26
Mar 19

7 Bright Bedroom Ideas to Steal From IKEA


Because sometimes a little color is all you need to spice up your space.
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20
Feb 19

Could This Bedroom Trend Actually Help You Get a Better Night of Sleep?

The one place I’ve been seeing a lot of color lately is in bedrooms, and things are getting dark. Navy and midnight blues, charcoal grays, deep teals, and even black, which is the trickiest to pull off if you don’t get a lot of natural light in your space. But it’s doable. The word on the street is that this trend might actually be beneficial for sleep—either it helps you drift off easily and/or stay asleep longer. And that’s because darkness, or lack of light, is key for melatonin production.

What’s less clear, however, is whether wall color or bedding color, for that matter—has any bearing on said melatonin production. My guess is that it can’t hurt, but I talked to a few pros to get their take on dark bedrooms and whether they’re actually beneficial for catching zzz’s or not.

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20
Jan 19

10 Colorful Living Room Ideas to Steal From IKEA

Feel like your living room could use an injection of color, but not sure how to start the process? We feel the same, so we spent some time digging through IKEA’s picture gallery for a ton of colorful inspiration. From seating vignettes to open-air concepts, you’re sure to be inspired by our favorite images below.

Bonus: The links are shoppable, so if you find a piece (or two) that you like, you can click through to purchase the item you’re coveting.

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12
Jan 19

Is This Color 2019's Answer to Millennial Pink?

The New Year is here and it’s bringing a whole slew of cool new home decor trends with it. According to our friends at Etsy, the popular hues of yesteryear—think: millennial pink and ultraviolet—are on their way out, and burnt orange is about to be everywhere.

With trend casters betting on other earth-toned fads for the upcoming year, including Southwestern-style motifs and natural fabrics, it makes sense that the desert-inspired hue is about to have a big moment in the design world. In fact, decor elements in shades of burnt orange have been popping up in our home tours for a hot minute now—usually in small but impactful doses.

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08
Jan 19

A Fun Swedish Home Has a Pink Kitchen and an Indoor Skate Ramp — House Tour

Name: Christin Haussman, my husband Lars, with our two kids Calle and Emma.
Location: Upplands Väsby — North of Stockholm, Sweden
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years Lived In: Myself 4 years, the hubby 12 years, owned

I am originally from Germany but have lived in England and Scotland, until moving to Sweden five years ago. Sweden is a bit of an outdoorsy-type country, so I was like let’s start a new hobby! I started skateboarding, because well, that just always looked real fun, right? Long story short, eventually I met my now-husband, Lars and his son Calle. Making another long story short—with a few years on and a baby added in the mix and a spontaneous elopement in Las Vegas—we are living a fun, not always easy, but exciting patchwork-family life.

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04
Jan 19

Home Horoscopes: The Best Colors for Your Zodiac Sign

As we move into 2019, we’re ready for colors to get deeper and richer, taking 2018’s go-to shades (think: millennial pink and the ever-ubiquitous white) and giving them a jewel- and gemstone-inspired makeover. Combined with plush materials like velvet, these hues are tapping into our more serious sides. If you want to jump on the trend, but aren’t sure how to make it work, let the stars be your guide: Here are the best colors for each astrological sign.

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03
Jan 19

7 Paint Colors That Scream "Modern Farmhouse"

It’s 2019, and yet, “modern farmhouse” style is still crushing it. What does that say about us? Probably that we all need a little more simplicity in our lives—less tech, more nature. We might not actually want to live on a farm, but we sure wouldn’t mind if the inside of our houses looked like we did. But again, we’re not talking roosters and cows plastered all over things, or even an actual barn—but barn wood works! There’s something timeless about the mix of this style’s characteristic wood tones, older pieces with character, and its soft, utilitarian finishes like matte black. But paint is the one place where I see things lacking. Generally, all white is the preferred paint palette. So I wanted to do some digging to see what other colors (in addition to white), when surrounded by the above things, could feel “modern farmhouse.” Here’s what made the list.

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01
Jan 19

7 Beautiful Wintry Color Palettes We Can't Get Enough Of

I love color and really think any shades can work year-round in your home if you’re a big enough fan of them. And sure, colors are seasonal—white feels like summer, pastels read as springy, and darker shades are always going to be more autumnal or appropriate for winter. But the magic is really in the mix. Most shades can go either way, depending on what you pair them with. So if you’re looking for a little palette inspo for a 2019 makeover or renovation, take a peek at these rooms. They’ve all channeled winter vibes but aren’t sparse, cold, or off putting in the slightest bit. Here’s why they work so well, for winter and beyond.

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31
Dec 18

13 of the Most Vibrant, Colorful Homes of the Year

Full of boldly colored walls, fun furniture, and vibrant accessories, these 13 homes are bursting with vivid hues in bold ways. They just might inspire you to do some painting in the new year.

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30
Dec 18

The Best Colors to Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

The painter Wassily Kandinsky was on to something when he said, “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”

When decorating your home, color has the power to completely transform the place. A relaxing color can transform your room into a soothing oasis or add a jolt of energy to your kitchen or living room. And if you’re working with a smaller space, some colors can even make your space look bigger.

Of course, not all colors and rooms are created, so we turned to the pros. Below, several experts weigh in on which hues can help you make the most of your space.

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