Six Ideas for Festive Fall Centerpieces

When it comes to decorating your dining room or kitchen for fall, there are a lot of things that need to be done. Window treatments, for example, can be changed to reflect the season by choosing curtains in autumnal hues like yellow or orange. Area rugs can be switched out too, as well as placemats, table runners and even your china. But one of the most seasonal decorations you can outfit your table with is a centerpiece. Here are six ideas to inspire you.
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Eight Ways to Jazz Up Your Bed’s Headboard

The details of a bedroom are what make the space truly unique, from the window treatments to the bedding to the personal items placed on the bedside tables. While the wall color, carpet texture and setup of the room are certainly important, it’s the accessories that make or break the design. If your bed’s headboard is lacking a certain punch (or if you don’t even have a headboard), consider these unique ways to create an interesting one.
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Is It Really That Bad to Paint a Room’s Walls Black?

Painting the walls of a room black has always been frowned upon. For many people, black walls don’t even seem like an option. After all, wouldn’t it make the room seem smaller and a whole lot darker? Not necessarily. Black walls are definitely doable as long as you take the right approach with the rest of the room’s decor. Here are a few tips on how to offset black walls in any space.
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Five Things Your Home Needs for a Healthy, Happy Toddler

Stocking up on the things you need for a new baby is one thing, but outfitting your home for a toddler is a completely different story. Now that your child’s capable of walking and talking, you’re going to have your hands full – and so is he or she. Literally. Maybe of your window treatments, maybe of breakfast or maybe of that entire bottle of expensive shampoo. Here are a few of the things you’ll need to equip your home with to provide a safe, fun place for your toddler.
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How to Decorate in the Coastal Contemporary Style

If you’re already missing summer and you’re planning for a big redesign this fall or winter, you might be interested in the coastal contemporary style. Unlike traditional coastal style, this school of decor gives a nod to the sea rather than making blatant references to it. It’s perfect for those who like light, breezy interiors with natural colors that are just as calming as spending a day on the sand. Here are a few tips to help you get on the right track.
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Tips for Organizing Your Mudroom for the Fall Season

Now that the kids are back in school, playing fall sports and running around to various after-school activities, your mudroom is probably getting a lot of use. This space is generally where families leave things like jackets, shoes and other items that can be stored until it’s time to head out again. With so many people constantly going in and out, your mudroom needs to be organized for efficiency. It doesn’t hurt to make the space look nicer, either! Here are a few tips to get you on the right track.
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Seven Elements of a Tuscan-Inspired Kitchen

If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen into a space where you can whip up wonderful homemade meals, enjoy the company of family and friends and start every day off on the right foot, a Tuscan-inspired kitchen might be the perfect design scheme. Tuscany, a region in Central Italy, is known for it’s gorgeous landscape, culinary prowess and warmth, so needless to say, its style works well in a kitchen. Here are seven traditionally Tuscan elements to consider adding to your design.
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How to Turn Your Attic into a Functional Home Office

Whether you just took a job that allows you to work from home or just want a little extra space to pursue your passions, a home office is a useful resource to have. But if each room in your home is already occupied by children, living rooms and bathrooms, you might not know where you can get the extra space. Just look above your head! The attic is an option that’s got plenty of potential, and there’s no reason why you can’t put your new home office up there. Here are some tips to get you on your way.
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Tips for Restoring and Decorating a Fixer-Upper without Overspending

Many prospective home buyers shy away from fixer-uppers, thinking that they’ll require much more money and work than they’re worth. However, the reality is that you can get a great deal on houses like this without having to spend tons of money and man-hours. As long as you’re smart about which projects to spend big on and which ones to go DIY with, as well as how to score a bargain, you shouldn’t have a problem refurbishing and decorating your new fixer-upper. Here’s how.
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How to Use Vinegar to Clean Just About Anything in Your Home

It doesn’t seem like vinegar would be good for much other than dressing your salad, but it’s a lot more versatile than you think. In fact, distilled white vinegar is a downright miracle when it comes to cleaning your home, from the bathroom to the kitchen to the laundry room. If you’re not sure how this kitchen staple can help you get rid of grime and stains, here are several of the hundreds of ways you can use it.
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