May 25, 2017

Cost-Effective Tips to Make a Home Brighter

When a home is on the market, it’s all about creating a light and bright feel throughout the space to welcome buyers with your home lighting. A home seller can do this in a number of ways by utilizing natural light, painting and adding more indoor lighting. The more light bouncing around each room, the bigger the home will appear, and since buyers are purchasing square footage it’s important to make sure you’re showcasing the illusion of maximum space. Natural light provides several benefits when showing off a property while keeping money in your wallet. Sunlight, rather than light from a fixture, can save on energy costs and boost a buyer’s mood when walking through the home. Start by assessing the natural light in each room of the house: Does the room feel dark or light? How many windows do you have? How many doors? Would it make sense to […]
May 22, 2017

Top 5 Wall Decorations That Will Amaze You Upon First Glance

Wall decorations are never easy! When it comes to decorating the walls of your home; the trends have changed a lot over recent years and you might confuse yourself as to how you should go about decorating the walls to create that extra WOW factor. These days; the color patterns, the choice of wall paintings and the ornaments that should be hanging on your walls matter and speak volumes about your personality. So, make sure that you do some research to explore all your options before hammering a whole in the wall. Here are five wall decorations that will leave you mesmerized if you add them to your home. Wood Art Wood art adds to the natural beauty of a room because of it’s organic look and feel. Assemble a couple of potted plants on the shelves adjacent to the wall where the wood art is displayed. Aesthetically speaking; it will […]
May 18, 2017

5 Ways to Use Textiles in a Room to Make a Statement

Choosing patterned textiles in a room takes finesse, it’s not something easily thrown together although when compiled correctly the layers of patterns looks effortless in a space. Those who lack a decorative eye can find introducing patterns into their home tough to do, so they add the mere solid basics, which can create a classic statement but lacks personality and depth. By adding patterns and prints in a room a home seller can navigate a buyer’s eye throughout the space allowing the entire property to feel cozier, a bit more authentic and lively. One of the easiest ways to begin using patterned elements is to start small– pairing designs with similar colors rather than going for bold, graphic eye-catching prints that can be a bit overwhelming for some. Mixing Patterns Start by choosing patterns that reflect the design style you’d like to have in the room. Remember that the design style should […]
May 11, 2017

How to Put Together a Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Whether you’re trying to find that perfect gift for your mom, wife, sister or daughter — maybe it’s a combination of items fit snug in a gift basket that will make that special someone smile. In order to create a gift basket for mom, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. First, you want to pick a theme. Base the theme on the gift recipient’s interests or favorite things. Next, you want to pick all the items you’d like to display in your basket. There should be a combination of different sized objects large, medium and small to place inside the basket. Finally, you want to start building the basket keeping in mind mom’s interest and design style. Deciding On a Theme Let’s take for example, if your mom loves entertaining outdoors — we can narrow down a few key items that will get her ready for summer.  I think the items […]
May 8, 2017

[VIDEOS] The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

Want a sparkling home by the end of the spring cleaning season? There’s still time to pull on the gloves and get to work before summer entertaining begins. The best part after checking some of these tasks off your to-do list you won’t need to tackle them again until next year! Spring cleaning is a bit different from everyday cleaning because these are additional tasks you wouldn’t normally consider cleaning on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. We recently discussed the benefits of cleaning a home, plus one spring cleaning how-to in a recent Facebook Live post. Watch to learn the best way to clean the lint trap in your dryer to prevent a house fire. In our home we’re pretty much clean freaks! I find if you are constantly picking up after yourself and wiping down surfaces you’ll have less to clean overall. The benefits to living a clean life […]