Spooky and Clever Halloween Decor

       October is here and fall is definitely in the air! Pumpkins on the door steps, black cats meowing about, lattes in hand. Leaves not really changing colors down in Florida but the slight breeze has swept the streets. Orange and black as far as you can see, bats hanging from roofs and witches taking flight. Get down to the spooky business and decorate your home as if Frankenstein has made your home his laboratory. Here’s some inspiration pictures for a sweet and scary Halloween home!


Swap the label from wine bottle with some clever saying! Witches poison, bottles of boos, a werewolf tear! source



Take a trip to the craft store, a mannequin head, some cloth and string, and you have got your self a floating ghost head! source


Some pops of black and orange can go a long way! source



Give your bar cart some IT vibes. source

Not ready to go full orange? Don’t fret, try some gold pumpkins to get the spook in your home! source


An easy and eery exterior! source



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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!



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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