7 Designer Tips for Decorating with Table Lamps

7 Designer Tips for Decorating with Table Lamps | Lighting is one of the most important details in a space and can quickly elevate its style. Follow these simple tips for decorating with table lamps from designer Vern Yip. | TheCasaCollective.com | #decoratingwithtablelamps #tablelamps #interiordesign #designertips #lighting #vernyip

Whenever I walk into HomeGoods, my first stop is always the light fixtures section. Even when I don’t need one, I love looking through the aisles at all the great designs, especially the table lamps. That’s why it breaks my heart that decorating with table lamps is often an afterthought. Besides lighting up a space, they can also do so much to elevate its style and create ambiance.

Popular interior designer and HGTV Star judge Vern Yip shared “his brightest tips for lighting up a room,” which shed a lot of light (ahem) on how to decorate with table lamps. Years ago when I first watched him on Trading Spaces, I always said that if I was ever on that show, I’d want him to be my designer. He’s one of my all-time favorites and his advice is always helpful, so I had to share his tips on decorating with table lamps. 

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5 Ways to Decorate with What You Have and Make it Feel Fresh

5 Ways Decorate with What You Have & Make it Feel Fresh | To give your home a makeover, you don’t have to throw everything out. Follow these tips on how to decorate with what you have and make your home feel fresh and stylish on a budget. | TheCasaCollective.com | #decoratewithwhatyouhave #decoratingideas #budgetdecorating #inexpensivedecorating #interiordecorating

Decorating your home doesn’t mean you have to throw everything out and start out from scratch. Most of the time, you can decorate with what you have by making some simple changes and giving it new life. Whether it’s making an old piece of decor look chic with a can of spray paint, hacking furniture into something new, or simply changing an element like an accent wall to make the furniture pop can make a world of difference.

It’s so cool how big of an impact small details can have in decorating. Before you go out shopping for new things, take inventory of what you have. Go through every room and anything you have in storage and look at it with a creative eye. What is it you don’t like about each piece? Is it just the color or finish? Would some simple changes turn it into something you would like?

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Guest Room Essentials: How to Make Your Guests Feel at Home

Guest Room Essentials: How to Make Your Guests Feel at Home | Want to create a cozy guest room? Make sure your visitors have everything they need for a comfortable stay with these must-have guest room essentials. | #guestroomessentials #guestroom #bedroom #entertaining

It’s been over a year since we’ve moved into our new house – after a year can I even call it “new”? – and I’ve barely started decorating. The guest room is the only room that is even close to being done. That was a little easier though, because I had two guest rooms in the last house and was able to bring it all here. The only thing I had to do was decide what I wanted to use in this house. And that still took almost the whole year. Then, I had to make sure my guest room essentials were there.

Even though I’m enjoying decorating it and making it pretty, that’s not what matters most. The most important thing is that my guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay. The best design, especially in a bedroom, combines style, function, and comfort.

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5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Art & Accessories

5 Easy Decorating Ideas for Art & Accessories | | TheCasaCollective.com | #decoratingideas #easydecoratingideas #displayingart #decoratingwithaccessories #decoratingwithart #homedecorating

One of the biggest misconceptions about home decorating is that you have to spend a lot of money for it to look as good as what you see on Pinterest, Instagram or the inside of magazines. I love busting open that myth. Fabulous, affordable, easy decorating ideas are some of my favorites. Even if you invest in some expensive pieces, you can save money on others, especially the art and accessories.

In fact, some of the best decorating ideas don’t cost a single dime because they are easy tricks that improve the look of decor with something simple, like switching up the arrangement. It’s amazing how big a difference small details like that can make.

The five easy decorating ideas in this post focus on little changes that can improve what you already have for little to no money, and little to no elbow grease. This post contains affiliate links.

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Master Bedroom Ideas: Tips for Creating a Relaxing Retreat

Master Bedroom Ideas: Tips for Creating a Relaxing Retreat | Is your bedroom everything you dreamed it would be? These master bedroom ideas and tips will help you create the relaxing retreat you've always wanted. | TheCasaCollective.com | #masterbedroomideas #masterbedroomdecorating #masterbedroomretreat

The master bedroom is one of your home’s most personal spaces. It’s the room in which you rewind and recharge, the room in which you start and end your day. With so much of an impact on your daily life, it’s essential that the master bedroom provide you with an atmosphere that is warm, inviting, and comforting. That means something different to everyone, so it’s also important that the decor be personalized in a way that inspires those feelings in you.

Today, I have some master bedroom ideas that will help you create the relaxing retreat you want and need, and that will make it feel like your own personal haven.

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