This Furniture Is Meant To Make Hallways More Functional (& Social)

Is there anything more annoying than decorating your home and realizing there are some areas that aren’t functional? Why are hallways and entryways built so small in some apartment and houses? It is like you cannot put any furniture there without it being totally in the way. If you’re trying to use every single square foot of your space, this can be extremely frustrating. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Small Phoenix Home Has the Cutest, Sun-Filled Kitchen Corner Art Studio — House Call

Name: LaurieAnne Gonzalez, husband Taylor, and dog HazelLocation: Arcadia Neighborhood — Phoenix, Arizona Size: 952 square feetYears lived in: 4 years, owned My husband and I rented our little 1950s 952-square-foot ranch home for a year before buying and renovating it to become our own. Before we renovated, the house was very dark and closed off with a lot of wasted space. My mom, who has designed renovations for her own personal homes, came up with a plan that made our little house feel much larger than it really was. Working with a local contractor, we opened up walls, we Read More

5 Moving Essentials to Buy at the Dollar Store

Over Fourth of July Weekend, I was running errands with my mom while visiting in suburban Chicago, Illinois. We headed to the Dollar Tree (also known as her and my grandma’s “favorite store”) because she wanted to pick up some plates she had been longing after. Bless my mother for practicing the “only buy if you think about it after you leave the store” trick even at Dollar Tree. Though I was on my way back to New York and thus had no room in my suitcase for any of the alluring products, I still chose to come inside and Read More

This Otherworldly Succulent Is Perfect for Sunny Apartments

Pencil cactus is a plant that adds both architectural interest and soothing greenery to your space. Its pencil-thin stems look like something that would grow on a distant alien planet. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

There’s a Reason You Spend More Than You Mean to At Target

You know that feeling you get when you walk inside of Target? You are just going on a Target run to get toilet paper and milk. Yet, 45 minutes later you’re at the check out with items from the $1 section, a new shower curtain, rug, and a pair of workout pants from Champion. You never mean to spend $300 at Target… it just happens! Well, the feeling you get when you’re shopping there has a name – it is the “Target Effect.” READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

6 Bar Cart Styling Solutions That Always Work

You’re probably aware that bar carts are the de rigueur piece of furniture right now, but if you’ve been wondering how to actually style them, we’ve got your answers right here. Styles can range from minimalist to overly bedecked with all manner of fanciful liqueurs and glassware, so let our guide below show you the plentiful options available. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How Green Space Can Help Your Mental Health, According to Science

Have you been collecting succulents or other small plants recently? If you don’t have a garden of your own, chances are you’ve got a plethora of plants adorning your apartment. There is actually a reason you might love to have green little plants around your place. Green space is good for your mental health. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This $13 Buy Will Save You Big Money in the Future

Moving can be intense. When you’re trying to haul all your stuff out, the damage you’re potentially making on your rental floors is probably not as on top of your mind as convenience. But there is one inexpensive product that has done double duty by making my move easier and getting me my security deposit back on more than one occasion: furniture sliders. If you’re not acquainted with furniture sliders, they’re basically little plastic or felt pieces of heaven that stick onto (or slide under) the edges of your furniture, saving your floor and bottom edges of your furniture from Read More

The Best Black Paint Colors for Your Kitchen Cabinets

It’s not for the faint of heart, certainly, but we have to say that we love the look of black cabinets in the kitchen. Lately we’ve seen black cabinets lending their sophisticated hue to more and more spaces. They’re striking in a modern kitchen, elegant and timeless in a more traditional one — and there can be quite a bit of variety within the shade we think of as “black.” Is this the look for you? Take a gander at some black paint colors at work in real-life kitchens and decide for yourself. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 Inspiring Tiny Home Interiors We Spotted on Instagram

Once an alternative living solution, tiny homes are now firmly in the mainstream. Their minimalist and functional designs have become inspiration for apartment dwellers and owners of larger homes alike. You know the look—bright white walls, creative storage solutions, multipurpose furniture, and as much natural light as possible. It’s an undeniably effective way to style a small space, but it’s starting to feel a little bit cookie cutter. Our favorite tiny homes break this mold, proving that small spaces shouldn’t be afraid to go big when it comes to style. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico