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DIY Fall Garland - Free People Blog

DIY Fall Garland

It may not be holiday season, but there’s no reason we can’t celebrate fall season by decorating our homes with garland. Today we’re talking about making garland from an autumn staple: pinecones. This is a really simple DIY that is best done sitting around a fire (whether outdoors or in), laughing with loved ones. Maybe […]

DIY Painted Feathers
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DIY Painted Feathers

I’ve always loved the idea of painting fake feathers, and with festival season underway it seemed like the perfect time to do it. I originally thought of these purely as decorations but then it occurred to me that they’d be a great finishing touch for a festival outfit. This is a great activity to do […]

DIY Zen Garden - Free People Blog
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DIY Zen Garden

When I first came to Free People, I remember falling in love with the giant zen garden that was in the lobby. It was filled with crochet-covered rocks and tiny little trinkets, and FP girls would draw all different designs in the sand to help calm and relax their minds. Zen gardens are beautiful to […]

DIY Lace Twinkle Lights - Free People Blog

DIY Lace Twinkle Lights

Twinkle lights can bring an immediate sense of warmth and joy to a room like no other. I love to adorn every room with them when it comes times for the holidays — and I’ve been known to drape some here and there even when the onset of winter season is way off in the […]

Simple Decorating For Your End-Of-Summer Party: String Lights - Free People Blog

Simple Decorating For Your End-Of-Summer Party: String Lights

Update: This post originally ran on May 26, 2012, but with the season winding down, we wanted to share some inspiration for decorating your end-of-summer parties with one easy element: string lights. It is absolutely amazing what a string of lights can do. Immediately a so-so space can be transformed into a dreamy, whimsical wonderland. […]

Décor Crush: Vintage Glass Containers & How To Use Them - Free People Blog

Décor Crush: Vintage Glass Containers & How To Use Them

Top image source. Of all the décor crushes I have, vintage glass might just be number one. Every time I enter a thrift store (AKA every few days), the first thing I do is make a beeline to the glass section. I scoop up every single mason jar, milk jug, and carafe as fast as […]

A Pretty Update To Your Bathroom - Free People Blog

A Pretty Update To Your Bathroom

When it comes to décor, I think that no area of the home should go unacknowledged – and that includes your shower. A while back I did a post on creating a desirable shower space, and one of my tips was to transfer all beauty products into beautiful glass bottles to evoke simplicity and steer […]

Decor DIY: Painted Glass Bottles - Free People Blog

Decor DIY: Painted Glass Bottles

I’ve been accumulating a lot of glass bottles lately…I always tend to pick them up at flea markets or if I come across one in a store. I love the way plain glass bottles look, but I decided I wanted to give my apartment a pop of color by coating the inside of some of […]

DIY Paint Can Planters

DIY Paint Can Planters

This guest post comes from contributor FP Naomi. I came up with the idea for these planters after repainting several rooms in my house. Left with a pile of paint cans, I wanted to come up with a second life for them rather than just throw everything away. Pretty quickly, the idea for a planter […]

Small Space Gardening Ideas - Free People Blog

Small Space Gardening Ideas - Free People Blog

Home Décor Inspiration: Decorative Knobs - Free People Blog

Home Décor Inspiration: Decorative Knobs

Last weekend I went out and got beautiful, decorative knobs to replace every single knob in my kitchen. That’s right, all 8 of ‘em. I mean, my kitchen cabinets were fine before… plain white with simple silver knobs. They were cute. But now, they’re gorgeous – the knobs make such a statement! You can’t go […]

3 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall - Free People Blog

3 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Redecorating my home for fall is one of my favorite things to do this time of year – and one of the best ways to make a home feel cozy and lived-in is through smell. Autumn scents of apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spices warm the heart and soul just as much as they warm […]

3 Ways To Use Antique Window Panes

3 Ways To Use Antique Window Panes

Old window panes make beautiful decorations. I love hanging them up on my wall because, even though they don’t actually allow you to see outside, they remind me of peering into or out of a beautiful little cottage surrounded by overgrown gardens. I recently acquired a bunch of antique window panes from a friend who […]

DIY Beach Specimen Shadow Box
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DIY Beach Specimen Shadow Box

Whenever I’m at the beach, I always find myself collecting specimen to take with me. Usually heart-shaped rocks and tiny shells — and sometimes plant life, too. I love the idea of using a shadow box to create a vignette to display in your home, and this summer I couldn’t wait to make one using […]

A Decor Setup Inspired By The Woods