Frugal Home Fashion

Frugal Fashion

There’s just something extra satisfying about decorating your home on a budget, isn’t there? When you get a great deal on a gorgeous new piece of furniture or find the perfect curtains on sale, it’s a thrill, plain and simple. We love frugal shopping tips as much as anyone, so we just adore Miss Frugal [...]

Refresh Your Home For Spring With 4 Hot New Trends

Spring

It’s finally here! Spring has officially sprung! April has arrived, with its daffodils and tulips, its bursts of vibrant color and fresh, sweet scents, and its bright blue skies and sunny, warm days. And with the arrival of the new season, we can finally open our windows again to let in the gentle spring breezes, [...]

The Effects of Room Color On the Way You Feel: Secondary Colors

Secondary Colors

In our first blog post on room color and the effects it has on our emotions and behavior, we discussed how the primary colors—red, blue, and yellow—influence our mood. But those are not the only colors that have a strong effect on our psyches. Every color, and in fact, every different shade of each color, [...]

How Room Color Affects Your Mood and Behavior: Primary Colors

Color Palette

Have you ever looked up into a deep blue sky, taken a deep breath, and felt inexplicably calmer? Or gone to a restaurant where the color scheme was based on various shades of red, and suddenly felt ravenous? Colors affect our mood and even our behavior in intriguingly powerful ways. So when you’re decorating your [...]

Unusual Rugs From Around the World: Kazak, Oushak, and Sumak Rugs

Rug Market

Everyone’s heard of Oriental rugs and Persian rugs. But have you ever heard of a Kazak rug? What about a Sumak rug? If you’re searching for an area rug that will add a touch of international flair to any space in your home, why not consider one of the more unusual traditional rugs linked with [...]

How To Choose The Right Area Rug For Every Stage Of Childhood, Part 2

Kids on Rug

It’s common sense that a newborn’s bedroom rug should probably be different from a 10-year-old’s. Each new age and stage of your child’s development brings with it different adventures and different needs. In Part 1 of our guide to choosing the right area rug for your child’s bedroom, we discussed how to pick a rug [...]

How To Choose The Right Area Rug For Every Stage Of Childhood, Part 1

Baby on Rug

Ah, the pitter-patter of little feet. It’s a wonderful sound, but it’s even better if that pitter-patter is cushioned by an area rug, so you know those adorable little tootsies are warm and comfy. Choosing the right area rug for your child’s bedroom is not a one-time task, though. As your little one grows, he [...]

Transitional Rugs vs. Contemporary Rugs: What’s the Difference?

Rug showroom

When you start looking for a new area rug, how do you search? Do you narrow your choices down by material, such as wool or polypropylene? By style, such as shag or hand-hooked? By shape, such as cowhide or hand-carved? Or do you stick to a certain design category, such as transitional or contemporary? It’s [...]

How To Care For Your Cowhide Rug

Cowhide rug

There’s just nothing quite like the look and feel of a cowhide rug. And with the unique and varied selection of cowhide rugs available today, they can provide the perfect touch whether you’re going for a traditional, rustic look, a modern, sleek style, or something in between. Fans of that rugged, country look can incorporate [...]

That Vintage Look

Vintage

Who doesn’t love the look of antiques? That vintage style gives pieces a feel of history, of solidity, of character. But sometimes what you want is a piece with the look of an antique, without all the hassle that goes along with the upkeep of such a delicate, timeworn item. Enter faux-antique pieces. Not only [...]