Aimee's twin toddlers had done a number on her dining set, but she was hesitant to shell out for something new while they still have an appetite for destruction. Inspired by kitchen counter DIYs, this IKEA table gets a tough new top:
One of our favorite space-saving tricks for a small apartment is the wall-mounted desk. A wall-mounted desk is an easy way to add a work area that takes up a fraction of the space occupied by a traditional floor-bound desk — and it results in a lot less visual clutter, too, a consideration nearly as important as floor space. Some desks even fold into the wall so they take up no space at all. We've rounded up a few of our favorites.
Ick. Even for the most intrepid DIY folks, this old metal cabinet is daunting. It is rusty, peeling, and no doubt has some sharp edges on it somewhere. Along came Graham who saw potential in the project, and set to work transforming it.
You might not think about coffee table heights as the sort of thing that fluctuates throughout the years, but like any design element, the ideal coffee table height not only changes from room style to room style, but also according to what's in vogue in living rooms that are being lived in, in the current moment.
As we read about in this post, you might not need every furniture piece you have in your home. If fact, you might be able to eliminate a larger furniture piece — and free up more space in your home — by simply replacing something with a smaller, sleeker alternative. We have a few ideas.
Design shouldn't dictate your life. If all you really want in the living room is a place to set down a coffee and a laptop while you comfortably remain reclined and unmoved on the sofa, you should have it! Not that you need to settle for the TV tray tables of 90's sitcom yesteryear. The new guard of compact, easily movable sofa tables are as modern and elegant as they are useful.
A table is pretty basic, right? A platform suspended in midair, maybe by means of some legs? Well, the concept is pretty basic — but that doesn't mean tables have to be boring. These seven designers have thought (in some cases really far) outside of the box to bring you tables that will surprise and delight and maybe even keep you amused for hours.
There's no one-size fits all recipe for a room, of course. But if you're stuck trying to get that luxe-y, lived-in look in your dining room on an affordable budget, can we suggest one of our favorite combinations?
Even if your back-to-school days are far behind you, there's a good chance that you find yourself at a desk most days. These 10 desks are beautiful, practical, adaptable, and will do their best to turn paperwork into a glamorous endeavor.