8 Tips For Making Your Home ‘Feel Like New’ For The Weekend

Before her home state of California established stay-at-home orders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, interior designer Jessica McCarthy spent her days flitting between her office and her apartment.

Now, like many of us, her home is both her workplace and her living space, 24/7.

“It’s been challenging to find a balance, especially as a designer where I depend on the outside world to bring me inspiration,” McCarthy, the owner of JAM Creative Studio, told HuffPost. “I live in a studio apartment, so it makes it extra difficult to do this!”

Come Friday night, McCarthy ― again, like many of us ― is finding it hard to transition from the workweek to the weekend. It’s understandable; when your poor, put-upon living room is acting as your workspace (and if you’re a parent, the kids’ classroom), it’s increasingly hard to see it as a space for maximum relaxation.

How do

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Home Staging Tips – A Guide to Staging Your House

By Brandon Cornett | © 2019 All rights reserved

This tutorial on home staging was created to give sellers a competitive advantage in their respective real estate markets. By using the home staging tips and advice offered below, you will have a much greater chance of selling your home quickly and for maximum price.

If you’re here because you want to stage your own home prior to listing it, then we have plenty of helpful tips for you as well. The staging tips that follow will help you evaluate your home one room at a time, while making note of “hot spots” that are in need of home staging. Enjoy!

Part 1 – What is home staging?

Before we dive into home staging tips for a quick sale, we first need to define what exactly staging is — just so we are on the

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Tips & Inspiration For Decorating Them

You saw it, you loved it, you just had to buy it. But, what exactly do you put with that lovely brown sofa to make your living room decor work for you? Your sofa is almost certainly going to be the largest piece of furniture in the room (unless you have a huge bookcase to contend with) so there’s no sneaking it into an existing room design by just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. No. Your beautiful brown sofa should be given a warm welcome with a complementary colour scheme, and we’re here to show you how with the help of some brown sofa centric visualisations.

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Tips to Illuminate the Exterior

Outdoor Lighting Design of your home is a major part of a good outdoor design. Though it may not seem important to some homeowners, you could achieve a greater looking home with proper management of exterior lights. If you need more inspiration for your landscape lighting design, catch Genevieve Gorder on her TV show “Dear Genevieve” for a lot of inspiring and classy ideas!

Why Should You Plan Your Outdoor Lighting Design

You might have mastered the art of illuminating your home’s interior but when the house is not lighted externally, due to a poor outdoor lighting design, a mirror effect is produced in the interior by the reflection of the light on the glass from the inside. In some cases, this could be a good idea but by cutting the relation between the interior and the exterior, the interior space would seem to shrink.

On the contrary, when the

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Photoshop Tips & Tricks

In 1990, I had the great pleasure of introducing Russell Brown and a new software package from Adobe to several hundred attendees of my Great Graphics Tips session at Macworld. Photoshop Tips & Tricks has been part of DT&G ever since.

 

High dynamic range, HDR WOW

Trey Ratcliff’s writings and tutorials in high dynamic range photography has spawned a huge following in this dramatic technique for taking pictures. When you see it, you won’t be able to resist the camera to Photoshop results

Design Projects: Easier? Profitable?ideas plus free book

Chuck Green The idea is simple. Modifying a well-designed template is far easier and more profitable than starting from scratch. With the professionally designed templates, you tap the talents of designer and author Chuck Green. He has researched, designed, and meticulously formatted over 300 extraordinary layouts in a clean, simple style that it easy to build on. Instead of spending 15 minutes to create a

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Interior Design Tips For Smaller Living Rooms

Living room in every home generally has the largest volume. The simple reason behind this is a living room is considered as a “gateway” to all other internal spaces. But in case of an apartment block in crowded city, scarcity of space is an issue resulting in compact architectural planning. This gives rise to apartments with bare minimum spaces.

Whatever be the case we can make minor changes to internal design and presentation to create a look and feel of a bigger living room.

There is one very important thumb rule when it comes to playing with internal spaces. The more light you will allow to enter a room, the more it will be perceived as a big room as far as volume is concerned. Also if you use brighter color shades that will help a uniform and smooth reflection of light equally in all the corners of the living

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6 Small-Space Design Tips From Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk

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When it comes to interior design, is there anyone we trust more than Bobby Berk? Hmm, probably not, to be honest. As one member of Queer Eye‘s Fab Five, Bobby handles all things interior design on the show. From thoughtful design techniques to helping people incorporate their passions into their decor pieces, his ability to transform spaces — especially small spaces — is truly unmatched. And since so many of us are spending lots of extra time in our own spaces right now, chances are you might be thinking about how to change things up a bit or improve upon what you already have.

POPSUGAR recently spoke to Bobby to get his expertise on making the most of your space, and his advice already has us excited to give things a refresh. Keep reading to see his tips, and get excited for Queer Eye‘s upcoming seasons on Netflix!

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Living Rooms Room ideas – photos, articles, remodeling and decorating tips

Your living room can be the focal point of your overall home décor. When choosing an option for a living room floor, consider how different flooring options appeal to both the style you’re looking for and the function you need.

Carpet
With its nearly unlimited color and texture choices, carpet offers versatility like no other living room flooring option. There are many benefits to using carpeting in your living room, such as comfort, durability, non-slick safety, and noise reduction. When selecting color and texture, bold colors and defined textures work well to draw attention to your living room floor. Choose a more neutral and soft option to highlight other aspects of your room, such as wall coverings or furniture. Carefully balance your flooring budget against quality considerations to ensure your carpet selection can stand the test of time. Living Room Carpeting Ideas

Hardwood
The idea of hardwood flooring enhances

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Design Tips for Planning Your Outdoor Room

Creating a truly functional and relaxing room for outdoor living requires careful planning. Just as when designing an indoor space, you’ll need to consider architectural style, color harmony, traffic flow, space requirements and comfort. Plus, an outdoor room has its own special challenges, such as providing for privacy and creating shelter from the sun and wind.

VIDEO: FIREPLACES & FIRE PITS

Get tips on how to choose between a fireplace and firepit. Designer/contractor Scott Cohen from Los Angeles takes you to several projects to get ideas and explains how he selects one over the other.
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VIDEO: DEFINING OUTDOOR ROOMS

Patio designs for your outdoor rooms. Designer/contractor Scott Cohen shows you several beautiful projects that have multiple patios broken into smaller rooms and entertainment spaces. View All 35 Outdoor Living Videos

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Determine the size and layout of your outdoor space. This

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4 Furniture Layout Floor Plans for a Small Apartment Living Room Tips

Are you moving into a new apartment? Rearranging your current rental space? Or simply looking for a way to fit your furniture into your small apartment living room? If you need help with your furniture layout, I’ve got four furniture layout floor plans that I’ve created to share with you today. Each floor plan is set in a somewhat typical apartment living room floor plan- a 10 foot by 14 foot rectangular space. While in the same setting, each floor plan has a separate, specific goal in mind; pick which fits your home and let’s get space planning!
1. The Traditional Furniture Layout.

 
This particular layout is designed in a traditional format. The furniture includes an apartment-size sofa, an overstuffed chair, a coffee table, an end table and a TV stand. Anchor your space with a large area rug, such as an 8 foot by 10 foot rug. If you

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