Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What You Need For Father’s Day and Summer Barbeques

Now that the warm weather is here, it is time to get ready for outdoor barbeques. Following is a quick checklist of things to have for outdoor entertaining.

1. A barbeque in good working condition.
2. Plenty of serving trays and plates.
3. Large pitchers for iced drinks.
4. Serving bowls for chips, fruit and snacks.
5. Coolers and ice buckets.
6. Lots of comfortable seating.
7. Large table.
8. Decorative candle holders for light and atmosphere, and citronella candles to keep away mosquitoes.
9. Planters for lots of decorative greenery.
10. Vases for fresh flowers.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Top 10 Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Space

1. Rearrange your furniture

2. Take out what isn’t working in the room and replace with items from other areas of the house.

3. Add a fresh coat of paint. A clean coat of the same or a new color will refresh your room.

4. Add some new accessories such as vases, bowls, throw pillows or decorative art.

5. Change your lamp shades. A different style, color or shape will change the look in your room.

6. Reframe your pictures in matching frames

7. Change your wall décor. For example, add a mirror as a new focal point.

8. Curtains. Changing your window coverings can bring a new color into the room, dramatically changing the look of the space. Many inexpensive options are available at discount retailers and on line.

9. Look in magazines to find a look you like, then comparison shop on line to find similar looks for a less expensive price.

10. Add one new furniture piece. One carefully chosen piece, such as a new side chair or table can add interest in the space.

Visit www.cheapchicdecor.com for more ideas on how to update your space.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Is Your Dad Hard to Shop For? We Have Father’s Day Ideas!

Is there a better gift than a tie for Father’s Day? Every man wants a comfortable chair to relax in. A recliner and ottoman is the perfect solution for that. Pamper the dad in your life with a luxurious SEI Leather Recliner and Ottoman Set for Father’s Day. The ergonomic recliner and ottoman set features birch wood construction, bonded leather, a mechanism-glide system with a position lock and a 360-degree swivel. The recliner and ottoman also have an additional surface coating applied to the leather to make it resistant to stains. The set is ideal for everyday use, and the stylish design makes it great for any room in the house! The chic recliner set is available in three different shades of leather. This set is perfect addition for your living room, study or bedroom. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for more details and for other great Father’s Day ideas.

Monday, May 23, 2011

You Can Never Have Too Many Vases!

We love this Transitional Iron and Mosaic Glass Centerpiece Vase. This exquisite vase is crafted of iridescent mosaic glass, accented with an espresso brown metal base. It is perfect to hold fresh spring flowers. This striking vase is also a wonderful centerpiece for your dining or coffee table. Use in your foyer to bring a warm and welcoming feel to your home. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for more details and to purchase this fabulous vase.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What Are Reed Diffusers?

Reed diffusers are vessels filled with fragrant oil and reeds to bring a scent into a space. Reed diffusers use natural reeds to draw a fragrance into the air. They are simple to use. First, fragrance oil is placed in a container. Reeds are then placed into the container to pull the fragrance oil through the reeds. This slowly releases the aroma into the room.

Create a spa-like feel in any room with a reed diffuser. Use for aromatherapy in your bath or bedroom. Create a tranquil feel in your family room or living room with a reed diffuser.

There is no flame in a reed diffuser, so they are a great alternative for places where candles are not permitted. They are perfect to use in offices or dorms.

Reed diffusers are decorative as well as functional. They will add a fragrant, warm, and relaxing element to any space. For more details and a wide selection of reed diffusers visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Choosing a Tuscan Color For Your Kitchen

Spring is a time when many people start to think about home projects. If you are considering repainting your kitchen in a Tuscan style, color choice is an important decision. The article “Italian Paint Colors For Kitchens” by Leah James in the SF Gate suggests that pairing the right paint colors together, such as tomato red with gold or pear green, will create a classic Tuscan style in your kitchen. In addition, combining the right wall color with your cabinet shade is important consideration as well. "Plums and purples look rich against medium to dark natural wood finishes on cabinetry, and they complement most natural stone used for countertops and tiles." James’ article supplies many good tips for choosing the right Tuscan color for your kitchen. http://homeguides.sfgate.com/italian-paint-colors-kitchens-8537.html

Friday, May 13, 2011

Get Organized and Decorate at the Same Time

We love storage baskets and boxes! They can be both functional and decorative. Storage baskets and boxes are a great way to organize your home and you! Use them to store children’s toys, craft items, magazines, your favorite throw blankets and much more. Place one on your stairs to hold items to be brought upstairs later. Use in your bathroom to hold toiletries, extra towels or toilet paper. They are also a great way to organize your desk. Display decorative boxes of different sizes in your living room or entry for a designer look. They come in different shapes, sizes and materials. Storage boxes and baskets are a fabulous way to organize your home and accessorize at the same time. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for more ideas and great selection of decorative storage boxes and baskets.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bring A Tuscan Flair To Your Home Office

It is easy to bring a Tuscan feel to your home office. Tuscan decorating incorporates warm colors, ornate details, metal scrollwork and rich wood to bring a feeling of nature inside. The Old World atmosphere can be brought to your home office by the furniture you choose and the accents you add to the space.

Colors that are traditionally used in Tuscan decorating include warm, rich colors such as mustard yellow, deep green, burnt orange and earth tones. Use these colors on your walls and in your accessories.

Traditional wood and leather furniture are often used in Tuscan décor. Consider using a leather desk and side chair surrounding a dark wood desk. A bookcase will provide useful storage and display space.

Richness is a key to bringing the Tuscan style to your space. Wood desk accessories, a dark wood or wrought iron waste paper basket next to the desk, and artwork in dark wood frames is a great start. Decorative accents such as maps on the wall, book ends, a globe, and interesting storage boxes placed on shelves and bookcases will enhance the look. A wrought iron chandelier will add a touch of elegance. Lamps with decorative shades will both accessorize and provide light for the space.

Carefully chosen accents and furniture pieces will lend a Tuscan feel to your home office. The Old World look will compliment any décor and is a classic style for a home office. Check out http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for their large selection of Tuscan accessories and furniture.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Easy Ways To Update Your Bathroom

Feel like updating your home décor?  The bathroom is an easy place to make some affordable changes. Some new accessories may be all you need to give your bath a face-lift.  Wall décor such as a wall shelf will add both interest and storage options. New accents like wall art, soap dispensers, tissue holders, wastebaskets, towel racks and hooks, and a magazine rack are inexpensive ways to breathe new life into your bathroom.  Create a relaxing, spa like feel to your space with a fragrant reed diffuser.  Candles in holders by the tub will add a romantic touch.  Decorative bottles and a vase for flowers will add a finished look to the space. Matching towels will complete the look.  In short, adding some carefully chosen accessories and accents for your bath may be all you need to give your bathroom a fresh new feel.  Visit www.cheapchicdecor.com for more information and to see the expansive selection of bathroom accessories.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wall Pockets Are A Chic Tuscan Wall Decor Idea

We love this Tuscan Glass Wall Pocket Vase!

Wall vases are a great way to bring some color and a touch of nature to your wall. This wall pocket is a unique way to display fresh, dried or silk flowers. It is a stylish accent for your foyer, kitchen or bath. The decorative piece is crafted of a rustic espresso metal with a removable glass vase. Use alone or as a group for a designer look. 

Visit www.cheapchicdecor.com for more information and to see more unique wall planter ideas.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wall Shelves Are More Than Wall Decor

A wall shelf is more than just wall decor. They are space saving and functional too. Wall shelves are a great space saving idea for small spaces. They can function as an accent table while taking up less space in the room than an accent table. A wall shelf will provide a place to set things down or to display your favorite photos or accent pieces. Use by your door to place your mail and keys. It is a great spot in your kitchen for plants or cookbooks. Hang in your living room to display flowers, photos or collectibles.  There are many types of wall shelves available today. They range from Old World and ornate to sleek and modern. They can be crafted from metal, glass, wrought iron and wood. Consider a wall shelf to save space in your home without sacrificing on style and function. Check out the fabulous selection of wall shelves available at http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/.

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