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How to Make Kitchen Valances

Kitchen valances can help brighten up your kitchen because they allow more outside light to shine through. A valance is a short curtain that hangs over just the top of your window--it should not fully cover the window. While you can certainly buy premade kitchen valances, you can also make your own

Tips for Room Design

Don't settle for the same rooms that everyone else has. Use some design panache to give your home some sparkle.Empty Room image by dwight9592 from Fotolia.comDon't settle for your home looking the way it is. No matter how much you love the way your house is now, you know that it can be...

Traditional Bath Ideas Using Tile

Tile's durable, water-resistant nature has kept it near the top of homeowners' lists of preferred bathroom surfaces for years. Although decorating styles change, some traditional American tile applications seem evergreen, able to please generation after generation. When installed properly and with h

Choosing Your Dining Room Table

When you are shopping for a dining room table to fit with your preexisting furniture, there are some important things you should look for and keep in mind. These tips are great for narrowing down your selection and helping you decide on things such as design, colors, practical or not practical, and

Firebrick Specifications

Firebricks line brick ovens and decorate their exteriors.brickoven image by Ralph Petty from Fotolia.comFirebricks are bricks that are used in brick ovens, such as pizza ovens. They are designed to withstand high temperatures and are placed in your oven's floor and ceiling. You might also...

Beach-Style Decorating Ideas

Give your home beach house style with a seashell display.shells image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comImagine having the getaway feel of a beach house year-round, even if you're landlocked. Beach houses are simple, casual and soothing. They invite you to relax the moment you walk through...

Types of Sofa Pillows

Sofa pillows are used to enhance the general outlook of the house, and in fact, without them sofas just look dull and out of place. It has become a common trend for manufacturers to sell pillows alongside the sofas. You must be carefully as you select them and their number must be kept on check beca

Cute Black & White Wall Paint Ideas

Decorate your walls with a black and white checkered pattern.carrelage 13 image by Nathalie P from Fotolia.comA black and white color scheme doesn't have to be boring. Using these two contrasting colors on your walls can make a bold statement in any room. Any colors can be cute with the...