By my count, I'm currently on apartment number... you know what, I don't even want to think about it. But I still remember the exhilarating and intimidating feeling of outfitting the very first apartment that was all mine. I got some things right, and some things not so right, and I learned a lot in the process. Here's some of my best advice — dos and don'ts for decorating your very first place.
Living in a little space, without a dedicated entryway (or even a coat closet) doesn't have to mean having purses and keys and boots and coats strewn all over the place. Here's a little inspiration from small-space entryways, ways to make the space right next to your front door into a little workhorse that will keep the rest of your home pleasantly decluttered.
Do you feel that something isn't quite right in your room? It might just be that you're missing something. Sure, you have all the right elements but if you're facing these home dilemmas, add these specific fixes to get your decor back on track.
Yes, hooks in the bathroom are a nice thing for things like towels and bathrobes. But that's just the tip of the organizing iceberg. For such wee little things, they are a quick and powerful storage solution with endless possibilities. Install a bunch around the house in unconventional places, and watch your home's functionality grow exponentially.
Don't knock it 'til you try it, the saying goes, and in this case it applies. While some of the things I'm suggesting might sound a bit nutty (and too meticulous) they're tricks that work, and hey, isn't that really the bottom line?
Though there are many things we can do to cool off during hot summer days, nights can be tricky because, well, we're asleep and can't do much! But sweaty, insomniac nights of tossing, turning, and throwing off damp sheets with an angry flourish are so frustrating- and the days that follow can be pretty bad themselves. Here are a few ways to make those hot summer nights a bit cooler.
If you're at home, walk into your living room (those at work or away, close your eyes and visualize your living room). What do you see? A calming space that nurtures your design soul? Or a kind of cluttered room that's stressing you out a bit right now? Consider eliminating these six things from your living room today; you just might feel an instant design relief of your main living space.
Mixing together every color you can imagine (and maybe some you can't imagine) is not for the faint of heart. But in this post, we're taking a look at some of the boldest, baddest, most colorful living rooms around — and extracting a few decorating lessons you can take home for your own space.