Design Spotlight: Solo Rugs For Any Room In Your Home

If you’ve decided to redecorate as part of your spring cleaning (of which it’s never too early to start on), you may find your floors lacking in intrigue. Adding an area rug is a great start to forming a solid space, whether it be a living room, dining room, bedroom, or entryway. Home Thangs has […]

A Litte Cover-Up: How to Use Rugs to Smarten Up Any Room

A few years ago I brought some friends over to the house I grew up in. “Oh, wow!” one of them said as soon as we walked in the door. “I love these gorgeous hardwood floors!” My immediate response was, “Huh? Wow, we really do have hardwood floors!” Because, honestly, I had never noticed them […]

Choosing A Trendy Wood (Or “Wood”) Floor For Your Home

Wood floors are a perennial favorite for homeowners, but while almost everyone loves the look of hardwood flooring, actually living with it can be a bit challenging. Real hardwood floors are high maintenance, easily damaged, and tend to be a little on the pricey side. The good news is, in the last few years, there’s […]

Ceramic vs Porcelain Tile: What You Really Need To Know

When it comes to buying ceramic tile, there’s more than a little confusion of terms, particularly the distinction between ceramic and porcelain tile. Most of us are pretty sure there is a difference, and maybe have a vague notion that porcelain tile is better, but the actual distinctions between the two can be a bit […]

Choosing A New Area Rug Part 3: Picking The Right Material

When buying a new area rug, the first step is always figuring out what size rug you need. But the second step – choosing a material – is every bit as important. The material your rug is made of will determine how well it stands up to wear and tear, how easy it is to […]

Choosing A New Area Rug Part 1: Planning And Purchasing

Choosing a new area rug is never a simple endeavor – there are so many rules and opinions, many of them conflicting, that it can be intimidating even to start the search. In this series, we’re going to take a thorough look at everything that goes into buying the perfect rug, from planning to purchase […]

Wood Flooring In The Bathroom? How To Get The Look And Guard Against Water Damage

Water and wood don’t play well together. We’ve all known that since the first time our mothers scolded us for not using a coaster. So it might seem counter intuitive that homeowners are going gaga for wood floors in one of the wettest rooms in the home: the bathroom. Sure, wood floors have a warm, […]

The Hottest New Trend In Bathroom Design Is… Wood?

Tile is the most popular material in bathroom design, to the point that it’s often less a question of tile versus something else and more a question of what type of tile to use – in the shower, on the floor, and even on the walls. But with the trend toward more relaxed, natural, spa […]

DIY Mosaic Tile Accents To Dress Up Your Bathroom Design

Installing tile is one of the necessary evils of great bathroom design. No bathroom is complete without at least some tile, and the better the tile job, the more polished and pristine the final product will look. But buying tile is expensive, to say nothing of the cost of hiring someone to install it. And […]

Floor Mosaic Medallions: A Classic Touch For A Luxury Bathroom Or Shower

Floor medallions are often found in entryways or other large, open spaces – places where they’re free to make an impression. They can be made of stone or other tile or sometimes wood pieces, and can either be assembled or carved, etched, or stained directly onto the floor. They’re usually circular in design and act […]