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Nov 18

How to Actually Put Together a Sleek (But Useful) Bar Cart

It seems like everyone has a bar cart nowadays, but do you actually use yours efficiently? Whether yours is cluttered with booze bottles that are practically full, serves as a catchall for your drinkware, or is currently serving as your wine rack because you literally drink nothing else—here’s how to make your bar cart beautiful and functional.

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24
Nov 18

8 Bohemian Rooms That Mix Patterns the Right Way

Pattern mixing is tricky when it comes to an outfit, let alone a home. You have to understand color, scale, and texture to really make it work. Most designers will tell you to start small with printed accents like pillows and table linens and then work your way up to larger pieces of furniture and rugs. And definitely keep some neutrals in the mix, so it doesn’t feel like you’re living in some psychedelic pattern on pattern on pattern place—unless that’s the look you are going for.

There’s something delightfully bohemian about a room filled with multiple patterns all working together to create a cohesive look. And one thing’s for sure: There are many house tours on this site where the homeowners or renters have a solid pattern game going on. The best way to master the mix is to learn from those who came before you. So let’s go to pattern school.

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21
Nov 18

6 Things Designers Wish You Would Try While Decorating

When we asked top interior designers from coast to coast what trends, colors, or design suggestions they beg clients to get on board with, we ended up with a surprisingly concise and thoughtful list that underscored open-mindedness.

Designers want you to be brave. And no, not so they can run amok with this season’s wildest styles or avant garde furnishings, but in the name of helping you get the most out of your space. Taking a step out of your comfort zone can make your home all the more, well, comfortable. Just listen to the professionals.

So for those dreaming of a home design project, take the leap, lean in and get bold. Without further ado, here are the top six things designers really, really want you to buy into, even though they can be hard sells..

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19
Nov 18

11 Instagram Accounts to Follow If You Love Color

When you’re curled up inside on a gross, snowy day, the last thing you want to see more of is gray. Escape into a wonderful world of color — without leaving your couch. These bold, beautiful Instagram feeds showcase ultra-radiant homes stuffed full of funky, colorful accessories. Neon accent walls? Hot pink furniture? These designers and home lovers do it right. Liven up your life by following these 11 striking feeds.

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31
Oct 18

Proof That When It Comes to Wall Art, Sometimes More Is More

The old adage is to take off at least one accessory before leaving the house, but that doesn’t ring true when it comes to house decor. When it comes to art in your home, sometime more is really more. Floor-to-ceiling gallery walls not only bring a touch of color and busy-ness into a room, but it also lets you flex your creative muscles, allows you to bring character into the space, and lets you show your personality through the paintings and prints you choose. So why not layer up on it? Below are rooms that prove that when it comes to wall art, you need to go big or go home.

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24
Oct 18

Five Things I Don't Miss After Downsizing (and One Thing I Do)

When I moved from a two-bedroom townhouse in Houston to a 250-square-foot studio apartment in New York, I was ready to do without. What I didn’t know, at the time, was what that would look like. I was all idealism, sure that I could blaze new trails, go bravely without things many Americans couldn’t imagine giving up. Three years in, this is what the reality of that transition looks like. Here are five “essentials'” I’ve given up and don’t miss at all—and one thing that, after all this time, I wish I could get back.

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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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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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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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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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