I Tried a Few Free AI Interior Design Tools, and Here’s What I Liked
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These were fun to play around with and functional.
May 1, 2024
A Guide to Buying Extra-Long Sofas, Including Our 14 Favorite Styles
Shopping
To entertain, lounge, or nap — go for it!
Apr 29, 2024
Be Your Own Designer: 10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living RoomDesign Ideas
Our living rooms wear a lot of hats so it can be tricky to decide how best to arrange the space. Here are 10 furniture layout ideas to consider.
Apr 2, 2024
What are Neutral Colors and How Can They Work In Your Home?Design Ideas
Neutrals sometimes get a bad reputation for being too safe or too blah. But in interiors, that lack of edge can actually be a good thing.
Mar 29, 2024
Everything You Need to Know About Complementary ColorsDesign Ideas
Did you know that there's actually scientific evidence supporting the idea that certain colors look good together?
Mar 25, 2024
19 Black and White Kitchens That Look Effortlessly TimelessDesign Ideas
Black and white kitchens will never go out of style.
Mar 19, 2024
Shop Presidents' Day Sales Like a Home Decor Pro With These 12 Designer PicksDesign Ideas
From West Elm, Lulu and Georgia, and beyond!
Feb 16, 2024
Beadboard Vs. Wainscoting: Do You Know the Difference?Design Ideas
It’s one thing to paint the walls or paint the ceilings in your home, but for an added dose of charm, you might consider adding paneling or some kind of wood treatment to your walls. That’s where beadboard comes in. Not only does it add visual interest to any wall, but it’s also relatively durable, inexpensive, paintable, and can be installed at any height for a custom look.
Jan 30, 2024
16 Modern Apartment Kitchens: From Simple to SplashyDesign Ideas
These kitchens are almost too pretty to cook in.
Jan 24, 2024
What Does Scandinavian Style Really Mean?Design Ideas
In honor of "Scandi Week" we're breaking down the basics of this mega popular design style.
Jan 17, 2024
15 Unique Bathroom Wainscoting Ideas to Make Your Space ShineDesign Ideas
When it comes to interior decorating, bathrooms sometimes get neglected. Let's change that.
Jan 2, 2024
37 Genius Awkward Corner IdeasDesign Ideas
We’ve all got them — you know, those awkward empty spaces that are a little too small for an accent chair but way too big for a lonely side table. If blank spaces are making you uncomfortable, the good news is that you’ve got plenty of options for filling them without cluttering up your home.
Dec 19, 2023
24 Beautiful Blue Bedroom Ideas to Dream AboutDesign Ideas
More than just about any other bedroom paint color, blue is totally apropos for a sleeping space. Unwinding at the end of a busy day is easier when your bedroom is soothing and resort-like, and incorporating shades of blue into your sleeping area is one way to create an automatically calming atmosphere.
Dec 18, 2023
59 Gifts for People Who Are Obsessed with Interior Design Inspo AccountsDesign Ideas
Have a design or home decor lover on your list? Then your shopping inspiration for that person (or people!) starts here.
Dec 6, 2023
We Asked 131 Designers to Predict 2024's Biggest Home Trends — and Some Things MDesign Ideas
Here’s what will reign supreme in the new year.
Dec 6, 2023
Pinterest Says These 4 Under-the-Radar Home Decor Trends Will Rule 2024
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‘Tis the season for trend predictions!
Dec 6, 2023
You Can Totally Put Your Bed in Front of the Window. Here's How to Make it WorkDesign Ideas
You can't always avoid putting a bed in front of a window, but you can avoid making your bedroom an eyesore.
Dec 1, 2023
What Colors Go with Dark Green? Try These 15 Gorgeous Color Combos.Design Ideas
There are myriad ways to decorate with this popular color, whether you love Scandinavian design or consider yourself a maximalist.
Nov 28, 2023
Bring Home Cyber Monday Deals Like a Pro with These Designer PicksDesign Ideas
From Caraway, Lulu and Georgia, and beyond!
Nov 16, 2023
Clutter Can Be Meaningful, and My Matchbook Collection Proves ItDesign Ideas
And it’s the perfect way to spark up a conversation.
Nov 14, 2023
Designers Are Looking Forward to Seeing More of These Patterns in 2024Design Ideas
Spoiler: If you’re drawn to nature-inspired designs, you’re particularly in luck!
Nov 11, 2023
10 Cool Printed Shower Curtains That Start Your Morning Routine With EnergyDesign Ideas
Jumpstart your day with one of these stylish, cheery options.
Nov 7, 2023
7 Renter-Friendly Ways To Hang Curtains Without DrillingProjects & Improvements
You can put away your drill now.
Nov 1, 2023
11 Cozy Apartment Living Room Ideas, According to DesignersDesign Ideas
It doesn’t matter if you live in a tiny studio or sprawling mansion, everyone wants their house to feel cozy — especially the living room, where everyone gathers to snuggle up in front of the television or read a good book on the couch. While one of the secrets to a cozy home is creating a warm and welcoming environment for your guests, there are also several design tricks you can do to make a small apartment living room seem cozier.
Oct 19, 2023
What Colors Go With Orange? Try These 10 CombinationsDesign Ideas
It's a delicate balance between having it come off interesting and sophisticated in a room rather than over-the-top and shocking.
Oct 17, 2023
What Is Shabby Chic, and How Is It Different from French Country?
Style
Plus, how to style the look.
Oct 16, 2023
7 Fresh Art Displaying Ideas From This Week’s Top ToursDesign Ideas
Are you always on the hunt for a fresh new way to display art in your home? We don’t blame you. It can get a little tiring to see art hung in the same ways in the same places, home after home. We couldn’t help but spot a few subtle yet different ways in which art was displayed in this week’s top tours. Will one of the ways be an inspiration for you and your home? We’ve seen art hung from IKEA’s DIGNITET hardware before.
Oct 4, 2023
Make Better Decisions: A Simple Philosophy for Design Choices (and Life!)Design Ideas
Do you struggle with design decisions (or really any decisions)? Always feel like there are too many choices and they all seem perfectly valid? You can narrow things down A LOT if you stick to this simple philosophy. There’s a great quote by Hardy D. Jackson that goes: “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
Oct 4, 2023
Trust Your Taste: Our Ultimate Find-Your-Style QuizDesign Ideas
Learning your own taste can be a lifelong journey. Wherever you are on your path, take our quiz as a way to clarify your current perfect style profile. Here’s what to do: turn off your brain, scroll through these slides and pick the very first room that catches your eye. Don’t try to figure anything out, just go with your gut and record your answers.
Oct 4, 2023
A Quartet of Little Paris Apartments that Prove that Less is MoreDesign Ideas
Since Europeans have mastered the art of living small and Parisians are some of the most stylish people in the world, it stands to reason that Paris would be a bountiful source for small space inspiration. And it is. Hardly a week goes by where I don’t find another impossibly beautiful tiny space, chock full of clever and elegant solutions for living well with less. Here are four of my favorites. Want to see more of these spaces? Click the links in the descriptions!
Oct 4, 2023
Design Lessons: How To Spot (& Fix!) an Off Balance RoomDesign Ideas
Balance is a tricky beast when it comes to interior design. Some people love perfectly symmetrical spaces, and others are utterly bored by them. Wherever you fall, you’ve got to admit that a balanced space — in terms of color, visual weight, pattern and layout — is perfectly pleasing to the eye. But knowing how to get there takes trial and error. For some examples, I’ve rounded up a few spaces that with a tweak or two, could be perfectly in balance.
Oct 3, 2023
How Many IKEA Sofas Can You Can Buy For the Price of Kendall Jenner’s New Sofa?Design Ideas
Kendall Jenner recently bought a Hollywood Hills home formerly owned by Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and the famous model has been doing some decorating. Jenner updated her app this week with the details, sharing that almost all of the pieces in her new living room are from Restoration Hardware, with one exception—the $52,000 Boa sofa, designed by the Campana brothers. We are definitely fans of a funky sofa, but wondered: just how many other sofas could $52,000 buy? We did the math.
Oct 3, 2023
Bobby Berk Is Sharing His Best Tip from His First Book, “Right at Home”
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There’s plenty more to learn from the design pro.
Sep 12, 2023
25 Totally Gorgeous Kitchen Design Ideas to Swoon OverDesign Ideas
From boldly tiled backsplashes to mix-and-match islands, we rounded up 25 incredible kitchens sure to inspire your next project (or dream home).
Aug 31, 2023
10 of IKEA's Best New Products for Fall, According to Designers
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Starting at just $8.99!
Aug 23, 2023
8 Chic Things to Buy at The Home Depot, According to Designers
Style
Starting at just $34.99!
Aug 15, 2023
Here’s How Sarah Sherman Samuel Hangs Art Over Her Wall-to-Wall Drapes
Style
It’s the brilliant fix that keeps on giving.
Aug 9, 2023
Faux Wallpaper and Cool Furniture Abound in this Gorgeous ApartmentTours
Designer Alvin Wayne lives in this 800-square-foot apartment he's transformed from a plain white box into a warm, personality-filled rental.
Aug 7, 2023
Before and After: A Poolside-Meets-Preppy Dream Teen Bedroom
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It all started with a Gray Malin photograph.
Aug 5, 2023
10 Wallpaper Ideas for Small SpacesDesign Ideas
Most people's knee jerk reaction is to douse the room with as much white as possible to make it feel bigger and more airy. But that rule doesn't always ring true.
Oct 22, 2018
5 Kitchen Trends to Avoid in 2023
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According to a pro!
Jul 18, 2023
Light & Bright: A Gallery of All-White BedroomsDesign Ideas
We love dark bedrooms: moody, cocoon-like spaces full of fluffy blankets and somber hues. But we also adore bedrooms that are just the opposite of that: light, bright spaces decorated all in white. The key to making a neutral color such as white work in the bedroom work is adding a little texture. This keeps a monochromatic room from feeling too flat, and adds a little richness and coziness to balance out all the brightness.
Jun 22, 2023
Interior Designers Share Their Family’s Best Decorating Tips
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Steal some design tips from the people who first taught the pros.
Jun 17, 2023
The 15 Best Sources for Outfitting Your Small SpaceDesign Ideas
Designers agree that double-duty items and clever repurposing are your small-space best friends.
Jun 16, 2023
11 Cozy Breakfast Nooks That Just Might Make You a Morning PersonDesign Ideas
You don’t have to be a morning person to appreciate a good breakfast nook, but it certainly helps.
Jun 14, 2023
A Designer Makes a New Orleans Rental Sing on a Budget
Style
Smart ideas for a high-end-looking space.
Jun 12, 2023
How to Layout 4 Tricky Bedroom Floorplans with Two Twin BedsDesign Ideas
An interior designer sketches up four super smart solutions for fitting a pair of twin beds into room shapes that could prove difficult.
Jun 8, 2023
This Is the Only Rule You Need to Know When Mixing Wood Tones
Style
According to a designer!
Jun 7, 2023
These 5 Pro Tips Will Help Get You a High-End Design Look for Less
Style
Shopping and sourcing tips for decorating and renovating ahead!
May 18, 2023
Real Life Design Solutions: TV Camouflage Ideas that Actually WorkDesign Ideas
For some, the appearance of a television in a living room doesn’t offend. For others, it is essentially a giant black maw that upsets a room’s perfectly designed look. Thankfully, the act of disguising a television is a happy medium that can allow it to quietly visually recede into the background when not in use. These eight rooms are proof that camouflaging a TV can work.
May 1, 2023
Small Space Ideas from an Iconic 1920s Dutch Design HomeDesign Ideas
At the edge of the charming Dutch town of Utrecht, nestled between traditional 20th-century homes and a highway overpass, lies a house that’s all planes, lines and pops of primary color. Built in the 1920s by architect Gerrit Rietveld in collaboration with his partner (in both love and design) Truus Schröder-Schräder, the building does for architecture what Mondrian did for art: It pares it down to form and color.
Apr 27, 2023
Reasons to Go Rugless (And Proof Your Room Could Be Better For It)Design Ideas
Considering bare floors? Think every room NEEDS a rug? Here's inspiration for leaving the ground unadorned!
Apr 7, 2023
The Dos & Don’ts of Hanging Art: An Illustrated GuideDesign Ideas
As a designer, poorly hung art is probably my number one design bugbear. Our pictorial guide to hanging art like a pro will help you avoid many all-too-common design pitfalls.
Mar 31, 2023
How High Am I Supposed to Hang Art?Tours
How to hang art so it looks fantastic every time.
Mar 30, 2023
Art-Hanging Mistakes This Expert Sees Over & Over AgainDesign Ideas
An art adviser shares tips for avoiding art-hanging mistakes as well as product recommendations for hanging art correctly.
Mar 30, 2023
6 Fresh Ways to Create a Gallery WallDesign Ideas
Whether you're just beginning to curate your favorite pieces, or you already have a gallery wall that rivals your local museum, we're here to offer up some tips to mix things up.
Mar 29, 2023
Lightning and Fire Didn't Stop This Designer from Creating Her Dream HomeProjects & Improvements
See how the home went from a mess to a masterpiece.
Mar 3, 2023
15 Ingenious IKEA BESTA Hacks To TryDesign Ideas
IKEA's BESTA range is so minimal and versatile, it's almost impossible not to put your own stylish spin on it. Check out how these homes did just that.
Feb 25, 2023
6 Brilliant Ways to Make the Most of a Narrow BedroomDesign Ideas
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