A dream room is more than furniture, rugs, and accessories. It’s a cozy, comfortable setting where you and your family can celebrate and live life!
Our Design Room will give you tips on how to turn any room into a dream room, from using things you already have to creative ideas on how to get the most out of a tight space. The Design Room also features "green living" tips to help you save energy and protect our world.
Rugs serve more than for comfort underfoot. They can tie together a room, define space, and create visual impact on an otherwise non-descript floor.
Using Rugs to Make an Impact
The easiest thing to overlook in decorating is lighting. It's not all created equal, and it can totally change just about any room.
Lighting as Decoration
Design Tip:Living in the most happening area of town has its definite perks, one of the setbacks is that most individuals have to downgrade their overall space. With this square footage reduction comes the difficult task of design.
Simple Tips for Small Spaces
Designers take special care to make sure the items both make a statement, and draw your eye to the display. Here are some simple tips to help you accessorize like a pro.
Living with Media
The living room used to be synonymous with the term "sitting room" --a place to sit, talk and relax. Today however, it has also become a digital hub for home entertainment. Here's to the new digital living room! IKEA offers the following tips to create a technology-friendly living room.
What are some ways to determine what you will like when designing your home? Though there is never a “sure thing” when it comes to knowing how your tastes and styles will translate into your living space, and especially over the years, there are a few different tips that can help you decide what might work for you.
Decorating with Books
Books entertain, educate and inspire. They can also take up a lot of room in our homes. If stacks of books are overcrowding your home, reconsider how you’re displaying them. Start thinking of books as another decorating option – and an inexpensive one at that since you already have them. Here are some easy tips on arranging and displaying your collection.
How to Create a Do-It-All Dining Room
It can be transformed from a home office or a kid's coloring station to a romantic setting for a candlelit dinner for two. It can host the extended family for special holiday dinners. Today's dining spaces, large or small, are gathering places where friends and family create lasting memories.
Schedule an Energy Audit
Be willing to take a closer look at how energy flows into and out of your home.
Go Greens! Eat Less Meat.
Like your mother always told you, one of the easiest ways to go green in your home is to eat more vegetables!
Like planet Earth, the human body contains more than 75% water. Conserving fresh water in your home is therefore essential to the survival of our planet, and our species.
Detox Your Dream Home
The average American home contains dozens of hidden toxins. According to the American Lung Association, the air inside your home can be up to ten times more toxic than the air outside! But why?
Upgrade Your Appliances
According to the EPA, efficient appliances use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. Even installing ceiling fans and tank-less water heaters can reduce your energy consumption. Let’s take a look at how you can save with some of your biggest home appliances..
Avoid "Phantom Load": Eliminate Energy Vampires
Most of the energy drained from your home comes from appliances that you may not even be using--like that second refrigerator. At least 5 % of the average household’s monthly utility bill goes towards powering devices that are turned off.
One of the easiest and cheapest things you can do to go green in your home and lower your carbon footprint is make the switch to CFLs! They use up to 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and last ten times longer.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
When you throw something “away” do you ever wonder where it goes? Unless its naturally biodegradable, it’s typically carted off to live out the rest of its life in one of our nation’s 3,000+ active landfills. Instead of tossing your trash, be part of the solution and not the problem!