Hide the TV or just frame it?

Televisions are the design world’s version of a Rorschach test. To take it, just ask yourself this question: Does a television hung above a fireplace mantel make you want to settle in with a bowl of popcorn… or scream? If you fall in with the primal screamers,...

Make smart tech choices for your new smart home

The smart evolution has begun in our homes. More and more connected items are available to let you control your property from a single device, no matter where you are. Everything from lighting to heating and even making a cup of coffee can be at your fingertips. Smart...

8 ways to cut remodeling costs

Planning a major renovation sometimes leads to sticker shock: The average kitchen remodel costs nearly $57,000, while a bathroom renovation runs nearly $17,000 on average. Don’t let those numbers put a damper on your design dreams. It’s possible to cut costs on a...
Design Recipes: Design by Numbers

Design Recipes: Design by Numbers

Look in nearly any magazine or peruse the aisles of home decor stores and you are likely to notice an underlying theme: numbers. Pairings and groupings are key design and styling techniques dominating the visual merchandising presentation of home decor. These same...
Style at Home: Console Tables Are the Perfect Fit

Style at Home: Console Tables Are the Perfect Fit

In the world of interior design, console tables are on fire right now, finding their way into our homes’ spaces in new and surprising ways. It seems like every day someone comes in looking for one of these decorating gotta-have pieces, and as soon as we get a shipment...
3 Ways to Decorate a Traditional Outdoor Kitchen

3 Ways to Decorate a Traditional Outdoor Kitchen

Traditional style is a mainstay for a reason—it’s elegant, timeless and consistent, and it’s also simple to recreate. While most tend to think of interior spaces when traditional style is mentioned, it’s outdoor spaces that thrive just as much with classical...
Natural Selection: Live-Edge Wood in Home Design

Natural Selection: Live-Edge Wood in Home Design

(BPT) – Live-edge hardwood, in which the sides of the slab are left unmilled to retain the natural profile of the tree trunk, is an increasingly popular decorative trend in today’s residential interiors. The technique is not only used for pieces of standalone...
Bring the man cave into the light with these ideas

Bring the man cave into the light with these ideas

While the dark, dingy man cave with the mismatched recliners has gone the way of videotapes and TV antennas, new homes come with options that the man-of-the-house will love. Here’s a look at new ways to find rooms for guys to hang out. Recreation room Many new homes...
I never pay full price for furniture. Here’s where I shop

I never pay full price for furniture. Here’s where I shop

When it comes to furniture shopping, there’s nothing I love more than scoring a deal on a vintage treasure or rare find, but it’s the thrill of the hunt I covet most. That feeling you get when you find something special at a bargain price (especially after you’ve...
The 7 keys to making your foyer five star-worthy

The 7 keys to making your foyer five star-worthy

Your foyer is the first and last thing you see when walking through your front door, so it should leave you feeling nothing short of inspired, organized and on top of your game. After all, there’s nothing worse than coming home after a long day to an uninspiring space...
Ask Angie’s List: How can you refresh your furniture?

Ask Angie’s List: How can you refresh your furniture?

Whether your furniture is outdated or you like changing your decor regularly, refreshing your current furniture or a garage sale find is a great way to get an updated look. Painting furniture One of the easiest ways to update a piece is to paint it. Painted furniture...
Owning vs. Renting: What’s Better for Your Wallet?

Owning vs. Renting: What’s Better for Your Wallet?

Part of being smart with your money means managing how much you buy. And while that might be as simple as not buying goods you don’t need, it might also mean considering alternatives to buying – like renting or leasing – to save money. Opting to rent something has its...
The top hotel decor trends and how to bring them back home

The top hotel decor trends and how to bring them back home

Thanks to social media, we’re now able to travel the world with a few scrolls through an Instagram feed – vicariously, of course. And when it comes to styling, luxury resorts and eclectic boutique accommodations have become more than just a place to stay but more of...
Easy tips for becoming a low-key minimalist

Easy tips for becoming a low-key minimalist

A self-imposed fashion challenge led Courtney Carver to become something of a minimalist guru. In 2010, the simplicity blogger behind Be More With Less downsized her overflowing wardrobe to a mere 33 pieces. “I saved money, experienced less decision fatigue and...

Out with the old: Tips for spring cleaning

BOULDER COUNTY – In Boulder County, and in cultures around the world, spring cleaning is a welcome tradition. But spring cleaning isn’t only about dusting. It’s also about having an “out with the old” attitude that drives you to get rid of all the unneeded stuff that...

Bold beach stripes for your home

When the warm weather returns, folks tend to think of one place: the beach. That didn’t slip the minds of designers, who drew endless inspiration from the beach and all that goes with it – from shady umbrellas to coastal awnings in big, bold stripes that scream, “Fun...

Entryway decorating ideas that make a stunning first impression

If you only need one reason to invest in decorating your entryway, let it be this: Everybody needs a good spot to make an entrance. But even for those among us who prefer to come and go with less of a to-do, an entryway space serves a functional purpose. It’s...

Home Projects: How I built a $500 farmhouse table for under $90

My wife and I had the same dinner table since we first got married: a tiny, light-weight Ikea number that included four chairs for under $150. Just married and living in a townhouse with a dog, it was all we needed. And it was the right price: under $200 for the table...

5 tech gadgets to make your home smarter

Tech gadgets are becoming more and more popular as homeowners look for ways to modernize. Millennial home buyers, in particular, find smart home features appealing. Here are a few tech gadgets that you can easily add to your home. WiFi enabled thermostats Programmable...