How To Make a Reading Nook for Your Kids

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What was your favorite book as a child? Think back to that one you read over and over until the pages were tattered. Did you make friends with the BFG or travel to the place where the sidewalk ends?

Today is International Children’s Book Day, so it’s the perfect time to revisit worlds “Where the Wild Things Are.”

At Homemakers, we wholeheartedly encourage reading for all ages. We believe that books do much more than transport readers to enchanted worlds. They expand imagination. They enrich vocabulary and teach important values. Books help shape our future teachers, doctors and astronauts.

In honor of one of our favorite pastimes, we’re sharing tips on creating a fun, kid-friendly reading nook. Inspire a love of books in your kids by giving them a whimsical spot to curl up with “The Giving Tree” or another classic children’s book.


Hm Face Off: Which Room Design is Your Favorite?

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This past week, our talented visual designers took part in a friendly face off. Each designer chose a theme and completely owned it on our showroom floor. Check out the inspiring photos of each room design below, read our interviews and gather home decorating ideas for your own living space.

Which design is your favorite?


Home Storage Solutions for your New Years Resolutions

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One of the more common New Year resolutions can also be one of the most daunting: home organization and home storage.

Where do you begin? Instead of diving in, becoming quickly overwhelmed and abandoning it for another year, tackle it one room at a time with the goal of eliminating clutter and finding a home for everything.

Take a look at some of our favorite storage ideas.

Give Your Home a Fresh Start for Fall: 5 Easy Steps

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Don’t let the thermometer fool you—fall is just around the corner. No matter how long we’ve been out of school, this time of year always makes people want to reinvent themselves a little bit. Maybe it’s time to finally go after that dream job, become fluent in a foreign language or learn how to cook like a master chef.

Change is a beautiful thing, but the motivation to stick to it can be fleeting. And then what?

We’re constantly saying that your home needs to be a reflection of who you are. When your environment doesn’t evolve with your lifestyle, it’s that much easier to fall back into old habits.

That’s where Homemakers’ Design Consultants* come in, helping you create a space that fits the new you.


How to Choose Area Rugs for Every Room in Your Home

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Choosing the correct size and style of area rug for your space can be daunting. Too big and you overwhelm your room, too small and your space feels awkward. Homemakers is here to help with a handy infographic that touches on all areas of the home and explains in easy-to-understand terms how to choose the correct size and style for each space.