22 Dashing French Country Living Rooms

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22 Dashing French Country Living Rooms (1)

Striking the perfect balance of beauty and comfort, country French style easily fits into elegant homes and country houses alike. Beautiful fabrics and provincial patterns are hallmarks of country French style. To balance today’s hectic lifestyles, softer colors and more delicate patterns have become popular choices. Pretty fringes, decorative trims, and lacy accents add an elegant finish.

Architectural details that harkens to yesteryear easily give a room country French flavor. But you don’t have to live in an ancient chateau to create the look. Rustic stone tile and hand-scraped wood beams add the charm of an old French eatery to this new kitchen. Curved archways, intricate molding details, and painted finishes also enhance the look. Check out the pictures below.

Stunning French Country Kitchen Cabinets Cream

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French country décor is meant to evoke a sense of rustic comfort. Furniture and accessories are elegant, yet they are designed with a refined approach which avoids ostentatious design flourishes.

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Stunning French Country Kitchen Cabinets Cream (4)

Cabinets selected or built for a French country kitchen should fit with this mindset. In high-end kitchens they will be manufactured from lighter-colored hardwoods with a distinct grain, creating a warm and welcoming feeling which doesn’t overwhelm the centerpieces of the décor. Some homeowners choose to distress or antique the wood finish for a more-authentic country look, or to paint the cabinets in muted shades of cream or beige. Light glazing for the cabinet doors is also a possibility.

Less-expensive stock cabinetry is often made from MDF or similar pressed-wood products, and finished or painted in subdued earth tones. With the current popularity of French country design, these cabinets are easy to find in a number of appropriate finishes at prices which won’t bust the budget.

French country kitchen cabinets are likely to have grooved facings, and may feature sedate yet intricately-created scrolls, carvings and moldings (which would be simulated on MDF cabinetry) in order to replicate the feel of Louis XIV design sensibilities. Crown molding is a good choice to frame the top of the cabinets, and while these approaches may not be fully authentic, some choose to use beadboard facings or place skirts at the bottom of their cabinetry to add to the warm appearance of the room.

Hardware on the cabinets in a French country kitchen will most often be made of wrought (or antiqued) iron, bronze or brass. They may be moderately ornamented, but these fixtures should blend with the overall light and airy feel of the kitchen, rather than add a sense of heaviness.

A final touch would be to hang copper pots next to the French country kitchen cabinetry, completing the rustic 18th century look.

Creative Dorm Room Storage Organization Ideas DIY College Dorm Room on A Budget

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Creative Dorm Room Storage Organization Ideas DIY College Dorm Room on A Budget (6)
Creative Dorm Room Storage Organization Ideas DIY College Dorm Room on A Budget (6)

The basic dorm room is pretty uninspiring, with its cinderblock walls, a small bed and hardly any dorm storage. The challenge is how do you breathe personality into such a small space? And how do you deal with dorm organization and clutter?

With a little planning and inspiration, you can create an awesome room with plenty of dorm storage as your personal sanctuary to study and lounge in. Here are some dorm room decor ideas and dorm storage items in stores now that make dorm organization easy, modern and very Tumbler!

DIY Halloween Wreaths Ideas – Cute Outdoor Halloween Decorations

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Halloween is one of the most interesting holidays in the year. Okay, I may be a little excited here. It is my favorite holiday to decorate for. This spooky collection is for those who live in apartments, yet want to be a part of that Halloween decoration frenzy. You just do one thing, dress your front door for Halloween with one of these spooky DIY wreaths. But be careful not to scare off your guests completely. Have fun!

DIY Halloween Wreaths Ideas Cute Outdoor Halloween Decorations (3)
DIY Halloween Wreaths Ideas Cute Outdoor Halloween Decorations (3)

I know it’s a little early, but it’s practically September which means it’s practically Halloween!! Are you with me?! Okay, I may be a little excited here. Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for, and this year I have some fun projects up my sleeve. Can’t wait to start showing them to you!

To kick things off I wanted to share with you my top FAVORITE Halloween Wreaths from the internet. They’re from all over Blog Land and are so unique, but all perfect for Halloween. Some are spooky, some are classy, and all of them would be great for a craft night in October. Be sure to check them out and use them as inspiration for making your own. I’m seriously dying over some of the wreaths below!!

Which makes me wonder – which one is your favorite?

WAYS TO MAKE AN ART STUDIO Organization AT Ideas for Workspace Desks

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Dear Wonderful, Creative You:

One of the things that people consistently say gets in the way of making art is not having an art space. I’d like to share some ideas for creating a fun, funky, and functional art space you can really use in your home.

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WAYS TO MAKE AN ART STUDIO Organization AT Ideas for Workspace Desks (3)

INSPIRING ART STUDIO SPACES
Before we talk about practical ideas, let’s dream a little, shall we? Let’s look dewy-eyed at some amazing art studios, because I think dreaming about your ideal studio might inspire you to incorporate some of the elements in your art space

CREATE AN ART STUDIO IN YOUR HOME

We aren’t all able to create gorgeous studios like the ones in the list above, but I believe that if you truly want to make art and creativity a part of your life and your self-care practice, you can find a space for it. It’s about making your art a priority. Here’s some of the best ideas I’ve found for carving out an art space at home.

1. Divide a room into living space and art studio space. Use shelving, a table, or a screen to delineate (or hide!) the art area in a family room or living room.

2. Take over a corner. Place a desk and some shelving with baskets to hold art materials in the corner of any room. Voila! Instant art space.

3. Convert a closet. Squeeze some clothing into another closet, or create a clothing rack in the attic. Use a small desk, chair, and perhaps mini shelving to create your mini art studio.

4. Install a fold-down table with some storage, like this one* somewhere in your home.

5. This table from Ikea folds up very small and also features storage, making it a good option for an art space in a common room, such as an eat-in kitchen or dining room. You might combine that with this inventive solution for storing paint: 28 Ideas for Craft Paint Storage

6. Take over the garage, attic, or basement. Be sure to consider heating, cooling and humidity issues.

7. Make a rolling art cart. This post from ArtBar has some inspiring ideas for using shelving and rolling carts to create an art space at home. You might also like this post from Tinkerlab on how to create space for art making in your home. She is focused on kids, but the same ideas can apply for adults.

8. Repurpose an old piece of furniture as an art table, desk, or storage. You might like the Junquemail Contessa’s repurposing of a changing table for art supplies.

9. Use a mobile art caddy. This mobile art caddy from Dick Blick would be another way to keep art supplies at the ready, yet out of the way in a common room such as a dining room or eat-in kitchen.

10. Convert an antique into an art supply station. Check out Kelli McKinley Hansen’s inventive use of a mail sorting cubby. See how I’ve repurposed two pieces of furniture in this post.

11. Carry an art pouch. Whether carving out a dedicated art space in your home feels impossible, or you like being able to make art anywhere, a portable art kit is an essential tool. I’ve been a fan of using little and big pouches as portable art kits for some time, this post gives some ideas for decorating your own. I find the more special it feels, the more I want to pick it up and use it!

12. Make an art tool bucket. This tool bucket makes for a great portable art station with all its pockets.

wow !! Wonderful Fireplace Mantel Christmas Decoration Ideas

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wow !! Wonderful Fireplace Mantel Christmas Decoration Ideas (1)

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle during the holidays? So, if you have a fireplace at home, you should decorate it to make a beautiful welcome to Santa. A mantelpiece is an important part of your interior; usually it is a star in living room decor like Christmas tree.
When decorating your mental use the basic mantel decorations like; flowers, photos of your family, fruit, wreaths, green Christmas tree branches, cones, bells, ornaments and candles or anything that matches your interior but arrange it in your way. For example, stockings are the most important part of the mantel decorations; it’s very traditional and adds coziness. It’s comfortable to make the same look of your home and the fireplace just as the last year but just add a Christmas centerpiece that changes the look completely.
Browse through a Gorgeous Fireplace Mantel Christmas Decoration Ideas for your home decor to bring a cozy and sweet atmosphere of celebration that everybody could remember forever. If these are not something you want to do during Christmas celebration, use your imagination and put some things that will represent you and your home.