5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Feeling Bright This Fall

No matter where you are in the country or what the weather is like, there’s an approaching feeling of fall in the air. Summer is coming to a swift close, and the carefree feeling of vacation season is fading away. Pumpkin spice products are starting to appear on grocery shelves, even if it’s still hot and humid.

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Before you get the end-of-summer blues, make some plans to brighten up your home this fall with these tips:

Bring Your Garden Indoors

Spring and summer are when our flowers bloom and our gardens thrive—but what about the fall? Sure, you can find some beautiful late bloomers at great prices this time of year, but your outdoor space still won’t have the pizazz it had when in full bloom. Save yourself the “garden gloom” and find a few easy-to-care-for houseplants to brighten up your indoor rooms!

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Save Money on Everyday Items by Repairing Them Instead of Throwing Them Out

Society is moving towards a general consensus that it’s far better to repair and reuse than to discard and re-buy. And with good reason. First of all, who doesn’t like to save money? Second of all, our throwaway culture directly contributes to climate crisis. The process of incinerating our waste, especially plastic waste, uses fossil fuels and releases harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. 

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The throwaway fashion industry is one of the worst culprits, yet a number of companies are challenging the norm with novel ideas like making jeans from recycled denim or repairing sunglasses with new lenses. 

Support this green revolution at home and save yourself a few dollars in the process by making these simple repairs to everyday items.

Wobbly Wooden Chairs and Tables

Over time, wear and tear can cause wooden furniture to wobble. Wooden chair legs can become unstable and table legs can no longer reach the floor. You can fix both of these issues with simple items found in the home. First, let’s tackle the chair. A wobbly chair is the result of a gap between the top of one of the legs and the seat. Figure out which leg is the culprit and stick a wooden toothpick into the gap. Problem solved. 

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5 Stamped Concrete Patio Ideas For Your Small Backyard

A stamped concrete patio is the perfect choice for elevating your small patio into an inviting space for entertaining. It takes a plain and boring concrete patio and transforms it into a patio that looks modern and expensive, all at a cost-effective price that does not break the bank. And these days, concrete contractors like https://www.dallasdecorativeconcrete.com/ can achieve just about any design you want without making it obvious that it’s stamped concrete. 

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For a small patio, it’s a good idea to maximize the space and choose a floor design that is eye-catching so as to allow you to go minimal on the furnishings. This will both make space look larger while also allowing you to save some money on furnishings.

For small concrete patios in need of a stamped concrete makeover, here are five great ideas for your backyard:

“Slate” Stamped Concrete

Slate is a kind of metamorphic rock that comes from the transformation of rocks after exposure to great heat and pressure. It is the finest-grained kind of metamorphic rock and is usually various shades of grey, but more unique forms of slate can also come in green or purple.

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How to Make Your Bedroom Better for Sleeping

If you are feeling easily worn-out these days, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. Getting proper rest is important at any age – even your children need sleep and so do you! Without sleep, your energy plummets, which means “goodbye productivity”. And I don’t know about you, but I can’t have that!

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One of the reasons why you’re not getting that much-deserved rest could be because of your bedroom conditions. It is important that you make your bedroom conducive for sleeping. Ever thought about that before?

Lighting

Everyone loves a room with good lighting – natural lighting at its best. However, this could also be the reason why you’re rising earlier than usual. The light that floods your room signals your body to wake up. You will wake up whether you like it or not.  

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New Product Review: Stencil Revolution

I’m always on the hunt for unique things to use in decorating my home. Aren’t we all? I mean, we don’t all want to have the same living room decor, do we? We want something that personifies who we are and what our tastes are. We want a home that reflects US and that we’re proud of! Right?!

Glad we cleared that up.

Along my personal road to domestication, I’ve experimented with MANY different forms of decor – lots of DIY decor included in there, too. Lots of successes and lots of failures! But one thing I have never used before is…a stencil. I know, I know. I’m not sure WHY I’ve never taken stenciling into account, but I just haven’t.

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So when Emily from Stencil Revolution contacted me to see if I’d like to check out their stencils, I thought it was a great idea!

I’ll be honest, it was hard for me to decide what stencils I wanted to try out, because Stencil Revolution has an amazing variety of stencils and sizes! In all seriousness, I’ll probably be back for more – they’ve sparked a few other ideas for me. Looking at their selection, I’d never have thought that Stencil Revolution is a small, family-owned operation based out of Spring Hill, Florida – their selection speaks to a much larger organization! It’s good to know, though, that when you place an order, a member of their family personally cuts, packs, and ships it directly to you!

Here’s what Emily sent me:

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I had specific plans for each one, so I got to work quickly!

I started with the “gather” stencil first. I had a wooden sign I wanted to use with it, but it needed some brushing up to make sure it matched the mirrors that were already hanging on the wall I wanted to add to.

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