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How to Upgrade Your Front Porch with Easy-to-Install Column Wraps

Whether you reside in a Cape Cod, Colonial, Craftsman or anything in between, professional and polished column wraps will take your architectural detail to the next level. Royal®’s new 100% Cellular PVC Column Wraps, which were just released this spring, make porch transformations simple. You can install them around an existing porch column using common tools, and they’re virtually maintenance free. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it yourself.

How to Makeover a Room Using Plants

There are a lot of easy ways to update a room, but one of our favorites is investing in plants. Adding greenery will not only refresh the space visually but can also create a more calming environment. Some plants even purify your indoor air! So keep reading for our top tips on redoing a room using just plants.

How to Style Your Back Deck

There’s a lot you can do to take your deck to the next level, whether you’re using it for entertaining or just relaxing outdoors. From selecting the right colors to grounding your space to adding balance and dimension, there’s a lot more that goes into overall design than the furniture you select.

We turned to interior designers Alexis and Danielle at Simplicity Home Staging and Design for some expert insights into achieving the much sought-after look of a professionally styled deck.

How to Style Your Bookshelf Like a Designer

As the holiday decorations come down, we get a chance to look at our home decor with fresh eyes. Maybe you’re wishing you had the budget to do some redecorating but your wallet is still recovering from the holiday season. One of the easiest ways to refresh a room on a budget is to thoughtfully redecorate your bookshelf. Creative bookshelf decor may seem like an art reserved for interior designers, but it’s easier than you think! These tips will help you redecorate your bookshelf like a pro, without breaking the bank.

Staying Organized With The Whole Family At Home

Whether it’s due to a pandemic or a snowstorm, when the whole family is stuck inside together it can be a challenge to keep your house organized. Here are my top tips for keeping the mess in check with everyone under one roof.

5 Resources for Designing Your Dream Home

Designing a home, whether from the ground up or as a renovation project, can be an intimidating undertaking. Deciding on a design, keeping it within your budget, and bringing it to fruition each present unique challenges. And it can be hard to know which design resources are worth your time! We’ve done the legwork for you and compiled a list of valuable resources and how they best can be used. Keep reading for a list of our top five favorite home design resources!

How I Renovated My Historic Entryway Using PVC Trim

Our home is a Victorian, built circa 1878. When you enter, you are greeted by a curved staircase and 10-foot ceilings adorned with beautiful original plaster moulding. After living in our 140-year-old home for the past year and a half, I decided that I wanted to add a little more interest to our foyer. Of course I turned to my favorite trim product, Royal PVC Lattice. PVC Lattice was the perfect foundational piece to get this project started.

Let the home style tips come to you.