Home decorating ideas: Color coded bookshelf

In search of the latest home decorating ideas? Why not try a trendy, color coded bookshelf? It’s a great way to add some pizazz to your personal library. For the best effect, follow the natural color pattern of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Here, the walls are painted a bright blue to add even more color!

Color Coded Bookshelf

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Gardening tips: How to create a window box container garden

Whether they’re filled to the brim with English ivy, geraniums, dianthus or pansies, nothing brightens a home’s facade quite like a colorful window box. Best of all, they are easy to create by hand. Just follow these simple steps and you will soon have a gorgeous window box garden just in time for spring.

Window Box Garden

Step One: Find the right box to use. Wood works best, as it can be painted to match your house seamlessly. You can also use metal or other materials. Make sure that the box is the right size for your window. Typically, window boxes run the length of the window. Make sure the boxes are deep enough to hold enough soil for the plants to stay healthy and allow room for the roots. A good rule of thumb is to make the boxes at least 8 inches wide, as well as deep. Continue reading Gardening tips: How to create a window box container garden

Blast from the past: Mid-century modern home decorating ideas

If you’re looking for inspired home decorating ideas, perhaps you should take a glimpse into the past. These magazine scans from the ’50s and early ’60s showcase the vibrant colors, sleek lines and energetic atmosphere of the times.  So if you are thinking of going mid-century in your décor, you may want to use these amazing photos to get your creative juices flowing.

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Five inexpensive home improvement tips to revitalize your space

One of the joys of being a homeowner is decorating to meet your specific aesthetic tastes. When it comes to home improvement, however, sometimes the accumulating costs can put a damper on your vision. But that doesn’t mean that you should settle with outdated or boring details. Here are five home improvement projects that will make a big impact with little to no cost.

TIP #1: Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Make sure your landscaping is up to par. Overgrown hedges and bare patches of grass can detract from your home’s overall appeal, so trim those bushes and add greenery and flowers where there are none. In addition, try hanging flowers around your porch, adding decorative shutters to your windows and even painting your front door a bright color to make your house stand out and look great.

TIP #2: Fresh Paint

Painting is one of the most cost effective and easy ways to bring new life to a room. To create a bold effect, try painting an “accent wall” in a different color than the three other walls, and tie in the color with your room’s decorative accents. Just remember, if you are the type who likes to change your room’s color scheme often, stick with a nice neutral shade on the walls. Continue reading Five inexpensive home improvement tips to revitalize your space