• Free Printable 2013 Calendars

    Happy New Year's Eve! If you weren't lucky enough to get a calendar covered in adorably cute puppies in your stocking, don't you worry - I've rounded up some great (and free!) printable 2013 calendars. Above: If you've ever dabbled in the crafty collage-style creation of a mood...
  • Create Your Own Giclee Framed Art

    Everyone loves custom art, and now you can create your own with this giclee framed art upload page. Choose your frame, upload your photos and your art is custom-made to order. Images are printed giclee style on artist quality canvas. They make a great gift or keepsake. Take a look for yourself...
  • Four Unique Window Treatments

    I think that window treatments are a lot like jewelry. Some are subtle and serene. Some are simple and classic. And some are colorful and full-of-life. I'm an over-the-top jewelry wearer. I never met a pair of blingy, sparkly earrings I didn't like. I'm drawn to the unique, the...
  • Botanical Print Inspirations and Matching Home Decor

    Botanical prints, along with vintage botanical prints and educational charts are very popular right now. I love seeing all the creative ways people use them as decorations in their home. They are fun, a little quirky, and a new way to express nature. I especially love the idea of using botanical prints...
  • Nature Decor Inspired by Scotland

    A co-worker's trip to Scotland inspired me to roundup a handful of nature decor products - a unique table lamp , fountains, and wall art. Because the products are reflective of outdoor textures and shapes, they are a great way to bring the outdoors in and incorporate travel inspirations into your...
  • Poppy Passion

    It's poppy season around here! The annual Spring poppy bloom is a special celebration in these parts since since the Golden Poppy is the California state flower. The Los Angeles Times had a recent article with a beautiful photo. After searching our site I realized that the poppy has inspired quite...
  • Elizabeth Taylor Movie Posters: Classic Cool

    Movie posters are a cool way of adding personal taste and style to your space. To keep them from making your home look like a college dorm, just make sure to frame your posters before hanging them or leaning them on ledges. Today's post is in memory of Elizabeth Taylor (February 27, 1932 –...
  • Three for Thursday: Classic Travel Wall Art

    If your home decor has a taste for travel and adventure, I suggest these travel wall art prints. Each is custom printed for you giclee style on canvas using archival quality inks, then set in an attractive black finish wood frame. Here are three of my favorites. Up above is a classic design that celebrates...
  • 2013 Color Trends

    You can all finally relax because the 2013 Color Trends are out! Now, I know these color trends seem to be designed for fashion, but fashion and home design are truly linked and let’s face it, if something is hot on the runway it’s bound to be sexy at home. I have put together ways in...
  • Rethinking Wall Tapestries

    When you hear " tapestry ", do you think of a busy pattern on ratty fabric hanging in a dorm room? Before they became de rigeur decoration for musty fraternity rooms, great woven tapestries hung in grand churches and palaces. It's time to rethink the sophisticated genre of woven art....
  • Creative Wall Treatments

    With spring in the air, I am ready to start some new projects. Okay, maybe I’m being a little ambitious with the use of the plural, but one project I do like to tackle periodically is changing the appearance of my walls. I prefer to focus on one wall in a room where everyone seems to congregate...
  • Picture Hanging Tips

    For our money, hanging a framed picture or painting on a wall is one of the most challenging decorating tasks. It's not hard, but it's tricky to get it to look right! Here's a good rule of thumb to follow: when hanging a piece, measure the overall height of the frame, then divide the frame...
  • The Forgotten Room: Wall Decor in the Kitchen

    It's not fair. When it comes to wall decor, the kitchen is often overlooked, while living rooms and bedrooms get all the love. Because it's such a functional space, the desire to keep clutter to a minimum is understandable. However an abundance of wall art can nicely augment a few carefully chosen...
  • Make a Staircase Your Own with Wall Art

    One of our readers, April Force Pardoe, has a great guide to hanging photos above a staircase. These handy tips to hanging photographs can just as easily be applied to wall art or your own giclee canvas print.
  • Paradoxymoron Wall Art

    Something fun for Wednesday! This fascinating piece is the work of British artist Patrick Hughes, and hangs in the lower reaches of the British Library, in London. It's a regular wall painting , but a trick in perspective makes it appear 3D as you move around it. Click the image above or this...
  • Creating an Art Gallery at Home

    Most people like art. At least I think they do. Heaven knows there are always throngs of people at every museum I attend. Hence, if we go on that premise, one must assume people like art at home. I’m a firm believer that people should buy what they love unless of course it’s on velvet! Your...
  • 5 Design Tips From Hotels to Transform Your Home

    I love to travel -- maybe it is because I grew up in a military family where we moved all the time. For me the trip starts as soon as the ticket is booked or the route is mapped. I start researching the places which might be of interest. I ask for suggestions from friends via social media. However...
  • How to Hang Pictures & Wall Art Like a Pro

    So, you have viewed the vast array of pictures and hand painted wall art and selected the perfect piece. Now you need to know how-to hang the picture or wall art on the wall. Ever wonder how the pros seem to hang pictures or wall art the very first time and without making the wall look like swiss...
  • Home Decor Inspired by 2012 Emmy Nominees

    The 64th annual Emmy Awards are just around the corner. Some of the 2012 Emmy nominees have amazing production design, even featuring some Lamps Plus products on set! Here are some easy tips on how to get the look of Emmy nominated home decor. Comedy Series: Comedy sets are usually contemporary, light...
  • Mix and Match Interior Design

    What's the most important thing to remember about Mix and Match Interior Design? Things don't have to make sense! Mix old with new, mix materials, or follow runway trends and mix up patterns - anything that isn't necessarily an obvious fit can work when it comes to mix and match decor. ...
  • Design Your Own Artwork - New!

    We've added a new feature to our popular Design You Own custom lighting tool - artwork that you can customize with your own colors! There are dozens of customizable images for you to choose from. My favorites are the abstracts and geometric images. If you're a fancy designer-type, you can...
  • Three for Thursday: New Wall Art Styles

    New wall art designs giclee birds with bags art on burlap shadow box art
  • Getting a New Look: Restyle What You Have

    Getting a new look can cost you nothing. How? Restyle what you have! By reusing items around the house and yard you can instantly change the look of a space and be kind to the environment. I seriously can’t get over the reused crochet afghans re-purposed as a tent. Ingenious, colorful and the...
  • Easy Budget Decorating Ideas

    Unless you've just won the mega-millions lottery, one factor will always be a consideration when designing your space: budget. However, great expense doesn't guarantee great taste, and these easy budget decorating ideas will be your best friend for a stylish and livable home. Much beauty can...
  • Do You Have a Juju Hat?

    Juju hats have officially made a comeback in modern spaces and their impact in a space is not to be ignored! The traditional headdress makes for an impressive piece of wall art and brings great texture to the room! I'm particularly loving the juju hat in white feathers. It pops on a dark wall and...
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