10 Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

By: Faith-towers Apr 17, 2014

How to decorate your living room on a budget.

I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 14 Stylish Dining Chairs Under $100

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2014

We recently moved into a new (to us) home and have been slowly decorating over the past few months as money and inspiration allow. Our dining room is the first space people see when they come over, so getting this room looking good and, you know, actually being functional is at the top of our list. We've found a dining table we love, but now it's time to spring for some stylish… Continue Reading

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Folded Paper Candle Holder Cuffs

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2014

Before we start,a NOTE: If using these paper holders with traditional flamed candles, use them as CUFFS around glass jars ONLY with NO paper hanging over the top of the jars. To be completely safe, it would be best to use them with flameless candles.

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Make It: DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

By: Matt allison Apr 16, 2014

DIY Wall Sconce Task Lights

I love these DIY wall sconces, not only because they're very on trend, but because would you believe that they are repurposed Target desk lamps! Yip, a little bit on ingenuity turned these $25 off the shelf lamps into a custom, one-off designs. Get step-by-step instructions at the link… Continue Reading

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Art Inspiration: Our Curated Collection for UGallery

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest curator for UGallery, an amazing online marketplace that features affordable artwork from up-and-coming American artists. From oil painting to photography, sculpture to drawing there is something for every budget and… Continue Reading

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Best of Curbly: 17 of March's Most Popular Posts

By: Brittnimehlhoff Apr 15, 2014

After going through all of March's Curbly content, I thought it would be fun to share the best of the best with you, as part of a new column called Best of Curbly. It's probably no surprise that the most popular articles this month involved a whole lot of before and after makeovers. Of course, there were some DIY projects and tip based posts in there as well though. Want to see what readers are loving most right now? Here are 17 of the most popular posts from Curbly in… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fabric Decor Projects (That Don't Require A Sewing Machine)

By: Faith-towers Apr 15, 2014

10 Decor Projects Using Fabric

Fabric can be a very affordable material to work with, especially if you're using scraps that you already have. You can also purchase cheap fabric at discount stores, thrift stores and yard sales. Here are ten inspiring fabric decor projects that don't require a sewing… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Minimalist Copper Air Plant Holders

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2014

Copper is a huge trend in DIY decor right now, as are those hardy little air plants you see everywhere. But what happens when you combine the two?! These awesomely minimal DIY copper air plant vases, that's… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Built-In Storage Makes A Big Difference

By: Faith-towers Apr 14, 2014

Before: A cluttered room with no built-in storage.

This living space looks like so many others... there's just nothing memorable about it. But the owner saw potential in the large, open wall surrounding the fireplace - and she did something about… Continue Reading

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10 No-Cost Redecorating Tips: How To Use What You Already Have

By: Faith-towers Apr 10, 2014

10 no-cost redecorating ideas.

Redecorating your home is not necessarily synonymous with spending a ton of money. Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do that won't cost you a penny. Read on for some… Continue Reading

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Free Printables from The Open Art Project

By: Matt allison Apr 09, 2014

Free Printables from The Open Art Project

I stumbled across this collaborative Canadian design consortium, Open Art Project dedicated to making quality art posters accessible and FREE to… Continue Reading

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Free Download: A Visual Glossary of Home Decor Patterns

By: Faith-towers Apr 08, 2014

Free Home Decorating Terminology Download

Today, we're sharing a super special resource... this is something that I always wished I had, so I decided to make one and give it away. Not sure what "ogee" looks like? Ikat vs. kilim? Download the free glossary and then you'll know! There are 30 patterns to learn about, complete with definitions, images and easy-to-remember… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 2 Ways to use Chairs as Impromptu Closets

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2014

I've seen closets with less storage space than the folding chair closet idea pictured above. Its versatility is undeniable. Add another chair or two if you need the space, and when you don't, or if you move and find you don't need an impromptu closet, you have extra seating. Another great idea is… Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: 5 Favorite Affordable Bar Carts

By: Faith-towers Apr 03, 2014

5 Fabulous Affordable Bar Carts

Bar carts can be pricey. Like waste-your-whole-paycheck expensive. But every now and then you can find a really great inexpensive alternative... and I'm here to share five of my favorites with… Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Inspiring DIY Kitchen Makeover

By: Faith-towers Mar 31, 2014

A dated galley kitchen.

There was nothing memorable about this kitchen. Unembellished wood cabinets and beige countertops gave the space a dated feel. But just wait until you see what the owner did with her own two… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Inventive New Ways To Display Air Plants

By: Faith-towers Mar 27, 2014

A wreath with air plants.

Air plants, or tillandsia, are popping up all over the web these days. And with good reason... they're low-maintenance, inexpensive and are sure to garner attention from your guests. Here are ten super inventive ways to display these curious little natural… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Planter Projects

By: Faith-towers Mar 25, 2014

10 DIY planter projects.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring. In protest of these unseasonably cold temperatures, I'm making new planters for all of my succulents and houseplants. I've found tons of inspiration on the web, so today I'm going to share my ten favorite DIY planter projects with… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wood and Copper Paper Towel Holder

By: Capreek Mar 24, 2014

DIY wood and copper paper towel holder

I've had my eye on a marble and brass paper towel holder from Ferm Living for a while. It's all hexagon-y and brassy and gorgeous. But then I spotted this DIY birch and copper version that is equally stunning -- and much more… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Do You Prefer Matching Sofa Sets and Sectionals or Coordinating Pieces?

By: Faith-towers Mar 20, 2014

Matching sofa set vs. mismatched pieces.

People tend to have very strong opinions on this matter. Coordinating sofa sets and sectionals offer an instant sense of cohesion; choosing mismatched furniture, however, takes some extra planning. Which do you prefer? Click through for more examples of each… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

By: Matt allison Mar 19, 2014

DIY Mini Copper & Marble Shelves

Try your hand at making these beautiful, useful mini shelves that are great for organizing smalls like jewelery or beauty supplies in the bathroom, best of all they cost under $2 each to make! Instructions and the parts list available at the link below.… Continue Reading

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