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Home Decor Ideas & Tips

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  • 12 Quick Decorating Tips to Add Some Style to Your Home

    By Rebekah Slatkin

    If you don't have the time or the money for a full home renovation, here are 10 quick decorating tips to add a little excitement and style to your home...

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  • How-To Warm Up Your Thanksgiving Decorating, With "Creativity, Not Cash!"

    By Kathleen Wilson

    Thanksgiving is a special time in our homes, when we all take a little time to appreciate the gifts and blessings in our lives. My number one blessing, as yours, is my family and friends! So let's find some great ways to make your home a warm, inviting place this Thanksgiving Day for all your loved ones, including you!

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  • Home Decorating - 5 Green Ideas on a Budget

    By Kathleen Wilson

    Decorating your home to be environmentally friendly shouldn't be expensive. And it shouldn't just be for the environmental activists either; we all have a responsibility to our communities, and to our families. There are many ways you can decorate "green" for a lot less "green"! Here are The Budget Decorator's top 5 ways to green up your home, on a budget!

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  • Inexpensive Home Decor, Straight Out of the Magazines

    By Anne Clarke

    Do you flip through home décor magazines, wishing that you could somehow make your home look like those on the glossy pages? Very few people have the money to decorate their homes in lavish fabrics and expensive woods, etc. This does not mean, though, that you cannot find a way to make your home look like those in the magazines.

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  • Finding the Real 'Hue'

    Although walls can’t talk, the colors you choose for a room say quite a bit about the space and how it feels to your family and friends. Color can enhance creativity, provide a feeling of warmth and coziness, or create a sense of relaxation. But how do you select the perfect paint color to bring out the personality you want your room to convey?

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  • Decorating a Child's Room - 8 Simple Strategies to Make You Both Happy!

    By Michael Holland

    When it comes to decorating a child's room, your approach should be different from decorating an adult bedroom. That's because a child's bedroom should reflect his or her personality and not yours.

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  • Artwork You Already Love

    You spent months searching for just the right sofa, agonized over paint colors and endlessly debated area rug options. Don’t leave your walls blank. The perfect finishing touch is something you already have: your own photos...

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  • 10 Dollar Saving Bedroom Ideas

    By Liz Beresford

    If sheer curtains appeal but you can't sleep with the moonlight and early morning sunshine streaming in, then fit a slim blackout blind unobtrusively inside the window frame. It won't show when its rolled up and when unfurled will just Look as if its a dark night outside...

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  • Using Color Tricks in Home Décor

    By Pamela Cole Harris

    Just as a painter uses color to fool the eye and to create mood in fine art, so the designer can use color to fool the eye in home décor. Here are a few tips for the creative DIY designer (that's YOU!) dealing with problem spaces...

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  • Top Home Décor Mistakes You May Be Making

    By Pamela Cole Harris

    I am assuming my readers have good taste - no hay on the walls (what WAS she thinking!), cardboard lined bedrooms, or plastic egg covered bathrooms. And after all, you DO read my advice! Yet, even so, you may be making little mistakes that change your home décor from amazing to awkward!

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  • Visual Weight in Home Decor

    By Pamela Cole Harris

    Did you ever enter a room that "feels" heavy? (The first one that makes a comment about my ample bottom being in the room gets three lashes with a lava lamp!) Or walked into a room that gave you the impression of being too intense?

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  • Rhythm in Home Decor

    By Pamela Cole Harris

    Think rhythm is only important in music - as is "Gee, Mr. Clark! It's got a good beat and I can dance to it?" Surprise! Rhythm is also important in interior decorating and room design! In many cases it is an element that is "felt" intuitively and not immediately apparent to the viewer. But it is an element that makes a room seem - for want of a better word - "right."

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  • Designer Secrets for Updating Your Home Décor On a Tight Budget

    By Pamela Cole Harris

    Home décor seems to change every time you turn around! What was "in" yesterday, gives your visitors flashbacks to their childhood today! If your décor is stuck in the last decade and you don't have the budget for a complete makeover, you have two choices...

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  • Maintaining Your Wicker Furniture

    By Andrew Caxton

    When most of us think about sun room furniture we think about wicker. Sunroom indoor furniture has traditionally been made from this versatile substance, then finished in a wide array of colors. The airy construction and strength of the material adds a kind of tropical feel to your sunroom, letting you imagine that you are actually soaking in the sun at some holiday destination rather than lounging in your wicker chair in front of your sunroom window.

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  • Art Nouveau Furnishings Style

    By Stephan Teak

    Art Nouveau was one of those styles that came, burned brightly and then faded out quickly. The popularity of Art Nouveau furnishings style these days shows it is making a comeback.

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  • Quick Guide to Planning a Contemporary and Practical Designer Kitchen

    By Lester Fong

    For those of us who cook, the kitchen will probably be the biggest focus and investment of the entire home. You need to pay attention when planning your kitchen and to spend wisely to avoid costly rectifications if the area does not perform. Here’s a quick guide to planning a contemporary and practical designer kitchen, taking note of the kitchen layout, space and materials to use.

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