6 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors for your Home

6 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors for your Home

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your home, and there’s a lot riding on this choice.

“There’s so much to be said for room usage, flow and function, but in the end, it’s the color that makes us feel” emotions, says Pam, a design consultant at Homemakers. “The whole idea is to evoke emotion.”

But choosing paint colors can seem like a daunting, if not impossible, task: Anyone who has stood in front of the wall of paint swatches at the home improvement store can attest to that.

We quizzed our design and style experts to come up with six tips for choosing the perfect paint colors. Read on to learn how to narrow the field of color choices and land on a final choice you’ll love.


How to Declutter Before a Move

How to declutter before a move, from Homemakers Furniture

So you just bought your new house. Congratulations! Now what?

We think your next step is decluttering. Everywhere. As that shudder shoots down your spine, hear us out: It’s the best way to take stock both of what you have and what you may need for your new home. It’ll also help you get organized and get a head start on cleaning your apartment. You want that deposit back, don’t you?

Decluttering before a move may seem like a daunting task, but we’re here for you! We’ve put together some helpful tips on how to declutter and get organized so you’re ready for the big move.

How to Host a Glamorous Oscars Viewing Party

Tips for hosting an Oscars viewing party from Homemakers Furniture

If your favorite season of the year is awards season, then you’re probably well-aware that the Academy Awards are quickly approaching. It’s the perfect excuse to get your friends together for food, fun and entertainment. This year, why not host a glamorous Oscars viewing party in your home? Scroll down to see our 7 tips on transforming your space for a chic Oscars viewing party.


Valentine’s Day DIY: Make This Sweet Centerpiece

Valentines Day DIY Sweet Centerpiece from Homemakers Furniture

Valentine’s Day comes at the perfect time of year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. We’ve (somewhat begrudgingly) fallen back into our post-holiday routines, and the gray, gloomy weather leaves something to be desired. What better way to brighten our moods a little than with a celebration of love?

We’ve shown you our top picks for gift ideas and hooked you up with some super cute (and free!) gift tags. There’s just one more thing you need for the best Valentine’s Day ever—a sweet centerpiece to deck out your dining table!

Our senior visual designer, Brandon Roush, is back by popular demand! We sat down with him to learn how to make this fun, festive DIY and to chat about one our favorite holidays.


Free Printables! Daily, Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Schedule

Daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules from the Homemakers blog

There’s been a lot of talk about New Year’s resolutions lately, and we’ve noticed that, in 2016, many people are pledging to slow down and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. They’re getting back in the kitchen and enjoying more home-cooked meals. They’re having regular game nights with their families, and they’re hosting more dinner parties with the friends they just don’t see enough.

Doesn’t that sound fantastic? Why aren’t we all doing that?