• Custom Closet Designs: 7 Details to Consider

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    Custom closet design isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes time to itemize your belongings and create an efficient and organized wardrobe. The best approach is to assess your storage needs before meeting with your designer. Here are seven guidelines to follow if you’re lucky enough to be piecing together a new dream closet.

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  • The Best DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas

    the best DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas

     It is finally here – Halloween is almost upon us, my dear spooky friends!

    Whether you catch the DIY Halloween bug from designing homemade costumes for your children, putting together funky home decor pumpkins, or getting crafty for the first time, the following Halloween decorating ideas make it simple to inexpensively trick out your house for the holidays without looking tacky.

     

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    Boo Bottles

    You can make cute glass bottles in four easy steps: first, use empty bottles after removing labels and caps (I use Perrier ones). After that, spray-paint them white, and draw ghost faces on them with black marker. Lastly, to add more gloss to this inexpensive Halloween home decor, throw in colorful straws for artful centerpieces.

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    What you will need: Spray-paint ($4), colorful straws ($3)

    Cobweb Coasters

     

    Cups will look creepy when sitting on your eerie cobweb coasters. To make this DIY Halloween decoration, attach five bobby pins onto a small flat metal washer, and then, enfold twine around and string through each bobby pin. Also, spray-paint everything white for a ghoulish look, and disperse small toy spiders around the table. It is a fantastic idea to have fun crafting with the family without breaking the bank.

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    What you will need: bobby pins ($4), Spray-paint ($4), small Halloween spiders ($2 for 10)

    Vampire Napkin Rings

    A make-believe chomper will make your dining table look scary yet cute. Therefore, splash red Kool-Aid on white cloth napkins, arrange a white twist tie through a set of fake vampire teeth, and secure a twist tie around the center of the napkin.

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    What you will need: plastic vampire teeth ($1), Kool-Aid ($0.50)

    Creepy Wall Hangings

    The Graphics Fairy makes decorating for Halloween simple with three free printable items and easy technique to transfer images directly onto fabric through your regular printer. (Make sure your black cartridge is high on ink). You can use wooden embroidery hoops to hang the printed fabric. However, if fabric-hanging home decorating idea does not resonate with you, put pictures into the frames and hang them up around your home.

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    What you will need: Wooden embroidery hoops ($2)

    Decorate Lanterns

    It is got to be the most straightforward DIY Halloween home decor concept: all you need to do is to cut cute faces out of a black paper and glue them onto a strand of white lights with paper lanterns.

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    What you will need: lanterns ($11), black paper ($3)

    Festoon a Pumpkin

    You can add a touch of sweet in the mirage of all things spooky by adding freshly cut blooms to a blazing pink squash. It is permissible to snip stems about two inches from buds, drill tiny holes in the painted rind, and stick in the buds. You can keep the centerpiece fresh for the guests by periodically spraying water on it.

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    What you will need: pink spray paint ($8)

     Dish Out the Punch

    Convert a hollowed-out pumpkin into an organic punch bowl by filling it with cider. It is a fantastic idea to greet your guests with a punch, oozing with the spirit of the holidays. Moreover, it is one less dish to wash after it is all said and done.

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    What you will need: ladle ($10), pumpkin scoop ($10)

    Dress the Windows

    Another smashing Halloween home decor idea is smartly putting candles in the corners to create dark shadows. Moreover, putting ghostly white tapers in a candelabra from a yard sale can alleviate the creepiness of flying bats and cobwebs.

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    What you will need: candelabra ($40), candles ($10 for a pack of 10)

    Forever Pumpkins

    For budgeted jack-o-lantern, DIY Halloween decorations that will last past the holidays cover empty jars with orange tissue paper or construction paper. After that add features with black construction paper and place in a tea candle—with flames, or battery-operated—and see your pumpkin glow.

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    What you will need: Construction paper ($4), tealight candles ($1)

     

    Bloody Table Runner

    No Halloween home decor is complete without a bloodily festive dining table. Your materials are red acrylic paint, gauze, and a paintbrush. Swab your paintbrush into the paint and intermittently brush along the gauze runner. Also, for a genuinely Dexter-inspired look, pinch some red paint onto Mason jars for candle votives and on plastic cups. Lastly, add a couple of handprints for really gruesome look.

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    What you will need: red acrylic paint ($9), paintbrush ($1)

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  • 6 Halloween Decorations to Avoid When Trying to Sell Your Home Fast

    6 Halloween Decorations to Avoid When Selling Your Home LystHouse

    So Halloween is coming up and you’re in the Halloween spirit, but you’re also trying to sell your house – Okay great! It’s a fun holiday to decorate for. But what decorations should you avoid so you don’t scare away potential home buyers? Just how far can you go when home staging for Halloween?

    Experts say keep Halloween decorations neutral. Think pumpkins, hay bales, fall leaves, scarecrows. KEEP IT SIMPLE. Easy enough, right? So what Halloween decorations should you avoid? Well for starters…

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  • Painting to Sell Your House Fast – Home Staging

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    If you are thinking about selling your home, you should know that first impressions are everything to home buyers. One quick home improvement you can make to sell your home faster is to paint the interiors. Whether you need to remove old wallpaper or just update your walls with a fresh and current look, a little fresh paint is sometimes all it takes to woo over a home buyer and take that home from “for sale” to “sold”.

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  • 90 Second Dream Home Video Tour

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    Thinking about selling your home? Check out this quick tour of an HGTV Dream Home for some new home #inspiration. It’s got a casual elegant beach vibe that we love!

    Ready to sell your house? Get started now.

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