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3 Easy Ways to Illuminate Your Home for the Holidays

(StatePoint) ‘Tis the season of friends, family and entertaining! If you’re planning on hosting guests -- whether for an entire week of family fun or a one-night celebration -- now’s the time to get your home in the holiday spirit.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Top entertaining trends for a delightful holiday season
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again — when hosting holiday guests means sprucing up living spaces, brushing up on new recipes and hunting for the perfect stylish centerpieces. Before you plump guest room pillows, tinker with a new Christmas dessert or purchase the perfect place settings, there are a few entertaining trends you’ll want to keep in mind this season.

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Sunday 09/30/2018
5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your lovely Eastern home
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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Tuesday 09/25/2018
5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your home in the Northeast
Updated: October 24, 2018 - 4:11 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your home in the Midwest
Updated: October 24, 2018 - 4:11 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your home in the Northwest
Updated: October 24, 2018 - 4:11 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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5 low-cost decorating ideas to breathe new life into your home in the Southeast
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Craving a change in your home décor but don’t have the budget to hire an interior designer or do a major remodel? No problem! This year the trends involve natural materials, handmade accents, and rich colors. It’s about bringing the outside in, making your home a haven of peace and calm, and creating a sense of comfortable, lived-in style that’s inviting to your family and friends alike. Best of all? You can do it all with change to spare.

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Monday 09/10/2018
Black and White: A Reemerging Home Design Trend
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Black and white always has been a classic color pairing, and this neutral palette has resurged as one of today’s hottest design trends.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Home Design Ideas for Travel Enthusiasts
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Travelers are often struck by the unique style of a certain locale, such as the bright colors of Havana or the chic sophistication of Paris. If your family plans to travel soon, you will likely return longing to recreate memories of your time away.

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How to Select the Best Ceiling Fans for Your Home Interiors
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) If you have a “less is more” outlook on home decorating purchasing decisions, you probably want your lighting fixtures to not only be functional, but also fashionable elements that complement other accessories and contribute to your overall interior design. When it comes to ceiling fans, experts say that by shopping around, you can find a highly functional fixture that can even serve as the focal point of a room.

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Friday 07/13/2018
5 tiny house inspired tips to help you live comfortably in a small living space
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:21 am

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Thursday 07/12/2018
6 dorm room essentials for a comfortable college experience
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:20 am

(BPT) - Across the country, high school graduates are filled with anticipation as they prepare for their first year of college. For many, this means moving out of their parents’ house and into a dorm. While dorm rooms typically have tight quarters, this doesn't mean you can't make it feel a little like home sweet home.

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Thursday 06/21/2018
Fly your flag for the Fourth and all year with this fun project
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

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Tuesday 05/29/2018
Celebrate common ties by tackling this Father's Day project with dad
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

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Monday 05/14/2018
5 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Summertime means backyard barbecues, home decorating updates and more. Want to make all of this happen affordably?

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Thursday 05/03/2018
Colorful Design Ideas for Refreshing Your Home this Season
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) If you are looking to elegantly redesign the spaces in your home, consider taking your cues from the latest trends in the luxury market. Neutral color palettes and soft, soothing shades, such as gray, taupe and cream are on the rise among today’s luxury homes and adding touches of color will help personalize these spaces.

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Thursday 03/15/2018
High-tech bathroom trends for 2018
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:40 am

(BPT) - Technology is trending in home design and decor this year, and some of the most dramatic, futuristic and fun tech trends are showing up in the bathroom. From glass doors and windows changing from clear to opaque with the touch of a button to toilets transforming the whole experience of going to the loo, it's all about high-tech tricking out your oasis.

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5 musts for a low-stress, on-budget DIY home project
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - Owning your own home is a life accomplishment for many adults, and keeping it looking sharp and adding your personal touches brings a sense of pride. It seems there are always things you want to improve, so don’t let a limited budget or lack of know-how hold you back from dreaming. There are plenty of ways to enhance a room or remake a space without breaking the bank, along with many resources out there to show you how.

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Tuesday 03/13/2018
R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.

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Monday 02/26/2018
Are hidden leaks damaging your home, boosting water bills and harming the environment?
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:43 am

(BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA.

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The secret places pests are hiding in your home
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:40 am

(BPT) - Pests can be hiding just about everywhere — whether you can see them or not. When you know where to look, there are preventative measures you can take to help avoid a pest infestation problem in your home. Terminix shares details on the unexpected, “secret” places pests can be hiding.

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Wednesday 02/21/2018
House hunting? Use this handy checklist before you make the offer
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:42 am

(BPT) - House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love.

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Thursday 02/15/2018
3 Major Home Renovations that are Worth the Effort
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Building a new home? Overhauling an existing one? Here are three renovation ideas that will add beauty and value.

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Mix and Match: Update Your Home With 2018 Design Trends
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Are you planning to refresh your home but aren’t sure where to start? Some of today’s most popular design trends encourage mixing and matching favorite home accents within the same space.

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Monday 01/22/2018
6 Home Décor Trends to Make a Style Statement
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Is your home décor starting to feel a bit stale? Spruce up your interiors with some of the hottest home design trends for 2018 -- from customized cozy to natural textures to retro touches.

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Monday 11/20/2017
Fireplace Safety Tips for this Holiday Season and Beyond
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Gathering around the hearth this holiday season? While you may be taking time off from work and school to celebrate, don’t take a vacation from practicing basic safety guidelines. Stay safe with the following tips.

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