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Justina Blakeney is Betting This Throwback Teen Trend Makes a Comeback
You know what they say...everything old is new again.
Feb 2, 2018
Velvet Is Taking Over (& We’re Not Mad About It)
For the longest time in home design, velvet has been synonymous with luxury and opulence, and I’m not suggesting that’s changed overnight. But when I spoke to interior designer Nicole Gibbons just before the holidays, she seemed to think that this once fancy pants material was starting to go mainstream, mainly because of advances in fabric technology.
Feb 1, 2018
The Next Best Place to Shop for Home Decor is…Instagram?
There’s a new trend sweeping the ‘gram and it’s not a flashy filter. Retailers from all over the globe are starting to use the social media platform to sell their goods, so you can actually shop for stuff while scrolling through their feeds. You’ve probably seen the little white shopping bag icons popping up in the upper right hand corner of some of your favorite retailer’s feeds.
Jan 31, 2018
Move Aside All-White Kitchens: This Natural Wood Look is On Your Heels
If House Beautiful Editor-in-Chief Sophie Donelson has anything to say about it, we're done with white kitchens.
Jan 30, 2018
These Two ’80s Motifs are Making a Serious Comeback
A quick Pinterest search or conversation with a decorator will tell you 2018 is going to be quite the throwback year design-wise. Specifically, the ’70s and ’80s are surging, and two of those decades’ close-cousin decorative motifs—terrazzo and anything Memphis style—are bubbling up to the surface.
Jan 30, 2018
Why Black Marble is Giving White Marble the Boot in the Kitchen
It might be time for white marble to step down from its throne.
Jan 29, 2018
We’re Calling It: The Top Kitchen Paint Colors for 2018
One of my favorite new trends in design is the return of color to the kitchen. For the second year running, I’m taking a look at current color trends and predicting what we’ll see in the kitchen in the year to come. Some of these colors you’ll recognize from my 2017 predictions, while others are new to the scene. If you love both color and kitchen design, you’re sure to find something to excite you here. My #1 color prediction for kitchens this year? Green.
Jan 28, 2018
This Is What People Are Splurging On In Kitchens
Americans spend an average of $25,800 to remodel a small to mid-sized kitchen, according to the 2018 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. That’s for a full overhaul including all new cabinetry and appliances; upgrading a larger kitchen (more than 200 square feet) averages $42,000. Those are big numbers, and no doubt most people do their best to trim them down if possible.
Jan 28, 2018
This is How Much People Are Willing to Spend on a Remodel
Many of us dream of upgrading at least some part of our homes, to make them: a) look better b) be more functional and c) feel more like us. Most people aren’t made of money, however, and look for the best ways to get bang for the buck. So, how much are you willing to spend on a remodel, and what would you do for that amount? Trulia recently conducted a poll of Americans and found that 76% of them plan to renovate or remodel their homes.
Jan 26, 2018
If You Can’t Take Another Year of Millennial Pink, Give These Colors a Try in 2018
Pepto pink—and all its rosé-colored incarnations—really enjoyed a moment in 2017 in the home and fashion design space. And by moment, I mean a whole year (or two). Personally, as much as I enjoy a pop of pink here and there, I’ve had enough of it already. Which got me to thinking, what’s going to be the next “it” color? A few decorator friends told me it would be off-white, but, as essential neutrals, cream and beige never really went away.
Jan 26, 2018
This Unexpected Kitchen Cabinet Color is Suddenly Everywhere
Here’s a fun one: which bold color, a favorite from the ’80s that’s recently experienced a resurgence, is suddenly making a splash in the kitchen? That’s right — it’s teal green.
Jan 21, 2018
Was Pantone Right All Along About This Once-Reviled Color?
Each year, the color experts at Pantone make a pick for Color of the Year. Sometimes their selections are right on the money—in 2016, they correctly predicted the rise of Millennial pink. Other choices seem a bit…odd. 2014’s Radiant Orchid wore out its welcome fast, and while it’s a lovely color, I’m still kind of at a loss as to what to do with Ultra Violet. But by far the biggest head-scratcher of recent memory was 2015’s Marsala.
Jan 18, 2018
This Non-Traditional Hardwood Floor is On the Rise
Here’s a non-traditional hardwood floor that deserves a second look: wide planks. These beautifully crafted floors really evoke a sense of warmth and old-world charm, and make your room look larger, more open and less crowded. When the outside world feels complicated, unpredictable — and sometimes downright unsafe — creating a warm, authentic environment at home seems more important than ever. As trends go, this one has weight and longevity.
Jan 16, 2018
Black Is the New Blonde: Is the Scandi Light Wood Trend Over?
There's a new contender in town that we're happy to get behind.
Jan 14, 2018
Surprising Indoor Plant Trends for 2018
Plants have exploded in popularity in the past couple of years, and monstera and sansevieria are now household names. At various times we’ve anointed rubber trees and pothos the next big things, but what we are seeing now isn’t your garden variety greenery. Plant experts share the surprising trends they see on deck and ready to roar into 2018.
Jan 14, 2018
People Remodel Kitchens for a Lot of Reasons, But Cooking Isn’t One of Them
For all our obsession with cooking shows, Americans appear more likely to find inspiration for their new kitchen from a Container Store catalog than a celebrity chef or Bon Appetit. When asked about functional priorities for their recent or current kitchen remodels, American homeowners surveyed by Houzz talked about better organization, the ability to entertain, and the ease of cleaning or disinfecting surfaces, among other concerns.
Jan 11, 2018
It’s Official: These Three Kitchen Features Are Falling Out of Favor
Like the outdated finishes they were once meant to refresh, some staples of the all-American kitchen renovation are starting to show their age and are waning in popularity — including the longtime king of countertops. That’s according to Houzz’s 2018 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study.
Jan 10, 2018
You’re About to See This Decorating Trend Everywhere
We’re calling it now. The geometric trend that presented itself in the triangle print here and the faceted vase there is about to blow up. With Pantone declaring it one of the hottest trends of the new year (and we personally agree based on what we’ve been seeing), you’re bound to notice simple shapes picking up speed and adorning everything from tiles, wallpaper, home furnishings and decor. Expect to see plenty of circles, triangles and hexagons galore!
Jan 10, 2018
8 Tile Trends We Think Are Going to be Big in 2018
It’s no secret that I love tile, and 2017 was a very good time for tile. On backsplashes and walls and floors and even ceilings, a huge variety of styles blossomed — more color and shape and pattern than ever before. Reflecting on the past year, and looking forward to the future, here are eight tile trends I predict will be big in 2018.
Jan 8, 2018
Our Favorite Bathroom Trends To Watch Out For in 2018
If you think the bathroom is a boring space, then clearly, you haven’t been paying attention. Lately I’ve been seeing lots of exciting trends for the bathroom — here are some of my favorites for 2018. Hint: expect more color, fun shapes, and lots and lots of tile. Bathrooms, by their nature, tend to have a lot of straight lines, and a different shaped mirror can be a lovely counterbalance to that.
Jan 7, 2018
7 “Old Fashioned” Decor Ideas That Are Actually Super Chic
Blue and white ginger jars have always had a special place in decorators’ (and grandma’s) hearts, but Chinoiserie has had a massive boom in searches on Pinterest lately, meaning it’s going mainstream. And that spike is only part of a much larger trend of old, antique, and retro aesthetics coming back into vogue. Not only are ginger jars having a moment, but so are sputnik lamps, velvet upholstery, and rattan pieces, among many others.
Jan 7, 2018
Emily Henderson Thinks This Retro Finish Is the New Brass
Late last year, popular designer, Emily Henderson, mentioned that she’s over brass finishes and digging chrome lately. This from the gal whose blog used to be called “The Brass Petal”? That’s a major departure for her, but she might have a point. I’m glad design is past the love affair it had with brushed nickel in the early 2000s, and while I personally still love a little gold glitz, I feel like I can maybe get down with shiny silver chrome, too.
Jan 7, 2018
9 Exciting Spring Decor Trends Spotted in West Elm’s New Catalog
With a new year comes a renewed interest in upcoming design shifts. And while we frequently turn to decor experts and pros to tell us what they’re seeing, sometimes, what’s in the pipeline can be easily seen right at the retail level. Cruising through West Elm’s recent spring release revealed nine trends we’re pretty pumped about. Check them out and let us know what you think!
Jan 6, 2018
The 2017 Decor Trends We’re Betting Will Stick Around for 2018
There were a lot of interesting things going on, design-wise, in 2017, and we did our best to keep you apprised of them all. Looking back over the trends we reported on in the past year, there are a few that feel like a flash in the pan, but others that we’d be happy to see stick around for another year (or more). Here are our best bets for design trends from 2017 that will continue into 2018, and beyond. Sick of all-white interiors? So is everyone else.
Jan 3, 2018
5 Trends from 2017 We’re Ready to Say Goodbye To
As we welcome the new year, we’re also looking back on this past year in design—to the trends we want to see more of, and to others we’re more than ready to say goodbye to. Here are 5 trends from 2017 that are starting to feel a bit tired. White, and often only white, has been the hue that’s dominated interiors for a long, long time now. In 2018, we’re feeling a change: bolder colors, and lots of them.
Jan 2, 2018
Something Called a Pajama Lounge Is Trending (& You’re Going to Want One)
There’s a new term roaming the corridors of the internet that made our ears perk up the second we heard it and we think you’re going to like it, too. It’s called a “pajama lounge”, and we want one. The idea is nothing new, though: growing up in suburbia, you may have had an upstairs loft or living room where the kids studied, watched TV maybe before heading down to the kitchen for a bowl of cereal if your home was spacious enough.
Dec 23, 2017
This New Art Trend is Perfect for Readers
While you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can definitely appreciate its cover art. With that logic, it’s no surprise then that some of the greatest book (and album, magazine, and newspaper) covers of all time are suddenly popping up in the form of wall artwork in the homes of tastemakers across the globe.
Dec 20, 2017
The Hot Fashion Trend All Over Pinterest You Should Steal for Your Home
Well, Pinterest has spoken, and according to the inspirational search engine, “Plastic makes perfect.” What does that mean exactly? Well, the terms “Lucite” and “patent leather” have been popping up a ton in their site searches lately and they’re placing major bets that the clear material will be everywhere by spring. And while this trend was declared for fashion, we think it’s an easy jump to home decor.
Dec 19, 2017
7 Passé Home Trends Designers Wish Would Make a Comeback
Wall-to-wall carpeting or sponge painted walls, anyone?
Dec 19, 2017
Retailers Are Betting That Millennials Can’t Do Anything
26-year-olds are the largest age group in the United States right now, and, aside from making avocado toast and going to libraries, can’t do much of anything. So goes the thinking at some major retailers, who are shifting marketing strategies in the hope that millennials turn to them to fill the gap between their desire for a cozy, welcoming home, and the practical life skills needed to get there.
Dec 18, 2017
Don’t Go Bankrupt: Here’s Where to Buy Those Super Trendy Giant Knit Blankets For Less
Obsessed with the giant knit blanket trend but don't feel like remortgaging your home in order to afford one?
Dec 18, 2017
2017 Kitchen Trends That Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon
Look, kitchen trends are fun to follow, but you probably don’t want your kitchen to be trendy. Outfits can change, even paint colors, but for the vast majority of people, changing your kitchen with the changing winds of style just isn’t realistic. With this in mind, we’re always looking for new and fresh kitchen ideas that will still feel fresh within a couple of years. Here are seven bets for kitchen “trends” from 2017 that have serious staying power.
Dec 17, 2017
A Trend Forecaster On What You’ll Be Buying For Your Home in 2018
With the new year looming, we couldn’t help but take a sneak peek to see what we might be purchasing, making, loving, and coveting in 2018. We turned to Nancy Fire, the design powerhouse behind Design Works International, HGTV Home, Studio Design NYC, and Kelly Ripa Home to help us navigate what’s new and what’s next.
Dec 15, 2017
This Instagram Holiday Trend Epitomizes 2017 Decor Vibes
2017 was a year infatuated with desert vibes. Everywhere you turned it seemed as though someone was waving goodbye to city life for the quiet and dusty roads of Joshua Tree, or you know, cactus stores were popping up in your neighborhood. And now, one look at Instagram, and you’ll notice that those desert vibes have taken over Christmas in a big way. Enter: The Cactus Christmas tree.
Dec 14, 2017
The Exciting Art Trend That’s All Over Pinterest Right Now
Bye bye gallery wall.
Dec 13, 2017
According to Pinterest, This Shade is 2018’s New Neutral
And no, it's not blush, again.
Dec 13, 2017
Fringe Is Back & I’m as Surprised as You Are
Okay, look, let me be perfectly honest: this post wasn’t my idea. When Arlyn, our Design Editor, suggested that I write about fringe as a new design trend, my initial reaction was, well, skeptical. My associations with fringe are few, and unflattering: that leg lamp from “A Christmas Story”, cheap costumes from low-budget Wild West saloon scenes, heavy tassels hanging from overdone 1980s window treatments. But, gamely, I dived into a little Pinterest research.
Dec 13, 2017
Here’s Where You’ll Be Traveling in 2018, According to Airbnb
Even if you’ve never heard of a ryokan, the traditional Far East style of bed & breakfast is about to start blowing up your social media feeds, according to Airbnb. The peer to peer vacation rental giant cites two cities in Japan in its top three most popular cities, and projects a 2175 percent increase in booking requests to Korea ahead of the Olympics, in its just-released 2018 Travel Trend Forecast.
Dec 12, 2017
The Cheerful Curb Appeal Idea That’s Trending on Pinterest
Nothing says “welcome home” like a smart exterior. Though if your curb appeal could use some punching up, there’s a relatively simple and effective way to change that, and it’s currently trending on Pinterest. Today, the Pinterest 100—the company’s 2018 trend report—was released, and we spied this tried and true trick for updating your home: a boldly hued front door.
Dec 12, 2017
The Pinterest Plant Trend That’s Anything But Boring
These plants will be everywhere in 2018, according to Pinterest.
Dec 12, 2017
The Half Wreath is the Only Way We’re Doing Wreaths This Year
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what gives the half wreath its undeniable je ne sais quoi. Perhaps it’s its deconstructed, minimal aesthetic; or maybe it’s just a blatant disregard for convention that we find so attractive. Whatever it is, one thing’s for certain…this elevated look is affordable, accessible, and totally DIYable for all. Half wreaths are versatile in that they can be left simple, or embellished with as many blooms and baubles as your heart desires.
Dec 10, 2017
8 Rooms in Pantone’s Color of the Year We’re Totally Crushing On
Purple is not an easy color to design with. On a shirt or boldly patterned dress it’s wonderful and bold, but in a room, it can be incredibly tricky and go from bad to worse with one false move. Where blue is basic and the everyman of the color world (I mean, it goes with everything and near impossible to mess up), lilacs and plums and, well, ultraviolet, are as easy to work with as a prickly cactus. Plucky shades of purple are the hardest.
Dec 7, 2017
No Fireplace Needed: The Clever Stocking Hanging Idea Taking Over Pinterest
One of the most charming things about holiday decor are the stockings lined up across a mantel—but what happens if you don’t have a fireplace? Ah well, then of course you dot your staircase banister with them. What? No staircase either? Never fear! This clever idea taking over Pinterest works for everyone, no matter your architectural shortcomings. Decorative ladders in living rooms have been a big trend these last few years, usually used to hang blankets and throws.
Dec 7, 2017
Here’s Our Prediction for the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year
Every year since 2000, color giant Pantone has picked one shade (okay, in 2016 it was two shades) to be the Color of the Year. The announcement, which occurs in early December for the coming year, is a hotly anticipated event in the design world, and invariably produces a great deal of commentary and even controversy.
Dec 4, 2017
The Paper-Free Gift Wrapping Technique You Need to Try This Year
I did not grow up in a house that delicately opened gifts on Christmas morning. My mother did not collect all the intact gift wrap, fold it carefully and stash it away for another use. We were savages that ripped open presents with abandon. The more shreds I could get out of each box, the longer the unwrapping lasted, which made me a happier child. (My mother did, however, always save gift boxes—the kind you put shirts and pajama sets in—as well as gift bags because she was no fool.
Dec 4, 2017
These Ultra Trendy Tiles Have Taken Homes by Storm
There are so many beautiful flooring options out there. One that I’m particularly excited about is wood-look tiles. While still achieving the warm tone that real wood brings to a space, wood-look tiles are made from porcelain that can stand up to moisture in any room in the house. From kitchens to living rooms, bathrooms and beyond, these trendy tiles are a hardy option that will not only look fantastic, but will be able to withstand daily wear and tear for years to come.
Dec 4, 2017
In the #MeToo Moment, The Wing is the Women-Only Club We Need
In 2016, Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan came together to create a co-working space with an unusual mission. Inspired by the women’s clubs that flourished in early 20th century New York, they imagined a space that would cater exclusively to women. Thus was born The Wing, an organization that is part co-working space, part social club, and all female.
Dec 1, 2017
Is Joanna Gaines’ Favorite Feature Disappearing from Bathrooms?
Maybe you're glad to see it go.
Nov 30, 2017
Twitter Has A Lot of Feelings About This New Holiday Trend
If 2017 left you feeling like your life got flipped turned upside down, then you wouldn’t be the only one. And there’s a new (whimsical?) holiday trend to support the state of affairs, and we have Karl Lagerfeld to thank/blame. On Wednesday, Claridge’s unveiled their annual Christmas tree, a tradition which hospitality site The Caterer calls “one of the highlights of the London hotel festive season”, and this year, it’s… upside down.
Nov 25, 2017
10 Bathrooms Inspired by Design’s Most Daring Decade
The phrase “’80s bathroom” may conjure a bit of a shudder — along with images of cracked square tile and particle-board vanities. But right now we’re feeling inspired by an entirely different kind of ’80s bathroom, one not necessarily built in the ’80s but definitely inspired by the decade.
Nov 21, 2017
Deck The Halls With Avocado Toast: These Holiday Decorations Are Peak 2017
It has been quite the year. If you want to memorialize this particular trip around the sun in the most festive way possible, let us present to you: our guide to holiday decorations that are peak 2017. Whether you pick up a single houseplant ornament or go for all of the below, know that you’ll have marked the passing of time in the most extra way possible. Wondershop 6ft Prelit Artificial Christmas Tree, sale $95.99: It’s not 2017 without a millennial pink/rose gold tree.
Nov 20, 2017
Could Italian Modernism Be the New Look of Now?
Is this the look that's destined to be all over design blogs in two to five years? Or just a flash in the pan?
Nov 20, 2017
Minimalism is Dead. Long Live…Minimalism?
When I first started blogging for Apartment Therapy, there was a certain minimal, Scandinavian look that was absolutely everywhere. You’ve probably seen it: white floor, white walls, neutral palette, very little furniture (although quite possibly with a sheepskin draped over a chair.) Over the years, I’ve watched the interiors on our site (and others) grow more cozy, cluttered, and colorful. I’ve read countless articles about maximalism being the new minimalism.
Nov 9, 2017
The One “Boho” Piece Definitely Worth Adding to Your Home
The beauty of the boho look lies in how easy it is to make it your own. You don’t need to commit to the whole ’70s-California-art-teacher aesthetic to nod to the trend. Instead, an accessory or two is just enough. The trinity of boho decor is comprised of three key pieces: Kilim rugs, macrame wall hangings and rattan ottomans.
Nov 8, 2017
The Modern Take on Tufting You’re Going to Love
I’m at a loss to explain how this happens, but sometimes something that’s been around for a really long time suddenly feels very, very now. Case in point: channel tufting. Ever since Dabney wrote a post about adding channel tufting to your walls, I’ve been seeing it everywhere, and each example seems more perfect than the last. Here’s a little more channel tufting inspiration, plus our favorite furniture picks for getting the look at home.
Nov 7, 2017
Kitchens Without Upper Cabinets: Should You Go Without?
Do you think you could go without?
Nov 6, 2017
Pineapples Are Coming For Your Christmas Trees
If you wandered over to Instagram or Pinterest at all during October, you probably saw your share of carved pineapples instead of pumpkins (yes, this is apparently a thing). Not satisfied with just being a symbol of summer, the tropical fruit is also aiming to take over Christmas by standing in for your fir or pine.
Nov 4, 2017
Over & Out: 10 Home Trends Our Readers Are Ready to Say Goodbye To
To dig into the heads of our most loyal followers, we surveyed readers last month on a bevy of topics. They revealed their favorite cleaning shortcuts, their most hated chore, even the Apartment Therapy advice that has been a game-changer for their home life. We also asked them about trends. We learned that readers are still pretty much into the whole boho look and really love colored doors (and color, in general).
Oct 29, 2017
How “Gen Z Yellow” Became the Color of a Generation
As a person who writes content for the internet, I am uncomfortably familiar with the lengths people will go to to entice people to click on their content. “X is the new Y” is a well-trod and reliable formula. Because who wouldn’t want to know what’s new? So when I saw the first flurry of articles crowning something called “Gen Z Yellow” the new Millennial Pink, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes a little bit. Another day, another trend piece.
Oct 26, 2017
The Statement-Making Lighting Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of
Statement pendants are a lot like statement earrings or necklaces. Find a compelling enough fixture (or piece of jewelry), and you can keep the rest of your room (or outfit) pretty simple. Oversized fixtures not only shine a light on your space, they also draw the eye upward and can make a room seem loftier, fancier and definitely more pulled together.
Oct 24, 2017
The Most Expensive Cities To Remodel Your Bathroom, Ranked
If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom this year, and wondering how much you’ll spend, this is when you either curse or celebrate the city you call home. Some locales roll out the remodeling red carpet and give you a lot of bang for your buck. Other cities laugh while you silently and grudgingly hand over your wallet. Is your city on the list of most expensive places to remodel your WC? Houzz recently released their 2017 U.S.
Oct 22, 2017
10 Paint Colors With Cult Followings
Go-to paint colors we see over and over again.
Oct 13, 2017
Are People Really Painting Their Walls White For Insta-Stardom?
The Wall Street Journal recently published a story with a simple yet shocking premise: “To make their home interiors look better on Instagram and amass more followers, millennials and social-media mavens are painting their walls white.” What do you think of that? What do we think of that?
Oct 12, 2017
The #1 Reason People Finally Remodel Their Kitchens
There are so many reasons to remodel your kitchen. You just bought a house and you hate what’s there now. Perhaps you finally saved up some money and can afford the change. Or, you plan to sell the home in a couple of years and think new cabinets will appeal to buyers. All good reasons, but do you want to know the most common thing that pushed people to finally take the plunge and redo their kitchens? #1 Reason: Because homeowners just can’t stand their current one anymore.
Oct 4, 2017
The Pattern Trends That May Have Overstayed Their Welcome
Before getting down to business, I would like to say no disrespect to any of the prints featured in this article. They are all wonderful motifs in their own right, but for reasons ranging from over saturation to too many knock-off versions, 2017 may be the year to put down the palms. What do you think? I reached out to a couple of well-known designers to get their take on prints they think are too trendy or tired.
Oct 3, 2017
The Outdated Kitchen Trend We Think Can Make a Comeback
The history of design is littered with defunct trends — things that were popular for a brief span of time and are now reviled, or just forgotten. Some of them probably don’t deserve a revival (I’m looking at you, shag carpeting), but others are worth a second look. One thing that falls squarely into the second camp? The mirrored backsplash. If I’m not mistaken, the first time this trend came around was in the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Oct 1, 2017
Trend Alert: Is Teal the New Millennial Pink?
Dusty pink is everywhere. Call it millennial pink if you want to, but anybody who lived through the 1980s will recognize that dusky shade of rose. The ’80s, generally, are having a huge influence on interior design right now, which has got me thinking: if dusty pink can come roaring back, can that other ’80s staple — teal — be far behind? Here are some of my favorite examples of the color, whether on walls or tile or accessories. What do you think?
Oct 1, 2017
Marshalls Releases Their Fall Trend Report and It’s Not Fall Until This Gourd-geous Decoration Arrives
Now that it’s officially autumn, how are you updating your space for the season? Thrill of the hunt retailer Marshalls released their fall trend report this week, and here’s what they have to say about the home. Marshalls surveyed 1,000 women and found that an overwhelming majority (72 precent) feel like fall has officially arrived when they put out the first pumpkin decoration in their home.
Sep 29, 2017
Get Onboard With Pinterest’s Most Popular Plant Trend
Plants have taken hold of the home decorating arena, quickly becoming everyone’s favorite accessory, and while there are no places off limits for your green babies, there may be one spot you’re overlooking: the bathroom. Searches for “shower plants” are up 302% on Pinterest so what’s all the fuss about? I’m not advocating turning your bathroom into a jungle, but a few well-placed ferns and beyond can do a couple of things for you.
Sep 27, 2017
Is Hygge Still A Thing? We Investigate.
Hygge was one of Oxford Dictionary’s Words of the Year in 2016, when the concept of conscious coziness was everywhere. Apartment Therapy featured What Does Hygge Mean?, How To Add More Hygge, Hygge Can Be A Recipe For A Happy Life, Hooked On A (Hygge) Feeling…and a handful of other hygge-theme posts. (We also ran Hygge and Hot Chocolate way back in 2007.) But as we head into fall 2017, does the Danish philosophy still have a hold on us?
Sep 25, 2017
Budget Remodeling Ideas Hiding in the IKEA 2018 Catalog
We all know IKEA is a slam dunk for stylish and affordable furniture and accessories, and their annual catalog is pure eye candy for fans looking to buy and potentially hack their products. But here’s what I didn’t realize until very recently: their styled photos are also a treasure trove of fantastic remodeling ideas that are both design savvy and do-able within a small budget. Get inspired by what I found in the pages of their 2018 book, and then get busy.
Sep 17, 2017
How a Decorating Duo Would Spend $200 to Update a Bedroom
We’ve heard it time and again: the bedroom is often the last place you tackle decorating because it’s behind closed doors (and it seems more practical to devote your energy and dollars to the more public areas of your home). However, just because you’re not ready to take a deep dive into reimagining your sleeping quarters doesn’t mean there isn’t something you can do to spruce up the place in the meantime…sort of like a pre-makeover.
Sep 12, 2017