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Choosing the right paint color for a room definitely isn’t easy, but it’s only half the battle! The rest of the decorating decisions come down to one major detail: the color palette. This decision will affect just about everything else in a room, from the floors to the ceiling.
It’s a big decision, but there’s no need to be overwhelmed! Here are some quick tips to help you choose the right color scheme for any reason:
Pick Your Palette: 5 Tips for Choosing a Color Scheme

Sure, dryer sheets are super useful when you have stinky socks, but what about the rest of the house? Put those puppies to work doing these four chores:

2x4: Dryer Sheets: Not Just for Laundry Rooms

You probably have more free time than you realize. It just comes in really small doses. 
Yes, your day is filled with a hundred tasks – work, appointments, grocery shopping and (sometimes) the gym. The list goes on. But between all of that rigmarole there are actually bite-sized pieces of “downtime.”
Take advantage of this time! 
Be Productive at Home: 7 Uses for Downtime

Between the heart-shaped candy, cookies, Hallmark cards, and whatever else you can possibly think of, it doesn’t take much for this default Valentine’s Day symbol to get old. Fast. But, that doesn’t mean you should completely skip the decorations! Go rogue this Valentine’s Day and be heartless with your décor – literally. Here are six chic and classy ways to decorate for Valentine’s Day without using hearts:

Be Heartless: Decorate for Valentine’s Day Without Hearts

We love January. Not because the 27th is Chocolate Cake Day (although that’s a great reason, too), but because every January, Pantone announces it’s Color of the Year!

2013 was a great year for all things Emerald. This year, we’re looking forward to bringing Pantone’s Radiant Orchid into our homes! Radiant Orchid by Pantone is designed to be a mix between fuchsia, purple and pink. It’s described as being an “expressive, creative and embracing purple.” So, in other words, perfect for home décor.

Decorate with Radiant Orchid: Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

2x4: 4 Smart Places to Hide Spare Keys

They save your pants from stains and your face from smeared sauces, but your napkin isn’t just functional. Let that square piece of cloth double as your table’s pièce de résistance (read: the best part) this holiday season with one of these napkin rings:

2x4: Four Unique Napkin Ring Ideas

If carving pumpkins sounds like work to you, ditch the knife this year so you can have all of the fun without any of the mess. Here are four ways to impress your neighbors with slice-free pumpkins:

2x4: Four Ways to Decorate Pumpkins Without a Knife

Between planning Halloween costumes and buying candy for trick-or-treaters, it can be tough to squeeze the creation of super crafty Halloween décor into your schedule, too. Don’t be scared of winding up with the least decorated house on the block – we’ve got you covered!
5 Frightfully Fast Halloween Decorations

Have you been around the DIY block a few times? Gotten crafty when it counts? That’s great, but it doesn’t mean you’ve done it all! Here are four functional home items you didn’t know you could DIY: 

2x4: Four Unexpected DIY Projects