18 Genius Wall Decor Ideas | HGTV’s Decorating & Design Blog

So, you recently moved into a new place, and you finally have your furniture arranged exactly how you want it. You placed your decorative accents and hung the few pieces of art you own. But every time you sit down to relax on the sofa, those big, blank walls taunt you with their unforgivable boringness. “I need decor! I need decor!” they cry. So, you flip on the TV and drown them out with an episode of House Hunters.

We’ve all been there. Blank walls can be a total headache when you don’t have time, funds or ideas — but they certainly don’t have to be. I’ve rounded up some wall decor ideas for every type of person: the DIY decorator, total trendsetter, penny pincher, plant person, vintage visionary, focused functionalist and salvaging soul. Scroll through, pick your favorites and show your walls who’s boss.

FOR THE DIY DECORATOR

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Design Decor & Disha | An Indian Design & Decor Blog

In today’s post on our Indian Art form series, I’m gonna talk about the art of paper cutting or better known as Sanjhi. Like the name itself suggests Sanjhi or paper cutting art is an art of paper cutting. The paper is cut in a way that the paper holds together and yet it shows a beautiful intricate pattern on it. For the complete tutorial on Sanjhi, watch the video below.

Origin:
Sanjhi is practised in Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh in India. Though the paper cutting work is done all across the world, Sanjhi is little different. Sanjhi is said to have originated around 400-500 years ago in the 16th or 17th century. So like all the other Indian Artforms I have shared here previously, this art form is also very ancient. Some craftsmen believe that Sanjhi word is derived from Saanjh or Shaam which means dusk,

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18 Predictions for 2020 Exterior Home Design | Blog

We’ve come up with 18 predictions for 2020 exterior home design. That said, as 2020 is quickly approaching it’s important to be aware of what’s coming down the pipeline and how you can achieve the latest look.  Many clients are asking for updates and we want to be sure we make the best decisions for each home exterior. We’ve sent our best brick&batten designers on the hunt to discover what you should be focused on in your 2020 house design.  Fast forward to spring, what will we be noticing in home exteriors?


18 Predictions for 2020 Home Design:

No. 1//

Mid-Century Modern Homes

Homes are moving to a more simplistic design.  Out with the McMansions and in with the mid-century modern type structures.  Big open windows and lean toward nature.

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Ranch Styles with Front Porch Space

Because of the move toward simplicity, we are noticing more of a

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The 15 Best Interior Designers In BirminghamBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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Interior Designers: Birmingham, Al

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Who is the best designer in Birmingham AL? Here are 15 candidates. Choose your favorite and tell us who we missed in the comments section.

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With its eclectic, authentic charm and renovated historic properties, Birmingham has plenty of inspiration and resources for the local interior designers. The city is home to the highly successful regional magazine, Southern Living, and an incredible selection of antique stores, art galleries, and upscale boutiques.

Among the decorators in the Birmingham metro area, there are 15 who truly shine in their field. Listed below, in no particular order, are the city’s top interior designers. Browse through our list, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the poll below. We think we’ve done a great job finding Birmingham’s top design talent, but if you think we forgot someone, let us know in

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The Design Files | Australia’s most popular design blog.

Interiors

Georgina Jeffries delivers an unpretentious, minimalist interior for this coastal retreat in Lorne.

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Gardens

A pair of Australian francophiles bring their love of the French countryside to regional Australia.

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Architecture

A former Bed & Breakfast in Sydney’s Forest Lodge returned to its former glory as a grand family home, by Carter Williamson.

Studio Visit

How florist Gina Lasker of Georgie Boy has embraced a direct-to-consumer business model to support local flower growers during Covid:19.

Printed Matter

A new book from interiors writer and stylist Natalie Walton tells the story of 20 different slow-living households, and their minimal, beaut…

Homes

Inside the North Warrandyte, mid-century home of property stylist Anna Byrnes and family.

Furniture

Furniture designer James Howe won an international design award one year after entering the industry. And we can see why!

Architecture

Bent Architecture embraces energy efficiency

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8 Family Room Decorating Ideas From The ExpertsBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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Planning an interior design for a family room; where do you start? Here are 8 pointers directly from expert interior designers to help you take the first step.

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Whether you gather together to watch the big game or have a quiet night of family fun, the family room is where you spend the most time gathering with friends and loved ones. It is where you make memories that all will cherish for years to come.

With a room that is used so often, and is the hub of your daily life, you want to make sure it is both beautiful and well-suited to your family’s lifestyle. We know it can be overwhelming and sometimes intimidating to think about making over your living room. Do you hire a designer, or do it yourself? Where do you start? To ease your mind and get you

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Interior Design Blog

12 Best Interior Design Finds At IKEA

IKEA. The behemoth discount furniture retailer that we loathe… and love. It’s the one-stop shop for designing a space on a budget.

April 8, 2020

Best LED Desk Lamps Recommended by Interior Designers

At times, people experience eye strain and fatigue. Such issues can be avoided by ensuring that you have acquired a good desk lamp. The desk lamp should illuminate your working area well, and you will not experience eye strain and fatigue while working. A great desk lamp also improves your productivity levels.

April 8, 2020

Best Gifts That Will Wow Your Hostess

Any good guest knows that the number one rule of attending a holiday party is to never show up empty-handed. A bottle of wine is fine but giving a thoughtful gift that elevates your hostess’s home will show that you appreciate their effort – and guarantee you a

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Design Dilemma: Mixing Wood Finishes In A Room – Schneiderman’s {the blog}


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This design dilemma comes from a post suggestion that we received via email.

Design dilemma question on mixing woods in a space

It’s a great question, so thank you for asking!

The answer to your question is NO.   All of the wood finishes in a space do not need to match.

In fact, too many perfectly matching pieces can make a room feel bogged down, so the current trend is to mix furniture and finishes to liven up your space and make it more interesting.

There are skilled designers that can mix what seems to be unending finishes in a room and get away with it, but that typically doesn’t work for most people.  These tips are for those who want to mix and match, but want to keep simple and need guidelines to make sure it’s all working together…

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1. Start With One.

Choose one dominant wood tone that the others will compliment.  If

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Blog | Mid Century Design & Decor Guide

The furniture and decor introduced in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s were clean, sophisticated, and inclusive. Despite the passage of time, mid century designs have remained a staple in interior architecture. In this guide, we’ll cover the fundamentals of how to realise a mid century modern décor and where to shop for the pieces you desire.

1. Interior Design Inspirations
To kick things off, remember that great interior design draws bits and pieces of influence from different styles, so include some elements that are outside of the mid century boundaries.

2. Pick the Right Colours
Selecting colours is always the first step to planning your interior, since it leads your furniture and decor selection. Mid century colours tend to combine darker neutral tones with saturated accent colours.
Remember to follow the usual interior design colour picking tip, also called the 60-30-10 rule. Your room colours should be 60% dominant base

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12 Tips for Home Exterior Design in 2019 | Blog

12 TIPS for Home Exterior Design in 2019

We have cultivated some projects and come up with 12 TIPS to help with your house exterior design.  A beautiful house exterior is just as important, if not more important, than a beautiful interior.  Maybe it’s time to show your house some love with simple changes that create a big impact!

Tip #1.

Front Load Garage Tips:

Do you have the dreaded front load garage? Your garage takes up too much real estate on the front of your home to just ignore it…. It’s like the elephant in the room.  That said, we say either hide it or make it beautiful! There are so many options now for garage doors that if you are ready to replace you can find something beautiful.  If you’re not ready to replace, just add garage hardware or paint your existing garage.  This will make a world

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