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Discover a New Direction with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart
Change is good. It can take you out of your comfort zone, and show you how far you've come. This month, we challenged the members of our BHG Live Better Influencer Network to make a change in their decor by trying something new, using Better Homes & Gardens products from Walmart. And they really went for it—new styles, new colors, new trends. Some even shared their decor from 10 years ago to show us their style evolution. Speaking of new, we're pleased to welcome several new contributors. Check it out!
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The Ultimate Upgrade
After moving her tween son into a newer, larger bedroom, Carli Alves of Made by Carli decided to make his upgrade even better with a whole new vibe, too. A cool Tie Dye Comforter Set (shown above) set the tone on the bed. On the other side of the room, Carli opted for the open closet look of the Lindon Place Hanging Wardrobe, which she topped off with more organizing assistance in the form of Large Storage Baskets with a navy dip top to tie back to the bedding.
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Lighten Up the Mood
Nina Williams took a nostalgic look back at her daughter's nursery decor and decided a lot has changed in 11 years. So, she lightened things up and treated her tween to a more age-appropriate and airy boho farmhouse style. She layered colors and textures of different pillows on the bed, including a pair of Mongolian Faux Fur Pillows and Textured Velvet Pillows, topped with a Reversible Stripe Pillow. A trio of Water Hyacinth Decorative Trays created a focal point over the headboard.
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Consider Adding Color
When it comes to setting up her bedroom look, Jenna LeBlanc of Jenna Sue Design tends to keep things pretty neutral with earth tones. Our challenge inspired her to try a new color: pink! After making the bed with Diamond Wrinkle-Resistant Sheets, she arranged throw pillows in different tones. Reversible Chenille Pillows are the background for a reversible Oblong Chenille Pillow which is darker pink on one side and lighter pink on the other.
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Experiment With Another Aesthetic
Though the "boho desert vibe" is a little out of her usual range, Lindsay Hines from Whimsy Girl obliged and set up a stylish study spot per her daughter's request for "something that fits my aesthetic." She started with a Bedford Leaning Desk and matching Leaning Bookcase, then went all out accessorizing with a Marble Table Lamp, Ceramic Holder and Farmhouse Covered Jar Set. A Gold and Ivory Storage Bin keeps supplies accessible but hidden, and a Textured Velvet Pillow is ready whenever she needs a cozy study break.
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Inject Some West Coast Wow
In redoing a powder room for a friend, Lauren Shaver of Bless'er House gave decorating in a "casual California" style a try. She made the space light and airy with an earthy color palette and natural materials. She installed a trio of wall shelves and arranged a vignette of Water Hyacinth Baskets for storage, a Fischer Ceramic Planter and a Faux Aloe for a bit of greenery, and a Gold Orb, Reactive Ceramic Jar, and Sandstone Organizer for hip accents.
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Choose a Hue That's New to You
In rethinking a corner of her living room, Jenni Yolo of I Spy DIY selected the Blake Lounge Chair—it comes in two colors, and she found it hard to choose, so she played around with some pillows on each to help her decide. For Blake in black, she picked a Corduroy Throw Pillow in a surprising terra cotta hue. A final touch: a set of two Water Hyacinth Baskets placed next to the chair to store her baby's toys.
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Bring Neutrals Up a Notch
Sarah Wagner of Dreaming of Homemaking broke out of her typically neutral palette by tentatively testing out some color when making over her mudroom. She started with a 5-Cube Storage Organizer as a bench and added Stripe Cube Storage Bins underneath, and added some comfort with a cute Home Pillow and a Reversible Stripe Pillow. On the painted shiplap above she installed Mounted J-Hooks for jackets.
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Something Old, New and Blue
Joanna Hawley of Jojotastic wanted to do something different in her dining area, but she didn't want to completely change up the palette dictated by a navy-colored wall. First she invested in some key items, a suite of black Gerald Dining Chairs with classic lines. She kept things simple on the tabletop, too, with a set of matte gold Arlo Flatware and a 10-Piece Juice Set with charming footed glasses and a matching carafe. The subtle wash of the Brushstroke Dinnerware Set echoes the blue wall beautifully.
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Variations on a Theme
Looking back on her entryway in an earlier home, Chelsea McDonnough of Two Twenty One reflected that she's much better at scale and symmetry now. Her current entryway features a dresser handed down in her family, and she wanted to push herself to try variations of lamp and decor combinations to see what worked best. The version here includes a Tear Drop Lamp along with two sizes of Textured Vases. The Water Hyacinth Tray brings in a little texture, and a Ceramic Flower Diffuser fills the entryway with fragrance.
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Turn Awkward Into Awesome
It took some vision, but KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms completely revitalized an unused and outdated pass-through area in her upstairs hallway and transformed it into a housekeeping station. In the tall, narrow cabinet, she repurposed a Tension Shower Caddy to organize cleaning supplies and a Towel Ring to keep a cleaning towel within easy reach. A convenient Foldable Ironing Board is ready for pressing linens, and extra bath essentials are stored in Metal Collection Covered Jars.
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Overcome Organization Challenges
Melonie Graves of The Mellionaire House admits organization isn't her strongest skillset, but she pushed herself to rethink her home office. She needed something versatile, functional, and stylish for crafts and DIY projects, so she selected a Sewing and Craft Storage Cabinet with adjustable shelves, then customized it by adding a coordinating Sewing and Craft Organizer Hutch with drawer space for extra storage. She changed out the hardware with a glam set of Faceted Crystal Knobs to personalize the hutch.
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