Posted by Kerry on October 24, 2016
A sectional is a great piece to add to your home. Not only does it provide seating for many people, it can serve as the perfect design element. Sectionals today aren’t what they were years ago. You can find one in any style, color or fabric imaginable. They also come in many different shapes and sizes. So, don’t shy away from creating the living room you love to live in with a sectional as the anchoring piece.
Sectionals are the perfect way to help define the space in a large open concept home. When you have one large great room it can be difficult to create unique living spaces within the large space. A beautiful sectional can anchor your space and help create the mood and feel you want in your home.
They are also great for smaller spaces; you only need to find the one that works for your room. Some styles actually take up less room than a sofa and chair. Get the right configuration and it can provide your room with better flow and the appearance of a larger space.
RC Willey has a variety of sectionals to choose from -- all sizes and types of upholstery. So jump in with both feet and find a sectional for your home that will have you enjoying the look and feel of your home for years.
Posted by Kerry on October 12, 2016
It’s that time of year! In every grocery store and farmer’s market around the country you’ll be able to find piles and piles of pumpkins of every shape, size, and color. As kids we would go pick out a few of the biggest ones that we could find, hollow them out and carve whatever our imaginations could come up with into the front face and put them out on our door step to show them off.
While that is always a must around this time of year it is not the only fun that our families can have with pumpkins. There are just as fun and creative ways to make the pumpkin the center piece inside of our homes or outside on the porch. All you need are a few markers, some paint, glitter and a little bit of time to get your home 100 percent ready for fall.
Painted Funky Pumpkins
As shown above you can still have all the fun that you did as a kid when decorating pumpkins but without the mess of cutting them open and getting rid of all the seeds and pulp.
- Small to Medium sized pumpkins
- Paint in the desired colors
- Glitter paint (for the stems)
- 2 or more paint brushes (use different brushes when using glitter paint vs pumpkin paint)
- Wash and dry your pumpkins to remove any dirt or grime
- Pour glitter paint into a tray or a plate and paint the stems first and allowed time to dry
- Once the paint on the stems is dry pour pumpkin paint into a separate tray and apply to the pumpkin in long even stroke (allow time to dry for multiple layers or multiple colors)
Basic Glitter Pumpkin
For those that don’t the mess of paint these pumpkins make the perfect accent to any Fall center piece.
- Small sized pumpkins
- Paint brush
- Wash and dry the pumpkins to give the glue a clean base to dry on
- Using the paint brush apply the glue in a thin layer onto the pumpkins on the areas that you wish to apply the glitter (make sure the layer is thin enough to not form “globs” yet sufficiently thick enough to hold the glitter)
- Wait for the glue to settle
Paint and Marker Pumpkin
- Medium to Large sized pumpkins
- Permanent makers
- Stencils (optional)
- Wash and dry pumpkins
- Paint the stems and allow time to dry (choose a color that will contrast the main color that you will paint the body of the pumpkin)
- Once the stems are dry apply your base color to the rest of the pumpkin and allow time to dry
- When the paint is dry use a pencil or pen to lightly sketch your desired design onto the pumpkin
- When satisfied with the design use the permanent markers to go over your sketch
Posted by Kerry on October 11, 2016
Working from home allows us to save time and money that would otherwise be expended during daily commutes to and from the office. We can also start work at the most convenient time and take care of chores at home that often get neglected. With all the good that working from home can bring, it is important to remember to not allow procrastination and inefficient uses of your time become bad habits. Here are some effective tips on how you can best utilize your time and be productive while you work from home.
- The mindset that you put yourself into before you start work is essential. It is the foundation for a productive workday. To do this get ready the same way you would if you were going to the office. Dress accordingly, eat breakfast, and accomplish any other small morning tasks you may have.
- Prepare a work area. Part of creating an efficient mindset deals with your surroundings. Set aside a place in your home that will be used only for work. Don’t allow for anything else to cause unnecessary distractions.
- Make a Schedule. It is much easier to get work done when you have time set aside used exclusively for “workplace” tasks. Make sure to include breaks when making your schedule so that you don’t burn yourself out after the first few hours. For example, take a 10-minute break every 45 to 50 minutes. This will allow your mind time to reset and will also give you an opportunity to check texts, social media or get a snack.
- You should also have a list of goals that you can accomplish within the time you allot to working. The more structure you put into your planning the less time you waste.
- Take things one thing at a time. It is often easy to feel overwhelmed when you look at a list of tasks and start thinking ahead. This can cause you to feel un-needed stress, which in turn, may drain you of energy that could be better applied to the completion of your goals.
- Set boundaries. Working at home openings up the possibility of numerous temptations and distractions. Create a list of things that you will NOT do during your allotted work time and maintain the same level or professionalism you would have in the actual workplace.
- Turn it Off. Often when you work from home it becomes easy to never have any real time off. Just like a normal job, you should have a time when you no longer worry about work related issues. Doing this will allow you to spend time with the family and not over work yourself. After all the main reason most choose to work at home is for more freedom and flexibility. Why deprive yourself of that? Just because you work at home, doesn’t mean your home should become your new work.
Posted by Kerry on October 7, 2016
The blend between modern and rustic is a popular trend and we want to help you out with some visual aids and tips on how you too can incorporate these ideas in your own home. When you take a few of these ideas, mix in some of Joanna Gaines's awesome Magnolia Home Furnishings and a few flea market finds, you are sure to nail that rustic Fixer Upper look.
Shiplap, shiplap, shiplap...
Have you ever wanted to make a room in your home look a little more rustic and add some character? If you watch HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you’ve probably seen something called shiplap. Shiplap is traditionally a wooden board that features grooves cut into the top and bottom of the board, which allows the pieces to fit together and stack on one and other horizontally. You can even turn the boards sideways and fit them vertically for another exciting and different look.
The result is a rustic, yet subtle and adaptive design change that can fit any style. The best thing about shiplap is that it isn’t confined to a single room in the house. You can use it in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or living room. It is also relatively simple and affordable. We found a helpful DIY video that teaches you all you need to know about shiplapping your home.
Another awesome way to get an instant rustic look is sliding barn doors. RC Willey sells a number of styles that are easy to hang over an exisiting doorway or a cool way to add texture to a blank wall.
Continuing the rustic trend, a great way to tie together the Magnolia look is through the use of simple signs. Signs come in all shapes and sizes and are another affordable option to give any room in your home a new, re-done feel while holding true to the rustic look. We have a bunch of cool, vintage pieces that you can hang on your walls in your home or office.
What are your favorite Magnolia design ideas that we forgot to mention? Let us know in the comments below!
Posted by Andie on September 30, 2016
Can I just say that I don't think I'll ever be over the Colors of 2016? As the Pantone Color Institute predicted, rose and serenity blue have managed to make a big mark on the world this year. At first glance I thought pastel pink and blues might seem more suited to a nursery than a sophisticated living room, but I was totally wrong! I'm amazed at what a beautiful job they do creating relaxing, beautiful, and grown-up interior spaces.
Three cheers for pink as the new neutral!
Posted by Kerry on September 28, 2016
We are in the heart of football season and basketball will soon be up and running until next June. That means that you’re going to spend a lot of time throughout the next few months watching the game, hanging out with friends and family and just kicking back and relaxing after a long week at work.
A well put together man cave will serve all your needs while watching the big game. Make sure you have at least one TV to highlight the main event and throw in a couple smaller ones to stream the side games to keep everyone entertained. Coupled with a good wireless sound system you will be able to hear the in-game commentary or link up with your phone and stream music when hosting guests at a party.
Throw in a bar with a mini fridge and stools on the side so that the food and drinks can be organized and served, while also providing an area away from all the action for people to eat and socialize. Then tie the whole room together with a pool or foosball table to keep everyone entertained during halftime and keep the party going even after the game has ended.
Man caves essential checklist:
- 1 or more TVs (throw in a projector for the main viewing experience and a larger screen)
- Coffee table/ottoman
- Bar table
- Bar stools
- Mini fridge
- Game table
To see more of the above man cave visit Brooklyn Berry's site
Posted by RC Willey Community on September 23, 2016
Fall is here—Cue changes in colors, cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything and trips up to the mountains or the local Farmer’s Market with friends and family. During this time of year, we are able to find apples at their freshest and a trip to the local orchard may leave you with more apples than you know what to do with. We all need something to snack on as we curl up with a good book and sip on a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. This recipe for apple chips will ensure that you can enjoy all the flavors of fall to their fullest and makes for a great family activity or side dish at any one of the parties that will be thrown this Fall.
First Variation (Pumpkin Spice)
- 2 tbsp. of ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. ground ginger
- 1 ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ ground cloves
Second Variation (Chai Spice)
- 2 ½ tsp. ground ginger
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- Optional: sprinkle sugar
Step 1: Make sure the oven is preheated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Now it's time to core your apples (for thicker chips, slice the apple with its core and pick out the seeds). Use the mandolin to make thin apple slices into rounds (discard the bottom slice) and place the rounds onto the baking sheet, or place the apple chips on top of a baking rack placed over a baking sheet.
Step 2: Mix together your chosen blend of spices into a small bowl. Lightly sprinkle the apples.
Step 3: Bake the apples for an hour and a half, remove from the oven and flip the chips and sprinkle the new side with more of the spices. Bake for another hour and check. If the apples are at the desired level of crispiness then turn off the oven and keep the chips inside the oven as it cools down as this will allow them to become crispier (If you prefer chewier chips, reduce the baking time and pull them out when they have reached your desired level of crunch). Store in an airtight container.
Posted by Andie on September 23, 2016
All white kitchens have been absolutely huge in the design world for the past few years...... and for good reason! I mean, what's not to love? They are classic, fresh, and beautifully simple. White kitchens are by no means on their way out, one of the hottest kitchen design trends of 2016 is changing things up a bit with two toned kitchen cabinets.
Many designers and homeowners are opting for darker wood tones and colored lower cabinets, while keeping upper kitchen cabinets neutral or white. I love this look! The darker cabinets on the bottom really anchor the kitchen, and the white cabinets up top keep things light, airy, and clean. I think the visual contrast between light and dark is just stunning, and creates a gorgeous, energized kitchen space. Here are some inspiring examples.....
What do you think? Love the two-toned kitchen cabinets or would you stick to all white (or one color)?
Posted by RC Willey Community on August 11, 2016
RC Willey has plenty of bunk beds for sale that your kids would really love – and you would too! Whether sharing a room or not, a bunk bed is great because there is always an extra spot for a friend to sleep over or to have another child sleep in, in order to free up a larger bed if you have guests. Bunk beds come in plenty of color and design options too, so you're not limited by style. Collaborate with your favorite little person and create a bedroom you will both love! Every kid wants a cool bedroom and for most, that starts with an awesome bunk bed!
check out this classic white bunk bed - great for any little girl's room!
Check out this storage loft bed! Eliminate the need for a chest of drawers and with this great space saver!
Looking for a stylish and cheap bunk bed for the kids? We have those too! Click below to see our full range of bunk beds for every style and budget! Give your kids the dream bedroom they deserve.
Posted by RC Willey Community on August 10, 2016
A corner T V stand is a great solution for tricky room configurations. Available floor space or odd traffic patterns can prove to make decorating and arranging your tv a little tricky. Most corners in a room go unutilized, as it can be difficult to know exactly how to arrange furniture pieces in a way that best work for your space. With a corner TV stand, you can take advantage of that often unused space and either create a focal point or give the TV a little more tucked away feeling. You’ll want to be sure to really check your dimensions because, depending on the size of your TV, it can come out into your room a bit more than you anticipate. Either way, a corner t v stand is a really fun option for any home and RC Willey has a great selection for you to choose from. Here are a few from our tv stand collection.