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Creating Quick, Inexpensive, Yet Elegant Holiday Floral Centerpieces

The holidays are squarely upon us, and 'tis the season for gathering with friends and family. Whether you are hosting a family Christmas dinner, having a few neighbors over for a dinner party, or simply dressing up your table to be more festive, crea...
by Old Town Home on Dec 19, 2016

DIY Christmas Stockings

Over the last year, (yes, it took me that long… I kept getting side-tracked) I made some DIY Christmas stockings for my son, daughter in law and grandson. It was a really fun project for me to make these special stockings for them… There...

How To Make DIY Snow Covered Pinecones

I’m back for our 10 minute decorating series and sharing how to make DIY snow covered pinecones!  This was most likely one of the easiest projects I have ever done and it took me just a few minutes. Supplies  Snow... Continue the story The po...

Natural Potpourri

I love the aroma of citrus, cinnamon, cloves and wonderful spices filling the air of our home… Sadly though, if you’re like me, artificial scents and perfumes can trigger life-halting migraines that’ll linger for days. That’s...

CHRISTMAS DECORATING TIPS BY CELEBRITY INTERIOR DESIGNER KELLY HOPPEN [PHOTOS]

MINDFUL INTERIOR DESIGN:   Christmas is approaching faster than snowflakes in a blizzard, so this week I want to share some holiday decorating tips from one of my design mentors, Kelly Hoppen, London-based interior designer (kellyhoppen.com)....
by Nancy Meadows Designs on Dec 2, 2016

Inspiration from Antique Wallpaper

SimpleDecoratingTips.com - DIY & Decorating for everything from your home to cottage We spend a fair amount of time out on the East Coast in the summer. During that time, I love all the inspiration from the historical buildings and houses. What a...

How Do I Keep My House So White? DIY Stain Fighter

I get asked all the time about how I keep my house so white with two toddlers, a dog, and a grown kid (aka my husband). Well, truthfully. I don't lol. I can probably clean a lot better than I do and more often, but when a huge stain occurs, I have to...
by Thrifty and Chic on Jul 29, 2016

Easiest DIY Beadboard Ever!

SimpleDecoratingTips.com - DIY & Decorating for everything from your Home to Cottage I love, love, love beadboard! I always have. I love the quaint, laidback, vintage style beadboard represents. I love that it works so well in traditional style,...

Mini Succulent Planters

It’s no secret that I love succulents and today I’m sharing how to make these cute mini succulent planters. These are so versatile and super simple to put together plus it’s nearly impossible to kill a succulent!  Things Needed Succul...

Home Styling 101: The 5 Essential Types of Decor You Need to Style Your Home

I’m so excited to kick off a new video series today. After lots of great feedback from the Styling Secrets Workshop I shared recently, I decided to film a series of styling tips. Instead of showing static pictures with my voiceover, I filmed a...
by Teal & Lime on Jun 28, 2016

How to Mount a Shelf When There’s No Stud

You know how it is, right? You want something mounted on the wall that’s heavy and going to need proper stud support, but the stud isn’t in the exact spot you need it. And why would it be, really… studs are basically every 16″...

Moving a Gazebo onto the Property

SimpleDecoratingTips.com - DIY & Decorating for everything from your Home to Cottage When we bought our 100 year old house, the property had been in foreclosure for a few years and just looked a bit desperate… Then our friend approached us...

DIY Iron Fence and Arbor

We started in the morning with the lawn all grass and within a few hours, the grass was cleared and this antique looking fence was standing. I’ll let you in on the secret… This was the lawn before we started… We’ve worked har...

2nd Story Sunporch Final Reveal

SimpleDecoratingTips.com - DIY & Decorating for everything from your Home to Cottage Our 100 year old house has this fun, hidden room at the end of the 2nd story hall. I’ve shared with you a couple projects I’ve done renovating this r...

Ceiling and Floor ReDo on the 2nd Story Sunporch

SimpleDecoratingTips.com - DIY & Decorating for everything from your Home to Cottage We  have this fantastic hidden room off the back of our 2nd story… this Spring I have finally gotten around to working on this gem of a room and the ceili...

Sofa Table ReDo

SimpleDecoratingTips.com - DIY & Decorating for everything from your Home to Cottage I found this little ‘treasure in the making’ at a yard sale in Stillwater, MN a couple weeks ago. I loved the shape and details of it, but I’m...

indigo dyed napkins

A few of you spotted (and asked about) the blue napkins I used in my table arrangement last week… …so, this post is all about them. These napkins are actually antique linen napkins from my Oma.  They look quite lovely in the picture belo...
by Miss Mustard Seed on May 30, 2016

Concrete Lions Before and After

SimpleDecoratingTips.com - DIY & Decorating for everything from your Home to Cottage I spotted this pair of concrete lions at a yard sale, but had no problem whatsoever just walking on by them! They were painted in this hideous, ‘Eddie Muns...

Window Boxes in our 2nd Story Porch

SimpleDecoratingTips.com - DIY & Decorating for everything from your Home to Cottage My favorite repeating dream I have is where I’ve bought a house and then as I’m getting ready to start decorating it, I find new rooms that I didn...

How to make the most of your home decorating budget

Now that I actually have a home decorating budget…haha… I’ve been trying to make the absolute most out of it.  I know we all try to stretch that lovely dollar when it comes to our homes and families, and decorating can oftentimes t...
by The Bold Abode on May 12, 2016


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