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Feb 19

7 Rooms That Prove a Full Sized Sofa Isn't the Be-All, End-All of Living Room Design

Alright—what I’m about to say here is going to be very controversial: A successfully decorated living room doesn’t need a full-sized sofa. Boom! Notice I didn’t say seating though. You obviously need that in spades, especially if you want to have people over or entertain. But if your living room just isn’t big enough for a sectional or even a full-sized sofa, don’t force it. Instead find yourself an alternative—a loveseat, an armchair, a settee. You’ll be surprised what might work—even something non-traditional like a chaise, bench or a stack of floor pillows can get the job done. Need some proof? These seven rooms are giving me life right now.

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06
Feb 19

On the Hunt for Home Accent Pieces? Shop This One Kings Lane Sale and Get an Extra 20% Off

There’s plenty of attention focused on choosing furniture and other essentials for your home—after all, those are the most pressing and timely purchases once the moving in process has begun. Once everything is in place, however, its the accent pieces and decor that really makes your home feel uniquely yours. They can take years to accumulate, but that means you can also browse at your leisure until the perfect lamp, tray, or side table catches your eye.

One destination for sourcing these goods is One Kings Lane, a treasure trove of interesting finds curated from multiple sources. If you’re looking for distinctive accent pieces that ooze personality, this is your place—although prices tend to be on the high end. Happily, One Kings Lane is currently offering an additional 20 percent off sale items with the code OKL20MORE, making already lower-priced goods discounted up to 70 percent off. Check out what we have our eye on below, and browse the entire sale here.

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04
Feb 19

These Brands are Making It Super Easy to Set Up Your Home

A beautiful home is just a few clicks away.

Over the past few years, a crop of new direct-to-consumer companies have been sprouting up, disrupting the design industry as we knew it and making it easier to decorate your home to your heart’s desire.

Why enlist a courier to drop off a big, bulky mattress when you can have a boxed one delivered to your doorstep? Want to hang something on your walls? You can have your favorite pieces professionally framed and shipped back to you in a few weeks time. There are even companies that take the guesswork out of selecting a paint swatch or undergoing renovations.

In fact, there are so many new companies sprouting up that it’s hard to keep track. To help, we created a comprehensive list of the best brands that make it easy to turn your house into a home:

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02
Feb 19

9 of the Best Super Bowl Party Ideas, According to Pinterest

Super Bowl LIII is this weekend. If you’re not a diehard Patriots or Rams fan, you may not be too hyped up. It’s even possible you forgot the big game is coming up this weekend. You’re forgiven because there’s still time to whip up a Sunday afternoon fiesta, complete with decorations and themed snacks.

Pinterest has plenty of clever and chic ideas to help you elevate your Super Bowl party decor, no matter who you’re cheering for this year. We picked out the nine Super Bowl party ideas you should try.

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28
Jan 19

7 Easy (and Affordable) Ways to Adultify Your Home

If we’re being totally honest, a walk down memory lane can be a very cringe-worthy experience. How many pictures have you looked at in total disbelief that you actually left the house with crimped hair, layers of eyeliner, and a hot pink velour sweatsuit? Yeah, not our finest moments.

Looking at pictures of your previous living spaces can elicit the same embarrassment. Before you became a stylish design enthusiast, you probably covered your walls in cheesy posters and lounged in a compact, yet cheap, nylon butterfly chair. And if you’ve been living in the same space since you graduated from college or moved out for the first time, there’s a good chance some of those outdated design elements are still lurking in your space.

We firmly believe your home is a reflection of you and where you are in life, so it’s about time your digs represent the mature, sophisticated adult that you really are.

To help, we asked five design experts to share easy (and affordable!) tips for adultifying your home. Because having a beautiful, grownup space doesn’t have to break the bank:

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24
Jan 19

We Found The Perfect Gift at Anthro for Literally Any Occasion

Do you keep a stash of small gifts on hand just in case you need something last minute? Some will call it lazy, but we prefer to think of it as a marker of organization and preparedness. Even if you don’t practice gift hoarding, chances are you have a go-to small gift in the back of your mind, whether it’s a specific type of wine or favorite candle. Or maybe you’re too often stumped when it comes to gifts for people and need to find your own go-to gift for occassions big and small. If this rings true to you, we have good news: Anthropologie has a gift for truly any and all occasion.

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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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19
Jan 19

6 Design Ideas to Cure Your Winter Blues

We’re not going to sugarcoat it for you: The winter blues are a very real thing. There’s something about the cold weather and minimal sunlight that makes us want to curl up in our beds and watch Netflix until spring. Okay, it’s not entirely a bad thing. As design enthusiasts, we genuinely love hanging out in our own space. But feeling sleepy or sluggish? Um, no thank you.

Look, we’re not doctors; however, we firmly believe that certain products for your home can double as major mood lifters. If you want to start 2019 on the right foot, here are six that may help you kick those winter blues to the curb.

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14
Jan 19

10 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Buys That Will Make Your Small Space Work Harder

Bathrooms are never that big, unless you’re truly living large in a mansion or you’re lucky enough to have a nice en suite master. The latter is totally something on my wish list for house hunting later this year by the way, but we’ll see how that goes. Until then, I’m in the same boat as everyone else with my tiny shoebox bath. I’ve already talked about how my linen closet is actually a shelf, but my bathroom is full of other small space ideas. Why? Because I had to get scrappy to store basic necessities, people! Here are a few of my favorite finds, some that I actually own and use, and others I only wish I had the room for. The best part? They’re all budget friendly.

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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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