Room Tour Reveal: The Master Bedroom

Can you believe it’s already the middle of November?! Because of this recent realization, I’ve been working super hard behind the scenes this week to prep for my time off around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. As a solo-preneur, I often struggle with the fact that, if I don’t do it, it’s just not going…

9 Big Ways With Small Bathrooms

Laura Gaskill, Houzz Really small bathrooms can be incredibly challenging to design. When there is hardly room for a toilet and sink, let alone a shower (a tub being totally out of the question), the usual fixtures and room layout simply will not do. These nine ideas go beyond simply making your bathroom look bigger…

Christmas Decorating Ideas – Mantel Decor

The mantel is a central focus at Christmastime, which is certainly fitting, because it’s center-stage for the appearance of Santa himself! Stockings are hung below it and fires are lit inside it, making the mantel the ideal place for Christmas decorating ideas. Starting at the top, above the mantel, here are some ideas on how…

9 Compromises For Decor Decisions Likely To Cause Debate

Amanda Pollard, Houzz The living room is the space that everyone enjoys relaxing in, so it figures that most members of the household will have an opinion on what it looks like and prioritizes. We’ve rounded up nine common design considerations along with compromises that should keep the peace. 1. Colorful sofa. There’s a reason…

6 Kitchen Countertop Color Styles To Consider

Yanic Simard, Houzz These days there are countless materials available for kitchen countertops. But instead of giving you the pros and cons of each material, I’m going to break down six popular color styles so you can achieve the look you want with the material that suits your needs. 1. Flecked or Softly Veined White…

How To Decorate Small Spaces for Christmas (And Make Them Cozy)

Decorating for small spaces, let alone for Christmas, has its challenges because you have a limited amount of space. After all, where should you put your Christmas tree? And should you get a live tree or pre-lit artificial Christmas tree? If you live in a studio apartment, you most likely have an open floor plan…

10 Trendy Design Ideas You Might Have Missed This Week

Mitchell Parker, Houzz Bathroom 1. Towel bars. Great design is about solving a dilemma, no matter how small. Not having a towel bar or hook right next to the shower creates a frustrating scenario that often ends in water all over the bathroom floor. Professional decorator and Houzz contributor Jess McBride put together a great…

7 Bathrooms That Prove You Can Fit It All Into 100 Square Feet

Mitchell Parker, Houzz If you want a bathroom with a stand-alone bathtub, separate shower, double vanity and toilet or water closet, you’re looking at 100 square feet, give or take. That figure is based on the standard dimensions of each of those elements, plus the space you’ll need for meeting code requirements and moving through…

Tips for How to Hang Christmas Tree Lights

Decorating for the holidays may be something you enjoy, or it may be a chore. Either way, knowing how to hang Christmas tree lights will make your job a little less stressful and should help it go a lot quicker as well. Whether you are a Christmas decorating professional, or if this is the first…