Home decor advice that will take your room from drab to fab

I can’t believe 2018 is almost over!  As the year comes to a close, I thought I would do a round up of my favorite hardwood, painting and home decor articles so you can check them all out in one convenient spot.

Decorating tips that will transform your home

And, now that we are chiming in a new year, perhaps it’s a chance to give your home (or just a room) a makeover.  New year, new home decor.

 

You won’t believe how much a room makeover can bring your spirits up and give you a new outlook on life.  It’s kind of like getting a new hair cut!  It does wonders for your mood.

 

I’ve divided these articles into the following sections:

  1. 111 Decorating tips that will transform your homeMy favorite home decor articles
  2. Painting
  3. Hardwood flooring
  4. Carpet, area rugs and runners
  5. Kitchen and bathroom decor
  6. Farmhouse Style Decorating
  7. Flooring
  8. General Home Decor
  9. Organization
  10. Stains, Polyurethanes and Sanding
  11. Cleaning and Maintenance
  12. Holiday Decor

 

1.  My favorite home decor articles

These are my best decorating articles. They cover hardwood floors, painting as well as a new and stylish alternative to hardwood floors. This is where you can read the best of the best.

 

10 Clever Home Hacks Video

Oh, and before I go any further, I recently stumbled across this awesome video from a designer named Rebecca Robeson.  She’s amazing and apparently the most viewed interior designer on YouTube.  And, if you watch this, you’ll understand why.  Check out her clever home hacks. These decorating ideas can be done on a budget.  Check it out.

 

2.  Paint colors

decoratng tips - painting adviceI’m amazed at how much of a difference changing your paint colors can make. It’s an instant makeover that will almost make you feel like you moved to a new home…but without all the hassle or moving.

 

Oh, and if you’re planning to paint yourself, here are some great tips and tools for do-it-yourselfers.

Sherwin Williams and Pottery Barn Painting tips for DIY homeowners

 

3.  Hardwood flooring

decorating tips - hardwood floorsHardwood floors are of course my specialty.  In this section, I share several helpful hardwood articles.  If you’re looking for more info related to sanding and refinishing, stain colors or poly, check out the section I have below.

 

4.  Carpet, area rugs and runners

decorating tips - area rugsWhat goes well with hardwood floors?  Well area rugs, of course.  They are a wonderful decor element. And, they are soft (perfect for pets and bare feet), reduce noise, add some warmth and also prolong the life of your hardwood floors.  If you have steps, carpet runners are perfect for safety and add design flair.

5.  Kitchen and bathroom decor

kitchen decor tipsCheck out these articles for kitchen floors, cabinets and backsplashes.  There are also some super helpful bathroom articles.

 

6.  Farmhouse style decor

farmhouse style decor - add some flowersIf you’re looking for rustic or shabby chic decor, you’ve come to the right place. In this section I share farmhouse style paints, shiplap, hardwood, vintage tiles apron sinks and even sliding barn doors.

 

7.  Flooring

ecorating tips - floorsThis section covers overall flooring trends, luxury vinyl, laminate.  I also provide tips for safer floors (if you’re looking to age in place) and how to save your floors if you have water damage.  I cover hardwood flooring alternatives (i..e. items that look like hardwood but they are waterproof and often less expensive.

 

 

8.  General home decor

bedroom decorating tipsThis section covers a wide array of decorating tips from over home decor trends, to Dollar Store decorating and some inexpensive alternatives for stair risers and removing popcorn ceilings.

 

9.  Home organization

It’s amazing what decluttering and organizing  can do for your psyche.  When you have a well organized space, it helps you find things faster, and it makes your space look larger.  And, of coruse, it reduces stress.

 

10.  Stain colors, polyurethane and sanding

decorating tipsWhen it comes to refinishing hardwood floors, I have a wealth of information including which stain colors are most popular and the best polyurethanes to use.

 

11.  Cleaning and maintenance

Decorating tips that will transform your homeAnd, of course I have lots of tips to help make your floors last longer.  I have tips on cleaning, how to prevent scratches.  I recommend products to help your floors and the tools that are best suited for the job.

 

12.  Christmas/Holiday Decor

These articles should help you prepare for the holidays – both for the best looks and to reduce the impact that your may take with the extra traffic and tree that you typically see during the holiday season.

 

 

111 Decorating Tips That Will Transform Your Home