8 Decor Ideas for Your Bathroom

If you are in a design rut, we have eight decorating ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. Let’s take a look at eight decor ideas for your home’s bathroom. 


Eight Decor Ideas for Your Bathroom

  1. Pictures.

One of the most commonly-used decor pieces is pictures. Whether it is from your personal collection or bought from a store, pictures can add style and set the tone in any room.

  1. Plants.

Plants can make everything better. They are extremely beautiful and have the ability to put a smile on your face after a long day. If you have the budget for fresh flowers, they can be a stylish detail to add to your countertops. Succulents can be placed on your bathroom’s windowsill or above your toilet. You even have the option of purchasing a hanging plant for the corners of your bathroom. The options are truly endless! Try and get creative by using different types of plants.

  1. Containers + Jars.

Hold all of your essential bathroom items inside of small containers and jars. They are beautiful decor pieces as well as being extremely functional. You can add them to your countertops to store smaller items like q-tips, cotton swabs, and toothpicks. 

  1. Baskets.

What better way to decorate than with a piece of storage? The trick of using baskets as decor pieces has been a design trick for decades. All you need to do is find the perfect collection of baskets and work them into your bathroom’s design. The baskets will give you extra storage and a classic finish to the room. 

  1. Tray.

Trays are a perfect organizational solution for bathroom counters. You can place a decorative tray on top of your countertop and add a decorative arrangement inside of it. Things like candles, lotion, and hand soap are simple ideas that you can add to your decorative tray. 

  1. Candles.

Not only do candles smell amazing, but they are also a beautiful decor piece. The best part is that they come in an array of sizes, shapes, and smells to meet your personal preferences. If you are looking to create a calming oasis, we recommend placing tea lights around your bathtub to create a relaxing bath. 

  1. Artwork

If you are a lover of art, the bathroom can be an incredible place to showcase it. Everyone goes to the bathroom and odds are that your guests will use yours at one point throughout the evening. Your bathroom’s artwork can spark an interest and even create a conversation after they return. 

  1. Mirrors

Mirrors are one of the most incredible decor pieces for any room. They can help open up an entire space by reflecting natural light which ultimately makes the room look bigger. Amongst being beautiful, they are one of the interior designer’s best-kept secrets. If you have the opportunity to add a mirror to your decor, go for it! You can even purchase several small mirrors and make an interesting design out of them on the wall. 


How do you decorate your bathroom? We would love to hear your thoughts and comments in the section below! 


It’s Time to Think BIG in Home Decor

Do you want to make a statement with your home’s decor? Then you’ll love this year design trend which includes decking your house in oversized pieces. Yes, thinking “big” when it comes to design can even make a small living space seem larger than life. How can you take advantage of this trend? Here are some simple ways to use big pieces in your home without overwhelming the space.

Go Big with Prints and Patterns
Using bold and unique prints and patterns are always encouraged when decorating your home. Such visuals take on a whole new life when they are super-sized. Whether it’s big pillows lining your sofa, or a large mural painted on the accent wall in your living room, you’re guaranteed to make a statement. When patterns contain significant proportions, the results are eye-catching.


Supersized Artwork
Gallery display artwork pieces are classic, but such an arrangement can be bland. Instead, invest in a single piece of oversized art. Supersized artwork allows the eye to focus on one focal point in the work instead of multiple images in a montage. When selecting oversized artwork to dress your walls be sure to choose something that you love.


Large Scaled Mirrors
You may know that mirrors are great for visually expanding spaces. But an added benefit is that triple sizing your mirrors will make a loud statement. A huge mirror with a thick, solid frame will to further expand sightlines. Opt for a round mirror as opposed to a rectangular shaped mirror for a modern or contemporary style room.


Oversized Light Fixtures
You don’t necessarily need glitzy crystals to create drama with a lighting scheme. Oversized pendant style fixtures are becoming increasingly popular. Whether it’s over the dining room table, the kitchen island or suspended over the end tables, large-scale pendants will capture the eye.


Big Style Furniture
In small homes or condos compact, multi-functional furniture is always encouraged by design experts. But this isn’t a rule. By choosing a few but an oversized chair or a single large sofa that provides adequate seating you can make your space feel big while getting the most out of selected pieces.

Ideas for Your Spare Room

You are blessed with an extra room in your house. What do you want to do with it? Maybe you will make it a guest bedroom or even a home gym? If you are unsure, we are here to help! Here are our ideas for that spare room of yours.

Ideas for Your Spare Room:

  • Guest Bedroom 
  • Office/Study/Library/Meeting Room
  • Media Room/Movie Room
  • Game Suite
  • Home Gym
  • Kid’s Hangout/Play Area
  • Crafting Center
  • Art Studio
  • Multipurpose Room

Tips for Making The Best of The Space:

Combine Ideas.
If you have the room to combine ideas, go for it! You may be pleasantly surprised by how accommodating a dual-purpose spare could be. Just take a look at the two room types that interest you most and go from there!

Dual-Purpose Furniture.
While combining ideas is a great idea, you may also want to use furniture pieces that can do double duty. Dual-purpose furniture can save space in your room that would be taken up by two pieces of furniture. For example, a sofa-bed is an excellent solution for a guest bedroom/media room.

Consider The Lighting.
In some rooms, you may want a lot of light (office), and in others, you may prefer very little light (media room). If you are combining two rooms that fluctuate in lighting, be sure to install a dimmer inside of your room. This will let you set the mood at a moment’s notice.

Personalize It.
With extra space, it is a chance to add your creativity and design to a new height Try and brainstorm unique ideas for your area that will let your creative juices get flowing.

No matter what spare room idea you choose, let your imagination help!

Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Home

Family is important; therefore, you may be interested in learning a few ways that you can make your home more family-friendly. Let’s take a look!


Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Home:

Island Retreat.
First, let us talk about your kitchen. Placing an island inside of your kitchen can completely transform your life. Not only are islands fantastic for cooking, but it is perfect for creating family time. While you prepare dinner, your kids can sit at the island doing their homework, or your guests can sit and chat with you. An island is an overall game changer in a kitchen, and we highly recommend it.


Getting Cozy.
If you are like us, your home’s coziness is vital to you. After a long day for you and your family, you want to come home to a relaxing environment. By adding comfortable seating, pillows, blankets, and rugs, you can transform your home into a serene oasis.


Know Your Squad.
To create a space for you and your family, you want to be aware of the people inside of your home. If you live with small children, your priorities may be a little different than a family with teenagers. Once you gathered your preferences for your space, you can begin to recognize the things you need in your home.


R E S P E C T.
Do not hold off on buying beautiful things just because you have children. Homeowners tend to furnish their home with old hand-me-downs and used furniture with the fear that their children will ruin anything nice. But in fact, many homeowners found that when they worked with their children to respect the furniture, there were fewer problems. Now we are not saying to buy the most expensive, most beautiful couch on the market with a toddler in your house. But if you are looking for a newer, cleaner sofa, don’t hesitate to buy it.

Heavy-Duty Materials.
We encourage homeowners to buy heavy-duty materials. Inevitably, spills and accidents will happen—there is no way around it. By purchasing materials that can withstand the hardships, you will be setting you and your family up for success.

All Charged Up.
With electronics being ever-so-popular, we recommend adding a few more outlets throughout your home. This way everyone can have a space to plug in their electronics without any extra hassle.

Embrace Patterns.
Some homeowners love patterned fabric only because they hide spills and accidents. Parents of young children embrace patterns because it can camouflage unfortunate mistakes.


4 Ways to Get Your Porch Ready for Spring

Goodbye winter and hello spring! With spring right around the corner, we can soon expect to see the flowers blooming, butterflies and warmer weather. Of course, with the shift in seasons, you’ll likely want to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. That’s why it’s essential to make your porch comfortable and inviting. Here are a few easy ways you can get your porch spring ready.

Invest in Outdoor Summer
If you haven’t already, it’s time to invest in comfortable outdoor furniture, so you will be able to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Best of all you can do so within a small budget. When purchasing furniture for your porch, you can bring in repurposed or vintage furniture.

If your porch isn’t large enough to accommodate large pieces of furniture, try a collection of rocking chairs instead. Can you imagine sitting down and enjoying the scenery while sipping a cold beverage? You don’t have to worry about finding rocking chairs that match; you can invest in ones that feature different styles and scale.

Creating a Lighting Scheme
Sufficient lighting is critical but often overlooked. Light is an essential element, especially while you enjoy sitting on your porch during the evening, reading and for safety reasons. From a few well-placed simple LED light posts or scones installed in the wall to a dramatic chandelier hanging from the porch ceilings there are many different lighting options.

Find the Perfect Outdoor Rug
You can make a room feel more structured by adding a patterned rug to bring your design scheme together. Choose a rug that is made for outdoor use.

Create Layers of Decor
If you want to make your porch feel like a comfortable sitting area, create layers of decor. You can use various accessories such as pillows, lamps, plants and side tables. Make sure to incorporate enough table space for your cold drinks!

We hope you will find a greater joy in using your outdoor space this season!

The Right White

Even though white wall treatments are a staple in American homes it can be challenging finding the right kind of white. Contrary to popular belief white isn’t white. There are many noticeable variations of this color. If you enjoy the simplicity that white offers, it’s important to know it’s many different shades. So here are some tips for picking the perfect shade of white for your space.



Cool white walls create a serene atmosphere. You can expect to see such a stark shade of white in contemporary style spaces because it adds to the feeling of newness that minimalist love. Often, when using this variation of white you can keep the theme of the room simple which means there will be very little distraction or contrast.



Creamy white almost gives off a heavenly feel. This variation is great for use in the bedroom since it promotes relaxation and peace. When using creamy white in your bedroom, try contrasting with layers of other types of white. For example, imagine cool white curtains and ivory bedding. This will add more dimensions to the room.



Antique white works in traditional spaces such as the living or dining room.  Unlike cool white, antique white makes the room feel like it’s being lived in while providing an air of sophistication.



If you don’t want a room to feel too cold than you might want to use an ivory white. White paint with ivory undertones adds a hint of warmth to your space. This variation of white complements hardwood floors. To truly bring this look life to use halogen lighting.



Grayish white isn’t a variation that we see play out in homes often. The gray undertones don’t take away from the sophistication of the look. Instead, it serves as the perfect backdrop for more vivid hues. Colors such a purple, yellow and red work great as accent colors in a room with grayish white wall treatments.



Warm white has khaki undertones. These hues make a space for warm and welcoming especially when you tie in natural materials. 

Spruce Up Your Backyard

Even though we are stuck in the middle of winter, there is no better time to start planning your outdoor projects. With spring just a couple of months away, you can begin to get a head-start in your backyard with our top nine tips. Let’s get started! 


Ways to Spruce up Your Backyard on a Budget

Hang in There.

Whether you love plants or decorative pieces, hanging decor/plants are the perfect addition to your backyard. They add style and interest to your space without breaking the bank. Plus, you can bring them indoors when it begins to get cold outside. 

Eyes on The Prize.

For a stunning backyard, be sure to create a “focal point.” This point of interest should be a piece that you are proud of and a piece that you want to be recognized. Items like a fireplace, outdoor patio set, pergola, trellises, or arbor can be great additions. 

Nature’s Finest.

With your backyard being in the outdoors, you want to embrace nature’s beauty by adding plants and flowers around your yard. Adding a garden, potted flowers, and hanging plants can make your backyard beautifully finished. 

Pull up a Chair.

Seating is one of the essential parts of backyard living. Be sure to provide cozy seating for all of your guests and family. 

Color me Bold.

Spice up your outdoor space with colorful decor and finishes. Items like blankets, pillows, and decor can embrace bold colors for a stylish twist on backyard decor. 

A Tranquil Retreat.

Create a relaxing retreat with a tranquil fountain and/or cozy hammock. Little touches of zen can transform your backyard into a relaxing paradise. 

Hot in Here.

If you have money in your budget, try and install an outdoor fireplace. If you are looking for a budget-friendly alternative, creating a table fire pit is easy and low-cost. Outdoor fires are great for company and unwinding from a stressful day after the sun has set. 

From The Inside Out. 

Your home’s interior can be great design inspiration for your backyard and patio. Pull pieces that you use throughout your home and incorporate them into your outdoor area. Items like artwork, pillows, and candles can transform your back patio into a dreamy oasis. 


With these ideas, your backyard has never looked so good. To take your backyard to the next level, talk to one of our expert sales associates about installing porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is weather-proof which means it is perfect for your outdoors. Contact us today for more information and pricing. 

Understanding Weeds

Tired of those pesky invaders marring your garden? Yes, when your garden springs to life during the spring and summer season so do the weeds. Managing the weeds that pop up in your garden can be super challenging. It often results in an all-out war. The key to effectively managing weeds in your garden is understanding their role in the ecosystem. It may seem like spring is still far off, but now is the time to start planning.


What Are Weeds?

What exactly are weeds? Weeds are unwanted plants that grow in a garden. They don’t take on one specific look. In fact, they can belong to a branch of any plant family including; grass, tree perennials or even an annual. A weed can be a native species plant or a plant that has already been introduced to the garden but grew out of hand. Weeds can change based on their geographic location. They even spread by roots, seeds, and runners.


While these unsightly plants are often undesirable they can offer many benefits. Some weeds are edible while others serve as a food source for pollinators.


Removing and Preventing Weeds

It’s impossible to completely prevent weeds from growing in a garden. However, there are few strategies you can implement to limit them from cultivating in your garden. Here are some important tips:


Build Rich Soil

Weed grows in compacted soil and rich soil will greatly reduce weeds. If you have a vegetable garden you should form your soil beds at least twelve inches high and fill it with high-quality soil. Line the bottom of the soil bed with cardboard which will smother intrepid weeds.


Regular Maintenance

The smaller the weeds are the easier they are to remove. Therefore, you’ll need to perform regular maintenance to remove them while they are small before they have time to go into seed mode and spread further. Weeds on raised beds can simply be plucked away with your fingers.


Remove the Root

When removing weeds, you’ll need to pull them out by the root or the whole plant. Weeds with fibrous roots you will have to dig around the entire plant.


Smothering Plants

If you have a big weed problem, you can try smothering or solarizing them which will starve the soil of oxygen over a few weeks. While this is a drastic measure it will definitely be effective at staving off weeds. 

Ways to Brighten up Your Space

Creating bright spaces has become more important to homeowners over the past few years. Design experts believe that bright rooms can impact your mood and create a welcoming environment. With the positives outweighing the negatives, you may be curious about how you can brighten up your current space. Well, there is no need to wonder, because we have eight ways you can brighten up your space. 


Ways to Brighten up Your Space

    • No Shade

      Instantly open up your space with sheer window curtains. Having sheer curtains can let the natural sunlight flow into your space and ultimately make your room look more open and welcoming. 

    • Lighten Up.

Choosing a light color scheme can make your room feel bright. Try using colors like white and/or pastels. These colors work well with natural light by bouncing it off of the walls, thus creating a more open space.  

      • Use this light color scheme for your wall color, furniture, and fabrics. 
    • Mirror, Mirror

Mirrors are one of the best decor pieces that you can use in a room. Not only are they decorative and stylish, but they brighten the space up by reflecting your light fixtures. 

      • Place a light fixture in front of the mirror to help encourage light reflection. 
    • Shine On

Try adding more light fixtures to your room to help brighten up your space. Also, you want to make sure that you use light colored lamp shades to help encourage brightness. 

    • Metal Touch.

Metallic pieces reflect the light; therefore, they are the perfect addition to help brighten up your space. 

    • Glass Finish

Try decorating with glass accessories and decor to increase the brightness of your room. The see-thoroughness of glass will create an open, welcoming space. 

    • Minimize.

The less clutter in your room, the less heavy it looks to the eyes. Try to reduce clutter and cut down on items. This will help your room to feel light and bright. 

    • Succulent Paradise. not heavy 

When in doubt, choose a succulent. They are the least “heavy-looking” plant option that you can choose for your room. Plus, they are light in shade to help match your room’s decor. 


What was your favorite brightening tip? Let us know in the comment section below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Tips for Eliminating Clutter in the Bedroom

A master bedroom can be a homeowner’s oasis from the busyness of everyday life. What you bring into the bedroom can reflect on your mood and behavior; therefore, a clean, clutter-free bedroom means a stress-free environment. To help you maximize your bedroom’s stress-free potential, we have created six tips for eliminating clutter in your bedroom. We hope you enjoy. 


Tips for Eliminating Clutter in The Bedroom:

Tip No. One: Limited. 

Space can be extremely limited on your nightstands; therefore, you want to only keep a few essential items on there. If you are currently reading a book, you can keep your new read as a piece of decor. Try to limit to your nightstand to three to five items including your light fixture. This will help keep you organized and your room looking clean and pristine.

Tip No. Two: Gathered. 

If you need to store multiple items on your nightstand, you can use a vintage bowl or basket to hold the smaller items. This way you can have easy access to your things without creating a bulky, heavy look. 

Tip No. Three: Hidden. 

Electronics and electrical cords can be quite the eyesore for a master bedroom. To help reduce the clutter caused by electronics, we recommend storing them in an easily accessible basket or bin. For your electrical cords, you can try and work them behind your furniture to reduce their bulky appearance. 

    • Pro-Tip: If you have a lot of excess cords, try using a zip tie to keep all of your cords tidy.  

Tip No. Four: Organized. 

If your nightstand has drawers, you are in for an extra treat. Try buying drawer organizers to get your space in tip-top shape. The organizers will help you stay organized and reduce the clutter you accumulate in your drawers. 

Tip No. Five: Stored.

We recommend that you move your heavy, bulky items underneath your bed. Items like extra pillows and blankets can be stored in an under-bed container for later use. 

Tip No. Six: Personalized.

Even though we recommend having out the essentials, there is still room for fun decorative pieces. Be sure to add things that make you feel good throughout your room. Maybe you love candles or artwork, whatever your personal taste be sure to include it in your design. 


We hope you enjoyed these six quick tips for eliminating clutter in your bedroom. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.