Cyndy Aldred Cyndy Aldred is a freelance writer specializing in home interiors, home improvement, and paint colors. She is a current writer for Better Homes & Gardens and maintains her personal blog The Creativity Exchange, where she shares home interior trends, color inspiration, and design tips. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.