Mirror vs art over the mantle, which is best? 5 pros and cons.

Mirror vs art

Mirror vs art. Let’s discuss the pros and cons To decide between mirror vs art over the mantle, there’s one important question to ask yourself: What is the view when I place the mirror over the mantle? In this room, the reflection of the mirror over the mantle is of a beautiful coffered ceiling!! Notice […]

Four best ways to decorate each side of the fireplace!

Decorating each side of the fireplace the best way will insure it compliments the fireplace mantle. Here we’ll show 4 clever design ideas to furnish and decorate the recessed niche areas beside the fireplace. First, know that you have several options. You are not limited to the normal built in bookcases. 1) Wall to wall […]

How to make a small room look larger in one weekend, 4 quick fix tips.

To make a room feel larger, you need to make the ceilings feel taller. But what if you want a quick immediate fix, that can be done in one day? No problem! Interior designers use four methods that “trick the eye” and instantly make a room feel larger. In fact, the change is so amazing […]

Pattern versus solid rug, 6 pros and cons for which rug style is best?

There are pros and cons for a solid rug versus a print rug, or even a shag rug. Often people tell us they worry that their room will be boring unless they get a rug with a busy print. Quite the contrary, you can have patterns and prints on your pillows, art, accessories or drapes. […]

Should I paint my wood stained bookcases & mantle?

Are you wondering if you should paint over the wood stained bookcases & mantle? Well you might want to consider the quality of the wood. Is it solid cherry or mahogany? Or is it a lower grade wood that you do not like? Is the room dark? Are you interested in a brighter room? Keep […]

To decorate with black and white, see these designer room photos & ideas!

These designer room photos feature black and white, with pops of unexpected colors!  Add a pop of color to black and white  Mix furniture colors, spray paint a chair or night stand  Add black trim to white drapes for a stunning focal point Black & white chairs next to a cheerful green chaise  To decorate […]

How to select paint colors, see these photos.

 Headed to your local paint store and can’t decide what color? To select a wall paint you’ll love for years, start with an inspiration piece, such as a pillow or accessory.  If your walls are a subtle tone, perhaps a softer version of your fabrics, you can add punches of color. See how the […]