Upgrade Your Patio

Summer is half way over! We need to make sure our patios are ready for the end of summer parties and the backyard fall nights. We’re here to help you make your patio space just as inviting as your interiors. Spicing up your backyard is a lot easier than you may think. With the right tools, strength, and some spare time, you’ll have the absolute best hangout spot all your friends will be jealous of!

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If your flooring is similar to the one in the picture, no need to put a rug under the table! The flooring has enough style by itself. You can use a table that you already have or buy a new one that will fit in the space comfortably. Then you can buy some outdoor pillows, color or no color, for the sitting area.

If you can, it’d be nice to incorporate light curtains, as shown in the picture below, for both decorative and privacy purposes. Lights must be added for a final touch of pizazz as well! You can choose any hanging lights and place them to drape above your seating area or whatever type of lights you would like really. Your patio is a very versatile space that should show off a bit of your personality. Now, you have designed the ultimate patio to help you enjoy those late summer meals!

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     Why not make your own day bed to lounge on this season!? There’s no reason to buy expensive outdoor furniture when you can make it yourself. There are countless wood plank projects to try, but you have to start with this one! By using pallets, you can create a modern and chic patio day bed all on your own. To begin this project, you’ll need a lot of wooden planks and screws to make the foundation of the bed, which can be purchased at your local Home Depot. Once the bed is built, you’ll need a mattress to place on top. The photo below used a folding foam mattress from a folding guest bed. Then, you can paint the wood and style your bed however you please!

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     For our last idea, you can simply add some colorful paint to your existing furinture. Whether you have plastic chairs, or wooden tables, a little bit of pretty paint won’t hurt! This project is perfect for any patio, but start by figuring out which items of furniture can be safely painted without ruining the material. Then, you can select your favorite summer paint colors and get to work! For a final touch, you can throw in some patterened pillows like the ones shown in the picture below to top off your seating area. You now have a vibrant, summery patio to show off this season!

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     We hope you’ve enjoyed our patio ideas and use them as starting points to make your own perfect oasis. Don’t let the heat stop you from making your backyard just as beautiful as the inside of your home. This summer, be creative and let your patio be the talk of the town!

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How To Create A Beautiful Master Bedroom

It’s time to talk master bedrooms. The master can sometimes be a crazy place with kids diving off the bed and babies playing with jewelry boxes, but it should also be a romantic retreat. This is supposed to be your sanctuary! If your master bedroom is currently infested with tiny people and little sticky fingers, it’s time to clean up a bit! You probably used to have a pretty sweet space before they came along, and we’d like to help you bring it back. Today, we have a few tips to help you create a beautiful and romantic master bedroom!

Texture and Patterns

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First, you should layer your bed with texture and pattern. Make it interesting and lovely by combining unusual textures and prints. Here, they added in a knit throw, thin strips, and some fur to jazz it up a bit! We love how the light coral pillow adds a hint of color diversity without being too bold. Flowers are always a good way to include color as well. Not to mention, they make the room feel homier and smell fantastic.

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Next, use statement lighting! If you are going to do it, you might as well do it BIG! An interesting light fixture can set the tone for the whole room and really make it special. Make a statement. Do an awesome DIY project on a thrifted piece, build it yourself, or splurge. This lighting fixture adds so much personality to this room and is a great subtle mix of styles working well together.

Extra Seating

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It’s always a good idea to add extra seating to your master bedroom whether you add a long bench to the foot of your bed or put a couple chairs by the window! You can use the chairs to sit and read next to the warm sunlight shining through the window. Then, you can always use the bench to put on your shoes in the morning! The bench can also be a place for the kids to sit when in the room whenever you don’t want them on the bed. The master bedroom is way too spacious not to have extra seating!

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