Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Look for Less Demilune Cabinet

A demilune cabinet is a great look for many rooms in your home. Use it to dress up your entry hall or as a decorative way to add useful storage to your dining room or living room. The crescent shape adds an elegant look with less bulk than a rectangular shaped cabinet. The beautiful credenza on the right features a classic demilune shape with an inlaid veneer oval pattern and veneer swirled finish. It is available at a leading retailer for $2,749. The striking demilune cabinet on the left has a similar look and size. It also features a demilune shape and an inlaid oval pattern and swirled veneer finish. The decorative piece on the left is available at CheapChicDecor.com for only $1,849.  Why pay more for the look you are after when you don’t have to? All it takes is careful shopping to find a product with a similar look for less money. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for more details on this chic demilune cabinet and other “looks for less”.

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Color Splash" Mediterranean Makeover

I recently saw an episode of HGTV's Color Splash with David Bromstad, which featured a Mediterranean home makeover. He showed how easy it is to blend Tuscan decor with other styles, in this case glam, eclectic and rustic. Bromstad redecorated 6 spaces in a Mediterranean styled home. The historic Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale was used as an inspiration for the project. The show gave a lot of information on how to pick just the right paint color for your space. David Bromstad mentioned that you don’t have to use bright Tuscan colors on your walls to create a Tuscan feel in the space. His use of more muted colors, enhanced the Mediterranean features in the home. I especially loved the dark, rich woodwork in the home and the way he incorporated an antique carved door into an elaborate fireplace decoration. Overall, it was an interesting take on Tuscan decorating. Check it out at http://www.hgtv.com/color-splash/glamorous-mediterranean-home-makeover-inspired-by-fort-lauderdales-landmark-the-bonnet-house/index.html

Friday, June 24, 2011

Top 10 Ways To Bring A Tuscan Look To Your Space

1. Change your wall color to a warm Tuscan shade such as yellow, green or earth tones.

2. Add some plants

3. Bring Tuscan colors such as rust, mustard and green into your accessories

4. Wrought iron furniture or accessories

5. Rustic wood furniture

6. Floor and wall vases and planters

7. Candle holders and candle sconces

8. Colorful ceramic plates

9. Fleur-de-lis accents

10. Metal wall décor, especially scrolling wrought iron wall grills or plaques

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to Choose Wall Decor

What to place on your walls is often an afterthought when most people are decorating a room. What you hang on your wall makes a statement about you and your design style. Wall decor should enhance and complete the look of your space.

There are so many options available today. They range from wall sconces to shelves to wall art to paintings, prints and framed photos. The styles of wall decor also vary from Tuscan to modern, early American to retro and more! There is a wall decoration out there to suit every decor.

It is easy to change the look of your room by what you decide to hang on your wall. Changing your wall decorations can update your room or add a different feel to the space. For example, adding a rustic wood and wrought iron console table will bring a Tuscan feel to your entry hall. Changing the frames on your photos to matching ones will bring a cohesive, finished look to your wall.  The addition of large mirror to your living room can enlarge the feel of the room while adding more light to the space.

I love to mix different types of materials on my walls. It keeps the look of the room more interesting. As long as you keep the items in the same style or color scheme different types of pieces can go together. For example, I like to mix a painting in a black wood frame with black wrought iron candle sconces and a clock with a black metal frame. The black makes it all work together.

Have fun with your wall art. Try a convex mirror in your dining room or a decorative metal candle sconce in your living room. How about adding an abstract wood and metal wall hanging to your den or a replica station clock to a wall in your study.

Overall, choose wall art that you enjoy to look at and that reflects the look you want in your space. Your home is your blank canvas. Have fun with it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pick Of The Week- Unique Accent Bowl

We love this Leaf Shaped Accent Bowl! Our latest find is made from banana leaves and is extremely lightweight. This unique bowl will look great used in so many different ways. It will make a striking a centerpiece for your kitchen or dining room table This decorative bowl will also add a designer look to your room as an accent piece on a coffee table, entry table or bookcase. Use with or without the 6 decorative glass balls, which are included. For more details visit www.cheapchicdecor.com.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Easy Ways To Update Your Bathroom

As Featured On EzineArticles

Feel like updating your home décor? The bathroom is an easy place to make some affordable changes. It is not necessary to spend a lot of money to see noticeable changes in the look of your bathroom. Check out our article published on EzineArticles.com.  http://ezinearticles.com/?Easy-Ways-to-Update-Your-Bathroom&id=6348150

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Add A Designer Accent to Your Entry

We love this Animal Print Umbrella Holder Set! What a fun accent for your entry, mud room or office! This unique set can also be used as planters to hold tall sticks or greenery. The stylish set of umbrella holders is crafted from a faux leather material designed to look like animal hide. The holders sit on wood legs. For more details visit www.cheapchicdecor.com.

Monday, June 13, 2011

What to do With a Fireplace in the Summer?

What do you do with your fireplace in the summer? In the warmer months most people do not want to light a fire. There are many interesting things you can do to keep that seasonal spot in your room an interesting focal point.

One popular idea is to place a candle arrangement in the fireplace itself. This can be done with votives, in candleholders of varying heights or a large centerpiece candelabrum. The candles will provide a “fire” glow in the fireplace. It is a nice option to a hot crackling fire in the warmer months. You can still have your fire when you don’t want the heat.

Another idea is to place a flower arrangement or plant in, or in front of the fireplace. This is a nice way to bring beauty to a spot that is not being used. The foliage can be real or artificial. Place in a large ceramic planter or vase to add more interest. Bring out the accent colors in the room with the flowers or container you choose.

It is nice to be able to find another use for underutilized spots in your room. Don’t let the season stop you from using your fireplace. Candles and plants can keep your fireplace as an accent in your room even in the warmer months.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Look For Less-Sunburst Wood Wall Mirror

A large sunburst shaped mirror is a striking accent to liven up your space. It will add interest and light, while dressing up your wall. A sunburst shaped mirror is perfect to enhance your entry, dining room or living room. The large mirror on the right features a multi paned sunburst design with a beveled round center mirror, silver leaf finish and a wood frame. It is available at a leading retailer for $459. The striking Sunburst Wood Wall Mirror on the left is available for only $272.99 at CheapChicDecor.com. The chic mirror on the left features the same large multi paned sunburst shape as the more expensive mirror. It also has a beveled round center mirror, and a wood frame with a silver leaf finish. Why pay more for the look you are after when you don’t have to? All it takes is careful shopping to find a product with a similar look for less money. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for more details on this elegant mirror and other “looks for less”.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Great Gift Idea for Dad

What do you buy for the dad who has everything? This popular Butler Game Table is a great Father’s Day gift idea. He can play a variety of games on this stylish table that is veneered with a black finish. The top inset has a game board for chess and checkers. Flip the inset over and it converts to a green felt-lined blackjack table. Remove the inset altogether and the well beneath the inset is a backgammon game board. This multipurpose table comes with all game pieces, cups, dice and a deck of cards for playing chess, checkers, backgammon, blackjack/ card games and cribbage. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for more details. While supplies last.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tuscan Decorating

If you are looking to introduce Tuscan design into your home décor, it is first important to understand the aspects of Mediterranean decorating.  The article “Tuscan Interior Design Ideas”, by Dana George in the SF Gate, goes over the key elements of Mediterranean décor and how to bring it into your home.  This article provides a good overview of Tuscan decorating.  In particular, it discusses the flooring, furniture, wall colors and accessories that will create the feeling of warmth prominent in Tuscan decorating.


Friday, June 3, 2011

The Perfect Gift For Dad

Father’s Day is almost here. A clock to decorate dad’s office desk or bookcase is a perfect gift. This striking Uttermost Old World Leather Look Metal Clock is a great choice. The unique designer clock is made of hand forged metal with a deep brown crackle and antiqued bronze metal details. It features Quartz movement. The rustic clock is both stylish and functional and will enhance any décor. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for more details.

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