10 Scandinavian Words We Wish We Had in English
There's life beyond hygge. Here's your guide to Instagram-era Nordic vernacular.
Oct 26, 2022
Does Your Home Office Need an Inkjet or a Laser Printer?
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Here are all the pros and cons of each printer type.
Oct 26, 2022
Pick Your Pattern: A Visual Guide to Tile Layouts
Before you leap into your kitchen or bathroom renovation, it pays to know the basics. When it comes to regular square or rectangular tiles, nearly every pattern can be boiled down to these five basic models. From here, you can begin to play with angles, alternating designs, and other treatments that will add dimension and lots and lots of interest. And for further inspiration, Nancy put together a great round-up of some creative subway tile installation ideas.
Oct 22, 2022
Paint Tricks: Use Disney’s “Go Away Green”
Disneyland and Walt Disney World are big on illusion. The masterminds—Disney calls them “Imagineers”—behind the theme parks even invented a paint color that was designed to make things visually disappear. They call it “Go Away Green,” and you don’t have to run a theme park to take advantage of its mysterious cloaking powers. In fact, we’ve found some super close matches to Go Away Green so you can try a paint color that’s similar!
Oct 20, 2022
9 Tips For Using Your Laptop in Warm or Hot Weather
We aren’t the only things that get too hot in the summer–our tech can be in danger as well. Old laptops are notoriously susceptible to overheating, but even newer ones can be damaged in summer conditions. But with the right precautions, your laptop will be fine–even if you want to head outside on a sunny day to get some work done.
Oct 18, 2022
Help! The Plugs Keep Falling Out of My Outlets
Quick! You wake up late for work to find that your alarm clock is off. But the power… the power’s still on. What happened? Well, your trusty alarm clock (or phone) might just have been plugged into a less trusty outlet that refuses to grip onto anything plugged into it. Those loose plugs sometimes fall out completely with a possible fire hazard on your hands. When you plug something in that doesn’t feel quite snug, it’s probably the plug.
Oct 17, 2022
7 Bizarre Home Remedies That Repair Scratched DVDs & CDs
If you’re still hanging onto a DVD collection, you might find your years-old discs are getting a little worn. The good news is minor scrapes and scratches on DVDs and CDs are easy to repair, especially if you have one of these unusual home remedies at hand. To fix a disc and get it playable again, you need some solution to fill in the small surface scratches.
Oct 17, 2022
Make Your Friendships and Relationships a Priority with These 100+ Tips
Friendships and relationships are like the spice on the dish of life. Without meaningful connections, this whole trip-around-the-sun thing would be pretty dull, wouldn’t it? But the thing is, a life that’s rich with love, family and friendships doesn’t mean you need to be hooked up or settled down. And it certainly doesn’t mean that having more friends equals having a better life overall. Only you will know what your ideal relationships would look like.
Oct 15, 2022
One Small Step You Can Take for Cleaner, Happier Floors
This year, we’re on a mission to help you tackle spring cleaning on your time. Each weekday until April 13, we’ll guide you through a plan to clean and organize different areas of your home, but you’ll have the flexibility to choose exactly what to work on and how long you have to dedicate to the job. Your floors are the hardest working space in your home, and they deserve a ton of love.
Oct 15, 2022
A Happier Home in 10 Days: Let’s Kick Off the Apartment Therapy Spring Clean!
This year, we’re on a mission to help you tackle spring cleaning on your time. Each weekday until April 13, we’ll guide you through a plan to clean and organize different areas of your home, but you’ll have the flexibility to choose exactly what to work on and how long you have to dedicate to the job. Sign up with your email so you don’t miss a spot! Spring really is the perfect time to dig in and refresh your space.
Oct 13, 2022
How To Be the Best Gift-Giver Ever
Waking up on Christmas morning as a kid was like, well… waking up on Christmas morning. Presents. Presents everywhere! But now as an adult, I know the old maxim to be true: It really is better to give than to receive. Nothing feels better than presenting a much-adored gift to a nephew, sister or friend that you love. Finding the right gift is all about knowing where to look. The number one strategy for giving great gifts is simply to know your giftee.
Oct 13, 2022
Storing a Stand Mixer, 4 Ways
Sometimes I wonder if I was adopted. All the ladies in my family are hardcore bakers and make goodies that could put Chef Duff to shame. That’s why I’ve decided to fine tune my baking skills and start (trying to) make gorgeous cupcakes for this year’s summer birthdays. I know I need a stand mixer—but with limited space to store the big, heavy kitchen appliance, I hit the Web for inspiration.
Oct 13, 2022
“Yeah, I Could Totally Live Here”: House Boats, RVs & Other Unconventionally Stylish Homes from Real-Life Nomads
I’m risk-averse. Quite a homebody. Somebody who likes a routine and finds comfort in being surrounded by her collections of things day in and day out. I’m exactly the type of person who you’d never expect to turn it all in for life on the road in an Airstream trailer. And yet, that’s all I can think about sometimes.
Oct 12, 2022
5 Repurposed Antiques You Didn’t Know Your Garden Was Missing
Gardens are destined to be charming little spaces, the type where you’re surrounded by life and charm as you sit down to sip tea and read a weathered paperback book. If you’re reading this thinking, “That doesn’t sound like my garden,” you might just need a little touch of antiquity. Make it your mission this weekend to scout out thrift stores, flea markets and antique shops for something old and quaint that you can repurpose for your outdoor space.
Oct 12, 2022
Three $1 IKEA Staples You’ll Always Find in My House
Those tropes about walking into Target or Home Goods for one thing and walking out with armfuls? That’s the IKEA Marketplace for me. Everything’s so affordable, and I can’t escape the feeling that I’ll have my whole life together if I can just organize my kitchen like this perfect little endcap vignette. While I’ve made my share of questionable choices from the downstairs marketplace, there are three super-affordable home staples that stand out as major winners.
Oct 12, 2022
The Peel-and-Stick Makeover: Wallpapered Fridge
Light fixtures can be changed. Colors can be painted over. Ugly floors can be covered. They’re not all easy projects for renters who’ve found themselves in apartments cramping their style. But they’re all do-able, and importantly, reversible. Just like this solution for covering ugly appliances with removable peel-and-stick wallpaper.To be clear, Peaches of DIY and Lifestyle Blog Aunt Peaches didn’t have an ugly fridge.
Oct 11, 2022
How to Get Organized Before the End of the Year
With the holidays creeping up, it’s easy to feel like life has gotten away from you. But you don’t have to wait until New Year’s resolutions to get a grip on the areas of your life that are bogging you down. In fact, making organization a priority here in the home stretch of 2017 will set you up for success next year, with a snowballing plan to get your life in order. Here’s how to get it started… What area of your life is feeling the most chaotic?
Oct 11, 2022
Small Bedroom Decorating Ideas: Desks Doing Double Duty as Nightstands
Most conventional advice recommends keeping work outside of the bedroom to boost calm and serenity within a sleeping space. But apparently most conventional advice givers have never had to make it all work with just 550 square feet. The bedroom-plus-office combo has always been a solid solution for tight quarters, and here’s one more tip to keep a dual duty bedroom comfortable. With space at a minimum, corners have to be cut — four of them to be exact.
Oct 11, 2022
Address Numerology: Unlock Your Home’s Hidden Personality
If you ask any numerologist, your home has an innate personality and character—and that’s something a little harder to unlock.
Oct 4, 2022
What to Do if Your Laptop’s Power Cord Gets Wet
Home chefs everywhere are loving how easy it is to use their iPads in the kitchen when they’re following recipes. But guys, I don’t have an iPad. Or a printer, for that matter. So my MacBook Pro comes with me to the kitchen in a dangerous display of hubris. And last night, it happened. I dripped water on the brick of the power cord. Luckily, I found there are some things to do if your power cord gets wet so that it can be saved (hopefully).
Sep 30, 2022
The Question You’re Afraid to Ask: How to Clean the Stuff You Use to Clean the Toilet
How long has it been since you properly cleaned your toilet brush? Or—gasp!—the toilet brush holder? Here's how to do it.
Sep 28, 2022
How to Stop the Washing Machine from Walking
Is your washing machine taking a stroll around the laundry room? Washing uneven loads or resting the washer on uneven flooring can cause the appliance to vibrate excessively and move around the laundry room (scientists have labeled the behavior “walking”). In case you had any doubt, it’s totally not supposed to be doing that. But it’s a problem that has plagued front-loading washing machines for years. Here’s how to stop your washing machine from moving.
Sep 27, 2022
How to Remove Condensation from Inside Your Phone
Our phones come with us everywhere —including some places where it might be a little too humid, oops. Even if you come out of a self-induced gadget sauna with a working phone, you might still get stuck with a little condensation inside the screen or camera lens. Here’s how to get moisture out of your iPhone camera without opening up your phone. There’s an easy fix for killing the condensation without taking apart your phone (and voiding your warranty!).
Sep 21, 2022
6 Easy Renters Fixes for Ugly Ceiling Lights
For many renters, it isn’t the blank walls or the basic carpets, or even the neighbors that can disrupt that feeling of home sweet home. Instead, it’s the lighting. Whether your rental sports flourescent light bars that cast a jarring light, or those much-hated flush mount lights that seem dated and unoriginal, ceiling lights in rental units aren’t exactly envious. But there’s a rental hack for just about anything.
Apr 4, 2022
Is Harry Styles Ushering in a New Homebody Era with “Harry’s House”?
Hunkering down at home and still grappling with it two years later: Celebs, they’re just like us!ICYMI on Wednesday, former boy-bander and watermelon enthusiast Harry Styles announced the title of his third album as a solo artist: Harry’s House. The album artwork features Harry standing puzzled in a sparsely decorated living room — turned upside down.
Mar 24, 2022
The Final Step of Your January Home Cure Is the Very Best (and Easiest) One
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Whether you joined the Cure on Jan. 3 or just yesterday, you’ve done amazing work this month.
Jan 28, 2022
If Your Living Room Feels “Naked” Right Now, It’s Time to Dress it Up
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It's also time to empty your outbox.
Jan 27, 2022
One Last Thing You Need to Declutter to Kick Off Your Home’s Best Year Yet
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Spoiler: It's your linens.
Jan 26, 2022
Try This Inside-and-Out Bathroom Cleanup Routine to Make Your Mornings Better
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First, do a quick sweep of the storage areas; then clean up the bathroom surfaces and fixtures.
Jan 25, 2022
Your Home Needs a Clutter Gatekeeper, and Here’s How to Build One
January Cure
First, build a landing strip. Then, make using it a habit.
Jan 24, 2022
10 Short, Simple Steps to Having a Cleaner Bedroom
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And don't forget to treat yourself to flowers!
Jan 21, 2022
This Is the Best Habit to Start if You Want a Perpetually Tidier Home
January Cure
Do this and you're on your way to become a "clean person."
Jan 20, 2022
You Can Make Your Sofa Feel Brand New in About 30 Minutes
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Spend a little time loving on your favorite seat at home.
Jan 19, 2022
Any Home Project Can Be Finished With Baby Steps
January Cure
You don't need to finish your project today; just do what you can.
Jan 18, 2022
Make Your Bare Walls Disappear with This 20-Minute Exercise
January Cure
This is one of the best ways to add a bit of you to your home.
Jan 17, 2022
Does Your Kitchen Need “Inside” Help or “Outside” Help? Here’s How to Tell
January Cure
And, since it's Friday, don't forget to treat yourself to flowers.
Jan 14, 2022
If You Only Clean for Guests, You’re Not Alone — And You Can Totally Trick Yourself Into Cleaning
January Cure
This trick will keep you accountable in the second half of the Cure.
Jan 13, 2022
You Can “Reset” Your Living Room — Here’s How to Do It
January Cure
You can do this anytime, at any pace.
Jan 12, 2022
Decluttering Your Closet? Here’s One Thing You Have to Remember
January Cure
Sadly, "decluttering" isn't a project that you can check off your list forever.
Jan 11, 2022
Try This Mini-Meditation to Reflect on Your Home (And What It Needs)
January Cure
Choose your favorite room, or the one you spend the most time in, and sit in a place in that room you don’t usually sit.
Jan 10, 2022
This Two-Step Routine Will Make You Feel Great About Your Space Again
January Cure
A clean and a treat is a time-honored Cure tradition.
Jan 7, 2022
This 15-Minute Project Helps You Get Your Home Ready for the Year Ahead
January Cure
Go ahead and get rid of anything that has literally gone bad.
Jan 6, 2022
One Box is All You Need to Get Started on Your New, Uncluttered Lifestyle
January Cure
It doesn't even need to be a box. It could be an IKEA bag!
Jan 5, 2022
One Small Thing You Can Do Today to Ensure a Better Home All Year Long
January Cure
Focus on what’s doable and realistic.
Jan 4, 2022
The January Cure Starts Today With One Super-Easy Decluttering Project — Sign Up Now!
January Cure
Whether this is your first "drawer day" or not, today is the beginning of a 20-day journey that will get your home feeling refreshed and renewed.
Jan 3, 2022
20 Days to a Better Home — Sign Up Now for Apartment Therapy’s January Cure!
If you think clearing a bit of clutter, hanging some artwork, and cleaning up around the house might help you feel a bit more in control of things right now — we can help!
Dec 1, 2021
9 Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Baby Nurseries
These are also so helpful, and so very cute to boot.
Nov 1, 2021
Here’s What to Do With the Stuff You Decluttered (And Maybe Make Some Money)
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How you do this can be as quick and simple as a drop-off at a charity shop, or as detailed and fruitful as making for-sale listings for all of your stuff in good shape.
Oct 3, 2021