Laura Fenton

Laura Fenton is the author of The Little Book of Living Small. She writes about home design and sustainability, and is a regular contributor to Apartment Therapy. Her work has been published in Better Homes & Gardens, Eater, New York Magazine, and Real Simple.
Why I Love Using These Colorful Bins for Toy Storage
Organize & Clean
Even after trying lots of toy storage bins, I always come back to these.
Jul 30, 2023
This Budget Makeover Will Inspire You to Pretty Up a Spare Closet with Paint
Here’s how to go from blah to beautiful with mostly leftover supplies and a hit of bold color.
Mar 15, 2023
These Luxe Lamps Are My (and Nate Berkus') Decorating Secret Weapon
And they can be yours, too.
Mar 13, 2023
This Is the Cheapest, Fastest Way to Make Your Home More Stylish
The best styling tool you’ll ever try involves paring back strategically.
Mar 11, 2023
3 Genius Bedding Innovations You're Going to Want In Your Home
Why don't more bedding brands copy these smart design moves?
Feb 20, 2023
Phantila Phataraprasit Has a Whole New Take on Sustainable Furniture
Design Changemakers 2023
Phantila Phataraprasit and her business partner, Caitlin Ellen, hatched the plan for Sabai because they wanted to buy sustainable furniture, but they couldn’t find any that fit their budget.
Feb 19, 2023
What Is a Ditsy Print?
And why is it everywhere?
Feb 16, 2023
Here’s Why Your Bedding Doesn’t Seem to Fit Quite Right
Measurements matter.
Feb 9, 2023
I Finally Found the Best Bedroom LED Lightbulbs
They’re good for the environment, and they look great!
Feb 6, 2023
Here’s Why I’ll Only Ever Buy Bed Sheets in One Specific Color
There’s a reason they’re in most hotels and professionally-decorated rooms.
Feb 1, 2023
The 10 Biggest Kids Room Trends to Know for 2023
According to designers!
Jan 30, 2023
Don't Make These 6 Mistakes I Made Renovating My Bathroom
I'm sharing so you can avoid them!
Dec 2, 2022
This Trend Has Gone from Nautical to Mod
These rope pieces are the accents you didn't know your home needed.
Aug 19, 2022
15 Home Decor Brands That Offer Free Decorating Advice
Yes, you read that right. Zero cost!
Aug 11, 2022
9 Groovy Disco Ball Accessories to Keep Your '70s Obsession Going Strong
It really doesn't get much cuter than these, starting at just $9.
Aug 10, 2022
9 Tips For Choosing the Right Bunk Beds
According to someone who wrote a book about bunk beds!
Jun 30, 2022
This Iconic 1970s Chair Is Finally Back in Production
Interior designers' go-to vintage dining chair relaunches today!
Jun 15, 2022
This Clever Hack Makes Luxe Linen Draperies Way More Affordable
Shopping in a surprising place resulted in major savings for this blogger!
Jun 13, 2022
This Low-Commitment 1980s Decorating Trend Is Back — But With a Twist
You may find yourself wanting to add this detail to every room!
Jun 10, 2022
Before & After: A 1960s Kitchen Gets A Fresh Look
Renovating a kitchen is a delicate balance: You want to make an of-the-moment cooking space, but you also want to honor the house’s original architecture and era.
Jun 6, 2022
Is This Grandma-Approved Trend The Next Fashion-to-Home Crossover?
This throwback style is making its way into the world of home design in a thoroughly modern way.
May 26, 2022
This New Lighting Trend Gives You Total Decorating Freedom
A whole new category of lamps will change the way you think about lighting.
May 18, 2022
The Old-School Patchwork Quilts of Your Youth Have a Totally Modern Twist Now
All of the nostalgic feels of your grandparents' quilts, with an extra hit of style.
May 17, 2022
Why Leanne Ford Is (Still!) My Budget Decorating Hero
Even though Ford’s fame has taken her past her scrappy do-it-yourself roots, she still gives me ideas that fit my real-life budget.
Mar 10, 2022
This Genius $10 Product Will Breathe New Life Into Your Secondhand Wood Furniture
Just don’t use it on your fine or antique furniture!
Mar 8, 2022
For Long-Term Savings When Decorating, Nothing Beats This Living Room Staple
The extra expense upfront will make your sofa last forever.
Mar 3, 2022
This Is the Surprising New Color Popping Up In Tastemakers’ Kitchens
It's bold and beautiful!
Jan 19, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to the New Green Trending for 2022
You've seen it before, but it's about to be EVERYWHERE next year.
Dec 9, 2021
If You Like Palm Frond and Banana Leaf Patterns, These Prints Are for You
Nature-inspired wallpaper but make it more local and overgrown!
Dec 2, 2021
Here's How I’m Creating Rooms Made for Reading
Set up a space that makes your little one want to kick back with a book.
Nov 16, 2021