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 Furniture | by Casey Watkins, on October 21, 2015

20 Affordable Coffee Tables to Buy or DIY

If you’ve ever had to choose a coffee table for your living room, you know how important a choice it can be. The right coffee table can make or break the rest of your living room styling. It is a focal point after all, no matter what you put on top. Though the sofa does...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on October 19, 2015

15 Haunted Halloween Decor Ideas for Your Front Porch

The question is… why have a front porch if you don’t decorate it for each season? Christmas requires trees and lights. Fourth of July requires a flag. Halloween gives an opportunity for some creative Fall creepiness. And since Halloween yard decor can be expensive, keeping it on the porch will stretch your imagination while helping...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on October 15, 2015

10 Tips to Help You Master Layering Rugs

Rugs are tricky things. You want to be sure that you buy the correct size and the best color, all in a pattern that won’t go out of style next year. Plus, there’s this thing about rug layering. If you’re feeling a little dazed, let me tell you a secret. Layering rugs can be your...

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Posted in Lighting | by Casey Watkins, on October 13, 2015

Get On Trend With These Stunning Geometric Lights

It’s a well known fact that one of the simplest upgrades you can make in your home is replacing your light fixtures. However, such a simple change comes with a not so simple choice. There are thousands of beautiful light fixtures out there so deciding which one belongs above your dining room table can be the...

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Posted in Kids | by Casey Watkins, on October 12, 2015

13 Haunted Halloween Crafts for Kids

While it can be all too easy to decorate your home in Halloween foolery that you made yourself, it might be worth taking a step back and letting your kids help you! Kids that spend the day at home or kids that need something to do on a Saturday can create some pretty fun Halloween...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on October 8, 2015

Collect All The Candy in These DIY Trick or Treat Bags

There seems to be a unspoken contest between children every year at Halloween. Who’s costume is the best? They strut and skip and show off their ghoulish finery… with a plain pillowcase dangling from one hand. It certainly doesn’t help the vision. Your child will love you even more for creating them a unique Halloween...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on October 7, 2015

10 Ideas to Outfit Your Front Porch for Fall

I think Fall is my favorite season to decorate for, especially outdoors. While summer was made for stripes and ferns on the front porch, Fall is made for orange pumpkins and throw pillows. But sometime’s it’s easy to get in a decorating rut so your front porch looks like the rest of the front porches...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on October 5, 2015

14 Fall Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests

During the Autumn season, making your home as cozy as possible is the goal when you have guests. Lighting cinnamon candles, providing plaid throw blankets, sprinkling the table with leaves, it’s all part of the process. But you don’t have to stop at the inside. You can extend the cozy welcome to the front porch...

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