Do It Yourself Stunning Side Tables

We all need a place to set our mugs of cocoa or our icy glasses of lemonade when sitting around our living spaces, and side tables are a great bet for using up as little floor space as possible. If you have shopped for side tables recently, you may have noticed that they aren't a lot less expensive than a large coffee table, despite being less than half the size! Our solution? Do it yourself … [Read more...]

Sleek and Stylish DIY Coffee Tables

Some of the most popular projects on DYSS are the DIY furniture projects... there is no better way to get exactly what you want, at a lower price and higher quality, than to make it yourself. These sleek and stylish DIY coffee table projects would look awesome in any home, and you can't find them in any store either, so you know they are one of a kind. Who doesn't want a unique element in every … [Read more...]

How to Arrange a Coffee Table – 4 Steps

One of the most often asked questions of designers is "how do I arrange my decor?" When is comes to your coffee table, creating a pleasing arrangement seems like an important task...after all, it is the most on display piece of furniture in the room.  Here is a foolproof formula to arranging a coffee table, and inspiring photos to help you get it right. Our featured photo, above, is from The Every … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Valentine’s Day is a special day in my household, and I try to share the feeling of love and romance with all my family! One of the best ways to do that is to set a wonderful Valentine's Day tablescape, and spend time enjoying good food and drink with your loved ones. (Include your kids in dinner, and save a special after dinner and dessert for romance!) Here are some great ideas for setting the … [Read more...]

DIY Table Runner Projects

When you have a small home, it can be a challenge to add detail and color without overwhelming a room with clutter.  No matter what size your home, tablecloths in our dining areas are becoming passé. They need to be frequently cleaned, they can be a safety hazard with kids and pets, and in the case of a small home, they add just one more "thing" to clutter up the room. That having been said, it's … [Read more...]

Not Your Mother’s Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and I love this holiday because it's a simpler, but just as meaningful holiday as Christmas or other gift giving celebrations. In fact, instead of giving gifts, we reflect on the gifts we have already received, in so many ways. I also enjoy it because it allows me to focus on table decorating, and creating a wonderful space for my family to enjoy what may be the … [Read more...]

DIY Dining Table Projects

One of the most expensive decorative items we buy for our home is furniture. And the sad fact is, even in expensive shops it can be hard to find anything with any measure of personality at all. Creating your own furniture just requires a DIY spirit and a little bit of hard work. (And occasionally, a power tool or two!) And a good place to start is a DIY dining table project! After all, all a table … [Read more...]