Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pick of the Week- Hanging Tuscan Collage Photo Frame

Get ready for school photos or vacation shots with this decorative hanging Tuscan Fleur-De-Lis Collage Photo Frame. Hanging collage frames are great way to display family photos. This hand finished and embossed metal picture frame is a lovely work of art in itself. The striking piece is crafted from metal finished in warm brown tones with multiple embossed patterns, a scrolled design and fleur-de-lis accent on the bar.The fleur-de-lis collage frame is a decorative as well as a functional accent for your family room or home office to the bedroom.  For more details visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Why Choose A Secretary Desk

A secretary style desk is a great space saver. They are especially convenient for small rooms or apartment living. Secretaries are one of the most common antique desk styles, which have been reproduced for home use over the last hundred years evolving to keep up with technology.

The secretary desk, called a bureau in Europe, first appeared during the 17th century. Basically, a secretary is a tall piece of furniture containing a hinged desktop. The area concealed by the pull down top often has drawers and shelving for desk supplies. It is often topped with a bookcase, which may or may not be closed with doors. The bottom of the secretary will traditionally have drawers or a cabinet for additional storage.

A secretary is a classy way to conceal your desk if you need to place it in a high traffic area, such as a living room or foyer or if you need to place your desk in your bedroom. You just pull over a chair and pull down the drop desk and you are set to work.

Overall, consider a secretary desk if you are looking for a conceled work area or have limited space. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ for more information and to see the large selection of secretary desks available.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hanging Tuscan Photo Mail Organizer

We love this decorative hanging mail organizer with photo display. This useful Tuscan piece allows you to organize, while prominently displaying your photos. It is perfect to store bills, papers and invitations, freeing up your desk space. Hang in your kitchen, office, hall, or wherever you need to organize. It has three handy storage pockets with openings for photos and 2 key hooks.  For more details visit www.cheapchicdecor.com.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back to School Means Time to Organize!

It is back to school time again!  Time to get supplies in order for the new school year, and to organize yourself for new activities and obligations. It is a good time to organize your desk and yourself. Below is a list of items that will help you get started.

Desk                   It all starts here. A good desk will hold everything you need.

Mail organizer     Keeps your mail and papers organized and in one spot.

Bulletin Board     Great for invitations and notes.

Shelves               Useful way to neatly store items such as books, storage bins, desk items, etc.
Storage boxes   Good for small items like paper clips or to organizing desk supplies or papers.

Magazine rack    Neatly stores your magazines and newspapers.

Calendar              Keep track of upcoming events and activities.

Chalk Board        Perfect for notes to family and self or grocery lists.

Visit www.cheapchicdecor.com for more organizing ideas.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pick of the Week- Casa Christina Tuscan Plate Set

We love this Casa Christina Plate Set! Items that are functional as well as decorative are great finds for us! The set of 4 exclusive Tuscan plates are beautiful to display on a wall in addition to being practical to serve on. Use them to serve treats to your guests or brighten your decor. The plates feature an olive branch design in four different vibrant Tuscan colors. The earthenware set is microwave safe. For more details visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/.

Friday, August 12, 2011

What are Etageres?

Etageres are simply shelving units. They became popular in France in the late eighteenth century. Their main purpose was to showcase the valuables of the owner.

Etageres are light pieces of furniture consisting of several shelves used for displaying things. Often the shelves of the etageres get smaller as they moved up the unit. Etageres can be very elaborate and decorative or they can be sleek and simple.

Etageres are similar to the English whatnot. Whatnots were popular in England in the nineteenth century. The many shelves provided display space for knickknacks, which was common in middle-class decorating at the time.

There are many styles and designs of etageres. They can be made of wood, iron, glass, metal or even plastic. These pieces of furniture are great to store and display books, collectibles, plants and more. Etageres are a perfect functional and decorative addition for your living room, office or dining room.

Consider adding etageres to your decor. They are both decorative and useful furniture pieces. Visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/ to see the large selection of etageres available.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pick of the Week- Unique Coffee Cup Wall Art

Decorating shouldn’t be all serious. Add a whimsical touch to your space with a fun wall hanging. We love this coffee cup shaped wall art. This unique wall plaque is a must have for the coffee lover in your life! It is a perfect accent for your kitchen or dining room. Hang it over your breakfast bar to get you in the mood to start you day. The wall plaque is made from laser cut metal. This allows light and shadows to add depth to your wall, creating visual interest. For more details and other great wall art ideas visit http://www.cheapchicdecor.com/.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Furniture Arrangement Can Change A Space

How furniture and accessories are used in a space can change a room.  The space can change both visually and in its function. This is something to strongly consider when you are decorating.  I found an interesting article, “Photo Gallery: One Room, Three Ways” in House & Home, which explores this idea.  It discusses how altering the way you set up your room can dramatically change the way the space looks. They showed a room set up three different ways with mostly the same furnishings. Different configurations of furniture in the space, and the use of different window treatments, changed how the room appeared. The changes also affected the way the room functioned. Check out the different versions at http://houseandhome.com/design/photo-gallery-one-room-three-ways .

Friday, August 5, 2011

Accessories For College

Don’t forget accessories when you pack for college.  A little piece from home will make your surroundings when you are away, seem more familiar and comforting.  For example, photos in picture frames. Collage frames are a great way to display photos of loved ones and friends from home.  Decorative boxes are great for storage and will add to the decor of your room.  Plants in small pots and planters will make your room seem more at home.  Wall shelves and hangers will organize your space.  Don’t forget nice touches like a vase for flowers, a reed diffuser and of course a mirror.  For more great ideas visit www.cheapchicdecor.com.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pick of the Week- Butler Tuscan Side Table

We love this elegant Butler Tuscan Side Table!  This decorative table is the perfect accent for your living room sofa or favorite chair.  We love furniture that is functional as well as decorative. This table fits that mold as it is a useful accessory as well as a beautiful piece of furniture.  The added shelf is great for display pieces or for storage of magazines, books and remotes.  The side table has a sleek oval shape that will fit well in most spaces and a unique  2 tier design. It features legs with an intricate hand carved design, and an ash burl and cherry cross-grain border on the tabletop and shelf.  The striking piece will provide an interesting focal point in any room. For more details visit www.cheapchicdecor.com.

Monday, August 1, 2011

How to Use Wall Grilles to Add a Tuscan Look to Your Decor

Metal and wrought iron wall grilles are a simple way to bring a Tuscan ambiance into any space.  Wall grilles are metal wall decorations that are usually fabricated of wrought iron or bronze.  They come in many sizes and shapes and will provide a great focal point for your room. Wall grilles bring a rustic and homey feel to any decor.

Check out our latest article published on Ezine Articles for more details on how to use wall grilles to bring a Tuscan feel to your space.  http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Use-Wall-Grilles-to-Add-a-Tuscan-Look-to-Your-Decor&id=6447534

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