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Why people are decorating early for the holidays

Perhaps because we’re spending more time at home, we’ll take any excuse to brighten things up in this crazy year.

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Getting ready for the holidays is happening earlier this year, perhaps because we’re spending more time at home and we’ll take any excuse to brighten things up in this crazy year.

“Surprisingly, everyone is pretty excited,” said Isaac Beverstock, the lead designer with Christmas Decor by Second Nature Landscapes. 

They tell 13News their business is already getting a lot of calls.

“People are home this year,” said Beverstock. “People got a lot closer to their families this year. People are having a lot of family over this year, hopefully in a safe manner, and they just want to make the most out of this year because it’s kind of been a depressing year for a lot of people.”

So people are already preparing to put up their

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6 Common Decorating Mistakes And How To Avoid Them, According to Top Interior Designers

From Veranda

Many of us have been spending our spring and summer revamping our gardens, finally building out our dream home offices, and tackling other renovation projects we may have put off if we hadn’t been spending every moment inside these past months. Warren Shoulberg, a retail journalist and columnist for Business Of Home, says he is expecting the home furnishings industry to see a boost in the coming months as companies like Lowe’s and Home Depot did earlier this year.

Shoulberg explained during his panel at BOH‘s Future of Home virtual conference that when the housing market does well, ultimately the home furnishings business follows, and while home improvement stores feel this first, furnishings and decor companies are sure to follow suit in the next six to nine months. And if you spent even a few minutes at your local Home Depot this spring, you know there’s

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How to Reduce or Eliminate Your Mistakes in Interior Design and Decorating

We all reside in houses of one kind or another. When furnished, whether well done or not, they constitute the environment in which we spend the great part of our lives. These environments influence us continually and profoundly.

To the degree that your home is beautiful and comfortable affects us favorably and provides a wonderful haven for recuperation of mind and body. It also facilitates a richer and more satisfying life. To the degree that it is uncomfortable and lacking in beauty, it provides the exact opposite. This can develop into a potentially devastating degree.

As you can see, a properly furnished home is a very significant matter. It affects your life, as well as your attitude and ambitions. Your home should be an environment that is as supportive of your life as possible. Therefore, knowledge of how to furnish a house properly is very meaningful.

Beauty and comfort in … Read More

Interior Decorating Ideas For a Small Living Room

Are you looking for interior decorating ideas to use in a small living room? Small living rooms can look just as attractive as large living rooms. Small living rooms can be unique as well as have a certain character that is sometimes missing in a larger room.

How do you decorate a small living room? I would suggest that you buy a large mirror which becomes the focal point in the room. Mirrors reflect light and add interest to the room.

The next way to decorate a small living room is to change the furniture arrangement. You can move the furniture away from the wall, which is actually recommended for small rooms, or at least slant a couple of pieces of the furniture just to add personality to the room.

Take a look at the accessories that you have in your small living room. If you have too many home … Read More

Interior Decorating – How to Do Eclectic Design Well

God save me from the “eclectic” client.

Ok, I’m kidding… sort of.

Being “eclectic” means to have an enjoyment of a variety of styles, colors, and types of objects… which is great! It does NOT mean that you can cram any and everything that crosses your path into a room and declare it “eclectic.” That, my friend, is what we call a hodge-podge… or possibly just a mess.

An eclectic room, done well, will be a reflection of your varied tastes and travels, but still have a harmonious overall feel. The eye should be able to travel around the space comfortably, enjoying the uniqueness of the displays without having them overwhelm the focal point(s).

So how do you achieve “good eclectic?” Start by determining how you want a room to feel: aged, collected over time, elegant, clean, fresh, exciting, bold, warm, relaxing, etc. Next you want to group together all … Read More

Decorating Small Spaces For a Youthful Modern Look

Are you looking for interior decorating ideas to give your small home or apartment a youthful, modern look? This collection of interior decorating tips for small spaces will give you ideas on how to make the rooms come alive.

The youthful, modern look is characterized by clean lines, classic furniture and the effective use of white with daylight coming through minimally clad windows.

Clean Lines, Classic Furniture

Selecting furniture with sleek lines makes an area look less crowded and more spacious. For instance, when choosing chairs for a dining room table, consider selecting retro-style aluminum chairs which imitate the brushed-steel finish of kitchen appliances. They not only complement the kitchen appliances but are easily moved into other areas of the home when needed.

Furniture in small rooms can be fairly good size but you want to limit the number of pieces. Built-in storage is crucial to a neat, well-organized room.… Read More

Wall Decor: Importance of Decorating Walls Along With Furnishing the Room for Function and Design

When you move furnishings into an empty room and place them where they look and function well, if you fail to furnish the walls you will find your room does not look complete or finish. Wall decor or hanging decorative art is important in making a room look and feel complete.

Furnishing your walls, with wall decor and wall art, is as important as furnishing your room with the basics and essentials that allows and creates the rooms function and design.

When your walls are not addressed with interest, focal point or good placement of wall decor, you will find that your room looks plain and boring. In order to make a room comfortable and pleasing, or for that matter an outdoor living space, wall decor and wall art is essential.

Wall furnishings or wall decor comes in many forms, including wall sculptures, paintings, drawings, metal wall art, wrought iron … Read More