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How to decorate your home from start to finish – even if you don’t know where to start. Tutorials include: how to mix and match patterns, decorating with vignettes, decorating with family photos, choosing the perfect area rug size for your space, how to install baseboards, how to paint furniture, and more.

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How To Make Dried Orange Slices + 8 Ways to Use Them This Christmas

How To Make Dried Orange Slices + 8 Ways to Use Them This Christmas

In this post: Dried orange slices are a beautiful and versatile Christmas decoration that adds a touch of holiday cheer. Learn how to make them — plus eight ideas for how to use them here. Dried orange slices are a pretty, natural, and nostalgic way to decorate for Christmas. Plus they’re really simple to make….

Most Recent Decorating Posts

cozy earth-tone modern farmhouse master bedroom

Come See Our Cozy, Earth-Tone Modern Farmhouse Master Bedroom

In this post: It’s been ages since we updated our master bedroom, which we wanted to do on a budget. So, we got new earth-toned bedding and updated the decor with pieces we already had in the house.  *This post was sponsored by MagicLinen. They graciously gifted us the linens for the project, so that…
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farmhouse style dining room

What is Farmhouse Style? The Ultimate Guide to Farmhouse Style + Decor

In this post: Farmhouse style is a decorating style that is categorized by its coziness and warmth. It is relaxed, comfortable, and laid back. Here’s our ultimate guide to farmhouse decor to help you get the look in your own home.  As much as I love the idea of living in an actual farmhouse, surrounded…
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Modern Farmhouse Style dining room

Muted, Earthy Neutral Decor – A New Look in Our Living & Dining Rooms

In this post: After a year or more of not really changing anything, we’ve updated our style and our color palette throughout the house. First up, our living and dining rooms sporting their new earthy neutral tones.  While the rest of the world was seemingly changing up everything in their house in 2020, we pretty…
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how to keep throw pillows fluffy and save storage space

How to Keep Throw Pillows Fluffy- Even if You Have Kids, Pets & a Hubby

In this post: Throw pillows are my favorite home decor accessory. But there’s a secret to keeping them fluffy, especially if you have kids, pets, and a hubby who like to squish them.  Because throw pillows are so versatile – the color and patterns are pretty much endless and they’re so cozy – they are…
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F scott fitzgerald farmhouse sign quote

The Power of White Paint – From Black to White Shiplap in the Living Room

In this post: It always amazes me, the power of paint. I mean nothing else can transform a room in quite the same way! When we installed the plywood shiplap on the one living room wall, I painted it black. Honestly, it was always my intention to paint it white. I just wanted to see…
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Home Made Lovely book on coffee table

New: Home Made Lovely Book – Creating the Home You’ve Always Wanted

In this post: I’m sharing my heart behind why I wrote my new book, Home Made Lovely, which is available now wherever books are sold online (and in many shops too).  I love a pretty home, don’t you? It’s something I’ve always loved – even as a teenager living in my parents’ house. Like most…
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How do you go shopping for decor items knowing for sure what you need? You do it with a decor staples checklist in hand.

Decor Staples Checklist – Truly Must Have Decor Items for Your House

In this post: Tired of buying decor, only to return it the next day? Get my decor staples checklist so you can stop wasting time and money! Oh my heart. I so desperately want to make decorating easy for you. To give you all the decorating secrets you need, broken down into easy steps that make sense. So that YOU…
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Decorating with Books in Your Home: Creative Ideas You Can Steal!

In this post: Decorating with books in creative ways in your home. Display them, stack them, organize them, love them! Decorating with books is an easy way to add personality to your home. Their colors, typography and images can add so much life and texture to a space. Why decorate with books? I love technology….
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