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Home Improvements You Can Refresh Your Space With

No matter how much time and effort you put into the design and décor of your home, there will always be room for improvement. Each space and each feature has its own particularities which lead to various ideas that could make them better. Each one o...
by Home decoration on Dec 20, 2016

How to Make a Bed – Combining Form + Functionality

Most of us probably know how to make a bed, as far as the basics are concerned. Mattress pad, fitted sheet, flat sheet, and duvet with a pillow or two up top. But we may wonder how to achieve the look of bed that appeals to us most in photos or in ot...
by Home decoration on Dec 19, 2016

50 Christmas Mantles For Some Serious Decorating Inspiration

Everyone dreams of having a fireplace at Christmas. There’s just something about the Christmas morning daydream, with the sparkling tree and the crackling fireplace and the soft carols playing in the background, that speaks to each and every he...
by Home decoration on Dec 9, 2016

10 Ways to Achieve The Most Organized Pantry Ever

Every homeowner knows that an organized home is a happy home. Less clutter equals less stress. Some spaces are easy to keep clean like your living room, your dining room or your bedroom. Others, however, are in a perpetual state of disorganization an...
by Home decoration on Sep 1, 2016

How And Why To Decorate With LED Strip Lights

When LED lights first appeared on the market they lacked the versatility needed for most home interiors. However, things are different now and LED light strips are now very popular along with other types. There are many different ways in which you c...
by Home decoration on Aug 2, 2016

How To Remove Gum and Save Your Marriage

This content belongs to, and is original to Fox Hollow Cottage and should only appear at foxhollowcottage.com How To Clean Gum From A Dryer Hello friends! This isn’t a kooky cookie recipe or a pretty decorating post, and there aren’t eve...
by Fox Hollow Cottage on Jul 26, 2016

How to Install Board and Batten

Board and batten detailing a charming aesthetic on the walls. It has been used in interior and exterior designs for many years, adding timeless appeal and interesting architectural elements to otherwise ho-hum walls. If you love the look of board and...
by Home decoration on Jul 21, 2016

How to Smooth Textured Venetian Plaster Walls

There is certainly a place in design for textured walls; however, not all textured walls are created equal, and not all designs thrive with a textured wall. If you have textured walls, specifically Venetian plaster textured walls, and you’re lookin...
by Home decoration on Jul 14, 2016

How to Refinish Wooden Dining Chairs: A Step-by-Step Guide from Start to Finish

Wooden furniture is one of the most wonderful inventions, isn’t it? Wood in and of itself is a gorgeous material, and when it’s used for furniture, it’s just perfection. Except, of course, when that furniture is dining room chairs…and it’s...
by Home decoration on Jul 8, 2016

10 Tips To Master Your Modern Photo Wall

Modern decorating can be beautiful but difficult to find inspiration, mostly because many people think that modern means minimal. That is untrue. Modern styling incorporates simple colors, clean lines and smooth textures, but there’s no one th...
by Home decoration on Jul 1, 2016

How to Paint an Exterior Door as in, Shut the Front Door!

Probably the least expensive yet most impactful ways you can update the look of your exterior front entry is to paint the front door. Such a huge chunk of color, front-and-center, is certainly one of the most visual aspects of your front entry space.
by Home decoration on Jun 27, 2016

How to Mount a Light On Top of a Mirror Bathroom Vanity

Customized spaces, even bathroom spaces, always look and feel more expensive than generic, builder-grade ones. One way to customize your bathroom, no matter the style or size, is to install an oversized vanity mirror and mount a bathroom lighting fix...
by Home decoration on Jun 23, 2016

How to Install a Tile Shower Corner Shelf

While shower niche shelves are space-saving wonders of the world, they are not a practical option for some tub surround/shower spaces. If your shower is on an exterior wall, for example, a niche shelf would eliminate much-needed exterior wall insula...
by Home decoration on Jun 22, 2016

How to Use a Wet Tile Saw: A Beginner’s Basic Guide

If you are looking to redo your bathroom shower or tub surround, your kitchen backsplash, or even a laundry room floor, you are likely considering tile. As you’re likely aware, tile is a fantastic material to use for heavy-traffic, heavy-use, and w...
by Home decoration on Jun 20, 2016

How-To Replace A Toilet Fill Valve

If you own your home, or even if you rent, chances are high that you’ll need to perform some basic toilet repair at some point. If your toilet isn’t flushing, if it’s very noisy, if it’s not filling correctly, or if it keeps trying to fill un...
by Home decoration on Jun 15, 2016

10 Tips for Styling The Best Hallway Ever

Hallways are such interesting spaces. They are the pathway from one room to another. Usually they lead from the living areas of your home to the bedrooms. And often, we don’t put much thought into their decorating, even though they are the firs...
by Home decoration on Jun 10, 2016

How to Remove and Install a Bathroom Faucet

This tutorial will show you not only how to remove and install a bathroom faucet (it’s not as hard as you might think!), but it will also show you a way to change from a three-hole faucet to a single. One option for this switch is to use a deck pla...
by Home decoration on Jun 10, 2016

The Best Curtains for Modern Interior Decorating

Modern styling is one of the most interesting kinds of interior decorating. People think that it’s either too bare and boring or they find freedom in it’s simplicity. Whichever camp you land in, modern styling certainly helps to narrow...
by Home decoration on Jun 7, 2016

How to Create a Faux Marble Countertop Using Concrete

One of the most obvious places to get a major bang-for-your-buck in a bathroom update is the countertop. However, this can also be an expensive upgrade, particularly if you love luxurious options such as Carrera marble. But if you had a budget-friend...
by Home decoration on May 23, 2016

10 Tips to Add Paintings Into Your Home

In a world where our walls are filled with photographs and mass produced prints and inspiring quotes, somebody had the brilliant idea to be daring and return to the classics. Yes, the paintings. You’ll find them in your grandma’s house a...
by Home decoration on May 20, 2016


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