Have a Sliding Rug? How to Get a Grip On Your Carpet

The elusive, sliding rug: Maddening to deal with, messy looking – and dangerous

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls are the cause of half of all accidental deaths in the home. More alarming is the fact that most fall injuries in the home happen at ground level, not from an elevation. And that’s just one reason why taming that sliding rug should be a priority when you decorate your home.
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How to Pick Rugs for a Minimalist Studio Apartment

The right area rug can maximize the style in your minimalist studio apartment.

The English language is a funny thing. The dictionary definition of minimalism is “a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity.” But if you ask any interior designer, they’ll tell you a minimalistic aesthetic is so much more than that. The art of minimalism is about what you do with that spareness and simplicity. Doing more with less! Any interior designer also knows you need to ground your space before you can truly achieve serenity in a minimalist studio apartment.
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Going Country: Braided Rugs, Burlap Curtains and Other Design Ideas For Your Home

For a farmhouse feel that will make you wonder where the barn and animals are, bring home country braided rugs, prints with a check or plaid pattern, or textures such as wood and burlap.

You’ve been decorating your home since before you even bought it—brainstorming ideas and creating design mood boards count—so you know that the smartest way to design is with accessories that can be packaged and swapped out when inspiration hits. If your newest style is farmhouse-chic, there are many ways to incorporate country living into your home.
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5 Tips for Organizing Your Entryway

The space in an entryway can be utilized for good, but it often turns into the place where everyone decides to throw their personal items as they walk through the door. But this area in your home isn’t doomed in terms of organization – there are many solutions for turning a cluttered disaster into a functional, coordinated room.
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How to Make the Most of a Small Patio

Now that summer has arrived, you’re going to be spending a good amount of time outdoors. If you have a patio, that makes matters even better. But if the size of your deck is only big enough for a few people to gather comfortably, your design scheme needs to be smart. You shouldn’t clutter the space with furniture and décor without leaving ample room for guests.
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Tips for Creating a Family-Friendly Living Room

When it comes to decorating a living room for a full house, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, you’ll want to make sure it’s functional for your children without taking away from the design and personality you’re trying to achieve. You’ll also want to maximize the space you’re given so that there’s ample room for everyone to get comfortable. Stylish family-friendly living spaces are totally achievable, it just takes a little bit of planning to perfect the look you’re going for.
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Tips for Decorating Your Patio

Now that spring has arrived, the warm weather of summer isn’t far behind. That means you’ll be spending more time outside tending your garden, swimming in the pool and relaxing on your patio. While it’s not hard to enjoy soaking up the sun, you’ll want to make sure your space for relaxation is comfortable and stylish and exudes the right personality that makes you want to spend all of your free time there. Don’t settle for a lawn chair and a Tiki torch to complete your outdoor decor. There are plenty of ways you can spruce up your space to create the perfect sanctuary – one you’ll be running to every day after work.
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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Area Rug

When it comes to choosing the perfect area rug for your living space, there are three main details you need to pay attention to, according to Apartment Therapy. It must be the right size, color and texture to work well. Just because you went shopping and found a discounted area rug for an inexpensive price, doesn’t mean it’s the one for you. Take the time to consider your space and exactly what kind of rug would fit best.
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Simple Ways to Decorate with Plaid

Does a room in your home need a little pick-me-up? Are you unsure about which direction to take your decoration scheme? Maybe it’s time to take a break from the plain, solid colors you’re using to accent your space and dive into an exciting pattern such as plaid. The trend got big last year in the fashion world, according to Vogue, but it’s grown to be a great pattern for home decor as well. Plaid doesn’t only have to rule the world of high fashion, it can spruce up your home in a functional and stylish way, too.
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