: in a small home, any living space that isn’t primed for storage and organizational space is wasted space. Start by cutting down on the stuff you already have, get rid of single-purpose items, and then move on to finding creative ways to store your pared-down possessions.

Photo by Siniz Kim

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Holiday Products

Many of us are busy decorating our homes around this time of year. As we have more and more reason to break out the old decorations that have been sitting in the garage for months, there are some new products that have arrived in our inventory. You may be looking to replace some old worn out items from your collection with new ones and we can help. Take a look below at some of our newest items and if you want to know more about any particular item just click on the description above the picture or contact us.

28in. Pine Cone and Pine Artificial Wreath



36” Poinsettia Flower and Pine Artificial Wreath



22” Artificial Snowed Magnolia Flower & Berry Wreath Arrangement



6.5" Frosted Magnolia Flower & Berry Artificial Arrangement Candelabrum

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Artificial Chili Peppers In Your Decor



When decorating for a southwester feel, you can't go wrong with artificial chili peppers. For many years the chili pepper has been a staple in the food of the southwest and if you want to get that feeling into your decor then you need to add these into it for an authentic effect.

Hang some chili pepper strings in your kitchen whether they are real or artificial you will be surprised how your kitchen comes to life. We carry a few items in the artificial version and you can see them below. See what you can do with your own imagination and with our artificial chili peppers added to your decor.