The 3 Most Important Decorating Elements

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Image Sources: Laura Metzler and Homepolish

via PopSugar – The way Shannon Smith transforms a bare apartment into a cozy home might cause you to confuse her for a magician, or an interior design fairy godmother at the very least. The Homepolish interior designer can do wonders to a space no matter how tight the budget or small the square footage.

The secret to creating a stunning home, she says, is to focus on three things when decorating. “I am a firm believer that you don’t need a lot of stuff to make your space feel finished. If you consider these three things — texture, color, and scale — you can make any space feel cozy.”

Keep reading to hear what Shannon has to say about approaching each.

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SIMPLE TIPS TO CREATE A PURE HOME

2017-01-31_10-14-24When you think about creating a better lifestyle for you and your family, you may first consider factors such as healthy eating and exercise. However, things as simple as a clean kitchen or stocking your pantry with gentle products can create a pure home and help to benefit you and your family’s health and happiness.

Creating a pure home environment doesn’t have to be something that is done all at once. You can gradually integrate new habits and better-for-you products for cleaner living. Get started with these ideas:

Eliminate clutter. A cluttered room isn’t just unattractive; it can also affect your state of mind. Toss unnecessary items and organize what remains for a space that is both functional and soothing.

Stop dirt in its tracks. Using a floor mat at every door will help trap debris carried in on shoes from outdoors. You can take another step to help keep dirt and germs safely outside by asking all who enter the home to remove their shoes at the door. Continue reading

Pinterest Hottest 2017 Trends

2017-01-11_14-17-40Pinterest has become our go-to site for all things decorating. Whether we’re looking for some inspiration to redesign our kitchens or in need of the hottest place cards to put at the Thanksgiving table, Pinterest has us covered. As the creative platform inspired all aspects of our lives in 2016, we can’t wait to see what we find in the next year. The site just released its list of the top 10 home trends predicted to take over your boards in 2017 and we’re ready to start pinning! Keep reading to see the hottest home trends of 2017.

Indoor Plants
Plants have been taking over our backyards for as long as we can remember, but this year, searches for indoor plants have climbed over 260 percent.

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STYLISH THANKSGIVING TABLE SETTINGS

rms-chasingpaige_purple-fall-table-setting_s4x3-jpg-rend-hgtvcom-966-725Whether your taste in tablescapes is subdued or sumptuous, get ready to give thanks in style. Browse photos of beautiful Thanksgiving table settings, centerpieces and accessories for ideas and inspiration.

NATURAL ELEMENTS

Look to nature for easy, elegant ways to embellish your Thanksgiving table. HGTV fan chasingpaige brought the beautiful colors of fall to her table by incorporating gourds and pumpkins into her centerpiece and topping each place setting with a pear.

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BUILD THE BEST MEDIA ROOM

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There was a time when only a few could afford a large screen television. The resolution was clunky, the sound poor and the cost high. But over the past decade, technology has advanced so remarkably fast that today a 60-inch television with unbelievably crisp resolution is within many people’s budget.

Add to this the fact that tickets for movie theaters are more expensive than ever, and it makes sense why more people are building a home theater in their house. With some planning and amazing electronic toys, it’s possible to create a media room that delivers theater-quality sound and visuals. And you can enjoy it in more comfortable seats and without obnoxious strangers interrupting the show.

But 4K televisions, surround-sound speakers and bass cannons are only part of the overall experience.

To compliment these electronics features, you need the right setting to amplify the experience. This means taking the time to design a proper media room that enables your equipment. These five indispensable tips will help you do just that. Continue reading