Decorate Your Mantel For Fall

This time of year makes me think of pumpkin spice candles and all things orange. I don't know if it's the temperature outside dropping or the fact that Christmas is right around the corner, but fall makes me giddy. When it comes to decorating your mantel for fall, you don't always have to think inside the box. In fact, most of the time it's when you think outside the box that you will create something beautiful. Let's take a look at a few different "outside the box" thinkers and how they created something gorgeous by being different. Using a mirror on a mantel is a great way to make the space bright and open. Centsational Girl did a fabulous job of mixing luxury with simple when she created her fall mantel. Simple with a statement is another way to do it. Not only does this Give … [Read more...]

Make a Blissful Home on a Budget With Goodwill

Everyone loves a good re-purposing project, right? Right! So let’s talk about making your home blissful on a budget.Sure, you can go down to the local antique store and find those beautifully painted chairs, dressers, picture frames and other crafty items. But have you seen the price tags on those things? It is much more satisfying and frugal to do it yourself. Check out this refurbished side chair project as a great example of bliss on a budget! So where do you begin? Maybe you already have an idea of what you want to do? A new chair for your reading room, something to decorate your new dining room table, maybe you are looking around and seeing bare spots on your wall that needs something appealing? Or maybe you have no idea what you want to do yet and you need some inspiration … [Read more...]

2015 Color of the Year – Marsala

Each year several color companies announce what they call the "color of the year".  It's an on-trend color that you'll expect to see in clothing, makeup, home and fashion accessories in the coming year.  The color that will define the year (I suppose we could take a look back and see at the end if the year how much we "felt" that color but that's another post). Because the Pantone company does so much color work for designers, they've become the official color pickers.  Pantone has selected a "Color of the Year" since 2000. For 2015, the Color of the Year is Marsala.  I know, the first thing that comes to your mind is chicken isn't it? Chicken Marsala gets its name from Marsala wine. The wine itself is a rich, earthy red. So stop thinking about chicken. Marsala is described a … [Read more...]

Holiday Wreaths that Dazzle

'Tis the season to dress your front door up with a fancy, new Holiday wreath. The big box stores all seem to have very similar wreaths for sale. They are either green or red or a combination of the two colors. What if your decor isn't just green and red? What if you aren't able to find a wreath in stores that expresses your personal decorating style? The perfect solution is to make your own! Today I have a handful of tutorials on Holiday wreaths that can let your guests see just how fun and quirky, rustic and woodsy or somewhere in between you are. /1/ Pom Pom Wreath - Did you make pom-pom's when you were a kid? Remember, you wrapped and wrapped yarn around a piece of cardboard, tied it off and then cut it to reveal a fluffy, yarn pom-pom. Now, you can buy pom-pom making kits in craft … [Read more...]

Tips on Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel

By Rob Colosi of Inside Home As the cool winds of Autumn begin to blow, our focus turns to area of our house that we have largely overlooked for the past six months, the fireplace.   This soon-to-be main attraction may be in need of a bit of design help.  Below are a few easy tips to get your mantel ready for the warm cozy nights ahead (and some great inspirational photos!) Sweet Something Design First, choosing a theme is a great way to begin the design process.  A theme can be as simple a holiday, pulling colors from the room or inspiration from new or existing artwork. Think about what you like, what you might like to show off. The Inspired Room Once you have chosen a theme,  determine if you already have some items for the mantel and what's missing to collect to … [Read more...]

21 Chevron Home Decor Projects

Chevrons are so gorgeous and totally in. It doesn't have to be complicated or hard to add to the house. These DIY decor projects are incredible and so, so cute. Add chevrons to your home without having to do a full makeover with these brilliant inspirations from some of our favorite bloggers. 1. Cascading Chevrons Pillow by Camelot Fabrics 2. Gold Chevron Box by Krafty Kath 3 .Tissue Holder by A Little Craft in Your Day 4. Chevron Halloween Frame by Craftaholics Anonymous [sc:adsense ] 5. Pink Chevron Tray by Domestic Bliss Squared 6. Lumbar Pillow by Blissfully Domestic 7. Chevron Lamp by Happy Hour Projects 8. Pallet Coffee Table by The Merry Thought 9. Room Divider or Dressing Screen by Mom it Forward 10. Inspiration Board by This is Happiness Blog 11. … [Read more...]