One of my all time favorite home DIY project as been our media room. Mike (my husband) and I decided a few months back to transform our guest room into a media room. We love for our home to function for us every day and having two guest bedrooms just did not seem logical for our lifestyle. It was one of the best decisions we have made in our home. This room such a fun space, and perfect for entertaining.

One thing that was crucial to us was ensuring that we maintained the value in our home.  We did not want to make any permanent changes to the space that would prevent us from changing it back to a bedroom if we needed to do so.   You will have to check out my video to see how we created this bar area that is removable.

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It has been several months since we completed the makeover on our living room.  It is the perfect time to share my tips on decorating a living room space.   Mike and I enjoy this space in our home.  Before the makeover, it was bland and uninviting.  Now it is our beautiful, relaxing space.  We love to sit in this room and talk about our DIY adventures with getting the space in order.  So let’s move into my tips.

Have Fun With Doing-It-Yourself

The beautiful thing about being a homeowner is that you can have fun and save money doing projects around your home.   Mike and I we are very adventurous when it comes to trying to projects around the home.  Our thought is that even if we make a mistake, we can always keep at it until we get it right.

The built-in cabinet in the living room is the bottom half of an old china cabinet we purchased off of Craiglist.  Mike added the top portion, and together it is a beautiful focal point in the space.

Another fun DIY that we completed was our coffee table in which we made it out of picture frames.  I made one of these tables several years ago, and it was such a hit with family and friends.  With this space, I knew I wanted to create another table.  It is such a conversation piece and works perfectly in the space.  Be sure to check out my tutorial on how I made this table.

Add Color

I know some of you are surprised with me encouraging you to add color to your space.  Although my home is very neutral, I do incorporate color in minimalist ways.  Some of these ways are by greenery and accessories that are easily interchangeable such as decorative pillows and throws.

Incorporate Entertainment

A living room is a space that you and your family should enjoy.  For some families, this is sitting in the living room watching a great movie.   For others, it may be relaxing with a great book and a nice cuppa.   I purposely do not have a television in our living room.  I want that space to be the place in our home where we engage in enjoyable conversations while listening to our favorite music.

When decorating and organizing your living room space, I encourage you to make it your beautiful, relaxed haven.  We may not all have the same taste in decor, but I would dare to say that many of us do share the same desire to feel relaxed, happy and safe in our home.   Please enjoy my video in which I give you a tour of my living room.  I hope the tips that I shared were helpful to you.

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I am officially obsessed with the fall season!  So many of you who follow me on my Youtube channel “At Home With Nikki” may have seen the very first video that I ever made.   In that video I shared how to make a teacup lamp.  Well recently I made another lamp with a fall inspired theme.  It was so much fun and I just had to share this fall DIY project with you.   I hope you will enjoy the video tutorial.  
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It is that time again!  Time for your weekly home tips.  These are the tips that I have tried this week.  Watch the video below to see how they all worked out.  You just may find something that will help you around your home.   Hope you enjoy! 
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I just love decorating my home for the Fall season.  Decorating on a budget is even better!  Today I wanted to share with you some of my tips for decorating for the Fall season on a budget.  There are so many creative ways to make your home feel festive and beautiful without breaking the bank.  I hope you will enjoy the tips that I share in the video below.  Happy Fall Decorating!
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I was in total FALL mode today!  My husband and I had our home pressure washed today.  The back porch was sparkling!  I figured since the back porch had a great scrub down it was time to put out my Fall decor.  I hope you enjoy the video below where I take you on my journey of updating my back porch for the Fall season.