Creative Alternatives for Wall Art

Creative Alternatives for Wall Art | Decorating Files | #wallart #diy

One of the most important finishing touches on any space is the wall art. It adds a polished layer of color, texture, and character. There are myriad ways to dress up your walls. I love looking at some of the creative, out-of-the-box ideas some people have implemented in their homes. Great design doesn’t have to come [...]

Bedroom Design with a Masculine Vibe

Bedroom Design with a Masculine Vibe | Decorating Files | #masculinedesign #masculinebedroom #bedroom

Masculine design usually consists of dark colors, rich textures, and a laid back sense of style.  Though these attributes are considered masculine, they can also have a very neutral appeal that is great for both genders, depending on where along the line of masculinity it falls. Vintage elements work really well in a masculine space, especially in bedroom [...]

What You Didn’t Know About Novica

What You Didn't Know About Novica | Decorating Files | #Novica #handcrafted #artisans #handblownglass #glassware #tableware

I’m always looking for places to shop that carry unique items. And if I can support creative artisans in the process, it’s even better. That’s why I was very excited when Novica contacted me about sharing their story. Novica works in association with National Geographic. Their goal is to spread happiness across the globe by [...]

Home Bars That Serve Up Style

Home Bars That Serve Up Style | Decorating Files | #homebars #entertaining

For a house that sees a lot of entertaining, a home bar can be one of its most valued features. It’s nice to have that extra spot for serving up beverages so a trip to the kitchen isn’t always needed. A dedicated space, however small, can be much more convenient and even give your guests the [...]

Beach Themed Bedrooms with Coastal Style

Beach Themed Bedrooms with Coastal Style | Decorating Files | #coastal #coastalbedroom #beachbedroom

A bedroom and the essence of the beach go well together. Most people when designing their bedroom describe the space they want as being a relaxing retreat, a place for them to unwind after a long day. Beaches are practically synonymous with the idea of a retreat. The sights, sounds and textures of a beach are known for [...]

Moving Tips: 7 Things to Do Before You Start Packing

Moving Tips: 7 Things to Do Before You Start Packing | Decorating Files | #movingtips #organizing #movingorganization

Moving soon?  Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, there are a few things you should do before you start packing. Here are some simple moving tips from my book The Moving Handbook that will help you get organized and on your way. Moving Tips 1 KEEP ALL MOVING INFORMATION TOGETHER. With all the activity surrounding [...]

Patio Ideas for Chic Summer Style

Patio Ideas for Chic Summer Style | Decorating Files | #patio #outdoorliving #outdoorspace

In the summer, your patio becomes one of your most important living spaces. A lot of dining and entertaining happens out there, so you want it to look stylish and inviting. There are so many variations of furniture and decor that it is best to evaluate your needs before you make any major decisions. Think about how [...]

Room Painting Tips: 14 Ways to Make it Easier

Room Painting Tips: 14 Ways to Make it Easier | Decorating Files | #RoomPaintingTips #PaintingTips

It’s true. Paint can easily transform a room, but it’s not always an easy job. A while back I wrote a post on tips for painting furniture. Since that time,  I’ve received a lot of questions from readers asking for room painting tips. Though I’ve answered them individually, I thought I’d take the most often asked [...]

Front Porch Ideas That Say “Welcome”

Front Porch Ideas that Say “Welcome” | Decorating Files | #frontporch #curbappeal

A front porch possesses a special kind of charm. When you see a home with a front porch, it instantly appears more inviting. They are a great asset to have because a lot of people are attracted to the look they bring to the curb appeal of a home. My favorite thing about them is the extra [...]