Thursday, October 31, 2013

How To Brighten a Space

Mirrors are an easy way to brighten up a room.  The shiny surface will catch light and reflect it back into the room, brightening the space.  Mirrors will also make a room appear larger- which is a great idea for small spaces! For more great ideas visit

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Color Ideas- Sage Green

If you are looking for a neutral color to use in decorating, but are tired of the traditional beige or gray, consider using sage green.  Sage green is a grown up earthy color that works well with many colors.  Try pairing it with a rusty red, orange or yellow for a great look.  For more great ideas visit  

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How To Use Lighting In Decorating

There is more to lighting than to just illuminate a space. Lighting can be used for ambiance, tasks and adjustment, as well as for just light. In addition, there are so many lighting options available today that design and style are just as important as the function of the lighting to be used. Check out more  details in our latest EzineArticle .

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Versatile Furniture Piece

If you were going to add just one new furniture piece to your home, a storage ottoman would be the most most versatile. Ottomans are one of our favorite decorating tricks!  Add a small square one to a foyer for storage of extra hats, gloves, umbrellas etc. Plus, it will give you seating for putting on shoes!  A large one is perfect in the living room to use as a footrest or coffee table or extra seating, while providing useful storage for blankets and pillows.  A rectangular ottoman at the foot of the bed gives you convenient storage for sweaters, shoes or blankets in addition to a useful seat for taking off your shoes!  Ottomans are so functional and stylish too, that we love to use them in decorating!  For more great decorating ideas visit

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What You Need For Holiday Dinner

Don't forget the finishing touches for your holiday dinner!  Candles in candle holders, centerpieces, festive table cloths, and a pretty vase for flowers will make an inviting table that guests want to linger around.  For more great holiday ideas visit

Monday, October 21, 2013

How To Use Lamps

Most people assume that lamps are just for adding light to a space.  Lamps can also used to lessen the glare of an overhead light source.  In addition, lamps can also be used to create an intimate setting, for example with a pair of chairs.  So consider adding a lamp to your space to not only add some light, but also to adjust the amount of light or to set an ambiance.  Visit for more great decorating ideas. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Look For Less- Sunburst Mirror

A sunburst mirror is a striking accent to dress up a space.  It will add some glamor and sparkle when hung over a buffet in a dining room, over a fireplace mantle or in an entry.  Shown on the right is a decorative mirror that features multiple paned mirrors in a sunburst design around a large round center mirror.  It is sold by a leading retailer for $529.00.  The dazzling mirror on the left also features multiple paned mirrors in a sunburst design around a large center mirror.  The mirror on the left is sold by for only $301.40!   It is not necessary to spend a lot to get the look you want.  With careful shopping you can find a similar piece with the same look, for less money.  Visit for more great looks for less. 

How To Make An Inviting Entry

Make your entry feel inviting to guests by placing a coat tree by the door.  A coat rack provides a convenient place to stow coats, umbrellas, hats etc.  It also shows visitors that you want them to feel comfortable and stay a while.  In addition, it makes quick work of outerwear storage giving you more time to focus on welcoming your guests! For more great ideas visit

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Great Ideas In Wrought Iron Decor

Adding some Wrought Iron accents to your decor is an easy way to bring a Tuscan look to any space.  Shown here are some of our favorites. For more details and a large selection of wrought iron wall decor, accent pieces and furniture visit

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Low Budget Kitchen Update

It is not always necessary to spend a lot of money to update the look of your kitchen.  A low budget option is to paint your existing cabinets.  A fresh coat of paint in a modern color, such as gray, can dramatically change the look of the room. New hardware will finish the look.  For more great ideas visit

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Personalized Card and Photo Organizer

We found the perfect item to hold holiday cards and photos.  Our Tuscan Iron Metal Leaf Design Monogrammed Wall Card Holder is a striking way to organize and display your cards and photos. Add a custom touch with your monogram on the top. The unique wall hanging features a burnished gold and brown finish with a scrolling leaf design. For more details visit

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How To Mix Patterns

Don't be afraid to mix patterns when decorating.  If you use multiple patterns in complementary colors, the space will look coordinated.  For more great ideas visit

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Great Inexpensive Rug Tip

We love finding useful tips we can pass along.  Designer Vern Yip has a great idea for those looking for a rug for an over sized or oddly shaped space.  In the article "Area Rugs" in HGTV Magazine, Vern suggested to "...consider getting a piece of carpet cut to size and bound."  It is less expensive to do this versus buying a ready made area rug in a large size or having a rug custom made in a specific shape.  Form more great ideas visit

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

How to Maximize Space in a Small Bedroom

When furnishing a small bedroom consider using a dresser for double duty as clothes storage and nightstand.  This will maximize limited space.  For more great ideas visit

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Great Storage Idea

We are always on the lookout for great storage items.  We love this useful Tuscan Scrolling  Wrought Iron Etagere! The narrow dimensions of this 4 shelf display unit makes it ideal for extra storage in small spaces such as a hallway or a guest bathroom.  It  features a scroll design on the sides and 4 slatted shelves.  The striking etagere is crafted from wrought iron, with a rich chocolate brown finish. For more details visit

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