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Oct 18

Stop Doing These 10 Things That Are Dragging Your Home's Sophistication Down

Because we’re not living Pinterest boards and no one gets it right 100 percent of the time, I think we all have certain aspects of home decor and housekeeping that we ace, and other aspects that we struggle to get a handle on. I know I do. Here are 10 common issues that may be diminishing your home’s sophistication along with some easy tweaks to help you self-correct.

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30
Sep 18

Proof This Color Combo Is the Most Versatile Palette of All

Did you catch this rad house tour from Buenos Aires? Each room was bursting with bold design elements balanced and mixed to perfection. But something about the living room really stuck out to me: it’s an excellent example of the versatility of a black and white color palette. In other words, if you’re someone who gets tired of the same look after awhile and you like to mix it up, take some notes from this home. It’s a room with design ideas that work with any style and make it easier to change up the look on a whim.

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30
Sep 18

9 Go-To IKEA Products Designers Buy Again and Again

Do you ever walk into a stylish space and mentally try to decipher storied or custom pieces from those that were shipped in a flat pack from IKEA? That’s a cool game to play, right? IKEA, arguably Sweden’s finest contribution to the 20th and 21st century (I kid…?), has become a mecca of sorts for the broke-twenty-something-who-has-no-furniture folk to the high-caliber tastemaker fold, and for good reason: there is literally something for everyone.

If you’re like me and get your kicks from decor guessing games, then you’ll probably be interested to know what pieces interior designers turn to time and time again, whether to meet a budget or because the pieces themselves really are that good (hello, the Stockholm Series!). Here, eight interior experts share their IKEA go-tos and weigh in on why they just can’t quit these perennially versatile and accessible staples.

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29
Sep 18

How To Make Your Home Look 10 Times Better in 10 Minutes Or Less

At Apartment Therapy, we want to show you the way that real people live. So when I show up to shoot a tour, I don’t bring a whole truckload of props with me—usually it’s just me and my camera. Still, over the years I’ve developed a few quick little tricks that I occasionally employ on shoots. They’re all simple things—tiny tweaks to get a home camera-ready—and they’re all things that you can do in ten minutes or less (really!) to make your home perfect for the most important of audiences: you.

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23
Sep 18

5 Genius Ways to Arrange Furniture in a Long, Narrow Living Room

Long, narrow living rooms can be a chore to lay out and decorate, not to mention live in. Nobody wants to feel like they’re entertaining in a train carriage or watching TV in a hallway. But with some layout tweaks and a few visual tricks up your sleeve, you can learn to love your long room. Here are five ways to lay out a long, narrow living room, plus some bonus tips on how to really rock the space.

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19
Sep 18

7 Rooms That Will Make You Want to Paint Your Ceilings

Ceilings are called the fifth wall for a reason. Along with offering ample design opportunity, a fresh coat of ceiling paint can quickly transform the ambience of an entire room. So to inspire your ceiling painting endeavors, we rounded up seven rooms, all from Apartment Therapy home tours, that will make you want to paint your ceiling ASAP.

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16
Sep 18

How To Create a Bedroom Closet Out of Thin Air

Though it would seem like life without a closet in your bedroom is an impossible way to live, it’s more than just possible — it can even look stylish. All these beautiful homes below have something in common: The master bedroom either doesn’t have a built-in closet or doesn’t have nearly sufficient closet space. But, these home dwellers were able to come up with an elegant storage solution anyway. Whether you’re in the same no-closet/not-enough-closet boat as they are — or you’re just looking to add more storage to your home — use these storage solutions as inspiration for your own “closet” project.

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05
Sep 18

20 Incredibly Helpful Design & Storage Ideas for Your Small Bedroom

Finding design-savvy ways to magically create extra storage space in a tiny bedroom isn’t always easy. While unsightly over-the-door organizers and bulky dressers are always an option (if you squeeze them in), it pays to use your imagination and get creative when coming up with stylish storage ideas.

To help make your life a little easier (and a whole lot more organized), we rounded up 30 of our favorite small bedroom storage and design solutions. From wall-mounted shelves to swing arm sconces, these clever ideas are all designed to maximize a storage-deprived space — no matter how little square footage you’re working with.

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29
Aug 18

10 Colors to Complement Yellow

Even if you think yellow is a beautiful color, you may be confused about how to use it in your home. Many people don’t use yellow to decorate an entire room and instead use it as an accent choice, since it’s perfect for adding some bold contrast to a room. Here are ten colors to pair it with, from purple to black to pale, pale pink.

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18
Aug 18

This Incredibly Chic Dorm Room Makeover Proves No Room is Beyond Hope

Name: Isabella and Mary Ashlyn
Location: LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Going off to college is an exciting time…new friends! New challenges! But it’s also a time of stuffing yourself into a tiny concrete box with a complete stranger when you move into a dorm room, an experience that can be made much more attractive when your mom is an interior designer. Melissa Moffett’s daughter Isabella and her roommate Mary Ashlyn’s dorm room went from a cold, grayish, empty room to a cozy and chic space for both studying and relaxing.

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