Poufs and plush pillows have been a big trend in home decor for the last couple of years. Look in on just about any decorated show home or family room in a magazine and you’ll see some type of padded seating option for the floor. As entertaining becomes more casual and family based and our options for in-home entertainment increase, there’s a greater need for instant seating. Floor pillows are the answer, folks! Lucky for us, it’s possible to put together some pretty nifty versions of the floor pillow or pouf without needing more than basic sewing skills. Check out these tutorials I found for DIY Floor Pillows.
Friends who have two story rooms in their homes tell me that those high ceilings can make decorating tricky. It’s a bit of a balancing act to keep the room from seeming cavernous when you are arranging furniture, draperies, and accessories. I spotted this lovely living room at Better Homes & Gardens, and it actually took me a minute to realize that this cozy room had a very high ceiling. This is the way to decorate a tall space. Here are 5 Ways to Get This Look.
Summer is here, and maybe that means you’ll be taking the opportunity to host a few outdoor parties. A clever way to provide everything they need for liquid refreshment in one spot is a beverage station. This can be as simple as a spot to keep all the soda cans chilled or as elaborate as a mini-bar where they can create their own mixed drinks. I’ve been seeing a lot of great ideas for building drink stations lately, so I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. Here are 5 Ways to Create an Outdoor Beverage Station.
Next week, we have a big event coming up here in America. It’s America’s birthday, otherwise known as the 4th of July! You know I love to show off my American spirit with crafts and other patriot-themed projects. I just didn’t realize how many red-white-and-blue crafts I’ve posted over the years to celebrate life in the US of A….until I started rounding them up this morning. Just in case you need a few ideas for joining in the celebration of America, this week, here are 10 Ways to show Your American Pride made by myself and my talented contributors. Enjoy!