With the colder months coming, you can expect to spend more time indoors. This means it’s worth taking the time to add a little warmth to your space. Here’s a guide on some simple steps to coziness.
1. The more throw pillows, the better. Pillows automatically make your place more comfy to kick up your feet and relax, especially those with some texture.
2. Add some warmth by keeping a throw (or two, or three) on your couch. They’re perfect for staying cozy during movie-nights and snowstorms.
3. I’m a big fan of faux-sheepskin rugs. They immediately make you feel like you’re in a log-cabin-setting and break up the coldness of hardwood and tile floors nicely as well.
4. It’s great to have a built in fireplace, but even if you don’t, there are great electric options that also emit warmth and give an overall snuggly feeling.
5. Change out your summer drapes/oven towel/table decor. Now is the time to add some pumpkins, neutral colors, especially browns and heavier fabrics.
6. CANDLES! (This is my favorite part about the colder months) There are so many amazing Fall-scented candles to choose from to set a warm and relaxing vibe.
7. Lastly, if you have an outdoor space, firepits and adirondack chairs are perfect for getting together with friends or family for a little outdoor conversation.
Just because summer has ended doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a green thumb. There are many visually-appealing indoor plants that require low maintenance and add a little tropical oasis to your workspace. Here are 5 of my personal favorite indoor plants.
1. Aloe Plant
2. Snake Plant
3. Jade Plant
5. Kentia Palms
This striking indoor/outdoor space has it all. The elegant dropped chandelier works perfectly as a focal point indoors with surrounding exposed brick walls and a fur throw against a rustic bench. Step outside the large steel-framed door and you’ll find greenery, cobblestones, a reclaimed wooden table, and antique cafe chairs. It’s everything you could ever want in an indoor/outdoor living space!
National Sewing Month is almost over. Have you taken up any new projects this month? If not, here’s an easy DIY pillow tutorial to try!
Before throwing out that old t-shirt that doesn’t fit anymore, has a hole in it, or has unraveling stitching, recycle it by making a throw pillow! Tees that have a graphic on them work great, or you can even use a plain white tee and add a quote or ruffles to it.
What you will need: T-shirt, Scissors, Pins, Pillow Stuffing, Sewing Machine or Needle & Thread
Step 1: Iron the t-shirt and lay it on a flat surface.
Step 2: Decide how big you want the pillow and mark it with chalk or a marker, making sure to allow an extra 1/2″ all around for seam allowance.
Step 3: Pin the front and back sides of the t-shirt together within your markings and cut both pieces together.
Step 4: With right sides of the pillow together, sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance, all around leaving 2″ open to stuff the pillow.
Step 5: Once the pillow is stuffed, sew the 2″ opening closed by hand. That’s it!
Together this husband-and-wife duo is considered two of America’s most important and influential designers who remain commercially popular today. Charles and Ray Eames are best remembered for their mid-century modern furniture. Do you recognize any of these chairs?