How to Dress up Your Home’s Outdoors for Fall

Your front porch makes quite the impression; you want to make sure it is a good one! While trick or treaters are roaming the neighborhood, you can wow them with your amazing fall curb appeal. All you have to do is following our 5 tips for dressing up your home’s outdoors this fall: 


Tip One: Make It Last. Halloween is quickly approaching and the next thing you will know, it will be over! Be sure to decorate the outside of your home for fall, not just Halloween. By doing this, you can save yourself time and money!

Tip Two: Playoff Your Color Scheme. A lot of homeowners will make the mistake of using too many random colors and hues. A professional tip to keep in mind is to always play off of your current color scheme. When you try to add in new hues and colors, be sure to coordinate with your current color selection. Also, you want to make sure you do not use too many colors. Just stick to three to four new colors when decorating. 

    • Pro-Tip: While deciding on your new colors, be sure to add seasonal hues!

Tip Three: Swap out Simple Items. If you are planning on reusing your decorations each year, it may be easier to swap out your simpler items. Items like potted plants, doormats, front door wreaths, and hanging lights can be simple additions. Plus, these items can make your house look instantly festive without breaking the bank! 

Tip Four: Add a Touch of Something Special. The outside of your home is a special glimpse of the inside of your home. Try and get creative with your outdoors just as you would indoors. If you family just carved pumpkins, be sure to display them! Little touches of creativity can make your home stand out from the rest. 

Tip Five: Power Wash. Before you spend hours decorating, give your home a good power washing. This is the perfect time of year to spruce up your home before your family arrives for the holidays. For professional tips and tricks on power washings, be sure to read our blog: How to Power Wash Your Home


We truly hope that you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and fun Halloween!

Color Palette – Teal

For many, the thought of teal color scheme is intimidating. Surprisingly, such a bold color can be really versatile when implemented in a home’s decor. From walls, furnishing and accessories teal can be just the color to add some interest in your design scheme. In this article, we’re going to show you how you can pull of this hue in a way that complements your home’s interior.


First, off, teal is a mixture of blue and green. To make it lighter and vivid it’s mixed with white. At its brightest, it’s filled with yellow undertones. Warmer shades of teal have undertones of charcoal which make it darker. At its darkest, it looks similar to slate green.


From traditional to contemporary, teal can be incorporated in any style.  Here are some ways you use teal in your interior.


All Teal Couch

Can you imagine a teal couch in your formal living room? A teal sofa makes for a great statement piece.  The question is will it blend with your accessories and other pieces of furniture? Although, a bold color in many instances teal acts a neutral.  It complements warm colors such as burgundy, black, and gold.


Teal and Navy

Create a soft contrast by combining navy and teal. Such a pairing gives birth to elegance. For instance, you can use navy blue as your wall paint and lots of teal accessories in the space. If you’re feeling especially bold you can incorporate teal furniture to complete the look.


Teal and White Dining Room

Do something different with your dining area by using teal and white in this space. Drench the walls in a muted teal with gray undertones. Leave the trim and crown molding crisp white to really make the teal pop. You can even keep it traditional with your choice of dining table and chairs with this design scheme.


Teal and Gray

You can ease yourself into a teal decor scheme by using teals with charcoal undertones. By pairing muted teal accessories with gray furnishings, you create a look that is easy on the eyes but still charming.


You can also pair teal with different shades of green and blue. 

Color Palette – Yellow

Yellow is a light and airy hue that can take on many different personalities of it’s on. Depending on the shade it can bring the warmth of the sun into a home or the spirit of renewal that occurs in when Spring’s first flowers bloom. According to Feng Shui principles, yellow inspires creativity and promotes communication.  As one of the most vivid colors on the color wheel, using this hue in your home’s decor may seem a bit scary. It doesn’t have to be, the solution is to find the right shade of yellow that works best for your space.


There are many different shades of yellow with undertone variations that can completely make a room unique. Here are some of the different variations:



Lemon-yellow is super bright and cheery.  Such a shade works best in the kitchen because it instantly makes the space more inviting. When working with an intense shade of yellow you can balance the scheme by introducing a dark color such as black. Black and yellow is a stylish color combination.


Orange Yellow

If you desire something more unique an orange-yellow is a bit unordinary. This hue has honey orange undertones that are similar to a melon.


Medium Yellow

Looking to incorporate a yellow that doesn’t make the room feel too warm? Then you may want to go with a medium yellow which provides the perfect balance. To further add some coolness to your space you can use a complementary color like green or brown.


Sunny Yellow

Sun-kissed yellow has some orange undertones and it mimics natural sunlight. Using this variation in a room will make it appear larger and adds tons of lighting.



Love dandelion flowers? This shade of yellow is very bright and best suited for the bedroom especially for a kid’s room. Use vibrant accent colors to make the space even more exciting.


Buttery Yellow

Yes, buttery yellow like the shade in the picture above is a muted hue. This shade will add such a warm glow to the room that will make your space feel serene and cozy that you’ll never want to the leave your room. 

Color Palette – Burgundy

There’s no better way to usher in fall than with a burgundy color scheme. If you look in any home decor magazine, you’ll find that burgundy is a super trendy color in the interior design world. Yes, it’s a nontraditional neutral that can be paired with numerous hues. If you’re interested adding some color to a room but you don’t want to overdo then burgundy is the perfect hue. We’re going to show you how you can stylishly use this color in your home’s decor.


Burgundy or Merlot? Call this hue whatever you want but the latest burgundy is a brown based color with splashes of purple. Touches of new and older variations of burgundy are bound to add spice to a room. Here are some fun ways you can use burgundy:


Gold and Burgundy

There’s nothing that says royalty more than the pairing of these palettes. This color scheme is great for luxury spaces. Using both of them together makes a big statement.  When combining gold and burgundy hues be sure to let burgundy be the dominant color in the room while the gold serves as an accent. Can you imagine a burgundy sofa with gold side tables to highlight the look?


Burgundy and Forest Green

Burgundy and forest green is a popular look that has a classic upscale appeal. Green and burgundy sit close to each other on the color wheel which means that they are complementary colors. To make this color combination work you can include a variety of another warm color in the design scheme. In a formal living area, you may want to opt for burgundy seating since it hides stains well. Use forest green in your accessories and textiles.


Burgundy Area Rug

For a bold look, how about designing the entire room around a burgundy carpet or area rug that features an intricate design. You can choose neutral furnishing around the rug and then add accents of aqua, coral, and taupe.


Burgundy and Animal Prints

Make a burgundy room stand out with hints of animal prints. Giraffe, leopard and cheetah animal prints work best with this hue. Whether it’s an area rug or chair this pairing is simply stunning. 

Color Palette – Brown

In interior design, brown gets a bad rap for being bland and lackluster. As a neutral brown makes for the perfect backdrop to any type of design. You can pair this hue with a variety of patterns and colors.  Depending on how you pair brown you can easily create an interior that is dramatic. What are some ways you can use brown in your home’s decor?


Brown and White

Brown and white is a traditional mix. The sharp contrast of stark white and brown can enhance architectural details. In a room with a white wall treatment, chocolate brown will instantly add drama to your space. It also warms up a room and makes it feel much more inviting.


Brown and Blue

Blue is a fun color to add to your home’s decor. However, using such a rich color can be a bit complex. When you pair an intense color like blue, it becomes easier to blend with the rest of your interior. These two colors are a match made in heaven since they are both cool tones. How can you use this color scheme? Consider taking your chocolate stained wooden chairs and upholstering the seats with a rich blue.


Pastels and Brown

Who doesn’t love the dainty look of pastels? Traditionally, we may not use pink, teal and purple in our home decor. When you pair brown and pastels you ground the light hues associated with pastel colors. In addition, using brown with pale pastels adds a touch of sophistication and it doesn’t appear juvenile.


Brown and Yellow

Tan, taupes and other brown tones are beautiful when paired with yellow. This warm palette easily fuses together. Bright yellow accents will make a statement against brown pieces.  Brown tones and yellow is associated with a more traditional style.


Brown and Purple

Whether it’s plum, violet or shades of purple when paired tones of purple the drama heightens.  Such rich hues aren’t timid and together creates an air of sophistication.  For brown furniture or cabinets look to less saturated tones of purple.


Brown on Brown

Of course, we love the brown-on-brown look.  To pull this look off without the design becoming bland be sure to take a monochromatic approach. 

How to Upgrade Your Living Room

From family movie nights to warming up by the fireplace, your living room has had its fair share of use over the years. Upgrading your living room does not have to be an expensive remodeling project. It is actually quite simple to turn your space from drab to fab in a couple of hours. It is time to take your living room to the next level with our five easy steps for homeowners. Sit back and take notes, because your living room is about to make a statement. 


How to Upgrade Your Living Room:

1. It is all about you. You spend so much time running around doing everything for everyone else that you have forgotten about what makes you happy. Try and add an element to your living room that makes you happy! From a rustic bar cart to a reading nook, take advantage of one of your empty corners and focus on yourself for a change. What are some activities that interest you? Whatever it may be, try adding it to an empty corner of your living room. 

2. Cozy on up. Nothing says homey like some warm blankets and a soft rug. You want to invest in soft, quality blankets and rugs for your home. This will welcome guests and your family may even use your living room more and more. 

3. Tis the season. Seasonal decor is a great way to change up your living room’s design. With fall approaching us, you can decorate with things you find around your yard. Try spray painting some branches and placing them inside of a vase for a rustic look. 

4. On display. Let your treasured artwork be out for everyone to see! You can incorporate a gallery wall above your sofa for a statement piece. 

5. You are getting warmer. Warmer colors tend to make a home feel more inviting. Try picking out paint colors or fabrics that lean more towards a warmer color scheme. With some lit candles and warm-toned walls, you may never leave your living room. 


From gorgeous hardwood floors to custom rugs, we have everything you need to transform your living room into a cozy retreat. Come see us at (location) to view our showroom and talk with our expert staff. We look forward to serving you.

DIY Fall Decor Ideas

As fall approaches, you most likely are digging out old decorations to hang around your home. From 10-year old leaf wreaths to a glass pumpkin that served its time, it is time for you to update your fall decor. You can create custom fall decor from things found right in your very own backyard. Imagine having unique pieces to display each fall because you know how to create them yourself and here is how: 


  1. Let Dried-Out Flowers Go To Good Use. If you love having fresh flowers in your home, you may currently have some flowers that are ready to be replaced. Before you throw them away, put them to good use by using them as fall decor. 
    • How to dry flowers: An easy way to dry your flowers is to hang them upside down in a gathered bunch. Simply tie together the bottom of the flowers with a rubber band then hang them upside avoiding direct sunlight or air conditioning. 
  1. Search for Ideas in Your Backyard. From branches to pinecones, your backyard may be a hotbed of great fall decor ideas. Make it a family activity by inviting everyone outside for a fun scavenger hunt. You can make a list of great finds and see who can find the most items. 
    • Ideas for backyard finds include pinecones, bright leaves, rustic branches, acorns, sunflowers, and straw.
  1. Update Your Old, Outdated Pumpkins. If you current plastic pumpkins look worn, try adding life to them by spray painting them. You could even spray paint them with chalkboard paint and write fun fall messages. 
  2. Make a Unique Wooden Sign. Nothing says “welcome” like a custom, DIY sign made by you and your loved ones. Gather everyone into the living room for a fun night filled with laughs and making decor pieces. Everyone can paint a wooden plank then you can stack the planks outside for a warm, welcoming look. 
  3. Think about Meals. Food items like butternut squash and acorn squash can help bring your centerpiece to life. Try decorating with fall food that you can find at your local grocery store. 


We hope that you found these ideas helpful and that you and your loved ones have a safe and happy fall season. 

Pro-Decorating Ideas

Professional Interior Designers have tips and tricks up their sleeve when they go to design a home. But if you are on a budget, you may never have the chance to work with an interior designer. You do not have to hire a professional designer to make your home look amazing. We have all the design and decorating ideas that the pro’s do not want you to know! 


A Pro-Decorating Guide

Tip 1: Focus on The Strengths. 

Every home has some defining characteristics that make it special. Whether you have a giant picture window in your living room or a chandelier in your dining room, you want to focus on the strengths. Draw attention to your home’s strengths by framing your furniture and decor around them. 

Tip 2: A Door of New Possibilities.

Most homeowners work so hard on their interior decor that they forget about their front door. The front door is the first thing anyone will notice about your home. Not to mention the front door is inside of your home; therefore, you want to make sure it sets the tone for the house. Whatever you decide for your front door, make sure it ties in well with the rest of your home. If you are doing a bold, colorful front door, we recommend having the front entrance in more subtle, neutral colors. 

Tip 3: Stay Neutral.

Speaking of neutral colors, they are the best choice when choosing a paint color. It is easier to decorate with colors when you decide to use neutral wall colors. Plus, you can change out seasonal decor without having to worry about it matching with the walls. 

Tip 4: Hello Sunshine. 

The more natural lighting you have, the better your home will look. Draw your curtains back as frequently as possible to let the natural light flood your home.

Tip 5: Invite Conversation. 

Frame your furniture around conversation, especially in the living room. You can either follow the “H” or the “U” rule when setting up your furniture. Just set the couches and chairs inside one of those letters and it will help invite more conversation. 

Tip 6: Mirror, Mirror on The Wall. 

Mirrors are a great piece of decor in any room! That is why we encourage adding a mirror to every room in your house. You may be thinking “every room!?” Yes, every room. Mirrors are magical because they can open up your space by reflecting that natural light we talked about earlier. Add a mirror for the perfect finish to your decor. 


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Budget-Friendly Design Tips

Redesigning your home does not need to be as expensive as you may think. We have six budget-friendly tips for redesigning your home this year. 


Budget-Friendly Design Tips

Tip No. One: Make it a DIY Project.

You can save a lot of money during a redesign by doing the work on your own. Hiring a contractor for every job can get pricey quick. If you think that you may be able to master the task, try and do it yourself! The library is a great resource if you are looking for a self-help book to begin a DIY project. 

Tip No. Two: Invite Friends + Family. 

No one is more willing to help than those who love you most (it is at least worth asking, right?). Ask your friends and family to come over for a day to help you tackle some big home improvement projects and promise a pizza dinner for their hard work. 

Tip No. Three: Look Local.

The price tags on some of the high-end furniture stores’ items can be outrageous and downright unaffordable. If you are looking to save money, check your local thrift stores and consignment shops. You may even find hidden treasures at yard and estate sales right in your own community.

Tip No. Four: Stick to Stock Items. 

Skip the custom designs and purchase stock items. This can save you a ton of money in the long-run! 

Tip No. Five: Search for Sales. 

Sales and discounts are everywhere nowadays, you just need to find them. Take some time each day to read through your email blast and see if any discount would apply to your needs. Extra savings can help with your budget and it is a good idea to keep an eye out on sales whenever possible. 

Tip No. Six: Do Not Start from Scratch. 

One of our most valuable budget-friendly tips for you is to not start from scratch. We encourage you to reuse some items that you already own. You can take a boring picture frame and repurpose it into a modern masterpiece. 



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How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Choosing Paint Color

Has the time come and you’re ready to paint the interior of your home? If so, we would like to share some tips to avoid common mistakes when choosing paint colors. These helpful tips will eliminate any questions, doubt or concerns for tackling this project!

  1. Do Not Pick Your Color First – Determine what you are keeping in the room. Organize existing colors in the room starting with the flooring, furniture, window coverings, art work, and area rugs.  Don’t forget how much natural light comes into the room. Consider how all these various colors play off each other and choose your color to support these various items.  Choose your main wall color from an accent throw pillow, area rug or window coverings. If you pick your color first, you will limit your choices for items that match.
  2. Not Considering the Entire Home – Think about walking from room to room and understanding that this flow is considered your transitioning through the home. You want the entire home to blend aesthetically from room to room. You would not paint the kitchen red and the family room a neon green.
  3. Do Not Pick a Color Too Saturated or Bright –  If you love red, don’t paint the entire room red because it will over power the room. Choose an accent piece like a lamp with a red base or red accent pillows to introduce the color into the room. Wall colors with a lighter more muted color like a gray work much better for the wall color. The last thing you want is for the paint colors to fight and clash with the other colors in the room.
  4. Don’t Overlook Your Emotional Goals – If your favorite color is yellow, don’t paint your bedroom a bright yellow. Your bedroom should be a peaceful and relaxing retreat. When you enter the room, the visual goal is to decompress and relax preparing you for a restful night’s sleep. Choosing a bright saturated color will have the opposite effect. Think of using a muted green, blue, lavender or gray paint colors.

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