Embarking on a long-planned home improvement project can be fun, but it can also be a bit frightening. Cost overruns, extra time to complete the project and unforeseen hassles are all too common, and soon the home improvement you have been dreaming of has become a nightmare. Read More
Hurricane season is upon us, so now is the time to prepare for inclement weather. You do not want to wait until the storm is at your doorstep to take the proper precautions, and being caught unaware could put you at severe risk of death or injury. Read More
If you are looking for a fun spring and summer project, consider creating a hanging garden. Vertical gardens can soften those dull walls and breathe new life into your creative spaces. Create a hanging garden in your home office to draw inspiration from it, or build a vertical garden into your bedroom for a more romantic feel. This is one home improvement project you will enjoy every single day. Read More
From the stay-at-home dad, to the high-powered executive, to the doting grandfather, every man needs a space he can call his own; a place where he can relax, unwind after a long day, and maybe watch the big game. Read More
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and it is just around the corner! That means time is running short, and now is the ideal time to get your backyard in shape for outdoor entertaining. Read More
If you want to get your home in shape for Mother's Day, you do not have to spend a fortune, or a ton of time. If you have a free weekend, you can create a fresh new space in plenty of time for the big day. Read More
If you are searching for a new way to spruce up your home and make it more beautiful, look no further than your local nursery. Plants bring the wonders of nature and their natural charm to any room where they are placed, and they even add extra oxygen to the home. Read More
It is that time of year again. The weather is getting warmer, the snow is starting to melt, and soon it will be time to open up the windows and let the sun shine in. But before you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the warmer weather, you need to give your home a top to bottom cleaning. Read More
Remodeling the kitchen is a big job, and an expensive one. Whether you are transforming the entire look of the kitchen or just adding some much-needed updates, you will spend a lot of time and money on the transformation. Chances are the kitchen cabinets will account for much of the cost, and for good reason. Functional cabinets are central to the look, feel and functionality of your kitchen, making your cooking time easier and more successful. Read More
Nothing is quite as boring as a plain white wall. Are you tired of looking at blank, colorless spaces around your house? If you want to spruce up your home and boost your living quarters, now is the time to revitalize those plain white walls and enhance your living space. Here are 7 creative solutions to transform your plain white walls. Read More
Decorating a large space in your home can feel overwhelming at times. No matter how many items you place in the room, the space still appears empty, and it can seem like the result you have in mind will never truly be reflected. Read More
Whether you are planning to sell your home in the new year or just want to make your property the envy of the neighborhood, you need to stay on top of the latest trends. Knowing what is in and what is out can make your home more saleable in even the toughest of real estate markets, but it can also make your house more fun and livable even if you plan to stay put in 2017. Read More
The start of a new year is the perfect time to give your home a fresh new look. If you have been putting off necessary home renovations and redecorating, the New Year is the perfect time to get started. Read More
One of the biggest party nights of the year will soon be upon us, and now is the time to make your plans and get ready to celebrate. Before you know it, New Year's Eve will be here, and throwing a party at home is a great alternative to going out. Read More
Celebrating the holiday season at home can be a lot of fun and memorable. When you choose to celebrate at home, inviting family and friends to entertain, you will make memories that will last a lifetime. Share in all the good times and indulge in all the fun excitement the holiday season has to offer. Read More
Whether you are outfitting an entire house or redecorating a single room, furniture shopping can be challenging. There are so many pieces to choose from, and a variety of different looks to consider. Do you go for the timeless elegance of a traditional bedroom set or the contemporary drama of a modern set? Is practicality and storage space your most important consideration, or are you willing to give up some utility for a more luxurious look? Read More
The Rule of Three
When decorating for the season, be sure to consider the tried-and-true rule of three. When changing or updating interior décor, begin with a major statement; a can't-be-missed accessory that exudes autumn appeal. For example, a seasonally inspired painting or an area rug that features an autumn motif. Secondly, add a fun fall accent that might serve as a conversational piece like a table-top scarecrow collection or a spooky Halloween display. Finally, add little hints of fall-inspired décor like a few neutral colored throw pillows or harvest-scented candles.
When decorating for fall, be sure to include some material choices that will bring your décor together. For example, horn pieces that boast organic shapes can add both rustic charm and natural elegance to a room. Hide is very popular and pairs well with cool-weather decorating schemes. Hide also pairs well with fall-friendly color palettes. Finally, pearl-strewn accents are popular with decorators this season, so consider adding a few pearl touches here and there to lend an elegant touch to your fall-inspired rooms.
Designers have predicted a hot fall color palette that includes shades like royal blue, radiant orchid, aluminum, and aurora red. You can choose one of these colors to highlight in your new design or you can add one or two to your own color scheme. These bold hues will lend a vibrant touch to your setting and enhance its inherent warmth and decorative charm.
This season, metallic hues will be making a strong presence in homes in all sorts of ways. From brass bathtubs to silver photo frames, the metal look is quite popular. Metal accents, especially, antique gold or bright shades of gold, pair well with fall hues and accents. While you do not necessarily want to overdo metallic accents, adding one here or there will add a vibrant touch to your overall plan and enliven your setting.
Your Grandma's Living Room
If you love retro styles, you will be happy to know that granny-inspired floral patterns are making a big comeback, especially when it comes to sofas and overstuffed chairs. Consider adding a bold floral slipcover in festive fall shades to your sofa. If you are not ready to commit to a floral couch, you can opt for some oversized throw pillows that feature vintage-inspired floral prints.
Fall is definitely a great time to bring the outdoors in with rattan or even twig accents. If you have a wicket settee or chair, make use of this additional seat. Highlight wood elements or other natural accents that are akin with nature. From wreaths to dried fruit and berry floral displays, you can highlight the season simply and effectively.
Be sure to keep these tips in mind as you plan your fall décor makeover. By adopting one or two ideas, you can transform your setting with festive fall charm. Haynes Brothers Furniture has five convenient locations, visit one today for more tips for adding Autumn charm to your home this season! Read More
One of the best ways to maximize a dorm room is to look for space that would otherwise be wasted; for example, the space under the bed. Lifting the bed allows you to store everything from clothes to books underneath, so ask if your college provides these handy lifts.
Be sure to measure the space under the bed before you move into the dorm. This will give you time to buy plastic bins and storage drawers that will easily fit underneath. You can then use those bins for items that are important, but not every day essentials. For example, extra linens, your DVD collection, and even a first aid kit.
The space above the bed can be just as valuable, so look up for additional storage space. Some dorm rooms come with shelves where students can store books and other essentials. If not, ask about bringing your own over-bed shelves, complete with cup holders, hanging hooks, and attachments for clip-on lamps.
Adding light to your dorm room may not make it bigger, but it can make the space appear more spacious. Consider investing in a quality lamp to study by. Look for a light that easily attaches to your bed frame or the aforementioned storage shelf.
Some desk lamps even include handy storage drawers, which can maximize your space even further. You can also use string lights and floor lamps to make the dorm room lighter and easier to study in.
Limiting the amount of decorations in your dorm room can also help make the most of the space you have. It is only natural to want a few family photographs or special mementoes around, but try to reserve your precious wall space for more necessary items. Wall hangings, tapestries, and paintings are fine; but moderation should be the watchword.
Limiting the amount of objects on the walls, desk, and floor will make the dorm room appear roomier, but it will also make the space easier to keep tidy. Area rugs can spruce up the space and show off your personal taste without taking up precious storage room.
No matter what kind of dorm room you have or how much space you have to work with, using light colors will make the dorm airier and more inviting. Avoid dark colors like maroon, black, and brown and focus on lighter shades like tan, beige, and pastels. You can use dark colors to accent those lighter shades, giving the room a more inviting look and feel.
The transition from home to college can be a hard one, but you do not have to let a lack of space get you down. With some creative storage solutions, you can enjoy your college experience and make your dorm room feel like a true home. Read More
You do not have to be a southerner to appreciate southern charm. The gentile nature and unique sensibilities of life in the south have worked their way into every aspect of our culture; from the movies we watch to the books we read. If you want to live out the southern lifestyle for yourself, redecorating your home in a southern motif is a great place to start. Read More