15 Summery Decorating Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 10.50.41 AMTransport yourself seaside with a bit of paint or a few airy accessories

Summer brings with it the urge to simplify and relax — schedules, wardrobe and the home all get a bit more laid-back at this time of year. To help your home embrace that easy, breezy beach house feeling, give one (or more) of these 15 budget-friendly ideas a try.

9 Ways to Boost Your All-White Color Scheme

Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 10.47.50 AMGrays, seafoam, metal, wood and more help embolden a white-on-white look so it doesn’t leave you cold

Love the look of fresh white but don’t want to feel like you live in a cold, minimalist compound? Here’s how to boost white to get a livable, inviting look that feels airy, open and full of personality.

How To Transform A Room Into An Office

Working from home sometimes can be really tempting. It is difficult to concentrate on work with so many distractions. Learn how you can create your own private and quiet home office with the help of this great infographic.


Room Doctor: 10 Things to Try When Your Room Needs a Little Something

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 8.51.11 AMGet a fresh perspective with these tips for improving your room’s design and decor

Room feeling cramped, artwork a mess, color scheme missing the mark? Whatever ails your room, sometimes all that’s needed is a careful tweak or two to bring things back into balance. Here are seven common dilemmas and 10 remedies to put things right.

Built-In Bed And Storage For Almost Everything

contemporary-bedroom_260415_02Russian design firm INT2architecture, have created a contemporary bedroom that features a built-in bed with plenty of storage. It even has a screen projector.

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8 Ways to Use Plug-In Sconces in Your Lighting Scheme

SconcesPlug-in, wall-mounted sconces help unclutter desks, add visual interest and more. See if they are right for you

If you’ve dismissed plug-in sconces in the past, you may want to give them another look. Without any wiring work, a pluggable sconce can improve your lighting scheme, reduce tabletop clutter and add interest to a room. Here’s how.

9 Tricks to Boost Your Home’s Appeal for Less Than $400

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 4.15.33 PMWhether you’re redecorating or just doing a quick update, check out these ways to enhance your home on a budget

Following my story on ways to boost your home for less than $75, I’m upping the ante and exploring some tips and tricks around the $400 mark. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home anytime soon, these touches could help you make a welcome change to your home environment for a relatively low price.

19 Clever Ways To Display Your Books

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8 Cost-Effective Ways to Get a High-End Look

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 12.46.43 PMDon’t discount that expensive material yet. By using a small amount in a strategic way, you can get a luxurious look without the expense

Buying materials and finishes from big-box stores can certainly save you tons of money on your project. But if you’re not careful, you can also run the risk of creating a space that feels just a bit too generic. That’s why I’m a big fan of buying just a little bit of a high-end material and using it in a way that maximizes impact. The high-low mix can really make your whole home look like you’re living beyond your means — even if you’re right on budget. To make sure your taste for the finer things is satisfied, here are my key ways to splurge.