Entertaining on your porch or patio doesn't have to end because summer is over. Stay cool all year long while protecting yourself and your home with Solar Shades. These shades are not just for keeping out the scorching heat. They look great and help you control privacy and light for every part of your home. Additionally, they protect porches and patios from blowing rain and inclement weather.
When it comes to design, old is always new. Whether you are in the mood for eclectic, traditional, vintage modern, mid-century modern, shabby chic or just about any other style, classic vintage pieces can be easily found at flea markets, garage sales, antique stores, and even the attic. These great additions to your space help express your personality and style while honoring the past. The secret is in the balance.
Here are a few ways to infuse the past into your home to give it an antiquated feel.
Choosing the perfect window covering can go a long way in creating the right atmosphere in your home. You can’t just pick any set of blinds or curtains—you need to choose an option that seamlessly blends into your existing decor. Covering your windows can be tricky enough when you consider all the various curtain and blind options available, but what about that sliding glass patio door?
If you have a fireplace, decorating your fall mantel is a wonderful way to show off this season's bounty. You can use pumpkins, ornamental gourds, dried flowers, fruit, leaves, leaf prints and other seasonal beauties.
When temperatures drop, a fireplace is where the whole family can gather and spend quality time together. How you decorate the mantle depends on what style you are going for and what seasonal touches you want to add to your home's décor.
"Fall" into the spirit with these inspirational mantels:
For those looking to revamp their house on a budget, self-installation of new horizontal blinds is not only possible; it’s also simple. Before beginning your DIY project, make sure you have a stepladder, tape measure, pencil, screws, screwdriver or drill, and a level on hand. Then, follow these simple steps:
Decide whether you want to mount your new blinds on the inside or outside of the window frame. It’s a matter of personal preference; would you rather the blinds just cover the glass (inside), or extend to the outer edges of the window frame (outside)?
Carefully measure your window/ window frame, depending on your answer to #1. For an outside mount, you should measure to the outside edges of the molding. For both mounts, you’ll