A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

How ‘Bout Orange? Rooms Inspired by the Month

How About Orange? Orange Home Inspiration

With Halloween just around the corner, and orange on the mind, I couldn’t help but seek out some excellent home inspiration surrounding the color. Orange is contemporary, bright (certainly a mood lifter!) and yet it evokes feelings of warmth and coziness in any room — what a perfect (long forgotten & under appreciated by the best of us) color.

How About Orange? Orange Living Room 2

Whether you approach it with a bold, this-is-my-color spirit and paint the walls or add a bit of orange glow just for the fall season, you can’t go wrong. How great are these orange-inspired living rooms {above} and bedrooms {below}?

How About Orange? Orange Bedroom 3

A burnt orange is reminscent of fall leaves… it echos a warm, fire-y coziness and makes you want to curl up all day on a Sunday, newspaper and OJ by your side, in bed. The brighter, pastel shade screams modern and airy — walking into this bright pink and orange bedroom after a long day would wipe all worries away with one big smile.

Working with orange involves a bit of risk… we don’t see it often incorporated in traditional homes. What do you think of orange?

Follow the jump for orange-inspired dining rooms! Continue reading

Homemade Spider Webs: 6 DIY Ways

DIY Spider Webs Yarn

Making your own ghoolish spider webs doesn’t have to be tricky or expensive – here are six fool-proof solutions for crafting some serious spider spookiness for your trick-or-treaters!

DIY Spider Webs

From electrician’s tape to screen netting (that stuff you use to block the sun on the porch) to pipecleaners to yarn… you’ll likely find these materials in your own garage or craft room! Trim boat netting into triangles for the porch, shred cheesecloth for the dinner table or piece together yarn, string or rope for a giant DIY web!

Homemade DIY Spider Webs

Photo credits from top: All You, Grandin Road on Kaboodle, Good Housekeeping, eHow, Home-Decor-Idea and Lowes.

Hosting a Halloween Dinner Party?

Halloween Tablescape 1

Denise, over at Little Ant Design, created this fun Halloween tablescape in 2008 (featured on Hostess with the Mostess!) that’s perfect for a spooky dinner party! I had to highlight it this year as here as well — because it’s just too creative!

Halloween Tablescape 2

How great are the drink labels? Check out this post on Simply Stated by Jenn of HWTM on creating your own bottled beverage labels. Read the full tablescape post at Hostess Blog and Little Ant Design, I’ve also pulled a few of my favorite party pics for more inspiration after the jump!  Continue reading

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