7 Gorgeous DIY Daybeds

  7 Gerogous Daybeds : Gotta love a daybed. It's the perfect place to lounge with a favorite book or mindless magazine...or sneak in a bit of shuteye. Don't have one of your own yet? We've got seven amazing tutorials that show you how to make the perfect daybed! Could this be any cuter? This DIY pallet board daybed tutorial was created by Under the Sycamore for a nursery. LOVE.  Scandinavian Style DIY Daybed by Time of the Aquarius. Simple and sleek. Form = function. Gorgeous. Built-in corner daybed; perfect for a porch or patio. Tutorial by Apprentice Extrovert. [sc:adsense ] Adorable hanging daybed swing tutorial by Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club. Have an extra door or two lying around? Repurpose them into a daybed! Those high sides are perfect for leaning … [Read more...]

Interior Design Tips for Small Space Entertaining

Living in a small home shouldn't prevent one from inviting friends and loved ones over to share meals and time together.  With a tad of planning and creativity, entertaining in a small space can be just as satisfying and fun of an experience as when you are living large. Furniture Is For Moving Rethink your furniture arrangement ; can things be shifted for the party to better suit the event?  The way you live with your furniture on a day-to-day basis doesn't need to be how things are set up for when you are entertaining.  Consider  freeing up floor space for people to mingle about, and create conversation areas for groups of two or three to cluster. Stash furniture you want out of the way in bedrooms; this makes a great spot to put the coats and purses of your guests. Create Hover … [Read more...]

No Mud Room…No Problem! Turn a Closet Into a Mini Mud Room

As anyone who lives in a snowy climate knows, mud rooms are essential. If your house doesn't have a mudroom here's a great idea. Ingenuity to the rescue! Try converting a coat closet into a mini mud room. This doesn't eliminate any storage, and may actually make the space more usable. Steps to create a coat-closet mini mud room: To add charm, try lining the space with bead board. Add hooks for coats and bags. Add a bench, but leave a cubby at the bottom for a basket to hold shoes. Don’t have the perfect basket? Use a laundry basket – they’re easy to clean! This particular cushion was made with an old crib mattress – cut it in half using an electric carving knife and cover in fabric. (What? You don't have an old crib mattress laying around? Foam pads can be … [Read more...]