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Guest Blogger | 8 Steps to Creating a Cozy Reading Nook

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 8 Steps to Creating a Cozy Reading Nook
The winds are rising and the leaves are falling as autumn begins to make way for frosty days ahead. It’s this time of year, when the weather is shifting and the daylight hours are dwindling, that we turn our attention indoors – to creating cozy spots to nestle and warm up icy fingers and toes. And what better way to combat the cold beating at our doors than curling up with a good book, a steaming mug of tea, and a plush blanket in the perfect reading nook. Read on to learn how to carve out your own cozy reading nook for all the chilly eves ahead… ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Dorm Room Makeovers with Kevin O'Gara

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Dorm Room Makeovers with Kevin O'Gara
We enjoy bringing you the latest trends, not only in barn lighting, but in home décor and design. Today we welcome back one of the freshest voices in the interior design world — Kevin O’Gara of Thou Swell. Kevin created his interior design blog, named for an old jazz tune, as a place to share home, garden, and entertaining projects with an avant-garde mix of modern and traditional design. We asked Kevin to take the reins of the Barn Light USA blog to share his most recent projects — two dorm room makeovers he completed for friends at Cornell University where Kevin studies Design and Environmental Analysis. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Five Keys to Using Color for Curb Appeal

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Five Keys to Using Color for Curb Appeal
The entertaining season is just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time and warm weather ahead to get the exterior of your home in tip-top shape for guests and passersby. One of the most surefire ways to amp up your home’s curb appeal is with color. Whether bright and bold, subtle and neutral, or anything in between, with a little forethought and consideration, color can take your home from yawn-inducing to gasp-worthy. Below, a few keys to consider when adding color to your home’s exterior: ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | 10 Steps to a Perfectly Styled Nightstand
Nightstands are a small, but mighty spot in any bedroom. They act as a frame for your bed, and provide balance, color, texture, and personality to your space. Too often, though, bedside tables become cluttered drop-zones, effectively eliminating the functional and aesthetic purposes they serve. But with these 10 simple steps, you can create a beautiful tablescape that makes bedtime a dream. Start with lighting. Whether you opt for a curvy lamp, a sleek pendant, or a bold swing arm sconce, lighting is perhaps the most important aspect of your bedside styling – so it’s exactly where you should begin. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style

Posted by on May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style
Different seasons call for different settings: winter makes us crave the cozy cocoon of a cabin in the mountains; fall conjures images of brisk afternoons on a farm; and the warmer months inevitably turn our thoughts to the coast — crashing waves, the smell of salt air, and sand between your toes are as quintessentially summer as it gets. Similarly, we long for these same feelings in our homes: lazy afternoons draped over a crisply slipcovered couch while a gentle breeze blows gauzy linen curtains. This style, dubbed American Coastal, is defined by relaxation, comfort, and the casualness that summer is all about. Here’s how to get this laid-back style in your... Read More

Guest Blogger | 9 Ways to Decorate with the Color of Love

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 | 2 comments

Guest Blogger | 9 Ways to Decorate with the Color of Love
Still feeling amorous post-Valentine’s Day? Why not show your home some love, too! Pull your home out of the cold, gray drear of February with a few touches of the color of love: warm, revitalizing red. Below are nine tips for decorating with this bold hue; but first, a look at the color’s role throughout the world. •  In Eastern cultures, red is often the color for good luck. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck. ... Read More