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Small Changes Make for a Big Impact

Being a homeowner provides you an opportunity to express your unique sense of style and showcase the things that make you feel at home. The great thing about decorating a house is that you don’t have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Home Decor, Diy Projects, Household Products, Household Projects

Flower Mirror DIY

I was going to call this “Kid’s Flower Mirror DIY” but then I realized that it’s so cute I would probably hang it anywhere in my house and therefore eliminated the word “kid” from the title. Let’s just say if you like fun mirrors, this may be the one for you! I’m finishing up a playroom for my daughter and I always add mirrors to rooms that need a little help with natural light as they help to bounce what light there is around the room. I was going to just hang a plain ol’ mirror, but then I re...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Kiddo, Wall Art, Kids Room, Laura Gummerman, Flower Mirror DIY

Spring DIYs: 7 Floral Decor DIY Projects Guaranteed to Brighten Up Your Space

These easy and cheap spring DIYs will bring some much-needed life and color into your space.
Tags: Diy, Home Decor, College, Plants, Spring, Wall Decor, Floral, Dorm, Dorm Room Design

Favorite Accent Wall Decor to Hide a TV

Here is a small update I made to our modern Harry Potter-inspired Bnb the last time I was there. This is my favorite accent wall decor to hide a TV—empty monochromatic picture frames. The living room wall behind the TV was just feeling a little empty and unfinished to me. Originally, I didn’t want the wall to compete with the Platform 9 3/4 inspired wall that is right beside it—I was afraid it might feel like too much or be too cluttered visually. But once the space was done, I realized it just ...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Living Room, Harry Potter, Statement Walls, Emma Chapman, xo Emma Credits Author, BNB

Waterproof Table Cover DIY (For Arts + Craft Time!)

I have to confess that as a mom, I struggle a bit with having messy fun and letting go of control over trying to keep things relatively clean at times. It’s not that our house is perfectly clean (it’s like really, really far from that usually!), but I still try and keep messy crafts to the outdoors for easier cleanup when possible. That’s all fine and good if I can just move an activity outside and we still get to paint cardboard boxes or have a mini car wash (or dinosaur wash—Lola’s favorite!)...
Tags: Crafts, D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Kiddo, Sewing, Dining Room, Kids Room, Lola, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author

Which Should You Renovate First? Kitchen or Bathroom?

Many homeowners have renovations nestled amongst their future plans. The two focal areas, which can really make a house feel more like a dream home, are the kitchen and the bathroom. When executed intelligently, they can completely change the feel of a home, and the way you interact with it. Expert renovations can have significant ripple effects on improving your general quality of life. But which one should you tackle first? The kitchen or bathroom? There are many factors to consider befo...
Tags: Kitchen, Fashion, Home Decor, Bathroom, In The Kitchen, Home Renovation, Homeowner, Home Life, Home Repairs, Kitchen Renovation, Home Reno, Home Renovations, Bathroom Renovation, Renovate

11 Insanely Fun DIYS to Do at Home

Here are eleven projects to keep you busy.
Tags: Featured, Diy, Home Decor, College, Inspiration, Fun Activities

How I Share My Office/Craft Space With My Toddler

While sometimes I do dream of having a house in the future with a little more room (especially as a family with two adults working from home), we’ve definitely learned to make use of the space that we do have, and try and share most areas of the house for dual purposes. Our front room doubles as a guest room, our dining area doubles as my work table, and what used to be just my office/craft storage room is now also Lola’s playroom and where we’ve been storing the majority of her toys. As you ca...
Tags: Organization, Home Decor, Kiddo, Office, Lola, Laura Gummerman

How I Organized My Fridge In One Afternoon!

I have a confession to make—it has been a long, loooong time since I have properly cleaned out my fridge. Like, embarrassingly long. The last time I cleaned it I was pregnant and I know that being launched into parenthood would probably mean it would be a while before it would be cleaned again (and boy was I right!). My daughter is turning 3 soon, so I’ll let you do the math on that one. It has been a goal for me to do a full clean/purge/organization of our fridge, so I finally ordered the supp...
Tags: Kitchen, Organization, Home Decor, Tips, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author, Blech, Mtv Cribs

How To Hygge

This past year, I have been SUPER inspired by the concept of hygge! I read one book and immediately became OBSESSED and have been on my own little journey ever since. From a young age, I have always been attracted to a cozy home. I remember in junior high I took a bubble bath every morning. Haha—like, I got up extra early every morning just to enjoy my bath. I have always been obsessed with candles (more recently essential oils as well!), baking, blankets, slippers … all of the cozy things! So l...
Tags: Home Decor, Happiness, Elsie Larson, Hygge

Laura’s Front Room Refresh (Before + After!)

This has been such a fun project for me to work on the past few months! This front room of our house was one of the first rooms I completed when we moved into our home almost five years ago, and while I did enjoy the space, over time I could feel that maybe I hurried a bit to get it “done” and hadn’t really taken the time to think about how I wanted it to feel and connect it to the rest of the house. Once I did a refresh in our dining room space that connects to our front room, I knew for sure ...
Tags: Home Decor, Living Room, Nashville, Before/After, Room Tour, Asos, Lola, Palm Springs, Laura, Laura Gummerman, Home Tour: Laura

4 Expert Tips to Make Your Small Living Space Feel Bigger

There are several unique ways to make big improvements in small spaces. It’s easy. In fact, it’s so easy you don’t even have to be majoring in rocket science to make it work. And if you are majoring in rocket science, keep reading anyway. From lighting options to organization tricks, these are the expert tips you can use to make your small living space feel bigger. 1. Get Lit with Lighting Fixtures Natural light is a big player in making a space feel expansive and airy. Unfortun...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Bedroom, Living Room, Lighting, Small Spaces, Small Home, Marie Kondo, Konmari, Living Space, Home Life, Bedro, Konmarie, Living Room Lighting, Lighting Ideas

Area Rugs For Under $500!

Rugs, rugs, glorious rugs! Switching out a rug (or just adding one to a space) can make a world of difference, but area rugs can get pretty pricey, so we rounded up a few of our current favorites that are under $500! That one in my living room is super soft and it adds a lot of light to the space as well—love it. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 (similar) / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 So many good ones to choose from! If you need a washable option for a kid’s room or...
Tags: Home Decor, Living Room, Window Shopping, Don

5 Easy Ways To Declutter Your Countertop (This Time For Good!)

I am one of those people who is both organized and messy depending on the day of the week and how much is going on. Working from home adds another challenge since the dining room table is basically my office Monday-Friday, so usually my house is a mess during the week and then I do a tornado of tidying up—and it looks pretty dang good for the weekend. Repeat. Repeat. However, the spot that probably bothers me the most (and the hardest to keep clean all week) is our kitchen countertop. Maybe if ...
Tags: Kitchen, Organization, Home Decor, Tips, Rachel, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author, Chemex

4 Steps To Designing A Future-Proof Kitchen

A well-designed kitchen can impact a home’s value significantly. Not only that, but it’s one of the best returns you can get on the investment of renovating within the home. As such, you want to make sure that you design a kitchen that will last for years to come, and maybe even outlast your time in the home so that you don’t have to renovate again before you sell. Part of creating any kitchen design should include trying to find ways to future-proof your investment. Keep reading to le...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, In The Kitchen, Home Life

Episode #19: Elsie’s Forever-ish Home Update

Happy Monday! This week, we’re sharing updates from Elsie’s phase one home renovation, which includes all the renovations happening before they move in. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . This episode is sponsored by our friends at The Home Depot! We’ve worked with them on several projects and love that they have so many options and resources for home DIY...
Tags: Podcast, Home Decor, Nashville, Asa, Joy, Kelly, Emma, Elsie, Lance, Joy Cho, Etsy Here

7 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Look Luxurious

Let’s face it! The first room we visit before starting our day, and the last room to wash off all day’s worries, is our bathroom. Just imagine the opulent feel, if this bathroom gives the same luxurious touch as that of a five-star hotel’s suite. We can help you achieve the same level of excellence, with some amazing tricks. A luxury shower panel, elegantly designed thematic accessories, professional lighting, and voila! You have it in your personal space! Here are seven ingenious...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Bath, Bathroom, Shower, Don, Home Life, Bathroom Makeover, Bathroom Refresh, Bathtime, Bath Time, Bath Tub, Bathroom Renovation, Peace Lily Golden Pothos Boston

Gryffindor-Inspired Bedroom

Today, I am sharing the another bedroom from the upstairs of our Harry Potter-inspired bnb—the Gryffindor bedroom! This is probably the least dramatic before and after the internet has ever seen, but hey, just showing you what we really did. Mostly just removed some wallpaper, painted, and swapped out the ceiling fan. Other than that, we simply furnished and decorated this Gryffindor-inspired bedroom. The color I chose for the accent wall in this room is Behr Morocco Red. Instead of bunk beds...
Tags: Home Decor, Bedroom, Harry Potter, Harry, Kids Room, Before/After, Room Tour, Homegoods, Emma Chapman, Hufflepuff, BNB, Keely, Ulmer, Behr Morocco

5 Bathroom Storage Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

If you saw my master bathroom renovation at the end of last year, then you know I’ve had quite a few changes happening in the bathroom department in our house. I feel like each bathroom I’ve had since college has gotten a little better and a little more storage efficient each time until I’ve reached my pinnacle bathroom arrangement in this remodel. This is actually one of the smaller master bathrooms I’ve lived with square-footage-wise, so making use of all the possible space options has been e...
Tags: Organization, Home Decor, Tips, Bathroom, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author

Wooden Cleaning Set DIY for Kids

I love, love, love wooden toys for kids that are mini versions of grownup things (like this wooden princess phone I made for Lola last year). My toddler is super into wanting to help clean and wipe things down when we clean up around the house (she loves to vacuum with our mini dustbuster!) and when she saw a kid’s size cleaning set at a friend’s house she swept their kitchen for about 15 minutes. Kids just want to do what they see adults doing, so I thought it would be a really fun challenge t...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Diy, Home Decor, Kiddo, Wood Working, Kids Room, Lola, Mark, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author

Guide To Revamping Your Home This Spring

Spring time is the time of a rebirth and often means that we should be clearing out the old and putting in some new and revamping your home can be a wonderful way to do this. Whether it’s just a goal to have a nicer place to live or if you maybe have an eye on a home sale in the new year, here are some good tips for a change in your home and how to upgrade a little! It’s possible, so let’s begin!  STARTING WITH SPRINGTIME…. Use Frames Around The Home To Add Some Sty...
Tags: Kitchen, Fashion, Greece, Home Decor, Renovation, In The Kitchen, Home Renovation, Don, Curtains, Kitchen Decor, Home Life, Kitchen Renovation, Home Renovations, Renovating, Home Upgrades, Kitchen Makeover

How To Make Bath Time Fun for Kids

Baths and personal hygiene are a necessary part of life. Unfortunately, as parents with small children know all too well, many kids simply refuse to accept this fact. They avoid baths like the plague, and it can be completely exhausting to have to keep fighting them to get cleaned up at the end of the day. If you can relate to this struggle, here are a few tips on how you can make bath time more fun for your kids: Get the right equipment First and foremost, obviously, you will need...
Tags: Fashion, Parenting, Home Decor, Bath, Bathroom, Don, Home Life, Bath Time, Bath Tub, Badeloft, Bath Toys

Why Redesigning Your Bathroom Can Make a House Feel Like a Home

One of the first things homeowners do when they move to their new properties is set about the task of trying to make a new house feel like a real home. Just throwing up a few pictures on the walls... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Diy, Parenting, Home Decor, Diy Projects, Home Repair

11 Word Art Decor Ideas to Dress Up Your Dorm

Here's how to incorporate word art into your decor.
Tags: Home Decor, College, Wall Decor, Dorm, Dorm Room Design

Episode #18: Making A Mood Board For Your Entire Home

Hi everyone! This week, we’re diving into how to make a mood board for your entire home in four steps. Defining the look and feel I am going for has been incredibly helpful as I decorate my spaces over time, so today we’re sharing tips for this process! You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . This week’s episode is sponsored by Grove Collaborative. If you foll...
Tags: Podcast, Home Decor, Home Decor 101, Emma

How to Paint a Quick Confetti Dishtowel

Not only is this project fun to make, it’s a perfect gift to make for friends and family! Mother’s day, teacher gifts, holiday gift giving, you name it! These quick confetti dishtowels will be the new way to clean your dishes! DIY: Paint a Quick Confetti Dishtowel Flour sack dishtowels are my absolute favorite to use in the kitchen. They are absorbent and dry quickly. The problem? They don’t add much to the room as far as color goes. My solution is to add a bit of paint and fabric medium to c...
Tags: Kitchen, Crafts, Home Decor, Painting, Paint, Slideshow, Mother, Diy Home Project, Diy For The Home, Painting Projects

When To Add (Or Remove) Light Fixtures In Your House

Technically, we’ve only lived in two houses that we’ve owned, but I feel like I’ve already had a lot of experience with this area of changing lighting in a home. For someone that’s newer to the renovation game, you may have walked into a house and not been super happy with the lighting setup but not really realized that it’s something you can totally change (and it shouldn’t be a whole giant ordeal like some renovation ideas can be). Our current house had quite a few lighting areas that we redi...
Tags: Home Decor, Tips, Interior Styling, Home Decor 101, Laura Gummerman, Elsie, xo Laura Credits Author

4 Clever and Creative Ideas on How to Sway Your Partner to Move in With You

Moving in together is a major step in any relationship, and some partners face difficulties broaching the subject with a partner. Taking the step requires the couple to combine everything from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Fitness, Home Decor, Relationships, Valentines Day

Easy DIY Living Wall Art

If you have ever wanted to make your own DIY living wall art from artificial plants, then you are in luck because I am pretty sure this has to be one of the easiest projects, and I just LOVE how it turned out. I was inspired to create these because I recently took down my faux living wall and I wanted to reuse as many of the faux plants as I could. I love the look of artificial plants around our house as green is one of my favorite colors and I just think it adds so much interest to any room. A...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, America, Dolly Parton, Living Room, Wall Art, Renter Friendly, Joann, Emma Chapman, xo Emma Credits Author, Ethan Randolph Photos

Guide to Using Lawn Ornaments Effectively

Well-placed lawn ornaments often provide a touch of elegance and warmth to your outdoor space. One may be tempted to simply grab a wide collection of typical lawn art from a nearby local store in an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Gardening, Parenting, Home Decor, Diy Projects