Decorate Like a Pro

Are you tired of that old room or do you need to update your whole house? Are you in the process of building your dream home? If so, then we’ve got some great ideas to help you decorate it like a pro. Of course, if you can afford to hire an interior decorator, they can take a lot of the guesswork out for you. Even hiring one for just a couple hours of consultation will help you put together a plan that can sometimes seem overwhelming. It will be well worth your time and money! But, if you’re venturing out on your own and want to decorate like a pro, here are a few simple tips that will help you get the job done.

1) First of all, begin with a vision. What do you want the room to look like and feel like? If you’re     drawing a blank here and need some inspiration, go to the computer. There are so many designs to see on places like Houzz or Pinterest. Find pictures that have the color, style and feel you want for the space you’re decorating.

2) Keep your family’s lifestyle in mind when choosing your design. Are you comfy and casual or traditional and formal? While white may look great, is it functional for your family. If you have pets, try a stain-guarded or pet-protect carpet that can be bound into a rug. There are so many new designs and colors. This also allows you to make it your own size, which is great for odd-shaped rooms!

3) Simplify. Get rid of any clutter that may take away from the design of your new space. Use baskets and functional pieces that can hide things you need but don’t necessarily want laying around.

4) Consider your space. Take into consideration the size of the walls, windows and ceiling height. If you have higher ceilings, you’ll want to use bigger pieces, but if you have smaller spaces, you’ll want to make sure that amazing piece of furniture doesn’t over power your room.

5) Less is more. With today’s designs, you’ll find less little nick-nacks everywhere and bigger bolder pieces. You don’t have to eliminate all of the smaller things, but make sure they fit the space. For instance, stack a couple of books together and place a smaller item on top.

6) Measure first. Make sure to measure your space before you make any purchases especially when it comes to rugs and furniture. Knowing what you have to work with, will eliminate the headache of having to return things that don’t fit.

7) Paint. Painting is an easy way to change the feel and mood of a room very inexpensively. And, a fresh coat of paint will make it feel new again.

8) Add a pop of color. If you’ve chosen a monochromatic or neutral design, throw in a pop of color with a pillow or unique accent piece. If you keep your overall design fairly neutral, you can easily and inexpensively change your look by changing pillows and small pieces… this is great for seasonal changes!

9) Mix it up. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, textures and designs. The new rule in decorating… there are no rules. Do what looks good and feels good to you. Rustic and industrial go great with contemporary and classic. If you put it together and you don’t like it, change it up, move it around. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find what works.

10)Lastly, layer it and set the mood. Layer the lighting in your room by selecting floor lamps and table lamps, even hang a chandelier in the corner for an elegant effect. Lighting adds ambience to your space and creates an atmosphere that is warm and inviting.

Decorating like a pro can be easily achieved with a little time, effort and a good plan. So, get out your paintbrush and measuring tape and have some fun. Express yourself and create a space that everyone will love!

For questions about this article or our interior decorating services, come see us at Haley’s!

Inspired by Spring Open House 2015

Come join us on Thursday, April 9th from 1:00 – 7:00pm

Chef Scott Curry from Curry’s on Johnson Street will demonstrate how to cook on the Kamado Joe Grill.  Look forward to the following demonstration menu:

Smoked chicken salad w/ crostinis

Smoked tuna dip w/ crackers

Ribeye bites w/ creamy horse radish sauce

Marinated grilled mixed vegetables

Pizza bites on home-made crust

Smoked banana Smore bites

Grilled pineapple slices w/ brown sugar glaze

You don’t want to miss this…sampling is included!

20% off All Home Interiors

Portable Grilling …register to WIN a Kamado Joe Jr.

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Walk away with door prizes!!

Come see us at:  2806 Bob Wallace AVE.  Huntsville, AL 35805

256.536.8086

Hope to see you there!!

7 Ways to Pull Green in a Space | Home Show Addition

The color green is thought to bring balance and youthfulness in interior design.  It’s depth of ‘hue’ is displayed from forest green-to-jade with thousands of shades to choose from – which explains why it’s often chosen as a ‘pop’ accent color.

Here’s a sampling of our use of this marvelous color from the 2015 IDEA & Inspiration House.

Faux Planters

AccentWall500The subtle addition of these planters gives this neutral accent wall a focal point.

CustomIsland500A touch of green, with varying textures, is all it takes for color to be added to this custom built island.

Tip:  The faux planters can be found at your local craft store.

Throw Pillows & Area Rugs

CouchPillows500Accent color can also come in twos. In this setting the sunny yellow and lime green adds fun and a casual feel to the space.

Color with Fruit & Napkins

KitchenTable500In this neutral palette, the fruit and napkins bring a bit of personality to this entire room.

Color with Fruit, Towels and Plants

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Stone Coloring

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Globally Inspired Classic Transitional Design Pieces| New Market Finds

Globally inspired details meet classic transitional design in this beautiful market collection.  Timeless lamps, accessories, art work, mirrors and living room furnishings partner in the soothing neutral color palette.  Beautifully lined with a coordinating rug, comfy pillows, and relaxing chairs for a sophisticated look laced in touches of rich gold accents.

A glimpse at some of the pieces in this collection…

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Behind-the-Scenes Planning for the 2015 IDEA & Inspiration House | January Partner Meeting

We had a productive planning meeting yesterday!  Plenty of positive energy, collaboration and detail… all in an effort to showcase an inspirational house full of ideas and new market finds for this year’s Building Home & Remodeling Show.  It’s our privilege to work with such great participating partners who show dedication and dependability to the cause.

Below is a glimpse of our progress and a snapshot of yesterdays’ group efforts:

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The IDEA House for the 2015 Building Home & Remodeling Show: Participant Introductions

This year we have the pleasure of being the featured booth at the 2015 Building Home & Remodeling Show hosted by the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association.  Our goal is to design and display a crisp craftsman-inspired style booth which features many elements, such as:  Bath Inspiration – a retreat for the hardworking homeowner; on trend transitional-style cooking space — Kitchen Inspiration for modern-day cooking; charming gathering spaces, for the whole family– Living & Dining room inspiration; style beyond the walls — Inspiration for the Grounds; outdoor coverings Vinyl Siding

We’re in the process of constructing a ‘mobile structure’ which will house the ‘Inspiration/Idea House’ for the 2015 Building Home & Remodeling Home Show.  If you love being in the loop and seeing behind-the-scene previews, stay right here and follow our blog spot (blog.haleysflooring.com) for up-to-date progress and in-the-know ‘sneak peeks’ as we approach this year’s home show.http://blog.haleysflooring.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IdeaHouseModel500.jpg

A display of the mini version of our booth …

We would not be able to accomplish this massive project without the help of our participating partners.  We’ve joined with FIVE local businesses which will add value to the  IDEA House in the area of their expertise.  SIX local business, under one roof, joining together to create an IDEA House to inspire those who experience it’s contents.

A list of the participating local businesses, are below, with a brief description of service and website link for further information.

Hope to see you at this year’s Building Home & Remodeling Show!

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Introductions for the Participants for the 2015 Idea House

Haley’s Flooring & Interiors

Carpet Systems of Huntsville dba Haley’s Flooring & Interiors is the top retailer and interior specialty store in North Alabama. We have been proudly serving the North Alabama area for over 25 years and recognized by Floor Covering Weekly as one of the top 50 specialty stores in the United States for four consecutive years – 2011 – 2014.

“We strive to maintain a higher standard of excellence, and believe that our customers should be treated with the same respect,” says our owner, Nancy Haley. Our slogan, “A Foundation of Excellence”, is the cornerstone by which we operate.”

We work with residential and commercial customers, as well as builders. We are here to help you in selecting, designing and customizing all of your flooring, cabinetry, counter-top, interior and home furnishing needs.

For more information about Haley’s Flooring & Interiors, visit online at > Haleys Flooring.com

Bob Wallace Appliance

Since 1978, Bob Wallace Appliance has been a family-owned Huntsville, AL based business.  As an authorized dealer, they offer such brands as Amana, Electrolux, Frigidaire, General Electric, Jenn-Air,and more.  Bob Wallance Appliance specializes in helping their customers choose new appliances at any budget.

For more information about Bob Wallace Appliance, visit online at > Bob Wallace Appliance.com

Inline Lighting Electrical

Since 1988, Inline has grown from their initial Huntsville location to over 100 employees serving customers all over the state of Alabama.  Inlines’ goal is to have abundant local stocks at competitive prices and to employ individuals who will offer service beyond the expectations of their customers.

For more information about Inline, visit online at > Inline Electric.com

Park Supply Company, Inc.

Park Supply Company has served Huntsville and North Alabama’s as a premier supplier of plumbing products since 1963 . Their 8,000-sq.ft. showroom has the latest in product selections and customers have the opportunity to take advantage of on-site inventory where products are readily available for a new construction or remodeling project.

Park Supplys’ experienced sales staff invites you to visit their showroom and see why homeowners, builders and contractors choose Park Supply for all their plumbing projects.

For more information about Park Supply Company, visit online at > Park Supply Company.com

Southern Scape

Southern Scape was founded in 2005 in Huntsville, AL.  This young company grew rapidly due to the quality of their work, the diligence of the employees and the word-of-mouth of their clients.  The mission of Southern Scape to set the industry standard by providing knowledgeable solutions for all clients’ outdoor living and landscaping needs.

For more information about Southern Scape, visit online at > Southern Scape.com

Four Our Sons Inc.

Four Our Sons Inc, has been serving North Alabama since 1979 using only quality products backed by a lifetime warranty on materials and a ten year labor warranty. They specialize in Vinyl Siding, Windows & Window Replacements, Screen & Solar Rooms as well as Seamless Gutters & Guards, Aluminum Rails & Columns & Shutters.

For more information bout Four Our Sons Inc., visit online at > Four Our Sons Inc.com

Showroom Spotlight: November 17th-22nd

Upcoming events in this publication of Showroom Spotlight.

*** Community Involvement ***

1 -Your INVITED to our Womenade After Hours Event (November 18th, 5:30-7pm) “Networking with a Cause”

As Thanksgiving approaches, the need to help those in our community who are less fortune is at the forefront of our hearts and minds.  To help with this great need, we’re hosting the Second Womenade Rocket City to benefit two organizations who extend their arms to the needy on a regular bases: The Harris Home & The Downtown Rescue MissionThis ‘Night Out’ benefit will be held on November 18th from 5:30-7pm on the Home Interiors side of the showroom. Join us as we support this worthy cause while enjoying a night out with a great group of individuals.

Heavy h’orderves will be served; a donation of $20 or more is appreciated to support this great cause. Bring a friend, meet new people, eat and make a difference in the lives of others.  Event details are below:

Tuesday November 18th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: @ Haley’s Flooring & Interiors
2806 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805

Cost $20 Donation Or More

RSVP: patbrooks39@hotmail.com
Call or Text
256-759-7733

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Womenade Rocket City is a group of women with an initiative to come together to extend their hands to touch one another and to meet needs of others: “Networking with a Cause”

2 -UAH Interior Design Decorating Class (November 18th, 5:30-7pm)

The UAH Interior Design & Decorating Class will be in the showroom on the evening of November 18th during the Womenade Event.  On a monthly bases, this class utilizes the showroom in an effort to offer the students a hands-on experience to support the course work.  It’s always a pleasure to have them in the showroom.

3 -DeClutter DVD’s for a Great Cause (Going NOW)

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4 -Toys for Tots (NOW – December 7th)

The box is UP and ready to collect new and unwrapped toys for a great cause.  From year-to-year we offer our facility as a local toy drop-off to transport gifts to underprivileged children in our country during Christmas.  It’s only through the wonderful support and generosity, of people like you, that the Toys for Tots  organization is able to meet their goals and accomplish the mission of “…bringing the joy of Christmas and the hope of a better future to the nation’s less fortunate children.”  Look for the Toys for Tots white donation box located on the Flooring Side of the showroom.

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*** SALES Events ***

5 -Select ANSO SHAW Nylon products (NOW – November 30th)

…For sale details and product viewing, ask one of our in house flooring representatives for these select products.

6 -Mohawk Select Products (NOW – December 31st)

…For sale details and product viewing, ask one of our in house flooring representatives for these select products.

Showroom Spotlight: November 10th-16th

Community outreach & TOP SALES EVENTS in this publication of Showroom Spotlight.

*** Community Involvement ***

1 – Honoring CPL Brandon Johnson through “Operation Finally Home” with Jeff Benton Home on November 10th

Words cannot express how honored we are to have been a part of the very FIRST Operation FINALLY HOME project in Alabama. CPL Brandon Johnson, joined with his family, is NOW living in their dream home thanks to Jeff Benton Homes!! Thank you for your willingness to support an amazing cause; we are truly honored to have been a part of this special project!

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2 –FREE Community Event “Salute a Soldier” hosted by Shattered Magazine (November 14th, 11-2pm)

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? If the answer is no, don’t fret.  Join us at the Huntsville Roundhouse, this FRIDAY, November 14th from 11-2pmShattered Magazine will donate 10% of the daily sales to Still Serving Veterans, an organization dedicated to serving our nation’s veterans. Get your shopping done early for a great cause.

For  additional information visit > Shattered “Salute a Soldier” Event

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3 -Community Event – Womenade (November 18th, 5:30-7pm) “Networking with a Cause”

Mark your Calendars!! As Thanksgiving approaches, the need to help those in our community who are less fortune is at the forefront of our hearts and minds.  To help with this great need, we’re hosting the Second Womenade Rocket City to benefit two organizations who extend their arms to the needy on a regular bases: The Harris Home & The Downtown Rescue MissionThis ‘Night Out’ benefit will be held on November 18th from 5:30-7pm on the Home Interiors side of the showroom. Join us as we support this worthy cause while enjoying a night out with a great group of individuals.

Heavy h’orderves will be served; a donation of $20 or more is appreciated to support this great cause. Bring a friend, meet new people, eat and make a difference in the lives of others.  Event details are below:

Tuesday November 18th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: @ Haley’s Flooring & Interiors
2806 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805

Cost $20 Donation Or More

RSVP: patbrooks39@hotmail.com
Call or Text
256-759-7733

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Womenade Rocket City is a group of women with an initiative to come together to extend their hands to touch one another and to meet needs of others: “Networking with a Cause”

4 -UAH Interior Design Decorating Class (November 18th, 5:30-7pm)

The UAH Interior Design & Decorating Class will be in the showroom on the evening of November 18th during the Womenade Event.  On a monthly bases, this class utilizes the showroom in an effort to offer the students a hands-on experience to support the course work.  It’s always a pleasure to have them in the showroom.

5 -Toys for Tots (NOW – December 7th)

The box is UP and ready to collect new and unwrapped toys for a great cause.  From year-to-year we offer our facility as a local toy drop-off to transport gifts to underprivileged children in our country during Christmas.  It’s only through the wonderful support and generosity, of people like you, that the Toys for Tots  organization is able to meet their goals and accomplish the mission of “…bringing the joy of Christmas and the hope of a better future to the nation’s less fortunate children.”

Look for the Toys for Tots white donation box located on the Flooring Side of the showroom.

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*** SALES Events ***

6 -Carpet Sale (NOW – November 15th)

Take advantage of our In-house carpet sale before the holidays.  Carpet, Pad and Installation for only $1.39 sq ft. on selected varieties.  CarpetSale2Blog

Showroom Spotlight November 3-8th

Community outreach, announcements & TOP SALES EVENTS in this publication of Showroom Spotlight.

*** Community Involvement ***

1 -FREE Community Event “Salute a Soldier” – Shattered Round House (November 14th, 11-2pm)

Join us as we support “Salute a Soldier” at the Huntsville Roundhouse on November 14th from 11-2pm.  Shattered Magazine will donate 10% of the daily sales to Still Serving Veterans, an organization dedicated to serving our nation’s veterans. Come support our way of saying “thank you” to those who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. military.

For  additional information visit > Shattered “Salute a Soldier” Event

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2 -Community Event – Womenade (November 18th, 5:30-7pm) “Networking with a Cause”

As Thanksgiving approaches, the need to help those in our community who are less fortune is at the forefront of our hearts and minds.  To help with this great need, we’re hosting the Second Womenade Rocket City to benefit two organizations who extend their arms to the needy on a regular bases: The Harris Home & The Downtown Rescue MissionThis ‘Night Out’ benefit will be held on November 18th from 5:30-7pm on the Home Interiors side of the showroom. Join us as we support this worthy cause while enjoying a night out with a great group of individuals.

Heavy h’orderves will be served; a donation of $20 or more is appreciated to support this great cause. Bring a friend, meet new people, eat and make a difference in the lives of others.  Event details are below:

Tuesday November 18th
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: @ Haley’s Flooring & Interiors
2806 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805

Cost $20 Donation Or More

RSVP: patbrooks39@hotmail.com
Call or Text
256-759-7733

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Womenade Rocket City is a group of women with an initiative to come together to extend their hands to touch one another and to meet needs of others: “Networking with a Cause”

3 -UAH Interior Design Decorating Class (November 18th, 5:30-7pm) 

The UAH Interior Design & Decorating Class will be in the showroom on the evening of November 18th during the Womenade Event.  On a monthly bases, this class utilizes the showroom in an effort to offer the students a hands-on experience to support the course work.  It’s always a pleasure to have them in the showroom.

4 -Toys for Tots (NOW – December 7th)

The box is UP and ready to collect new and unwrapped toys for a great cause.  From year-to-year we offer our facility as a local toy drop-off to transport gifts to underprivileged children in our country during Christmas.  It’s only through the wonderful support and generosity, of people like you, that the Toys for Tots  organization is able to meet their goals and accomplish the mission of “…bringing the joy of Christmas and the hope of a better future to the nation’s less fortunate children.”

Look for the Toys for Tots white donation box located on the Flooring Side of the showroom.

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*** SALES Events ***

5 -FLOOR NOW PAY LATER by SHAW FLOORING (NOW – November 10th)

We’ve partnered with Shaw Flooring so you can take advantage of this special offer >> 24 months financing with no interest when you use your Shaw Floors financing option. Explore the wide selection of luxurious carpet, timeless hardwood, durable resilient and innovative laminate.  Also, for this SALE time frame your 24 months with no interest can be applied toward any product purchase, in the showroom, including Liberty SAFES.  For more details, visit: http://shawfloors.com/floor-now-pay-later

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6 -Carpet Sale (NOW – November 15th)

Take advantage of our In-house carpet sale before the holidays.  Carpet, Pad and Installation for only $1.39 sq ft. on selected varieties.  CarpetSale2Blog

 7 – Home Interiors Feature – The Belino Chest via Uttermost

The Belino 4-Door Chest is craftsman built with break-front styling, carved molding details, and elegant Paris silver finish, a subtly metallic silver over fine wood grain with clear glass doors.

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If your looking for a ‘statement’ piece to add to your space, the Belino Chest is a great choice.  Available NOW in the showroom.

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