I've learned many things about parenting from fellow parents: from heart-to-hearts with close friends to one-off, casual conversations at the playground. No one has all the answers, but I'm glad to have been on the receiving end of some great advice. So it only makes sense that parents would have tried-and-true design and decorating information to pass on when it comes to putting a baby or child's room together. Here are ten smart and sage nuggets of advice straight from the mouths of parents who have shared their child's room with us.
Gold has become the accent color of choice lately and slowly and surely it is creeping its way into kids rooms. But how exactly does one decorate with gold without going overboard? Or end up with something that looks too grown up? Here are five simple guidelines to help even the most design-challenged of parents come up with something that looks contemporary, and classy, and cute.
Anybody else need a little pick-me-up from this cold and dull winter we've been having? I know my apartment is feeling the chill; I haven't done anything all season to show it some love. I think it's time to pick up some fresh flowers, re-paint a wall, and find some new furnishings to get ready for spring.
You don't often hear about DIY renovation projects that are quick, low-effort, and involve little drama. Emily over at Go Haus Go just posted the final photos of her bathroom redo, which was — believe it or not — all of those things.
It does not take much more than some flowers and tape to transform a bare wall into something simple and pretty. Whether you decide to use dried foliage that you have been collecting or fresh flowers for a dinner party or photo background, just grab some tape and start arranging.
While there are plenty of guidelines about where and how to place your artwork, sometimes breaking the rules and hanging it in unexpected places has great results. Check below the jump for some great examples.
Kimberly of Swoonworthy and her partner Wayne did a great job renovating their old kitchen, but Kimberly wasn’t entirely happy with the results. She is a girl who requires more drama from her interiors. A couple of simple DIY projects later, she’s added some glitz and glamor to this space.
I'm decorating a going-away party for a coworker who's an avid gardener. Flowers are on the brain for both that reason, and another one I think most people in the Northern Hemisphere would agree on—I'm really ready for spring.
As a renter with very little disposable income, I solved all of my lighting issues with string lights. Gloomy corner? Impenetrable back-of-the-closet? Blinding bathroom light first thing in the morning? Insufficient kitchen lights? The fear of falling asleep with candles still lit? The answer is always "more sparkly lights".