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Using Wallpaper for Accent Walls

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Using Wallpaper for Accent Walls

Accent walls are popular, and they aren’t the domain of paint alone By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Accent walls are a beautiful way to add color, drama and even a perception of size to a room. Paint [...]

Create a Crackle Finish

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Create a Crackle Finish

How to achieve the perfect crackle effect on walls, doors, furniture, accessories and more. By Diane Franklin A crackle finish gives many types of surfaces a desirable, on-trend vintage look. If you want to create [...]

Rising Style Stars

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Rising Style Stars

Mid-Century Modern isn’t the only popular home decorating style By Diane Franklin and Tammy Adamson-McMullen It seems that the world has gone mad for mid-century modern styling. It’s everywhere—in both residential and commercial spaces—and increasingly [...]

Exterior Spruce-Ups

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Exterior Spruce-Ups

Spring cleaning isn’t only for interiors. Outdoor items need your attention, too! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The phrase “spring cleaning” conjures up all sorts of activities—such as sorting out closets, shampooing carpets and dusting nooks and [...]

April Is National Decorating Month

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on April Is National Decorating Month

Here are 10 great ways to celebrate with tips for sprucing up your home. By Diane Franklin It’s an annual tradition! April is National Decorating Month, the perfect motivation for homeowners to spruce up their [...]

What’s On Deck

March 26th, 2018|Comments Off on What’s On Deck

After the harsh winter, it’s time to freshen up decks that look worn and tired By Diane Franklin Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for that annual ritual that many homeowners dread: deck [...]

Caulking for Form and Function

March 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Caulking for Form and Function

Caulk today has both practical and aesthetic uses. We look at both… By Tammy Adamson-McMullen We all know that caulk has many practical uses around the home, such as sealing cracks and protecting joints from [...]

Modern Trends in Borders

March 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Modern Trends in Borders

Borders are here to stay and are being used in fresh ways By Tammy Adamson-McMullen It wasn’t so long ago that some decorating experts were predicting the demise of wallcovering borders. With the massive appeal [...]

How to Paint Your House Exterior

March 26th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Paint Your House Exterior

Follow these steps to make your home’s exterior the envy of the neighborhood By Diane Franklin What enhances the curb appeal of your home more than a freshly painted exterior? You may have noticed your [...]

Color Schemes for Every Room

March 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Color Schemes for Every Room

Bolder colors are on the rise. How can you incorporate them in your home?   By Diane Franklin and Tammy Adamson-McMullen   All of the 2018 Color of the Year pronouncements have made their appearance [...]

4 Smart Home Purchases To Save Money

January 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 4 Smart Home Purchases To Save Money

A little foresight can go a long way when working on your home. When you go into a paint and decorating store, you’re probably thinking about spending money. But did you know that some [...]

3 Ways To Bring Old Furniture Back To Life

January 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 3 Ways To Bring Old Furniture Back To Life

There’s a piece of furniture you really love, but the finish is starting to look old, faded, scratched up, worn, or tired. It’s too good a piece to throw away. What are your options [...]

Free Expert Advice For The Home DIYer

January 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Free Expert Advice For The Home DIYer

For the DIY decorator, YouTube is a treasure trove of riches. It’s full of step-by-step video tutorials on everything from exterior house painting and creating faux finishes to hanging wallpaper and refinishing wood floors. [...]

How To Deal With Mold

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How To Deal With Mold

At this very moment, there could be an intruder in your house, not a thief or burglar, but one that’s stealing your home’s value and possibly even your health. The intruder? Mold, a [...]

How to Give Your Home a Boho Chic Look

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Give Your Home a Boho Chic Look

Bohemian décor, often referred to simply as Boho, is a versatile, artistic, and often unconventional decorating style characterized by the bold use of patterns and generous use of fabric. The style was popular in [...]

5 Considerations For Metallic Finishes

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Considerations For Metallic Finishes

From stainless appliances and chrome fixtures to pewter lamps and copper accents, metallics are everywhere in home décor. But they’re also prevalent in paint and coatings, with finishes ranging from shiny and reflective to [...]

5 Ways To Create An In-Home Retreat

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Create An In-Home Retreat

Looking for a retreat without the expense and headache of traveling? Create a dedicated space in your own home to unwind with friends or relax by yourself. How that’s achieved is totally up [...]

5 Ways to Bring Light Into Your Home

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Bring Light Into Your Home

If you’ve visited Europe over the past decade, you’ve probably noticed the proliferation of light wood tones in commercial and residential settings. Lighter woods have been popular in Europe for some time—not just [...]

Color Trends 2018

November 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Color Trends 2018

Color Predictions for 2018 Trending Hues to watch for in 2018   The temperature outside might be turning cooler, but color trends are heating up. Several major paint manufacturers and color experts [...]

6 Decorating Tips for Fall

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on 6 Decorating Tips for Fall

It’s time to welcome the arrival of fall into your home! With the beautiful ever-changing foliage, it’s easy to grab inspiration from the outdoors to make the interior of your home feel cozier and more [...]

Design Trends for Fall 2017

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Design Trends for Fall 2017

Fall is right around the corner and our designer's at Wallauer's have put together a list of different design tips to spice up your home. Design around what you love and check out how [...]