How the World Does Laundry
No matter where you live, laundry is probably a big part of your routine. In fact, according to a new study by Nielsen, globally 67 percent of people said they do laundry at least twice per week, and another 31 percent said they do laundry every day. But despite similarities in how often people around the world clean their clothes, there are some differences in how they do their laundry (if they even do it themselves at all).
Jun 9, 2017
5 Tiny Homes Under $80,000 That Will Totally Make You Want to Downsize
Have you ever dreamed of what it’s like to live in a tiny home? I hadn’t before, because living in a cramped Brooklyn apartment feels challenging enough. But, after combing through listings to see what the tiny house market is like, I feel like I get the tiny homes thing now. These houses are the cutest, plus they seem totally functional in terms of space and storage, and they’re way more affordable than a regular home.
Jun 9, 2017
A Pretty in Pink Freshman Year Dorm Room
Name: Cara, her roommate, 2 suite-mates and 9 plants Location: Baltimore, Maryland The basics: 8 months, rented | 286 square feet At first glance, you would have a hard time sussing out the fact that Cara’s room is actually in a dorm. The bright colors and cute accents are a far cry from the white cinderblock and bunk beds most often associated with freshman year. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: This is my freshman-year dorm room.
Jun 9, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Plush and Stylish Vintage Rugs
Every design element needs it’s counterpart: for every shiny hardwood floor, your toes are probably also craving comfort from the right rug. Aside from the obvious underfoot plushness, rugs are essential for bringing fresh texture into a room, and a nice burst of color or pattern that you might not want on your walls. There are a ton of beautiful vintage rugs on the Marketplace, but these three stood out for being great deals (and yes, a well-deserved #treatyourself moment).
Jun 9, 2017
These Are the Best Home Finds at Costco (Membership Not Required!)
From Apartment Therapy → The Best Home Finds at Costco (Membership Not Required!
Jun 9, 2017
The Prettiest Patios on the Internet (And How to Get the Look)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From Kitchn → The Prettiest Patios on the Internet & How to Get the Look null
Jun 9, 2017
IKEA’s Newest Fashion Designer Collaborations Might Be Its Edgiest Yet
More news coming out of Älmhult from IKEA’s annual Democratic Design Day has us excited for the future of fashion meets furniture. The Swedish retailer announced its latest collaborations with fashion designers and we have some sneak peeks at the upcoming collections. First up is the OMEDELBAR collection from Swedish fashion activist and stylist Bea Åkerlund.
Jun 9, 2017
Before & After: A Striking, Hand-Drawn DIY Wall is the Star of a Guest Bedroom Makeover
Nancy’s second bedroom was in need of a little oomph, and oomph it received! With a hand-drawn wall treatment, colors and patterns and incredible furniture finds, the space went full force glam. From Nancy: Before, we used our small second bedroom for storage and to hold our treadmill. It was a complete waste of space, and in NYC that is completely unheard of. It’s a pretty narrow room, but it has good bones with its pre-war moldings and original hardwood floors.
Jun 9, 2017
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3 Easy Ways to Create Your Happy Place at Home
Every home should have a happy place. Whether it’s your reading nook, a meditation room, or a little creativity hub, you deserve a spot that’s devoted to keeping you healthy and joyful in your own home. Even if you’re renting, it’s possible to create a happy place that can move along with you and that makes your rental really feel like the home you want.
Jun 9, 2017
The Smartest Way to Buy Succulents as Party Favors
(Image credit: Christine Han) From Kitchn → The Smartest Way to Give Succulents as Party Favors null
Jun 9, 2017
How to Dominate Dark Colors Like a Londoner
Londoners aren’t the only people in the world who often use dark, dramatic colors in their home, but they are world-class masters at it. Shadowy shades create a snug, intimate atmosphere in these London homes. But though dark and moody, these homes are anything but gloomy. These Londoners know the secrets to using dark colors successfully — tips that will help you master the mood in your home. All-white kitchens are a common sight. Understandably — white lightens and brightens.
Jun 9, 2017
The Top 5 Cities Where Millennials Are Moving Now
From Apartment Therapy → Is Richmond the New Austin?
Jun 9, 2017