"how to turn a house into a home"
April 14th, 2014 by weblog

A house isn’t always a home. This is a common phrase that exists since…forever. However, nobody seems to know, exactly, how to turn a house into a home. This is the million dollar question! Finding the right house and turn it to the perfect place to live isn’t an easy task, but you can always count with House Beautiful to give you some tips to improve the home!

Check these 10 things that make a house a home!

The people – and other creatures – you share it with

Your kids are in the backyard playing fetch with the dog and your husband’s tinkering with something in the kitchen. Meanwhile, the cat’s napping on your keyboard, again. Everyone going about their business gives your home the unmistakable buzz of life. And that’s just as it should be.

All the noise

A house full of creatures, furry and human, doesn’t come without its fair share of racket. Your kid’s practicing the same three chords over and over (and over) and the TV’s blaring from the other room. Pots clanging, dogs barking, doors banging, kids shouting, and even the occasional arguing. The sounds of togetherness aren’t always soothing, but your house can feel empty without them.

The smells of good food cooking

For many folks, a house isn’t a home until it’s been cooked in. From the wafting aroma of slow-cooking stew to the mouthwatering smells of baking cookies, every meal you stir up in your home is nourishment for both body and soul.

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The dings, scratches, and flaws

No, you’ll never be able to get the wine stains out of your linen table cloth, nor will you ever get around to buffing those rings out of the coffee table. And that’s okay, because a perfect house is just staged, after all. It’s an empty showroom where no one actually lives. You work hard. You play hard. Be proud of all the evidence.

The endless to-do list

Speaking of imperfections, your house always seems to be one or two projects away from being complete. Once you get that light fixture changed out and that bathroom renovated, you’ll finally be able to relax, right? Keep dreaming. As long as you’re interested in making your mark on something, those project ideas will keep coming. And that’s a good thing.

Comfy corners

It may be that reading chair you’ve moved into every place you’ve lived since college, or your memory foam mattress with the plush covers you splurged on. No matter how clean and modern your style, every home needs at least one or two cozy spaces where you can just lounge and let loose.

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Never having to wear real clothes

The moment you walk through your door, you make like Mr. Rogers and change into comfier attire. There’s no place for shapewear, pointy shoes, and constricting waistlines in your home. Yoga pants, forever!

The rituals you create

From standing Saturday movie nights complete with popcorn to your annual Independence Day bash, the traditions you keep with family and friends create fond memories — and get everyone looking forward to making more.

The constant mess
No, you probably won’t be able to walk across the living room floor without stepping on a Lego or little plastic dinosaur. And, yes, your kids are guaranteed to muddy your newly mopped floors within moments. Getting the house in order is a Sisyphean task, but, hey, we all need dreams House Beautiful.

Above all, it’s about the memories you make

This is where you were standing when you found out you were pregnant with your first child. Here are the marks on the wall measuring your children’s growth. And it was at this dinner table that you celebrated your last big promotion. Every cocktail party, Christmas Eve, or simple Sunday afternoon leaves its impression, making your house a repository for every experience of a life well lived.

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These are 10 things that make a house a home. The simple things in life have a huge impact. It doesn’t matter if your home is huge and fancy if you don’t have anyone to share it with.

I hope you enjoyed this article!

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"Decorating rules you have to break"
February 10th, 2014 by weblog

Ho everyone. I was surfing the web and i found an interesting article at House Beautiful‘s website that i have to share with you. It’s a selection of decorating rules you have to break.

Sometimes we read some decor rules that we have to follow in order to make our home fantastic, functional, beautiful and stylish. However, just like decor trends, the rules change with time and House Beautiful .

So today, Home Design Ideas, will share the decorating rules you have to break: a selection by House Beautiful.

Get your note book and pay attention to these tips!

Decor rule to break #1 – For a small room use small furniture

Home Design Ideas has already showed you some tips on how to decorate small spaces (click HERE and HERE) and here it it another trick: “Small-scale furniture only makes a small bedroom look smaller. Try a high bed and a tall headboard. Your room will grow”

Decor rule to break #2 – Dining chairs should be part of a matching set

A few years ago it was an absolute rule to have a matching set of dining chairs. Those days are gone: “Mix up the seating at your dining table. You wouldn’t have eight identical chairs in your living area.”

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Decor rule to break #3 – Children’s art is for the fridge or a box in the top of a closet

Your home is a space to enjoy your family life. It’s important to show that in your decor.”Kids’ paintings and drawings can bring color and whimsy to an otherwise unimaginative space. “Display drawings in a colorful frame, or in a white frame with a colored mat. Hang them in an otherwise unimaginative space. They’re full of spirit — and meaningful,” says designer Eric Cohler.”

Decor rule to break #4 – The most important piece of furniture is the sofa

The sofa is important but you can style your living room around other elements: “There’s no rule that says a living room even has to have a sofa: Four armchairs do the trick. You can always put the sofa in the family room or a cozy library.”

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Decor rule to break #5 – Vintage pieces are best left as is

When we decorate with vintage furniture we tend to think “untouchable piece”. Well, that’s a rule to break: “Don’t be afraid to paint a vintage piece. Every piece of furniture can’t be brown.”

As you can read there are some decorating rules that we have to break. Rules change like decor trends, and we always have to follow the rules the we want to follow. Our home our decor. So if you ever think “i can’t do this because it goes against the decor rules”, remember that the best interior designers made a career by innovating, not by following every single rule of the book.

Home Design Ideas” will continue to give you fantastic home design ideas and House Beautiful. We like,as much as you, to read all about the best ideas for the home, the latest decor trends, the best interior design projects and so on.

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