Fall is arguably the most beautiful of the four seasons, particularly in places where the leaves slowly turn from green to all hues of red, orange and yellow as the season progresses. It's a time in which many people are inspired to cozy up their homes for not just the holidays, but for the long winter months ahead. A great way to do that, is by bringing some of the outdoors in to be enjoyed even on days that are too cold, rainy or even snowy to go out. Here are four totally awesome DIY home decor crafts you can make with collected autumn leaves--they're even easy enough to do with your kids.
The most expensive part of a new bed after the mattress, is by far the headboard, but it's also the one piece of furniture that makes any bedroom look more grown-up and pulled together. Whether you're trying to put the finishing touches on your own room or you're decorating a child's or guest room, here you'll find some fun, affordable and super-simple ideas for DIY headboards.Continue Reading >
Plants are beautiful and the perfect touch to add personality to any space. If you are a Feng Shui kind of person, you know that they bring great balance to a room and even attract all that negative energy from some visitors. I personally used to have indoor plants, but I couldn't keep them alive for too long. I didn't know I was buying varieties that were "easy to kill." Yes, it turned out that it wasn't me after all.
If you are a little intimidated by the green living things, I invite you to watch this slide show so you can choose wisely next time you are shopping in a plant nursery.
Aromatherapy candles quickly conquered the market and I personally love them. For me, there is nothing more relaxing than a sweet smelling room lit by candlelight. The only problem is that they burn fast and are expensive. If you are a candle fan like me, read on because we are going to teach you how to make your own at home!
Do you want to give your home a million dollar makeover without spending much? Of course you do, we all do! Yes, I'm talking to you home decorating eye junkie. You know who you are; you spend hours in front of the TV watching your favorite interior designer flip a house from rags to riches in half an hour…
Stop watching and start doing! It's time to bring those dreams into reality.J ust follow these simple steps so you can start living in the castle you deserve!
I am not a huge fan of so called baby furniture--like, at all. I honestly do not get the point of spending thousands of dollars on a matching crib, changing table, and dresser, most of which will only get a few years of use before it is either tossed or sold for a fraction of what it was originally purchased for. Plus, most of it is just so generic and boring looking. My son's nursery is outfitted with second-hand, thrifted, pre-existing and found furniture, and I absolutely love the look we've achieved. It is completely unique, fun, kid-friendly and quite stylish.Continue Reading >
Each year Pantone, a global corporation that studies the language of color and sets the standards for color among and between industries, releases a color of the year. The selected hue is used to inspire trends in the industries of fashion, beauty and decor throughout the year, and experts and devotees of each of these fields eagerly await the announcement every December. Once the announcement is made it's common to see every product from nail polish to dinner plates manufactured in the shade and sold all over the world.
Since I introduced my toddler to the world of arts and crafts about a year ago, he has drawn and painted and glued countless projects, most of which end up in the trash within a week. Thankfully, I'm not the type of mom that feels bad about throwing these things out -- and my son makes quick work out of any finger painting project, so there are always more masterieces -- but, I am keenly aware of the fact that one day he will grow up and may not be the least bit interested in art or perhaps he'll actually become an artist, and I will want to have some of his early works to remember these years by. Inspired by some of his work, as well as by ways that other moms have chosen to display their toddler's artwork, I've now amassed three canvases donned with my son's creations, all of which are actually hanging in my kitchen.Continue Reading >
As a soon-to-be-parent, you may choose not to find out the sex of your baby, or even if you do, you could decide that when it comes to the nursery you'd rather forgo traditional pinks and blues and stick to something more neutral that can grow with your child. But the makers of all things baby tend to be a little gender obsessed, so it can be difficult to outfit a non-traditional room or a room for multiples of both sexes.Continue Reading >
You may be a proficient handywoman, or maybe you're ready to start dabbling in DIY, or perhaps you just want to be able to hang some pictures on the wall without someone else's help. Any way you slice it, if you're reading this, chances are your toolbox is a little lacking. But stepping into any hardware store can be overwhelming with all the metal bits, and wooden thingies and plastic junk. Thankfully, for most any work you'll be taking on yourself, a small simple collection of tools and a bit of basic know-how will be more than adequate.