Amanda Medlin

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How To Start A Blog • The Budget Decorator

After getting so many emails and messages from our readers asking us how to start a blog, we finally decided we should devote a whole page to it. …

Web Design

Make Over Your Home With These 23 DIY Rugs

When making over a room in your home, all it takes is the right accessory to pull everything together. If you are looking to switch things up this spring, you’ll need a statement rug to highlight your new and improved (and clean!) space. This rug will be like art you can walk on, dig your toes in …

How to Choose a Living Room Layout According to Your Personal Needs [Infographic]

Do you find it difficult to choose a living room layout? This infographic put together by The FurnishedUp Blog makes it easy for anyone to decide on …

3 Gorgeous Color Palettes for Your Bedroom You Haven’t Thought of Yet

If your bedroom is feeling more “meh” than <i>yas</i>, then maybe it’s time for a color-palette refresh. After all, that sacred place where you sleep in on the weekends, binge on Netflix or escape for some creative me-time should encourage sweet dreams — not be a snooze-fest. Grays and neutrals are always …

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>Choosing a paint color can be daunting, to say the least. Just a quick glance at a wall of swatches and chips is enough to make anyone dizzy. And one ill-advised choice can leave you questioning your taste forever ("Why did I ever like …

Discovering Tiffany Blue Paint in 20 Beautiful Ways

Everyone knows what a classic shade of Tiffany blue looks like. It evokes a sense of girlish charm and luxury. But it’s also quite versatile when …

Golden Child: How to Gold Leaf Pretty Much Anything (Including a $20 Side Table)

I’ve had this side table for ages and it’s undergone a couple of transformations over the years. It went from a glossy, semi-gross piece of furniture …

Colour schemes – when it comes to decorating apparently we’re too scared to go all out | Ideal Home

What colour are the walls in your home? In you’re more of a fan of muted neutrals than bright, bold shades then you are not alone… According to …

How to make your place cat-friendly but also chic

By Jura Koncius<p>, Reporter<p>Nina Dunham wanted her redecorated one-bedroom co-op to be totally cat-friendly. That was a challenge, especially considering that her designer, Rachel Dougan, was installing high-end furnishings from Fortuny and Fornasetti. But fortunately, Elli, 19, and Diablo, 14, …

Home Decorating

Think Like an Interior Designer in 7 Steps

Hiring a professional to decorate the inside of your home can be pricey, and might be out of the question for homeowners who are already on a tight budget.<p>You don't have to be a licensed interior designer to think like one, though. There are ways to be your own best design ally -- it just takes a …

Living Room Makeover (Presto Change-o)

A sweet friend-I’ve-not-met-yet named Mary sent me an email this morning. She said they sort of “spontaneously bought a house this week”. They had …

Living Rooms

Considering Transparency and Opacity in Decor

(Image credit: Submitted by Annie)<p>We often talk about color and pattern in design, but one thing we don't always talk about is the value of …

Graphics

Is There Anything I Can Do to Make This Small Room Look or Feel Bigger?

Small rooms can feel stifling. But you don't have to knock a wall down to make a room feel and look larger than it actually is. There are design …

Small Spaces

Local design experts disclose top tips to transform your space

Your home should be your sanctuary, and great care should be taken when it comes to designing and maintaining your space. It should be calming and …

15 Designer Approved Easy Ways to Make Your Home Decor Look Original

One of the best things you can do to decorate your home is to make it look original and personal, make it really about you. The best compliment you …

Home Decorating

Jameson: The easiest way to choose colors for your home

I'm about to make your life a lot easier.For years I have followed and shared this design principle: When choosing a color palette for your home, …

Swatch

8 Subtle Ways To Transform Your Family Room

Here's how to create a gathering space you'll embrace now and for years to come.<p>Less precious than a living room and more polished than a den, the family room is a go-to for lazy days and celebratory nights. For a room that stylishly endures as your tastes—and family dynamics—evolve, follow these …

Six Times One Single Great Decorating Idea Took Up An Entire Wall

(Image credit: Florence de Dampierre)<p>Big blank walls are intimidating at times, taunting you with their vastness. You’ve got carte blanche, but that …

Restaurants

10 small paint projects to transform your home

Painting walls can be a quick, easy way to revamp your home without investing tons of money or time, but moving furniture can be a hassle.<p>Instead of …

53 Gorgeous Ways To Dress Your Blank And Boring Walls

Are your walls looking just a bit blah? Wall decor is the easiest feature of your home to change around and update, so why not do it more often to keep your style fresh and fabulous? Check out these amazing wall candy ideas from Hometalk bloggers, to make your space look great in an instant.<p><b>1. Hang</b> …

Decorations

Bathroom Decor - Black and Gold

We recently moved for my husband's job and I am ALMOST done unpacking. Having two toddlers needing my attention all day, then being sick some of the …

15 Home Decor DIY Projects to Make This Spring Break

An epic spring break vacay sounds great and all, but sometimes you can’t beat the rest and relaxation that comes with a staycation. Just think: You’ll have time to check off those remaining to-dos, get started on that oh-so-necessary spring cleaning *and* whip up a few spring decor DIYs to brighten …

3 Gorgeous Kitchen Decor Ideas for Spring

With spring cleaning season fully underway, a winter of holiday cooking and baking marathons may have you re-evaluating your kitchen gadgets. Maybe you’ve just spring cleaned every single cabinet and suddenly you’ve realized you need a few more culinary basics. Or maybe you just want to give your …

3 Spring Color Palettes to Really Make Your Living Room POP

Picking a fresh spring color palette for your living room can be tricky, especially if you’ve fallen in love with a specific color or trend (we’re looking at you, copper) over the winter and don’t know how to mix things up with your existing decor. To really take your living room to the next level …

DIY Home Decor Projects - 267 Easy and Crafty Ideas

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

Home

15 Easy Upgrades to Level Up Your Home Decor

Decorating your home is a continuous process that never ends, but sometimes you can get into a rut where it seems that you can’t add anything new. …

Home

Make This: DIY Outdoor Coffee Table

As we start spending more evenings on the porch, it's time to make it a more comfortable place to entertain. Here's a great outdoor coffee table to …

Coffee Table

12 Decor Updates That Will Make Your Life Feel Like a Beach Vacation—Even If You’re Stuck at Home

Beaches

The Perfect Shabby Chic Bedroom | Home Decor Inspiration ♥

I've made no secret of my love for all things shabby chic, honestly, it is the one home decor style which I am absolutely in love with and if I could …

Home Decorating