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Best Ways to Mix Patterns In Your Décor

You’ve seen attractive rooms in home decorating magazines and wonder how the designers know certain patterns will mix so well together. 

There are definitely tricks of the trade that are foolproof in any room, and you can learn them, too. 

Recognizing which patterns go well together really boils down to the opposites attract theory. Soft

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Paint Your Own Fresco

Fresco murals have decorated homes well before 1500 BCE, says italianfrescoes.com. A fresco is really a mural painting that you put on a wall or ceiling, just like Michelangelo.

Though usually applied wet-on-wet by trained masters, there are some easy ways for you to add a colorful mural to any room.

Consider a few ideas

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Paint a Mural In Your Child’s Room

To beat the heat this summer with some creative fun, help your child paint a mural on her walls. In six easy steps, you and your child can transform their room into a delightful storybook world, animal kingdom, or whatever they want. 

Choose a theme. Your child may have favorite books, athletes, rooms should have pictures of

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Save Time Installing Wallpaper

Don’t let the size of a wallpaper job daunt you. Today’s wallpapers are easier to install than ever, especially if you have the right tools and organization. 

The right tools

Get your tools together first, so you don’t have to stop in the middle of the job to run to the paint store.

Removing wallpaper

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Install a Doggie Door

Once again, you’ve been held up by work. And your dog hasn’t been outside all day. By the time you get home, you and your dog are anxious, quivering wrecks. Is there a better way?

Yes, you can create a portal in your back door to a small fenced patio or yard, so the dog

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The Importance of Mood Lighting

Bright lights are great for entertaining and daily activities, but when you want the mood to be quieter, or more intimate, just turn the lights down.

That’s how easily you can use lighting placement and intensity to capture the energy or quietude that you want.

Here are several suggestions to choose lighting that will give

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Knock Rust and Dust Off Your Grill Before You Barbeque

If you’re a homeowner with a gas grill, you probably are already looking forward to having your first barbeque of the season. Since most people tend not to use their grills over the winter, your grill has had time to accumulate some dust, rust, and a potential insect infestation by the time spring rolls around.  

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Buying a Barbeque Grill

There are few better ways to entertain family and friends than the backyard barbeque!

If you don’t have a barbeque grill yet, you can definitely join the fun by choosing the right kind of grill for your outdoor space.  

To begin your search,  the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association recommends that you think about what

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A Porch Makeover in 5 Easy Steps

Beautiful sunsets, soft breezes, greeting the neighbors while you rock in your porch swing…you can enjoy all these pleasures and more from your front porch.

If you want to enjoy your outdoor spaces more, maybe it’s time for a little lift. Here are five easy ways to put the focus on your porch.

1. Every

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