Heather Bien

Heather Bien is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer whose work has appeared on MyDomaine, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, HelloGiggles, and more. You'll often find her making pitstops for roadside antique shops, drooling over original hardwood floors, or perfecting her latte recipe.
The One Upgrade I’ll Never Make in My Bathroom (Seriously, Never!)
It will totally ruin the look of your bathroom.
Jun 20, 2024
I Tried “Maslow’s Method” for Hosting, and It Saved Me So Much Stress
Here’s how to throw the perfect party, every time.
Jun 14, 2024
These Are the 10 Cheapest Countries to Move to in 2024
Real Estate
Thinking of moving? Start here.
May 9, 2024
14 Fun Ideas for Summer Parties That’ll Inspire New Core Memories
Whether you’re hosting inside or out.
May 8, 2024
24 Fun Backyard Games to Play This Summer (Beyond Just Cornhole)
When was the last time you played capture the flag?
May 6, 2024
20 Fun Rainy Day Games to Play When the Weather Sucks
These will brighten up the dreariest of days.
Apr 28, 2024
7 Common Weeds That Are Absolutely Killing Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Real Estate
Learn how to spot them and ride your yard of them forever.
Apr 26, 2024
12 Things Everyone Should Have Somewhere in Their Bedroom
A glowy lamp is a non-negotiable.
Apr 25, 2024
40 (Mostly) Free Things to Do When You Want to Get Offline
From catnapping to coloring, here’s how to have fun without WiFi.
Apr 20, 2024
15 Home Renovation Shows So Good You’ll Binge-Watch Them in a Week
Here’s what to stream the next time you’re in need of some home inspo.
Apr 10, 2024
The Paint Color That Makes Your Home Look Instantly Dated
Real Estate
Avoid these hues if you’re hoping to entice new buyers or renters.
Apr 5, 2024
See How I Transformed My Tiny '90s Bathroom to Feel Way Bigger
I’m actually excited to get up and get ready every day in my new space.
Apr 4, 2024
One Thing to Do Right After Getting Laid Off That'll Have a Big Payoff Later
You can do it from your couch in just a few minutes.
Apr 4, 2024
4 Kitchen Items Chefs Always Buy Thrifted (And One Thing They Never Do)
Here’s how to refresh your cabinets on a budget.
Apr 2, 2024
25 Fun (and Even Free!) Spring Activities to Put on Your Warm Weather Bucket List
Here’s what to do the next time you don’t know what to do on a nice day.
Mar 14, 2024
I Tried This Hack to Find My “Color Season” for Free — The Results Surprised Me
A color analysis can cost $100 to $500, so I wanted to see if this $0 trick would work.
Mar 12, 2024
See How I Created a Champagne-Level Dining Room on a Seltzer Budget
Projects & Improvements
Some DIY tricks helped me pull it off.
Feb 28, 2024
The One Bad Bathroom Habit You Might Have
It’s lurking on your vanity.
Feb 28, 2024
The Trick to Changing Your iPhone Name Anytime You Want
And why you may want to.
Feb 25, 2024
5 Ways to Digitize All of Those Beloved Old Photo Albums
Or shoeboxes filled with old photos, if you’re me.
Feb 22, 2024
Buying This One Controversial Thing Thrifted Saves Me So Much Money
I always look for it when secondhand shopping.
Feb 20, 2024
27 of the Best Places to Shop for Furniture Online (for Every Style & Budget)
From funky side tables to classic four-poster beds.
Feb 19, 2024
I Sent a Hygge Expert Photos of My Bedroom — Here’s How She'd Make It Cozier
These are the seven things she said to change.
Feb 18, 2024
We Gave a Home Stager $100 at Anthropologie — Here Are the MCM Items She Bought
Real Estate
A pop of color can go a long way.
Feb 15, 2024
The "Petite" French Habit That Is Making My WFH Days So Much Sweeter
It’s a late-afternoon little luxury.
Feb 15, 2024
See How a Stager Used Paint to Transform a Dark, Dated Living Room
Tired white walls, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a popcorn ceiling just disappear with this bohemian update.
Feb 8, 2024
My “Oxygen Mask” Method Is My Secret to Happier Renovations
Projects & Improvements
It’s controversial, but let me convince you.
Feb 7, 2024
How to Tell if an HOA Is Right For You (and What to Know Before You Join)
Real Estate
A breakdown of the pros, cons and tradeoffs.
Jan 30, 2024
Yes, You Do Have to Forward Your Mail — Here’s How
Moving? Don’t skip this step.
Jan 26, 2024
14 Homes That Prove a Room Doesn't Need a Rug to Feel Complete
These rooms are so stylish, so clearly finished, and, yes, 100 percent devoid of rugs.
Jan 20, 2024
I Sent a Hygge Expert Photos of My Drafty Living Room
Here’s everything she said to do to make it cozier.
Jan 18, 2024
See How a Stager Took This Builder Grade Living Room from Cold to Cozy
The fireplace never looked more inviting.
Jan 17, 2024
This Is How Many Credit Cards You Should Actually Have
According to finance experts.
Jan 16, 2024
12 Work-from-Home Jobs You Can Apply to Today (and Skip the Commute)
With average salaries ranging from $25k to $117k.
Jan 11, 2024
My Daring Bedroom Makeover Embraces 2 Design “Hot Takes”
Projects & Improvements
I went bold with wallpaper — and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Jan 8, 2024
I’m Calling It: This Is Going to Be the Hottest DIY Material of 2024
Projects & Improvements
You’ll want to use it everywhere.
Jan 6, 2024