Dressing up the Bathroom Decor in the Abode

Read Carol’s InfoBarrel article for ideas about decorating the bathroomgemteck1-via-flickrDecorating the bathroom can create fresh newness and add a beautiful touch. The simplest things to do to add some newness are changing towels, window treatments, and shower curtains. Be creative with paint and creating new décor out of old furnishings. You can easily coordinate while staying on a budget.

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How to Decorate the Bare Walls in the Abode

Read Carol’s Hubpages article to learn great ideas for decorating your walls

design-folly-flickrEverything works but the room still looks empty. It is time to perk up the bare walls to complete your décor.

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Decorating to Hide Unsightly Doors: Create a Hidden Door

Read Carol’s Huffington Post article about cool decorating ideas to hide ugly doors


A door hidden within the furnishings creates a beautiful decor as well as a secret passage way. Ever dream of having a covert passage to a hidden room where no one can find you? By melding the ugly door in the center of the room into the decor one can have access to another room or closet that has been creatively hidden away.

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Creating a NYC Home Office in Your Big Apple Abode

Read Carol’s Coldwell Banker article for home office decor ideas

372765Challenges abound when you have a small space or small rooms, and where to place your office furniture? It is important to think outside of the box sometimes and get creative with unique decor and furnishings in order to create a comfortable place to live and work in.

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Solar Energy as Décor Option to Power Up Abode

Read Carol’s Medium article for wonderful solar decor tips

the-shade-storeMost think of ugly panels topping a home but solar power can now be seamlessly blended with an abodes appearance in a decorative touch removing the industrialized appearance aspect from affecting one’s choice to go solar.

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Beautiful Holiday Décor Inspired by Real-Life Victorian Gingerbread

Read my Huffington Post article to inspire your holiday decorating

ginadapooh-via-flikrWith the chill in the air comes the excitement of decorating the abode to welcome guests for holiday cheer. Picture postcards and classic holiday movies showcase snow covered streets and Victorian houses dressed in their holiday finest.

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NYC Home Decorating Tips for Optimal Use of the Big Apple Abode

Read Carol’s Coldwell Banker article to learn how to decorate optimizing spaceModern green bedroomNYC home decorating can often be challenging when you are paying top dollar and every square foot counts as needed living space. But, with creativity and sleight of hand, like magic, you can have room to relax and a place to store away necessities.

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Nursery Decor in New York City Style

Read Carol’s Coldwell Banker article for tips on decorating the nursery

Pink Baby RoomArranging the nursery decor is an exciting time as you decorate the room to welcome the newest member of your family.

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Tasteful Fireplace Alternatives for the NYC Abode

Read Carol’s Coldwell Banker article to see how you can have a fireplace even in a rental

Modern Living room with white couch and fireplaceOften having a home in the Big Apple means trading elements of suburban living, such as a cozy fireplace, for the excitement of the city of lights. With these fireplace alternatives, those living in the city can enjoy some decor radiance.

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DIY Floral Pumpkin Halloween Decor To Adorn The Abode

The season of fall is here in full bloom of mums waiting to add lovely color to the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays of the season. Beautiful mums look lovely sitting in their pots on porches and door steps as well as inside as centerpieces on tables. They will add the wonderful colors of fall adorning the fireplace hearth as well. These flowers are also perfect to use in a fun project crafting lovely pumpkin decor ready to dress up the decor in celebration of the jovial fall holidays.capture

Floral Pumpkin DIY Decor

For this Halloween have fun incorporating seasonal flowers into holiday décor by creating a floral pumpkin. Floral pumpkins are a stylish and spooky way to dress up the abode for Halloween. Make this into a fun family activity. When guests see your creations they will be dying to know how you made them.

Simply follow an easy tutorial in order to create your own beautiful floral pumpkin decor. With just some few easily acquired materials one can craft a create pumpkin designed from fresh mums to adorn the abode in celebration of the fall season and holiday entertainment.


  • Small, medium or large floral Oasis brand spheres (can be purchased at your local craft store)
  • Clippers or scissors
  • Tub of cool water
  • Brown paper bag
  • Sewing pins
  • 1 bunch Burgundy Mums, opened
  • 1 bunch of Rust Mums, opened
  • 1 bunch of Yellow Mums, opened


  1. Take the Oasis spheres specifically made for floral designing and soak the green floral spheres in cool water for 15 to 20 minutes.

    Photo by annamichellelovesweddings
    Photo by annamichellelovesweddings
  2. The lovely mums should be open, no closed buds, to make the most beautiful statement. Snip off the blooms leaving half an inch of stem.flikr
  3. Pumpkins can be formed using one color or blending the colorful mums. Plunge the stem into the sphere and work your way around the ball until it the sphere is completely covered.

    Photo by jennifersmentionables
    Photo by jennifersmentionables
  4. Once the floral sphere is finished it is time to create a Pumpkin stem. Take a bit of a common brown paper bag and twist into a tight cylinder working one end quite tightly. Simply pin the “stem” to the top so that the pins are hidden beneath flowers.stem
  5. Now it is time to display the lovely creations for everyone to ooh and aah. Place your “pumpkins” on a dish or decorative platter. The flower pumpkins should stay looking fresh for three to four days.southern-living-helen

Take pleasure in the fun creating and enjoying the seasonal beauty and amusement. Have the family join in crafting the beautiful floral decor or make it an evening of pleasurable crafting with friends adding some wine and cheese. Dress up tables, chests and hearths with the homemade floral embellished mum pumpkins.

Enjoy the fun of decorating for the Fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Take a sip of some apple cider and never be afraid to dance!