This Sustainable Lampshade Will Make You See Veggies In a Whole New Light
Equally functional as they are eye-catching.
Jan 13, 2020
Proof That Creating a Light Fixture is Easier Than You Might Think
The first time I visited Thomas’ home, he told me not to focus on the light hanging in his dining room—he had plans to make a custom fixture. After it was completed, I came back to take a look and was so impressed by how he was able to implement his vision while waiting patiently for all the pieces to fall into place. I often have an idea of something I want, in my mind. An end table, a dresser, a piece of serving ware, etc.
Dec 19, 2019
How To Make Paper Mache Pendant Lights
Paper mâché is an art form usually reserved for kids and camp goers, but why should they have all the fun? Whether you’re prepping for a fiesta and need to make a piñata, or you’re just looking for a fun creative outlet, paper mâché is a great way to get your hands dirty creating cool art.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Lighting Project: How To Make a Swing Arm Wall Sconce
I’m a big fan of DIY lighting projects— once you get the basics down, an entire world of lamps, sconces and pendants open up to you. Here’s everything you need to make this industrial-style swing arm wall sconce. A pair would look really nice on either side of your bed, wouldn’t it? For this project, I purchased all supplies from Grand Brass.
Dec 19, 2019
DIY Room Decor: How To Make A Steel Pipe Chandelier
Looking to get the industrial look for less? A perfect complement to a rustic farm table, Camilla of Something Is Done created this cool chandelier made from pipes.
Dec 19, 2019
Odd Couples: Mismatched Bedside Lamps
Two matching lamps in the bedroom? Fuggedaboutit! For a lamp lover, the bedroom’s a great place to mix it up. Combining table lamps, office lamps, sconces, standing lamps — even chandeliers — together can show off your style, shave a little off your bedroom budget and keep it modern. Our favorite new trend: mixing a standing lamp with a task or table lamp.
Dec 19, 2019
Spring Forward: 10 Tips to Update, Refresh & Modernize Your Home
The ushering in of spring on Tuesday may have gone unnoticed due to the lack of a proper winter in many regions of the US, but it is here, nonetheless! And with the change in seasons comes longer days, outdoor dining, blooming flowers, and an opportunity to renew and refresh your space. Take a break from preparing taxes and consider these 10 tips for reviving your abode; and please share your tips!
Nov 18, 2019
6 Lamps From Urban Outfitters That Will Light Up Your Living Room for Under $100
Urban Outfitters has an entire lighting section full of unique pieces, from neon and novelty lights to floor lamps. Here are the favorites that caught our eye.
Nov 4, 2019
West Elm’s Sister Site is the First Place You Should Go for New Lighting
And right now, select lighting is up to 40 percent off.
Oct 18, 2019
The Psychedelic Story Behind Lava Lamps
Turns out, this iconic fixture had surprisingly sophisticated roots.
Sep 23, 2019
All About Tole: Chandeliers, Lamps, Sconces & Tables
Do you ever find yourself drawn to something and can’t quite explain why? I would characterize my style as pretty much the opposite of ‘shabby chic’, but for some reason, I just can’t get enough of tole. What is tole, anyway? I will confess my (erstwhile) ignorance and admit that the first time I saw the world tole I thought it was a misspelling of ‘toile’.
Aug 12, 2019
8 Bright Ways to Use String Lights in Your Home
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Let your home shine bright with these smart design tips.
Jul 10, 2019
These 3D Printed Lamps Are Inspired by Nature, and One Can Even Be Used as a Planter
3D-printed lighting marketplace Gantri is breathing new life and light into the summer season.
Jul 9, 2019
The $55 Amazon Lamp Everyone Thinks I Spent a Lot More Money On
It's hard for me to fork up the cold, hard cash (or credit), even if I really like a piece. So imagine my surprise when this budget find ended up being cooler than I expected.
Jun 11, 2019
How To Clean a Chandelier
We recently stripped the old paper from our parlor walls. Though precautions were taken to keep our chandelier safe while we were working, wallpaper particles and plaster dust found its way to the fixture, leaving the prisms dusty and in need of a good clean. Knowing all too well it would probably be months before we decided on a paint color to finish the room, I figured I’d add some sparkle by showing the chandelier a little love.
Jun 5, 2019
We Found Adorable Wicker Sconces That Won’t Break the Bank
Embrace the rattan trend.
May 30, 2019
How To Choose the Right Size Lamp Shade
Whether you’re buying something new or updating the old, pairing a new shade with a lamp can be tricky. We’ve got a few tips for you to keep in mind while you shop for that perfect shade. Measuring tape Lamp Remember these five things: The bottom edge of the lampshade should fall midway on the neck of the lamp. You don’t want the socket or the switch to be visible. When shade shopping, the shade size refers to the width across the bottom of the shade.
May 21, 2019
Recessed Lighting: How To Change The Bulb
Yesterday, our friend Abbey posted this pic on her Facebook page along with the following text, “I need help changing this light bulb. Seriously. Anyone?” She went on to explain“It doesn’t pull out, there’s no way (that I can figure out) to get the bulb through the fixture, it’s totally attached to the ceiling…????” We can totally empathize with Abbey and her frustration with home repairs.
May 8, 2019
Before & After: Diane’s Dandy Chandi Makeover
This brass chandelier may have a lot of life left in it but it’s definitely a bit dated. Of course, that’s nothing a little paint and patience won’t fix!Reviving an old, dated piece is always the greenest option versus replacing it altogether. So I’m delighted to see that Diane, over at In My Own Style, was able to modernize this dated brass chandelier.
May 6, 2019
Before & After: Easy Revamped Pendant Light
A couple or years ago my Mum did a fantastic modern kitchen renovation incorporating all kinds of bargain finds.
May 6, 2019
Before & After: A Brassy to Classy Lamp Re-do
When Alissa received this lamp as a hand-me-down from her grandparents, she loved the shape but not the dated brassy finish. Spray paint and a little imagination to the rescue!I see what Alissa means about the shape of this lamp — now that it’s painted! I admit that I was too distracted by the old brassy finish on the lamp to appreciate its finer qualities! Now that its been painted white I love it — especially that tall finial!
May 6, 2019
Daniel’s Brilliant IKEA Fräck Hack
At left, the affordable and handy Fräck mirror from IKEA. I’ve had one hanging in my bathroom for a few years and, now that I’ve seen what Daniel was able to do with his, I’m looking at mine in a whole new light… A whole new light! See what I did there? Daniel, from Manhattan Nest, is responsible for this brilliant IKEA hack. He was also kind enough to give us step-by-step directions on his blog so we can make one for ourselves!
May 6, 2019
Before & After: From Brass to Blue Lamp
As a frequent thrift and yard-sale shopper, I often come across brass or gold-colored objects. The shape and style might be perfect — like the classic set of heavy candlestick holders I recently scored for a couple of bucks — but the finish doesn’t match the rest of my decor. That’s why I love this simple lamp redo. It follows my thrifter’s motto: Spray paint to the rescue!
May 6, 2019
Before & After: Mismatched Thrift Store Lamps Get a Hip New Look
The 80 degree weather we’re having here in Chicago (in March?!) is making me feel a little Alice-in-Wonderland, like suddenly, oddly neat things are possible, like say, Mandi from Vintage Revivals turning old, mismatched thrift store lamps into something utterly modern and so very cool.
May 6, 2019
Sean’s DIY Bathroom Lighting Makeover
Sean has been transforming his white box of an apartment into a stylish and personalized home. In one of his recent blog posts Sean shows off this DIY bathroom lighting makeover that works around an existing awkward location in a creative way.This lighting over the double basin sink in Sean’s bathroom was unattractive – both as a light fixture and in the shadows it cast on the folks under it.
May 5, 2019
Transform the IKEA Stockholm Lamp into a Sputnik-Style Chandelier
I’ve been trying to hack an IKEA chandelier into a serviceable, modern, Sputnik-style chandelier for over a year now. Successful IKEA chandelier hack tutorials abound on the Internet, but mine has been been pretty slow going between the spray paint, origami, and the fact that I ordered completely the wrong size chandelier. But apparently a really good IKEA Sputnik is easier than I ever thought. Over at IKEA Hackers, Caissie St.
May 4, 2019
10 Pendant Lights for Kids Spaces
I’m a sucker for cool lighting in a kid’s room, so I’m always on the lookout for fun ideas. Check out my recent finds and see if you think they are as amazing as I do. 1. Land of Nod Licorice Rope Rainbow Pendant, $159 2. David Trubridge Coral Pendant Lamp, $690. 3. Pottery Barn Capiz Pendant, $199. 4. John Moncrieff Memory Balloon Ceiling Light, $250. 5. Mathieu Challières Birdcage Volière, $515. 6. Imm Living Flashlight Pendants at Digs, $36/each 7.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Cool Chandelier Gets a Custom Paint Job
Mallory had her eye on this beaded chandelier at Lowe’s for quite awhile. However, since it wasn’t a perfect match for her home, she hesitated to pull the trigger. When she finally saw it marked down over half off to $69, she quickly bought it and vowed to give it a little makeover. It’s always amazing what a single can of spray paint can do! Mallory proves that it’s easy to customize store-bought stuff to get what you want.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: Simple Lampshade Hack Gets a Gold Medal for Glamour
Once again, you don’t have to be a trained woodworker to make something for your home. Armed with some wrapping paper, reader Angelica did something quite clever to this basic table lamp… She went for the gold! For this simple project, cut strips of wrapping paper at the height of the lamp shade and about 2.5 inches wide. Apply Mode Podge on the back of each strip and affix the wrapping paper onto the lamp shade, pressing smoothly to remove any air bubbles.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: A Dumpster Lamp Gets a New Life
It takes talent to spot an old rusted lamp in a dumpster and see it for what it really is: an opportunity for a DIY project that could light up a room! Paula only took a few steps to make over this lamp she found in the trash, but definitely turned it into a simple and sophisticated treasure for her family room. From Paula: Last summer while I was at the beach, I found a lamp in a dumpster. I liked its shape and size and knew that with a little effort I could give it a new life.
May 4, 2019
Inspiration & Ideas for Using Lighting Successfully in a Small Space
You can add these to your “words to live by” list: never underestimate the power of good lighting. A beautifully decorated room can end up feeling like a cave and that chair you just had recovered in gorgeous flax colored linen can look sickly green if you lack adequate lighting. It’s even more complicated in a small space. Creating the balance between too much and too little light, plus finding fixtures that won’t overwhelm a petite space can take some trial and error.
May 4, 2019
10 Awesome DIY IKEA Hacks for Kids’ Room Lighting
Even though most agree that IKEA designs are already pretty great (for the price especially), that doesn’t stop creative people from putting their own spin on the products. Lighting in particular is fun to tweak, and a good way to add extra personality to your child’s room. Here are ten really great projects to inspire you… TOP ROW 1. A Mr. Moon lamp hacked from a FADO, inspired by a print by Martin Krusche, from Mommo Designs. Nieves de TokyoMASKROS IKEA Hackers 4.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: An Outdated ’80s Chandelier Turns into a Trendy, Geometric Lamp
Have you ever seen those glass and brass, ’80s style light fixtures that often hang in foyers and dining rooms? Not terrible, but slightly outdated. The good news is that you might already have one or you could find a used one for cheap. The even better news is you could turn it into a stylish, geometric lamp that matches pricier contemporary lamps.
May 4, 2019
How To Properly Light a Bedroom
At first glance, the bedroom seems the least important room in the home, in terms of lighting. After all, we’re not really working in there much (unless it doubles as an office), and the primary goal of the space is to support sleep— which requires an intentional lack of light.
May 4, 2019
How to Properly Light a Bathroom
As with the kitchen, the bathroom is a “work room,” and therefore one of the most important spaces in the home to get lighting right. They also tend to be smaller than all the other rooms in our home, and don’t have as many (or as large) windows. Careful consideration of the General, Task and Accent lighting we add to this room will pay dividends in how the area functions and feels.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: $15 IKEA Hack Turns These Floor Lamps From Drab to Fab
Amit had been using these two IKEA floor lamps for TEN YEARS — ever since senior year of college. From dorm room, to first apartment, to the first home, which Amit moved into about a year ago. But while they functioned great, they were drab — boring office gray with a plain white plastic shade that disappeared against the new house’s gray walls.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: IKEA + LEGO Lamp
There’s always room for LEGO, and over at Ikea Hackers, user Sooze made her BRAN lamp a lot more fun, just by popping the top off the lamp and filling it with flame-colored orange and yellow LEGO pieces. There’s always room for LEGO, and over at Ikea Hackers, user Sooze made her BRAN lamp a lot more fun, just by popping the top off the lamp and filling it with flame-colored orange and yellow LEGO pieces.
May 4, 2019
Shopping by Style:Guides to Romantic, Mid-Century, Natural & Industrial Pendant Lights
As my kitchen makeover continues my mind is now on lighting. It’s truly amazing how much lighting can add to a space. It’s like a piece of jewellery that can add the perfect finishing touch to a look. There’s the practical kitchen lights that are often tucked away in the ceiling, under the cupboards or behind a valence and then there’s the feature light. That’s your stylish necklace hanging there for everyone to see.
May 4, 2019
How To Recover an Old Lampshade
Recovering an old lampshade with new fabric is one of the easiest ways to make a large impact on a room — without largely impacting your budget. No sewing machine? No problem! Lamp shade 1 yard of fabric (if you are working with a very large shade you may need more) Sharp scissors Large sheet of blank paper (tracing paper or wrapping paper work great!) Spray adhesive Lots of clothespins Pen or marker 1.
May 4, 2019
Before & After: ’80s Pendant Goes Cagey
DeaAnna really wanted a caged geometric pendant, and she saw potential in this ’80s brass fixture. See how she made it modern: From DeaAnna: Over the past year I have been obsessing over the open metal geometric shaped chandeliers that are popping up just about everywhere. I love the modern yet classic look they give a space and I have been wanting a more interesting light for our eat-in nook in the kitchen.
May 4, 2019
An Act of DIY Genius: Light Fixture Made from a Shoe Rack
What if I were to tell you that this simple wire shoe rack could become an edgy, cool light fixture? It’s probably not the first DIY that would come to mind, and you might have a hard time visualizing it. But Elle and her boyfriend looked at this shelf, saw something beautiful, and figured out how to make it happen. Didn’t I tell you that it was cool? The geometric shape is interesting, but it’s visually light, floating against the white backdrop of the ceiling.
May 4, 2019
Fancy Bath Lighting: Inspiration and Tips for Hanging a Chandelier Over the Bathtub
There’s something really decadent about a pretty chandelier in a small powder room. It makes the bathroom look less like a bathroom, somehow, and a little more like a place where you’d want to spend a bunch of time reading and drinking and soaking away the day. Your tub might just become your favorite place in the house.
May 4, 2019
Say Goodbye to Dated Track Lighting With This Easy & Clever DIY
There’s no denying that lighting is a vitally important aspect of any space, yet it’s often the most overlooked. Once you flip the switch to illuminate your interior, it’s easy to get distracted by all the other things that need tending to, and lighting falls by the wayside. When visiting Lauren and Danny’s Mount Washington home, we were reminded that, whether you rent or own, you can take control of your own lighting situation.
May 4, 2019
Light Your First Apartment Right: Best Lighting Finds for Under $100
The right lighting can make a huge difference in the look of a room, but it can also cost a pretty penny. So we’ve scouted the internet for lamps that are both beautiful and budget-friendly — 15 fixtures that will light up your life without lightening up your wallet. Shown above: Xavier pendant lamp with Edison bulb, $89.99 from Target Vintage style hanging pendant lamp with glass shade, $54.
May 3, 2019
What’s the Right Height for Hanging a Light Fixture Above a Table?
When it comes to any job that involves drilling holes, you want to get it right the first time. Just as you do when hanging art, you have to figure out the sweet spot when hanging light fixtures. Today’s Frequently Asked Home question: What’s the right height for hanging a light above a table? For fixtures hanging over a kitchen island or a dining room table: Hang it low enough so that it brings light to the surface (but not so low that it obscures eyelines).
May 3, 2019
How to Choose The Right Bathroom Lighting
All this week we’re talking about bathroom renovations, starting with Ashley’s recent remodel, and following up with tons of helpful posts about the process! Lighting is one of the best things about a bathroom renovation. Since the bathroom is where we get ready for the day ahead, the lighting can make or break our look. Here’s how you can marry beauty and function when choosing what you need for your newly renovated bathroom.
May 3, 2019
Choose Your Own (Design) Adventure: Help Solve the Case of the British Bedroom Lighting Conundrum
What do you get when you combine a lighting mishap, a designer with multiple personalities and some budget/logistical concerns? An Apartment Therapy choose-your-own-adventure! If you’re into lighting and reaallly basic Photoshop, join me after the jump. About a month ago I arrived home one afternoon to find my beloved Vita Copenhagen Eos shade hanging at a perilous angle and, when I went to adjust it, it practically fell apart in my hands.
May 3, 2019
A Rental “Ravioli Light” Gets a $10, 10-Minute IKEA Hack Makeover
This is my children’s small bedroom. The semi-flush mount ceiling light (which reminds me of a ravioli) is an improvement over our last apartment’s “boob light”, but is still boring and screams “builder grade.” Someday I might replace the whole fixture but in the meantime I was looking for a quick, cheap improvement that didn’t require turning off the circuit breaker. I found it…at IKEA of course.
May 3, 2019
Ashley Nell Tipton’s Plus Size Collection for JC Penney, Domino Bedding & More
This week, we’re obsessing over a Project Runway winner’s new collection, getting in bed with Domino, celebrating an iconic chair rerelease, and more. Ashley Nell Tipton made history last year as the first designer of plus-size clothes to win Project Runway. The purple-haired powerhouse wowed with her Mexican heritage-inspired flower-crowned finale collection, and I, for one, have been anxiously awaiting her next move.
May 3, 2019
Our Favorite Etsy Shops for Beautiful, Modern Lighting
It may not be the first place you think of when you’re shopping for lighting, but don’t neglect handmade marketplace Etsy. Here, you’ll find plenty of independent shops selling beautiful, modern lighting at reasonable prices, often for less than you’d pay at a traditional retailer. Here are six of our favorite storefronts (with 21 gorgeous lighting finds!).
May 3, 2019
The Strange-Yet-Beautiful Bird Lamp That’s Taken the Design World by Storm
The first time I saw this bird lamp, I thought it was a little strange. The second time, I found it oddly charming. By the fifth viewing or so, I was a little bit in love. Also, I was somewhat curious as to why designers kept plopping a lamp that looks like a birdcage into the most unlikely of interiors. But if you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense.
May 3, 2019
Low Price, High Style: Target’s New Lighting Will Stop You In Your Tracks
Have you walked through the lighting section of your local Target lately? If you haven’t, let me give you a little update: What’s happening there is good. Lamps, pendants and chandeliers are one of those home decor items that are often—sometimes inexplicably—costly. I understand the higher price tags of handmade, artisan pieces, but mass produced big box store items…don’t get it. Which is why Target wins again in my book.
May 3, 2019
Hardcore DIY-er or Hands-Off Shopper? A Versatile (& Colorful) Lighting Resource to Put On Your List
If you have taken a look around any of our house tours —regardless of decor personality — you have probably seen an abundance of pendant lamps. With the ability to act as a stand-alone statement piece or a subtle accessory, hanging lamps can be versatile, adaptable, and will always add a touch of class. I first saw Color Cord Company a few years back at ICFF, but this year they are back with so much more.
May 3, 2019
Two Savvy Solutions for Ugly Rental Kitchen Lights
Considering the amount of spectacularly hideous light fixtures in rental kitchens around the country, it’s almost as if installing the ugliest, most unflattering light fixture was at one time the law. That’s of course not true, but for anyone who’s ever walked into their rental kitchen, looked up at their light fixture and wondered “why that?,” this post’s for you.
May 3, 2019
The 10 Best Etsy Shops for Vintage Lighting
There’s a certain character that vintage lighting can add to a room; a certain something that’s just hard to buy new. But if you’re not one to dig through flea markets and estate sales, then Etsy, which offers up a great selection of lighting that can herald back to anywhere from the 1950s to the ’80s, is a solid bet for you. To get you started on your quest, ahead are some of the best Etsy stores for lighting.
May 3, 2019
The Fastest Way to a Stunning, Unique Space? A Statement Chandelier
Lighting can do a lot for your home. It’s often the last layer to come in that finishes off a space, so it definitely should not be overlooked. In fact, a statement chandelier is your opportunity to really amp up the style in a room, but it doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. To prove that point, we rounded up 10 showstoppers to consider, all under $300.
May 3, 2019
The Statement-Making Lighting Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of
A great one-and-done solution in kitchens, dining rooms, living areas and even bedrooms.
May 3, 2019
Get The Vintage Schoolhouse Lighting Look You Love, For Less
As much as we love schoolhouse-style lighting, it isn’t always the best idea to buy something truly vintage and hope it works. There are stores — such as Schoolhouse Electric or Barn Light Electric — who sell absolutely beautiful fixtures in this style, but they are often out of financial reach. To help you stay on budget, and get the look you want, we’ve rounded up some of the best lighting options out there, all well under $100.
May 3, 2019
Design Master Class: How to Get Lit Lighting
Without lighting, our homes would pretty much be out of commission once the sun sets. So not only is lighting practical from a standpoint of needing to see and do things at home, but a strong lighting game can also take your house’s design from average to exceptional. That’s because people tend to notice the things that literally brighten up a space. Each fixture in your home then is an opportunity to make a decorative statement, so seize it.
May 3, 2019
Home Game Changers: 10 Mundane-But-Awesome Amazon Finds
We all have those unassuming, everyday things we buy that become game changers for our homes, right? They might not be the flashiest most stylish finds, but they are products that just make adult life easier (or at the very least, more bearable). These are the items we tell our friends/family/anyone that will listen about. (For instance, a really good hair unclogging tool.
May 3, 2019
Before and After: A Quick $15 Rental Kitchen Cabinet Lighting Hack
This project is a great example of how a few dollars and a few minutes can make a dramatic change in your home—and your mood. As Anne described her situation, “Cooking and baking make me happy, but seeing my workspace sulking in the shadows was putting a damper on my spirit.” Let’s see her cheap, quick, renter-friendly, and reversible solution to the baking blues! So much better!
May 3, 2019
Is It Time to Reconsider Track Lighting?
I don’t know about you, but when I hear “track lighting,” I picture a sad ’80s sitcom bachelor pad. But what do I know? Even the most precision-dated trends can make a comeback once nostalgia gets the best of us. Denim jackets, leg warmers, big blazers — all have seen a resurgence in the past few years. I’ve even heard teenagers singing Phil Collins without irony.
May 3, 2019
24 Modern & Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Kitchen
Bye bye, bad track lighting.
May 3, 2019
Renter-Friendly Budget DIYs You Can Do This Long Weekend (That Actually Look Good)
Faced with a long weekend ahead of you, if you’ve got the itch to do a little DIY project to improve the way your rental home looks, this post’s for you. All from the same insanely stylish rental apartment in a basement, these two projects are fast, affordable and most of all… attractive enough you’d actually like to display. Hello trendy grid-patterned curtains that look like pricey versions you can buy at Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie. Well guess what?
May 3, 2019
A Surprising IKEA Hack for High-End Lights on a Budget
This $15 IKEA kitchen product is powering this ultra luxe lighting DIY.
May 3, 2019
This Online Store Is Going to Be Your New Favorite Lighting Source
Sometimes the most obvious place to shop for items is the best one—you just have to know it’s there. Case in point: Lights.com, an online lighting store founded by husband-wife duo Sheva and David Knopfler. Can you get more spot on than that domain name? Their story is similar to other startups in the home space. Graduate to the real world and you suddenly realize everything you need—sofa, mattress, etc.
May 3, 2019
8 Ways to Hack An Ugly Light Fixture That’s Not Working For You
Finding the right light fixture is tricky. It’s striking that right balance of “will the light fill up the room,” location restrictions, and, of course, style. Sometimes what you already have checks off those first two, but the third requirement is a little more elusive. Instead of looking for a replacement, check out these ideas to update your existing light fixture instead. Sarah’s wood detail addition makes her standard kitchen sconce look like a high-end dupe.
May 3, 2019
These IKEA Hacks Solve One of This Season’s Biggest Problems
It’s that time of year, when days get shorter and shorter, and sunlight noticeably diminishes. Soon, many of us will be trudging to and from school and work in near darkness, and—I’ll venture a guess here—we will not be happy about it. Once we’re home, we’ll also have to turn our indoor lamps and overheads on sooner in the evening. These IKEA hacks help us do it in style, and on the cheap.
May 3, 2019
8 Lighting Trends You’ll be Seeing Everywhere in 2019
Lighting can totally make or break a room, and it can be easier to change out than you think, even in a rental. Take it from me—I’ve swapped out three fixtures in my space and brought in my own special bulbs for the recessed cans in my living room and the strip above my medicine cabinet. Don’t be that person that lets a crappy builder’s grade fixture bring down your otherwise awesome room. You can find something cool without spending a fortune, I promise.
May 3, 2019
This Lighting Trend is Whimsical and Just a Little Bit Wild
Lighting doesn’t have to be so serious all the time. I mean, don’t get it twisted. Lamps, pendants, sconces—they all still need to be functional, but if you can find something that looks cute and might get a chuckle or two from a houseguest, while still dutifully illuminating an area, I’m sold. And so, I bring you the latest trend to check all of those boxes: Animal lamps.
May 3, 2019
The “Upper Third” Never Gets Enough Cleaning Attention—Here’s What to Do
With Spring Cleaning for Your Mood, we’re helping you get your housekeeping done no matter what state of mind you’re in. For 20 weekdays in April, we’ll focus on cleaning a new area of your space, with three different ways to get it done—so it’s easy to stay on track even when you’re busy, tired, or away from home. Sign up with your email now and enjoy a better space by the end of the month.
May 3, 2019