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Tips for Decorating Your Home

Ever walked into someone's beautiful home, compared it to yours, and realize that you could use some decorating tips? Some people just seem to have a knack for decorating while others struggle with it. But even if you don't think you have a talent for decorating, there are some tried and true tips that can make any space look better. First, take a look at your walls. White walls or walls that are dingy can make a place look empty and cold. One of the most important decorating tasks is to get out a bucket of paint and a paintbrush. With a few hours of work a space can be totally transformed. If you're not sure what color to paint your walls, stick to neutral tans or grays. These are colors that can go with just about anything. If you're feeling adventurous try taking a color from an accent pillow or artwork and adding it to your walls ñ or even just one wall. You'll be amazed how much painting a room can totally transform the look and feel of it. It can make it feel cozy and clean. Nothing is b...

 


Be Aware of The Pitfalls When Working at Home

There are a lot of reasons you decided to work from home. At the time you made the decision, all those reasons sounded like wonderful solutions to the problems of working outside; commuting, childcare, and restrictive schedules, to name a few. You now have you home office arranged and you're enjoying the good life and all the benefits of working from home. Except... Some of the benefits have actually morphed into unexpected trouble. Let's take a look at a few of the ways work at home assets can turn into liabilities, and how to correct it. I Can Spend More Time With My Family Skipping the commute and time at work for a day at home with the kids, spouse, and pets is a common reason for working from home. Everyone is happy you're right there in your office, close at hand, all day long, accessible at the drop of a hat. The problem is, of course, you don't get any work done. You are just a few steps away from everyone's wants and needs, so why wouldn't they call on you? The solution is to set up boundaries...

 


Seven Tips for Furnishing Small Spaces

It is very seldom that a home or an apartment has exactly what you want as far as space and the layout of the rooms are concerned. Add to that a growing family, and you’ll soon find space is at a premium. You can make the most of your small living space by using your imagination when it comes to decorating, and knowing how to arrange furniture to disguise the imperfections. Here are seven ideas you can use to make the most of your small living space. 1. Your undersized room does not have to look cramped. Decorate using smaller pieces of furniture and aligning everything up against the walls. This leaves the floor space open and makes the room look bigger. A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 30 inches of space so people can walk through a room comfortably. 2. Use your wall space to its best advantage. What you lack in floor space can be made up using the wall area by adding lots of inexpensive shelves to hold everything from books to trinkets. Hang baskets from the ceiling and use them for s...

 




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