The Property Brothers Just Launched a Wayfair Collection That’s Selling Out Fast — Here’s What to Get ASAP
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Bringing the Property Brother's magic to your space is easier than ever.
Oct 28, 2021
A Furniture Flipper's Denver Home Is Full of Fabulous Budget Furniture FaceliftsTours
"Furnishing our home with unique Facebook Marketplace finds and old pieces my family was getting rid of has become one of my biggest passions," explains Leslie Jarrett. "There is something special about bringing pieces that were on their way to the landfill back to life!"
Oct 22, 2021
Overstock’s Red Tag Sale Has Huge Deals on Stylish Small-Space FurnitureDesign Ideas
Small space dwellers, you don't want to miss these deals.
Oct 5, 2021
6 Places Where You Can Rent Furniture and Home Goods for a Fraction of the Price
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Sep 15, 2021
Walmart’s “Queer Eye” Collection Is Full of Fab Pieces Perfect for a Home Office UpgradeDesign Ideas
If your home office could still use a little love, take this as a sign.
Aug 23, 2021
10 Velvet Accent Chairs That’ll Add Instant Glamour to Your SpaceDesign Ideas
They're the ultimate statement piece.
Jul 12, 2021
Our Complete Guide to All the Best Fourth of July Sales
Shopping
Shop these amazing deals while you can!
Jul 2, 2021
The Best Pet-Friendly Furniture and Decor You Can Buy Right Now
Shopping
Here's what to look for — and what to avoid.
Apr 6, 2021
10 Stylish Sofas That Are Perfect for Your First Apartment (All Under $500!)
Shopping
These traditional sofas, loveseats, and sleeper sofas are ideal for when you're just starting out.
Mar 25, 2021
This Is the Unexpected Piece of Furniture Your Home Is Definitely MissingDesign Ideas
Good news: You might already own it!
Aug 1, 2020
Walmart Has a Hidden Section Filled With Affordable Natural Home DecorDesign Ideas
So stunning and so wallet friendly!
Jul 21, 2020
Decluttering Idea to Consider: Letting Go of Leftover FurnitureDesign Ideas
Dragging furniture from one home to the next is pretty standard practice. And as your most-used furniture finds its new home in your living room, dining room and bedroom, have you ever noticed there’s sometimes perfectly-good-so-why-get-rid-of-it “leftover” furniture that you always struggle to find a place for? For me it’s a handful of chairs.
Jul 17, 2020
4 Sources for Architectural Salvage in ChicagoHome Projects
Architectural salvage shops are increasingly popular destinations for designers, collectors, and remodelers, and for the home decorator looking for unique furnishings, there’s no better place to start a search. In part, salvage stores hold such wide appeal because the items there carry the forgotten tales of the past, and invite collectors to imagine creative reuse ideas.
Jul 17, 2020
Affordable Style: Preppy Dorm (& Budget Bedroom) Design Finds with Ivy League LooksDesign Ideas
Prep school may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave it completely behind once you enter your future alma mater. A little leather, plaid and classic silhouettes is all you need to keep the tradition going. 1. USA Art Print at Society6, $20 2. Fish Net Pillow at River Oak Studio, $36 3. Lumberjack Pillow at River Oak Studio, $36 4. Brass Task Lamp at Target, $54.99 5. Heathered Plaid Sheet Set at Pottery Barn, starting at $32.50 6.
Jul 17, 2020
Urban Outfitter’s Latest Bedroom Collection Is An Updated Take On ’70s BohoDesign Ideas
Once upon a time, Urban Outfitter’s home section was a place to go for inexpensive sleeper couches and duvet covers and not much else. Recently, however, the retailer has expanded its line to include a number of looks at affordable prices. The new Modern Boho collection is one such example. Rather than the “downtown loft” vibe of the UO days of yore, this is all sun-drenched Laurel Canyon bungalow.
Jul 16, 2020
Pallet Furniture: How to Choose and Prepare Reclaimed Wood for DIY ProjectsLife
Pallet projects, in every possible form, were early guests to the DIY party and have stayed around ever since. Using them for the reclaimed wood certainly has its risks (more on that later), but you can’t beat the price (which is usually free). Here’s a guide to everything you need to know: finding, choosing, cleaning, and breaking down one for use. Once you know the what’s what, you can decide for yourself if they are worth the effort.
Jul 15, 2020
14 Ways to Decorate with Vintage Pieces in Your BathroomDesign Ideas
Despite being small, bathrooms can be the trickiest to decorate. We find ourselves thinking wisely about every decision, since this room holds a captive audience. If you’re looking for a little country or vintage charm in your bathroom, try recycling or repurposing something you may already have.
Jul 15, 2020
Best Bargain Buys: 10 Stylish Lamps Under $100Design Ideas
It comes as no surprise that the phrase “lighting is everything” is commonly heard in the world of interior design. No matter how lovely a home is, how stylish or well arranged a living room, if the lighting leaves something to be desired, all that charm can quickly lose its luster. During daylight hours a lamp serves as an accessory to a room much in the way jewelry is to an outfit, but when night falls and the lamps turn on, we rely on them to create ambiance.
Jun 9, 2020
7 Foldable Furniture Pieces that Will Make Your Life So Much EasierDesign Ideas
Never use TaskRabbit to put together your furniture again.
Mar 20, 2020
Worth the Effort: 10 DIY Skills to Finally Master This YearCleaning
To truly master all the skills of maintaining a home is an exhaustive list and frankly, out of reach for many people. But even if knowing everything about home repair and DIY is not on your list of life goals, there are still a few skills worth knowing. This year, consider finally mastering a few from this list of ten — they’re skills that will come in handy in just about any home and not that difficult to learn!
Mar 11, 2020
8 Excellent Ways to Make a Cheap Furniture Find Look More ExpensiveDesign Ideas
Whether it’s a piece of furniture you found for free on the side of the road, a hand-me-down you’ve had for ages, something you found in a really affordable big-box store or just something that feels cheap looking to you, there are some successful things you can DIY to make a piece of furniture look a lot more expensive (and personal!) to you. Splurge on some seriously rad hardware like pulls or handles and remove the less impressive ones that the furniture piece came to you with.
Mar 11, 2020
Make It Welcoming: 7 Easy Ways to Add Extra Softness to a RoomDesign Ideas
Your furnishings, style and tastes have a lot to do with making a home that feels cozy. But sometimes a room just needs an extra kick of comfort to reach maximum levels of warm and welcoming. Like by adding in extra layers of functional and decorative softness. Here are seven ideas you could implement today. 1. Double layer curtains An instant way to add softness to a space in a large-scale way is to add another layer to your windows.
Mar 11, 2020
10 Easy-to-Find Secondhand Staples (and How To DIY These Thrift Store Finds)Design Ideas
Here are 10 secondhand staples you run into at thrift stores all the time, and 10 corresponding DIY projects to modernize them. Most are simple projects that are both do-able and transformative. Keep them in mind the next time you are wandering around a flea market, or in your favorite Goodwill. Mismatched Plates: These DIY tiered stands are inexpensive to make, and a great way to use old dishes.
Jan 16, 2020
Upholstery Project: How To Make a DIY Headboard with Fabric SlipcoverHome Projects
I get obsessed with things I see on Pinterest, and this padded headboard (okay, the whole place) is one of my recent fixations. I like the modern, streamlined look of it— but that it’s also more relaxed than a lot of the tufted, nailhead DIY headboards I see all the time.
Dec 19, 2019
This Furniture Collection Can Be Built In Minutes, No Tools NeededDesign Ideas
It’s a godsend for those who’d rather not exert too much energy by fumbling around with cumbersome tools and assembly instructions.
Oct 22, 2019
6 Ways to Salvage a Living Room if Your Furniture Doesn't Go TogetherDesign Ideas
As these interior designers prove, opposites *can* attract.
Oct 6, 2019
This New Furniture Collection is Inspired by Menswear, Just in Time for Fashion WeekDesign Ideas
It's New York Fashion Week, and while clothes aren't something we write about very often, it's undeniable that what we wear and how we decorate draw from the the same trends and inspiration.
Sep 10, 2019
Seriously, What's the Difference Between Cane, Wicker, and Rattan?Design Ideas
There's something about this woven furniture and accessories that makes any room feel like it's summer year-round.
Sep 9, 2019
7 Home Items We Want From the Soho Home x Anthropologie Line, Starting at $24Design Ideas
It's Anthropologie meets Soho House's home decor line—what's not to like?
Aug 27, 2019
Make It Work: The Complete Guide to IKEA Hacks & ProjectsHome Projects
You know the saying: give someone a fish and they eat for a day. But teach that person to fish and they eat for a lifetime? Wise words, and completely applicable to IKEA hacks. Because, we can show you good examples of “Before & After” projects all day long but, sooner or later young lady, you’ll find yourself standing in front of a broke-down MALM dresser and you won’t know what to do. And then where are you going to be? Huh? Can you answer me that?
Aug 12, 2019
This Hidden Home Section at Target Is Full of Under $100 Statement PiecesDesign Ideas
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Target more, we’ve found a new favorite section to browse both in-person and online.
Jul 17, 2019
Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second GlanceHome Projects
Ick. Even for the most intrepid DIY folks, this old metal cabinet is daunting. It is rusty, peeling, and no doubt has some sharp edges on it somewhere. Along came Graham who saw potential in the project, and set to work transforming it. Many thanks to Krista Winters for sharing Graham’s success! Re-edited from a post originally published 2.13.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Hemnes Hack Gets The Dubai TreatmentHome Projects
It’s rare when the words IKEA and Dubai appear in one sentence. Dubai, with its reputation for luxury and modern excess, hardly calls to mind budget furniture. However, UAE resident Jacqui wanted to insert a least a hint of glamour into this old Blue Hemnes dresser, and bring a little glitz to her master bedroom. Here’s her hack… She started by painting the dresser a dramatic jet black, then added a nailhead trim around all the edges. Spray painted gold knobs complete the look.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Loveseat Avoids Reupholstery RedoHome Projects
Upholstery is one of the those projects you start with really good intentions, but they often peter out before the piece is totally done. Sibylle knew that recovering her newfound loveseat would be a pain in the ass, and decided to go a totally different route. Behold! A painted upholstered sofa! Yep, Sibylle went to town on both the wood AND the fabric parts. Using textile medium, and matte black paint, she transformed this vintage loveseat into a more modern piece of furniture.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: A Thrifted Table Gets More GlamHome Projects
Tiffany loves thrift shopping and regularly brings home furniture that’s seen better days. This $5 table looked a little worse for wear, but nothing that a couple of coats of white paint couldn’t fix. When disaster struck, the tabletop veneer got ruined, and Tiffany was forced to find a new solution…. Since the top wasn’t salvageable, Tiffany made an entirely new one!
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Plain Jane Shelf Gets a New OccupationPlants & Yard
As a shelf, this piece of furniture is a little bit of a snoozer. Meggie bought it off Craigslist for $15, not because she loved the look of it, but because she had grander plans in mind. For just a few more dollars, she transformed it into a fun, useful addition to her rental apartment. Check it out: Says Meggie: I have been on the hunt for a bar cart for months, but everything I liked was upwards of $100.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Blue Dresser Gets a Deep Sea TreatmentHome Projects
Shannon needed an easy way to update a dresser she found boring, and cycled through several ideas of what to do with it. She has tons of materials stored at home, so the solution came one day when she simply opened a drawer.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Kim’s Nursery DresserHome Projects
My parents bought this dresser over 30 years ago, but that doesn’t exactly make it an heirloom. It’s very sturdy, but the wood isn’t anything special, the drawers fronts needed patching, and the sides are veneer. The price tag sold me: free. To update the dresser, the first thing I did was use a jigsaw to cut off the scallop-y business at the bottom. (I wish I had a picture of me, eight months pregnant, wielding that tool.
May 4, 2019
How To Oil Your Wooden Furniture & CountertopsHome Projects
It’s a fact of life that things tend to get dry and crackly in the winter: your skin, your lips, even your wooden furniture. And if you think your apartment feels like a dry, cold, relatively inhospitable place at this time of year, chances are your furniture agrees.
May 3, 2019
I Figured Out Everything I Bought for My Home Last Year and Learned Lots About MyselfDesign Ideas
Last year, I tried a little experiment. I looked around my apartment, sorted through receipts and tried to piece together all the things I had bought for my home, decor-wise, in 2015. I had moved into my apartment that year, and was curious how I spent my money. This year, I decided to do the same for my 2016 spending, and the results were different, but still surprising (although they really shouldn’t have been).
May 3, 2019
Where Shoppers Go Wrong When Making Big Furniture PurchasesDesign Ideas
Sally Morgan-Flower oversees creative content, manages London showroom events and works with interior designers for the furniture brand Loaf. She also lives in the dreamiest of dream places in a former pub turned gorgeous, woodsy, perfectly painted home. She doesn’t just work for a furniture company—she clearly knows how to pick and choose great core pieces of furniture (such as sofas and beds) for maximum comfort and visual appeal.
May 3, 2019
Your Favorite New Furniture Store is…Etsy?Design Ideas
If you’re into online shopping, you probably know Etsy as a source for craft supplies and adorable handmade tchotchkes. But, although it may not be the first place you think to turn to, Etsy is a unexpectedly good source for furniture. This massive online marketplace can connect you to new and emerging designers, who are creating exciting, beautiful pieces that you won’t see at local stores—and often for surprisingly reasonable prices.
May 3, 2019
You Can Finally Shop All Three Lilly Pulitzer Collections For Pottery BarnDesign Ideas
When we first heard about the Lilly Pulitzer and Pottery Barn collaboration with all three of Pottery Barn’s retailers, we didn’t know what to expect–aside from the obvious. And “the obvious” being lots of bright Lilly prints for everywhere in the house, from bedding to furniture to, of course, plenty of summer-ready buys for poolside or the beach. But we had to wait ’til the collection released on Friday, March 16 to get a full look at everything.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: This Garage Sale Dresser Makeover Gives Us the Best FeelingsHome Projects
This little cutie pie garage sale dresser has been hankering for a makeover for a decade—and the results are well worth the wait. Perhaps inspired by the fantastic results, the rest of this corner got itself a spruce too! Before we gaze lovingly at the dresser as it looks today, let’s hear a little bit about what it was before: The side tables were a garage sale find for $10 which we had bought at the start of our marriage 10 years ago.
May 3, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Proved Everyone Struggles with Building IKEA FurnitureHome Projects
No matter who you are and where you come from, we can all agree that assembling IKEA furniture is a journey. On Wednesday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leapt into her own DIY adventure—and we all got to experience it live from her apartment in Washington, D.C. AOC got sworn in on January 3 of this year, but she admitted to the public that her apartment has yet to be furnished. As of yesterday, she just got her first shipment of IKEA furniture delivered to her apartment.
May 3, 2019
Watch Reese Witherspoon Surprise People with New Furniture
It’s pretty much an undeniable fact that Reese Witherspoon is one of the biggest sweethearts out there in celebrity land. Who among us wouldn’t mind having her smiling face show up at our door, surprising us with new furniture out of nowhere? Believe it or not, that’s exactly what happened for a couple lucky folks. As part of an already existing partnership, Witherspoon teamed up with Crate & Barrel to help promote their new spring furniture additions, and in an unexpected way.
May 3, 2019
Small Space Dwellers Rejoice: IKEA Has a New Store For You
New Yorkers, our tiny apartment cries have been heard. The IKEA gods are debuting their very first IKEA Planning Studio to the concrete jungle, helping locals (myself included) with unique organizing solutions to make our cramped spaces seem, well, less cramped. Opening to the public on Monday, April 15, the three-story Planning Studio is designed with small spaces in mind.
May 3, 2019
These Are Some of the Best, Boldest Uses of Black
It’s not hyperbole to say that Julie and Matt’s house in Culver City is a monochrome and minimalist masterpiece. Almost exclusively featuring a black and white color palette (with maybe a few wood tones), it’s a gorgeous example of how to do a lot with a little. It’s also FULL of bold ways to use the color black. Time to update or replace your kitchen cabinets? Go dark!
Apr 30, 2019
The Furniture You’re Probably Not Replacing When You Move—But Should Be
To help make your move as stress-free as possible, we're sharing four pieces you should always replace once you're in your new space.
Apr 17, 2019
Anthropologie’s Latest Collection is A Tribute to Their Most Loved Prints
The Anthropologie “look” is instantly recognizable for being bold, colorful, and quirky–especially when it comes to patterns. That’s why we’re thrilled by Anthro’s latest launch: a collection called 52 Conversations, full of 52 archival prints from the retailer’s history. The collection is wide-ranging and includes clothing, decor, and kitchen accessories.
Apr 12, 2019
Get the Look: An Oakland “Eclectic Weirdo” Loft
Do you have unusual inspirations like Pee Wee Herman, Banksy and Lady Gaga? Do you take pride in that? If so, check our Bob and Heather’s Oakland loft and shop similar items that will fill your space with color, rainbows and overall weirdness (that’s a good thing).
Apr 6, 2019
Get the Look: Comfortable & Intentional Industrial Style
Mollie and Dave’s condo features lovely bleached wood floors, mile-high ceilings, enviable original wood features, and breathtaking views of Chicago. They’ve filled their home with comfortable, industrial-friendly pieces that enhance their living space without distracting from its inherent charms. Click through to shop the style!
Feb 19, 2019
4 Expert-Approved Home Buys to Look for This Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Get ready to make your list (and check it twice!): The holidays are just around the corner. And when better to save big on your holiday shopping than Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Unlike those big advertisements suggest, both days have a lot more to offer than flat-screen televisions, stereos, and smart home appliances. Truth is, there are plenty of great deals on home decor to be had too.
Nov 20, 2018
3 Pieces of Furniture You Should Get Rid of Right Now
You won't miss any of these.
Oct 2, 2018
Before and After: An Epic Tale of One Estate Sale Mid-Century Sofa
This estate sale sectional had its issues, but what it lacked in legs it made up for in mice. Don’t let the beautiful backdrop distract you: This sofa needed some serious (read: professional) TLC to go from threadbare and disintegrating to refined and rodent-free. Here’s how this sofa was acquired: The day before I moved 1,000 miles to my current home, I spotted a mid-century sectional sofa at an estate sale and bought it for my new place.
Sep 22, 2018
Before and After: This Is Why You Should Never Turn Down Free Furniture
This poor old dresser was dated and unwanted, until one intrepid crafter, armed with only a vision and an impressive drawer pull collection, took it in and made it over. The results are fantastically impressive. I actually squealed a bit when I saw this—and I don’t even really like purple! This is a piece that is 100% practical (storage), while somehow also being 100% fun (tassels!).
Jun 25, 2018
For Sale Lovers: Stylish Furniture that’s 50% Off or More
We’re about to enter “sale season” when every retailer touts their steals and deals to entice you to spend your hard-earned money at their store. I’m all for a sale, but get back to me when you have some real reductions to tempt me with. 10% you say? Sorry, that is definitely not going to make me walk across the room and dig my credit card out of my bag. 20%? I’m listening. 30%? 40%? 50%? Okay, you have my attention.
Nov 3, 2017
What We’re Loving From Target’s New Home Line, Project 62
Ever since Target announced in July that they were launching new, in-house brands, we’ve been excitedly awaiting the day when we could get our hands on them. Well, we have great news: for their first new home line, Project 62, that day is today. The mid-century inspired line is available online at Target.com starting today, and will be arriving in stores next week on September 19.
Sep 16, 2017
Thrift Shopping Tips from a Vintage Treasure Hunter
Emily Waldman‘s Austin house is full of treasures—vintage and antique gems she’s scoured from many different places. As a true treasure hunter, Goodwills and Craiglist prove to be fertile decor hunting ground for her, as well. Below, in her own words, Emily shares some of her top tips for vintage treasure hunting. At thrift shops I am happy to pay $3 for a vase, since most thrift stores benefit nonprofits.
Jan 5, 2017
DIY Furniture Knock-Offs That Really Knock It Out of the Park
Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any longer. Thanks in part to the maker movement growing to epic proportions over the last decade, and the buzzing blogosphere that churns out jaw-dropping tutorials at record speed, our collective confidence and relative body of DIY knowledge is out of sight.
Oct 4, 2016
Trend Alert: Global Decor Finds, No Passport Required
There’s no denying that it’s the time of the maker. Small-batch, hand-made, one-off: all hyphenated descriptors of today’s decor holy grails, but it’s about so much more than just the admirable adjective. Today’s design enthusiast desires what their neighbor doesn’t have. After all, we want our homes to tell a story—our story—to have a soul, and to be a true reflection of who we are as individuals.
Jun 24, 2016
Pull Off This Classic Come-back Living Room Trend: Ultra Low Coffee Tables
You might not think about coffee table heights as the sort of thing that fluctuates throughout the years, but like any design element, the ideal coffee table height not only changes from room style to room style, but also according to what’s in vogue in living rooms that are being lived in, in the current moment. Low coffee tables are just what they sound like: coffee tables with a top surface that sits a fair bit lower than your usual coffee table find.
Dec 2, 2015
A Bold Bench is Just What Your Boring Living Room Seating Arrangement Needs
Benches look great in hallways and under windows. They function perfectly in an entryway. They’re a surprising but useful addition to a dining room furniture set. But in living rooms they’re often to relegated to the sidelines — along the walls — and usually housing some decor vignette. There’s nothing wrong with benches in your living room looking pretty. But they can do so much more.
Dec 2, 2015
Furniture Facts: 5 Important Things To Do Before You Buy
Furniture shopping is about more than just style; there are so many elements that go into getting the right fit for you and your home. These five are the essentials. Don’t leave the store without doing this stuff. Duh. But sit on it mindfully! You’re looking for not only comfort, but also how this piece fits your body. Does the seat accommodate the length of your thighs? Do your feet rest comfortably on the floor? Is the arm rest at the right height for your own arm?
Aug 23, 2015
6 Ways to Create a Home That Shows Off Your Personality
When the budget is tight and you don’t have tons of time to spend shopping, sometimes purchasing a lot of your home’s design elements from the same few places is just the easy thing to do. So then what can you do to make sure your living room doesn’t look like a catalog spread and that your home feels like “you?” Find the answer in a few simple steps.
Nov 30, 2014
Before & After: A $20 IKEA Chair Gets a Terrific Two-Day Makeover
What to do when one of your old vintage finds or IKEA chairs is looking sad and worn? Well you could reupholster it, of course! Lisa gave not just a new look to her old IKEA chair, but a custom one. From Lisa: As an unstoppable chair rescuer, and self taught upholstery DIYer, I love to sink my teeth into new challenges as they come along. This dilapidated IKEA (Lunna) swivel chair, grabbed on Gumtree (Australia’s Craigslist!
Nov 8, 2014
Style Forecast: Sofa Trends for 2014 & Beyond
I recently bought a new sofa and it felt like I was buying a car. It’s such a big decision; both in terms of cost and how long you’ll likely live with it. New sofa styles for 2014 are harkening back to classic themes – a Scandinavian take on mid-century, natural wood legs, colorful upholstery, tufted details and retro silhouettes.
Aug 7, 2014
Before & After: A Cheery, Spring-Like Vintage Vanity Chair Rescue
This teeny little wood and upholstered vanity chair on casters was in a sorry state when Kathy found it on a neighbor’s curb on garbage day: the wooden back was broken off completely (the hand is holding it up in the photo above!), the springs damaged and the upholstery tired and dated. It would be a big job, but Kathy knew she could count on the help of her talented family. The result is a darling and spring-like update!
Apr 19, 2014
IKEA Hacks: DIY Ways to Make Cheap Wardrobes Look More Expensive
We often turn to IKEA for cheap storage options, which makes their basic wardrobes a popular item in a lot of homes. Clever DIY projects and hacks pop up as people discover ways to upgrade the units to look more expensive and custom-built in their spaces. Here are 8 great projects to think about yourself: Designer Tommy Smythe updated his PAX doors with molding and vintage knobs. Combined with the sleek black paint, this new storage looks high-end and beautiful.
Apr 16, 2014