If you’ve been a reader for very long, you know I have a thing for pillows. Being able to switch out the pillows on my couches and chairs to add a different color or a touch of holiday decor is one of my favorite decorating strategies. Pillow covers that can be removed are incredibly easy to store; they don’t take up much room, and they can simply be folded into a bin or basket when no in use. The bulkier pillows live on my couches, and it’s easy to switch covers according to changing seasons or my tastes. It’s almost as easy to make pillow covers–not quite, but almost–and you can definitely have a lot of fun embellishing them. Enjoy these 5 Ways to Make a Pillow for Valentine’s Day!
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!
The trick to doing eclectic design well is to be thoughtful about what you are using and how you are using it in the room, and to find ways to tie the different styles of furniture and accessories together, so the room won’t look like a thoughtless jumble. In the case of this office, it’s a color pallet of jewel tones: ruby red, emerald green, and turquoise. I found five similar elements that have successfully been put together by do-it-yourselfers. Check out these 5 Ways to Get This Look for Less.
One of the things I love about blogging is that it widens my circle of friends so much…and I get to virtually visit many more homes during the Christmas season. This year, I’ve seen lots of homes decorated in lovely winter whites and traditional reds and greens. What I can’t get enough of, though, are the pictures I’m seeing of halls that are decked in less less traditional color schemes. They’ve inspired me to break the mold with my own decor, this year. Today I’m sharing 5 Ways to Have a Colorful Christmas.