DO Use double-duty furniture.
I’m a huge Etsy fan. For those of you out there who don’t know what Etsy is…let me explain. It’s a fabulous place to find everything vintage, handmade, and unique. Here are a few of my recent finds – and there’s plenty more where these came from!
I’m in love with this handpainted lamp shade! A steal at only $52. This will fit into any decor.
Great read on how to decorate with “Traditional” style:
If you have small children, you might feel as though you need to compromise good design for good function. The good news is, you don’t! Here are some great tips on how to get the best of both worlds in your spaces.
DO Use slipcovers on your furniture pieces.
Easily washable, and interchangable if you feel the need for a quick re-do.
DON’T Think table lamps are your only option for lighting.
Use sconces, pendants, and ceiling fixtures to illuminate the space. Added bonus – no dangerous cords lying around for the little one to discover!
DO Think double duty when it comes to furniture.
Substitute a storage ottoman for your coffee table (added safefy bonus here too by eliminating hard corners) and consider lining a wall with storage benches for additional spots to hide away all of those toys.
DON’T Forget about a fun paint treatment!
Adding black to a room gives an instant air of sophistication. Why not paint the lower half (or third) of your walls with chalkboard paint? Use a great chair rail to separate the two colors and you have a fabulous, fun room everyone can enjoy!
Add some sweetness to your home with these great finds!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Show your support by donning pink accents all around your home!
Beautiful Z Gallerie pink jeweled frame to place pictures of your precious loved ones.
Love this ruffle pillow from Pier 1. Neutral enough to go with any décor, only $19.88
Also from Pier 1, these simple Pink Cherry Blossoms would look amazing on your dining table in a clear, contemporary glass vase.
This pillow from World Market is absolutely stunning. It would make a great accent in your bedroom or living room, for only $24.99