What is the difference between a “house” and a “home?” By definition, the two words mean almost the same thing, but connotatively, a Home is where you feel comfort and a sense of belonging.
With just a few tips and a little money, you can make your house feel more like Home.
1. New mattress, pillows and sheets
A comfy bed goes a long way in making your house feel like home. Replace your mattress every eight to ten years to ensure that your back is well supported. Comfy pillows and sheets will help you to sleep better at night.
2. Layer, layer, layer!
Nothing adds cozy and comfort to a room like an area rug and curtains. Our dining room was mighty bare and boring until we added this rug and these curtains.
3. A pleasant smell really makes your home feel cozy
We love to use candles from Anthropologie to make our house more inviting. These Eden Spring candles are lightly scented and amazing.
4. Decorate with things that matter to you.
Artwork adds a lot in a home. You can find all sorts of inexpensive and interesting art online on Pinterest, Etsy, and my personal favorite, Graphics Fairy. You can also create gallery walls with some photographs of your favorite memories. Decorate with things that are important to you.
5. A comfy place to sit at the end of the day
There’s nothing like A nice, comfortable chair to make you feel at home. This chair in our former nursery is a wonderful example.
Hi, all! We have begun a renovation project right now and things in our lives and our home are a bit crazy. Instead of walking you through a woodworking project this week, I am going to instead share some simple and easy wood crafts anyone can do.
1. Candy corn from scrap wood- Megan Plus Five
This candy corn by Megan Plus Five is cute and would be simple to make. Plus, I have a lot of scrap wood I could use.
2. Wooden post pumpkins
I found these cute 4×4 post pumpkins on Etsy. I have an extra 4×4 sitting around and this would be super easy to make!
3. Scrap wood pumpkin- The Summery Umbrella
This cute little pumpkin would be easy to make! I like the wood slide stem and burlap bow too.
4. Pallet wood sign
You have probably seen these little pallet signs all over Pinterest. You can make them for every season and holiday- these are especially cute.
5. DIY Wood Block House
I found this super cute house on Pinterest, and even though it’s not necessarily fall, it still would be a super cute addition to your fall decor.
Hope you enjoyed this roundup! We will see you Saturday!
This weekend, the girls and I visited a new Dollar Tree location with my aunt and grandma. Like most stores right now, they have a mixture of Halloween, fall and Christmas decor…and there are a lot of pretty items to choose from. I managed to buy a few things and I’ve already earmarked a few nice items for Christmas.
Take a look at the pretties I found (and comment below if you happen to make a Dollar Tree visit of your own to share your finds.”
1. Fall themed drinking glass
When I was in college, all of my plates, cups, and bowls came from the Dollar Tree! They sell sturdy, attractive glassware and no one will know where you bought it.
I think these drinking glasses would look great on your fall table for their intended purpose, but I think they’d be cute fall tea light holders, too.
2. Paper party ware
Dollar Tree is a great place to purchase party ware. These thanksgiving themed plates and napkins are just as cute as the $5 you can buy elsewhere.
3. Glass candle holders
These glass candle holders are simple, cute and perfect for your fall table. I love the one on the right!!
4. Primitive poke berries
I’ve bought these poke berry garlands at craft stores for $6-$8 dollars before! These are cute and offered in both white and red. I already have a project in mind for them.
5. Burlap pumpkins and glass pumpkins
I have about a million of these things- they’re so cute and you can use them so many different ways to decorate.
6. Fall themed platters
I have a lot of fall themed plates because as a southern woman, we tend to have a lot of church get togethers. These seasonal plates are nice for taking dessert items to church dinners.
7. Kitchen textiles
These fall themed towels are cute!
I hope you have enjoyed our fall decor picks from Dollar Tree. What cute budget friendly decor have you stumbled upon lately?
I know it isn’t quite fall yet; it won’t be fall until the 22nd. However, after the year we have had, I am into doing whatever brings me joy these days. Fall decorating brings me joy- our home is the most beautiful to me when it’s decorated for fall and Christmas. So I decided to decorate early…and I am so glad I did it.
I’m not going to show you every single room in our home, nor am I going to show you every fall decor item. Consider this our highlight reel.
Our living room is one of my favorite rooms to decorate, now that we built the fireplace. I love the orange pillows against the navy plaid chairs. We topped our mantle off with a fall garland, pumpkins, simple white candlesticks and candles, and a fall wreath from my family.
We also have fall pillows and a throw made from my dad’s T-shirts on our family room sofa.
Our two bathrooms have these pipe shelves, and we have decorated both of them for fall.
Our kitchen, which is under renovation, has a tiny bit of fall decor as well. This pitcher belonged to my great grandmother and I bet she’d love to know I am using it.
Lastly, our dining room is particularly lovely this time of year. My favorite things in the room are this fall runner I bought last year and a set of pretty placemats my grandmother gave me.
I hope you have a blessed day, and I will see you again this Friday for a post from a special guest.