6 Tips for Displaying Art In Your Home

So you've splurged on a piece of art that you just love and now you need to show it off. Planning the display of artwork throughout your home may seem like a daunting task—but it doesn't need to be. We're here to take the guess work out of hanging a beautiful piece in your space. Eye Level The general rule is that art should be hung at eye level, but eye level means something different to everyone! Instead, hang the art so that it is centered around 57 to 60 inches from the floor. Keep the Furniture in Mind Keep your piece of art about 8 to 10 inches above a piece of furniture, especially if any piece of it extends beyond a few inches. This will also help protect it from handprints and smudg

Make A More Peaceful Home

With summer behind us, the hustle and bustle of fall has begun. Kids are back in school, vacation is a distant memory, and the holidays will be here before you know it. Your home should be a perfect refuge from the outside world. Creating a stress-free home isn't difficult when you consider the following ideas. Clear the Clutter If your space is a full of clutter, your mind will be, too. Protect certain areas of your home from the mess - kitchen counters, coffee tables, your bed. To combat clutter, try a 5-minute blitz each evening. The whole family can help by taking these few short minutes and tidying up and you'll be amazed what a difference just 5 minutes can make. You'll sleep better kn

Adding Fall's Hottest Colors To your Decor

We may still be enjoying warm weather, but fall is coming, and bringing along Pumpkin Spice Lattes, plaid flannel and cinnamon candles. Regardless of the weather, many of us feel a pull toward cozier colors and textures. Here's how you can bring fall hues into your home without redoing your entire decor. This fall, embrace plum, forest green, dark gold, rust and teal to celebrate autumn. While one of these bold colors would make fantastic options for an accent wall, it may be easier (and gentler on your wallet) to feature them in your smaller decor elements. In The Kitchen/Dining Area If you have neutral-colored dishes, seasonal updates to your table are simple. We love how this gold charger

September Home Maintenance

As we move into fall, it's important to keep all the components of your home running smoothly. To avoid costly repairs, seasonal maintenance is crucial. This is the perfect time to get ready for fall. Regardless of your location, start these helpful tips now to save money and get a jump on the season.

Lighting Solutions For Every Room

Putting a little effort into your home's lighting can make a big difference. Interestingly enough, when lighting is great, you hardly notice it. When lighting is bad, it's hard to miss. Here are some tips to help you bring some life into each room of your home. LIVING ROOM For any space, relying on one kind of lighting will give the room a flat feeling. It's time to embrace layered lighting, especially in rooms that see a lot of activity. In your living and family areas, consider how the space is used. If you get plenty of natural light, as do most newer homes, you may be able to get away without any overhead lights. In this case, use well-placed lamps at mid-level, making sure to avoid any

Your September Garden

September is a swing month in the Texas garden world with the official arrival of Autumn later this month, which hopefully means the return of cooler weather. Despite lingering heat, this is still one of the better times of the year to be gardening, especially for landscaping plants. Lawn You will want to pay attention to your lawn this month. The dry, hot weather encourages bugs which can really do damage on St. Augustine grass. Watch out for brown patch in the lawn. Fall is the prime season for this fungal disease. Symptoms appear as fairly circular areas of brown St. Augustine, which may expand outward and may green up again in the center. It is rarely fatal, just ugly. The dead leaves c

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