Karen Marsala

Karen Marsala is an editor, design fanatic, and professional sushi gobbler. She can usually be found speaking nonsensically to her chihuahua, Sadie, or scouring flea markets near and far for vintage jewelry and home decor finds.
11 of the Coziest Living Room Ideas to Steal from IKEA
We all want our living rooms to reflect the very best version of ourselves, but we also want them to be a haven to relax in at the end of the day. These rooms do just that.
Sep 19, 2022
10 Multi-Tasking Bookcase Headboards That’ll Help You Maximize Your Small Space
It's the versatile furniture solution you may be overlooking.
Feb 4, 2021
8 Things That'll Make Your Bedroom Look Better—Without Spending a Lot
You're going to want them all!
Jul 16, 2020
8 of Our Favorite Of-the-Moment Living Room Finds, Starting at Just $29
Here's what to buy with your holiday cash.
Dec 26, 2019
These 8 Festive Finds Prove Seasonal Decor Doesn’t Have To Be Tacky
Because your house shouldn't look like an ugly sweater.
Nov 28, 2019
This Up-and-Coming Trendy Color Works Well in Every Room in the House
Jade is the latest jewel tone taking over the design world. Use it the right way, and your neighbors will be green with envy.
Nov 5, 2019
The Best Bathroom Storage Solutions Money Can Buy for Under $50
An organized bathroom is just a click away.
Oct 28, 2019
7 Gorgeous Area Rugs You Can Buy for Your Living Room Right Now
On your mark, get set, shop!
Aug 15, 2019
These Furniture Pieces Magically Hide Your Bed
Catching some zzz's has never been so practical.
Aug 14, 2019
Yes, You Can Give Your Home a Fun and Personal Touch for Just $10
We can't stop thinking about this hilarious accent from one design enthusiast's house tour.
Aug 12, 2019
Live in a Small Space? You Need to Buy One of These Couches
These well-appointed seats will prove style and size aren't mutually exclusive.
Aug 6, 2019
5 Gorgeous, Modern Armchairs That Prove They'll Never Go Out of Style
Pretty fabrics AND comfy armrests? Yes, please.
Jul 31, 2019
Taste the Rainbow With These Stunning Lucite Pieces
Embrace your bold streak with these color-drenched pieces.
Jul 30, 2019
The Best Citrus Tableware for Your Next Dinner al Fresco
You don't necessarily need a refreshing glass of lemonade or blood orange sorbet to enjoy this fruity fad.
Jul 28, 2019
These Fabulous Fringe Accessories Look Luxe, but They’re All Under $100
They're trendy, pretty, and relatively affordable.
Jul 25, 2019
Yes, You Can Buy Great Art for Under $50—Here's How
Awesome (and affordable!) pieces to add to your gallery wall.
Jul 24, 2019
This Decor Trend Will Bring the Beach to Your Home
These six pieces will give your home a beachy, breezy flair.
Jul 23, 2019
Ridiculously Chic Travel Accessories You Need to Add to Your Carry On
Receive the first-class treatment with these well-appointed picks.
Jul 22, 2019
The One West Elm Find You Don't Have, But Need
You may know West Elm's site inside and out, but have you picked up this adorable find?
Jul 20, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Chic Marble Accessories
Love marble as much as we do? These accessories are an easy way to bring a sleek edge to your space.
Jul 19, 2019
This Colorful Trend Will Instantly Amp Up Your Design Game
Why settle for a pop of color when you can have a beautiful, color-dipped piece instead?
Jul 17, 2019
Take Your Book Collection to New Heights With Floor-to-Ceiling Shelves
Six setups that rival a single, minimalist bookshelf.
Jul 15, 2019
The Color Marigold Is Everywhere, and We're Here for It
The color marigold is having a home decor trend moment.
Jul 9, 2019
Here's Why You Should Definitely Add Some Gold-Flecked Furnishings to Your Home
These gold-flecked items are a simple way to add some serious glamour.
Jun 24, 2019
101 Ideas for What to Get Your Newly Engaged BFF, Co-worker & Beyond
Plus, the answers to all the burning etiquette questions you definitely have.
May 3, 2019
You’ve Been Overlooking This Surprising Source for Small Space Decor
You’ve probably heard of the site Dormify, but didn’t consider giving it a second glance because, well, you’re not in college anymore. However, considering the brand’s well-curated selection of decor for small spaces, it’s just as ideal for the urban dweller as it is for collegiate dorm rooms. Check out some of our highly covetable finds below. This black-and-white Scandi-inspired pillow sham will take your bedding game to the next level.
May 3, 2019
Tired of Having the Same Thing as Everyone Else? Try This Online Store
Whether you’re looking for a new pair of desk scissors or an entire decor overhaul, you don’t want it to look like everyone else’s. We’ll admit we love a good VITTSJO shelving unit as much as the next person, but sometimes we crave a bit more originality. Enter Of a Kind. This creative online boutique stocks cool, limited-edition pieces from budding designers, which means the chances are unlikely that everyone in your contacts list will be rocking the same look.
May 3, 2019
This Amazon Shopping Section is the Secret to Scoring Super Stylish Finds
If you’re the kind of shopper who heads to Amazon with a specific idea in mind of what you’re looking for, you’re not alone. However, a little known secret to finding interesting, more unique items is actually through a portal shown every time you log on. It’s called “Interesting Finds” and is accessed by clicking the “Explore” button at the top of the screen.
May 3, 2019
5 Things You Should Do Before Deciding on a Paint Color
Are you nervous about pulling the trigger on a possible new paint job? It’s only normal to have a bit of decision paralysis on such a seemingly big decision. What colors do you choose? What happens if you change your mind once it actually dries on the wall? What happens if–gasp–you don’t like it? We consulted several of our favorite designers to ask them what exactly you can do to prevent any paint-related disasters from occurring in the first place.
May 3, 2019
Cool Coral Decor That Proves Pantone Was onto Something With Their 2019 Color of the Year
Take a look at some of our favorite ways to intersperse this special shade into your home decor.
Apr 24, 2019
How to Incorporate Animal Prints Without Overwhelming Your Space
While it can be tempting to embrace ALL of the prints, less is more when it comes to decorating with these fun fabrics.
Apr 16, 2019
Score These Rustic Decor Finds for Less Than $50
We love the organic feel that a piece of rustic decor can bring to a room. Whether in the form of an objet d’art or something more substantial like a handmade wooden stool, rustic items are truly seasonless. Try adding one (or two!) of our favorite finds below to freshen up your decor repertoire—on the cheap! Crafted from recycled spruce and barn wood, this handmade bench makes a lovely rustic addition to your home. This diminutive stool is more of decoration.
Mar 20, 2019
8 Fun Shower Curtains That Will Amp Up Your Morning Routine
Sure, regular showers are an accepted part of our morning (or evening) routines. However, since dragging yourself out of your cozy cocoon-like bed can sometimes feel like the ultimate chore, we’ve rounded up a handful of cheerful, mood-elevating shower curtains to help jumpstart your day. We guarantee the below options will put a smile on your face—at least until you realize there’s no hot water left.
Feb 26, 2019
Proof Your Wall Shelves Don’t Have to be Boring
Just because shelves are utilitarian in nature doesn't mean they have to look it.
Feb 23, 2019
The Best Under-$50 Living Room Buys You Can Find at IKEA
Looking for a little spring refresh, but don’t feel like spending a ton of money? We feel you. While we generally turn to IKEA to supply us with stylish basics (BILLY bookcases, anyone?), it’s a great source of inspiration as well. Below, we found 10 great items—all clocking in at under $50—to breathe new life into our living rooms this season.
Feb 17, 2019
8 Ways to Add a Matte Black Twist to Your Home
We’re all for the sheen look that a glossy, sleek shade of black brings to our home decor, but one trend we’re really digging as of late involves the exact opposite. Matte black is hitting the scene in a big way, and we’re here for it. Check out some of our picks below to see how you can incorporate it into your home. This sleek Scandi planter would feel right at home tucked in the corner of your living room housing your favorite fiddle leaf fig tree.
Jan 25, 2019