• Living Room Decoration

    How to Decorate a Living Room

    Photo: istockphoto.com In many households, the living room is the heart of the home—a space where family gathers to spend time together and relax. While interior spaces like bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens have clear and defined purposes, the definition of a living room is a little more malleable. Some people use their living rooms to kick back and watch TV, while other homes feature formal living rooms that are reserved for entertaining. No matter what type of living space you’re hoping to create, these nine steps will ensure the space is welcoming and well-appointed. STEP 1: Take measurements and make a sketch of the room. The first step in any…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    How to Decorate a Bedroom

    Photo: istockphoto.com Thoughtfully designing a bedroom is one of the most important tasks when decorating a home. Since we spend a third of our lives in our bedrooms, it’s essential that they act as a peaceful refuge for relaxation. Experts on sleep hygiene emphasize the importance of ensuring that the bedroom is a space designed to foster a good night’s sleep. After following these six steps, your bedroom will not only be comfortable, inviting, and stylish but will also encourage healthy sleep habits. BEFORE YOU BEGIN First, consider the size of the room and the fixed elements it contains, like doorways, windows, and closets. Then, assess any furniture you already…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    Bigger, Better Kitchen Pantries Are A Covid-Inspired Wellness Design Trend

    Pantries are getting bigger and holding more kitchen items. Mary Prince Photography ©Houzz One of the trends that emerged at the start of the pandemic was people doing more bulk shopping to reduce trips to the store. That led to a rush on chest freezers to store frozen food and to a desire for larger, more functional pantries in the frenzy of remodels that followed lockdowns. The latest trends study from the National Kitchen & Bath Association bears this out. In its top five list of emerging kitchen ideas for the next three years is a “working pantry,” cited by 60% of the designers and industry professionals who responded to…

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  • Home Design

    What Will Be Popular This Year

    I’m the founder of DBF Interiors — I’ve tracked the home-decor trends I think will be big in 2022. With many still spending more time at home, we should be making use of outdoor space and offices. People are also starting to add more fun colors and statement pieces to their homes.  Loading Something is loading. As the founder of and interior stylist at DBF Interiors, I’m always looking for the next big home-decor trends. Many of us are still based at home, which turns our living spaces into multifunctional headquarters. I have a hunch that 2022 design trends will include functionality, accessibility, and comfortability — with a dash of style…

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  • Garden Design

    How to Design a Garden That Boosts Well-Being

    The last couple of years have shown many of us just how important our gardens can be for our health and well-being. As a gardener, you have the opportunity to create a space that plays a role in helping you maintain balance in life, feel good, and bust stress. Globally, more people than ever before are suffering from poor mental health. Facing crises on many fronts means that things can often feel overwhelming. In our busy (and at times frustrating, upsetting, and terrifying) situation, we can all find hope, peace, and purpose in our gardens, and in a closer connection to the natural world. What Is Mental Health? The CDC…

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  • bathroom design

    Jack and Jill bathrooms: 10 shared bathroom layout ideas

    Jack and Jill bathrooms come pretty high on a must-have list for family homes. So much so, that once you’ve had one, the prospect of moving elsewhere without a similar space just isn’t worth thinking about. These bathroom ideas for Jack and Jill bathrooms help create a shared bathroom in your home where two siblings can shave time off the morning routine, or to save on limited space within an attic or loft conversion. With a Jack and Jill bathroom, the best designs are loaded with plenty of bathroom storage ideas, easy to clean, and perfect for sharing. As well as opting for functional elements, you can splash out on…

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  • Home Improvement

    At 4.6% CAGR, Global Home Improvement Market Size is Projected to USD 1093.40 Billion by 2028 Says Brandessence Market Research

    LONDON, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to Brandessence Market Research, the Home Improvement Market size reached USD 798.10 Billion in 2021. The Home Improvement market is likely to grow at robust CAGR of 4.6%, and reach size of USD 1093.40 Billion by 2028 end. Rapid Urbanization Accompanied by Increasing Disposable Income in Developing Economies is one of the Major Factors Driving the Growth of the Global Home Improvement Industry. Rapid urbanization accompanied by increasing disposable income in developing economies is propelling the growth of the global home improvement market. An increase in socialization including house parties and family gatherings are also supports the demand for home improvement services. The…

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