Category Archives: Decorating

Surprising Advice about 1st Step of Redecorating from Designers

Is your house showing signs of wear and tear? Wish you had the time and money to redecorate? Don’t. Interior designers have all told me the same thing when I ask what can a homeowner do to improve a room’s … Continue reading

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Front Door Facelifts that Stop Traffic

Try these easy quick fixes that will enhance your front entry. No matter what season it is, these inexpensive ideas will create an inviting entrance. A fresh coat of paint ($30) on the front door is one way to make … Continue reading

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Wallpapering Advice from a Pro Paperhanger

Wesley Barras of Total Wallpaper in Richmond, Texas has some advice he’d like to share with homeowners about the fine art of paper hanging. Here’s what he suggests. Ordering Wallpaper: Two sheets of the exact same wallpaper can look slightly … Continue reading

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Lighten Up Dark Woodwork

Many older homes have the details that make a difference, handsome wood molding surrounding windows, doors and other elements of a room. The downside is that the wood is often darkened by varnish that makes it look old. When we … Continue reading

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Complete a Window Treatment with a Cornice

If you’re prone to being a minimalist in your decorating scheme bulky window treatments with draperies are not your style. You’re probably more partial to a straight forward shade or shutter. To make it look complete consider adding a cornice … Continue reading

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Save Money on DIY Bathroom Upgrades

All the home improvement trends and industry numbers say remodeling is on the upswing and the worst of the housing crisis is behind us. Our bet is that a lot of money will be spent on bathroom replacement products like … Continue reading

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Decorating Made Cheap and Easy

Is your house showing signs of wear and tear? Wish you had the time and money to redecorate? Don’t. Interior designers have all told me the same thing when I ask what can a homeowner do to improve a room’s … Continue reading

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