Brittney Smart

Brittney Smart

Staff Writer
Brittney is a wife, a mom of four young children, a writer and editor (B.S. degree in English/Technical Writing), and a lover of interior design. She thrives on finding inexpensive ways to DIY her own home into a stylish yet family-friendly space.
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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on September 27, 2016

Shades of Red: What They Are & How to Use Them in Home Décor

Red is one of the three primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) and, out of all the colors, is one of the most powerful and evocative of emotion. The warm color is energizing, exciting, and intense. It is associated with the passionate, for good and for bad, leadership, and action. Red is somewhat tricky to...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on September 23, 2016

Shades of Brown: Key Basics for Using Brown in Home Décor

Brown. It’s one of those neutrals that may have a knee-jerk reaction of “boring” but in actuality is anything but, when used in the right way. In fact, brown can “induce a feeling of naturalness and comfort to your home”. The spectrum of colors that is involved in the brown color family is actually huge...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on September 20, 2016

Shades of Yellow: All About Using Yellow in Home Décor

Yellow is considered by many people to be the most cheerful of all the hues in the color spectrum. This stereotypically bright, energetic hue is often associated with happiness, optimism, enlightenment, and creativity, according to Indiana Univeristy. Of course, not all associations with yellow are positive (think cowardice, jaundice, and sulfur). In fact, as the...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Brittney Smart, on September 19, 2016

DIY Insect Taxidermy for a Happy and Creepy Halloween

It’s fall, which means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween. Want to freshen up your Halloween holiday décor but finding spare hours hard to come by? This is the perfect DIY project – it’s fast, easy, and inexpensive. This DIY décor is actually pretty versatile; I’m thinking of using it year-round, not just for...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Brittney Smart, on September 14, 2016

How to Stain Wood: A Basic Guide

Wood pieces can enhance a home’s beauty and style so powerfully. The right wood, or wood stain, can make a huge difference in integrating wood into your space seamlessly and beautifully. If you’ve never stained a wood piece before, or if you’ve forgotten how to do it, this article will give you the basics. And...

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Posted in Interiors | by Brittney Smart, on September 13, 2016

The Top 21 Guest Bedroom Ideas for Creating a Perfect Retreat

With the approach of the Fall season often comes the increase in overnight visitors. Late-night football games, family gatherings, and other autumn activities means your guest bedroom might see a significant increase in foot traffic. How do you create a guest bedroom that will be comfortable and inviting for all? Here are 21 simple yet...

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Posted in Living Room | by Brittney Smart, on September 7, 2016

How to Decorate a Living Room: A Top 50 Ideas Guide

The living room is a key space for many homes, simply because it’s a place where multiple people tend to gather and, well, live. The living room may double as a party room, a study room, a music room, a reading room, a visiting room, an eat-in room, or it could be something else altogether....

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