Dining Rooms with Fireplaces

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Ask the Decorating Files. It’s time to answer another reader question about dining rooms with fireplaces… Is it okay to put dining table in front of the fireplace instead of a couch or seating area? ~ Mary P. Short answer – Yes! Just because the floor plan or builder calls it the living room or family room doesn’t […]

Let’s Go to the Cinema: Creative Home Movie Rooms

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One of the most fun rooms in the house to look at designs for is a movie room. While I’ve never had one myself, I absolutely love the idea of decorating one. It’s a perfect bonus room if you and your family and friends love to watch movies at home. You can get the full effect […]

Loft Space: 10 Great Ideas for How to Use It

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Ever wonder what to do with the space in your home that is often referred to as a”loft”? You’ll usually find them situated at the top of the stairs. Most lofts don’t have doors and they don’t always have four walls. However, loft space does offer valuable square footage that when utilized can make a big […]

10 Entryway Ideas That Celebrate Fall in Style

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If you’re looking to add some fall touches to your home, a great place to start is with your entryway. Both indoor and outdoor entryways offer some creative opportunities for decor that will reflect the season, from interesting natural textures to surprising elements such as cornstalks. With a little creativity, you can create a stylish […]

Home Office Ideas: Conceal it in an Armoire

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Ask The Decorating Files. Several readers have written in asking what can be done when lack of space forces you to put a home office in the bedroom or one of the main living areas. When living in a small space, you don’t always have the luxury of a separate office space. However, you still […]

Contrasting Kitchen Cabinets: Stylish Two-Tone Looks

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Contrasting kitchen cabinets have been picking up speed in the design world. I’m seeing more and more kitchens that are adopting the two-tone look. The cool thing about this effect is that it can add a lot of depth and color to a kitchen. For example, if you want color but think painting all your cabinets […]

Hallway Decorating Ideas: How To Add Style

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Ask the Decorating Files: This week a reader asks for advice on hallway decorating ideas… There is a long hallway off of our living room that is fairly wide. Right now it’s an uninteresting and wasted space. I’d like to change that, but I need your help. How do you decorate a hallway? ~ Elizabeth […]

10 Inspiring Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

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The backsplash is one of the most important parts of a kitchen’s design. It pulls everything together and can make or break the entire flow. Choose the wrong color scheme or style and the whole kitchen can become disjointed. I love choosing backsplashes because there are so many amazing options out there, it’s so much fun […]

10 Gender Neutral Nursery Decorating Ideas

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One of the most fun parts of preparing for your baby’s arrival is decorating the nursery. For some parents, they opt for the element of surprise on the day of birth, not knowing whether they are welcoming a baby girl or baby boy. So it’s important to make sure the nursery is comfortable for whoever will […]

10 Ideas for When Your Laundry Room is a Closet

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Laundry rooms come in all shapes and sizes. We have all seen those huge dream laundry rooms on Pinterest with sprawling floor space and multiple machines, not to mention all the space in the world for folding and hanging clothes. The truth is, you don’t have to have a huge laundry room for it to be […]