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. …

Vintage Craft Workshop

Macramé, appliqué, decoupagé, and more! Cathy Callahan, founder of the popular blog Cathy of California, brings a fresh look to crafts from the ’60s and ’70s in Vintage Craft Workshop. With an eye toward style, not kitsch, superstar contributors including Diane Gilleland, Jill Bliss, and Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith offer their unique interpretations on 24 vintage projects. Brimming with inspiration shots straight from Callahan’s vintage craft books, color photographs of the finished projects, profiles of the original crafters, and tidbits about this unforgettable era, this spirited book makes vintage crafts perfectly stylish for today. Plus, it’s easy to get started …

Franklin Townhome Transformation

Dawn D. Totty Reveals Customized Franklin Townhome Transformation “I don’t care if it’s 600 sq ft or 6,000 sq ft. It should have the same “wow factor” regardless of the size or space,” says Dawn D. Totty of Dawn D. Totty Designs. Totty’s optimism and desire to accentuate a space’s positive features has led her to be one of Tennessee’s most hired designers. When she was asked to design a newly purchased Franklin townhome, she was immediately up for the challenge. The Franklin area townhome, which is owned by singer Jason Crabb’s managers, now serves as a relaxing second home …

How to Create a More Functional Laundry Room

(Family Features) A laundry room may be one of the spaces that you use the most, but cramped quarters and clutter can hinder your productivity. Eliminate the excuses and get your laundry room under control with these tips to add function to your washing routine. Use space wisely. Your laundry room may not have a big footprint, but you probably have more usable space than you realize. Install shelves or storage units on the walls and consider the ceiling as a spot to hang a floating drying rack. Don’t overlook the back of the door, where you can mount a …

Home Decorating for the Holidays

(Family Features) Chances are good that at some point during the holiday season, you’ll welcome guests into your home. Whether you lease or own your home, creating a cozy, festive setting for holiday gatherings can actually be quite simple, especially if you take on the project one room at a time. One advantage of seasonal decorating is that it is, by definition, temporary. This gives you plenty of freedom to experiment with new ideas and completely transform your living space on a short-term basis. It’s also an opportunity to get creative with your home’s decor to create warm, inviting places …

Mother Nature inspires ‘new neutral’ home design trends

(BPT) – Many interior designers gravitate toward grays or whites as a starting point when building a home’s look and feel, but a new trend is emerging. Homeowners are getting back to basics and finding ways to bring the outdoors in by using neutral earth tones as their blank slate. These wood tones have become the “new neutral” for those beginning their brand-new home design. No matter your style — modern, eclectic or anything in between — the toned-down hues of natural-looking wood surfaces are the perfect starting point for building a versatile, relaxing and high-end look in your home. …

Simple and Fresh Ways to Bring Color to Your Home

There’s something so fun about redecorating your home. Next time you revamp, check out these ways to bring color to your home—you won’t regret it! Decorating the rooms in your home adds such an intimate personality to a house that would otherwise feel dull. The power of decoration, of color, and of personal style play a huge role in making a house feel more like a home. If drab neutrals no longer hold any appeal, or you just generally want to add a pop of color to your space, check out these different ways to bring color to your home. …

A Creative Twist on Halloween Carving

(Family Features) 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 …

An Easy, Stylish Decorating Upgrade

A wall-mount door makes more room for fun (Family Features) Fall is the perfect time to make space-saving upgrades to your house. For example, consider swapping out a traditional swinging door for a smooth-gliding, wall-mounted sliding door. A sliding door can add up to 14 square feet of floor space, which allows for more room to spread out toys and games, and give a more spacious feel to nearly any room. They also allow for more flexibility in furniture arrangements, which can turn even the smallest nook in your house into a cozy space. It’s easy to do with an …