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Beadboard Ideas for Your Home

Beadboard Ideas for Your Home

Chances are, you've seen beadboard in your local home improvement stores, on HGTV, Pinterest, and Houzz. Here are some uses for this budget-friendly, yet luxurious addition.

How to Balance A Room

What does it mean to balance a room? How do you do it? Is it expensive? I definitely understand that these questions can be daunting - especially when you're not an interior designer. Whether you're about to move and need to stage your home, or you just feel like redecorating, here are some tips to help you balance your spaces.

1. Define a balanced room.
In order to know where to start, you should know what the end goal will look like. A balanced room is a room that has equal amounts of furniture accent pieces, and decorations on either side of the room. This also means that if you have a tall plant on one side of the room, you should have something tall on the other side of the space to balance it. Here are two pictures - the first is of a balanced room, the other is unbalanced.

Balanced Room
 See how the sofa is balanced by the two chairs, the built-in bookshelves are on both sides of the fireplace, and there are two of everything.

Unbalanced Room
Notice how the room is unbalanced? You could draw a line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner of the picture and see how the entertainment stand (with the sculptures) is taller than the mantel (with the accent pieces) is as tall as the plant. There is also an end table on the left side of the room, and nothing but a gate on the right side of the room.

2. Rearrange furniture
Just because your room isn't balanced, doesn't mean that you need to spend a lot of money trying to balance everything. Sometimes, just moving furniture is all you need. Don't be afraid to take furniture from one room and move it into another.
 Notice that the room had nothing tall enough to balance the swordfish before? By adding the art around the room this person was able to achieve balance through height. And switching out bulky furniture for the more modern furniture makes the room look larger while maintaining balance.

3. Don't overwhelm the room with colors.
Don't be afraid to use color in your room, but it's easy to get carried away. A good rule of thumb is to pick one color for the room, and using the color wheel, pick an accent color for the smaller decorative pieces. 
If you're unsure as to how to use a color wheel, the colors exactly opposite of each other are complementary colors. These colors always look great together. If you don't want to go with two different colors, go with either color to the left or right of the desired color choice. 
For example, if you choose Yellow as your primary color for the room, the complementary color for Yellow is Violet. If you don't want to have Violet in your room, go with Yellow-Orange, or Yellow-Green for your accent pieces.  If you notice that Black & White are not on the color wheel, that is because they are the absence of color and can be used with any of the colors on the color wheel.

Good luck with balancing your rooms!

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Innovative Built-In Ideas

We know everyone has seen built-in bookcases, entertainment centers and mudrooms. So here is a series of innovative built-ins that we thought were very creative and useful. These tend to leave you thinking...

"Why didn't I think of that?!"

 Why just have recessed panels when you can use them to hide your books! This is just like in the movies when people reveal the hidden rooms by pulling a book, only you reveal the book by pulling the wall! This is great because it hides the clutter, and you can double the use for the space by hanging photos or dry-erase boards on the panels!

 This picture has been circling the internet for some time now, but no matter how many times we see it, I think I can speak for everyone when I say - I WANT THIS IN MY HOUSE! What a great use of space!

I love this one! If there isn't enough room for a cabinet, or cabinets aren't going with your style in a small bathroom, try recessed cabinets! It's great because the room is there behind the sink (thanks to plumbing) and it adds more space to your room! Plus, those nosey friends and family members will struggle to find what you're "hiding".

 Ok, I need this one. How great would it be to climb into the bathtub and have everything you need at your fingertips, and get out without leaving a mess? I don't like clutter in the corners, and with this design, you can hide all the shampoo and body wash bottles when you're done. Easy-peasy.

My laundry room is tiny and very difficult to organize. This is a terrific idea! Utilizing the doors, this person added built-ins on the doors and a shelf above the washer and dryer to come up with the most space-saving and ingenious design that is practical for any house!

I want this in my house! Save space by installing this cutting board inside one of your cabinets - now you can pull it out when you need it, and store it when you don't. Or, just use it for added counter space when you're busy in the kitchen!

Here's another ingenious idea for a staircase. No more wasted space under the stairs. This guy actually has a movable island that he uses as a wet bar. This would also be a great idea for a craft island - pull it out when you're working, and slide it away when you're done!

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