How to Grow a Bee and Monarch Butterfly Garden

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If you’re a homeowner, no doubt gardens and landscaping ideas are on your to-do list this time of year—and there tends to be a lot to do. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a yard that’s gorgeous and low-maintenance? It’s possible! Using a variety of plants that attract pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, you can have a lush, colorful garden, as well as the free time to enjoy it.

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DIY Easter Table: How to Keep Little Ones Entertained

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Remember the kids’ table? You know, the little dining setup segregated from your “adulting” family. Whether it was a small, round dining table http://www.homemakers.com/kitchen-and-dining-tables/ or a pullout card table, almost everyone has experienced this seating arrangement, complete with waterproof tablecloth and paper napkins.

If you’re reading this post, we’re assuming you’ve now graduated to the adult table. Which means at mealtime, you understand the kids that need something more to look forward to than Uncle Phil’s casserole.

To help out, we talked to our senior visual designer, Brandon Roush. He shared tips on fashionable and fun Easter kids’ table decorations, like using a black sharpie to write names on terracotta pots and filling them with crayons for fun placeholders.

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6 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors for your Home

6 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors for your Home

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your home, and there’s a lot riding on this choice.

“There’s so much to be said for room usage, flow and function, but in the end, it’s the color that makes us feel” emotions, says Pam, a design consultant at Homemakers. “The whole idea is to evoke emotion.”

But choosing paint colors can seem like a daunting, if not impossible, task: Anyone who has stood in front of the wall of paint swatches at the home improvement store can attest to that.

We quizzed our design and style experts to come up with six tips for choosing the perfect paint colors. Read on to learn how to narrow the field of color choices and land on a final choice you’ll love.

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How to Declutter Before a Move

How to declutter before a move, from Homemakers Furniture

So you just bought your new house. Congratulations! Now what?

We think your next step is decluttering. Everywhere. As that shudder shoots down your spine, hear us out: It’s the best way to take stock both of what you have and what you may need for your new home. It’ll also help you get organized and get a head start on cleaning your apartment. You want that deposit back, don’t you?

Decluttering before a move may seem like a daunting task, but we’re here for you! We’ve put together some helpful tips on how to declutter and get organized so you’re ready for the big move.

How to Host a Glamorous Oscars Viewing Party

Tips for hosting an Oscars viewing party from Homemakers Furniture

If your favorite season of the year is awards season, then you’re probably well-aware that the Academy Awards are quickly approaching. It’s the perfect excuse to get your friends together for food, fun and entertainment. This year, why not host a glamorous Oscars viewing party in your home? Scroll down to see our 7 tips on transforming your space for a chic Oscars viewing party.