News flash! Faux plants are OKAY now. Yes. You read that right. Not just okay, they're making a huge style comeback, and it's my opinion that every room needs at least 3 indoor plants. Real plants are great, but not everyone wants to care for them. I use plants, occasionally real, but usually fake, in just about every space I design- even bathrooms and kids' rooms!. You can check out my tips for decorating with plants HERE. The key to choosing real-looking faux plants is ... Read More about My Favorite Artificial Plants
This post was sponsored by Blue Ridge Tools. All opinions are my own. It originally appeared on Hometalk.com. Raise your hand if you have an old Ikea Expedit or Kallax bookshelf somewhere in your house! You know the ones with the cubes… I think it’s safe to say just about everyone has owned at least one… or maybe three. These units are great and very versatile, but the one in our TV room had seen better days. And it was giving off a bit of a dorm room/bachelor pad vibe. See what ... Read More about TV Console Makeover Ikea Hack
These affordable and stylish outdoor rugs will refresh your patio, deck or porch! Bring color and pattern to your outdoor living space! An outdoor rug is a great way to pull together and define a seating area. It's also great for covering an ugly deck or patio! I love how rugs have transformed my own patios and porch, and I know you will too! Here's my patio makeover: Most of us don't want to drop $500 on a nice outdoor rug, since it's going to be outside and exposed to the ... Read More about 70 Outdoor Rugs Under $150: Colorful, Modern, & Stylish!
Outdoor string lights are wildly popular, and for good reason! They feel magical and bring a warm, intimate ambiance to any party or outdoor living space. Inexpensive, simple for the average person to DIY, relatively easy to put up and take down with the seasons, and the list goes on... And if you're still not sure what kind of lighting is best for your outdoor living space, I walk through more backyard lighting options in this post. What's the Best Way to Hang Outdoor String ... Read More about How to Hang String Lights: 10 Different Ways
I love to make and receive thoughtful handmade gifts... especially when they're stylish and useful too! Here are my favs, with links to the full tutorials. Enjoy! Citrus-Stamped Tea Towels DIY Modern Indoor Plant Pots! This mini-project is inexpensive, fun and literally takes 10 minutes! Add a cool plant (or a realistic faux plant) and you're set. Quick & Easy Homemade Bath Salts My girls love to help with this one. And it can be customized with her favorite ... Read More about Handmade Gifts for Women: Easy, Stylish, & Personal