Tips for Choosing a Safe Paint Color for Your Walls

Posted on February 3, 2016 By

Are you STILL thinking about painting your walls with color?

Many people are afraid to make the leap from ‘builder’s beige’ to a more daring color choice. What holds you back? Are you afraid the color will be too strong? Not match your furniture? Or you’ll become tired of it and have to start over again?

While you’re debating the work involved you are missing out on one of the basic elements of design that can change the entire look of your room for under $50. Your tired furniture can become new again and a mismatched room can have designer flare! So, how do you choose the right color?

The first recommendation is to choose a tinted neutral. Why is that? Instead of choosing rich, deep colors for your first project, you will likely feel more comfortable with a neutral such as beige or gray which will not date the room or create a jarring palate that you will easily tire of.

However, when you go to your local home improvement store you will be faced with a sea of color swatches – hundreds of versions of basic beige and gray to choose from.

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Adding A Shower Enclosure Can Transform Your Bathroom

Posted on February 1, 2016 By

In these days of deadlines and time limits, shower enclosures are an increasingly popular option. Jumping in the shower is a time-saving alternative to a long soak in the tub, so having a shower enclosure fitted in your bathroom can transform your daily routine. As well as providing a practical function, a shower stall enclosure can look sleek and modern, adding a touch of style to your home.

To help create a feeling of openness and spaciousness, an all glass shower enclosure can be the perfect choice. Shower stall enclosures made from tempered safety glass can let the light shine through, brightening up your shower times! Clear glass is great if you have some decorative bathroom tiles you want to show off. Alternatively, for the more modest, there is a selection of colored, moldered and etched glass patterns. A frameless shower enclosure offers an up to date look, which also benefits from being easier to keep clean than the more traditional framed option. Simply use a squeegee to remove water droplets to prevent mold growth.

When looking at bathroom shower enclosures, do not be afraid to ask manufacturers for their advice on which style would fit

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Preserved Flower Candles

Posted on January 13, 2016 By

Putting flowers in your candle will add a unique look, while preserving your favorite flower.

Written by Expressive Candles

We have been asked many times, how to put flowers and other objects on the outside of a candle. So, we’ll be showing you how it is done. The most important thing to remember is to be safe. Putting anything on your candle such as paint, dried flowers, ribbon and other objects, pose a fire risk. While this is unlikely to happen with this project, we need to warn you before hand. We do not recommend burning any candle that has flammable material on it.

To start with, you will need a few supplies. First and the most important is a big pillar candle, at least 3″ in diameter. This will help keep the flame out of reach of anything you put on the candle. You will also need to have a small white votive, or the same color votive as your pillar, an old pan to melt wax in, a paint brush, dried flowers or herbs and ribbon.

Candle making is an art, and requires exact precision in the melting process of the wax.

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Ways to Add Charm and Style to Your Kitchen

Posted on January 11, 2016 By

I like decorating my kitchen with a cozy, warm, inviting, homey feeling to it. Usually I’m fighting for all the space I can get in my kitchen too. If you’d like to try this style yourself, you need additional space, or if you simply want to create a different look and feel to your current kitchen decorating style: here are a few tips for you to try.

1. Hang your pots and pans on the wall. This works whether you have a matching set of pots and pans, or whether it’s an eclectic collection gathered over the years. Simply put hooks in the wall, then hang the pots by their handles with the bottom facing outwards. This is particularly useful for space saving and organization too. My favorite location to hang the pots and pans is on the wall right above the stove. If you have the room, this puts the pots on display nicely while keeping them right on hand for cooking.

2. Hang your potholders and hotpads on the wall. If your pans are too heavy to hang safely, or you simply don’t want them on display, or you’d like to add other embellishments

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Home Interior Painting Tips

Posted on January 8, 2016 By

Colors determine the beauty of our home interiors directly, yet choosing the right color for the interior is not easy. The problem is: Color is a part of our typical personality. For instance, we have a tendency to love red, but, is the red which is corresponding to our ego suited for the applications of our home interior painting? Instead, if we based on color trends that are favored currently, the assumption is the specific color favored by many people. However, should we continue to paint our home interior with the trends, while we personally hate it?

Such complexity must be addressed, so that we can choose the color favored by many people without sacrificing our ego. This is a wise solution, by combining two things, make it harmonious, thus turning it into a new strength! For example, we liked red, whereas the general trend was blue. Then we could take a blue base for home interiors, and sweetened to red accents. Alternatively, the dominance of red, solid red should be moderated in lighter and softer, combined to our favorite red accents and the trending blue accents.

The color combinations can be addressing the issue of

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Decorating a Guest Bedroom

Posted on January 5, 2016 By

The guest bedroom is the one room in the house that you aren’t decorating for yourself. Therefore when you go to design the rooms d├ęcor, it is important not to get in your own way. Overdoing the decoration in this room will be a disservice to guests by reinforcing the fact that they are not in their own home. As comfortable as they may be with you, they will never be as comfortable in your home as they would in their own setting. On the other hand, failing to place those few simple pieces that make a space feel personal; will leave the guest room feeling cold and empty.

Arguably the most important item in the guest room, the item that turns it from an extra room into a guest bedroom, is the bed. The bed does not have to be visible. You can have a regular bed, a fold out couch or futon, or a semi permanent bed such as a cot or an air bed.

A regular bed will cost you some space, and a full mattress can be expensive. If you get a small twin sized bed you can throw some pillows on

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