The Benefits of Curb Appeal

by c21commonweath_ldowling 13. February 2019 11:49

Maintaining a beautiful front exterior matters when selling your home. The front of your home, the front yard, and your driveway are the first things buyers see before entering your house. This is when first impressions are made – we’re here to make sure they’re good ones!

To ensure prospective buyers know you love and respect your home, follow these feng shui principles for a fast sale.

Focus on the Entryway

The front door, according to feng shui experts, is where all energy from the outside world enters your home. Your entryway should be welcoming so energy and opportunity can swiftly pass through, reaching all who reside within. If your front door is difficult to see from the curb, find ways to make it visible again: trim overbearing foliage, paint the door red, or create a walkway that flows straight to your entrance. These design tips will allow passersby to find your front door with ease – and delight!

Take Good Care of Plants, Flowers, and Lawns

A lush, vibrant garden is an expression of positive energy. We recommend planting plenty of pretty flowers, shrubs, and trees in the front yard for all to see. If plants aren’t in season, grow bushes and grasses instead and place colorful pots near the front of the home.

Other handy landscaping tips include investing in low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants, purchasing plants in bulk, and hiring a landscaper for free through a local garden center.

Lastly, lawn care is key. Keeping up your lawn and ensuring it stays freshly cut communicates to buyers that you care about your home. According to feng shui principles, if your lawn becomes unkempt, your home may cultivate bad energy. Get out your weeders and lawnmower to create a pristine lawn for potential buyers.

Upkeep Your Home’s Exterior Features

The same principles apply to your home’s exterior features, and everything should be in tip-top shape to maintain cleanliness, order, and good energy. You can start by ensuring exterior paint isn’t crumbling or eroding off the face of the house. Next, move on to hardware. Are your doorknobs and hinges rusty or wobbly? If so, repair or replace them to keep your house looking sharp.

Let’s not forget about windows, either, which let energy from the outside world filter into your home. Try to get a good window cleaning in before welcoming prospective buyers to see the place. They’ll be happy to stand before clear, clean windows and gaze at the beautiful front yard.

Declutter Your Garage

It’s easy to leave things piled up in the garage, especially when you can simply switch off the light, go back inside, and pretend like there isn’t a mountain of boxes and miscellaneous items stacked up in the dark. Just know that buyers won’t like the look of a busy garage, which may make or break their purchasing decision.

Do the Work that Pays Off

Buyers will notice if you’ve let your home deteriorate over time, and they could easily move on if they sense you’ve neglected the place. Put in the work beforehand to show others you’re serious about your home and respect all that it’s given you over the years. You’ll be satisfied knowing prospective buyers are interested and that you’ve given your home what it deserves: a bit of tender loving care.



Signs You Should Buy in a Different Neighborhood

by c21commonweath_ldowling 11. February 2019 13:23

Buyers want the best deals on homes that are in great shape and have value, but they should also consider the state of the neighborhood in which they’re buying. After all, a community affects the value of a home, so think twice before purchasing a dream house in a not-so-hot neighborhood. Here are some sure signs you should shop for a home in a different part of town.

A Lot of Homes on the Market
If a lot of homes are for sale on the same street, be wary. Older residents could be downsizing, the area may be undergoing gentrification, or crime rates could be increasing. Trust us on this one – you’ll want to know why so many homes are for sale at once before buying into the neighborhood.

All Homes Look the Same
If all homes in the neighborhood look identical, yours will probably follow suit. Homeowners associations sometimes have strict rules about landscaping, painting, and decorating, so take a close look at the homes in the neighborhood to see if strict rules may apply to you.

Homes Are in Decay
Be careful about buying a nice home in a run-down neighborhood. While it may seem beneficial to own the best-looking property on the block, neighbors who don’t maintain their homes bring down the whole neighborhood’s value – your home included. Be sure to consider the amount of effort your neighbors put into the community’s appearance and well-being. If the folks next door don’t care about their home’s appearance, the value of your own home will likely depreciate.

Also, take note that housing issues in the neighborhood may be signs of other troubles. Problems with electricity or water pipes can manifest themselves in many homes on the same block. Flickering lights and pools of water may indicate larger problems are at play, and your home may already have visible or unseen damages.

Industry and School Issues
Living near industrial areas and schools with low enrollment pose problems too. Gas stations and industrial plants can be a cause for health problems, and car dealerships and auto body shops attract plenty of traffic. Schools with decreased enrollment rates may have poor management, causing students to relocate to other districts. These may be important things to consider while raising a family.

No Room for Your Car
If vehicles are your main mode of transportation, make sure there’s plenty of parking space available for all drivers in the household. Don’t forget visitors, either--a one-car garage may suffice for you but fail to accommodate your friends and family. We recommend visiting an open house on the weekend to investigate your home’s parking situation. No one wants to compete for a spot.

Choose Wisely
We all want to find the house of our dreams, but we want to live in neighborhoods that support our families, friends, and our own well-being too. Next time you’re on the prowl for the perfect house, take a good look at the neighborhood and surrounding communities to ensure you’re making a wise investment.


Transform Your Home Office into an Inspiring Space

by c21commonweath_ldowling 6. February 2019 10:49

Your home office should be a space where productivity and creativity flow freely. Whether you have just a corner desk in a closet-sized space or you have a luxurious spacious workspace, your home office can be functional and fashionable no matter your square footage. Luckily, with just some simple office furniture and a can-do attitude, you are on the way to creating your dream home office. Use these tips and tricks to transform your home office space into a workspace that inspires you to do your best work.

Choose a Cozy Space

If your home office space isn’t already selected, try to find a place in your house that is quiet and well lit. Consider the purpose of your office to find out how much space you will need to accomplish these goals. Plan if you will use the space as just a place to put your laptop or if you need a whole creative corner with lots of cabinet space. Knowing your needs ahead of time will help you budget accordingly. Natural light is great in an office space as it has a way of naturally brightening the room and elevating the mood. If that isn’t an option, don’t worry, get a few decorative lamps to illuminate your office. Choose a space that you feel comfortable and confident in to get work done.

Functional Office Furniture

If you don’t have a desk for your office yet, you don’t have to break the bank finding one. Consider shopping at your local antique market or resale shop before heading to the furniture store. Many old tables and desks can be repurposed and add character to your space with their unique style. Find something that speaks to you and that functions in the space you have for it. Get yourself an office chair that will be comfortable and practical for the long hours potentially spent there. Buy the basics and find furniture that is functional while still incorporating your own style.

Organization and Order

Buying organizational supplies and accent pieces for your office space is an important step. You want this to be a place where you feel organized to get things accomplished, so consider assigning everything a designated spot. Decorate the wall space available with helpful tools such as hanging shelves, storage files, cork squares, or a large calendar. Free up as much space as possible on your actual desk so you have room to do your work. Buy whatever office supplies that makes you feel productive. If colored pens and highlighters spark your inspiration, get some extra colors and get to work. Your office space should be decorated with supplies and tools that help you accomplish your goals.

Consider What Inspires You

One of the most important aspects of designing any space is to include your own taste and sense of style. Decorating with intentional style will help your newly improved office feel authentically and uniquely yours. Take time to think about what inspires you and lights the fire inside of you to pursue your biggest dreams and goals. If pictures of your kids and family ignite your passion, hang portraits and memories along the wall your desk is facing. If daydreaming about vacations or lavish getaways is more of your motivation, find little décor that reminds you of your favorite place or future travel plans. Whatever it might be, add something to your home office that inspires you and gives you the extra encouragement to succeed at anything when in this space.


The Secret Behind the Tiny House Movement

by c21commonweath_ldowling 4. February 2019 11:48

It’s no secret that Americans like big homes. In fact, houses in America are typically double the standard size home in Britain, Italy, and Japan. Therefore, the rising trend of tiny house living being embraced by many Americans can be shocking to hear and hard to understand. Find out what tiny houses are and the movement behind living in a space less than one-quarter the size of the average new house in America.  

What Is a Tiny House?

The typical American home is around 2,500 square feet, while a tiny home is defined as a home with between 100 and 500 square feet. While the difference in square footage between the two is shocking, an enormous amount of people have embraced the tiny house lifestyle. This growing shift towards minimalist living has inspired a social movement of people looking to downsize in order to live more simply. People are ditching the traditional oversized American homes and deciding to take on the tiny house philosophy in order to gain more freedom, simplicity, and stress-free living.

Building Tiny Homes

There are a variety of different options when it comes to the design and structure of tiny homes. Tiny homes can be both rented or owned, and you can choose to have your little house on wheels or set on a foundation. Majority of tiny houses are independent structures, parked on a plot of land. Building a tiny house can be done by the homeowner themselves or purchased from the growing number of tiny home builders, adapted from trailers, or built from a tiny house building kit. Tiny houses come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and designs but all have the goal of enabling simple living in a small, efficient space.

Benefits of Tiny Living – More Joy with Less Things

To those who haven’t tried it yet, the idea of living in 500 square feet can seem like a daunting task. However, there are actually many benefits as to why people are ditching their spacious homes for the tiny house movement. People live in tiny homes for many reasons, but the most popular reasons why include financial savings, environmental consciousness, and the desire for more mobility, time, and freedom. The financial freedom tiny houses bring may be their biggest attraction as 70% of Americans are trapped in debt, with most dedicating over half of their income to paying for the roof over their heads. With buying a home usually translating to at least 15 years of working to pay for it or living paycheck to paycheck, tiny homes offer a sound fiscal plan for saving.

Tiny homes allow for a life with no mortgage, easier maintenance, the option to move anywhere, and a simpler life focused on enjoying experiences rather than things. Learning to live with less is part of the process and opens up the opportunity for more adventure with less materialistic things and more meaning to life.


How to Emotionally Handle a Move

by c21commonweath_ldowling 30. January 2019 12:56

Selling your beloved home can be an emotional process. Sometimes, moves are motivated by big life changes and make saying bye to family memories and neighborhood friends more difficult than you originally anticipated. We’re here to say we fully understand – and we hope to make the process a bit easier by offering advice on what to expect and how to mentally prepare yourself during the selling process.

It’s All About Buyer Behavior

When selling your home, you’re ultimately appealing to the buyer, and it’s important to remember to not take normal parts of the selling process personally. This means accepting realistic offers, preparing properly for a sale, engaging with prospective buyers, and negotiating.

For starters, you’ll want to decide on a realistic price point to avoid prolonging the process. While your home may have more value to you in the form of memories, you still need to decide on a realistic price point based on your home's measurable attributes. Understand, too, that not everyone will appreciate everything about your home that you did in years past. By pricing your home appropriately, you’re more likely to appeal to buyers who agree with the attached price tag.

It’s also a good idea to give yourself extra time to prep and gather your belongings before welcoming prospective buyers into your home for a tour.  This way you can reflect on what feels necessary in the space and remove personal items that may cause unexpected emotional responses.  By making your home feel less personal during the selling process, you allow prospective buyers to envision a life in your home – the ultimate goal of an open house.

Engaging with prospective buyers helps with this process. Instead of being offended when you hear potential buyers discuss plans to change certain parts of your house, appreciate and accept their vision for a new home. While you may be moving under difficult circumstances, the reality is that individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends all have their own unique needs. Accepting this reality may make the process easier for you – and you can be happy knowing new residents will love their new home just as much as you did.

Lastly, expect delays. Deals fall through and people change their minds. This is a normal part of the process, so it’s important to expect the unexpected. It could take weeks or months for a deal to close, so sit tight and take comfort in knowing this is just a part of the process.

Here’s How to Deal

Knowing what to expect while selling a home helps homeowners safeguard themselves from unwanted emotional breakdowns. By harnessing an awareness of your emotions during the process, you can better accept them for what they are – and move on. For advice on how to best mentally prepare yourself while selling your home, continue reading below.

Accept your feelings

Sometimes, the best way to maintain peace of mind is to accept your feelings. Understand difficulties may arise, and this is a normal part of the process. Buyers back out and inspections may go awry, but by processing your feelings, you’ll better equip yourself to approach problems carefully and thoughtfully.

Try to think logically

It’s likely you have an idea of whom you want to move into your home, but don’t allow yourself to get stuck in your own dreamworld. Try to be logical about sealing the deal, making an offer to a buyer who’s willing to pay the most money and not who merely fits an image of your ideal homeowner.

Understand things take time

Practicing patience is key. Sometimes, transactions take two to three times as long as you thought they would due to issues arising from appraisals or mortgage lenders. Be prepared to sit tight as everything works itself out.

Look Towards the Future

Whether or not you’re moving under difficult circumstances, something new is ahead of you – and it will be great with a little work and a positive attitude. Take comfort in knowing that someone else is bound to enjoy your home just as much as you once did, too. By knowing what to expect during the selling process and thoughtfully dealing with your emotional responses, you'll proactively take charge of the situation. You’ll thank yourself when your sale is easy and drama-free.


Things to Consider Before Selling Your Home

by c21commonweath_ldowling 28. January 2019 14:50

Many factors come into play when making the decision to put your house on the market. Traditionally, homeowners are told the best time to sell is in the spring and summer months before the school year begins – but our friends at Opendoor have something different to say. Selling your home is a highly personal decision requiring homeowners to consider far more than the “seasonality of the housing market”. When placing your house on the market, take into consideration these five important things.

Personal Finances

The state of your finances can make or break a sale and a subsequent move into your dream house. Taking a hard look at your finances, then, is necessary before deciding on a move.

If you’ve lived in your home for several years, you may have equity that can be used for a future down payment on a house, for retirement, or to pay for other costs associated with a move. Having occupied a place for a bit of time (specifically two years) also helps. As Opendoor mentions from their research through MarketWatch, you won’t have to pay capital gains tax on the first $250,000 or $500,000 on the profit of a sale (single and married owners respectively) if you’ve lived in your primary place of residence for two of the past five years.

Of course, possessing the funds for a down payment, mortgage insurance, and closing costs is necessary. Learn about the basic fiscal requirements for closing on a deal here.  

Lastly, you’ll need enough money to cover the cost of home repairs and enough for making the move itself. Depending on the state of your home, home repairs may be necessary. Repairs often include purchasing new furnishings, appliances, as well as installing new floors and painting walls. Intrastate versus interstate-moves also vary in price, and you’ll need to do your research before putting a ‘for sale’ sign in your front yard and calling the movers.

If your numbers don’t add up and you’re not in the right financial position to move, don’t fret – there are some key things you can do to build equity and make your move a reality, including: talking to a lender about modifying a loan, applying for a refinance from another lender, or starting a government refinance program. Renting out the place is another option, and while it may require a bit more work, you’ll get help making mortgage payments from renters while simultaneously building equity.

Big Life Moments

Life is full of surprises, and you don't always have time to prolong the moving process. New jobs, aging parents, medical conditions, and school districts may require that you move quickly. In these circumstances, you may want to forget about making any repairs and leave the house in its current state. Moving suddenly is stressful enough, so consider nixing home improvement projects for a fast, less stressful move.

Life changes also impact your decision to upgrade a home or downsize. If you’re a growing family or staring a home business, investing in a place with more space is necessary for comfortably carrying out everyday activities. Contrarily, if you never use certain rooms or your home requires too much maintenance like heavy yard work, moving into a smaller home may be best – but keep in mind that upgrading and downsizing both come with a price tag.

Other Housing Factors

Depending on the location of your home, seasonal changes in the market will affect housing prices. We suggest taking advantage of peak months to secure a better deal on the sale of your home. Traditionally, home sales begin to rise in spring and peak in winter – but this largely depends on your place of residency. Cities that have a warmer climate year-round like Phoenix generally maintain peak sales throughout the winter months. Trends like these, as well as the inventory of houses for sale in your neighborhood and mortgage interest rates, largely determine the outcome of a sale. Do the appropriate market research before signing any papers to help ensure a profitable outcome.

Everything Considered

Finding a home you love and that suits your unique needs and circumstances may take time. If you have time to spare, do your research to receive the best return on your sale. It will pay off when you find yourself in a new house you adore with a bit of extra money in your pocket. 


How to Beautifully Decorate Your Bookshelf

by c21commonweath_ldowling 23. January 2019 12:00

Make this the year you ban boring from your bookshelf décor. Built-in bookshelves and luxurious libraries deserve the same thoughtfulness and attention as any other elements in your home. Add elegance and sophistication with a bookshelf designed to be both functional and fancy. Try these styling ideas to add creativity to your bookshelves.

Selective Style

When decorating your shelves, it's important to be selective when styling. Sometimes less is more, meaning every trinket you have does not deserve a spot on your precious shelf space. Think of the minimalist approach and carefully curate every piece of décor to work together seamlessly. Designing bookshelves with only what is necessary ensures a clean and clutter-free design.

Perfect Color Palette

Before you begin filling your bookshelf with novels and décor, look at the elements and colors in the room around it. Take in the surrounding space and use it as a starting point for your bookshelf designs. Draw from the character and color of the room’s existing color palette to create a cohesive style. When you use colors that balance with the existing room, it creates intrigue without being overwhelming. When decorating your bookshelves, look to the room around it to find inspiration for color tones and decorative elements to create seamless style.

Function and Focal Points

You want your bookshelves to be functional, so you can easily grab your favorite book and curl up to read. If you’re working with a large collection of books or a tall bookshelf, getting a sliding ladder may solve your problems. The ladder adds visual intrigue and also creates a practical way to get your favorite novel from the top shelf. Create a focal row in your bookshelf to make it stand out and draw the attention upwards. Create a focus point on a shelf by using framed artwork or a large piece of décor that is sure to make a statement. Make sure your bookshelf is useful and unique by including elements that make it both fun and functional. 

Fill Gaps with Greenery

If you are looking for an easy way to fill in empty spaces in your bookshelves, add your favorite plants to make it pop. Plants such as succulents are perfect for small spaces as they are small, easy to manage and add texture. Similarly, you can use a trailing potted plant, such as ivy, to crawl through the cracks you need. Place the plant on the top shelf and arrange the hanging vines to fill in the necessary gaps below. Using greenery in your bookshelf gaps is an easy way to add life and color to your empty spaces.

Use these stylish tips to create the bookshelf and library space you’ve always dreamed of. Eliminate the clutter, add color from the surrounding room, and make it a practical space. You’ll be able to read and relax contently knowing it’s designed exactly how you want.


New Design Trends for the New Year

by c21commonweath_ldowling 21. January 2019 11:10


As the new year begins, resolutions for a healthier, happier, and improved life are on the minds of many. While many new year trends focus on bettering yourself, there is always room to enhance your home with new designs and aesthetics. Your home is a space that reflects yourself and should be given the same thoughtfulness, care, and continual improvement as your personal goals. The new year brings fresh ideas for decorating, timeless new trends, and lively patterns. Try sprucing up your home as the year begins with the newest trends that are sure to seep into your home this new year.

Mixed Metals

The trend of using metal textures for interior decorating is here to stay. With rose gold being one of the most used design trends the past year, it is expected to remain popular with the addition of more copper aspects and mixed metals. Darker metal tones will take over with a push for a more rustic elegance. The use of brass accents and polished nickel décor are on the rise as they create intrigue and add uniqueness to any space. Industrial aspects of design will continue to transform home interior with darker and warmer metals being used for décor and furniture alike.

Pop of Rich Color

Decorators know the importance a pop of color can bring to any room. This year is no different, with accent walls and colorful accentuation being used to brighten up living spaces. The color trend for the upcoming year includes darker and richer tones, shying away from some of the bright patterns of the past. Warm colors such as dark green and navy are beginning to be embraced for their sophisticated and calming tones. More dramatic colored furniture and décor build an unspoken elegance that is inviting and intriguing. Use darker textures and tones to make your space an even cozier place to relax this new year.

Classic, Clean, and Chic

A dominating design for kitchen and bathrooms this year is a clean and classic approach. The traditional kitchen design will be embraced with a push for crisp cabinet colors and clean countertop surfaces. The kitchen trend will be inspired by bright tones that are lively and create a welcoming space to gather. Bathroom decor will be spruced up by incorporating patterned tiles and textured wall accents. White will continue to be a leading color for both bathrooms and kitchens for its ability to illuminate the space. Using a white color tone with accent décor will help keep your house looking both chic and classy.

The new year is a great time to try out new styles and home designs. Do something different by adding a touch of mixed metal décor or enrich your living space with deep color tones. Keep your kitchen bright with inviting lighting and tones. Start the year fresh by adding a few new key elements to your home.


2019 Bathroom Trends

by c21commonweath_ldowling 16. January 2019 11:31

What better time of the year to give your bathroom a fresh makeover? The beginning of the calendar year marks the time to reorganize your space, helping to make it beautiful again. After all, enjoying a comfortable bathroom designed to meet your needs makes for easy morning-time routines. For the best tips on incorporating 2019-bathroom trends in your remodeling projects, read below. 

Bold Color

Smaller rooms like bathrooms lend themselves nicely to bright and bold colors. Add a bit of drama to these spaces with paint that shines brilliantly on all bathroom walls. Statement walls are ‘in’ right now, especially oversized floral wall prints and pattern-on-pattern wall prints. Bold, bright prints and paints are lively and welcoming and might complement your bathroom décor desires.

Statement art can have the same effect. The art of your choice provides your bathroom with a focal point, adding depth to the room. With your own personal touches, your bathroom is both trendy and unique. 

Using Durable Materials

White and grey marble is especially trendy and is popular for bathrooms and kitchens due to its durable nature. Man-made materials like quartz and porcelain tiles also offer the beauty and strength homeowners seek when constructing rooms that see heavy use. Large marble slabs can be used for floor surfaces, walls, and counters. The benefit of marble flooring in showers is that it hides linear drainage lines, making the washroom appear sparkly clean. 

Concrete is another popular material used in houses across the country. Concrete material can be used for sink basins, countertops, floors, and walls and blends nicely with other organic elements. When paired with woods, steel, porcelain, and resin, concrete is a warm material that can be used all throughout the bathroom.

Tranquil Décor

Added furniture and décor makes any bathroom useful and more comfortable. Placing vanities in front of windows is a trend we expect to continue in 2019. Peacefully groom yourself while looking out the window at a beautiful landscape with this unique design concept. Plus, with windows in place, natural light floods the space and helps you wake up quickly and naturally.  

Spa-like features are also popular. Instead of thinking of the bathroom as a utilitarian space, why not use it as your own personal sanctuary? Incorporating soft lighting, warm tiles, paints, and candles turn any bathroom into a welcoming retreat.

Another way to fall in love with your bathroom is to incorporate art deco influences. Invest in a free-standing bathtub to experience luxury at its finest and expose hardware and piping to add a bit of rustic beauty. Getting creative with mirrors is another good idea. Hang your favorite mirror to make a statement by letting it act as a focal point of the room. Its purpose is twofold in that it provides everyday utility as well as beauty.

Your Bathroom-to-be

After doing your own design research and putting in a bit of muscle, your bathroom will look new again and quite trendy. When aiming for utility and beauty, consider these trendy bathroom tips.


Making Use of Wall Space

by c21commonweath_ldowling 14. January 2019 11:09

Unless you’re a minimalist, hanging up your favorite family portraits and collectible items is a must – but wall space can be used for more than décor. For practical and fun ideas about how to make wall space attractive and useful, read below. 

Aim for Function

Make wall spaces functional by hanging heavy items and storage units. Heavy items like antique mirrors may take more than a hammer and nails to install, but with a little muscle and the right tools, your efforts will pay off. Not only will the room appear bigger with the addition of a large mirror, but, if placed in entryways or common spaces, anyone can access it before running out the door to work or school. 

Hanging storage units on walls is another common strategy. By placing hanging storage units in mudrooms, you can easily grab jackets, purses, and keys before heading out the door. Hooks are especially handy objects that make storage easy. Instead of accessing hangers, simply place hoodies, scarves, and all other objects on hooks as you enter and leave your home.

Pegs offer the same convenience and can be used for storing a variety of items. Install a peg wall to easily hang lightweight items like baseball caps, scarves, bags, and more. Pegs that are angled upward may provide more support than those that stick straight out – something worth considering when designing your peg wall.

And now for the kitchen! Hanging heavy pots and pans is a great strategy for getting rid of clutter on countertops. Plus, when pots are hanged vertically, they dry quickly. For tips on how to create your own hanging pot rack, check out this DIY pot-rack post. Taking advantage of your kitchen ceiling for hanging pots helps keep your kitchen clean while providing a professional, chef-like feel. 

Lastly, hanging lights in bedrooms provide the light you need for late-night reads before bed. Get stylish and choose lighting fixtures that complement your taste. Your room will instantly feel warm, and depending on your choice of lighting, will offer a peaceful or stylish retreat.

Wall Décor and Art

Pictures, wall art, and wallpaper are essential to decorating and personalizing your home. We suggest creating a wall gallery of your favorite paintings, prints, and photographs to make a personal statement about what you like. This blog recommends having fun with the layout, developing a palate, creating a story, and more. 

Hanging wallpaper is another sure way to add personality, warmth, and dimension to a room. Before applying paper, carefully consider roll width, style, and texture. Geometric patterns are easy to install, as patterns repeat themselves many times. Floral and botanical patterns suit small spaces and are a great option for creating a feminine look. Lastly, consider using glass-cloth paper to add texture to the mix. Made of woven strands of grasses, this paper creates a warm look with natural elements.  

Make the Most of Your Space

Whether you need more storage options, want to declutter your home, or simply change your décor, these tips will help. Aim for utility and beauty by considering what you need, where things should go, and the sort of décor that speaks to you. With these wall-hanging tips in mind, your home will look and feel new in no time.