Friday, January 30, 2015

Turn Your Apartment Into A Home


Just because you live in an apartment, doesn't mean it can't feel like a home. A few simple updates may turn your apartment into a warm and comfortable space that you love coming home to.

Don't hesitate to ask the landlord what you are allowed to do with the space. You may be able to add paint to freshen up the look of the space. Hanging several sets of drapes along a wall is a great way to give your walls additional personality.



Not able to paint the walls in your apartment, why not add color with window treatments instead? It is a great way to not only dress up your windows, but make a room feel more inviting.


Adding a window treatment with soft curves will open up a cramped kitchen space.


If you have a large picture window and you are looking for privacy, using ceiling mounted drapery is a great way get the coverage you need. Add lining to absorb noise and insulate against heat and cold. You can tie back the drapes during the day to create an elegant, decorative look.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Ideas For Decorating Your Home Office

Ready to tackle your next home improvement project? What about the often overlooked home office. It is an important space in your home, whether you use it for work or personal use. Having the right space can impact the way you feel. Here are some ideas to improve the look and feel of your home office.

Make It Organized

Having a space that is neat and organized is essential to a productive work environment. Cut out any clutter and just have the most essential tools.


All About The Desk

Position the desk to get the most natural light possible without interfering with your work. Natural sunlight will improve your mood and help combat the winter blues. 


Add Color To The Space

Incorporating color into the room will add to your energy and mood. Add your favorite color with paint or simple accessories.


Favorite Element 

Take time to add elements to create a beautiful space that will impact the way you feel about work. It may be in the form of a favorite fabric as a window treatment or a beautiful light fixture.




Friday, January 2, 2015

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

As you are making your New Year’s resolutions, consider setting goals for your home as well.

Conquer the Clutter

No matter how many bins and shelving units you buy, but you really can’t organize clutter; your only plan of attack is to get rid of it. Take 10 minutes each day to go through your drawers and closets, and throw out or donate what is no longer useful or truly meaningful.

Finally Take Charge

By dedicating a few minutes of each day to maintaining your home, you can save yourself from a lot of work later. Decide which chores need to be done on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, and divide them up in a way that fits your schedule and lifestyle.

Update

Does your living room need a fresh look? Is your bedroom room feeling drab and outdated? From applying a fresh coat of paint to updating your window treatments, there are many little things you can do to freshen up your home.

Finish a Project

Now is the perfect time to tackle any projects that have been hanging over your head. Rather than looking at the project as a whole, break it down into manageable steps and focus only on accomplishing what you can do immediately.

Make it Safe

When creating your perfect home, home safety is an aspect that is easy to forget. If you haven’t done so in a while, check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and consider installing a fire extinguisher.