06
Feb 19

35 Stunning Entryways That Make the Best First Impression

While some of us are lucky enough to have a proper entryway at home, most of us are stuck working with a cramped corner or narrow hallway instead of an actual foyer. Thankfully, the web is filled with stylish, space-savvy ideas for making your own entryway at home— no coat closet necessary.

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11
Jan 19

5 Ways to Give Your Home a Personality Makeover

When I moved into a freshly renovated apartment last spring, I loved the new appliances and declared the remote-controlled AC life-changing—but I lamented how a coat of spackle and fresh flooring left the space feeling a little lacking in the personality department. I had a clean (almost too clean) slate to work with, and desperately needed to give the space character. Turns out, there were many simple ways to do this, including some that you can start doing stat. The home personality makeover starts right now.

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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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27
Dec 18

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Every once in a while, I get to visit a truly grand home in which every piece is obviously there on purpose, nothing is cobbled together, and there are no placeholders. I love these homes—especially because I love their residents—and have tried to find ways to incorporate what makes them work into my own decidedly more humble abode. Here are five ways to fake fanciness, without looking cheap.

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25
Dec 18

9 Paint Colors to Try If You Have a Small Living Room

For those who have small living rooms, picking out paint colors can be a little tricky. On the one hand, painting the whole room white can open up the walls and make the small room feel a little more airy. On the other hand, limiting yourself to just one stark color can put a cramp on some people’s creativity. In order to give you more color options to work with when it comes to your living quarters, we asked a series of designers what their favorite colors would be for more petite living rooms. From creams, to dark grays, to off-whites, there are a lot of options to play with!

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19
Dec 18

5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break

Of course, we’re all for breaking design rules when it works for you (which could very well be all the time), however, sometimes having a few guidelines to follow can give you the freedom to hone your creativity in other areas. Here’s to measuring twice, cutting once, and doing you with confidence! Here are five interior design rules to consider if you want to do things right the first time around.

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05
Dec 18

Be Your Own Designer: 10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home offices, playrooms for kids or even dining rooms, too. With all these considerations, it can be tricky to decide how best to arrange this area, but thinking about the feeling you’d like the space to convey in combination with how you’ll spend time there is a solid way to start. Here are 10 living room layout ideas to get those creative wheels spinning.

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04
Dec 18

The Affordable Holiday Decor That Makes My Costco Membership Worth It — Cheap Thrills

On the first day of Christmas, Costco gave to me, super cheap Christmas trees (and huge rolls of wrapping paper and ribbons and old-school English gift crackers and fresh double-wire wreaths). On the second day of Christmas, Costco gave to me…well, it gave me back my life because I didn’t need to go anywhere else to round out my Christmas prep.

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30
Nov 18

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and virtually design our rooms—taking a lot of the guesswork out of everything from gauging the right-sized furniture for our space, to assessing how a paint color will look, to putting entire rooms together in virtual reality before we take the plunge IRL.

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14
Nov 18

5 Secrets to Mixing Multiple Wood Finishes

Variation in color, pattern, texture, and style is essential to decorating—it keeps things interesting. When it comes to wood finishes, match-y match-y floors and furniture look staid and flat. It’s also largely impractical for those of us who don’t buy all our stuff in one fell swoop. People are far more likely to cobble together a room over the years, bringing together a mix of inherited, found and purchased items with a variety of finishes. Here are a five secrets to making it all mesh…

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