Decor Planning

How to Design Your Cube Storage Wall

How to Design Your Cube Storage Wall
When you have items thrown around your home or decorations you have no room to display, you can build a cube storage wall to solve your problem. Cube storage walls are made of several cube-shaped shelves of different sizes that are usually mounted on

How to Decorate a Long Narrow Living Room With a Fireplace on a Side Wall

How to Decorate a Long Narrow Living Room With a Fireplace on a Side Wall
As you decorate a living room, the dimensions of the room and the built-in features will determine a significant amount of furniture placement. For example, to decorate a long, narrow living room with a fireplace on a side wall, the long side wall an

How to Decorate a Room That Already Has Wooden Wall Paneling

How to Decorate a Room That Already Has Wooden Wall Paneling
Wood paneling gives a room a near-instant rustic quality, making you feel almost as though you were in a cabin by a lake. Wood paneling is also a suitable fix for walls that have noticeable flaws or damage on them since they cover up these issues mor

How to Decorate a Bathroom With Seashells

How to Decorate a Bathroom With Seashells
Seashells give your bathroom an instant seaside, beach or nautical vibe -- no water required. Place actual seashells for accents within the room, such as on display on shelves, and paint, stamp or stencil shell designs on flat surfaces and fabrics.Wa

How to Design a Ikea Kitchen

How to Design a Ikea Kitchen
Designing a Ikea kitchen can seem a bit tricky, but if you fallow the proper steps it can be the easiest kitchen you can imagine designing.The first step is to measure your space. Draw a diagram for both top and bottom cabinets and measure each separ

How to Find Bagua With a Compass

How to Find Bagua With a Compass
Feng shui practitioners often use bagua maps to optimize the energy flow, or qi, of an area. In the compass school of feng shui, the eight bagua areas correspond to the cardinal directions -- north, south, east and west -- and the ordinal directions

How to Remove Sticky Velcro From Walls

How to Remove Sticky Velcro From Walls
Velcro, which is a combination of the words “velvet" and "crochet" and is also known generically as a hook-and-loop fastener, was the creation of Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral in the 1940s. Hook-and-loop fasteners have thousands of prac

How to Convert a Bed to a Couch

How to Convert a Bed to a Couch
Anyone who's ever lived in a studio apartment will tell you how selecting furniture and decorating can often be a challenge. Some people opt for futons or sofa beds so their apartment looks presentable when people visit. Others opt for comfort, selec

How to Determine What Color to Paint Your Porch

How to Determine What Color to Paint Your Porch
Looking at paint color options for your porch can be as personal as how you embrace technology. Whether you want to evaluate porch colors online or explore more tangible methods – such as viewing sample cards and learning about color families – it’s

Hanging Heavy Objects on Walls

Hanging Heavy Objects on Walls
You find a beautiful antique mirror in a yard sale, but it is made of solid oak. Your best friend gives you a handmade metal sculpture. You decide to paint a sofa-sized mural from a photo you took of your boyfriend. You live in a postwar frame house

How to Decorate a Kitchen with White Appliances & Oak Cabinets

How to Decorate a Kitchen with White Appliances & Oak Cabinets
Kitchens that are outfitted with white appliances and oak cabinetry can look a bit washed out unless they are thoughtfully accented with contrasting colors. When decorating a kitchen with such a light color base, you can be more daring with hues and

How to Decorate a French Country Kitchen With Burgundy and Yellow

How to Decorate a French Country Kitchen With Burgundy and Yellow
Using a color palette that includes burgundy and yellow is a way to capture the rustic and attractive style of a French kitchen. There are a number of ways to incorporate these colors into a French country-styled kitchen to make it look professionall

How to Separate Living & Dining Room Layouts

How to Separate Living & Dining Room Layouts
An open floor plan is spacious and modern, and provides plenty of opportunities for social gathering. On the other hand, separating the living and dining space becomes a challenge due to the open, undivided floor plan. Separating the area is achieved

How to Make Room for a Baby in a Studio Apartment

How to Make Room for a Baby in a Studio Apartment
Whether you just found out you're expecting or will deliver your baby in just a few short weeks, you'll want to do all you can to make room for your bundle of joy in your studio apartment. Even with limited space, it's possible for you and your littl

How to Decorate With a Curved Sectional Sofa

How to Decorate With a Curved Sectional Sofa
Figuring out how to decorate with a curved sectional sofa is easy and, according the popular interior design theory of Feng Shui, quite profitable as well. It says that circles in a home are a symbol of wealth. Follow that theory and continue with th

How to Convert Room Size into Square Feet

How to Convert Room Size into Square Feet
Whether your planning to put in new flooring, tile the walls or paint the ceiling, you need to know the area of the relevant surface so you can buy enough materials to cover it. Although the mathematics for computing area depends on the geometrical s

How to Decorate A Mobile Home To Create Spaciousness

How to Decorate A Mobile Home To Create Spaciousness
Mobile home decorating presents challenges regarding the creation of or the impression of creating spaciousness within the space you have to work with. The rooms in mobile homes are invariably small due to the overall concept of a mobile home. If you

How to Mix Wood Cabinets & Wood Flooring

How to Mix Wood Cabinets & Wood Flooring
Wood is a beautiful, durable choice for flooring and cabinets. Because it is a natural material, using different wood species in the same design setting rarely has an unpleasant outcome. In a Sept. 13, 2009 article for the Billings Gazette, designers

How to Decorate Homes With Light Hardwood Flooring

How to Decorate Homes With Light Hardwood Flooring
Light hardwood flooring, such as maple and oak, gives your home a warm, natural look. If you prefer bright and cheerful home decor, choose light rather than dark hardwood floors. The light flooring is appropriate for any room in your house, from a be

How to Make Small Bathrooms Look Big

How to Make Small Bathrooms Look Big
The unfortunate reality of a cramped bathroom is an issue many homeowners and apartment dwellers face. It doesn’t matter if the facility is a guest bathroom or the master en suite, having a small bathroom is a stylistic dud. Improper lighting, a cave