Cozy Home Ideas from 15 Interior Designers

Cozy home idea by Lindsay Pennington Inc
‘Tis always the season to turn your house into a cozy home! And the cool thing about cozy is that you can do it without breaking the bank. After much research on Houzz, I came up with these 15 great ideas from interior designers. You can put them into place in any season. 1. Keep stacked wood on hand Seeing the logs ready and...

Dog Bookends, from Ceramic to Cast Iron

Dog Bookends Cast Iron Jack Russell
I couldn't resist posting this article about dog bookends because I love books and dogs. I still read most books on paper (call me old fashioned, go ahead), and bookends really come in handy around my house and on my desk. They're also great for keeping cookbooks from falling over. Anyhow, I started wondering if there are bookends with dogs on...

10 Ways to Make Your Bedroom Look Bigger

Make your bedroom look bigger like this Farmhouse bedroom by Riverside Shepherd Huts Ltd.
Who says that a small bedroom has to look small? Bah humbug! You don't need vaulted ceilings and loads of extra floor space to make your bedroom look bigger. What you need is an understanding of perspective, and how to alter it in subtle ways, so that your room can feel spacious and comfortable at the same time. Here are 10...

Happy Paint Colors and How to Choose Them

Happy paint colors include purple!
Happy paint colors are the ones that make you feel, like Goldilocks, just right--and unhappy ones can do just the opposite. If you find yourself waking up and feeling uninspired, or even tired out, it may not be a lack of sleep. The colors you surround yourself with can profoundly affect your mood on a subconscious level, draining your...

Small Bathroom Decorating Ideas from Designers

Small bathroom decorated by Laura Iverson Design
Small bathroom decorating can be serious fun--or it can be a serious challenge. It’s often a high-profile space used by guests so it gets a lot of attention. Because of its size, it's a golden opportunity to provide a mini showcase of your style. Or, you can let it have its own strong character separate from your other, perhaps more neutral...

How to Create a Gallery Wall at Home

Living Room Art Gallery Wall
One of the hardest things to DIY when it comes to home decorating is making a gallery wall. Should you include photos and artwork? Should you match sizes and frames, or get more creative and mix things up? If you do want to branch out from a simple row or grid pattern, how do you do it without it looking messy?...

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