Create a Welcoming Front Door: 7 Ideas

Now that the weather's warming up, it's time to do a little beautifying outside. A great place to start is your front door. Does it make a welcoming impact or does it need a fresh coat of paint like mine? Look how cheerful this first example is! Beautiful paneled double doors painted a fun turquoise color with a matching metal pendant light to match. Pretty pink flowers pop while a furry friend waits to greet friends! Photo by Barn Light … [Read more...]

9 Nature Inspired Decorating Ideas

The past several months I've been making changes to my home decor, opting for earthier tones inspired by nature. I'm adding more houseplants too, but there are other ways to bring the outdoors in. Here you'll find 9 nature inspired decorating ideas! The first is an entryway lined with garden botanical wallpaper. A garden hat with tools add create a potting room vibe. Photo by Boråstapeter   Create an architectural, nature inspired decorating … [Read more...]

Create a Welcoming Entryway: Cozy Living

Stepping through the front door, friends and visitors get a first impression of your home. I try to create a welcoming entryway in hopes that people feel happy and warm when they walk inside.   The first thing you see when walking in my front door is this corner by the window. It's not really an entryway per se, but I defined it as such with the use of a small throw rug. You're really walking into the dining room, but I created this … [Read more...]

The Return of Rattan Furniture

Fashion and decorating trends always seem to repeat themselves - just like history. Lately I've noticed a lot more rattan furniture in my Instagram so I think it's safe to say this decorating staple of the seventies is making a big comeback! Photo by Baer's Furniture The return of rattan furniture isn't relegated to the porch only. You'll find its use in any room. I love this tropical room with rattan chairs for comfortable dining. Photo by … [Read more...]

Branch and Vine Spring Wreath: How To

It appears to be craft week here at Town and Country Living because I'm back with a branch and vine spring wreath tutorial to brighten any wall or door.   We have lots of fallen twigs and branches in the yard so I figured, why not put them to good use and create something pretty?   I'm joining several blogging friends today to offer a variety of spring wreath tutorials. A special thanks goes out to Krista at The Happy … [Read more...]

Bold Color: Adventures in Decorating

Our days have been so gloomy lately, which is typical as we transition from winter to spring. I need to brighten things up on the blog with bold color decorating! Let me know what you think of the cheerful examples below. Photo by Traditional Bespoke Furniture   A bright turquoise back splash sets the stage for this fun kitchen with its colorful collection of cookware and serving pieces displayed on open shelves. Photo by Rasmussen … [Read more...]

Vintage Painted Mantel for a Bit of Drama

The past few months have seen several subtle changes in my home. The newest change is my vintage painted mantel that gets a bit of drama with new coat of almost-black paint.   Today I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity group of bloggers to bring you the best of the spring season with our decorated mantels. For me, it meant painting my mantel in Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore. The wall behind and inside the mantel has a fresh coat of … [Read more...]

Fresh Spring Dining Nook: How To

Create a fresh spring dining nook with beneficial houseplants and a simple table throw. The look is effortless and organic.   This is the second day of the Styled + Set spring tour hosted by Lory at Designthusiasm. A special welcome to those of you coming from Shabbyfufu. I've always loved Janet's soft and classy style! In case you haven't noticed already, my home decor is changing from light and white to cozy and earthy. So … [Read more...]

How to Decorate with Maps

Sometimes it can be challenging to choose pleasing artwork for your home. Original art is expensive, and mass produced prints can feel impersonal. See how to decorate with maps - which can be fun and inexpensive all at once! Photo by Entrance Fastighetsmäkleri   Add a quick and easy pop of color to any room with a large map poster. You can find these in home decor stores and online, too. Photo by Jessie & Jones   Use a map to indicate … [Read more...]

Bright and Cheery Breakfast Nook Ideas

Seems like everyone I talk to these days is itching for spring to get here! Daylight hours are getting longer and I love waking up to the sun with a cup of coffee in my kitchen dining space. To create your own springtime fresh breakfast nook, here's a few ideas to get you started! Color! Find a fresh color and paint your table, chairs, or even your walls. It's amazing how just a small touch of color can brighten up a space. Photo by … [Read more...]

Why You Need Healthy Houseplants in Your Life

My favorite decor trend for 2019 is the resurgence of popularity in houseplants. Plants are good for your soul and great for your health. If you think you have a brown thumb and can't grow healthy houseplants, think again! I'm a huge fan of philodendrons and my most recent acquisition is this gorgeous Hope Philodendron with its large, lacy leaves. Don't be afraid to bring it into your home. Follow the required light and watering needs and … [Read more...]

Romantic Creamy White Living Spaces

Lately I've been focusing on darker colors and I do think home design is trending toward deeper, richer hues. However I will always love creamy white living spaces, whether contemporary or shabby chic style. When decorating in creamy white tones, make your living space warm and inviting with the use of texture - like the vintage worn doors in this room by designer Margaret Naeve.   White looks crisp and clean and always looks … [Read more...]

8 Built-In Ideas for the Living Room

One thing I love about older homes is the unique built-in ideas you find within their walls. It's nice to see some of the newer homes adding these custom features. Photo by Lisa Tharp Design   I started writing this post about built-in ideas for every room in the house, but I found so many great examples I decided to focus on just one room at a time. The photos above and below are the same room. Above you see the built-in bookcase, and below … [Read more...]

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