Your Guest Room Checklist

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Here’s to holiday hospitality! Welcome friends and family to your home with help from our Guest Room Checklist.


The holidays are upon us and that means houseguests. Whether it’s cousins, in-laws, kids-home-from-school or your hometown bestie, you want them to feel cozy and comfortable. Our Guest Room Checklist is here to help you organize and accessorize any space to make everyone feel welcome.

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From Halloween Pumpkins to Thanksgiving Turkeys

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Tackle those back-to-back fall holidays with festive ideas, crafty tips and playful ways to help friends and family celebrate. Here’s how to stretch decorating ideas — and dollars, from Halloween pumpkins to Thanksgiving turkeys.


Paint Those Halloween Pumpkins

Carved pumpkins can last only days, so consider decorating Halloween gourds using paint or markers to create ghoulish faces. Better still, use craft glue to attach paper, fabric or dried leaves in rustic, fall-theme or family-focused designs. Then your pumpkins can continue to star in holiday home decorating plans right through Thanksgiving!

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Micro-Staging 101: 5 Ideas to Create Your Best Bookshelf

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Bookshelves

Everyone’s got ’em, and they run the gamut from heirloom antique pieces to built-ins to DIY workhorses. Of course, you can stack every shelf with books. But this basic home furnishing component can be a little — or a lot — more than just a warehous for favorite pages. Transform those ledges into your best bookshelf, and a major décor asset.

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