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Refreshing Your Interior Decor: A Guide

Tips to Refresh Interior Decor


Interior Decor got you singing the blues? As a busy homeschool mom, life can become monotonous. Give your life a little boost just by refreshing your home's interior. There’s a difference between a house and a home, and one of the major differences is the personal touch that you’re able to add to it. This personal touch could be anything from a heart-warming family photo to a stuffed animal that you’ve had since you were a teenager that you put in your bedroom. From time to time, however, it can be a good idea to change up your interior and give it a new look. If you don’t have a decorating bone in your body, the thought alone might give you slight anxiety.

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 Refreshing Your Interior Decor: A Guide for busy homeschool moms

On the other hand, perhaps you’re a pro at it and want a few ideas to give you the inspiration you need. Find ideas on refreshing your interior decor in this guide.

Decide What You Want to Change

Before you refresh your interior d├ęcor, you first need to think about what you want to chance. Refreshing means different things to different people, so for some, it may mean a complete transformation while for others, it could be a slight tweak. Take a look at your interior and make a note of the things that you don’t like, are tired of seeing, or need to be disposed of. A hint is to add color, texture, and pattern to give it a different feel. You can then think about where to start when you want to figure that out.

Deep Clean Your Home

Once you’ve decided exactly how you’re going to refresh your home, you can then start by giving it a deep clean. Whether you’re sticking with the same interior or decide to go for something slightly different, if your home is sparkling clean, it can make the changes you make look a lot better. There are a few specific areas to focus your cleaning on mentioned below.
Flooring
No matter what flooring you happen to have, it could do with a deep clean. Whether wood or tile, using the right cleaning products could help it look shiny and glossy. If you have carpet, on the other hand, consider a company like My Technicare as carpet is something that can be tougher to clean.
Windows
Often, when cleaning it’s easy to neglect the windows. However, cleaning it the right way could make the exterior of your house look significantly better. To clean your windows, try getting a good glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Before you spray the window, make sure you sweep away any dirt. When you spray the window, wipe one side of the glass horizontally and another vertically.
Furniture
Most people have at least a few pieces of furniture in their home. If you don’t want to end up replacing it in the near future, include this in your deep cleaning too. You can get sofas cleaned by a professional and dust other items with the right products.

Change the Paint

You’d be shocked at how much of a difference simply giving your home a touch up by painting it will make. You could decide to paint on your own or contract the job out to someone else. If you opt to paint yourself, try to avoid uneven painting, not prepping and using the wrong kind of paint.

Replace Worn Items

If you have a breathtaking sofa and it’s littered with throw pillows that are falling apart, it could dampen the entire look. For this reason, replace any items that no longer fit into your overall interior and replace them with new ones. You can usually get discounted items if you look in sales or clearances, so you don’t have to overspend to do this.

The interior of your home should be done up to your taste. If you use some of the above tips, you should find your house becomes your favorite place to be.


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Fun Patriotic Party Ideas and Activities

Red, White, and Blue Party Decor for Fourth of July


Red, white, and blue decorations make these fun patriotic party ideas and activities special! If you are looking for simple party decor for an indoor or outdoor party, these star spangled holiday decorations fit the bill. We found gorgeous Fourth of July bunting and more from Oriental Trading. Read on for ideas and activities for a patriotic theme party that works for birthdays, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Labor Day, or Independence Day celebrations and backyard barbecues. Enjoy!


Fun Patriotic Party Ideas and Activities


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Oriental Trading gave us our choice of products for review for this party post. The kids have summer birthdays just before and after the Fourth of July. American flag theme decor decorates our rustic country living and dining room, so these items are a welcome compliment to the decor. With the great prices at OTC, you will be ready to celebrate a party or backyard barbecue without breaking your budget.

Have the Best Patriotic Party with these Ideas from Oriental Trading


What says Independence Day more than red, white, and blue bunting? Okay, fireworks do, but the second best answer is definitely bunting. We found several kinds of bunting for decorating for a patriotic party. Below, the flag bunting is durable and outdoor friendly. Tie knots every few feet to give it and old-fashioned flair.


Outdoor red, white, and blue bunting for Fourth of July party decor.


Have the Best Patriotic Party with these Ideas
Hang bunting in a twisted swag for a simple outdoor holiday decoration.


Galvanized buckets make a festive flatware caddy.
Galvanized buckets make a festive flatware caddy.


Traditional Fourth of July bunting
Traditional Fourth of July bunting used as a window valance.



Rustic American flag burlap table runner.
Rustic American flag burlap table runner.

Americana dining room with red, white, and blue holiday party decorations.
Americana dining room with red, white, and blue holiday party decorations.



Celebrate Independence Day with Fun Activities like these:


Most Independence Day parties involve fun outdoor activities. We found patriotic inflatable pool noodles (perfect for pool jousting) and inflatable USA boxing gloves. Mayhem is ready to rumble.


Inflatables for fun Fourth of July party activities.
Inflatables for fun Fourth of July party activities.


Fun, inflatable boxing gloves from Oriental Trading.
Fun, inflatable boxing gloves from Oriental Trading.

No outdoor party is complete without a bounce house. You can purchase small ones for the backyard from OTC or go all out with a big bouncy castle like this one from Moonwalk Madness in Plainfield, Indiana.











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DIY Design with Collage Building: Outdoor Gardening Space and Patio Room Ideas

Outdoor Gardening Space and Patio Room DIY Design Ideas


Do you dream of designing your own space? DIY Design ideas are easy to come up with when you use an online collage builder program. The collage template below is a lot of fun. Enjoy!

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Outdoor Gardening Space and Patio Room DIY Design Ideas DIY Design with a collage builder made this patio and garden space.



When you go shopping for new furniture for a room design are you one of the lucky ones who can visualize exactly how the room will go together? Can you tell if colors and patterns coordinate without holding fabric swatches or paint samples next to each other?  When designing an outdoor living space, the same factors come into play. 

You will love Picmonkey.com. Just upload your images to the collage templates or use their sample photos to create your own collage builderI wanted to design an inviting, fun outdoor space that coordinated with my patio room. I chose Adirondack seating and natural finishes to give the space an Americana style. For great tips on landscape and outdoor design projects visit outdoors.org.

With a landscape collage builder, you can flip and rotate items for the exact configuration of your desires. The collage above mixes and matches indoor and outdoor items perfect for the avid gardener or outdoor entertainer. When you're ready to get serious, you can sketch your design on graph paper. Did you know you can even buy landscape drawing templates like the pros use?






Just imagine the playhouse's window box filled with cascading flowers with your little one peeking out the window, the bookshelf covered in cute planters full of herbs and edible flowers, and you lounging on the oversize chaise after a beautiful summer morning spent gardening. Now, if you're space is overrun with trees, you may need to call a tree service so that you can start designing with a clear palette. In California, Tree and garden experts Roseville can help prep your backyard space.


Be sure to store unsightly gardening equipment in stackable baskets or wooden crates. No need to hide your watering source or red wheelbarrow. They give the space a sense of purpose and a punch of color. Above, the green frog on the pillow and wall hanging help define the space as an outdoor refuge. Are your creative juices flowing?


Ready to design your own space? Check out these outdoor gardening design templates and start experimenting today. 



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How to Decorate Kid's Room with Rubber Stamps

Whimsical Kids' Room Decor with Rubber Stamp as the Tool


How to decorate kid's room with rubber stamps: Purchase some cute rubber stamps, your favorite color of ink, and stamp a border around your kid's room. Color it in with crayons for a whimsical flare or use permanent markers. If you want the crayons to last, you can cover with a strip of clear contact paper or spray with a clear sealant. We're sharing our kids bathroom decor ideaEnjoy!

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Whimsical Rooms: How to decorate kids room with rubber stamps and crayons



The Rubber Stamps make an artsy outline to color with crayons or paint to decorate as a border for a whimsical kid's room.

Whimsical Decor: How to Decorate Kid's Room with Rubber Stamps.



Velcro is attached to the wall and to the back of the book, glue ribbon to flaps and tie closed for wall art, and then you can pull the book off the wall to read.


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A lone valance in my favorite color periwinkle was the inspiration. Hang a curtain rod over the toilet and add a fun kids curtain for a splash of color. We have high ceilings, so we hung fabric flowers from the ceiling and let them dangle at 7 feet.  

What's your whimsy? Tell us you two cents and share your ideas in the comments.



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