Furniture Trends: Bringing the Outdoors In | WPL Interior Design

Furniture Trends: Bringing the Outdoors In

Many people find the outdoors calming and refreshing, so it makes sense that you want to get the outdoors into your home. Most bring plants inside, which is a great way to bring the outside inside easily. However, there are several indoor-outdoor furniture trends that bring in more than just nature into your home. These trends are also adding more style and durability to your indoor decor options. All About Natural Fibers Many different materials are inspired by the outdoors
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Considerations for Installing an Outdoor Fireplace | WPL Interior Design

Considerations for Installing an Outdoor Fireplace

You probably started thinking about installing an outdoor fireplace because you want to spend time with your friends and family. Sharing delicious food and making memories over an open flame sounds appealing, but you still need to plan it out. Having a plan is critical when you’re thinking about installing an impressive centerpiece like an outdoor fireplace.  Building Codes There is no question that your outdoor fireplace should be installed by professionals. You need to make sure that whatever you
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Essentials for a Decorating a Small Patio | WPL Interior Design

Essentials for a Decorating a Small Patio

We’re wishing everyone a pleasant Memorial Day and hope you’ve been able to enjoy the outdoors this past weekend. Perhaps even barbequeing out in the backyard or on your new patio? Having a small area to work with does not mean you shouldn’t get to enjoy your patio. You need to get creative, so we’re going to offer you some tips on how to get the most out of designing and decorating a small patio space. Layers Add Character Layers
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How to Find Comfortable Outdoor Furniture | WPL Interior Design

How to Find Comfortable Outdoor Furniture

Knowing what to select in comfortable outdoor furniture is almost as tricky as remembering what not to buy. Before taking the plunge, take some time to think about the best pieces for your space. Deciding on Your Budget Lower price tags may seem enticing at first, but be aware that when it comes to outdoor furniture, you often get what you pay for. That doesn’t mean you need to pay more than a thousand dollars per lounge chair. However, you
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Choosing the Best Firepit for Your Backyard | WPL Interior Design

Choosing the Best Firepit for Your Backyard

Relaxing around a fire is a great way to end the day or spend time with friends and family. We’re here to show you the best firepits depending on your space, budget, and purpose. Thanks to variety, there is something for everyone. Best Firepits for a Smaller Space If you don’t have a lot of room in your backyard, or maybe you’re working with limited rooftop or balcony space, consider a tabletop fire pit. You can find these in multiple
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Spring/Summer 2021 Outdoor Living Trends | WPL Interior Design

Spring/Summer 2021 Outdoor Living Trends

Thanks to the pandemic, people have rediscovered their outdoor spaces and turned them into open living spaces to enjoy with family and friends while maintaining safe distances. From balconies to backyards, many have found a way to enjoy these outdoor living trends. Outdoor Kitchens More people are cooking outside and it is more than just a meal cooked on a grill. Conversions to full outdoor kitchens have taken hold and will continue to be a trend we can expect to
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5 Home Projects for the Spring | WPL Interior Design

5 Home Projects for the Spring

Spring is the season of rebirth and it’s the perfect time to refresh different parts of your home. Even small home projects can make a big impact, so it’s okay if you’re not interested in taking something larger. Take the time to think about the time you want to devote to your home projects. Here are some of the most common home projects homeowners like to tackle come springtime! Staircase Makeover When updating your current motif, there are a lot
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Popular House Plants for Your Home | WPL Interior Design

Popular House Plants for Your Home

House plants have always been sought after, but the popular ones change over time. Long ago, ferns and hanging plants were the trendiest, but today’s popular house plants require less maintenance and are easy to grow. Even if you don’t feel confident in your green thumb, there is something green out there for you. Adding some greenery into the home is a great way to both brighten up your space as well as lighten up your mood! Philodendron Green Philodendron
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Deep Spring Cleaning | WPL Interior Design

Time for a Spring Deep Cleaning

Spring cleaning is in the air! Even for the most dedicated homeowners, it is easy to miss a few places where dust is left alone to accumulate. Here are a few suggestions for deep cleaning spots that you might have missed. Starting with Entryway and Hallways Baseboards, along with door frames, light switches, and walls, can all accumulate dust. A quick wipe down of smooth surfaces can clean easily clean these areas. Textured walls are notorious for collecting dust. If
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Project: Berwyn Lake House | WPL Interior Design

Creating an Outdoor Living Space You’ll Love

Having an outdoor living space has always been enjoybale for households big and small. Since the pandemic, they have become an even more desirable home feature. They are considered a safer environment for small groups to gather and allow for more space to social distance. Being outside of your home is also a great way to “escape” from your house without going too far. Here are some popular ways we’re seeing homeowners spruce up their outdoor areas. A Cozy Patio
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5 Ways to Brighten a Dark Room | WPL Interior Design

5 Ways to Brighten a Dark Room

In an ideal world, every room in our homes would have plenty of natural light to brighten up our spaces. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and almost every room has that one “dark space” that is difficult to brighten up. Sure, you can knock down walls and add windows, but there are other ways to add light without going through the hassle. Unconventional Ceilings and Window Treatments Painting the ceiling a lighter color than the rest of
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8 Ways LED Lighting is Improving | WPL Interior Design

8 Ways LED Lighting is Improving

Lighting is an easy way to update your décor and improve your home’s ambiance. Contemporary trends embrace the latest color palettes in interior design, too. Here’s our latest insight into what you can expect in LED lights and the trends that are poised to take the stage. Better Lighting for Less LED lights have gotten far more efficient over the years, and better still, they’re becoming less costly than before. LED lights also don’t give off the heat that traditional
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What's Trending for a Safer Home | WPL Interior Design

What’s Trending for a Safer Home

Technology continues to advance in home security so that you can have peace of mind whether you’re at home or not. Between automation and self-installation, home security trends are available to meet every need you may have. Top Features in Home Security Platforms When you start comparing the different home security platforms, there are several questions to ask. Do you want an integrated camera and doorbell combo? What about a smart lock for your door? Is having a child-friendly home
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Thinking About Home Automation | WPL Interior Design

Thinking About Home Automation

To automate a home means you are incorporating automatic control to your home from various electronic devices. Think about those commercials or video clips that have someone telling Alexa to turn off the lights. Smart home trends are constantly evolving and improving, and there are many ways you can automate a home nowadays. From lights and heating to appliances and security, the possibilities are endless. How Home Automation Works Home automation works over your existing wi-fi internet connection through software
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Top 5 Smart Home Technology Trends from CES 2021 | WPL Interior Design

Top 5 Smart Home Technology Trends from CES 2021

The annual Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, for 2021 was held virtually this past January. If there is one trade show that you expect to be as impressive through the screen as in-person, it’s CES. This year, smart home technology made some new jumps. We are especially impressed with the increase in touchless and health-related tech that can be integrated into your home. Touchless Smart Home Technology Touch interactions were largely removed in smart home tech trends – surprising? Not
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The Truth About Clean Living and Clean Products | WPL Interior Design

The Truth About Clean Living and Clean Products

When you hear about clean living, you might wonder what that means. The simple definition of almost anything labeled “clean” means that it is a product or technology that is considered environmentally friendly, like eco-friendly cleaners. Something “clean” or “green” is also generally non-toxic, which is why so many people gravitate towards a more natural cleaner or product. What About VOCs? A VOC, or volatile organic compounds, has been shown to impact indoor air quality significantly. They are emitted from
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