24 Creative Ways to Create Space Using a Room DividerHome Projects
Whether you have a studio apartment or a five-bedroom home, sometimes there just aren’t walls where you need them to be. But going for a full-on reno is pricey to say the least, or if you’re renting, not an option at all. Room dividers are a great way to break up your space and can also double as décor, even in a small bedroom or small living room. Your options include folding dividers, curtains, large bookcases as room dividers, and more.
Jul 28, 2023
The Best Sleeper Sofas and Sofa BedsStyle
We'll help you find one that's comfortable, attractive, and fits your budget.
Nov 2, 2022
11 of the Most Inspiring Wallpaper Ideas Found in AT's House ToursTours
To give you examples of just how transformative wallpaper can be, here are 11 home tours that creatively covered up entire rooms, small nooks, and even a ceiling. 
Aug 23, 2022
15 Lightweight Quilts and Coverlets That’ll Replace Your Comforter on Warmer Nights
These options look good on your bed all year round.
May 2, 2022
10 Leather Sling Chairs For Every Space (and Budget)Style
Lounging has never looked this good.
Nov 30, 2021
These 15 Fabric Wall Hangings Will Instantly Jazz Up Your SpaceHome Projects
Wondering about the wall art that’s totally having a moment right now? Look no further than fabric wall hangings. From macramé to those cute little boho pom poms, fabric wall hangings not only add texture to your walls, but are also super easy to hang (and make!). Textile hangings work in almost any space (think behind the sofa or above the bed), and can be more affordable than framed art, too. And the best thing?
Jul 10, 2021
How to Style a Malm Fireplace and Make Your Retro Dreams Come TrueStyle
Next to wood paneling, shag carpets, and avocado appliances, you’ve got Malm fireplaces in line for being one of the ’60s and ’70s most iconic home furnishings. Shaped more like a vehicle from “The Jetsons” than a house-warming mechanism, Malm fireplaces aren’t an imitation or a brand trying to copy the vintage vibe so many of us are now pining after again—no—they’re the real deal.
Dec 23, 2020
13 Bunk Bed Shelf Ideas for Top-Bunk Storage SpaceStyle
Bunk beds are a great way to have two people share a bedroom, and they’re a great solution for small bedrooms as well. But as spectacular as bunk beds may be, they leave little room for organization. Unlike a regular bed setup, there are limited storage options for bunk beds, making it difficult to keep things like  books, glasses and water bottles next to the bed. Enter the bunk bed shelf.
Sep 3, 2020
11 Places to Get Moving Boxes Free of ChargeReal Estate
Never pay for cardboard again.
Jul 18, 2020
The 14 Best DIY Project Websites of 2023Home Projects
Other than keeping a houseplant alive and well, the instant satisfaction from completing a DIY project can’t be beat. Sure, it feels great to purchase a new side table or have floors installed. But it’s not the same as stepping back and looking at the masterpiece you created all on your own—whether it’s painted wood furniture or shelving you hung yourself.
Jun 26, 2020
11 Projects That Solve What To Do With All Those Winter BootsOrganize & Clean
If you’re like me, you’ve always had a growing pile of shoes in your vestibule/ entryway/mudroom. Which normally wouldn’t be an issue except that the shoes are now boots – they take up more space, they track in more mud, and they can take a bit longer to dry out after a good rain or snow. So what do you do with all of them? How do you solve the growing boot dilemma this time of year?
Nov 5, 2017
DIY Holiday Gifts That Look Luxe (Not Lame)Home Projects
Get an early start on the gift giving this year.
Nov 3, 2017
Dual-Sided Fireplaces Double Down On Cozy Winters At HomeHome Projects
What could be better than one fireplace? Two fireplaces in the same space. It’s totally possible with a dual-sided fireplace, a unique feature that’s part practical room divider, part provider of cozy warmth — and the perfect place to gather on a chilly fall or winter night.
Oct 28, 2017
Get Your Flower Fix Any Time of Year with these Faux TutorialsHome Projects
Fall is a time to pile on comfy textures, introduce richer color palettes, have fun with Halloween decor or just fill your home with pumpkins. The downside? Fresh, seasonal flowers are now few and far between, unless you have a strong passion for mums. Ruffled This stunning paper magnolia bouquet by Lia Griffith was originally made for a summer centerpiece. However, the muted colors definitely are fall-appropriate.
Oct 22, 2017
13 Weaving Projects to Welcome Colder TempsHome Projects
Though there are few things more perfect than a sunny summer beach day, we’ve long been ready for the cooler (read: less sweaty) weather. Right now, we’re in the middle of changing over our wardrobes, our decor, and even the craft projects on our want-to-try lists in anticipation of the coming winter. The one technique that’s been topping that list has been weaving, which has surprisingly risen in popularity.
Oct 21, 2017
Family Costume Ideas That Are Pretty EpicHome Projects
We’re in full-blown Halloween mode, and that means you better have your costumes in order. And what better idea than to get the whole gang in the Halloween spirit! You don’t have to be Chris Pratt or Zoe Saldana to pull off this costume idea. Each family member can be their favorite Guardians of the Galaxy character with a little DIY-ing and a lot of items you probably already have. See how Home Stories A to Z made their’s.
Oct 17, 2017
13 Ideas for the Best Grown-Up HalloweenHome Projects
Just because Halloween is focused on candy-crazed kids and kooky decor doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it, too. There’s still time to trade in your Jack O’ Lanterns, candy corn, and cobwebs for something a little more grown-up, so check out these 13 ideas and make the most of this fun holiday season! 1. Use cheesecloths instead of cobwebs. If you’re going to decorate, go for an updated look like this tablescape from DesignLoveFest (above). 2. DIY some pretty pumpkins.
Oct 12, 2017
How to Create a “Dining Room” In Even the Smallest of HomesHome Projects
Your urban rental will almost certainly include a bedroom (or sleeping area), a bathroom (heaven forbid you have to live college dorm style!), and a kitchen (no matter how small, it still counts), but to have a designated dining room is about as common as having a designated bathtub for washing your dog.
Oct 8, 2017
From Beginners to Experts: DIY Wall Weaving Ideas for EveryoneHome Projects
Wall weavings have certainly made their way around the DIY and craft circles the last few years, and for good reason. Whether weaving is your job (I mean, just look at the craftsmanship over on Etsy), your lifelong hobby, your meditation device, or just a one-time thing, the results are often stunning. And that, to me, is reason enough to give it a go. If the word “weaving” intimidates you, not to worry.
Oct 1, 2017
How To Turn Any Wall Into A Statement WallHome Projects
If you want to create an amazing mural like Nic and Andrew’s (above), the instructions are, unfortunately, “Be an amazing artist,” but we’ve rounded up 13 projects with thorough tutorials and simple supply lists. Whether you’re a renter looking to spend only a few bucks or a homeowner ready to splash out, there’s surely a DIY statement wall here for you!
Oct 1, 2017
We’ve Accepted that Hat Galleries are a Thing. Here’s How to Make OneHome Projects
Our hats are off (sorry) to this popular and DIY-able decor.
Sep 30, 2017
10 Beautiful Benches to DIY This WeekendHome Projects
A seat, a table, a dining chair, a footstool, an end of the bed or entryway friend: is there any piece of furniture more wonderfully useful than a beautiful bench? If you have had your sights set on one for a long time, but never quite had the money to splash out and get one, why not DIY? Here are 10 options we’ve rounded up for you: a bench for every taste and skill level, for any room in your home. 1.
Sep 26, 2017
Show Off Your Storage With Stylish Baskets You Can DIYOrganize & Clean
Don't let your storage bore.
Sep 23, 2017
Not Just for Walls: 10 Affordable & Renter-Friendly Ways To Use WallpaperHome Projects
Maybe you’ve been eyeballing a roll of Pottok Prints wallpaper but can’t fathom spending hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars covering the walls of your living room. Or maybe you’ve recently wallpapered your bathroom and have a few extra feet left over. Regardless, if you love wallpaper, and have the urge to add texture and pattern to your space, you’ll love these DIY ideas using wallpaper samples, leftovers, and single rolls.
Sep 22, 2017
11 Clever Ways to Hack & Repurpose the $15 IKEA FROSTA StoolHome Projects
Construct - or deconstruct - the perfect home accents from a stool.
Sep 21, 2017
Transform Your Living Room: 12 Statement Making Coffee Tables Under $500Style
A coffee table is a pretty important piece in the grand scheme of your living room. It’s both utilitarian and a chance to make a style statement. The biggest problem when shopping for a coffee table, though, is that the truly unique ones often cost an arm and a leg. So I tasked myself with finding 12 that come in under $500 and offer way more stylistically than your standard wood or open frame table.
Sep 20, 2017
Easy Ways to Hang a Tapestry In 20 Minutes or LessHome Projects
Let’s talk tapestries. They’re the perfect solution for that big empty wall, for helping sound proof thin walls, for replacing headboards when headboards aren’t an option, and they’re typically pretty renter-friendly art. Most can be hung with a simple dowel rod and a nail or two. Maybe you just inherited a piece from your grandmother, or stumbled upon a brilliantly patterned textile at the flea market, or maybe you made your own wall hanging.
Sep 16, 2017
Surprisingly Simple Air-Dry Clay Projects to TryHome Projects
We’re very much on board with the elementary yet sophisticated look of air-dry clay projects. There’s obviously a reason why this material remains to be popular among DIY enthusiasts, and we agree that this is definitely a materials you should keep on hand for your projects. Need a new planter? Grab some air-dry clay. Want some new serving dishes? More air-dry clay. Not sure what to buy your friend for their birthday?
Sep 2, 2017
Serve It Up in Style: 7 Chic Tray DIY IdeasHome Projects
Labor Day is the perfect holiday for cooking out and chilling out. Half the fun of cooking and hosting is in the presentation, so today I’m serving up the best of the best DIY serving boards so you can deliver in style! Let’s start a little crazy and mix materials. Molly breaks down how to attach wood to a marble tile for a 5 step DIY that looks crazy luxurious (see above). I honestly think the main reason any of us have multiple servings trays is for cheese.
Aug 31, 2017
Sick of Shaker? Here’s Another Kitchen Cabinet Style That Works EverywhereHome Projects
Noticed one or two Shaker cabinets on Apartment Therapy or Pinterest lately? You are not the only one. The traditional style adds clean architectural interest while still blending in nicely with whatever else is going on. And it’s absolutely everywhere right now. But is it the only option if you want something timeless?
Aug 29, 2017
Propagation Station: How To Make Plant BabiesHome Projects
All the resources you need to save money, one new baby leaf at a time.
Aug 23, 2017
How To Light Up Boring Lampshades: 15 DIY IdeasHome Projects
I love lamp, but now I can love my lampshades too!
Aug 17, 2017
Get The Look: 7 Ways to Make Storage More Stylish With Locker DIYsHome Projects
Remember the good ole days of decorating your locker with neon magnets, stickers, and magazine cutouts of Will Smith, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and the like? Lockers were like our own little slice of personality-heaven in a world where we were told when to learn math, when to eat, and when to turn in our shoebox dioramas. I’m here to say those lockers days don’t have to be over just yet.
Aug 15, 2017
7 Modern DIY Message Boards to Get You OrganizedOrganize & Clean
There’s nothing like seeing back to school supplies everywhere to make you realize, man, I miss having a reason to buy 64-count box of crayons. And, oh ya, it’s probably time to get my life in order. With new modern DIY message boards, that first step to organization gets a little more fun. Copper is the metal trend with staying power and is put to great use as a message board!
Aug 14, 2017
Subway Tiles to Shiplap: Faux Wall Treatments You Can DIYHome Projects
dream is to find a home that has authentic, original vintage brick, plaster, shiplap, concrete, molding-adorned, or stone walls – would all of the above be too much? – but the reality is that most of us are stuck with plain, boring drywall. Here are 11 tutorials, ranging from budget/renter-friendly to hardcore handmade, that will totally transform your walls. This video tutorial makes installing a Stikwood wall look like the most fun home improvement project ever.
Aug 9, 2017
From Über-Ambitious to Super-Simple: Privacy Fences & Screens You Can Make YourselfHome Projects
Got some outdoor space — a teeny balcony, deluxe patio, humble patch of grass, or minimalist concrete pad? Congratulations! Now that you’re part of the landed gentry, you’ll want some privacy. Block prying eyes, wind, and sun with these DIYs, ranging from projects requiring power tools I’ve never heard of to tutorials that amount to basically, “zip a zip tie” and “dig a hole.
Jul 21, 2017
9 Things Design-Obsessed Cat Lovers Need in Their HomeStyle
From aesthetically pleasing litter boxes to posh kitty beds, the pet industry is starting to cater more and more to the design-loving cat person and their menagerie. If you’ve ever brought home a carpet-covered cat tree only to have your cat look at it in disdain, or witness your tabby scratching up your tired-looking furniture, you must know it’s a sign. As a discerning species, your cat naturally deserves the best—and, so does your home.
Jul 18, 2017
Perfect Lighting For Small Spaces: Swing-Arm Wall Sconces Under $200Style
If you’ve been searching for a fresh way to bring more lighting into your home that won’t take up a ton of space, consider the perks of swing-arm wall sconces. Not only are they much less bulky than most table lamps and pendants, these wall-mounted wonders are designed with adjustable arms for a more contemporary—and space-savvy—lighting solution.
Jul 17, 2017
On the Rocks: How To Bring the Marble Look Into Every RoomStyle
The mere mention of marble conjures up the honed surfaces of luxury hotels, iconic landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, and lavish dream kitchens and bathrooms, yet the longstanding stone favorite is making a grand entrance into our homes these days in more affordable ways than just via floor or counter surfaces. Whether splurging for the natural stone itself or opting for the faux look, the trend has never been more attainable to get. Peruse our roundup of marble-ous (see what we did there?
Jul 11, 2017
An Essential Shopping Guide for the Best (Stylish!) Sofa SlipcoversStyle
I've rounded up some of the best options on the market today to help you find slipcovers that are high functioning in both style and practicality. No easy feat!
May 10, 2017
World Sleep Day: 73 of Our Best Tips for Better Shut EyeLiving
No matter which side of the bed you got up on this morning, chances are, you could probably use a little more shut eye. Today is the tenth annual World Sleep Day, an event intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important sleep related issues. We do our fair share of talking about snoozing around here, so today, we’ve rounded up our best tips for a better night’s sleep. Don’t let your space steal your sleep.
Mar 17, 2017
Have a Chic Weekend: 12 Quick & Easy Custom Clutches to Make YourselfHome Projects
Oh, how I love a good clutch! I have a vintage collection given to me by a friend over the past decade and 50¢ thrift store favorites that I don’t have to worry about treating too gently. So, you’d think I wouldn’t need every single one of these DIY confetti-filled, fringed, tasseled, and pom pom-ed clutches… but I definitely do.
Sep 30, 2016
How To Make a Basic Bench a Secret Storage Weapon For Your EntrywayHome Projects
Envision for a moment that your entryway is the gatekeeper Zuul, minion of Gozer the Destructor, who is intent on bringing ruin and damage into the rest of your home. (In this questionable Ghostbusters analogy, that’s all the mail, grocery bags, shoes, and other gear of your comings and goings.) Left unchecked, Zuul will let the evil in, and your overall home’s survival is dependent on a heroic ability to stem the glut of clutter and prevent it from invading your main living space.
Aug 18, 2016
Next Level Shiplap: Creative Ways to Take Wood Paneling Way Beyond WallsHome Projects
Wood paneling’s having a major moment. We’ve written several times about the look as a clean, classic and affordable feature for walls. It also recently showed up in Design Manifest’s cottage kitchen makeover (part of the One Room Challenge) above. If you love what this look has to offer, take a look at all the other ways you take it beyond that one surface… Olive green cabinets and a shiplap-covered range hood FTW, from Jenny Komenda at Little Green Notebook.
Aug 18, 2016
7 Beautiful Rooms with Cork FloorsHome Projects
Cork flooring isn’t nearly as common as say, wood or tile — but once you see how fantastic it looks in these eight spaces, you may be tempted to move it to the top of your list. It offers a warm, natural look, is quite durable and has just a little bit of give underneath, perfect for any space you want to be both beautiful and comfortable. Cork comes in sheets and also tiles, and some cork products look remarkably similar to wood flooring.
Aug 16, 2016
Projects That Pop: DayGlo DIYs That Will Make Your Room ShineHome Projects
A pop of neon does wonders to perk up a room—and when mixed with neutrals and more subdued shades, Dayglo brights look more sophisticated than festival-inspired. Make just one or two of these projects to inject your bedroom, dorm room, or living room with a fun hit of fluorescent color. It doesn’t matter which you choose, because every one of these radiant DIYs is sure to receive compliments. Shown above, personalize an old dresser with a coat of paint and hot pink rope drawer pulls.
Aug 15, 2016
Modern Macramé & To-Die-For Tie Dye: 15 Camp Crafts, All Grown UpHome Projects
If the summer’s got you in the mood to lanyard it up and tie dye everything you own, we say go for it. Here are 15 camp kid blasts from the pasts, perfect for your current, grownup home. This is project that requires a kit, though I think you could probably source the materials yourself at a well-stocked fabric/notions shop. The adjustable closure means you can take them off easily, a huge improvement on the ones we wore all summer until they got all ratty and gross.
Jul 26, 2016
String Them In Style: 14 DIY Lights For Your Porch, Patio & Fire EscapeHome Projects
My string light philosophy is to hang up a strand in December, leave it up all year, then add another when the next December rolls around. Perhaps this summer I’ll do something a little more intentional—and adorable. Transform ping pong balls into the cutest little burgers in the world. If you’ve got ping pong balls but prefer not to crave burgers constantly, use Sharpie paint pens to make these sweetly dotted lights.
Jul 24, 2016
Crafts & Cocktails: 7 DIY Ideas for a Crafternoon with FriendsHome Projects
The summer is the perfect excuse to gather your friends and stretch those creative muscles with a cocktail in hand. Whether you’re planning a casual friends night, bridal shower or birthday party, we’ve gathered a few DIY projects for a truly fun and unique experience. No matter your skill level we’ve got what you need for your next crafternoon! Crafting is always more fun in good company. Everybody secretly wants to be a florist, right?
Jul 23, 2016
Swanning About: 10 Swan DIY Projects & IdeasHome Projects
If it wasn’t for the grounding influence of the Apartment Therapy editors, this post would probably be 10 DIY Björk Swan Dress Swimsuits To Wear On Your Swan Pool Float, so you have them to thank for this collection of planters, cake toppers, headbands, straws—and the most amazing donuts ever. I know I just said I don’t like feathers near my food—that includes drinks—but I couldn’t resist these.
Jul 22, 2016
Here’s the Secret To Looking & Feeling Cool All Summer: Updo DIY IdeasHome Projects
No matter how many times I see magazine articles demo’ing how to achieve flowing beach-y waves, I still just throw my hair up into a style that keeps my neck from becoming a sweaty, sticky mess. (Minnesota’s more than 10,000 lakes are basically just beautiful, relaxing, humidity factories!) Any effort I make to create curl wand magic instantly becomes completely pointless as soon as I step outside.
Jul 20, 2016
This Must Be The Place: 11 House Number DIY IdeasHome Projects
Add some curb appeal and get those numbers noticed.
Jul 8, 2016
Wardrobe Makeovers: How To Restyle Your Jeans & Denim for SummerHome Projects
While I’m not the type of person to cut off all her jeans on the first hot day of the year—I only have two pairs, after all—I can’t help but appreciate the inherent summery-ness of a well-done pair of cutoffs. This summer, transform old jeans, horribly out-of-date jean skirts, and denim yardage into pieces you’ll be rocking all season long.
Jul 7, 2016
Doormat DIY Ideas: Fast, Fun Fixes to Upgrade Your EntrywayHome Projects
First impressions count right? One of the first things any visitor will notice about your home is the doormat. While many opt for the typical brown grassy mat, you don’t have to settle for a boring design. Add custom messages, cut shapes, and play with color! There are many inexpensive ways to add personality and give guests a happy place to wipe their shoes.
Jun 21, 2016
Summery Style: 9 DIY Rope Rug Projects to TryHome Projects
While winter brings to mind ornate wool rugs and sturdy but plain salt- and snow-soaked doormats, summer rugs can be lighter and more playful. Buy and dye some dollar store clotheslines or recycle your old climbing ropes and get to knitting, crocheting, coiling, or just good old-fashioned gluing. This tutorial requires $16 worth of clothesline rope and some hardcore crochet skills, and the result is totally spa-worthy.
Jun 17, 2016
It’s Baaaaaack: A Dozen Modern Decoupage DIY ProjectsHome Projects
While decoupage has some less-than-pleasant associations for me—the browned, peeling masking tape-decoupaged vases at my favorite Mexican restaurant, the sticky and stained tabletops at a diner I used to frequent—it is a fantastic technique that can easily transform boring or beat-up globes, shoes, balloons, and recyclables into something truly special.
Jun 15, 2016
Summer Style Upgrade: 10 DIY Ways to Spruce Up Your SandalsHome Projects
Sandal weather is upon us! I spent the winter with my feet trapped in snow boots and multiple layers of socks and am thrilled to be able to release them from their furry, wooly traps. Sandals protect feet while letting them be free, so let’s honor our beloved warm-weather footwear with these 10 sandal-enhancing tutorials. DIY Jeweled Sandals by Honestly…WTF Inspired by $595 Marni sandals, this tutorial spices up a walkable pair of shoes.
Jun 2, 2016
DIY Inspiration: Mid-Century Shell Chair Updates & UpgradesHome Projects
We love the classic Eames shell chairs for all their beautiful simplicity, but even the most classic and beautiful things in life can sometimes use an upgrade. Whether you’ve got an original in need of restoration or a knockoff that could use some jazzing-up, there’s a project here to suit your chair — and your style. Print out a banana leaf pattern, decoupage it to the seat, paint the legs coral, and voila—tropical chair!
May 30, 2016
10 of the Most Adorable Planters EverStyle
These planters are so darn cute, they might just steal the show from your houseplants (it’s a risk I’m willing to take!). Pair each pint-sized pot with an air plant or tiny succulent, then let them strut their stuff along a mantel, bookshelf, or windowsill. Octopus air plant hanger, from theYarnKitchen, $24. Have your air plants go deep-sea diving in a felted wool octopus hanger, available in 24 different colors. Cat ceramic plant pot, by Noe Marin, $29.
May 27, 2016
10 Holographic DIYs Fit For a UnicornHome Projects
Iridescent, holographic, rainbow fun has been taking over decor, fashion, makeup, and even food — check out the Unicorn Grilled Cheese, Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches, metallic rainbow flatware, and rainbow-sparkle Birthday Cake Popcorn over at The Kitchn — and I can’t get enough. Here are 10 projects that will let you revel in the over-the-top shiny rainbow madness. Brace yourself: this roundup includes both Koosh balls and a seahorse unicorn!
May 23, 2016