Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Functional Kitchen Before and After By Candice Olson 2013 Ideas

When a celebrity stylist needed help making over his kitchen, he called Candice Olson. The divine designer transformed his space from 1980s and old to glamorous and now.

Before: Outdated and Cold

This outdated kitchen doesn't exactly say "stylist to the stars."



After: Fashionable and Functional

Enter Candice Olson who created a new kitchen that is both traditional and hip. Divine details include travertine floors, a quartz-topped island, crystal chandeliers and a stunning, silver-foil wallpaper.


2013 Girls' Room Curtains Design Ideas

To chose the best girls' room curtains, a great way to start is by thinking about what you need in the space. For instance, if the child's room gets a lot of natural light, you may want to look for curtains with a light-blocking lining. Also consider the hardware you'll require for the styles of girls' room curtains you're considering. You may want to choose a curtain rod set that can be used for different curtain patterns over the years. If your child is old enough, you could narrow down some available styles and colors before asking her which she likes best.

 If you've established a theme in a girls' room, it's best to continue that in curtains. For instance, in a princess themed space, animal motif curtains are likely to appear mismatched. Another consideration is the amount of detailed pattern already in the room. Picking up the details, whether these are flowers or other motifs, by including them in the curtains can tie in all of the decor and furnishings nicely. Alternatively, if you prefer a look that is colorful without being too "busy," you could select a solid color of curtains that will still coordinate with everything.

 When choosing girls' room curtains where you haven't already established a theme or color scheme, starting with the window covering selection can be inspiring. By looking at different colors and patterns of girls' room curtains, you may find one that will help establish the theme as well as the hues of the whole space. If you find several different curtains that are in stock and in your price range, letting your daughter have the final pick can be a great idea.

If budget is a strong consideration when choosing curtains, many department store and other shop-at-home websites allow you to list products by price. This way, you may be more likely to see something in a lower price range that will make the best girls' room curtains for your home. When choosing lower cost curtains, it's important to consider the quality and maintenance. If the window coverings are going to fade or start falling apart after only a few washings, or they're dry clean only, you aren't likely to actually save money by choosing the cheapest curtains.

Written By: Sheri Cyprus

















Monday, April 29, 2013

Cheap Living Room Decorating Updates 2013 Ideas

Cheap doesn't have to mean ugly, broken or disheveled. Choosing cheap living room furniture can be as easy as waiting for the right time, searching through stores, garage sales and online or making a careful inspection of each piece. Haggling well can also help when purchasing the furniture.

 One way to choose cheap living room furniture is to comparison shop. Look through various furniture websites in addition to sales fliers that come with newspapers. If a store or company seems extremely out of price range, so much so that even getting steep discounts wouldn't help, there are many more that are more affordable. Make a list of options that are more in the appropriate price range so, if a discount is possible, it is an added bonus.

 Surprisingly, garage sales and thrift stores can have quite a selection of beautiful living room furniture. In some cases, the only reason the previous owners gave away or are selling the pieces is because it was too expensive to move to a new location, they wanted something different or they were downsizing. These are places to haggle, especially when buying several pieces from the same location — ask if it's possible for a bulk rate. Make sure not to let anyone put pressure to buy any pieces that don't seem less than perfect for your home.


They've been around forever, but candle sconces are still brilliant for adding ambience without calling an electrician.


An extra large mat is a simple trick for giving a small photo or piece of art big presence.


Add one woven or wicker chair to a room. Spray paint it a great color, and you have both seating and an element of surprise.


Have a card you can't bear to throw away? Put it in a frame or easier yet  perch it on a little easel, and you've got art.


Plants are an underappreciated decorating tool. They bring life and color to a room, they're relatively inexpensive, and they're good for you, too.


A corbel is a clever perch for an accessory. Painted a bright color, it draws attention to whatever you put on it.


In place of a predictable coffee table, use two inexpensive side tables. Outline the edges with strips of nailhead trim for a high end look.


Remove the jackets, then group books by color, standing some upright and stacking others. Shelves will seem more organized and have an artistic, color blocked look.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 Traditional Living Room Decorating Ideas from BHG

If you're trying to choose the best traditional living room furniture, you may think about the colors and patterns that meet your preference and will blend with the rest of your home.
You may want to consider which style you like as well. The best traditional living room furniture will fit into your living room and allow the room to look spacious. You should also give some thought to durability and comfort. Price can be a factor as you compare furniture sets.

 Some people see their living room as the focus of their home. Your traditional living room furniture should be a pattern or color that you enjoy and that will set the theme of the house. You may want to go with solid colored furniture and use decorative pillows and paintings to give the room more texture. You could also choose a patterned fabric for the furniture and use solids to decorate the rest of the room. Many people will mix and match solids and patterns to create the best living room.

You may have a specific style in mind for your traditional living room furniture. Some people prefer a black and white living room, while others enjoy splashes of color such as an art deco living room. Depending upon the rest of the house, you may enjoy a themed living room. This could include a country living room or a contemporary living room.

Get inspired by this ideas . I hope that you will find it useful for you ... Enjoy it !!


Elegant, traditional furnishings complement the ornate architecture of this formal living.


This generous family room is filled with places to gather for good conversation or simply relax. The coveted spot is a perch on the window seat spanning the wall of glass with a great view.


The homeowner took inspiration from her wardrobe favorites to outfit her fashion forward living room in muted spice tones with splashes of turquoise. She balanced solids and patterns like she would her attire and used details such as a colorful tassel trim on the curtains to pull the room together like a stylish scarf puts the finishing touch on an outfit.


The space off the kitchen in this active home truly needed to function as a "family" room—where busy kids could romp or pass through from the outdoors, and Mom and Dad could enjoy fuss free living. The answer was deep, dirt disguising colors and wipeable and washable materials, all with a stylish finish.


A whimsical paper lantern light fixture plays up the Asian influence accents that add character to this traditionally furnished sitting room. Orange and red pieces pop against the playful green walls.


Reversing the traditional role of neutral walls with colored furnishings, this living room boasts a soft green backdrop that shows off upholstery pieces in tailored linen color fabrics. A punch of color and pattern on the ottoman coffee table draws the green into the room.


Artful do it yourself projects take this sitting room from plain Jane to personality packed. Wallpaper scraps become graphic pieces of framed art, fabric dresses up a simple lampshade, and a little paint and upholstery elbow grease updates a flea market find footstool.


This cozy cottage living room came together with easy do it yourself projects. Slipcovers breath new life into outdated chairs (one was simply sewn from a canvas drop cloth). Sunny punches of bright yellow energize the classic blue and white scheme and add modern graphic interest fashioned from white paint on yellow fabric.


An oversize ottoman functions as extra seating, a cozy footrest, and a catch all for a variety of small accessories in this stylish living space.
Golden damask draperies add a splash of contrast to the room's cool color palette.


Discreet storage packed into a couple core furniture pieces, such as the coffee table and sofa table, adds great functionality to this family room gathering hub.
A color palette of dusty sky blue and pumpkin orange is accented by a chocolate brown to create a scheme that's classic, yet family oriented.


A modern coffee table and chair slipcovered in lime velvet give this formal living room a youthful energy, while yards of neutral color fabric subtly soften the large windows.


Bold red accents add depth and character to the neutral walls and furniture in this living room.
A variety of patterns and textures blends effortlessly throughout the space since each piece features the same red hue.


Mixing cheery with serious colors creates a sophisticated, playful vibe. The living room's serious side resides within the cool gray walls, sofa, and area rug and the navy club chairs. All the furniture circulates around a striking yellow ottoman, creating an intimate conversation area. Bold pattern accent pillows bring all of the room's colors together, while chrome accessories add subtle sparkle.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Functional Kitchen Before and After By Candice Olson

When a celebrity stylist needed help making over his kitchen, he called Candice Olson. The divine designer transformed his space from 1980s and old to glamorous and now.

Before: Outdated and Cold

This outdated kitchen doesn't exactly say "stylist to the stars."



After: Fashionable and Functional

Enter Candice Olson who created a new kitchen that is both traditional and hip. Divine details include travertine floors, a quartz-topped island, crystal chandeliers and a stunning, silver-foil wallpaper.


Friday, April 26, 2013

2013 Neutral Living Room Decorating Ideas from BHG

Cherished for its timeless livability, neutral wears well with everything, which is why a neutral living room is so appealing. From linen to taupe, dove gray to charcoal, neutral clad living rooms are warm, welcoming, and classic. Browse our photos of neutral living rooms for inspiring ways to blend style and sophistication in your home. Whether your style is classic, transitional, or modern, a neutral backdrop allows the perfect setup for upbeat colors and playful patterns without overwhelming the space. If you love the look of a bold accent wall or the pop of colorful pillows, our neutral living room ideas will help you discover new, powerful ways to punch up plain hues. In a neutral living room, center conversation on an eye-catching area rug with a chevron, striped, or geometric pattern and painted storage pieces. Anchor your living room with a pair of patterned armchairs to add contrast to a neutral color scheme. Create depth in a neutral living room by pairing white walls with dark furnishings. Install beaded board and millwork to instantly revive a bland ceiling and bare walls.
Get inspired by this ideas . I hope that you will find it useful for you ... Enjoy it !!


A cozy arrangement of comfortable upholstered pieces encourages gathering for good company in this living room. When it's movie time, built in cabinetry next to the fireplace reveals a pop up TV.


A modern coffee table and chair slipcovered in lime velvet give this formal living room a youthful energy, while yards of neutral-color fabric subtly soften the large windows.


With no architectural features such as a fireplace or built ins as a natural focal point, furniture and artwork create the missing element.
The matching cabinets add height to the boxy room, and the mirrored doors reflect light and space.


Inspired by a family painting showcased over the fireplace, this family room features upholstery in simple neutrals with staying power, while pillows and accessories splash color from the artwork around the room. The casual, relaxed setting fits a young, active family.


While a crisp black and white palette grounds this family room in sophistication, fearless sprinkles of lime green (prompted by painting the back of the built in bookshelves) make the gathering spot fun and inviting. Plump khaki brown armchairs invite comfortable lounging, while traditional details like the fireplace surround and damask print curtains give the room an elegant edge, which creates a space that is designed for both casual and formal gatherings.


Oversize plush chairs resting in a palette of warm wood tones creates this cozy, masculine sitting room that harkens relaxation.


Repeating similar elements at different places throughout a room brings visual unison. In this attractive living room, the prominent weathered wood mirror on the mantel links to a worn coffee table, while woven baskets reflect the sisal floorcovering. Gray built-ins and aubergine-meets-brown chairs add a bit of color to the neutral space.


Arrangement of the sofa and area rug give this seating area its own identity from the kitchen, while a neutral palette across the spaces embraces the open floor plan. Dusty plum pillows and a furry gray pouf give the neutral room a sense of dimension.


Bold red accents add depth and character to the neutral walls and furniture in this living room. A variety of patterns and textures blends effortlessly throughout the space since each piece features the same red hue.


This renovated basement makes excellent use of previously unused living space. Two walls covered with stone add natural texture and hint at the underground location of the room.
Other walls were left white to prevent the space from looking cavelike and cramped.
Neutral furniture also helps keep the space feeling open and inviting.


An open floor plan paves the way for family gatherings in this spacious living area. Creamy whites and natural wood tones unite the living room and adjoining kitchen. 
Minimal accessories ensure the space doesnat look cluttered and cramped.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Functional Kitchen Before and After By Candice Olson 2013 Ideas

When a celebrity stylist needed help making over his kitchen, he called Candice Olson. The divine designer transformed his space from 1980s and old to glamorous and now.

Before: Outdated and Cold

This outdated kitchen doesn't exactly say "stylist to the stars."



After: Fashionable and Functional

Enter Candice Olson who created a new kitchen that is both traditional and hip. Divine details include travertine floors, a quartz-topped island, crystal chandeliers and a stunning, silver-foil wallpaper.


2013 Girls' Room Curtains Design Ideas

To chose the best girls' room curtains, a great way to start is by thinking about what you need in the space. For instance, if the child's room gets a lot of natural light, you may want to look for curtains with a light-blocking lining. Also consider the hardware you'll require for the styles of girls' room curtains you're considering. You may want to choose a curtain rod set that can be used for different curtain patterns over the years. If your child is old enough, you could narrow down some available styles and colors before asking her which she likes best.

 If you've established a theme in a girls' room, it's best to continue that in curtains. For instance, in a princess themed space, animal motif curtains are likely to appear mismatched. Another consideration is the amount of detailed pattern already in the room. Picking up the details, whether these are flowers or other motifs, by including them in the curtains can tie in all of the decor and furnishings nicely. Alternatively, if you prefer a look that is colorful without being too "busy," you could select a solid color of curtains that will still coordinate with everything.

 When choosing girls' room curtains where you haven't already established a theme or color scheme, starting with the window covering selection can be inspiring. By looking at different colors and patterns of girls' room curtains, you may find one that will help establish the theme as well as the hues of the whole space. If you find several different curtains that are in stock and in your price range, letting your daughter have the final pick can be a great idea.

If budget is a strong consideration when choosing curtains, many department store and other shop-at-home websites allow you to list products by price. This way, you may be more likely to see something in a lower price range that will make the best girls' room curtains for your home. When choosing lower cost curtains, it's important to consider the quality and maintenance. If the window coverings are going to fade or start falling apart after only a few washings, or they're dry clean only, you aren't likely to actually save money by choosing the cheapest curtains.

Written By: Sheri Cyprus

















Monday, April 29, 2013

Cheap Living Room Decorating Updates 2013 Ideas

Cheap doesn't have to mean ugly, broken or disheveled. Choosing cheap living room furniture can be as easy as waiting for the right time, searching through stores, garage sales and online or making a careful inspection of each piece. Haggling well can also help when purchasing the furniture.

 One way to choose cheap living room furniture is to comparison shop. Look through various furniture websites in addition to sales fliers that come with newspapers. If a store or company seems extremely out of price range, so much so that even getting steep discounts wouldn't help, there are many more that are more affordable. Make a list of options that are more in the appropriate price range so, if a discount is possible, it is an added bonus.

 Surprisingly, garage sales and thrift stores can have quite a selection of beautiful living room furniture. In some cases, the only reason the previous owners gave away or are selling the pieces is because it was too expensive to move to a new location, they wanted something different or they were downsizing. These are places to haggle, especially when buying several pieces from the same location — ask if it's possible for a bulk rate. Make sure not to let anyone put pressure to buy any pieces that don't seem less than perfect for your home.


They've been around forever, but candle sconces are still brilliant for adding ambience without calling an electrician.


An extra large mat is a simple trick for giving a small photo or piece of art big presence.


Add one woven or wicker chair to a room. Spray paint it a great color, and you have both seating and an element of surprise.


Have a card you can't bear to throw away? Put it in a frame or easier yet  perch it on a little easel, and you've got art.


Plants are an underappreciated decorating tool. They bring life and color to a room, they're relatively inexpensive, and they're good for you, too.


A corbel is a clever perch for an accessory. Painted a bright color, it draws attention to whatever you put on it.


In place of a predictable coffee table, use two inexpensive side tables. Outline the edges with strips of nailhead trim for a high end look.


Remove the jackets, then group books by color, standing some upright and stacking others. Shelves will seem more organized and have an artistic, color blocked look.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 Traditional Living Room Decorating Ideas from BHG

If you're trying to choose the best traditional living room furniture, you may think about the colors and patterns that meet your preference and will blend with the rest of your home.
You may want to consider which style you like as well. The best traditional living room furniture will fit into your living room and allow the room to look spacious. You should also give some thought to durability and comfort. Price can be a factor as you compare furniture sets.

 Some people see their living room as the focus of their home. Your traditional living room furniture should be a pattern or color that you enjoy and that will set the theme of the house. You may want to go with solid colored furniture and use decorative pillows and paintings to give the room more texture. You could also choose a patterned fabric for the furniture and use solids to decorate the rest of the room. Many people will mix and match solids and patterns to create the best living room.

You may have a specific style in mind for your traditional living room furniture. Some people prefer a black and white living room, while others enjoy splashes of color such as an art deco living room. Depending upon the rest of the house, you may enjoy a themed living room. This could include a country living room or a contemporary living room.

Get inspired by this ideas . I hope that you will find it useful for you ... Enjoy it !!


Elegant, traditional furnishings complement the ornate architecture of this formal living.


This generous family room is filled with places to gather for good conversation or simply relax. The coveted spot is a perch on the window seat spanning the wall of glass with a great view.


The homeowner took inspiration from her wardrobe favorites to outfit her fashion forward living room in muted spice tones with splashes of turquoise. She balanced solids and patterns like she would her attire and used details such as a colorful tassel trim on the curtains to pull the room together like a stylish scarf puts the finishing touch on an outfit.


The space off the kitchen in this active home truly needed to function as a "family" room—where busy kids could romp or pass through from the outdoors, and Mom and Dad could enjoy fuss free living. The answer was deep, dirt disguising colors and wipeable and washable materials, all with a stylish finish.


A whimsical paper lantern light fixture plays up the Asian influence accents that add character to this traditionally furnished sitting room. Orange and red pieces pop against the playful green walls.


Reversing the traditional role of neutral walls with colored furnishings, this living room boasts a soft green backdrop that shows off upholstery pieces in tailored linen color fabrics. A punch of color and pattern on the ottoman coffee table draws the green into the room.


Artful do it yourself projects take this sitting room from plain Jane to personality packed. Wallpaper scraps become graphic pieces of framed art, fabric dresses up a simple lampshade, and a little paint and upholstery elbow grease updates a flea market find footstool.


This cozy cottage living room came together with easy do it yourself projects. Slipcovers breath new life into outdated chairs (one was simply sewn from a canvas drop cloth). Sunny punches of bright yellow energize the classic blue and white scheme and add modern graphic interest fashioned from white paint on yellow fabric.


An oversize ottoman functions as extra seating, a cozy footrest, and a catch all for a variety of small accessories in this stylish living space.
Golden damask draperies add a splash of contrast to the room's cool color palette.


Discreet storage packed into a couple core furniture pieces, such as the coffee table and sofa table, adds great functionality to this family room gathering hub.
A color palette of dusty sky blue and pumpkin orange is accented by a chocolate brown to create a scheme that's classic, yet family oriented.


A modern coffee table and chair slipcovered in lime velvet give this formal living room a youthful energy, while yards of neutral color fabric subtly soften the large windows.


Bold red accents add depth and character to the neutral walls and furniture in this living room.
A variety of patterns and textures blends effortlessly throughout the space since each piece features the same red hue.


Mixing cheery with serious colors creates a sophisticated, playful vibe. The living room's serious side resides within the cool gray walls, sofa, and area rug and the navy club chairs. All the furniture circulates around a striking yellow ottoman, creating an intimate conversation area. Bold pattern accent pillows bring all of the room's colors together, while chrome accessories add subtle sparkle.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Functional Kitchen Before and After By Candice Olson

When a celebrity stylist needed help making over his kitchen, he called Candice Olson. The divine designer transformed his space from 1980s and old to glamorous and now.

Before: Outdated and Cold

This outdated kitchen doesn't exactly say "stylist to the stars."



After: Fashionable and Functional

Enter Candice Olson who created a new kitchen that is both traditional and hip. Divine details include travertine floors, a quartz-topped island, crystal chandeliers and a stunning, silver-foil wallpaper.


Friday, April 26, 2013

2013 Neutral Living Room Decorating Ideas from BHG

Cherished for its timeless livability, neutral wears well with everything, which is why a neutral living room is so appealing. From linen to taupe, dove gray to charcoal, neutral clad living rooms are warm, welcoming, and classic. Browse our photos of neutral living rooms for inspiring ways to blend style and sophistication in your home. Whether your style is classic, transitional, or modern, a neutral backdrop allows the perfect setup for upbeat colors and playful patterns without overwhelming the space. If you love the look of a bold accent wall or the pop of colorful pillows, our neutral living room ideas will help you discover new, powerful ways to punch up plain hues. In a neutral living room, center conversation on an eye-catching area rug with a chevron, striped, or geometric pattern and painted storage pieces. Anchor your living room with a pair of patterned armchairs to add contrast to a neutral color scheme. Create depth in a neutral living room by pairing white walls with dark furnishings. Install beaded board and millwork to instantly revive a bland ceiling and bare walls.
Get inspired by this ideas . I hope that you will find it useful for you ... Enjoy it !!


A cozy arrangement of comfortable upholstered pieces encourages gathering for good company in this living room. When it's movie time, built in cabinetry next to the fireplace reveals a pop up TV.


A modern coffee table and chair slipcovered in lime velvet give this formal living room a youthful energy, while yards of neutral-color fabric subtly soften the large windows.


With no architectural features such as a fireplace or built ins as a natural focal point, furniture and artwork create the missing element.
The matching cabinets add height to the boxy room, and the mirrored doors reflect light and space.


Inspired by a family painting showcased over the fireplace, this family room features upholstery in simple neutrals with staying power, while pillows and accessories splash color from the artwork around the room. The casual, relaxed setting fits a young, active family.


While a crisp black and white palette grounds this family room in sophistication, fearless sprinkles of lime green (prompted by painting the back of the built in bookshelves) make the gathering spot fun and inviting. Plump khaki brown armchairs invite comfortable lounging, while traditional details like the fireplace surround and damask print curtains give the room an elegant edge, which creates a space that is designed for both casual and formal gatherings.


Oversize plush chairs resting in a palette of warm wood tones creates this cozy, masculine sitting room that harkens relaxation.


Repeating similar elements at different places throughout a room brings visual unison. In this attractive living room, the prominent weathered wood mirror on the mantel links to a worn coffee table, while woven baskets reflect the sisal floorcovering. Gray built-ins and aubergine-meets-brown chairs add a bit of color to the neutral space.


Arrangement of the sofa and area rug give this seating area its own identity from the kitchen, while a neutral palette across the spaces embraces the open floor plan. Dusty plum pillows and a furry gray pouf give the neutral room a sense of dimension.


Bold red accents add depth and character to the neutral walls and furniture in this living room. A variety of patterns and textures blends effortlessly throughout the space since each piece features the same red hue.


This renovated basement makes excellent use of previously unused living space. Two walls covered with stone add natural texture and hint at the underground location of the room.
Other walls were left white to prevent the space from looking cavelike and cramped.
Neutral furniture also helps keep the space feeling open and inviting.


An open floor plan paves the way for family gatherings in this spacious living area. Creamy whites and natural wood tones unite the living room and adjoining kitchen. 
Minimal accessories ensure the space doesnat look cluttered and cramped.



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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Functional Kitchen Before and After By Candice Olson 2013 Ideas

When a celebrity stylist needed help making over his kitchen, he called Candice Olson. The divine designer transformed his space from 1980s and old to glamorous and now.

Before: Outdated and Cold

This outdated kitchen doesn't exactly say "stylist to the stars."



After: Fashionable and Functional

Enter Candice Olson who created a new kitchen that is both traditional and hip. Divine details include travertine floors, a quartz-topped island, crystal chandeliers and a stunning, silver-foil wallpaper.


2013 Girls' Room Curtains Design Ideas

To chose the best girls' room curtains, a great way to start is by thinking about what you need in the space. For instance, if the child's room gets a lot of natural light, you may want to look for curtains with a light-blocking lining. Also consider the hardware you'll require for the styles of girls' room curtains you're considering. You may want to choose a curtain rod set that can be used for different curtain patterns over the years. If your child is old enough, you could narrow down some available styles and colors before asking her which she likes best.

 If you've established a theme in a girls' room, it's best to continue that in curtains. For instance, in a princess themed space, animal motif curtains are likely to appear mismatched. Another consideration is the amount of detailed pattern already in the room. Picking up the details, whether these are flowers or other motifs, by including them in the curtains can tie in all of the decor and furnishings nicely. Alternatively, if you prefer a look that is colorful without being too "busy," you could select a solid color of curtains that will still coordinate with everything.

 When choosing girls' room curtains where you haven't already established a theme or color scheme, starting with the window covering selection can be inspiring. By looking at different colors and patterns of girls' room curtains, you may find one that will help establish the theme as well as the hues of the whole space. If you find several different curtains that are in stock and in your price range, letting your daughter have the final pick can be a great idea.

If budget is a strong consideration when choosing curtains, many department store and other shop-at-home websites allow you to list products by price. This way, you may be more likely to see something in a lower price range that will make the best girls' room curtains for your home. When choosing lower cost curtains, it's important to consider the quality and maintenance. If the window coverings are going to fade or start falling apart after only a few washings, or they're dry clean only, you aren't likely to actually save money by choosing the cheapest curtains.

Written By: Sheri Cyprus

















Monday, April 29, 2013

Cheap Living Room Decorating Updates 2013 Ideas

Cheap doesn't have to mean ugly, broken or disheveled. Choosing cheap living room furniture can be as easy as waiting for the right time, searching through stores, garage sales and online or making a careful inspection of each piece. Haggling well can also help when purchasing the furniture.

 One way to choose cheap living room furniture is to comparison shop. Look through various furniture websites in addition to sales fliers that come with newspapers. If a store or company seems extremely out of price range, so much so that even getting steep discounts wouldn't help, there are many more that are more affordable. Make a list of options that are more in the appropriate price range so, if a discount is possible, it is an added bonus.

 Surprisingly, garage sales and thrift stores can have quite a selection of beautiful living room furniture. In some cases, the only reason the previous owners gave away or are selling the pieces is because it was too expensive to move to a new location, they wanted something different or they were downsizing. These are places to haggle, especially when buying several pieces from the same location — ask if it's possible for a bulk rate. Make sure not to let anyone put pressure to buy any pieces that don't seem less than perfect for your home.


They've been around forever, but candle sconces are still brilliant for adding ambience without calling an electrician.


An extra large mat is a simple trick for giving a small photo or piece of art big presence.


Add one woven or wicker chair to a room. Spray paint it a great color, and you have both seating and an element of surprise.


Have a card you can't bear to throw away? Put it in a frame or easier yet  perch it on a little easel, and you've got art.


Plants are an underappreciated decorating tool. They bring life and color to a room, they're relatively inexpensive, and they're good for you, too.


A corbel is a clever perch for an accessory. Painted a bright color, it draws attention to whatever you put on it.


In place of a predictable coffee table, use two inexpensive side tables. Outline the edges with strips of nailhead trim for a high end look.


Remove the jackets, then group books by color, standing some upright and stacking others. Shelves will seem more organized and have an artistic, color blocked look.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

2013 Traditional Living Room Decorating Ideas from BHG

If you're trying to choose the best traditional living room furniture, you may think about the colors and patterns that meet your preference and will blend with the rest of your home.
You may want to consider which style you like as well. The best traditional living room furniture will fit into your living room and allow the room to look spacious. You should also give some thought to durability and comfort. Price can be a factor as you compare furniture sets.

 Some people see their living room as the focus of their home. Your traditional living room furniture should be a pattern or color that you enjoy and that will set the theme of the house. You may want to go with solid colored furniture and use decorative pillows and paintings to give the room more texture. You could also choose a patterned fabric for the furniture and use solids to decorate the rest of the room. Many people will mix and match solids and patterns to create the best living room.

You may have a specific style in mind for your traditional living room furniture. Some people prefer a black and white living room, while others enjoy splashes of color such as an art deco living room. Depending upon the rest of the house, you may enjoy a themed living room. This could include a country living room or a contemporary living room.

Get inspired by this ideas . I hope that you will find it useful for you ... Enjoy it !!


Elegant, traditional furnishings complement the ornate architecture of this formal living.


This generous family room is filled with places to gather for good conversation or simply relax. The coveted spot is a perch on the window seat spanning the wall of glass with a great view.


The homeowner took inspiration from her wardrobe favorites to outfit her fashion forward living room in muted spice tones with splashes of turquoise. She balanced solids and patterns like she would her attire and used details such as a colorful tassel trim on the curtains to pull the room together like a stylish scarf puts the finishing touch on an outfit.


The space off the kitchen in this active home truly needed to function as a "family" room—where busy kids could romp or pass through from the outdoors, and Mom and Dad could enjoy fuss free living. The answer was deep, dirt disguising colors and wipeable and washable materials, all with a stylish finish.


A whimsical paper lantern light fixture plays up the Asian influence accents that add character to this traditionally furnished sitting room. Orange and red pieces pop against the playful green walls.


Reversing the traditional role of neutral walls with colored furnishings, this living room boasts a soft green backdrop that shows off upholstery pieces in tailored linen color fabrics. A punch of color and pattern on the ottoman coffee table draws the green into the room.


Artful do it yourself projects take this sitting room from plain Jane to personality packed. Wallpaper scraps become graphic pieces of framed art, fabric dresses up a simple lampshade, and a little paint and upholstery elbow grease updates a flea market find footstool.


This cozy cottage living room came together with easy do it yourself projects. Slipcovers breath new life into outdated chairs (one was simply sewn from a canvas drop cloth). Sunny punches of bright yellow energize the classic blue and white scheme and add modern graphic interest fashioned from white paint on yellow fabric.


An oversize ottoman functions as extra seating, a cozy footrest, and a catch all for a variety of small accessories in this stylish living space.
Golden damask draperies add a splash of contrast to the room's cool color palette.


Discreet storage packed into a couple core furniture pieces, such as the coffee table and sofa table, adds great functionality to this family room gathering hub.
A color palette of dusty sky blue and pumpkin orange is accented by a chocolate brown to create a scheme that's classic, yet family oriented.


A modern coffee table and chair slipcovered in lime velvet give this formal living room a youthful energy, while yards of neutral color fabric subtly soften the large windows.


Bold red accents add depth and character to the neutral walls and furniture in this living room.
A variety of patterns and textures blends effortlessly throughout the space since each piece features the same red hue.


Mixing cheery with serious colors creates a sophisticated, playful vibe. The living room's serious side resides within the cool gray walls, sofa, and area rug and the navy club chairs. All the furniture circulates around a striking yellow ottoman, creating an intimate conversation area. Bold pattern accent pillows bring all of the room's colors together, while chrome accessories add subtle sparkle.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Functional Kitchen Before and After By Candice Olson

When a celebrity stylist needed help making over his kitchen, he called Candice Olson. The divine designer transformed his space from 1980s and old to glamorous and now.

Before: Outdated and Cold

This outdated kitchen doesn't exactly say "stylist to the stars."



After: Fashionable and Functional

Enter Candice Olson who created a new kitchen that is both traditional and hip. Divine details include travertine floors, a quartz-topped island, crystal chandeliers and a stunning, silver-foil wallpaper.


Friday, April 26, 2013

2013 Neutral Living Room Decorating Ideas from BHG

Cherished for its timeless livability, neutral wears well with everything, which is why a neutral living room is so appealing. From linen to taupe, dove gray to charcoal, neutral clad living rooms are warm, welcoming, and classic. Browse our photos of neutral living rooms for inspiring ways to blend style and sophistication in your home. Whether your style is classic, transitional, or modern, a neutral backdrop allows the perfect setup for upbeat colors and playful patterns without overwhelming the space. If you love the look of a bold accent wall or the pop of colorful pillows, our neutral living room ideas will help you discover new, powerful ways to punch up plain hues. In a neutral living room, center conversation on an eye-catching area rug with a chevron, striped, or geometric pattern and painted storage pieces. Anchor your living room with a pair of patterned armchairs to add contrast to a neutral color scheme. Create depth in a neutral living room by pairing white walls with dark furnishings. Install beaded board and millwork to instantly revive a bland ceiling and bare walls.
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A cozy arrangement of comfortable upholstered pieces encourages gathering for good company in this living room. When it's movie time, built in cabinetry next to the fireplace reveals a pop up TV.


A modern coffee table and chair slipcovered in lime velvet give this formal living room a youthful energy, while yards of neutral-color fabric subtly soften the large windows.


With no architectural features such as a fireplace or built ins as a natural focal point, furniture and artwork create the missing element.
The matching cabinets add height to the boxy room, and the mirrored doors reflect light and space.


Inspired by a family painting showcased over the fireplace, this family room features upholstery in simple neutrals with staying power, while pillows and accessories splash color from the artwork around the room. The casual, relaxed setting fits a young, active family.


While a crisp black and white palette grounds this family room in sophistication, fearless sprinkles of lime green (prompted by painting the back of the built in bookshelves) make the gathering spot fun and inviting. Plump khaki brown armchairs invite comfortable lounging, while traditional details like the fireplace surround and damask print curtains give the room an elegant edge, which creates a space that is designed for both casual and formal gatherings.


Oversize plush chairs resting in a palette of warm wood tones creates this cozy, masculine sitting room that harkens relaxation.


Repeating similar elements at different places throughout a room brings visual unison. In this attractive living room, the prominent weathered wood mirror on the mantel links to a worn coffee table, while woven baskets reflect the sisal floorcovering. Gray built-ins and aubergine-meets-brown chairs add a bit of color to the neutral space.


Arrangement of the sofa and area rug give this seating area its own identity from the kitchen, while a neutral palette across the spaces embraces the open floor plan. Dusty plum pillows and a furry gray pouf give the neutral room a sense of dimension.


Bold red accents add depth and character to the neutral walls and furniture in this living room. A variety of patterns and textures blends effortlessly throughout the space since each piece features the same red hue.


This renovated basement makes excellent use of previously unused living space. Two walls covered with stone add natural texture and hint at the underground location of the room.
Other walls were left white to prevent the space from looking cavelike and cramped.
Neutral furniture also helps keep the space feeling open and inviting.


An open floor plan paves the way for family gatherings in this spacious living area. Creamy whites and natural wood tones unite the living room and adjoining kitchen. 
Minimal accessories ensure the space doesnat look cluttered and cramped.