Essential Stylist Tricks to Make a Room Appear Larger

Essential Stylist Tricks to Make a Room Appear Larger. How to make a small room feel bigger and taller, expert tips from a stylist

This blog post is one that’s been percolating in my brain for ages. I feel like no matter the size of your home, there’s always at least one room that feels smaller than it actually is… which can kinda be a bummer! But fear not, there are quite a few easy stylist tricks to make a room appear larger. Today I’m sharing my favorites that I’ve used in both of our homes that work every time. If you’ve tried any of them or have others to add to the list, let me know! I’m allllways looking for more home decor hacks, as you all know.

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7 Outdoor Decor Ideas to Spruce Up Your Space for Spring & Summer

7 Ideas to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space for Spring & Summer on a budget! affordable outdoor decorating ideas

Now that we have 2 acres, it’s like we have outdoor space for daysssss. There’s an an outdoor dining area, a firepit area, a grilling area… heck, even the hot tub has it’s own little zone! I know not everyone has loads and loads of space to create the ultimate outdoor oasis, but I’m sure you can still do something to make your outdoor space feel special — even if it’s a tiny balcony in the city! So with that in mind, I decided it’s a great time to round up my best outdoor decor ideas for sprucing things up. I hope you love these ideas!

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Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware for Outdoor Dining

Dine Outside All Summer Long with These Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware — perfect for summer entertaining, dinner parties, eating outside al fresco and more

It’s finally time to eat every meal outside and I am HERE FOR IT! I love dining al fresco on our patio. But we have one rule: no glass outdoors. No one needs a pet or person stepping on broken glass! So with that in mind, I recently invested in a full set of reusable outdoor dinnerware, drinkware and serveware so that we are fully prepared for summer entertaining. Ready to do the same? Here are some super cute melamine plates, cups, and more to get you inspired!

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These 7 Plants Will Thrive in Your Kitchen

The best houseplants to put in a kitchen including pothos, snake plant, spider plant, venus flytrap and more kitchen house plants to try!

I don’t know about you, but I have been in the mood to fill our cabin with plants lately! They just make me happy and given that I’m grieving, I’ll take all the joy I can get. I’ve shared tons of inspiration and tips about houseplants here on the blog (full list below), but I have yet to share my favorite plants to keep in the kitchen specifically. With so many options, I know it can feel daunting to pick just a few. So I wanted to share a bit about the best plants to put in a kitchen to inspire you! Let me know what you think of this list + if there are any additional plants to keep in mind!

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My Best Tips for Organizing a Small Laundry Room

Small laundry closet organization ideas on a budget. storage tips, cleaning supply storage, stylish laundry baskets and more. Shop the post & learn more on

Laundry was definitely a fraught issue in our cabin up until recently. We had a small electrical fire in the dryer about two months ago and then we discovered that our washing machine needed to be retired (refer to this really gross discovery). So now that we’ve replaced our machines (not pictured! I haven’t had a chance to take photos of them yet), we’re finally getting through a backlog of dirty clothes and bedding. Given that our laundry area is actually a closet, I’ve had to get really creative with organization in our small laundry room, so today I wanted to share a few in depth tips in case you’re in the same boat!

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Date Night Idea: Create a Tropical Oasis At Home

Easy date night idea: create a tropical oasis in your backyard on a budget with @bhglivebetter @walmart with stylish and affordable outdoor furniture, weather resistant pillows, twinkly lights, bug repellent torches and more. Shop the post & learn more on #BHGlivebetter #walmart #betterhomesandgardens #AD
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When we lived in the city (and before COVID), Sean and I always made time for date night. Usually that meant dinner out, followed by some cocktails. But now we live in the middle of nowhere! Combine that with the fact that Sean is away during the week and, well… we need a date night! So I decided to surprise him the other night by setting up a tropical oasis at home under our pergola. I teamed up with Better Homes & Gardens exclusively at Walmart to create a cozy, tropical vacation-inspired spot on our property that’s perfect for date night. Here’s how:

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4 Small Batch Candle Brands I Love

Support Small Businesses & Make Your Home Smell Amazing with These Small Batch Candles

You may not know this, but one of my very first jobs out of college was designing packaging for candles. Part of that job was drawing inspiration from the fragrance of the candle and it really set the stage for me to become totally, wholeheartedly obsessed with home fragrance, especially candles. I wouldn’t call myself a fragrance snob by any means.. but I am definitely picky when it comes to scents and the candles we burn in our home. I also love candle in particular because so many of them are handmade or handpoured by small businesses — seriously, there are so many amazing small batch candles out there! But today I wanted to share 4 of my absolute favorites + the scents I love the most from each.

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