Rental bathrooms are often small, a fact that can make storage options tricky, especially when coupled with landlord restrictions. Here are twelve options, large and small, that make the most of vertical space, narrow floor space, and visual space.
Here's an easy project to decorate the walls with your collection of photos for under $20. Print out those Instagrasms or Flickr photos as 3 1/2" x 4" images and use a Polaroid photo template for the full effect...
For years IKEA's EXPEDIT has been a ubiquitous storage solution for homes everywhere. But recently the Swedish furnishing giant's VITTSJÖ has been showing up more and more on my design radar. It doesn't scream IKEA, and you'd never guess the system starts as low as $40. The black metal and glass shelving system has a nice industrial quality on its own, but it seems to really shine when it's given a bright coat of paint. Here are five really great examples of VITTSJÖ's potential.
I'm about the introduce a new design term to the world. Are you ready? Meta Decor. Or, in one word, Metadeco. For a visual definition, check out all these houses in rooms in houses. Because kids nowadays are so much smarter than we were at their age.
Plate racks, shelves and ledges come in different shapes and sizes. Whether they're made of wood or wire, they display and organize plates beautifully. Depending on the style of the construction, they can also add an architectural element to your space.
Metal contact paper or shelf liners are fantastic for completely transforming furniture and even appliances. It's also very practical when you need a wipeable surface like a backsplash for the stove or a tabletop free of crayon marks.
A place for everything and everything in its place. Your mantra, or your aspiration? Either way, I love each and every one of these storage options for kids' rooms. The light warm wood with icy spots of color on each is lovely, but not too serious. (The silly faces on those storage boxes don't hurt either.)
Everyone has no doubt seen the IKEA monkey this past week — a Rhesus Macaque monkey that got his identifiable title by simply choosing to wander around an IKEA parking lot with his favorite shearling coat. He caused such a ruckus I don't even think he made it inside the store to do his Christmas shopping. Given his obvious sense of style and eye for design, some of the items on this inspiration board were no doubt on his shopping list.
These amazing, functional Donkey Kong shelves are absolutely killing me with nostalgia. As a lifelong gamer I've never been one to shy away from geeky décor, but I don't think I know a single person who could look at these and not say, "Cool!" before their inner grown-up arrived to talk them down.