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The Pros and Cons of Sharing a Bed with Your Pets

The Pros and Cons of Sharing a Bed with Your Pets

It will come as no surprise to most pet owners that dogs and cats love crawling into bed and snuggling up with their people. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), roughly half of all dogs and 62 percent of cats in the U.S. sleep with […]

Decorating Your Home With Wood

Decorating Your Home With Wood

When it comes to interior design, wood is one of the most versatile materials. Some types of wood act as a neutral; others draw the eye in, leading the object in question to become the focus of the room. With so many different options available, deciding on a type of […]

6 Interior Design Trends for 2014

6 Interior Design Trends for 2014

Seeking inspiration for freshening up your home, whether it’s a simple redecoration or a major renovation? You’re not alone. A new year is all about starting afresh, and 2014 is all about … Dazzling Metals Warm metallics, like gold, bronze and brass, are huge for 2014. These rich finishes give […]

6 Unconventional Christmas Decor Ideas

6 Unconventional Christmas Decor Ideas

There’s nothing wrong with traditional Christmas décor. But there’s also nothing wrong with wanting a little change, especially if you’ve been using the same decorations for the past decade… or two… or three…. If you’re ready to switch it up from the traditional, here are a few ideas to get […]

Color Trends for 2014

Color Trends for 2014

Let old colors be forgot—emerald, we’re looking at you. Emerald was chosen as the color of the year for 2013 by Pantone, the leading industry expert in all things color. As the year comes to an end, it’s time to look forward to the hottest colors of 2014. Predictions for […]

Insulate Yourself – 6 Tips & Tricks to Save Money on the Electric Bill

Insulate Yourself – 6 Tips & Tricks to Save Money on the Electric Bill

Looking for the classic win-win situation this winter? Look no further, home insulation is the way to go. Not only will it keep you more comfortable, but it will also save you money. And not to mention, the reduction of energy needs from the environment will have you sleeping better […]

Creating Atmosphere With Color

Creating Atmosphere With Color

In a sense, every room in your home has a personality. The kitchen, for instance, is a place of gathering: it is welcoming, energetic and inspiring. Bedrooms, on the other hand, are calming, steady and comforting. Color is one of the most effective ways to bring out the personality in […]

Secrets to Highly Effective Napping

Secrets to Highly Effective Napping

The results are in: napping is awesome. Although we may rebel against naps as children, most adults will attest to the fact that a quick doze during the day is all it takes to stay productive and alert. But according to sleep science, this notion is only half-true. According to […]