Lounge in Style with a Chaise

chaise lounge

Get Updated When House on the Way Has A New Post. Subscribe by email.   ~A Beautiful Accompaniment~   A chaise longue (French for “long chair”) is an upholstered sofa that is in the shape of a chair. It supports the legs and allows you to “lounge.” Therefore, we have “Americanized” the term to chaise […]

Is it an Ottoman, Footstool or a Hassock?

ottoman or footstool

Get Updated When House on the Way Has A New Post. Subscribe by email.   ~What’s the Difference?~   I would be willing to guess that most of us have an ottoman in our home. I have several…some that are cube shaped, some with legs and one with casters. They serve several different purposes, although […]

Ring My New Red Dinner Bell

Red Dinner Bell

Get Updated When House on the Way Has A New Post. Subscribe by email.   ~Ring the Bell~   I would imagine that if you’re a loyal reader of House on the Way, you know my love of red. If you’re new to my little blog, you’ll learn rather fast…red is my signature color. It […]

Changes in the Living Room

Living Room Changes

Get Updated When House on the Way Has A New Post. Subscribe by email.   ~My New Favorite Vignette~   Perhaps it’s that it’s the New Year or maybe it’s just ME, but Saturday I got a wild hair and started moving furniture and grabbing things off the walls. I wanted to make some living […]

Living Room Tour

living room

~A Living Room with No TV~   My kids hate it, but the living room does not have a television. Is that weird that my living room…the main room of the house…doesn’t have a tv? You see, I wanted this room to be the “pretty room.” The room where you can sit and have company. […]

Emerald Green ~ Color of the Year

emerald green

The Color of the Year My mother is going to love this… The Pantone Color Institute has chosen the color of the year. And the winner is…Emerald! Green (of any shade) is my mother’s favorite color. She uses it throughout her home and it looks gorgeous. She’ll be glad to know that her favorite color […]

Kitchen Hutches are Hot & Happening!


Add Personality to Your Home   A beautiful kitchen hutch is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in a home. It provides your space with not only some great storage but also gives it some great personality! The great thing about a hutch is that they come in all shapes, styles, sizes and colors! […]

Fall Leaf Wreath

Fall Decor

What’s a Fall Leaf Wreath, you ask? (It’s definitely a mouth full!) Yesterday, I showed you some changes that I made in my corner cabinet in my dining room. I brought in some greens and earth tones to compliment my white dishes, to give a subtle fall look. If you missed it, you can check […]

Window Shopping Wednesday! IKEA Style!!


I’ve gotta say it…I love IKEA! I do not get to go there often, so when I do…I love it! This past weekend, my son moved into his dorm at college. While I hate to see him go, I couldn’t help but be a little giddy, because there’s an IKEA just a few miles away! […]

Chinoiserie…Have you heard?


Have you heard of Chinoiserie? I hadn’t until I stumbled upon Chinoiserie Chic, a gorgeous blog by Beth. Chinoiserie is a French term, signifying “Chinese-esque.” Beth’s blog is devoted to Chinoiserie decor and it is fabulous! You must check it out! Here are few of my favorites from Beth’s blog, Chinoiserie Chic: I LOVE the coffee […]

“Window Shopping Wednesday” Begins!


Ok, so today I had an epiphany while wandering around HomeGoods. I was returning the glass bowls (that did not get the most votes)…and not needing to spend any more money, I decided to do a “walk through”…you know…just to see if I stumble across anything that I MUST have… Then it dawned on me!…I should […]

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall! What Should I Do With You???


So a couple of days ago, I promised to show you the great mirror I grabbed at Restore for $45. I love it! It is large (it weighs a ton!) It’s also very unique. I have spent weeks trying to figure out what to do with it. I knew where I wanted to put it, […]

Lanterns…Two If By Sea


Yesterday I mentioned that I would show you the great mirror I snagged at Restore…Change of plans…I’ll show you that one tomorrow. Let’s talk lanterns… Lanterns in home decor can add interest and variety to your home. They are available in all shapes and sizes and can serve a variety of functions. They can be […]

It’s A Jungle Out There

Animal Print Lamp Shade

Animal Print Decor   Let’s talk animal print. Do you love it or hate it? I love it, in moderation. Whether it’s in home decor or fashion, I believe that animal print should be used appropriately.  I was once told that every home should have a touch of animal print. I repeat…a touch. For example, you can […]

Coffee Tables…They’re Not Just For Coffee Any More

5 Tips for Decorating a Coffee Table

Get Updated When House on the Way Has A New Post. Subscribe by email.     ~Helpful Hints for Decorating Coffee Tables~   Today I received a request from a reader, and friend, asking for a post about decorating coffee tables. So I jumped into high gear and “shopped” my house. Helpful hint #1 ~ Go […]

Red is my Signature Color

Living Room Sofa

For the Love of Red   What can I say?  I LOVE red!  It’s one of those colors that “you either love it or you hate it.”  And that’s ok.  We have a choice.  I just usually choose red… That’s not to say that I bathe my walls in red or have wall to wall […]