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Bundle Up! Five Ways to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

Bundle Up! Five Ways to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

It’s officially winter in the Northern Hemisphere and while it’s already been pretty chilly, it’s only going to get colder now.  Depending on where you live, trying to keep your home warm in the cold winter months can be a real challenge. You can always just crank up the heat, but that generally ends up costing a lot of money that you may not want to or be able to part with.  Luckily there are some easy ways to help keep your home warm that don’t cost much (if anything at all!). Let’s take a look at some tips on how to keep a cozy home this winter.
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Holly Jolly Christmas: 2018 Gift Guide

Holly Jolly Christmas: 2018 Gift Guide

Christmas is almost distressingly close, and if you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, you might be freaking out a little.  There’s always someone who you can’t figure out what gift to get them. We’ve all been there, we know what it’s like searching your brain (and the internet) for the perfect present.  To try to help you cross gift shopping off your holiday to do list, we’ve compiled a handy gift guide. Let’s check it out.
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Pull the Rug Out: Five Tips for Buying A Vintage Rug

Pull the Rug Out: Five Tips for Buying A Vintage Rug

You may have noticed vintage rugs popping up all over Instagram lately. Full of lovely colors and eye-catching patterns it’s no surprise that they’re having their 15 minutes of Instagram fame. All these gorgeous pictures have also probably made you consider getting a vintage rug of your own. But how do you know what to look for? And what even counts as a vintage rug? A rug that’s 25 to 50 years old is vintage. Anything over 50 years is antique. A vintage or antique rug can be a wonderful investment for your space, but you need to know what to look for to make sure you’re not getting ripped off. To help out with that, today we’re giving you a few tips for buying a vintage rug.
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Putting It All On the Table: A Guide For Finding the Perfect Dining Room Table

Putting It All On the Table: A Guide For Finding the Perfect Dining Room Table

The dining room is often times a major gathering spot in the home. Whether you eat at the dining room table every night or just for holidays and other special occasions, there’s sure to be many fond memories created around the dining room table. With Thanksgiving right around the corner we’ve had dining room tables on our mind more than usual. A dining room table is often a big investment, and a piece of furniture you’re going to have for many years. So how do you know you’re getting the right one? We’ve put together this handy guide to make sure that you get the perfect dining room table for your space.
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Weathering Leather: How to Care for Your Leather Furniture

Weathering Leather: How to Care for Your Leather Furniture

Congratulations, you bought a piece of leather furniture! A leather sofa or chair may be an investment, but it’s a wise one since leather only gets better with age. While regular fabric wears out, leather just wears in and gains a natural patina that allows your furniture to look even more beautiful over time. Though leather furniture is made to last, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require some general care. This post will go over the basics of caring for your leather furniture.
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An Open and Shut Case: The Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

An Open and Shut Case: The Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

Those of you who watch a lot of HGTV shows know that open floor plans are popular right now, and have been for at least the past decade. If you don’t have an open floor plan, it may have your wondering if it’s time to knock down those walls. If you already have an open floor plan, you either understand the hype, or wonder why everyone thinks it’s so great. Like most things in life, open floor plans come with both pros and cons. If you’ve been considering moving to a space with an open floor plan, or renovating your current space to create one, now is the time to look at the pros and cons this layout has to offer.
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Don’t Lose Your Marbles: How to Care for Your Marble Furniture

Don’t Lose Your Marbles: How to Care for Your Marble Furniture

The natural beauty of marble has been admired for centuries, and used in the home for just as long. Each piece of marble is unique, and you can feel like you’re getting something special when you buy a piece of marble furniture. Lending itself perfectly to the clean lines of contemporary minimalist design marble has been gaining in popularity over recent years. Marble can be a big investment however, and you don’t want something you spent a lot of money on getting ruined by lack of care. So let’s take a look at how to keep your marble looking its best.
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Knock on Wood: How to Care for Your Wood Furniture

Knock on Wood: How to Care for Your Wood Furniture

As people strive to fill their homes with more natural materials and reconnect with nature, wood furniture has been gaining in popularity again. Well crafted wood furniture is made to last a lifetime. In fact it can often last several lifetimes, and be passed down in families or take on a new life if sold at a garage sale or thrift store. In order for your wood furniture to make it that long though, it does require some regular care. Today we’re going to look at some dos and don’ts of how to care for your wood furniture.
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