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Creating A Cozy Spot
Having a warm & cozy spot to snuggle up is important as well as renewing. Creating intimacy in your home, or at least in one area of your home, requires a little imagination and some gut feelings. How does your family room or sunroom make you feel when you walk into it? Are the colors inviting? Is there comfortable seating? Winter is the best time to paint and spruce up your rooms because you can take advantage of all the white sales.
If you like to investigate with a "hands on" approach, hop in the car and go to your favorite design stores (listed under Interior Decorators & Designers). Look at the colors they're using as well as the kinds of furniture and fabrics. Observe the accessories like throws, candles and mirrors. You can get ideas from all kinds of stores like Pier 1, department stores and small boutiques. Picture in your mind how that still life would look in your home, take notes and try to understand how it made you feel. If this is a cozy spot in which you'd like to plop down right now and read a long novel, you've hit gold.
Do the same investigating on the web by scoping out stores, designers, designing sites, decorating websites and how-to forums. Begin to learn why you like or dislike certain elements, colors, etc. You're working toward a focus on a comfortable spot in your home.
Here are some easy steps:
Invest in a warm color for your walls, inexpensive draperies on simple pole rods with classy finials and a chenille throw (and maybe even a "bear" rug!). Move your main chair close to the couch, add some lovely greenery items, candles and statuary to the coffee table and you're set! Be sure to have a side table available to place your book and cup of tea on while you enjoy your warm surroundings.
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Live in (French Country) Style
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Newest Craze in Decorating is Silk Flowers in Acrylic Water
They look so lifelike, that time and time again people bend to smell them and touch them. Across the nation, silk flowers in crystal-clear acrylic "water" are showing up in homes, cafes, restaurants and offices.
Feng Shui Tips for Your Kitchen
Feng Shui (say "fung shway") associates the kitchen with both health and prosperity. Couple this perspective with the role of the kitchen as "the heart of the home," and you can see that any feng shui problems in this room can have a significant impact on your family.
Buying Custom Wood Blinds
Window and door blinds on windows and doors are chief decorating elements in houses as well as in offices. Interior designers use window blinds made of wood or those that have a wooden look to offer a feeling of warmth and coziness to the atmosphere in the room.
Designer Shower Curtains
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Contemporary Rugs - Home Decorating With Contemporary Area Rugs
Got a room that's crying out for a bright accent or a face lift? One of the quickest, cheapest ways to perk up your living space is with a new area rug. Not just any area rug, though.
Animal Print Rugs - Adding an Animal Print Area Rug Can Complete The Look of Your Room
If you love animal prints or have an exotic theme to your room, an animal print rug can be the finishing touch that really brings the feel of that theme to the room. Make sure when you choose the rug, that the animal print you choose goes with the colors and patterns that are already present in the room.
A Look at Flower Bulbs for Sale
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A Look at Computer Desks for Children
Children's use of the computer has increased tremendously. To meet the requirements of young users, manufacturers are re-designing computer desks.
Interior Decorating and Home Decor With Native American Indian Art
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Decorate Like You See in Magazines & Books?
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Heres Why Interior Decorating Makes A Statement About You
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Soothing Symbols as Home Decor?
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Feng Shui Decorating Guidelines
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Seeking Balance in Your Home Decor
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Decorating on a Shoestring Budget
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