Lauren Wicks

Lauren Wicks is a freelance writer and editor based in Birmingham, Alabama. She writes for brands such as VERANDA, Well + Good, Southern Living, and EatingWell, covering all things lifestyle from interior design to food to travel.
The 59 Best Kitchen Cabinet Organization Ideas of All Time
You need to tailor your storage decisions to the ways that will best serve you and how you work in the kitchen. So here are over 50 real photos for inspiration.
May 5, 2023
12 Ultra-Cool Bedroom Ideas That Will Inspire Your Next Project
Is your bedroom in need of a major refresh? Instead of following the latest trend that will be here today and gone tomorrow, consider taking notes from timeless sleep spaces that are still plenty Instagram-worthy. Whether you’re working with a narrow bedroom or the confines of a studio apartment, these cool bedroom ideas are sure to inspire.While this 750-square foot New York City apartment is short on space, it maximizes style and storage at every corner.
Mar 30, 2023
All Your Trundle Bed Questions, Asked and Answered
Trundle beds are a must-have for making the most of a small bedroom, or creating the ultimate bunk space for epic sleepovers. The term originates from the British phase “truckle bed,” which has been traced back as far as the Elizabethan Age where Shakespeare himself uses it in his 1602 play, “The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Mar 20, 2023
10 Yellow Bedrooms Suitable for Any Design Personality
Yellow has long been a popular choice for designing a gender-neutral nursery or kid’s room, but this versatile color is sophisticated enough to use at any age. Whether you’re looking to give your small bedroom a sunny, energizing refresh or are jonesing to create a more sophisticated and soothing retreat, there are plenty of shades to choose from to provide just the feel you’re looking for.
Mar 17, 2023
13 Modern, Stylish Ways to Display Family Photos Throughout Your Home
Without them looking awkward!
Feb 25, 2023
These Clever Nightstand Ideas Will Save Space and Amplify Style
You only think you don't have room for a nightstand.
Feb 21, 2023
6 Brilliant Ways to Make the Most of a Narrow Bedroom
There’s small and then there is narrow. A narrow bedroom can be difficult to work with as this space traditionally calls for multiple pieces of furniture, such as nightstands on both sides of a bed and a dresser or armoire that may be difficult to squeeze in comfortably. This shape of room can also be difficult to work with design-wise as extra-long walls on two sides can feel endless and may lack visual interest.
Feb 17, 2023
Who is the Groundhog? The Quirky History of Punxsutawney Phil
The Quirky History of Punxsutawney Phil
Meet Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who “predicts” how much longer the winter temperatures will persist based on the presence of his shadow — or lack thereof.
Jan 31, 2023
8 Warm Weather Winter Destinations for a Sunny Getaway
Winter is the perfect season for a rejuvenating getaway, as the colder weather makes everyone want to stay in and hibernate. People love to use this quieter time of the year to take a warm-weather getaway, whether that’s a Caribbean island, bustling city, or off-the-beaten path destination. That’s why I’m sharing eight distinct destinations around the world for every budget that will offer more than just a sunny escape.
Jan 25, 2023
What Exactly Is Brown Noise? Try These 5 Ways To Tune In at Home
You might be familiar with using “colored noises” such as white, pink, and green noise to aid with sleep. Brown noise, a deeper, lower-frequency sound (think the sound of an airplane in mid-flight), is one of the latest mental health trends to take over TikTok — the hashtag #brownnoise currently has over 107 million views and counting.
Jan 25, 2023
13 Brilliant Hat and Coat Storage Ideas If You’ve Run Out of Closet Space
We've rounded up a few of our favorite ideas for organizing your daily necessities in even the tiniest of entryways.
Jan 25, 2023
15 Affordable Beach Towns in the U.S. Where You Can Actually Live
If you want to live that salt life all year round, moving to a beach town isn’t an unattainable dream.
Jan 21, 2023
Wondering How to Start Journaling? Here Are Some Expert Tips
Here's how to make the highly beneficial practice a healthy habit in no time.
Jan 3, 2023
10 Dark Green Color Pairings That Will Infuse Your Home with Organic Beauty
There are myriad ways to decorate with this popular color, whether you love Scandinavian design or consider yourself a maximalist.
Dec 31, 2022
10 Clever Ways To Decorate Your Balcony for the Christmas Season
While front door decorations may be a top priority for exterior decorating, the balcony is a perfect place to transform into a cozy winter wonderland for the season, especially if you're short on space.
Dec 24, 2022
These Are the 14 Best Christmas Movies to Watch This Holiday Season
Whether you’re seeking to please everyone at family movie night (yes, it’s possible!) or gathering with friends in your living room, here’s exactly what to watch this holiday season. 
Dec 23, 2022
10 Chic Christmas Color Schemes to Deck the Halls Like a Designer
We’re sharing a mix of cozy, elegant Christmas color schemes that fit a wide variety of styles whether you're sticking to classic red and green or want to step outside of the box.
Dec 22, 2022
15 Festive Christmas Door Decoration Ideas for Every Style
Whether you prefer a farmhouse look or you are all about sleek, modern style, these festive Christmas door decorations will inspire every type of design style to help you create the ultimate holiday welcome for family and friends.
Nov 28, 2022
15 DIY Christmas Wreaths to Welcome the Holiday Season
If you’re looking for a no-fuss easy way to decorate, Christmas wreaths are a festive way to welcome the revelry of the season.
Nov 27, 2022
12 Gold Color Pairings That Will Make Any Room Feel Glamorous
You'll love these designer-approved picks.
Nov 26, 2022
10 Creative Napkin Folding Ideas to Help You Build a Beautiful Table
Whether you’ve just found your first apartment or you’ve owned a home for 25 years, there are always new tips and tricks you can learn to step up your hosting game — and that includes napkin folding.
Nov 25, 2022
21 Thanksgiving Quotes That Will Inspire the Perfect Holiday Toast
You'll love these Turkey Day quotes from top authors, chefs, and more.
Nov 22, 2022
These 12 Paint Color Apps Will Help You Visualize Your Dream Home
Save yourself the trouble and money of a paint job that's not quite right with these 6 handy-dandy apps.
Jul 8, 2021
51 Fun, Unique, and Affordable Winter Date Ideas
It can be hard to come up with dates that are fresh and fun without being wildly expensive.
Jan 21, 2021
20 Clever Towel Storage Ideas for Even the Smallest of Bathrooms
The age old tiny bathroom question: where do you put all your stuff? And why do towels take up so much space?
Jan 2, 2021
23 Brilliant Christmas Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces
If you love decorating for the holidays but don't have a ton of room, these ideas for getting festive with a small footprint might just be the answer.
Nov 24, 2020
Dreaming of Moving to Italy? Here’s What to Know if You’re American
Read this before packing your bags.
Nov 21, 2020
16 Wall Christmas Trees That Save Space But Maximize Holiday Cheer
You don't have to forgo a tree! Here are plenty of ways to buy or DIY this festive decor.
Nov 6, 2020
12 Clever Small Space Ideas to Steal from IKEA
These Swedes know small spaces.
Oct 28, 2020
The 20 Best Hacks, Tips, and Products for Storing Christmas Decorations
Decorating for the holidays? Awesome. Putting it all back into storage afterwards? Not so much, but these products and DIY projects can help.
Oct 17, 2020
10 Color Combinations That’ll Make Your Friends Green With Envy
Go green! You won't regret it.
Aug 30, 2020
15 Designer-Approved Red Color Pairings for All Design Styles
The fiery hue has met its match.
Aug 8, 2020
The 20 Best Indoor Garden Ideas for Bringing the Great Outdoors Inside
Yes, you can even cultivate trees in your living room.
Jun 9, 2020
10 Ways to Fake Natural Light When You Really Don't Have It
Fake it till you make it. (Literally.)
Mar 23, 2020