When a room needs a subtle punch of personality but not too much color and is screaming for something soft, natural and earthy but nothing too bold, you might look in the direction of a classic floor covering trend popular again: natural rug materials with geometric patterns in neutral tones — a look that works with many different home styles. Here are eight current favorites we're loving.
Dragging furniture from one home to the next is pretty standard practice. And as your most-used furniture finds its new home in your living room, dining room and bedroom, have you ever noticed there's sometimes perfectly-good-so-why-get-rid-of-it "leftover" furniture that you always struggle to find a place for?
Is there anything more delightful than coming across a piece of furniture with good bones and a "free" sign? It's not everyday that a simple DIY project sparks career inspiration, but this free chair Rachael stumbled on and brought home to fix up did. Though simple, it's a sweet little makeover, and proof even the most unloved of furniture pieces can look nice with a little cleaning up.
The competition is heating up. Only eight contenders remain. Only four will advance. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: to pick which of these cuddly critters will move on to the next round of Pet Madness. The choices are tough — just look at those little faces! — but we know you're up for it.
If you aren't allowed to paint your walls or you simply don't want to commit, and if the though of hanging even removable wallpaper gives you hives, we should be friends. Also, you should consider brightening up your standard-issue walls with a lovely wall hanging. A few tiny tacks is all it takes..
As a follow up to my last post with lots of inspiration for how to use decals, removable wallpaper, washi tape, and contact paper, I've created a shopping guide so you can have some fun making it happen in your own space.
Whether you're a renter, a non-committal type of person, or have growing kids that like to change their minds often, there are plenty of reasons to explore the option of temporary wall decor. It can also be very affordable, depending on which route you go and how creative you get. Here are ten examples of how you can use decals, removable wallpaper, washi tape, or contact paper in your space.
I moved five times in the past nine years: for college (twice), graduate school, and also for work. I once even moved out of a place I loved because my landlord needed to move back in. Among other things, all this moving has taught me that no two homes' windows are alike, and a new space (or the urge to freshen a current one) can mean a costly adventure in window treatment world. (It's putting it mildly to say I was sticker shocked when I discovered the price of 118" drapes.) With a little DIY spirit, and a free weekend, there are tons of ways to create your own, cost-effective window treatments. Here are ten tutorials to get you started!
We fill our rooms with furniture, throw pillows, blankets, books, art, light fixtures, hardware, and miscellaneous decorative objects. That's a whole lot of look, but the perfect rug can bring it all together...