Archives for August 2010
Silhouette art might be a fun project to do with your kids! All you need is some contrasting construction paper, an inexpensive, simple black frame – and your children’s cooperation while you trace their profile 🙂
If you can’t get their cooperation, this is a great ready-made silhouette art option from West Elm.
Gray and white is everywhere this season. Why should the bathroom be left out? Fabulous branch shower curtain from Target for only $39.
Love this modern take on a botanical print from West Elm.
Floor cushions are great for affordable, casual extra seating. They can be easily stored away or scattered around the room for added color and pattern. Love these cushions from World Market, only $39 each.
10 ‘Lost’ auction items that will really tie the whole room together
Great tips from Oprah.com on becoming YOUR own designer!
DO Find furniture pieces that do “double duty”.
Check out places like Ikea that cater to smaller spaces. Use a storage ottoman as your coffee table. A bookshelf makes a great room divider and adds tons of storage space.
DON’T Think you need to use only light colors.
We’ve all heard that dark colors can make a room appear smaller. Wrong! Deep, rich colors add warmth and depth to a space. To make a space seem larger, paint a dark tone on the farthest wall.
DO Use proper lighting.
Overhead lighting from chandeliers always makes a room feel bigger and brighter. Choose crystal for even more illumination.
DON’T Over-stuff with furniture…or use overstuffed furniture.
Think clean and simple when it comes to decorating small spaces. Using items that are too large will only make the space feel smaller.