September 22, 2016

Freshen Up Your Home This Fall

The Fall season is a time to get back to nature. The leaves are changing, the cooler air is blowing and nights are getting shorter — a perfect time to hang outside with fire lit drink a pumpkin “something or other.” Decorating this time of year is all about making your home cozy, comfortable and sophisticated. This year’s trends have something for everyone so experiment with patterns, texture and color to freshen up the look of your home. Neutralize If you’ve had a bold summer decor style, try switching it up with neutral colors. Play with neutral colors brings back the simplicity of Fall. Neutral doesn’t mean just all white either, get creative use browns, grays and even blacks this season. Remember though when neutralizing adding different textures into a room is key. Home on the Plains Instill farmhouse style into your home this Fall, it’s a hot trend that’s not […]
September 21, 2016

7 Ways to Decorate a Corner in Your Home

Are you ignoring the corners in your home? These odd in-between places that can confuse homeowners usually end up in decorating limbo, not being utilized for it’s valuable space.   What should you do when two walls connect in a room? Here are seven ways to maximize the corners in your home to create functional beautiful spaces that connects with each room.  Entry Corner Corral all the items that come in and out of your home in the nearest corner to a door. Use hooks, baskets, and shelving to hold items like shoes, jackets, bags and even equipment and gear. Why not add a bench or seating area nearby to easily remove items, this also slows down the process when you enter and leave the home hindering the habit of flinging items about. Entertaining Corner Love to entertain? Consider adding a bar cart in the corner of a living or dining area to store […]
September 19, 2016

Pantone Colors that Inspire Fall Decor Ideas

As the seasons change, so should your home’s color palette. Add color to your home this fall by using bold accent pieces to colorful rugs, and from exciting new wall colors to a sophisticated floral arrangement.      Pantone’s 2016 Fall Color Report includes the season’s hottest colors for your fall decor this year. From warm and earthy tones, to bright and bold hues, the unique combination of colors creates an eclectic palette that can fit any style.    To help inspire your home decor this fall, FTD created a guide that features four of this season’s trendiest Pantone colors including: Spicy Mustard, Potter’s Clay, Bodacious and Aurora Red. Follow our quick tips to help you incorporate these colors into your fall decor. For more inspiration, check out FTD’s post which features over 100 fall decor ideas inspired by the 2016 Fall Pantone Color Report.   Caroline enjoys writing on a variety of topics including interior design […]
September 15, 2016

5 Ways to Decorate With a Rock Collection

As a home stager many times we’re telling home sellers to pack up their collections and remove their hobbies, but a rock collection could add interest to your home decor if displayed properly. There’s just something about a rock and mineral collection! September 16th is Collect Rocks Day, so if you’re someone who can’t resist picking up a pebble or two use this day to schedule time to search for those precious stones and add to your collection.  I love using natural elements like rocks to add texture and color to any display in a home. Here are five ways to show off your rock collection: Rock Hanging This is a fun way to display your unique finds and a great do it yourself craft project for boys, according to Little Birdie Secrets who used an old frame, a piece of scrap paper and her son’s rock collection to create this interesting piece […]
September 1, 2016

Home Sellers Are Buried In Clutter

If you’re planning on moving it looks like home sellers will have their work cut out for them in the form of clutter: Nearly half of Americans say they consider their homes to be at least somewhat cluttered with items they no longer use. According to a new report, “Buried: The State of Stress and Stuff,” which surveyed 1,000 adults they found that one in seven respondents say they have a room in their home that they can no longer use because it is too full of items that they rarely use, which would have to be cleaned up if selling a home. I have to admit I have one too, our guest room, that’s covered in clothes, staging accessories and other odds and ends. It’s true here is the proof. What’s more shocking is that 72 percent of those surveyed say they would gain more space in their home […]