During these cold, gray times, it can be easy to forget that spring is right around the corner. Not only will adding a little green to your home improve your mood right now — it can also serve as a reminder that winter won't last forever. Here's how to do just that.
Find yourself rolling your eyes at your local design store's window display? Not in the mood to go thrift store shopping...again? Did you find yourself — gasp — bored with the latest IKEA catalog? You might be suffering from design burn out, and your home's decor might be showing it, too. How do you get back to loving everything design? Finding your zest for DIY projects? To that special energetic space where you live and breathe paint colors? We've got the tips to finding your creative inspiration again.
Decorating with plates may remind you of grandma's house and, true enough, they work perfectly with a vintage aesthetic, but they are so versatile that you can make them work in any setting. Spice up a whole wall or just a little nook with a bit of color or pattern. Here are 18 examples, in a variety of homes and styles, showing how adaptable plates are as decor.
Sometimes you need your home to wrap you up in a big hug and never let you go. So focus on creating a cozy, comfort-zone corner you can retreat to when life gets frustrating, unpleasant and tough. We've got the elements of the anatomy of an effortlessly cool and comfy nook...and we're giving you the steps to create your own at-home getaway corner!
Creating a statement wall, or even just filling a blank space, does not have to be limited to framed art. From hanging a rug on the wall to stenciling a bold pattern, here are a few of our favorite alternatives.
For anyone who's ever lived in a tiny home or had a home with very small spaces, the obsession with wanting to make a room look and feel bigger than it is can take over your life. Though there are many tricks, none are quite as effective and versatile as the four in this post. Trick your eye and fool your mind into thinking you have more space than you do!
Celine from Aquahaus participated in this past One Room Challenge, and tackled two outdoor outdoor decks on the roof of her Austin home. Here is one of the two, which she calls "Deck A." As you can see, the original space is reminiscent of an army bunker with tons of grey concrete (and even an American flag). After six weeks, it had an entirely new vibe....