finishing and decorating a kid-friendly home
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How do you finish the interior of the home in which small children live without having to worry about what they are doing every second of the day? Can you finish the floors and the walls with materials that will withstand the abuse they will put it through and decorate in a way that will not put the kids in danger? Our blog is all about finishing and decorating a home that is kid-friendly. You will learn the best materials to use, the best types of paint, the easiest colors to work with and ideas to help you decorate without as much concern.


finishing and decorating a kid-friendly home

How To Decorate Your Family Room Walls

Sally Horton

Are you decorating a family room in a brand new house? If so, you must be excited about getting to decorate with an empty palette. On the other hand, you might be decorating an already established family room, realizing that the room needs a kind of face lift. If you have already purchased furniture, or if you already own furniture you like, you might be focusing on brightening up the family room with attractive wall displays. From buying picture frames to using them in a very unique way, here are some ideas that might help you to make the walls in your family room look great.

​Shopping For Picture Frames - Just like the right hair style makes your face look nice, the right picture frame can make a photograph or a painting look even nicer than it already does. Before you look through picture frames for sale, consider the style you want to purchase. For example, if you want to establish a bit of an elegant look in your family room, perhaps you may be happiest finding heavy gold-toned frames. If you want to establish a casual mood, go for wooden frames, even rustic ones if the art work calls for that type of frame. Colorful picture frames might be exactly what you want, too. For example, if your family room is decorated with an Americana style, think about purchasing red, white and blue picture frames that will hold pictures of things like American towns.

Unique Ideas For Picture Frames - Of course, you have more than likely decided to frame things like family portraits and artwork for your family room walls. However, consider giving the walls a very unique look by using picture frames in a different way. For example, have you ever thought of stenciling or hand-writing a quotation on a wall and then placing a picture frame on the front of the quotation. For example, perhaps you might decide to stencil the words Life is just a bowl of cherries! on the wall. Putting a frame over the words will more than likely make the words truly stand out. The clerk at a framing store can help you to decide which frames will go with different ideas that you have. For example, you might want to display antique jewelry. The clerk at the picture frame store or counter may suggest that you display the antique jewelry in a shadow box.