If you're currently renting an apartment or studio, you might feel limited in the projects you can undertake. Not true! There's no reason let the homeowners hog all the fun. While extreme renovations like tearing down a wall are definitely out of the question, there's no end to the amount of landlord-friendly do-it-yourself projects out there. For those of you wondering how to decorate an apartment, we've rounded up 70 of our favorite rental-approved DIYs. From temporary transformations to space-saving projects, there's lot of DIY to go around in the world of apartment decorating.
Ever since we moved into our house two years ago, I've wanted to add a runner to our stairs. They're really slippery, and they're also just really boring. So I decided to install a runner myself. And here's what I found out.
When I really sat down and thought about all the IKEA products in my house, I realized that I had accumulated way more than I thought. And I also realized that many of them are indispensable in our daily lives. So today I thought I'd share ten of my favorites, so that maybe you'll discover something new. I mean... who knew that IKEA sells milk frothers?!
Feeling in the DIY mood this holiday season? Then you'll want to peruse and pin our DIY gift guide; we highlight no less than 75 tutorials that cover just about everyone on your gift-giving list. Men, women, tweens
Some of the best makeovers out there can be found in interior designers' portfolios. But there's another avenue to mine, and that's portfolios of professional home stagers. Jill Ball is a home stager whose motto is "minimal design, maximum impact." If you check out
If you haven't seen Mr. Kate's home makeover videos, you're missing out. She and her partner Joey are not only charming, they're incredibly talented too. When they paired up with equally charming and talented makeup guru Manny MUA
Ready or not, cooler weather has arrived... and with it comes darker, more moody colors. If you're like me, this is the time of year that you start burning candles and curling up on the couch with cozy blankets. So today we're sharing ten of our favorite fall decor accent picks for your living room.
If you're on the look out for good deals and unique finds for your home you should check out your local architectural salvage store or community ReStore. Here are some reasons why...
Susan's experience of flipping a house was--in her words--priceless. And even though she didn't make a lot of money on the home in which this kitchen is located, she had a buyer within 5 days of putting it on the market. It's not surprising, considering the transformation
Fall is upon us and what better way to get ready for the season than to add these 8 must-have pieces for fall! It's that time of year where we want our homes to begin feeling more cozy and intimate while remaining modern and current. Try introducing some (or all) of these pieces into your home this season for that perfect autumn touch!
1. Natural Wood Textures
Bring the great outdoors inside your...
A few years ago, when my wife and I moved across the country, we had absolutely no idea if anyone would ever come visit us. Sure, we had strong relationships with family and friends, and we moved to a city with plenty of attractions for visitors, but the truth is: we just didn't know. We were far outside of driving distance, and cross-country air travel is an expensive investment. Both of our families had generations of firm roots in the Midwest, so it wasn’t just a location shift; it was a conceptual one too.
Good news: people came. They came for summer trips, for holidays, to spend time with us, and as a free launching pad for their own Pacific Northwest vacations. A few years later, they’re still coming. This summer alone, we’ve had no fewer than thirteen guests, with four more scheduled before the end of the year. We've become a little haven for folks exploring the mountains, the ocean, the waterfalls, the ancient forests, and the exceptional food and culture that Portland has to offer.
Have some old leaky garden hoses on hand? Grab some black zip ties and start coiling them up into a funky-cool outdoor rug. Yes, the result would probably be a heavy rug, but that also means it would stay in place! It would be a perfect companion to
It's almost time. Back to school, or college as the case may be. You can tell by the scent of #2 pencils in the air and Bed Bath & Beyond ads for dorm room doo-dads. It's no wonder BB & B and Target and such push dorm room decor this time of year. Back in 2012, the National Retail Federation estimated that dorm room
It's almost that time of year again... when you're off to college (and that blank white space they call a dorm room). But it doesn't have to be boring - so today we're sharing our favorite colorful décor picks from around the web. Keep reading to check 'em out.
The fall semester is about to begin and Curbly has you covered. Here are three stylish and shoppable designs that you can steal for your dorm.
While August (sadly) marks the end of summer break for many, it also represents new beginnings for those of you who are off to college. And just because you'll be living in a plain white box also known as a dorm room doesn't mean that you have to settle for boring décor. Here are ten great ways to add some character to your dorm room.
Rustic home décor has become popular lately, and not just in cabins or mountain homes. Natural elements like wood, glass, iron and wool fill these spaces, and with a bit of strategic decorating they can be totally chic and stylish. And while they can have the tendency to be pricey, we've culled through the internet to find some affordable options. Keep reading to check them out.
My style can be defined as a mix of midcentury modern and eclectic with a TOUCH of bohemian and southwestern. Right? It's a mouthful. I'm tending to lean more southwestern after creating this list of Etsy shops filled to brim with home decor that fits the southwest bill! Check them out below!
Finding an outdoor rug that suits your style can be really hard sometimes. There are a lot of design choices, but some are just too busy and a bit overdone. So, when all else fails why not make your own modern outdoor rug! It's so easy, you'll want to make them all year round.