I don't know about you, but my kids' bedrooms always seem to get overtaken by new toys, clothes, and books after the holidays are over. And if your house is anything like mine (read: tiny), you're probably fresh out of nooks and crannies to stash them in. Luckily, there are some really creative people out there who have found innovative ways to organize their nurseries and kids' rooms on a budget. Here are 15 of my favorite ideas from our archives:
Black and white is the most dynamic color combo out there... and it looks especially striking in the kitchen. Whether your style is super-modern or you're drawn to more traditional kitchens, you'll find something to love in this collection of 12 beautiful black & white kitchens.
If you're looking for interesting, off-the-beaten-path design ideas for your modern kitchen, look no further than this streamlined modern kitchen from Dutch designers Lodder Keukens. Here are five ideas worth stealing for your own space.
Here's an unusual arrangement I'm spotting more and more lately: a bathtub... in the bedroom? As strange as it may seem, master bedrooms and bathrooms are starting to merge, with very interesting results.
My daughter's room is heavily influenced by Scandinavian design, vintage finds, and a bit of whimsy. It's designed to clean up fast and look playful and fun even after a full day of play where all the toys are scattered across the room. The room has a few fun DIYs and a lot of IKEA.
Project by: Brittany and Justin Location: Springfield, Missouri
The TV room in our 1930 bungalow is the room in the house that gets the least amount of natural light, so we wanted to create a bright space with a colorful touches to hang out in the with our three chihuahuas.
This summer, my husband and I embarked on our first renovation project — a 1950's terraced house with what we like to call "potential." It has been a long, hard slog with a tight budget but we are beginning to see progress. You may have seen the results of our efforts in the living room here recently.
In the kitchen, the long-term plan is to extend the room to make a big bright kitchen diner with glass doors out onto the garden and a little bit more room to swing a cat. Hopefully we’ll find the funds and energy to crack on with that over the next couple of years, so for now we just wanted to pimp up the existing kitchen space (I secretly love the original 50s units anyway) to make it usable and more cheerful in the meantime.
My husband and I moved into our little house in Des Moines (in a historic area called Beaverdale, full of houses from the '30s) in July, and were very excited to start bringing some personality into the place! We liked the olive green walls of the living room and dining room, but realized shortly after hanging stuff up that we needed more color in the space.