17 Ways to Introduce this Trending Pattern into Your Home

by M.E. Gray
Selection from the Unmagic Eye Exhibition by Spencer Harrison and Billie Justice Thomson; Photo by Bri Hammond
Selection from the Unmagic Eye Exhibition by Spencer Harrison and Billie Justice Thomson; Photo by Bri Hammond

The home decor world is operating mostly in throwback-mode right now. What used to be tacky is now tasteful, and looking dated doesn't matter as much. Walk into any big box store like Target, West Elm, or CB2, and you'll see interpretations of designs and color schemes that originally surfaced over 30-40 years ago. From the resurgence of treatments like terrazzo to the re-introduction of wicker, what's old is new again. If you're like me, you've noticed a familiar pattern pop up. And if you're like me, it's making you gleefully reminiscent. I'm talking about the bold and bright world of Memphis design, and its colorful impact on the 80s and 90s.                 

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14 Easy Picture Frame Makeover Ideas

by Holly Wade
Picture frame makeover ideas - Photo via Dream Green DIY
Photo by Dream Green DIY

Whether you're decorating your home with stand-alone frames or a gallery wall, you may begin to feel bored in a sea of plain white frames. I get it, they're my go-to choice too! Luckily, it's easy to makeover craft frames or plain white frames throughout your home to give it a more personalized look. With these easy picture frame makeover ideas, you'll be able to make each frame feel unique - like it was made for the photo inside of it! Add color, texture and more with these simple makeover ideas that will give your home decor a touch of character.

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Trend Alert: "All-Seeing Eye" Motif

by Faith Provencher
Trend Alert: "All-Seeing Eye" Motif
Photo: Sinnen Rausch

Eye spy a trend popping up all over the internet lately, on everything from textiles to phone cases to kitchen accessories... the all-seeing eye! Inspired by historical designs like the Eye of Providence and Olle Eksell's One Eye, it's a bold motif with a lot of fun variations so it really lends itself to DIY projects. So today I'm sharing ten of my favorite eye-covered products and DIYs... click through to check them out.   

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25 Fake Plants with Real Potential (Put These in Your House... Seriously!)

by Holly Wade
25 Fake Plants with Real Potential (Put These in Your House... Seriously!)
Photo: Urban Outfitters

I'd love to be a plant lady (I hear this is the new cat lady!) but there's one problem...I can't seem to keep my plants alive. No matter how hard I try, I was not blessed with the gift of a green thumb. Instead, my house is filled with fake plants so that I can enjoy the greenery without the constant fear of killing them. I also have cats, and it's difficult to find plants that are nontoxic to pets, and they generally leave the fake plants alone. Fake plants can be really beautiful, so I've rounded up a variety of fake plants with the potential to make your home look like it's part of the outdoors! 

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A Room-by-Room Guide for Lightening Your Material Load (With Printable Checklist!)

by M.E. Gray

A Room-by-Room Guide for Lightening Your Material Load

The spring cleaning bug has bitten me. Hard. Which is right on schedule for this time of year. After winter has long lost its charm, that's when I usually start itching to "switch things up" in my house. This usually includes throwing away or thinning out a good number of my material possessions. When it's so muddy and dark outdoors, feels like a fresh breath indoors, ya know? Rather than get overwhelmed at the notion of downsizing your...

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14 Must-Have Poufs for your Boho Home

by Holly Wade
14 Must-Have Poufs for your Boho Home

It's good to see that boho is back in a BIG way! Although I can't really classify my own home decor style very well, I do like to incorporate bohemian style decor in my home, especially the colorful patterned pieces. Achieving a boho look in your home doesn't have to break your budget either! I've rounded up 14 must-have poufs to make your home look like bohemian paradise, and they cover a range of prices so that you can find something that fits both your style AND your budget.      

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The Internet is Magic, and You Can Buy All Your Houseplants Online

by M.E. Gray

Where to Buy Houseplants Online - 10 online retailers

The internet is a beautiful thing. Anything and everything exists there, including online shops that will sell and ship houseplants to your home. It's basically an introverted millennial's dream (that's me, btw). I am fortunate enough to have a lot of nurseries and plant shops in my area, which is where most of my greens come from. I'd never considered that I could buy houseplants online, but after discovering how easy/cheap/non-confrontational it is, I have several green babies bookmarked on my computer. If you're looking for new places to find greenery, here are 10 great sources for you to buy houseplants online.           

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15 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You're Here for More Than the Pictures

by M.E. Gray
15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures
Source: @thegoodquote

I love Instagram. It's the app on my phone that I reflexively open when I unlock the screen. I love swiping through stories to see what my friends are up to, and scrolling through my feed to spy and fawn over famous strangers. Instagram has been around for a while, and over time it's morphed from its beginnings as a "photo only" social media platform. From overheard conversations to motivational phrases, there's much more on Instagram to keep me opening the app again and again. Here are some of my favorite accounts that are more about the message and less about the image.        

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Thrive Global
Thrive Global

1. Their motto reads, "More than living. Thriving." And if you're looking for some daily inspiration, @thrive is for you.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Boss Babe
Boss Babe

2. The @bossbabe.inc account is like that drunk girl in the bathroom at the club: Super complimentary, always empowering.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Jen Gotch
Jen Gotch

3. @jengotch is the founder of Ban.do, a lifestyle brand that produces everything from slider shoes to stickers. Her positive vibes are in the forefront of her brand, while her personal account deals with the realer side of life. 

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | We Are In Awe
AWE

4. The "awe" in @weareinawe stands for "Advancing Women Executives." Along with motivational phrases, this account also serves up quotes from some seriously amazing women.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Letter Board Club
Letter Board Club

5. I got a letter board last year, and I'm always impressed when people can keep theirs updated with quirky quotes. @letterboardquotes showcases some of the best, and I'm thinking of borrowing some of these ideas for myself.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Quarter Life Poetry
Quarter Life Poetry

6. @quarterlifepoetry speaks to me on a personal level - perhaps because I'm in my 20s, but also because when words rhyme I'm more likely to listen.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Celine Zabad
Celine Zabad

7. Rather than using the term "poet," @celinezabad chooses "logophile" instead. Read her work to understand why.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Rupi Kaur

8. Speaking of poets, if you don't know who @rupikaur_ is, where have you been living?? Under a rock, I'm guessing. With works like Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers under her belt, Rupi Kaur is a forefront runner in the modern world of poetry.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Notes2MySelfie
Notes2MySelfie

9. @notes2myselfie features a peek into the hilarious brain of writer/author/DJ Jilly Hendrix. Every post makes me say, "Same."

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Sad Topographies
Sad Topographies

10. Technically they're not pictures - they're maps! And boy, are they the most depressing maps ever. @sadtopographies finds and posts the most bizarrely-labeled locations for our viewing pleasure.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Overheard New York
Overheard New York

11. This Instagram account just cracks. Me. Up. @overheardnewyork takes submissions for - you guessed it - conversations overheard in New York City. Also check out @OverheardUniversity, @OverheardLA, and @OverheardLondon.

 

Recipes for Self Love

12. Pastel colors, happy illustrations, and positive, affirming quotes come together on the @recipesforselflove account.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | The Good Vibe
The Good Vibe

13. A minimal color palette + bold typography +positive vibes = @thegoodquote

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | R.M. Drake
R.M. Drake

14. R.M. Drake (@rmdrk) is a poet who writes to inspire the youth. His simple words have me feeling all kinds of melancholy.

 

15 Instagram accounts to follow if you're in it for more than the pictures | Unspirational
Unspirational

15. It seems fitting to end this roundup on the opposite side from where we started. We started with an inspirational account, so of course we'll end on an @unspirational account. Just because.


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Did I miss any good text-only accounts? What are you favorite accounts to follow on Instagram, other than ours? ;)

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Skip the Store-Bought: Here are 25 Genuine Valentines for Your Sweetheart

by Holly Wade

Skip the Store-Bought: Here are 25 Genuine Valentines for Your Sweetheart

The holiday of love is coming up, and you know how much we love a simple homemade gift! Since Valentine's Day can be a high-cost holiday, it's the perfect time to take the DIY route and gift cute printable valentines your sweetheart will really appreciate. Whether you're giving valentines to your S.O. or your friends, they'll appreciate the homemade touch. Plus, if I'm being honest, these 25 free printable valentines blow store-bought cards...

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12 Ways to Make your Bed the Most Comfortable Spot in Your Home

by Holly Wade
12 Ways to Make your Bed the Most Comfortable Spot in Your Home
Photo via Homey Oh My

Your bed is probably what you look forward to coming home to at the end of a long day, or it's what you don't want to leave in the early morning. If you think your bedroom is comfortable now, just wait until you give it an upgrade with these 12 ways to make your bed more comfortable with small changes like pillows, mattress pads, comforters and more. All your home needs is a little love to make it feel like a whole new space, and with any luck, you'll be even more excited to go to sleep every night!           

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Best Of: 15 of Our Favorite DIY Projects from 2017

by M.E. Gray

Best of! We're taking a look back at some of our favorite DIY projects to come out of 2017

2017 has been an exciting year, and we here at Curbly have had the opportunity to do some pretty cool stuff over the past twelve months (I don't know if you heard, but we flipped a freaking house!). In addition to making over the original Curbly home, hosting an art show for a bunch of 2nd graders, going to and speaking at Alt Summit, and painting all the things - the Curbly team created a bunch of fun, original projects, too. Today we're taking a look back at the best DIY projects of the year. These are the projects that you, our readers, visited and liked the most, in addition to some that we just think are real spiffy. Let's go!          

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150+ Do-It-Yourself Ornaments You Can Make Before Christmas

by M.E. Gray

A mega roundup of DIY ornaments for your Christmas tree, whatever the theme may be!

Can you believe it? Christmas is coming up quick! The holiday season always seems to whizz right by, doesn't it? If you're feeling like you've missed out on the festivities, don't fret - there's still enough time to make some last-minute baubles and bits. We've rounded up a few (well, not a few - over 150!) of our favorite DIY Christmas ornaments that you can definitely get finished this weekend, and enjoy for Christmases yet to come.       

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16 Christmas Stocking Hanging Ideas (that don't require a fireplace)

by DIY Maven
Christmas stocking hanging ideas
Source: Coco Kelley

Okay, so you have TONS of tutorials for Christmas stockings that you could tackle between now and Christmas, but you don't have a mantel on which to hang them. Not to worry! Santa doesn't really care where the stockings are hung (he has an uncanny ability to find them wherever they are). What I've heard is that he actually LIKES to find them hanging in less prosaic places. If true, these 10 Christmas stocking hanging ideas will surely please him.       

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81 Do-It-Yourself Christmas Decorations That Are Actually Stylish

by M.E. Gray

A mega roundup of do-it-yourself holiday projects that are actually cute

Christmas decor comes in a wide range of styles. Some decorations are cute, some are classy, and some are, well... I'll say it: ugly. Sadly a lot of do-it-yourself decorations can fall into this last category, but I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be that way. I've found 81 examples of stylish Christmas decor that you can make yourself (and proudly display when you're done).          

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Gifts You Need to Start Making Right Now to Stay On Top of Your Holiday Schedule

by M.E. Gray

DIY Christmas gift ideas. Here's your reminder to start DIYing for Christmas now!

That's right, folks. The year is coming to a close, and the holidays are upon us once again! Chances are if you're reading this, you have interest in the craftier side of life. Me too, and every year for Christmas I always promise myself I'll make a few DIY Christmas gifts to share with family and friends. This intention is all well and good, but useless unless I plan ahead. So crafters, here's your reminder: it's time to start making stuff! I've put together this roundup of projects that Curbly has made in the past in the hopes of jump-starting your creative process for a holly and jolly DIY Christmas.     

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The 15 Coziest Blankets under $100 You Need this Autumn

by Holly Wade

15 blankets to cuddle up in this autumn, all for under $100 each

Perhaps my favorite thing about cooler autumn weather is snuggling under a blanket with a cup of tea or my morning coffee. As the weather cools down, you might be looking for a good deal on a cozy new blanket, whether it's for yourself or as a gift. Look no further! No matter your budget, I've rounded up 15 cozy blankets under $100 that you'll want to cuddle up with this autumn.       

 

 

Photo: Nordstrom

1. This faux fur...

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17 Bathrooms That Prove the Shower Plant Trend is Here to Stay

by Holly Wade
17 Bathrooms That Prove the Shower Plant Trend is Here to Stay
Photo by I Spy DIY

Shower plants are a big trend in 2017, and you can't browse Pinterest these days without seeing a few plant-filled bathrooms on your feed. If you're anything like me and struggle to keep even the most durable plants alive, this shower plants trend could actually be the key to adding a little greenery to your home because it helps you remember the key to keeping plants alive: watering them often. 

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Round Up: 6 Ways to Cover Ugly Ceiling Light Fixtures

by DIY Maven

ceiling light covers that are easy to DIY

We've all seen our fair share of ugly ceiling light fixtures. We've also see our fair share of DIY ceiling light fixture cover ups. Here are six of our favorites ceiling light covers, all of which can be adapted to various styles so they serve as much as how-to's as inspiration for our own creations. Enjoy!


Maegan's Eame's inspired light fixture cover
Photo: Love Maegan

Maegan used a hanging wire planter to make this delightful Eames-inspired ceiling light cover up. Visit...

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