Decorating Inside & Out

Homeowners share their own clever home decorating ideas for inside & outside. See photos and examples, helpful tips, and things we’ve learned firsthand before you try to do the same thing yourself. You’ll benefit from our mistakes and get inspired to try new things! Use these inexpensive DIY home decor ideas to jazz up your indoor & outdoor living spaces.

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Homebodies: 30 Items They Probably Won’t Buy For Themselves And You’ll Definitely Want To Keep For Yourself!

As someone who works from home and spends a lot of time in my house — I LOVE receiving clever (and useful) home gifts. If you know someone who recently moved into a new house or someone who appreciates owning one-of-a-kind items… then you’ve come to the right place to find something special for them this year! I own most of these items myself and I know that your friends and family members are going to enjoy them too!

DIY Outdoor Curtain Rods For Porch Curtains: Here’s How To Make PVC Pipe Curtain Rods For $15

See how I made some really inexpensive PVC pipe curtain rods to hold long, sheer porch curtains for around $15. After getting all the supplies at Lowe’s, I was able to measure, cut, and install the outdoor curtain rods and hang the curtain panels on my front porch in about 1 hour myself. They are holding up perfectly (even after storms and heavy gusts of wind). And they look great!

Plastic Ultrasonic Diffuser vs. Glass Nebulizing Diffuser For Aromatherapy: I’ve Used Both And Prefer A Nebulizing Diffuser For My Essential Oils. Here’s Why…

I’ve used essential oil diffusers for years. I used to use the plastic kind (aka ultrasonic diffusers), but I’ve learned that a nebulizing diffuser is SO much better – because the scent fills the room quickly, you get the benefits of aromatherapy right away, and it looks beautiful! Here’s a point-by-point comparison, and my experience using glass nebulizing diffusers vs. plastic ultrasonic diffusers.