29 Small Backyard Ideas – Simple Landscaping Tips for Small Yards

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We can’t all have a sweeping rose garden, Olympic-sized swimming pool, or a state-of-the-art tennis court in our backyard—but a small backyard is a still a backyard (and even rooftop terraces and modest balconies count in our book). Indeed, you don’t need acres on acres to create a charming space conducive to al fresco entertaining, gardening, romance, and pensive solo hangs in the great outdoors. We gathered a plethora of beautiful and small backyards to prove it. So keep reading for small backyard decorating and landscape design ideas that’ll help you get the most out of yours.

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Erect a Sauna

A small two- or one-person sauna will transform a small, lack-luster backyard into a luxurious oasis. Plus, installing a free-standing sauna outside will allow you to avoid of all the fuss of sufficiently ventilating your interiors. You can buy one prefab

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Interior Designers Share Tips To Make Your Home Look More Cozy

Throw some texture in there.

Nearly every interior designer recommended adding plenty of texture to each room of your house. “Velvet, faux fur, chenille, and mohair are some beautiful textural fabrics that instantly adds warmth and depth to your home. Plus, they are so soft to the touch and who doesn’t want to cuddle against plush and comfortable fabric?” says Chiu.

This doesn’t only need to be done in a room with pillows and blankets. “A kitchen with stainless steel appliances, fixtures, and finishes feels cold and sterile, but by replacing steel cabinet knobs with oil-rubbed bronze ones, swapping metal barstools for upholstered stools, and introducing a vintage rug in front of the sink, the room instantly feels more welcoming and livable,” says Myrick.

You should also consider texture in other ways too, like window treatments and furniture. “Window treatments in particular create instant warmth up against the harsh lines

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Living Room Design Ideas and Pro Tips For 2020

Updated: 2019-10-25

 No matter how you position it, make sure your living room is a thoughtful reflection of your family and style. Whether you space it out, create a cozy sitting area or look to Feng shui rules as your guide, let Bassett Furniture help you furnish your home with timeless and elegant pieces.

Tips for Arranging the Furniture in Your Living Room

Below are 5 basic tips for arranging furniture in your living room:

Tip #1: Keep entryways clear of obstacles. This means that people entering and exiting your living room don’t have to slide, scoot or shuffle into or out of the room because of the way your furniture is arranged. Make sure there’s a comfortable distance between your furniture and exits.

Tip #2: Get furniture that fits. If you have an oversized couch, table or have too many pieces of furniture in your living room, your problem

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Sustainable Interior Design | Six Tips for Green Design

Get tips for making your interior design career greener.
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Sustainability Is Hot

Like other design fields, interior design is inextricably tied to changing styles—what’s hot and what’s not.

Whether the ultimate design goal is decoration, renovation or architectural detailing, all interior designers must stay abreast of current trends in the field.

In the design industry, the fastest-growing segment is the incorporation of sustainable or “green” interior design. From the use of rain water collection to supplement waste water needs, to using sustainable materials such as bamboo, innovation is high when it comes to designing a sustainable space.

Focus on Sustainability

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that sustainability should be an essential part of every designer’s approach, from energy efficiency to reducing environmental impact. Interior design schools now incorporate sustainable design into their curriculum to prepare tomorrow’s professionals.

Six Tips for Environmentally Friendly Interior Design

If you’re an

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Stylish Living Rooms: 6 Interior Design Tips

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The living room is often the hub of your home. And it’s also the place where you gather to entertain or to spend time with family. Since it’s such a frequently used room, it makes sense to put the living room at the top of your priority list when it comes to decorating.

A beautifully decorated living room can completely change the way you feel about your home. But it takes more than just a few throw pillows to achieve both style and flow, and also function for your room. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to designing a stylish living room. These six interior design tips will help you create a living room with a look and feel you love.

Define a Focal Point

Every room needs a focal point. That wow feature that draws the eye and helps anchor

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Tips for the perfect family room design: Theme, Furniture & More

A lot of people use the terms ‘family room’ and ‘living room’ interchangeably. Although similar in context, the two have served different functions historically. A living room is more like a formal space for your guests in contrast to a family room which is a rather informal, relaxed area where people spend time with their families, watch TV or play games. Depending on specific preferences, it may or may not include child-friendly furniture and/or a workstation.

Modern contemporary family room ideas

Are you looking to revamp your family room? Or do you want to build one from scratch using available space? MyBayut has got your back, as today we’ll give you ideas for the perfect family room design.

Step 1: Come up with a plan

First things first: you must decide whether you are revamping or creating a new family room. Then, you’ll have to come up with a plan

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Best Living Room Lighting Design Ideas & Tips – How to Light a Living Room

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Here at Apartment Therapy we’re big fans of considered lighting, and the way doing it right can completely change the look and feel of a space. It’s particularly important in the living room, where we often spend quite a bit of time. However it’s a tricky space to strike the right lighting balance, thanks to the many different functions the living room serves. Read on for some tips:

The first step when lighting any room is to ask yourself: what happens here? Different activities require different types and levels of light. A well-lit living room will have three different types of lighting: general, task and accent. These are used at different times of day and for different purposes, and key to a functional lighting scheme it to know how and when to mix

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Slate Offers Tips for a Cozy Approach to Interior Design | Interior Design | Seven Days

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Slate owner Sarah Phaneuf - OLIVER PARINI

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The word “slate” has several meanings. It refers to a building material and a color. The material — a stone that easily splits into flat pieces — is natural; the color is rich. Slate is also the name of a home décor and furnishings shop on Church Street in Burlington. And, for owner Sarah Phaneuf, the word has added significance: It represents a new start, a clean slate.

“It felt fresh,” she said of the name. “We’re doing fun, new things.”

That new start applies to the store owner herself: Three years ago, Phaneuf, 51, moved to Vermont from Arcata, Calif. There she’d founded Baroni Designs, a jewelry business that employed 35 people and worked with artisans in three countries, and opened a home and

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Five Tips for Decorating with Art

Do you struggle when it comes to decorating your walls? Today I’m sharing five fabulous tips for decorating with art!

I asked you all back in January what topics you’d like me to cover this year, and decorating with art was one of the ones that came up more than a few times. You asked for help with how to choose it. And where to find it. 

It seems as if art is one of those things that makes many people feel stymied. If that’s how you feel, then this post is for you. Today I’m sharing easy tips for decorating with art. Five ways to incorporate it, and lots of sources of where to find it!

 

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 Vintage Oil Paintings

Original art is something that I think is absolutely essential to a space. It adds character and interest that you simply cannot get from contemporary, mass produced prints.

And one

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Stacked Stone Tile | Best Home Decor Tips for 2020

If you are looking for more information about Stacked Stone Tile then, you’ve come to the right place!

The term ‘stacked stone tile’ refers to products that are made by using the ancient practice of dry stacking. The concept originated several thousand years back when stones were stacked one atop another to build retaining walls. The method was also used for creating boundaries, which were used to restrain livestock and other domesticated animals from wandering.

The concept of stacked stone tile structures relies on the strength of the stones that are used in terms of their weight and also the amount of friction that exists between each of the stones. Stacked stone walls became an especially popular concept because walls that had been created with care and were strong could last for thousands of years.

Principles Of Building Stacked Stone Walls

Stacked Stones With Different Colors

The first

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