Five Essential Items For An At-Home Spa

Want to create a spa-like atmosphere in your home? There are a few elements that are essential to the process, including a simple, uncluttered décor, restful colors and a few green plants. There are also some essential items that will put the finishing touches on your at-home spa.

1. Thick, thirsty towels. One of the most wonderful . . . → Read More: Five Essential Items For An At-Home Spa

Create An Eclectic Bath

Looking for an original decorating style for your bathroom? Try a bit of everything. An eclectic look pulls together elements from different decor types. It can be quirky and funky, it can be feminine and romantic, or it can be sleek yet warm.

Putting an eclectic bathroom together doesn’t have to be difficult. A cohesive look just . . . → Read More: Create An Eclectic Bath

Elements Of A Tuscan-Style Bathroom

Need a quick vacation? Transform your bathroom into a serene Tuscan retreat and you can get away from it all any time. Here are some tips for getting that old-world feel in your 21st-century home.

Colors should be muted and natural. Sunny yellows, earthy browns and warm neutrals will give you the feel of the Tuscan countryside. . . . → Read More: Elements Of A Tuscan-Style Bathroom

Home Decor Gifts For Grads

Whether they’re a high school senior off to college or a college grad setting up house in a new city, there are some great gifts you can give the graduate that will serve them well in their new digs.

Home Improvement Store Gift CardA gift card to the local home improvement store will come in handy when . . . → Read More: Home Decor Gifts For Grads

Down And Dirty Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Looking for some quick fixes for a blah bathroom? Here are a few simple, quick and relatively inexpensive ways to freshen up your bathroom. Try one or use them all:

PaintA fresh coat of paint makes a huge impact without too much effort or fuss, especially because bathrooms tend to be smaller. You can change the entire . . . → Read More: Down And Dirty Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Try Some Bright Color

Bright color doesn’t have to be scary; if you’re not ready to commit to a whole room of a bold hue, there are some more subtle ways you can sneak it into your home to give your decor a lift.

Try lining the back of a bookshelf with decorative paper in a bright hue. You can try . . . → Read More: Try Some Bright Color

Choosing a Valance for Your Decor Style

Valances are versatile window treatments that can add extra flair to any type of decor, but each style works best with different types of valances. Here’s a guide to choosing the right window valance for your room.

Formal or TraditionalValances in these settings can be in almost any configuration. Whether it’s box valances, pleated valances or swags, . . . → Read More: Choosing a Valance for Your Decor Style

Why Use A Valance?

If you’ve got curtains, shades or blinds, why use a valance curtain? A valance can enhance the look of your windows, window treatments and the entire room. Here are a few reasons to use a valance:

To Frame a ViewA wide bank of windows can offer wonderful views of the outdoors, and the right window treatments will . . . → Read More: Why Use A Valance?

Towel Warmers: A Primer

If you live in a colder climate or if you just get cold when you get out of the shower or bath, you may have considered installing a towel warmer in your bathroom. But choosing which warmer you’ll get can be confusing because there are many models to choose from. Here are the basics about towel . . . → Read More: Towel Warmers: A Primer

New Uses For a Shower Curtain Rod

Bring the shower curtain rod out of the bathroom. Today’s stylish rods shouldn’t have to stay hidden anymore. You can use them in many creative ways to add a bit of style to almost any room in the house.

In the BedroomA tension rod can be used with curtain panels to create a “door” where none exists, . . . → Read More: New Uses For a Shower Curtain Rod