Category : Tips

Eco Friendly Lighting

Looking for Eco-Friendly Lighting Option? Try LEDs

Deborah DiMare

Turning your house into an eco-friendly home is continually becoming an easier task. From updated and energy efficient appliances to the type of paint you put on your wall, more and more companies are creating products that fit an eco-friendly, child-and pet-friendly lifestyle.

There are some elements of the house that are more obvious to change. But then there are parts that are easily forgotten about. As you browse the checklist of needed changes throughout your home, be sure that new lighting is on that list.

How To Host a Vegan BBQ (both herbi- and carni- vores will LOVE!)

Deborah DiMare

Choosing a healthier and compassionate lifestyle shouldn’t get in the way of enjoying a holiday that celebrates independence, togetherness and sharing food. So we prepared the ultimate guide on what to bring to the table for all the Vegans out there – and we bet it would entice the carnivores out there too – because knowing no animals were harmed makes it so much more delicious!

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Easy and Affordable Fall Decorating Ideas: #3 – Pillows

Deborah DiMare

Tis the season to start movin’ stuff around… when the leaves start afallin’ start ahaulin’. I just made that up. A new season is always the perfect time to do a little updating to your decor. Fall is such a beautiful season. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to recreate the following fall decorating ideas in your own home. They’re super easy and all of our tips are affordable.

Keep in touch with us. We’ll be posting easy and affordable fall decorating ideas from now until the end of November.

Fall Decorating Idea #2: Pillows

One of the easiest ways to decorate for the fall is to simply switch or add pillows and throw blankets. Use warms colors that are more reflective of the fall. Colors include red, orange and rust and even deep jewel tones such as purple, royal blue and sangria. Bring in heavier, meatier pillows and throws, ones that you want to wrap yourself around in. Think of how good it feels to come inside on cold, windy, fall days and nuzzle up in a cozy throw and lie your head on a soft, weighted pillow. Now that’s soooooo good.

Here is a great article with other tips on how to decorate using pillows:

If you have any fall decorating ideas please share them with us! We would love to hear them.

 

-Deborah Rosenberg

 

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Easy and Affordable Fall Decorating Ideas: #2 – Use Candles

Deborah DiMare

Tis the season to start movin’ stuff around… when the leaves start afallin’ start ahaulin’. I just made that up. A new season is always the perfect time to do a little updating to your decor. Fall is such a beautiful season. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to recreate the following fall decorating ideas in your own home. They’re super easy and all of our tips are affordable.

Keep in touch with us. We’ll be posting easy and affordable fall decorating ideas from now until the end of November.

Fall Decorating Idea #2: Candles

Decorate your home with candles. Include the beautiful rainbow of fall theme colors for your candles; reds, oranges, brown, gold and white. Candles immediately add warmth and glow to any space, especially in the dead of winter. They’re one of the most inexpensive ways to transform a space and create an entirely different mood.

Check out some great ideas on how you can arrange candles to create a beautiful decorating piece for your home here.

If you have any fall decorating ideas please share them with us! We would love to hear them.

-Deborah Rosenberg

 

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Things not to do in interior design

7 of the Biggest Decorating Mistakes

Deborah DiMare

If you could be Cinderella this Halloween and your Fairy Godmother waved her magic want to give your home a complete makeover, what would she change?

Since we can’t all be Cinderella, here are 7 of the biggest decorating mistakes you should avoid when decorating your home:

1. Bathroom cover rug / use rectangular rug instead. It’s the unwritten law of bathroom rugs. Rectangular is the way to go.

2. Undressed cables. Think of your undressed cables as a person. You wouldn’t want to be out in the wide open street undressed would you? If you disagree, you should be checking out a different blog. This one certainly isn’t going to do it for you.

3. Out of place themes (A home’s decor needs to be authentic and provide a sense of where you are. Decorating too much in the same print is overwhelming and tacky.) Remember, small doses, small doses.

4. View Askew – Furniture placed at odd angles in a room never feels right. Line up sofas, beds and other pieces parallel to walls—it will make the space feel finished and permanent rather than like a work in progress. We like symmetry. Our body is most comfortable with symmetry. So, don’t go all artsy and try to give the room a “look.” It will get the “look” by appearing symmetrical.

5. Popcorn ceiling!!! No get rid of it. The only popcorn in your life should be the one you eat at the movies.

6. Correct way of using patterns. Don’t overuse patterns or you’ll get yourself and your guests dizzy. Think simple. Keep it simple.

7. Curtains must fit your windows properly. Think of them as a pair of pants. You know that dorky guy you see with the pants up to his ankles?? That’s what your curtains look like when they’re too short. They look like a dorky curtain.

Share your Halloween decorating ideas with us! Send them to ddigz@dimaredesign.com and you can win a Ddigz.com room design for free (worth $479.00) We are not a Fairy Godmother but we can surely make your wish of re-decorating your space come true. The contest ends September 2nd. Make sure to write “Halloween Décor Contest” on subject line.

-Deborah Rosenberg

 

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