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Kitchen

21 Family Room Decorating Ideas, Ranging from a Quick Refresh to a Total Overhaul

The kitchen’s reign as the heart of the home has gone on long enough. This year, it’s time to reclaim your family room—or living room, den or whatever you call the space where your sofa and coziest armchair reside—as the ultimate hangout. Whether you’re looking for a quick refresh or a total overhaul, we’ve got the inspo you need. These family room decorating ideas run the gamut, with options for every skill level and style.You should feel totally comfortable living in your living room, which is why Maydan Architects did some strategic splurging when designing this San Francisco home. “We selected a fabric for the sofa that can be cleaned easily. The floors are porcelain ceramic, which is almost indestructible and looks particularly elegant,” says founder and principal Mary Maydan. “By usi...
Living Rooms

Advice for Decorating Your Home

This column is part of a series for the Design special report of The New York Times. Readers are invited to send questions to [email protected] moved into a new place in March, and our plans to furnish an extra room were waylaid by the pandemic. Is it a good idea to get a pullout sofa bed for guests, given that we don’t know when we’ll be able to host anyone? Day to day, we use the room as an office.Choosing a sofa is tricky even without adding a bed to the equation. Will it fit through your front door? How can you gauge its comfort level without sitting on it first? What if the upholstery gets stained? (Short answers: Measure accurately, check out the cushion composition and consider Crypton fabric.)Keep in mind that a good sofa will last a decade or more, and hopefully you’ll b...
Florist & Decorating

Plants and flowers perfect for decorating during the Fall season

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Kitchen

Decorating Ideas for a Bay Window Behind the Kitchen Sink | Home Guides

Bay windows as an architectural feature often delight homeowners with their decorating possibilities. Their expansive size and shape make them a blank slate for all kinds of design accents. Bay windows behind a kitchen sink are especially important to the decor of the room because they are featured where you spend a great deal of time. They are fairly simple to accessorize. The result is a kitchen with visual charm and character. Live Plants Take advantage of the large expanse of natural light and use the bay window windowsill to grow and display all sorts of potted plants. Choose plants in different heights to give the grouping visual interest and use ones that are appropriate for the level of sunshine they will receive each day for optimal growing success. Harmonize the colle...
Living Rooms

Cozy Decorating Ideas for Living Rooms of All Sizes

A living room is the heart of a home, a place for entertaining, relaxing, and spending time with loved ones. These rooms are packed with inspiration on how to make a living room cozy, from layering textiles to adding a large gallery wall of family heirlooms. Whether your space is large or small, these cozy living room ideas will create a warm and inviting environment to be enjoyed all year-round. Plus, get more of our best living room inspiration here! Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase som...
Living Rooms

Halloween decorating ideas from Instagram’s biggest influencers

© Provided by Real Homes null Fall is officially here, which means it's time to start gathering your best Halloween decorating ideas. But before you head to the party store, draw some inspiration from Instagram's biggest influencers. These fashionistas don't just throw a jack-o-lantern on the front porch and call it festive, either.Instead, these trend-setters' Halloween decor creates a whole mood throughout their homes. And the result is surprisingly chic. We've rounded up our favorites for you to recreate own spooky-stylish space. Looking for more decor inspiration?  Check out our favorite living room ideas. Steffy's pumpkin-filled living room Style blogger Steffy is known for her year-round love for orange, but the hue hits its peak this time of year. She starts with leaf garl...
Kitchen

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas: Everything You Need

Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and if the celebration is taking place at your house—well, godspeed. Because hosting Thanksgiving dinner is not for the faint of heart! In addition to rolling out culinary delights from the kitchen all day long, you also need to do your best not to burn the turkey and to make sure you’ve nailed your aunt’s stuffing recipe and made that apple pie your father loves. There’s nothing better than being surrounded by friends and family, but if you’re hosting, Thanksgiving can be just a wee bit stressful. What shouldn’t be worrying you, however, is your table. Why? Because unlike the meal that needs to be perfectly timed, or the weather that will determine if you have 20 people crammed in your living room al...
Living Rooms

7 decorating ideas for those on a budget

With high-end style comes high-end budgets – at least, that is what most people still believe. Well, today we’re sharing the good news (again) that even budget-friendly decorating ideas can still cause a style stir. It all depends on how you approach your interiors and what you already have. Let’s see 7 tried-and-tested ways to up your home’s style without blowing your decorating budget.1. Stylish home ideas: DIY © homify / Sarah Jefferys Design 1. Stylish home ideas: DIY Although obtaining the services of a professional (such as an Interior Designer/Decorator, Landscape Architect, etc.) can mean first-class results, it also costs more. Thus, be very certain about how far your DIY skills stretch – sometimes one just has to close one’s eyes and fork out some cash to ge...
Living Rooms

19 Console Table Decorating Ideas for Every Room In the House

When it comes to styling surfaces around the house, coffee tables tend to get the most attention, and thus, steal the spotlight. But console tables are just as important—in fact, even more so, since they're often located in the entryway, where a good first impression is crucial (though we're also spotlighting console table decorating ideas all throughout the house, too). So keep reading to learn how the pros style their's with the nineteen console table decorating ideas ahead. Trust us—these simple styling tricks will tie the whole place together. 1 Tuck Stools Underneath Sculptural, understated, and decidedly avant garde accents are the name of the game in Athena Calderone's living room. A rustic wood console is the perfect surface for scul...
Decor

John Lewis reveals its top Christmas decorating trends for 2020

© John Lewis & Partners John Lewis unveils its Christmas decoration themes for 2020, with seven diverse Christmas tree looks to inspire customers decorating for the festive season. John Lewis & Partners has revealed its top Christmas decorating themes for 2020, taking inspiration from art movements around the world.The department store's key festive trends offer something for everyone this year. 'This year's themes have been inspired by the colour and ideas within art and the belief that art is for all,' says Jason Billings-Cray, Partner and Christmas Buyer. 'Christmas is a time for being creative, whether that means the time and effort put into preparing your home or simply bringing friends and family together to make great memories.'John Lewis opened its online Christmas...
Paint

Dress up your windows and walls at Phillips Paint & Decorating Center | Readers’ Choice Awards

Phillips Paint and Decorating Center has been helping folks dress up their windows and walls since 1993, and they’ve been Lancaster County’s No. 1 choice for window treatments for 15 years in a row. Owner Jim Doran and his window covering consultants can help even the most overwhelmed customer figure out which products will work best for their windows at a price that suits their budget. Then, the installation team takes over and ensures a perfect fit and years of trouble-free service. Phillips offers high-quality, American-made Hunter Douglas window fashions, which come with a lifetime guarantee. They also carry several lines of the latest fabrics for draperies, cornices and valances. Their specialties include plantation shutters, remote control motorized s...
Kitchen

Kitchen Decorating Ideas Using Wainscoat on Walls | Home Guides

Installing wooden panels or wooden boards on the bottom third of a wall adds texture and visual interest to a room. Such panels, or wainscoting, also protect walls from dings and scratches that are caused by table chairs or furniture bumping against the wall. Decorating a kitchen with wainscot is a rewarding home improvement project because the wooden texture makes the room feel warm and inviting and provides a rustic, country, cottage or colonial theme to work with. Color Variations A cheerful way to decorate and combine colors in your kitchen is to paint wainscoting a different color from the rest of your walls. You might paint your wainscoting a slightly darker shade than your upper walls to create depth and creativity in the space. For example, you might paint the wainscot ...
Florist & Decorating

Decorating Kitchens With Green Countertops | Home Guides

Consider your preferred color scheme and design style before decorating a kitchen with green countertops. Green is a relaxing, soothing color that's found in a wide variety of kitchen color palettes. Some green hues work better with particular decorating styles than others. For example, dark greens work well in traditional or Old World styles, and bold, bright greens enhance contemporary design. Earthy Green countertops open the door for decorating your kitchen in a natural, earthy style. Shades of green, brown, white and beige make up the soothing color palette of an earth-inspired design. Paint walls with a nontoxic paint in a creamy white or soft beige to provide a neutral backdrop. Hang natural woven wooden or reed shades over your kitchen windows. A bamboo floor enhances t...
Florist & Decorating

Table Decorating Themes | Home Guides

Decorating your dining table in a specific theme provides a cohesive look for a special occasion. Whether it's a holiday, graduation, wedding, birthday or other celebration, decorating a themed table can provide an extraordinary dining experience. Consider the available table space, colors, textures and accessories needed to create a themed table arrangement that will delight your dinner guests. Holiday Dinner Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day and other holiday celebrations provide an ideal opportunity to create a thematic dining table. A white fabric tablecloth can provide a neutral background for any holiday decor. Layer the table linens for a more elegant look. For example, position red-plaid fabric placemats over the white tablecloth for a country Christmas t...
Interior

Interior Decorating With a European Motif | Home Guides

Decorating your home with a European motif creates a timeless and luxurious look. Most European styles feature ornate detailing, classic colors and exude that Old-World charm. Before designing your home, or even a single room, decide if you want a vintage or modern look and also whether you want to decorate using a specific theme -- such as English or French -- or seamlessly blend several styles together to create a truly eclectic European look. Color Scheme There are a variety of colors that can be used when decorating with a European theme. For a bright look, go with traditional Tuscan colors, such as deep red, olive green, dark brown, orange and blue. French country and English country themes both feature soft tones of blue, green, yellow and white; also think lots of floral...
Florist & Decorating

Decorating Walls With Wreaths | Home Guides

At the holidays, evergreen wreaths embellished with red bow and berries brighten doors and welcome vistors. But a wreath doesn't have to be just a once-a-year decoration. If you choose the right type, a wreath can be an ideal way to decorate any wall in your home year-round. The key is choosing the right style to match the rest of your decor and finding the right spot to hang it. Types Wall wreaths come in wide variety of materials, so there's bound to be an option that works for your home. Holiday wreaths are probably the most common type and typically feature evergreen branches with embellishments like holly, berries, pine cones, ornaments and velvet ribbon. You can also find other seasonal wreaths that use flowers, leaves or fruit to evoke the right mood. Floral wreaths are ...
Florist & Decorating

Late ’70s to Early ’80s Popular Decorating Colors | Home Guides

Like all decor trends, the popular colors schemes between 1976 and 1984 did not arise in a vacuum. During the late 1970s and early 1980s -- that brief interlude between waning hippie influences and the beginning of a more conservative era -- decorators and their clients made some interesting decorating selections. To fully appreciate the features of this transitional period -- consider the cheerful, autumnal palette of the early 1970s along with the dark, cool Christmas-like palette of the middle to late 1980s. Late 1970s Earth Tones Toward the end of the 1970s, a preference for brown and other neutrals gained momentum. Early-1970s decor featured saturated warm colors, such as pumpkin, avocado green and harvest yellow. In contrast with the cool, ice-cream pastels of the '50s an...
Living Rooms

30 brilliant blue decorating ideas for every room

Brighten your mood with blue Looking for blue decorating ideas? Bring your home to life this season with this year's hottest color. From soft watery tones that will calm a bedroom to vivid inky indigo that will make a bathroom dramatic, click or scroll through to check out these tips to transform every room... Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article Choose a conte...
Interior

Modern Bedroom Interior Decorating | Home Guides

Moving to a new home or apartment is the perfect time to try a new look. If you’re considering a modern interior, your bedroom is a good place to start. Bedrooms should feel restful. Thanks to their clean lines and lack of clutter, even the boldest modern bedrooms invite you to relax. Styles Modern bedroom decor spans a wide range of styles. There’s no set formula, just a common contemporary aesthetic that’s not bound to any historical style. The ideal modern bedroom may have white walls, a low-slung, teak platform bed and un-dyed linen bedding; peacock-blue walls with a 1960s upholstered headboard, Danish modern dresser and a transparent acrylic accent chair; or a stainless steel canopy bed, orange coverlet and a gallery wall of framed black and white photography. Inspiration...
Florist & Decorating

Water cooler: Decorating your child’s room

With Spokane County’s two largest school districts beginning classes in fall with virtual learning, now is a great opportunity to refresh your child’s space at home. Since they will have no choice but to spend a lot of time at home, at least in the beginning of the school year, it’s important for kids to have a space to call their own that they can enjoy and escape to. Here are a few ideas for redecorating your child’s room and creating a space for learning, whether it fits in their room or has to be in another part of the home. First you’ll want to start with an overall theme. It doesn’t have to be specific, but if there is an overarching concept for the design of the room, it will be easier to make decisions about details later on. Do you have a kid...