5 Tips to Create Your Best Bookshelf

Vintage-inspired staging with brass winged pig, old books and windup clock

Bookshelves… Everyone’s got ’em, and they run the gamut from heirloom antique pieces to built-ins to DIY workhorses. Of course, you can stack every shelf with books. But this basic home furnishing component can be a little — or a lot — more than just a warehous for favorite pages. Transform those ledges into your best bookshelf, and a major décor asset.

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That Farmhouse Feeling: Furniture & Decor

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Farmhouse decor isn’t just for the country anymore. This rustic and inviting design style surprises from behind the front doors of city condos, suburban family homes and, of course, places with acreage too. A few choice pieces can give your space a whole lot of farmhouse feeling. Here’s how to begin your rustic home makeover at any price point. It’s as easy as one-two-three.

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5 Tips & Tricks for a Good Night’s Rest

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Sleep Matters

A night of tossing and turning feels rough, but the effects of persistent sleep deprivation go beyond grogginess. Being overtired can increase your risk of developing certain medical conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Sleep-deprived people may overeat, leading to weight gain. And observers can see the effects as clearly as you feel them; a study published in the journal SLEEP® found that fatigued people had more wrinkles, dark eye circles, drooping mouth corners and tense lips.

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