Decorating Tips and Tricks

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75: Wallpaper - Get the Hang of it
Jul 21
Wallpaper is hot & we think it is going to 'STICK' around for awhile! This not your grandma's dainty florals either - bold, beautiful, lots of white space. Definitely a fresh look with much easier application. Learn about today's wallpaper & how we will…
74: What’s Up at Your House?
Jul 19
Listen in to some real & real interesting goings on at our houses. Laugh & learn along with us. Then tell us ~"What's up at your house?" Most interesting thing at Kelly's house today is that her book, My Soulful Home ~ a year is flowers launched! Click…
73: Style That Coffee Table
Jul 16
Your coffee table is front and center, so you need it to look it's best. Guests notice it right away and often you entertain from this very spot. What can you do to decorate it? We're revealing our secrets. UPDATE ON Anita's RUG DESIGN CHALLENGE Annie…
72: Lets Party Outside
Jul 13
Kelly has a new book coming out on July 19th. We are so proud of her and love her beautiful book, MY SOULFUL HOME A YEAR OF FLOWERS. We love you Kelly and your book is GORGEOUS!!!!! Look for Kelly's book on her blog, HERE. And you can find it on the 19th…
71: Deck the Halls - Hallway Decor
Jul 12
Hallways are often overlooked or ignored in terms of decor. Turn your hallway into a transitional space with style and panache. We have loads of tips & advice that will make you want to step out into the hall often! Giving a shout out to Home Decorators…
70: BoHo Style
Jul 10
Looking to add some excitement to your home with a bit of Bohemian style? You'll love this episode where we reveal exactly how we would add this style to a home. Boho style involves bold colors and patterns, fringe and all things gypsy styled. affiliate…
69: Staircases Rise to the Occassion
Jul 7
Your staircase may be an overlooked and under decorated spot in your house. Listen in as we explore the possibilities for enhancing the look of this well traveled area. Check out Anita newel post Newel post lore Visit Yvonne's house to see her staircase…
68: Incorporating Industrial Style
Jul 5
Industrial Style is easy to add into any decor with our suggestions and tips. The look derives from the factories of the 19th century. The hallmarks are raw materials, exposed beams, muted palette and weathered materials. It has an edge that can really…
67: Feeling Bold - Decorating With Bold Colors
Jul 3
Bold color is so fun to work with. It adds a punch to any room. You can add bold color for a season, then take it out later when the season changes or when your taste changes. Let's talk about how to add it to a room. Our sponsor is HELLO FRESH. Go go…
66: Get Organized
Jun 30
It’s hard to have a home that is comfortable and attractive when it is disorganized. An organized home is more comfortable, more relaxed, and more welcoming! Let’s get our homes organized. We’ll show you how!!! See Yvonne’s best organizational tips HERE.…
65: We’re Finished ~ Bathroom Hardware Finishes
Jun 28
The devil maybe in the details, but the “design” is in there too! Small things such as the style & finish of your bathroom fixtures can make or break a look. Listen & learn about the different types of finishes. Which finishes are hot now. Which are here…
64: 9 Things To Get Rid of Now
Jun 26
Maybe your storage problem is really a ‘too-much-stuff’ problem. Do you have anything in your house that is on our ‘get rid of now’ list? We’re taking no prisoners today. Let’s clear out the clutter! Check out our friends at hayneedle. I’ve worked with…
63: Going Gray – Favorite Gray Paints
Jun 23
We aren’t going gray… or at least we won’t tell. But we will spill the beans about gray paint and our very favorites! Let’s all go gray today! Go deep into Kelly’s 2 favorite gray wall paints HERE. Agreeable gray SHERWIN WILLIAMS Eider White SHERWIN…
62: 9 Ways to Refresh Your Family Room
Jun 21
Family rooms live hard and can show wear & tear ~ so they deserve a refresh now & again. Listen in to get our ideas and inspiration on freshening up yours. Easy, often times inexpensive changes, that can really transform one of the most occupied and loved…
61: You Ask We Answer – listener questions II
Jun 19
Once again we are answering listener questions, or trying at least. We LOVE to hear from you, and yes we have an opinion about everything! If you have any questions or topics you want us to discuss, please email us at decoratingtipsandtricks@gmail.com Be…
60: Cleaning Tips to Save You Time !
Jun 16
Does thinking about cleaning your home give you a headache? Or take up too much of your time? Today on DTT we are sharing our best secrets for cleaning our homes the easy way!!!! Thank you to our sponsor Thomas Avenue Ceramics! We love all the tile…
59: 9+ Ideas to Take your Walls from Blah to Beautiful
Jun 14
Making a hole in your walls is a commitment. Make sure what you are hanging is meaningful, beautiful & unique. We have nine, well actually more than nine, ideas for you to take your walls from blah to beautiful. Apologies in advance for all the laughing –…
58: Secrets to Buying Antiques
Jun 12
We love buying antiques! It’s fun, but there are a few things you need to know before you hit the shops. First be sure you know your decorating style. Many antique items are not returnable, so you really want to be sure what you are buying is going to…
57: Hot Summer Trends
Jun 9
It’s summer time and the livin’ is easy. Well unless it gets too hot, then maybe not so much. Check out these easy summer decorating tips from Yvonne HERE. Do you know about our friends at Blinds.com? Anita was on their Facebook live video HERE. You know…
56: Creating A Welcoming Front Door
Jun 7
A beautiful, inviting home starts at the front door. Listen in for our easy to accomplish tips on how to beautify your front door and entry. We’d love to see your front door – send photos! Thank you to our new sponsor Soft Surroundings for all the lovely…
55: End Tables Endless Possibilities
Jun 5
We love end tables! the best part is that you can find some really unique and fun pieces for a reasonable price. We’re talking about what we like to use for end tables and what we like to put on them today. Be sure to get your FREE 11 x 14 canvas art from…
54: Setting A Summer Table
Jun 2
We love setting a table on the patio, porch, and back yard and lingering over great food and company. Food just tastes better, the company is more interesting and the evening more magical! But don’t save al fresco dining for company. Use every lovely…
53: Tips for VERY Interesting Ceilings, Floors & Walls
May 31
Up, down and all around – Ceilings, floors and walls. Many, many ideas, inspiration that you may never have considered for these areas that we all have. Listen in and as you do re-think, re-consider and re-evaluate your ceilings, floors & walls. We bet…
52: White Hot White Decor
May 29
White decor is white hot! It’s very trendy right now, but the great news is that white is a classic so it’s always in style and it goes with almost any color. Join us and we’ll share some of our favorite white decor items. Can you see yourself with new…
51: Styling Your Entry
May 26
You only get once chance to make a first impression when you meet people. The same is true when someone enters your home for the first time. Make it count with an amazing foyer, no matter the size. Be sure to get your FREE 11 x 14 canvas art from Canvas…
50: Bathrooms – got one? Then you really you need to hear this one…
May 24
Bathrooms are often hard to decorate. But we are here to help you make your bathroom not only functional but fabulous as well! Listen in … we can’t explain ~ you just have to hear it for yourself Can you see yourself with new tile in your home? Get it…
49: Ways to Fake High End Decor
May 22
Some people fake it till they make it, but why not keep faking it here and there when it comes to decor? Everyone doesn’t need to know how you did things on the cheap. We’re revealing how we fake it today. Thank you to our sponsor Farmhouse Refined! Enjoy…
48: Get the Look Mirrors!
May 19
Today we are “reflecting” on mirrors! What to look for and how to use mirrors in your home! Mirrors are great ways to bring light and an open feeling to a room! We love mirrors! Can you see yourself with new tile in your home? Get it from our sponsor…
47: Deciding on an Accent Chair
May 17
Today’s episode is all about accent chairs! How to choose them and what accent chairs will work with your style! Goldie Locks really knew what she was talking about! It pays to be choosy. You need to find an accent chair that is not too big or not too…
46: Summer Decorating
May 14
The summer vibe is so wonderful. Long days, warm nights, less is more, flip flops & easy decor. We have ideas and inspiration for you to use in your home. Take your shoes off, kick back & enjoy this episode as we dip our toes into the summer. Thanks to…
45: What you Should Splurge On…
May 12
I do love a good splurge and I bet you do too. But we want to save our money and only splurge when we need to. We don’t want to waste a penny! If you want to know what we think you should NOT splurge on, you can find that HERE. Thanks to our sponsor…
44: Vignettes
May 10
Vignettes add personality and pop to a room. The are a collection of home decor items that are usually corralled by a basket, tray or even a cloth. Shop your home and create a gorgeous vignette! We will tell you how! Thanks to our sponsor Antique…
43: Decor We Are Crushing On Now
May 8
Crushes are so much fun! Some fade and some last, but they are always of the moment and make your heart beat a bit faster. We have some current decor crushes to share today and we don’t mind if you fall in love with them too! Today’s Sponsor is Thomas…
42: Be our Guest ~ Creating a Beautiful Guest Room
May 5
We had such fun talking about how to spoil our guests! Whether you have a ensuite guest room or simply a pull out couch, we have ideas, inspiration and resources for you to create a special oasis for your family & friends. If you have any additional…
41: Do Not Splurge on These
May 3
Buy smart…decorate beautifully…live well for less. Great style does not have to come at a great sums. Many things that make your home beautiful & functional can be had for very little money. You just need to be super savvy or just listen in to today’s…
40: Lamps and Shades
May 1
Lamp and lampshades are not only functional but they are also a very important room accent. The perfect lamp goes a long way to make a room look fabulous too! So we are talking about all things lamps on today’s episode. Thanks to our sponsor, Canvas…
39: Open Concept Rooms
Apr 28
Open concept rooms are great for family gathering. Everyone always ends up in the kitchen, so why not have that room open to the living area? Open concept rooms are also more light typically, and they need less furniture and less art. Visit our fabulous…
38: Neutral Decor Done Right
Apr 26
Find out the the key elements to doing a neutral room right. Neutral is a beautiful, fresh and economical way to decorate your home and we can help you get the look. This episode has so many tips & so much advice on neutral decor, color theory and is…
37: Shades Blinds Shutters
Apr 24
I love seeing out my windows, but it’s it important to be able to block out the light at times and provide privacy, so what’s a girl to do? Let’s talk shades, blinds and shutters. Which one is best for you? Anita shares her source for natural shades HERE.…
36: Laundry Room 101
Apr 21
It is unavoidable, so you may as well have a pretty & functional room to do it in, we can help. Laundry room 101 is chock full of great tips from our favorite machines to handmade laundry soap. Check out Kelly’s favorite washer & dryer HERE. ( Miele –…
35: All About Curtains
Apr 19
Functionality, fabric style & beauty ~ lots to consider when you are buying or making curtains. We cover it all ( excuse the pun! ) and give ideas on how to best dress all kinds of windows. And from our episode sponsor we have a fabulous give away… JORD…
34: How to Shop For Vintage
Apr 17
Shopping for vintage items is something that is so fun! You never know what your will find when you go to a thrift store. It’s truly a treasure hunt. Vintage things can be found so many places, including consignment stores, thrift stores, garage sales,…
33: Lets Talk Dining Rooms
Apr 14
Today’s dining rooms are not what they used to be! We love the mismatched pieces that work together to add class and sass and a very personal note to this room! We are all for mixing it up! And if you are pinched for space, use a dining room for a multi…
32: Finding Hidden Home Storage
Apr 12
You can never get enough! We are talking storage. Discovering “hidden storage” in your house. Places you may never have thought about to keep everyday essentials or the special things you want to keep, but don’t need everyday. Listen in and find the “map”…
31: Farmhouse Style
Apr 10
I love it, you love it, everyone loves farmhouse style. (Well almost everyone.) We’re talking today about our favorite ways to add farmhouse style to a home. These are all easy things to do. Farmhouse style works so well with so many different styles. It…
30: Container Gardens
Apr 7
Container gardens bring color, life and beauty to outdoor living. Choosing the right container, soil and plants go a long way to make these beautiful pots thrive. Today we are talking about these things and more! Yvonne’s favorite pots of flowers HERE.…
29: Listener Questions
Apr 5
WOW WOW WOW! We are absolutely blown away by the number of you listening to our podcast! Well, it is really YOUR podcast. Each episode is created with YOU in mind & in heart. This one in particular as it is all about answering listener questions. So fun!…
28: Using Salvage in Your Decor
Apr 3
Architectural salvage is a great way to add charm to your home. You can add it in big ways like using reclaimed hardwood for your floors or by simply adding some old corbels to your bookcase. Keep your eye out for the “rusty, crusty & dusty” to add unique…
27: Pillows
Mar 31
Who doesn’t love PILLOWS?!!!! They are like jewelry for your home! Pillows are an inexpensive way to change the look of a room. They are a home decorator’s best friend! Pillows can add different styles to a room. Be aware that pillows can be bought as a…
26: Decorating the Great Outdoors
Mar 29
Visit Yvonne’s patio & see those Tikki Torches in action. HERE Anita is getting her porch ready for spring HERE. Kelly’s answer to drought & easy care ~ a faux back lawn. HERE Yvonne has tips for choosing the perfect outdoor rug HERE. Very helpful cafe…
25: Decorating Shelves
Mar 27
Decorating shelves can be very frustrating. What do you put on them? How do you arrange them? Do you have open shelving in your kitchen or glass front cabinets? We’ll talk about how we decorate those areas. Anita’s post on using white dishes in glass…
24: Frumpy to Fabulous
Mar 24
Today let’s talk about updating our homes… from FRUMPY TO FABULOUS! If your home needs a little updating this is the perfect podcast for you! We are maybe crossing some lines here and giving you tough love tips and advice about our rooms. We are spilling…
23: Countertops
Mar 22
Countertops are integral, expensive and can make a big design statement. In this episode learn all about granite, marble, soapstone, quartzite, quartz and cement. We share our personal experiences with all of these countertops and the additional research…
22: Let’s Talk Rugs
Mar 20
Rugs are a great way to add personality to any room. They can be a supporting actor or the main course. We talk sizing, patterns, pile and so much more. Rug Pads 101 & why a good rug pad is SO important from Kelly. HERE A nubby yet comfy under foot from…
21: Greenery – Using it in Your Home
Mar 17
Well there Lassies & Lads, it is a fine morning to be talking about Greening up your home. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We have lots to discuss with you about adding a pop pf green to your home. As you may know the color of the year is “Greenery” and…
20: How To Choose Bedding
Mar 15
Whether you are counting sheep or counting your thread count, we have you covered with this episode all about bedding. We talk about about sheets – types, quality & de-mystify thread counts, layering a bed, give a wonderful source for gorgeous bedding and…
19: Your Tool Box
Mar 13
What’s in your tool box? We use so many tools every day, that you bet we have our favorites. You’re going to want to check out our list to see if you are missing any essentials. This list contains affiliate links. STUD FINDER NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS ZIP TIES…
18: Spring Up Your Home
Mar 10
After winter, we are all ready for SPRING!!!! Today’s episode is all how to spring up your home! Don’t just spring clean… spring ORGANIZE and PURGE! Changing bedding for spring/summer is such a great idea! Transition from late winter into early spring…
17: Kitchen MUST Haves
Mar 8
Life happens in the kitchen. And, life is better in the kitchen with our ‘Kitchen MUST haves’. Listen in as we chat about the items that we can’t live without in our kitchens. Maybe one or more will become favorites of yours too. If you have a ‘kitchen…
16: Sofas 101
Mar 6
Come on, have a seat… Let’s talk about sofas ~ aka couches. Choosing the right sofa is so important. It is probably one of the most used pieces of furniture in your home, and having an uncomfortable one can be miserable since it is used so much. Let’s…
15: Mixing Patterns
Mar 3
If you are not sure how to mix patterns this episode is tailor made for you! EASY RECIPES for mixing patterns: For harmonious pattern mixing that do not compete use color/ multi-color pattern vary scale use texture repeat patterns use geometric patterns…
14: Lighting Your Home
Mar 1
You’ll look better…need we say more? Ok, your house will look better too. Much better! Good lighting is essential to a beautiful home. In this episode we talk about the different kinds of lighting you need in each room of your home. Where to place…
13: Using Silver, China, Crystal
Feb 27
Do you have silver, crystal and china? Does it still have a place at the table? Can you decorate with silver, crystal and china? Is it outdated? We’ll reveal our answers. The Guild in Houston with the DISH ROOM! CLICK HERE Affiliate link Disc plate…
12: Our Favorite Decorating Books
Feb 24
We love decorating books! They are our friends, tutors and decorating companions! Today we talk about a few decorating books that we love and grace our bookshelves. Contains affiliate links. Kelly recommends: Patina Farm by Brooke & Steve Giannetti…
11: What You Need to Know about Decorating
Feb 22
We have SO much to share with you about decorating and well, about ourselves too. One of us kicks off the episode with a confession. Phew…once that was out of the way, we discussed many key points that everyone who loves to decorate should know. Such as……
10: Favorite Paint Colors
Feb 20
The paint color you choose is so important because it is on the biggest surface of the room. This episode is all about the different types of paint and which paint colors are our favorites. Paint can transform a space if well chosen. Cut through all the…
9: Fixing Home Problem Areas
Feb 17
You don’t have to live with areas in your home that you don’t love! You can fix them and update them and make them a beautiful space in your home. It does take funds, and time and maybe a lot of elbow grease but it will also make your home a lot more easy…
8: Decorating Mantels
Feb 15
Mantles are focal points in a home and can be tricky to decorate. Don’t worry we have you covered with tips on making your mantle look fabulous and still function. TV above it? No worries we talk about that too. The ideas, inspiration and tips were flying…
7: Blogging Makes Us & YOU Better Decorators
Feb 13
We’ve learned a ton about decorating because we do it all day long as interior decorating bloggers. We began with a big passion for home decor and learned by doing. We’re revealing the lessons we learned along the way. The best part is that you don’t need…
6: Winter Decorating
Feb 10
Even if you don’t live in a spot that is cold and snowy during winter you can warm up your home with some pretty, layered decorating ideas! Today we’re chatting up easy and creative ways to decorate for winter no matter where you are! Let’s create a…
5: Nine ways to freshen up your home
Feb 8
It is easy and fun to freshen up your house with our 9 tips. We light it up, force it, put a cover on it…and much more. Talking all about how to create a more beautiful home on the cheap. Listen in ~ you are going to love these ideas! Wrap up an…
4: Decorating Blunders
Feb 5
Oh boy did we have fun today discussing our big decorating disasters. Let’s talk about making decorating mistakes, why that’s a good thing, and what to do when things go wrong. Painting tool (affiliate link)- My Paint Saint Yvonne has a post on the 5…
3: Trends for 2017
Jan 24
Trendy, hot, NOT, classic… we cover it all with lots of LOL’s. Decor Trends 2017: StoneGable Cedar Hill Farmhouse bHome – Our app Repositional wallpaper (this wallpaper cannot be put over textured walls) Gray paints Marble Anita’s notes on this episode…
2: Finding Your Decorating Style
Jan 17
We talk about our styles, how we got there and how you can get there too. Finding your style: Cedar Hill Farmhouse StoneGable My Soulful Home French chairs Neutrals Pinterest Boards: Decorate My Home Cedar Hill Farmhouse My Soulful Home Ideas Anita’s…
1: About Your Designers
Jan 10
Welcome to Decorating Tips and Tricks! We’re excited you are here. We’ll be talking about decorating but today we want to tell you a bit about who we are. Check out our ABOUT page for the lowdown. The post Episode 1: About Your Designers appeared first on…