I don’t know about you, but my summer is flying by at break-neck speed! The kids will be starting school soon, and you know what that means….we’ll be inundated with papers! When Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs shared her Oversized Striped Cork Board this week, it was a good reminder to me of how handy it can be to have one place to hang up the most important of those papers during the school year. Not to mention having a place to display art projects, pictures, memos, and more. I went through my files and found a few more favorite bulletin board projects to share with you today. All of these can be made fairly easily with just a few simple, easy-to-find supplies. Check out these 5 Ways to Make a Bulletin Board.
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.