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Best Your Nest


Our homes can be a reflection of who we are, how we're feeling, and what brings us joy. That piece of art--expensive or made in preschool, the blanket that acts as a comfort when life is overwhelming, and the chair that is waiting at the end of the day--all are part of your "nest." For ideas on how to "best your nest," CPL has you covered.


Want to spruce up your joint but are unsure where to start and how? Check out this slideshow from Better Homes & Gardens for 32 ideas and how-to's that you can tackle in a weekend.


Artists large and small can make a decorative garland to add color and texture to a space. Need inspiration for what that garland could look like? Look here for ideas on creating a fun, year-round garland.


Want something to brighten up your walls? String art requires very few materials, can be personalized with the design that speaks most to you, and is an excellent project for beginners. This site will help you with a list of materials and written + visual step-by-step instructions. 


The pandemic has given us ample time inside our homes and really highlighted the areas that could use an organizational...nudge. If you're unsure where to start, how to start, or if you even want to start--these organizational ideas might help you out.


We know vinegar is a workhouse as a cleaner and disinfectant, but what else can do the job? Good Housekeeping has compiled a list of recipes and uses if you are interested in creating homemade cleaning products for your entire home.


In this unique and hip home décor style guide, you will find the inspiration to explore your own sense of style, discover the essence of what makes your home feel good to you, and learn how to mix vintage, modern, and thrift store finds to create the eclectic look you crave on a budget you can afford.

Create the Style You Crave is different from most decorating books. While filled with visual eye candy, it also explores how creatively expressing yourself in your home and gardens helps you create the life you really want to live. No matter your budget or style, you'll be inspired by stories of everyday women with busy lives and limited budgets who have infused personal values, meaning, and style into making their own "sweet spot" homes. Instead of feeling overwhelmed you will feel inspired as you see how other women like you have done it. You will develop your own sense of style by making a mood board and will have access to loads of resources, both online and off, so that you can create an environment that reflects who you are and what you want, so you can draw more of that into your life.

Inspired by nature's colors, textures, and patterns, design icon Erica Tanov uses her passion for textiles to create beautiful, timeless interiors that connect us to the natural world. Design by Nature incorporates simple motifs from nature into the home, with new and imaginative decorating ideas for an organic and bohemian style that mixes and layers rugs, pillows, throws, and drapery, and incorporates unique patterns and fabrics such as shibori, ikat, and jamdani. Practical design and decorating tips enable you to incorporate patterns and motifs from both ordinary and unexpected landscape elements, as well as develop a keener eye for the beauty that surrounds you every day. With nature as inspiration, along with stunning photos from renowned photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo, Design by Nature offers an enduring and intuitive approach to design that transcends fleeting trends.

Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: it's not hard to do--in fact, it's a lot of fun.

From the home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by comes Joanna and Clea's signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system so you don't need another do-over in six months. When you're done, you'll not only know exactly where to find things, but you'll also love the way it looks.

A masterclass and look book in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm. 

Change your room by 1957- Jane Bull

This book offers tons of colorful ideas to make your room your own-all in parent approved style!

A floor, a ceiling, and four boring walls? No more! Get creative, show your room some love, and turn your personal space into your happy place. Show off your style and personality with DIY pizzazz to makeover furniture, create one-of-a-kind decor, and organize your stuff with dozens of projects and ideas to make your room as unique as you are!

Make your room the Fun Zone! Personalize with whimsical monograms, inspirational quotes, DIY wall décor, guest message boards, and even a photo booth selfie station to entertain your squad. Each project will help you define your unique style and transform your personal space into the place to be for friends and fun!


Library Resources

With your Canton Public Library card number, check out this show on Hoopla...

Missouri-based brothers, Taimoor and Rehan, along with their friend and architect Kyle, are traveling the country rewriting the rules of home design by taking on the most unconventional structures and transforming them into luxurious dream homes.




Episode 1: Industrial Storage Tank 
Episode 2: Bison Shed 
Episode 3: School Buses 
Episode 4: Dairy Trucks 
Episode 5: Carnival Trailer 
Episode 6: The Dumpster 
Episode 7: Hunting Cabin Silo 
Episode 8: In-Law Grain Bins 
Episode 9: Horse Trailer 
Episode 10: Semi Trailer 
Episode 11: Chicken Coop 
Episode 12: Round Stone House 
Episode 13: Detached Garage 
Episode 14: Mobile Cottage


Dining room light not working? Tired of wishing that Ring doorbell would install itself? Use the Home Improvement Reference Center to look at more than 130 full-text titles, how-to videos and and user-friendly tips on decorating, woodworking, electrical, plumbing, and remodeling. Users can even browse by category if you're not yet sure what you want to tackle to best your nest.



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Interested in joining us for creating calming crafts? Check out this Zoom program offered in August!



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