Creativity

Get The Look: Bedroom with a Mural Wall

Get The Look: Bedroom with a Mural Wall

The wallpaper in the bedroom above steals the show. The room looks amazing, even managing to look good with a milk crate standing in for a bedside table! If you’re drawn to the look, you can use the items below to recreate something similar for your own home. (Though if it were me, I might skip the crate.)

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Clever Paint Tricks to Make a Room

Clever Paint Tricks to Make a Room

A can of paint is one of the most affordable ways to drastically change the look and feel of a space. But if you’re thinking you’re limited to 360º coverage or a boring accent world, think again. The options are literally endless and can be anywhere from bold and creative to subtle and soft.

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Trend Alert: Weavings

Trend Alert: Weavings

Have you noticed how the 70s are back with a vengeance? With everything from macramé to plant hangings to weavings! It seems like these days just about everyone weaves. BUT, what I like to see is that the new weaving comes in modern color palettes, thus making it refreshing. There are a number of tutorials out that teach you how to make them for yourself and there are a lot of workshops and shops selling them handmade. Here are some of my favorites.

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Fresh Ways to Decorate Your Mantel

Fresh Ways to Decorate Your Mantel

Every January brings cleaning, organizing and re-decorating. One of the areas that always get a fresh makeover in my home is the mantel. I take down the holiday decor and replace it with simple touches like plants, prints and candles. Usually mantels take center focus in a room. Which makes it a great area to spotlight some of your favorite goodies.

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Urban Holiday

Urban Holiday

Hanukkah is here and Christmas is just around the corner. No matter how you celebrate the season—and even if you don’t celebrate a specific tradition—holiday decorating can sometimes be the last thing on your mind this time of year. For me, I’m the son who still helps his mom with her holiday decorating and some years the effort that takes makes me decide to skip my own holiday décor. Plus, sometimes being in an urban environment during the holidays takes its toll on a person’s energy level. Whatever the reason, there are years when I don’t feel much like decorating for the season.

But when it’s one of those times and I’m not going to put in the time on my own décor at home for the holidays, there’s still a simple and elegant way to bring in some spirit—in a completely urban holiday way: hanging a strand or two of lights.

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9 Festive New Year’s Eve Décor Ideas

9 Festive New Year’s Eve Décor Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I pay so much attention to Christmas décor that I don’t think much about New Year’s. I prefer something easy and quick. One of my favorite tricks is to stick with a simple color palette and go from there. In this instance I go for a metallic theme: gold or silver. Here are some easy and quick décor ideas in silver and gold!

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10 Best Monogrammed Gifts for the Holidays

10 Best Monogrammed Gifts for the Holidays

One of my favorite gifts to give is one with a monogram. It automatically creates a personalized, thoughtful gesture that will always fit in with the décor of any home. And who doesn’t love receiving something with their name on it?! Here are some of my favorite home products that are easy to get monogrammed.

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8 Non-Traditional Christmas Trees

8 Non-Traditional Christmas Trees

To me part of the thrill of decorating for the holidays is the chance to do something different. If I can find a way to make traditional décor new, then I consider my work done. The Christmas tree is one of those traditional elements that when it is refreshed, it can bring a new sense of style and design to your home. Here are some non-traditional tree ideas to get your decorating juices flowing.

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7 Unique Shelving Ideas

7 Unique Shelving Ideas

The way you organize a room can greatly affect the mood and efficiency of a space. Though any type of shelving unit can greatly organize a space, there are some that can add an elevated feel and become a statement piece more than a simple tool for stacking books. Here are some unique shelving units to create allure in your space.

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Faux Marbled Accents

Faux Marbled Accents

I’ve been a big fan of the “marbled” look since I worked at a paper store years ago. We sold gorgeous sheets of painted marbled paper. I used one to cover the inside of a glass lamp and years later lined my daughter’s dresser drawers with similar sheets.

Real marble is just gorgeous, of course, but the faux stuff can be beautiful and eye-catching too. I’ve rounded up a few examples (and even a few links to simple DIYs to get the look yourself!).

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