All posts filed under: Solutions

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Complete Winter Lighting Guide

It’s a mistake interior designers see all too often: A nicely appointed room bathed in soft, warm incandescent light. Attractive? Yes. Stimulating? No. Depressing? Quite Possibly. The notion of drab light dampening spirits is nothing new. In worst cases, lack of light can cause seasonal-affective disorder, or SAD, explains psychologist Melodie Schaefer, executive director of […]

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Before and After: Home Office

Before and After: Back in business with the home office. Once used for a little ironing, light fitness workouts, and occasional paperwork, this spare bedroom has been transformed into an inviting home office space. From cluttered catch-all to warm and workable. That’s the transformation we accomplished in converting a spare bedroom into a home office. First, we […]

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Choosing Storage for Electronics and Media

Today’s must-have electronics aren’t always visually compatible with today’s home decors. Finding storage options isn’t always easy. Fortunately, says Dennis Crouthers, senior buyer for Oak Express, there are many clever, stylish ways to conceal, display and maximize accessibility to electronic equipment and media. 1. Inventory your technology- Make a room-by-room list of your equipment and […]

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5 Ways to Update a Room on a Budget

Had it with that sofa you inherited? Tired of losing your appetite in that gloomy dining room? Feel hemmed in by an army of knickknacks every time you sit down in the living room? Well, everybody needs a change now and then, and a budget-friendly makeover can give you more of the atmosphere and surroundings you want and deserve. Here […]

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Top Tips for Spring Cleaning

Whether you do it at the beginning of spring or, like most of us, somewhat later, the annual ritual of spring cleaning is all about the heavy lifting that gets rid of dirt and debris, especially in places unseen. Tackling them signals a breath of fresh air in any season. Before the soap/water/vacuum detail of cleaning, confront your stuff and discard or reorganize. De-clutter […]

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5 Tips for Decorating with Accent Pillows

An easy and affordable way to add creative drama to a room is by carefully selecting accent pillows. By including pillows with distinct patterns, textures or colors, you can give character to any space. 5 Tips for Decorating with Accent Pillows: 1. Bring the outdoors in with pillows that showcase botanical patterns. 2. Pillows are the perfect […]

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How to Increase Your Home’s Value with Home Improvements

Adding value to your home doesn’t always mean spending a fortune on costly home improvement projects,” says Terry Churches, real estate broker from Grand Rapids, Mich. “There are also many smaller improvements you can make to your home in a series of targeted weekend projects.” These weekend projects, says Churches, not only help to spruce […]

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Sleep Experts: How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

In this week’s ask the experts, we’ve teamed up with Denver Mattress sleep experts to answer the most common sleep related questions. These simple but powerful tips will help shave time off tossing and turning, and make more time for some serious shut eye. QUESTION: How can I get a good night’s sleep? ANSWER: Unless you’re suffering from […]

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How to DIY an Indoor Garden

A great way to celebrate spring while bringing a little fun and relaxation into your home at the same time is through creating an indoor garden.  Instructions: 1. Begin by scouting out the best location in your home for an indoor garden. Southern-facing areas are ideal, but any area with good sunlight will work. 2. […]

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Designing Simple Sophistication at Home

Sara Shalls, principle designer at the award-winning interior design firm Jennifer Adams Design Group, and recently seen on HGTV’s DIY Dominator, shares her take on creating elegant environments tailored to make you feel right at home.   A TAILOR-MADE CHILDHOOD While many of us share stories from the setting of a single-address childhood home, Shalls’ […]

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Laundry Organization in 4 Easy Steps

Doing laundry is a chore by most anyone’s standards. So, in attempt to mitigate our loathe for laundry, we looked for a few simple ways to begin organizing laundry room spaces and implementing a few systems the whole family can follow.   Laundry Organization: Simple Solutions. Easy-to-implement ideas for hanging laundry disorder out to dry in your […]

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Easy and Elegant Entertaining – Part III Party Details

The final installation in our Easy and Elegant Entertaining series is all about the party details. We created a woodland-inspired themed dinner party and are sharing all of the details with you. One thing Furniture Row’s Regional Visual Merchandising Manager, Greg Utsinger, stresses is to not worry about things being perfect. “Don’t make things so […]

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Easy and Elegant Entertaining – Part I Simple Stylish Gathering

Easy & Elegant Entertaining from Furniture Row: The wonder of the season’s first snowfall. The warm glow of a fire. A house full of laughter. And a mug full of cheer. May you thoroughly enjoy all the sights and sounds of this new season!   When it comes to hosting an elegant party, Greg Utsinger, Regional Visual Merchandising […]