Trending Paint Colors for 2020

Each year, various paint companies release their official “color of the year,” following the trend started by Pantone 20 years ago. Here are a few of the notable paint colors for 2020, plus ways to incorporate them into your home. Sherwin-Williams: NavalFor the start of a new decade, Sherwin-Williams selected a deep, calming navy blue…

Top tips for buying furniture

When it’s time to update your furniture, follow these simple tips and you won’t be disappointed. Comfort is key. In addition to finding the right style, make sure your furniture selections are comfortable and functional for all the members of your household. Try to find pieces made with high-quality materials to ensure a longer lifespan….

Choosing decor that’s timeless vs. trendy

When redesigning your home, it can be challenging to choose between on-trend decor versus timeless pieces that won’t go out of style in a year or two. How can you plan a design that’s stylish but won’t send you back to the drawing board too soon? First, recognize that your tastes may change over the…

Popular home lighting trends

Light fixtures are an easy way to make a statement in your home design. As a relatively inexpensive update, they are a great choice for refreshing a room on a tight budget as well as a safe way to try out new trends. Here are some current lighting styles to inspire your space: The new…

Warm, Cozy, and Valuable

It’s hard to deny the charm of gathering around warm, flickering flames to read a book or share stories with your family. Fireplaces tend to evoke an emotional response from buyers and most people are willing to pay more to get one. According to a survey from AngiesList.com, approximately 25 percent of home buyers said they…

5 Ways to use Pantone’s Color of the Year

For the past 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced interior design, fashion and other creative industries. This year’s color is called Living Coral, an orange-pink hue that symbolizes optimism and lightheartedness.  Try one of these ideas for using Living Coral in your home:  Paint your front door. Experts say a colorful door boosts…

5 Tidying tips from Marie Kondo

Petite, positive and obsessed with mess, Marie Kondo rose to organizing fame with her 2014 book and has inspired a wave of tidying with her Netflix series this year. She teaches her “KonMari Method,” which encourages people to only own items that “spark joy” in their lives.  Here are a few of Kondo’s tips to…

Give your mudroom a makeover

Does your mudroom tend to get cluttered with shoes, jackets and backpacks? An organized mudroom can be the key to keeping the rest of your living space tidy, so here are a few ways to give the area a functional makeover. Install easy-to-clean flooring. Make the space fit the style of your home by using…