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Five Easy Upgrades to Add Interest to Your Laundry Room

White laundry rooms are both traditional and practical, but they can feel plain. Despite being easy to clean and bleach, more and more people are moving away from a all-white color schemes. Adding interest through multiple small renovations can lift your laundry room from a sterile, no-nonsense space to a homey place that fits the […]

Eclectic Style: Making Your Home Reflect You

Eclectic style is often misunderstood and underrepresented. To some, there’s a method to the madness; to others, it’s just madness. It can be difficult to pin down as a style, partially because there is no singular furniture type to its name. It takes from modern and traditional, farmhouse and avant-garde, minimalism and maximalism all at […]

Best Kitchen Nightlights: Keeping Your Kitchen Open After Dark

I’ve talked a lot in the past about strategies for layering and improving your kitchen lighting. Good all-over lighting is the foundation of good design, and (literally) puts your home in its best light. But what about when you need to use your kitchen after-hours? Late at night or early in the morning, the last […]

Bathroom Lighting That Wows: Replacing Over-Vanity Lights With Sconces

When you think of bathroom lighting, you probably imagine one thing: a bar of lights above the vanity. But while there’s nothing wrong with these familiar glass-shaded lights (and some newer ones can even be quite attractive), it’s a crime to think they’re the only option. Any light can be a bathroom light if you’re […]

Ditch The Chandelier: Better Dining Room Lighting For An Open Floorplan

Chandeliers are the most traditional choice for lighting a dining room. But these days, dining rooms are a far cry from traditional. At-home dining in general has a more casual feel than it did in the past. Now, cooking, eating, and socializing all happen in the same space. Add to that the fact that many […]

Task Lighting to Take Your Kitchen from Plain to Professional

I don’t have to tell you how important it is to be able to see in your kitchen. Even if your kitchen is only windows on the top of a hill with perfect sun viewing throughout the day, you need at least one light to be able to have an early breakfast or a late […]

Get The Look: Six Ways To Rock A Round Dining Table

Open floorplan kitchens had such a huge impact on the design world that for a good long while there, traditional family-style kitchen tables didn’t just fall out of popularity, they disappeared from a lot of homes. After all, with island seating for quick casual meals and a full dining table to entertain, small four-to-six seat […]

Don’t Let The Dark Get You Down: Upgrading Your Lighting for Winter

With daylight’s savings plunging us into darkness once again, you may be wondering how to beat the winter blues that comes with it. One of the simplest ways to do it is to combat shorter, darker days and the lack of sunlight by upgrading your lighting fixtures. What kind of lighting should you look for? […]

Four Types of Lighting for Your Personal Reading Nook

A reading nook is a budget-friendly project that transforms an unused corner of the house into a visually pleasing and rightly functional piece to catch up on your book club reads in peace and quiet. All you need is a cozy surface to sit on and plenty of light to guide your eyes. Depending on […]

Layered Bathroom Lighting to Brighten Up Your Day

A well-lit room is a well-loved room. Layered lighting can turn any dark and dreary room into one with a bright and welcoming atmosphere, and no room needs that more than the one where you get ready every day: the bathroom. Adequate lighting is important for all the little tasks you do in the bathroom […]