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Image via thinkstockphotos.com Home decoration is the new black. No matter where you look, home furnishing magazines and DIY tipsters explain to you that it’s easier than ever to accumulate fashionable homewares. However, that’s only the start of your journey. When you’ve purchased your fabulous new wares, how are you supposed to style them in a way which makes your whole house seem ‘put together’ and stylish? The following 5 tips are designed to help get your brain in seamless decorator mode – without a degree in feng shui. Bring It Together An old decorators trick is to use a…

Whether you’ve been in your home for years, only a short time, or even now building your dream home, will it stand out? For countless homeowners, the goal is to have a place they can come home to on a daily basis and relax in. That said do you need to do some add-ons on to your home to make it feel like the palace you want it to be? If so, where do you start with home improvements? Coming Home to a Relaxing Environment For your home to have a sense of warmth and relaxation, think about these home…

Homeownership is an important financial step for most Americans; owning a home gives you shelter, but unlike renting, allows you to build equity over time, so you can (hopefully) earn a return on your investment when it’s time to sell the house.   Unfortunately, millions of people aren’t in a position to buy a house, because they have limited financial resources, because they don’t have much credit history, or because they haven’t had the chance to learn about what home ownership is or how to buy a home. Problems from all three categories have the potential to affect military veterans,…

Flooring comes in all shapes and sizes, materials and designs. Finding the best option for your home can be tricky, so hopefully our handy guide will help you find the perfect flooring solution for you! Hardwood Hardwood flooring is one of the more broad range options on the market. Solid and Engineered are the two main types of hardwood. Solid flooring is as it sounds on the tin, it’s a solid plank of wood that has been sanded down to make it suitable for homes. Engineered on the other hand is made up of layers, constructed mostly of core boards…

Before having children yourself, there is a good chance you visited friends/family members who were parents and who had stockpiles of their children’s artwork, school work, and photos spread throughout their house. There’s also a good chance you had a silent chuckle to yourself and told yourself that when you have kids you’re not going to let the piles build up like that. Skip ahead to the present day where the work of your children seems to be taking over your fridge, counter, table, home office space, and just about any other place you can find. The fact is that…

One way to help improve indoor air quality is by setting up a few plants. Plants have the natural ability to absorb allergens and other harmful toxins in the air, releasing clean oxygen in the process. Research has proven the value of plants time after time. In particular, look into getting spider plants, chrysanthemums, or Chinese evergreens for the most noticeable results.

If you have a new flat-screen TV or are thinking of setting up your television in a new way, then mounting your TV on the wall may be a good option. This is particularly true if you have limited space or if you would like to increase the safety of your household by making sure that wires and cables are suitably hidden and out of the way. But there are actually two main types of wall mounts from which you can choose: the fixed wall mount and the tilting wall mount. The tilting TV wall mount is becoming more popular…