Casey Watkins

Staff Writer
Casey is a freelance writer, wife, cat owner, houseplant collector and coffee drinker. She loves browsing Pinterest for new recipes and decorating ideas, and rearranging her many gallery walls. If you have a decorating problem, she'll probably direct you to IKEA to fix it.
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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on November 26, 2020

19 Reasons Tray Ceilings Are Meant For You

Do you feel like you’re living in a box? Many homes can feel too squarish with their straight walls, straight floors and straight ceilings. You can paint and carpet all you like, but you’ll still have a flat surface above your head. Lucky for you, there is a simple way to fix the whole view....

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on November 20, 2020

Everything You Need To Know About Ranch Homes

When you hear the word “Ranch” it’s common to think of a salad dressing or a farm full of roaming cows and cowboys. However even though we’re discussing the ranch house style, all three evoke feelings of home and familiarity. Many people grew up in a ranch home and the thought brings warm memories about...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on November 19, 2020

Go Beyond Lights With These 18 Christmas Yard Decorations

Every neighborhood has one. The house that goes totally bonkers with Christmas lights. They’re the ones that blow up those giant yard snow globes and make you put up your blackout curtains for Christmas. But you don’t have to go gaudy to decorate your yard for the holidays. There are options to extend your Christmas...

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Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on November 18, 2020

25 Christmas Window Decorations for Every Home

Christmas is just that time of year when no one minds if you completely deck out your home head to foot, corner to corner. In fact, it brings up some interesting decorating tips and ideas for places that you might not have thought to decorate. For example, windows. They are pretty normal, curtain clad for...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on November 17, 2020

30 Cheap Christmas Decorations You Can DIY

Christmas time is such a joyful time of year. But with all the gift-giving, it can leave our bank accounts a little lacking which means cutting back on other luxuries. Namely, decorating. Maybe you had your eye on a particular new holiday decor addition and you’re feeling a little disappointed that it’s just not in...

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Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on November 4, 2020

What You Need To Know About Victorian Style Homes

As you drive around the historic neighborhoods of American cities and towns, you’ll see a lot of old houses. Big windows peer out at you, some with curtains and some without. Large trees will shade the front yard, kept and overgrown flowerbeds alike. There might be a young family drawing with chalk along the sidewalk...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on November 3, 2020

52 Ways to Style Your Covered Porch

Covered porches are a luxury for several reasons. One, if you have a covered porch, you likely live on a piece of land because a porch needs the space to accommodate it. Two, if you have a covered porch, you likely have even a small corner for a chair, perfect for morning coffee and evening...

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