Our home projects editor Megan loves a good DIY, and she loves a good challenge. So Megan has asked some of the most clever DIYers if they’re up for making over some everyday object on a budget. We call it Megan’s Mystery Makeover! For this edition, Megan’s making things festive for the holidays. Will today’s DIYer be up for the challenge?
While spring might be the traditional time of year to do a deep clean, the slower winter months are great for tackling regular maintenance and home improvement projects that will get your space in tip-top shape for the year ahead. This could mean anything from giving your carpets a deep clean to installing a new lighting fixture; and in many cases, you’re probably going to want some help from a pro.
We love a good DIY any time of the year, but we really love seeing how people dress up their DIYs for the holidays. That’s exactly what inspired this special holiday edition of Megan’s Mystery Makeover! That’s our series where our home projects editor Megan sends a DIYer some humdrum object and asks them to transform it into something bespoke and beautiful — all within a $25 budget. And today, Chelsea from Lovely Indeed has accepted the challenge.
There’s a new year around the corner, and while we don’t exactly have a crystal ball to predict the top living room trends that will become the design stars of 2021, there are three styles we’re betting will continue to be perennial favorites. Modern farmhouse, Scandinavian, and mid-century modern living rooms are on course to remain popular styles in the New Year — and AllModern has the best of every modern style, in one easy-to-shop spot.
Houseplants add instant warmth and energy to a space, but they can be intimidating: Am I watering too much? Not enough? What the heck is indirect light, anyway? Don’t worry! There are plenty of pretty plants that deliver green vibes — and bonus style points — without requiring a degree in botany. We picked seven favorites that will look great in any room.
If you’d initially planned on working from home for just a few weeks, then maybe a few months, and now. . .well, for much longer, chances are your WFH setup is a little ad hoc. But, take comfort in the fact that you’re definitely not alone. Interior designers and decorators have seen a huge surge in requests for home office space upgrades this year and, for lots of us, a solid WFH setup has transitioned from a “nice to have” space to an absolutely essential one.
When robot vacuums first started gaining popularity, I thought I would never buy one. They were pretty expensive, missed dustballs tucked away in corners and crevices, and had a tendency to throw themselves down the stairs. Fast forward a decade, and they’re more affordable, more efficient, and much less likely to take a tumble.
We all have at least one person on our holiday gift list who values practicality above all else. Regardless of whom you’re shopping for — your dad, your plus one, or even yourself — practical gifts are often the trickiest to get right. You want to find something that’s useful but unique, fun and functional.If you’re stumped for ideas, QVC has a huge selection of gifts that feel thoughtful and festive, but are still extremely practical.
Entryways can be tricky when it comes to decor. We want them to greet us with warmth and make a great first impression when entering our homes. But on the other hand, they’re generally some of the smallest, narrowest spaces we have to work with — and still need to be uncluttered and functional. That’s where an RIY can help.
Tiny spaces call for big ideas, and that’s especially true this time of year when many of us are looking to make things festive but don’t necessarily have the square footage for a Christmas tree. In our Instagram Stories, we asked about your biggest holiday decorating challenges. The top response? How to make a small space sparkle.This calls for an RIY: a quick “refresh it yourself” project you can complete quickly and without the investment of a typical DIY.
Creating your wedding registry is one of the most fun parts of being engaged. It’s an opportunity to build a foundation with your partner and get excited about your new chapter together. But what items should you actually add to your wedding registry? It depends on your needs, wants, and future plans — especially when it comes to setting up a brand new kitchen. It’s smart to strategize, both for your own sake and for your guests’.