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Monday, April 29, 2013

Parade of Inexpensive Shower Curtains

What is the show piece in the bathroom?  The shower curtain, of course! 
If you are thinking of redecorating your bathroom, start with picking out your shower curtain & then you can pick out the paint, towels,art etc. based off of that.  I found a million beautiful shower curtains...some were a little pricey starting at $80 or more.  The great thing is you don't have to spend that kind of money though to get a fabulous look!  I have rounded up 20 inexpensive shower curtains in the most popular prints right now.  The greatest part is that they are all under $40!!!


FLORAL
1- 2 - 3 - 4

STRIPED
1 - 2 - 3 - 4

CHEVRON
1 - 2 - 3 - 4

IKAT
1 - 2 - 3 - 4

OTHER
1 - 2 - 3 - 4

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Friday, April 19, 2013

10 Creative Ways to Spice Up The Wall Behind Your Bed

Hang doorway beads (these one look like small metallic rings) above the bed.

Run upholstered head along entire wall instead of just length of bed.

Paint the wall with chalkboard paint & write a story, poem, saying, etc.

Hang patterned fabric.

Paint a headboard.

Paint wide horizontal stripes.

Hang graphic wall paper on the wall behind headboard.

Paint the wall a bold color and place matching mirrors above nightstands (This one probably works best if you have an intriguing headboard as shown).

Put up beautiful wood paneling (I do not mean the 70's looking paneling!).

Place an over sized map on the wall.

What do you think?  Could you see any of these ideas in your home?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Basics of Styling a Coffee Table



Do you ever look in home magazines/online & see beautifully accessorized coffee tables &
 wish that you had the skills to accomplish that with your own table?  

Well, all you need are THREE items to create a beautifully styled coffee table. 
 I am keeping it BASIC here...take a look!



So my drawings may not be the best, but you get the point right??


1----A Floral/Branch Arrangement.  This element gives you height. Pick a container for your arrangement that has curves to offset the square & straight lines of  the books (mentioned below).  A hurricane with a large candle inside, or 3 candlesticks could also work, but personally I prefer something organic.  

2--- Three stacked books.  Pick three nice looking books from your home collection.  If you don't have any, a thrift store is a great place to find large, inexpensive books.  

3--- A small, intriguing item to place on top of books.  My drawing is suppose to portray coral. (What?  you couldn't tell that by my awesome drawing??)  This could be a small sculpture, candle, sphere, clock, etc. etc.    Make sure the item is a different shape from the books - so don't pick something square or rectangle.

(You can always add more items to your table -  don't feel limited. I'm just keeping this post as simple & basic as I can!)

Okay, that is it!  I swear, follow these guidelines and anyone that comes to your home will think you know what your are talking about when it comes to styling a coffee table. 

stack of books coffee table

You may also enjoy reading about 'How To Accessorize An End Table or Nightstand.'

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