Healing Home Design

How to infuse living spaces with color that feeds the soul (Family Features) From experiences to surroundings, the past year has brought a renewed focus on feeding the soul. In an era of overstimulation and information overload, many are finding a new appreciation for living life minimally but with maximum experiences. That mentality is increasingly evident in all aspects of life, especially with home design and decor. After all, spending more time at home means more time to discover what truly evokes happiness. At the same time, as the focus on physical and mental wellness heightens, design experts see those …

Add Natural Light to Any Room

(Family Features) Increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home can help make spaces feel larger and more inviting. An option like Sun Tunnel Skylights from Velux are a cost-effective, healthy way to transform nearly any room by funneling natural light from the roof through the attic to the area below. For more information and inspiration, visit whyskylights.com/livelighter. SOURCE: Velux

Color Trends to Help Improve Your Mood in 2021

(Family Features) Now that many homes also double as offices, entertainment centers and even classrooms, the colors, sights and sounds you surround yourself with on a daily basis can play a critical role in fostering a positive mental space. With the rise in external stressors correlating with an increased interest in mindfulness and self-care activities like yoga, meditation and aromatherapy, Valspar introduced its 2021 Colors of the Year with 12 livable shades that evoke calm, serenity and simplicity. Since a physical space can directly impact your mindset, this year’s colors have been selected to bring a sense of well-being to …

Work from Home, But Make it Fashion

Work from home in the most stylish way. Label 180, a new launch of office furniture, lets you customize your perfect desk and office chair, creating a truly bespoke home office. The spring of 2020 saw a new, unprecedented wave of people working from home in great numbers due to COVID-19. Living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, hallways and more were turned into makeshift offices. And, the scramble for stylish work-from-home furniture began, particularly as people began to realize that telecommuting in some form might be the way of the future, too. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 37% …

Best Decor Ideas for a Ranch-Style Home

Ranch homes have so many benefits. Whether you just moved into one or have been trying to figure out what to do with yours in terms of decor, you’re in luck. Ranch houses are unique in their quaintness, and that leaves so much room for creativity and exploration. Whether you want a homey, cozy epicenter for your life or you’d rather go full modernist, there are so many ways to make your ranch house the place to be and use every inch to your advantage. If you’re still not entirely sure — maybe you’re still looking for your perfect place …

Home Offices

For most homeowners, there’s BP and AP – Before Pandemic and After Pandemic. There’s no denying that Covid-19 has impacted the way we not only live in our homes, but how we are now working with design. The home office is probably seeing the biggest change in home design as a result of the pandemic. While working from home seemed like a dream job for most of us, since the pandemic it’s become a way of life. When the coronavirus struck earlier this year and sent office workers home, many of us discovered that their improvised home office setup became …

A Creative Twist on Halloween Carving

When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead. Nutrient-rich watermelon can be a healthy alternative to other sweet treats full of added sugar during Halloween festivities as it’s a source of vitamins A and C as well as the antioxidant lycopene and the amino acid citrulline. Because they are made up of 92% water, watermelons can be an effective way to stay hydrated during trick-or-treating, and creations like a Mummy or Jack O’Melon can help satisfy sweet cravings while …

Cool Closet Designs 2020

Whether creating a luxury boutique feeling in the master closet or a clean, organize space in a reach-in closet, experts agree, closets are the perfect space to take a decorating risk. With trends such as maximalism, multi-use space, and texture, closets are quickly becoming the place in the home with the wow-factor. Closets serve an essential and basic function: storage. We store everything in closets from clothes and accessories to boxes of papers, Christmas decorations, and toiletries. The key to any storage space is organization and homeowners want an elegant light-filled space with color or texture on the walls to …

Top Trending Window Treatments

Window treatments provide privacy, let the sun in (or not) and help to keep the cold weather out. They dress up windows and make rooms look formal and elegant, modern or romantic, or create a whimsical or bold design statement. They can also make or break a room design. Window Treatment trends for 2020 take old materials and make them new. There are different schools of thought regarding the shape of window treatments in 2020, but most experts agree, simple is better. Beth Jones of The Interior Collection offers, “straight, European pleated panels or ripplefold panels,”  are a growing trend. …