4 Reasons to Include Your Backyard in Home Decorating

For decades, the backyard has been seen as a place for swing sets, swimming pools, and gardens. In recent years, though, it has become an extension of the house, incorporating many of the functions and activities that we once considered to take place indoors only. A space that is used is a space that needs to be decorated, so here are four reasons why your backyard should be incorporated into the home’s decorations.

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Live in a Desert? 4 Home Updates to Make for a Hot Climate

Living in the desert can be both easy and difficult. Yes, the summers can become unbearably hot—and you will need access to cooler temperatures via staying indoors and with air conditioning. At the same time, there are many benefits to living in the desert as well. For instance, the lack of moisture means a lower probability of mold in the air and in your home.

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You Deserve It! 4 Home Improvement Projects to Treat Yourself to This Year

A few small renovations could easily turn your home into a luxurious getaway that you never want to leave. If you have been on the search for upgrades that are going to revitalize your property, then you might want to take a look at these four home improvement projects.

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4 Ways to Make Your Home a Personal Sanctuary for Relaxation

If you can’t relax at home, it becomes a question of if you can relax anywhere. This isn’t meant to be dramatic but to points to how important it is for homes to be a place of relaxation. If you’re not able to unwind in your home, there are some things you can do. These are four ways you can make your home a personal sanctuary for relaxation.

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Establish Your Aesthetic: 4 Types of Cabinets to Consider for Different Home Styles

The interior of your house says a lot about who you are as a person. Different looks can have diverse meanings to distinct people. However, there are a few things that you should know before selecting the type of cabinet that you want for your kitchen area. For example, some cabinets can make your house look bigger. You don’t want those if your home is already grand. What am trying to say is that your cabinets should complement other interior features in the house.

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Time to Upgrade? 4 Tips for Planning a DIY Home Renovation

Everyone needs a fresh start with their home every now and then. With renovation shows lighting the way, more people than ever are trying their hand at giving their home a much-needed overhaul. However, before you pick up the demolition hammer and start breaking down walls, you might want to consider these four tips to ensure your DIY home renovation goes as smoothly as possible.

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How Mothers Can Slowly Transform Their House into a Dream Home

As a mother, you want the best environment for your family. You might also want that home environment to be more of a dream house at times instead of just a home with the basics inside. With a bit of planning, here are a few ideas that you can use to transform your simple house into a dream home with a number of amenities.

Getting Cozy

A fireplace allows for staying warm and offers a way to get cozy while reading a book, watching a movie or just sleeping on the couch. One way to enhance the fireplace is to create seating that is built in so that you can get closer to the fire. This idea works best with electrical fireplaces. Another idea for a fireplace if you have a bathroom connected to the bedroom is to install the amenity between each room. If possible, design the rooms so that they share the fireplace instead of a wall, keeping both spaces warm.

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Design from Dreams: Style & Zen Carpet Diem

“An interior is the natural projection of the soul.” – Coco Chanel

Our environment can have a strong impact on how we feel. Depending on how we’ve mastered our interior design, our home can either empower us or bring us down – and nobody wants the latter option. This is the reason why we often turn to Feng Shui. When we think about applying this approach, we usually have in mind big things, such as beds, pipes and furniture arrangement. However, some seemingly small and insignificant items, like rugs, can also make a huge impact on the interior’s Chi (positive energy). So, let us see how you can use rugs to optimize energy and introduce harmony into your home.

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Design Direction: 3 Strategies For a Chic Living Room

The living room is often the hub of the home. It’s where you gather with family members to discuss the day’s events or to watch television at the end of the day. This is also a space where you gather together to celebrate holidays and special events. The living room is an area where you want to feel comfortable, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be stylish in the process. There are a few chic designs that you might want to try if you’re looking for something a bit more modern than an ordinary couch and chair.
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