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What the Heck is a Parlor Room?

Parlor room

A parlor room is a formal living space typically found in older homes. It was traditionally used for entertaining guests and holding social gatherings. Today, parlor rooms are often used as a more elegant and sophisticated area for relaxation or hosting special events. Back in the Day Parlors Were for Fancy Guests The word “parlor” […]

What is the Average Couch Length?

average couch dimensions

When it is time to furnish your home, you want to make sure that you choose the couch that is the right length. When you know how big the couch is, you will be able to choose where it can fit or decide whether you would like to go with a couch that is longer […]

What Color to Paint Kitchen Cabinets with Grey Walls?

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Gray walls are a popular option in a lot of homes. It is a neutral color that is going to work well in many homes and looks nice and clean if you are trying to sell it. When the walls in your kitchen are gray, you will need to consider what color is going to […]

Black Kitchen Cabinets: A Good or Bad Idea?

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There are many colors that you can choose to paint your kitchen cabinets. One color that seems to be doing well and making a statement is black on the cabinets. This is a daring choice and there are many benefits, and some negatives, to going with such a dark and bold color for your kitchen. […]

Why Tile Bathroom Walls?

tile bathroom wall

When you are taking a look at how to update your bathroom and make it look nice, there are so many options to choose from. You can pick from certain colors, update some of the hardware or the appliances, try a new vanity, and so much more. One option that you should consider when you […]

What is a Daylight Basement?

daylight basement example

While most basements are going to be completely underground and you will need to dig an egress window or another feature in order to use any of it as bedrooms, there is a different kind of basement that will be able to utilize the slopes around the property and will let the homeowner just walk […]

Should Carpet Be Lighter Or Darker Than the Walls?

When choosing to put in new carpet or paint the walls in your home, there are a lot of decisions that you can make. You need to choose the right color that you like and will look nice within the room. One decision that each homeowner will need to choose is whether the carpet should […]

What Color Carpet Goes with Gray Walls?

beige carpet with dark grey

Gray walls can look nice in most homes. This will give a modern and clean look to the home and is easy to clean and maintain. When it is time for you to update your carpets to make the home look nice, you may be curious about which colors of carpet will look nice for […]

What Color to Paint the Exterior of a Chimney?

white chimney red roof

Brick chimneys are beautiful, but they can get old looking. If you have a brick chimney and it’s starting to look old or dirty, there is an easy way to make it look new again. Painting your brick chimney is the perfect way to spruce it up, but you’re not sure what color to paint […]

Should Bathroom Backsplash Match Countertop?

bathroom backsplash

Renovating the bathroom is a process in which you have to make many decisions about materials and design. Should the bathroom backsplash match the countertop? As a general rule, your bathroom backsplash should match the vanity’s countertop if you want a cohesive look to your bathroom. You can use complementary colors and textures to match […]

Should Shower Tiles Go to the Ceiling?

Chevron Shapes tile ideas

Your bathroom remodel is fully customizable, so whether or not the shower tiles should go to the ceiling is completely up to you. Over time paint and drywall can become moldy, discolored, and have a range of other problems from exposure to shower water. As a whole, most experts agree that shower tiles should go […]

Is Shower Water Safe to Drink?

Is Shower Water Safe to Drink

Do you ever drink the shower water and wonder “is shower water safe to drink”? In an emergency shower water is better than nothing, but the safety of your shower water depends on the source of the water and more. As a general rule it’s best to not drink your shower water. Drinking shower water […]

Is Shower Mold Dangerous?

Is Shower Mold Dangerous

Shower mold is common, but is shower mold dangerous? It certainly looks gross and it could be a cause for concern. Most shower mold is just gross looking, but for people with allergies and respiratory issues, it could pose a threat. Mold spores can become airborne and when inhaled can be dangerous for human health. […]

Where to Install Shower Grab Bars

bathtub surround with grab bars

Seniors are not the only ones who should install shower grab bars. I was wondering where the best places to install grab bars would be and this is the result of all my research… Shower grab bars should be installed with a vertical entrance bar close to where you enter the shower, a horizontal bar […]

Will an Area Rug Damage Your Hardwood Floor?

area rug on wood floor in living room

Worried that your area rug will damage your hardwood floors? I once wondered the same thing myself until I found these tips for protecting hardwood floors from area rug damage. Cheap area rugs can damage floors by scratching them and dulling the finish. To protect your hardwood floors invest in quality rugs and use the […]

Can Area Rugs Ruin Your Laminate Floors?

kitchen with laminate floor and area rug

When your home has laminate flooring in it, you may decide to place a rug down to help keep the area clean. This will warm up the floor, protect the laminate that is there, and can make the room a little more unique. There are specific types of rugs that work the best for a […]

How Can I Clean My Bathroom Tiles?

grout cleaning

It is that time again! Time to clean that bathroom tile. The worst part is trying to get in between the pieces of tile to the grout. You may be wondering if grout is even able to be brightened after time. Well, it can. You can find the best bathroom tile and grout cleaner below, […]

What Does Home Decor Mean?

What is Home Décor

So, what is Home Decor? Home decor is short for Home Decoration. Home decor is the art of making your home look nice. It refers to the aesthetic components used to make a home more attractive and visually appealing. Home decor is inclusive of physical items and objects (furniture, art, and accessories), placement of physical […]

What Are Rod Pocket Curtains?

Dreaming Casa Royal Blue Velvet Room Darkening Curtains for Living Room Thermal Insulated Rod Pocket Back Tab Window Curtain

When you go shopping for new curtains, it can be overwhelming to decide on which curtains will look best in your home. Another factor you’ll have to consider is whether you can install the curtains in your home. Some curtains are easier to hang than others, and some run longer than others. Measurements are super […]

What Is a Sisal Rug?

Sisal area rug

With the many styles and options of rugs for sale, it can seem impossible for homeowners like you to discover the one that will offer the best look and feel. Of course, you need a rug that fits with the style of your home. You also want a rug that’s constructed with the right quality of […]

What Is A Kilim Rug?

Kilim Rug

You may be asking yourself what a kilim rug is, and wondering what makes it stand out compared to other rugs. You may have passed it in a store and never knew it. Now you’ve taken it upon yourself to find out what type of carpet it is and how to identify it. There is […]

Are Curtains Out of Style?

Medium Puddle

Curtains are not outdated. They are keeping up with the trends and can my used in modern as well as traditional interior design. Curtains are classic decorative and functional window treatments. They are multifunctional, versatile, affordable, and efficient to use for our windows. To get a better understanding of why curtains are not out of […]

Should Curtains Match The Walls or The Couch?

Should Curtains Match Walls or Couch

Installing new curtains is an affordable way to make a room more lively and colorful. It can make your home stylish and interesting for guests and relatives. But what people want to know is if curtains should match walls or couch to work? Curtains should match the style, texture, size, and color tone of your […]

What Color Curtains Go with Yellow Walls

Curtains Yellow Walls

Yellow is a bright and happy color. And painting your walls yellow will not only brighten up your room but enhance a good mood. With all that brilliance, what curtains do you choose? After all, curtains make a major statement in any room of your home. Picking the right set will set the tone. The […]

Are Curtains Supposed to Touch the Floor?

Curtains touch Floor

Most of us love to decorate our homes with beautiful new curtains. And while we are doing so, we sometimes wonder whether our curtains should touch the floor.  The answer to this question is important because it can affect the way we do our decorations. Yes, curtains should be long enough to touch the floor. […]

What Color Curtains Go with Tan Walls

Dreaming Casa Solid Sheer

Tan is a workhorse color. Unfortunately, with the vibrant paint colors now available, tan is often viewed as ho-hum. But think of it as a neutral that can be paired with many different shades. You can either go soft with your curtains’ hue or add a pop of brilliance. The best colors of curtains that […]

Do Two Twins Make a King Size Bed?

king size bed

If you’re getting a new bed or looking at mattress options, you might be wondering about bed sizes. Maybe you want to know if you could combine two twin beds to make a king size bed.  You might want to do this to save money by using the mattresses you already own. A king size […]

How Much Should Curtains Puddle?

curtain puddle

Puddled drapes and curtains are popular styles used by designers and interior decorators. It can add personality, flair, and dimension to a room making it more lively and elegant to look at. But, the real question that most people ask is how much should curtains puddle? The most popular length for a curtain puddle is […]

What are the Best Ways to Divide a Room without a Wall?

Sycamore Wood Freestanding Room Divider Wall Divider

Having a large living room is great especially if you know what to do with it. But sometimes, you need to divide it into smaller areas to improve efficiency. The simplest solution is to build walls. But, what if you are renting or you don’t want any complicated construction work done? A room divider is […]

How Big Should A Coffee Table Be?

Braylen Configurable Living Room Set

Your home would not be complete if you don’t have the right coffee table to match your existing decorations. A Coffee Table is great for entertaining guests and displaying your books and arts. It serves as a place to rest your tired feet and relax after a busy day at work. So how big should […]

How Tall Should Bar Stools Be?

Bar Stool Height

Home bars are the way forward, they alcohol costs less, you have the comfort of your own home, surrounded by family and friends (and you can be as loud as you want), but the height of your bar stools will make or break it. You deserve to be comfortable, tables and stools can vary in […]

What Are Sheer Curtains?

White Sheer Curtains

You may have heard the word “sheer” thrown around when discussing curtains, but what are they really? You may find yourself asking this question when deciding whether you need to incorporate them into your home. You may also feel that sheer curtains can be one-note compared to other curtain options, but you’d be surprised how […]

How Much Do Bath Fitter Tubs Cost?

How Much Does a Bath Fitter Tub Cost?

If you’re considering a tub liner or bathfitters, you’re probably wondering what that looks like exactly for your bathtub refinishing project. Who installs it? How long does it take? Is it worth the time and price? And, perhaps most importantly, how much do a bath fitter tubs cost? On average, a bath fitter bathtub liner […]

Do You Need Blackout Curtains for a Nursery?

Blackout Curtains for a Nursery

Many shift workers have blackout curtains in their bedrooms. But what about blackout curtains in a nursery? After all, babies sleep day and night. At least that’s the hope of every parent. Can blackout currents help when it comes to encouraging your baby to fall and stay asleep? You should have blackout curtains in your […]

What Size Rug do you put under a King Size Bed?

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The best rug size to place under a king bed is 9×12. You can use an 8×10 foot rug if you would only like the rug under the lower portion of your bed. If you would like your entire bed and nightstands on the rug, then a 9×12 foot rug is the smallest recommended size.  […]

How Much Does a Living Room Set Cost?

Braylen Configurable Living Room Set

A living room set mostly consists of a sofa, loveseat sofa, and an armchair. They’re available in different fabrics and sizes. Which makes you wonder how much does a living room set cost? The average cost of a living room set is between $600 to $10,000. A living room set that costs less than $1000 […]

What Color Curtains Go With Green Walls?

Living room with walls painted with Mylands Colours of London French Green No. 187.

Green walls can be an incredibly hard color to pair with curtains since it isn’t a neutral color. Don’t let that deter you, though. You can still decorate with a correctly chosen curtain color. You can even switch up the curtain material to add depth to the room. A harmonious room can make a world […]

What Color Rug Goes with a Blue Couch

Color Rug Goes with a Blue Couch

Choosing the correct colored rug to go with your couch can make or break the look of your living room. But what happens if you have a blue couch? What color rug will complement the couch without detracting from it? If you have a dark blue or navy blue couch, choose a gray, earth tones, […]

What Color Rug Should I Use For Dark Wood Floors?

what color rug goes with dark wood floors

Dark wooden floors can give a space a modern look with its eye-catching color. However, the darkness can sometimes swallow up a room if the color is very dark. The darkness can make or break a room design and make it appear too dull or small. This coloring is an issue that many homeowners face […]

Why are Curtains so Expensive?

RHF Wide Thermal Blackout Patio door Curtain Panel, Sliding door curtains Antique Bronze Grommet Top

The harsh reality that you learn once you have your own home is that furniture and décor can be rather expensive, likely more than you can imagine, especially if you haven’t previously lived on your own. According to Nikissoftfurnishings.com, made to order custom curtains can cost as little as $300, or as much as $1000+. […]

Can You Have Blinds And Curtains Together?

blinds with curtains

Whether you are looking for new window treatments or decorating a new home, you may come across the perplexing question of if you should use both curtains and blinds together. You may worry that you should only use blinds or curtains, or if you use both it may be too over the top. Either way, […]

Does Wainscoting Make a Room Look Bigger?

Does Wainscoting Make a Room Look Bigger

Wainscoting does not make a room look bigger. Wainscoting makes a room look smaller. I hate to break it to you but, if you’re looking into making a room look and feel bigger, then wainscoting might not be right for you. It is known that wainscoting makes a room, look smaller rather than larger, but […]

How Do You Hang Curtains In A Bay Window?

How Do You Hang Curtains In A Bay Windows

Bay windows are beautiful in any home, but it can be troubling to decide how to hang curtains over them. Often, bay windows are left open for their aesthetic as well as the amount of light they let into the home. So, finding the perfect curtains and hanging them correctly can be a tough task. […]

How Tall Should Lamps Be In a Living Room? (Answered)

How Tall Should Living Room Lamps Be

If you don’t have overhead lighting to provide ample light in your living room, the best option is to use lamps. The next question is what kind of lamp should you get. If you’ve been to any furniture store, they have about as many lights as they do furniture sets. Which can make shopping for […]

Can I Have Two Different Sofas In The Living Room?

You can have two different sofas in your living room. You can mix and match the colors of your sofas. Use complementary colors from the color wheel. As long as you follow those rules while decorating, then your non-matching sofas will look great. Decorating your living room can be a daunting task. You have to […]

How Big Does a Walk-in Shower need to be to Not Have A Door

Minimalist Single Panel Doorless Shower

Walk-in showers are extremely useful for people who want to save space. A walk-in shower does not have to be big. It only has to be big enough for a single person. A residential shower interior must be at least 900 square inches as required by the International Residential Code. The National Kitchen and Bath […]

What Is the Best Material for a Walk In Shower?

Chic Block Shower

A walk in shower can be a nice bathroom upgrade. If you are installing a doorless shower, it’s important to do it right. Due to the nature of the project, there are some materials that work better than others. Different areas of the walk in shower need different materials too. Here’s what you should know […]

3 Best Wainscoting Styles for your Walls

wainscoting

Some people may argue that wainscoting exists solely for decorative purposes while others may refute that it functions to protect the structural integrity of a wall. There’s no point in arguing though—wainscoting gives any room (dining room, bathroom, and living room most commonly) that whole put-together look while serving as a wall’s first layer of […]

What Is a Doorless Shower? Advantages and Disadvantages

Modish Compact Doorless Shower

A doorless shower is a shower without a door or a shower curtain, it is completely open. Doorless showers are alternatively known as a walk-in shower, Roman shower, or a roll-in shower. A shower might seem like a silly thing to be concerned about, but when doorless showers on Pinterest are looking so elegant and […]

How Often Should A Bathroom Be Remodeled?

You may be looking at your bathroom and wondering when you need to renovate it. Maybe you just bought a house or have been living in it for a while. This is a common question to have as a homeowner. You don’t want to renovate it too soon or pay too much for replacements because […]

Can I Put Plantation Shutters In A Bathroom?

Perhaps the thought crossed your mind to put in plantation shutters in your bathroom to give your windows some style. However, you may have worried that they wouldn’t do well against the steam of your shower or bath over time. So, with your shutter designer dreams dashed, you wonder what to do next. So, can […]

What Colors Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger?

white small bathroom tile size

So, what colors would make your bathroom look bigger? Light colors will make your small bathroom look bigger. Light-colored paints such as white, cream, pink, icy blue, soft green, pearl grey, aqua, and yellow are effective in reflecting light, which will make a room look more airy and open. A lot of people dream of […]

Do You Need an Exhaust Fan in Your Kitchen?

Is an Exhaust Fan Required in a Kitchen

If you are remodeling your kitchen, you may wonder, “Do I need an exhaust fan in my kitchen?” Some kitchens have hoods or vents. Others don’t seem to have any kind of vent system at all. What’s going on here? An exhaust fan is required in a kitchen. A kitchen exhaust fan removes particles, smoke, […]

What Is a Crawl Basement? Crawl Basement Meaning.

crawl basement

As a homeowner, you’ve likely wondered, “What is a crawl basement?” It’s easy to get confused between Crawl Spaces and Crawl Basements. A crawl basement is an area underneath your home’s first floor that has a very low ceiling height. It can be accessed from within the house via stairs or a ladder. It gives […]

Can I Put a Lamp in the Bathroom?

Can I Put a Lamp in the Bathroom

A lot of detailed work takes place in the bathroom. From plucking eyebrows to shaving a chin, you must see what you’re doing. Good, bright lighting is vital. But choosing the right lamp can be a challenge. You not only want something aesthetically pleasing but something that is safe in a moist environment. But, can […]

Are Dark Kitchen Cabinets in Style?

Dark Kitchen Cabinets

When you’re designing or remodeling your kitchen, you might wonder, “Are dark kitchen cabinets in style?” With the many kitchen cabinet styles widely available these days, many homeowners raise this question. Yes, dark kitchen cabinets are in style. They are a great choice when they fit your personality and your kitchen’s aesthetic. However, dark kitchen […]

Is It Worth It to Reface Kitchen Cabinets? Is It Cheaper Than Replacing?

Is It Worth It to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little rugged or worn, you might wonder, “Is it worth it to reface my kitchen cabinets?” It’s very common to consider giving your existing cabinets a facelift instead of major kitchen renovations. It is worth it to reface your kitchen cabinets if your cabinets are worn out and […]

Can I Use a Regular Mirror in the Bathroom?

Can I Use a Regular Mirror in the Bathroom

Decorating can be challenging; there’s a lot to think about. But besides the aesthetics there’s functionality. Mirrors can be a nice touch to a room but in the bathroom, they’re a vital element. They not only add a sense of style, but they’re essential when you’re preparing to face your day. So, can you use […]

What is the Difference Between a Tea Towel and a Kitchen Towel? (Answered)

If you’re like me, I was totally confused about when to use a tea towel and when to use a normal kitchen towel. So, I hopped on the Inter-webs and did a little research and you’ll be fascinated by what I found. So what’s the TL;DR difference between a tea towel and a kitchen towel? […]

What is the Average Size of a Living Room? (Answered)

Average Size of a Living Room

The average size of a living room is three hundred and forty square feet (340 sqft). The average dimensions of a living room are 16 x 20 feet. A living room usually takes up about 15% of the space in a small home, but only 8% percent of the space in a large home.   Most […]

Can You Hang Canvas Art in the Bathroom? Is it Safe?

Is Hanging Canvas Art In The Bathroom A Good Idea

On your last shopping adventure, you found the most beautiful canvas artwork. It promotes serenity and calmness and would be perfect in your bathroom that is long overdue for a style update. But, then logic sets in and you wonder if you can even hang canvas art in your bathroom? Can You Hang Canvas Art […]

What is the Table that Sits Behind Your Couch? (Answered)

Grand living room with a long sofa table adorned with a vase and double lamps

The table that sits behind your couch is called a Sofa Table. A sofa table is a long, horizontal, and narrow table that is placed behind a couch. It’s about the height of the back of a sofa. It’s also a few inches shorter than a sofa in length. A sofa table can be paired with […]

Can I Use Normal Wallpaper in a Bathroom?

Can I Use Normal Wallpaper in a Bathroom

When it comes to redoing your bathroom, you want to make sure you do it right. Many homeowners wonder if normal wallpaper is okay to use in a bathroom. Installing wallpaper can be a lot of hard work. Installing the wrong type of wallpaper can lead to a lot of extra work. Can I Use […]

Can I Use Kitchen Units/Cabinets in Bathroom?

cabinets

Are you in the process if designing a bathroom? You may be wanting to know if kitchen units can be used in the bathroom. Well, they certainly can if done right. It is important to install them correctly. You can check out some of the pros and cons of using kitchen units in your bathroom […]

Can You Paint Your Fiberglass Shower Stall?

Can I Paint My Fiberglass Shower Stall

You can paint your fiberglass shower stall. Use waterproof enamel paint and primer. Prepare the surface with 100, 220, and 300-grit sandpaper to sand down your fiberglass shower surround allowing the paint to properly adhere to the surface. Use tape and plastic to protect your shower fittings and glass. Use acetone and a rag to […]

Are Brass Bath Fixtures Out of Style?

brass fixture

If you’re in the process of designing a new house or remodeling your current home, you certainly know that an enormous number of options exist for finishes and fixtures and appliances. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and wonder if you’re making the right decision. With this in mind, you have understandable questions and concerns. One […]

How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger with Tile

Which Small Bathroom Tile Size Will Make a Bathroom Feel Bigger?

Having a small bathroom can make it feel like a closed-in space. There are ways to decorate to make a small bathroom appear bigger. If it is time for tile to be redone in a small bathroom, you may be wondering what size and color to choose to make the bathroom appear bigger. You can […]

Where can I Put My Toilet Paper Holder in a Small Bathroom?

Hanging Over The Tank Toilet Tissue

If you have a tiny bathroom, your options may seem extremely limited on where to place your toilet paper holder. After all, you don’t want to take up any more space, and in some cases don’t have any space to take up but it really isn’t as complicated as you might think. So where do […]

Where to Put Towels in a Small Bathroom

A Colorful Shelf Holds Towels for Use

Towels are among those daily life essentials that, ironically, you easily take for granted. Sure, you appreciate its warm softness against your freshly-showered skin, but then forget about it once you have put some clothes on. It’s a different case though when the fresh towels have piled up, and you don’t know where to stash […]

Can You Paint Over Mold in The Bathroom?

Can You Paint Over Mold in The Bathroom

Mold. No one likes to hear about it, see it, or even have it in their homes. Unfortunately, anywhere there is a warm, dark, and wet space, mold will be. That is not the case all the time, but if you are seeing then don’t expect it to just die because it won’t. You may be […]

Can You Paint Bathroom Countertops?

Can You Paint Bathroom Countertops

Are you tired of your same old bathroom countertops? Well, you may be wondering if you can actually paint your bathroom countertops. Below you can find tons of information on how to redesign your bathroom countertops. See what paints are best and if they are worth the extra buck all right here. Let’s get started. […]

Can You Use Vinyl Flooring on Bathroom Walls?

MARRUECOS Decorative Tile Stickers

If you’re renovating any room in your home, you want to know all your options. There are plenty of them, and it can get to be overwhelming. One of your questions may be whether you can use vinyl flooring on your bathroom walls. Let’s take a look at this possibility and see how it works! […]

Can You Paint Bathroom Tile?

Can You Paint Bathroom Tile

If you are looking to renovate your bathroom, you are likely looking around for ideas. You’re probably figuring out what’s doable and what’s not. This could lead you to the question of whether or not you can paint bathroom tile. Let’s take a look and see if you should do this during your remodeling. Different […]

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