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.
Laura's living room was a "basic builder's beige" when she and her family first moved into her home. It is a lovely space and seemed to have nice natural lighting thanks to a couple of long windows that flank her fireplace, but that "builder beige" seemed to act like a sponge, sucking it up
Everyone in your family deserves a stylish little place of their own. We love our cat, Pumpkin, but he isn't allowed on the sofa. I'm just not a fan of pet hair on everything. I wanted to give him his own special spot, without sacrificing style in our home. This easy-to-make pet bed cost only $10 in materials. Instead of buying expensive designer fabric, I created my own look with modern black and white splatter effect. I'll happily let it live in our living room and with its removable cover, I can easily wash it often to keep the air issues at bay.
Nicole Gibbons was given a tall order when asked to re-do the smaller bedroom in a clients' 2-bedroom NYC apartment. It started as a "big boy room" for their toddler son, but a few months into the project--surprise--the couple learned they were adding another kiddo to the group. Nicole's plan had to change--big time. Now the room had to service a growing toddler AND a new baby, a baby, by the way, whose gender was...
Each year, we see the piles of endless outdoor decor stock up in our favorite shops. It can be very overwhelming when these pieces are simply set on shelves showing no personality or potential. A great way to get started is doing a little research before you go in the hunt and decide what style and look you might be wanting to achieve for your outdoor living space this year. Here are 8 modern outdoor living spaces that will surely inspire and...
Designer Rebecca Robeson was up against some tricky constraints when designing her client's family room in their Spanish/Mediterranean-style Carlsbad, CA home. Those restraints came in the form of non-negotiables and included an existing red, white, and blue Persian rug, two nautical-themed art pieces, and the family dog Vesper's favorite well-loved leather chair. Oh, yeah, and the client didn't want a nautical...
Joni's master bedroom redo is a breath of fresh air. It also provides an excellent lesson about white paint. White walls can make a room POP. In this case, it provides a blank canvas that now showcases
Our neighborhood preschool is a goldmine of childhood magic. It's a special place that brings families together; an emblem of our community's commitment to children.
This year, for National Painting Week, our friends at Sherwin-Williams encouraged us to seek out a community-based project. We were thrilled, because doing more of this sort of work has long been one of our goals. We instantly knew our beloved preschool would be the perfect candidate. The power of paint would be transformative, helping improve a space that does so much for children and families. Read on to hear all about it.
Emily Henderson recently took her friend and client Susanne's ho-hum guest room to new heights with a few simple changes that didn't break the bank. New curtains, linen, and bed (courtesy of World Market) add much-needed personality, yet the room still maintains the neutral vibe Susanne
Cassie had the fantastic opportunity to partner up with the IKEA Home Tour Squad recently in an effort to breathe new life into her bonus room (aka: kids' space). The room was already anchored by her IKEA sectional. A LIATORP t.v. storage cabinet was added to tame the entertainment area (featured in the video
The first day of summer might still be a couple months away, but that hasn't stopped us from getting prepared for those relaxing afternoons lounging in the sun or evenings winding down with a tasty cocktail in hand. Afterall, it's never too early to get out and enjoy this incredible weather, so here are some must-have pieces to really brighten up your day...and patio!
1. There's nothing wrong with having fun in the sun, but too...
I'm a sucker for a beautiful pattern or print and do my best to have art in every room in my home. Art doesn't have to just be on the walls; it's in the pillows, the throw blankets, and the table linens. It's everywhere! I've rounded up a few of my favorite graphic prints that could give a facelift to any space!
Sewing your own home decor is an affordable way to get a custom look, but sometimes great fabric is not budget friendly especially when you need lots of it. Here are seven unexpected ways to find fabric to use in my home sewing projects.
It always surprises me when I see a throw pillow that costs more than $100, and it happens surprisingly often. But there are plenty of wonderful, more affordable options out there. Here are twenty colorful pillows that are sure to freshen up your home for spring without breaking the bank.
Spring is here! And whether you're entertaining on the back patio or just want to give your front porch a little colorful update, here are 13 spaces that are filled with inspiration for a fun a colorful look!
I've loved seeing pom poms become a trendy addition to home decor. Some things are still a little too girly and feminine for me, but these throw pillows totally caught my eye. The poms take on a geometric pattern and look super mod and cool! Check them out!
It's that time of year, when all we want is warm, sunny days... but what we get is chilly rainy ones instead. So why not freshen up your home with some brightly colored accents to get yourself in the springtime mood? Here are ten of our favorite colorful textiles from around the web.
This is one of those head-smackers...as in "why didn't I think of that!" Rachel actually made the pillows she used for this project, but the same technique could be used to make plain store-bought pillows (or the ones now sitting on your sofa or stashed in your linen closet) into one-of-a-kind bursts of pure happiness. Take