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Decorative Touches

Decorative Touches

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Original iron strap-hinge and thumb-latch hardware stands out on a simple plank door.

Green Building Expert's 1931 Colonial Revival Redo

Decorate Large Spaces With Budget Wall Art: Fill empty walls by using these art tips that won't break the bank. Original art may seem out of reach, but there are many websites that specialize in a variety of budget options, including, TheTappanCollecti...,, and others. Alex Farkas, the co-founder and gallery director of one of these sites,, offered up some tips for stylishly decking out an expansive space.

Decorate Large Spaces With Budget Wall Art

We're loving the turquoise grass cloth that echoes the colors of the dining room chairs in this Minneapolis house built by Great Neighborhood Homes.

Great Neighborhood Homes

Basketweave marble floor tile, framed by a pencil-thin ceramic border, is warmed by an electric heat mat. | Marble tile:

A Bath With Room to Move

Placement of furnishings in a room can affect mood, the visual size of a room, and the functioning of the family. Check out these easy furniture arranging tricks togive your room a whole new flavor in just an hour.

Original 1931 iron strap-hinge and thumb-latch hardware stands out on a simple plank door

Green Building Expert's 1931 Colonial Revival Redo

Cabinets in sea-foam green anchor a deep farmhouse sink with Victorian-style brass faucet.

30 Fabulous Farmhouse Sinks - The Cottage Market

Herringbone-pattern doors and shutters compliments of

DIY Herringbone Door Tutorial

Install a sconce with an articulated arm above the medicine cabinet for a style boost in your bathroom. It's just as great at providing effective task lighting in the bath as it is at illuminating bookshelves.

19 Budget–Smart Bath Updates

Take a cue from designer spaces and match the material of your shade to your shower curtain. Lightweight cotton won't block light and is easy to launder. Just be sure to hang a waterproof liner behind the shower curtain.

Cap subway-tile wainscot with a DIY decorative rail. The how-to: Top upside-down one-piece baseboard with rounded window-stool trim; add cove molding where the two meet.

19 Budget–Smart Bath Updates

Inject some architectural character into the bathroom above your sink with a window-style mirror. Find a similar one on Etsy

19 Budget–Smart Bath Updates

For a quick cabinet or vanity makeover, Crackle Hexagonal Knobs from Home Decorators have a colorful crazed-ceramic head in four colors and an antiqued-brass-finish base. Find them at The Home Depot

Fresh Finds and Fast Fixes from the 2015 Kitchen and Bath Show

Custom-made corbels support a cookbook shelf in this kitchen hutch built-in. Fir paneling behind it helps the yellow paint pop and ties in the built-in with the rest of the cabinetry.

Galley Turned Open-Plan Dining and Cookspace

Nothing quite says "spring" like florals in soft pastel shades of blue, violet and pink. Here they're complemented with feminine laces, colored glass and frilly linens. | Via NellyVintageHome from Bulgaria

Бяло и лилаво

An over-sized clock in turquoise sets the tone for this living room by Highland Custom Homes.

Highland Custom Homes

Wooden male and female icons from Michael's (painted black) identify the entrance to this Jack-and-Jill bath.

She's crafty: House Tour- kids bathroom

Shiplap planks painted white add texture and architectural interest to these book/collectible shelves. | Via

Curtain rods and four-corner drapes secured from the ceiling create a faux canopy bed that adds drama for minimal cost.

5 Fireplace Tricks to Try: Chances are that fireplace isn't going to be used for another six months, so why not give it a seasonal makeover using things you already own. via Surround Yourself

easy DIY to refresh your home for spring

Operable transoms over the doors are fitted with vintage hardware and funnel light and air into this master bedroom

Tattered 1920s Bungalow to Updated Gem

A built-in clock is functional and adds period flair to this kitchen

New Vintage Look for a Contemporary Kitchen

Handcrafted leaded-glass cabinet door panels show off dishware and reflect light back into the kitchen

New Vintage Look for a Contemporary Kitchen

Cutouts in this kitchen sink cabinet were inspired by period-style decorative patterns

New Vintage Look for a Contemporary Kitchen

Bistro style open shelving has surged in popularity over the past few years. And we particularly love the beefiness of these.

10 Kitchen Trends Here to Stay - Centsational Girl