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 [...]

Galley Kitchens That Rock

Galley Kitchens That Rock | Decorating Files | #galleykitchens #kitchens #smallspace

Galley kitchens are known for their long, narrow layout similar to the compartment of a ship; hence their name. These kitchens can be considered small, but actually have a very efficient flow for cooking. Everything is within a step or two of everything else which supports a better workflow. Also, though they are typically smaller [...]

4th of July Crafts: 10 Fun and Easy DIY Projects

4th of July Crafts: 10 Fun and Easy DIY Projects | Decorating Files | #4thofJulyDIY #4thofJulyDIY #PatrioticCrafts #4thofJuly #RedWhiteAndBlue

It’s time to celebrate summer with one of America’s favorite holidays! Get ready to break out the red, white and blue. If you look up “4th of July crafts” on Pinterest, you’ll find tons of ideas for decorating your home for the holiday. Today’s DIY round-up features 10 of my favorite projects from ten very talented bloggers. [...]

Outdoor Dining Rooms for Inspired Alfresco Entertaining

Outdoor Dining Rooms for Inspired Alfresco Entertaining | Decorating Files | #outdoordiningrooms #outdoorspaces

I love dining outdoors. Or to say it the fancy way, alfresco. There is nothing quite like enjoying the fresh air while you’re dining with a great group of people. Recently, we decided to update our porch so of course I was looking everywhere for inspiration. Along the way I found a lot of amazing ideas. One [...]

Giveaway and Product Review: HomeZada

Giveaway and Product Review: HomeZada | Decorating Files | #HomeZada #giveaway #giveaways #organize #homemanagement

Are you ready for a giveaway? I know I am! It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a giveaway and I have a great one for you today. As you know, I love anything that has to do with organizing. I was very excited when the folks at HomeZada contacted me about their online [...]