4 Safety Issues to Consider When Decorating Your Home

Whether you’re looking for an entirely new look or want to celebrate an upcoming holiday, decorating is one great way to refresh your mind and home. While you may just want to go crazy decorating your heart out, there are some things you need to consider. Safety is the most important. Here are four safety issues you must consider when deciding to decorate your home.

Understand What Your Kids And Pets Can Reach

If you have pets or small children, you need to consider them when you’re decorating your home. Keeping objects that could be dangerous to them a safe distance away is a must. For example, consider putting your pictures high up on the wall and those floating shelves out of reach of your children. Any decor items that are close to the floor or sitting on your end tables can be within reaching distance for your small children.

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4 Ways to Make Your Home More Modern

The world is constantly changing around us especially in regards to home design and decor. As a homeowner, we take notice of the trends and fashionable styles that make our homes more contemporary. If you have no idea where to start, here are some ways you can make your home look more modern.

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Interior Decorating Secrets

Interior decoration has never been easy. Whether it is for our home, office or store, décor can make a big difference. Unfortunately, even if we have a vague idea of what we want, many of us don’t have the required skill set to bring together the various elements of a space. So, if we have the budget, we rely on interior designers to make our precious space look beautiful. Or, we read through numerous articles and scroll through various inspiring pictures to help us out. But…what is it that makes designer décor look so fabulous?

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Let It Glow, Let It Glow, Let It Glow: Holiday Outdoor Decorating Tips

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The holiday season is here and all of a sudden, everything feels better. Some can’t wait to have some time off from work, others like the snow. For most, it’s about family and values we all keep close to our hearts: love, friendship and kindness.

This is one of the main reasons people enjoy decorating their homes and sharing that festive euphoria with the world. The real challenge, though, is turning your outdoors into the merry scenery ready to welcome guests in your home and carol singers at your doorstep.
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A Cozier Kitchen: 4 Decorating Pointers to Make Your Kitchen Shine

The kitchen is typically one of the most frequently used rooms of a house. In addition to being a place to prepare meals, it’s often a gathering place for family and friends. This is a room that you can easily personalize to reflect your interests and showcase your personality.

Kitchen Lighting

There are specific places in a kitchen where lighting is necessary in order to make meal preparation and clean up easier. Lighting over the sink and above an island can be considered functional lighting. Pendant lighting and chandeliers are two examples of functional lighting that can be found in amazingly unique styles. Let your personality shine through your lighting selection. Mood or colored lighting underneath an island top or under cabinets is another way to express your flair for design in your kitchen.

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3 Modern-Day Decorating Tips For Your Guest Room

Guest rooms are wonderful for those who have frequent visitors. Unfortunately, they can also be difficult to decorate. These rooms need to serve a very specific function, but they also need to be inviting design spaces of their own. If you want to have a better guest room, you should think about adding the modern touches below.
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Brace Yourself, Great Garden Decorating Tips are Coming

No matter the season, gardens are always in. They are the reflection of their homeowners and their idea of what this outdoor space means for them. Even if you or your guests are unaware of this, it’s somehow always in the back of their mind. The garden shows how we perceive our day to day life, maybe even more than our interior. So we offer some great little advice that can help tie in your garden’s look and make it feel like the safe haven it should be.

Define your space

Have you decided on what you’ll be using your garden for? Will it be a quiet oasis for meditation, a place for friends and family to gather, or a barbecue party area? Once you have a clear image of what kind of space you wish to create, it becomes much easier to visualize the kind of furniture, colors, and décor you’re after. A defined space will dictate the key centerpieces of the garden, the ones that will attract the most attention – whether it be a lounging swing, a barbecue, or a pond.
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Budget Friendly Decorating Ideas for Your Outdoor Spaces

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Beautifying your backyard doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg. If you’re crafty and you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves for a DIY, you’ll love these hand-picked, affordable ideas for decorating outdoor spaces. You can let your creativity run free and improvise your own methods to make your garden more welcoming and chic.

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1. Hang Drapes around the Porch

This is a super-affordable way to make your porch look more chic. You don’t even need a sewing machine since you can buy the drapes in the needed measurements from the store. If you’ve been thinking about adding screens to your porch, this is a cheaper alternative that won’t overwhelm your budget. All you need is drapes in a material of your choice and a way to hang them. Curtain rods are convenient, cheap and easy to install. According to the décor and your taste, you can choose transparent drapes for a shabby-chic look, linen drapes for a romantic look, or bright, colorful drapes for a modern touch.
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4 Hobbies To Consider For The Ultimate Outdoor Man Cave

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Whether you’re living on your own or are quite happily married, a man needs his space. After all, humans are born with a certain individuality which requires our energy to flow freely within our environment. A man cave provides full creative freedom…and a quiet place to toss back a few drinks. For those who’ve decided to place their haven outside in order to fully “escape”, there are quite a few outdoor-friendly hobbies to consider taking up. Continue reading “4 Hobbies To Consider For The Ultimate Outdoor Man Cave”