Weekend Makeovers

A few simple changes can yield big results. Our room-by-room guide features done-in-a-day makeovers you can easily tackle in a weekend.

10 Ways to Pretty Up Your Porch

Our motto: Never waste a view. Here's how to create a dreamy porch that's all about taking in the scenery and feeling the breeze

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10 Ways to Pretty Up Your Porch: Plants
Photographer: David Hillegas

Go Green

No need to keep plants confined to the yard—use a stylish weatherproof planter filled with colorful flora to bring some life to your porch. Choose pre-potted perennials for an instant pop with staying power.

Buy it: Willow Rectangular Planter (plants not included), $40; jaysonhome.com.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.