It's tempting to think of minimalism as a "must do" trend. There's been so much chatter online, in books, and on podcasts about it lately - it's seemingly on everyone's mind. Minimalism is getting maximum exposure! For those new to the concept, it's also all too easy to peek at any of that material and feel immediately overwhelmed.
I used to own this cup and saucer set. It was white with a yellow border - I found it at the thrift store. The handle of the cup was comfortable, and the saucer large. I loved it. I loved it in a way that it seemed to make my coffee taste better in the morning. One day, my yellow cup met a fate that many ceramic dishes face. It was dropped, and the cup cracked. The vessel was still usable after its accident, after a bit of gluing. But it never looked the same again. A piece of the ceramic was missing, a chunk gone. I still held onto it, because I loved this cup, and life happens, you know? This is, roughly, the definition of wabi-sabi.
Have you ever dealt with an achy-breaky back? If you haven't had the misfortune yet, I hate to say it, but you probably will. Not-so-fun fact: About 80% of Americans will deal with back pain at some point in their lives. For some, it's just a pulled muscle, but for others, it's much worse. As you age, it's the little movements and activities that lead to spinal disc deterioration. But it's not all bad news! From furniture placement to purchasing the right kind of tools, you can structure the layout and function of your home to keep your spine healthy. Here are a few adjustments you can make to your home for back pain relief, and to maintain the health of your spine.
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.
Anyone who knows me knows I'm ALL about organization. When you live in small spaces, organization is the key to maximizing space and keeping your home feeling decluttered. One of the most cluttered areas of my home tends to be my entryway, so I decorated a simple box to create this wood box hook display for catching keys, sunglasses and other small items that normally end up cluttering the table!
Decorating a child's room is such a fun experience. You can go crazy with color, pick animated and adorable elements, and all the furniture is just so tiny. However, these small spaces do come with their own set of unique challenges. As kids grow and change, so do their interests and needs. If you're looking to save money, or are just looking for ways to add your own unique stamp to a room, why not do-it-yourself? We've rounded up 75 fun DIY...
Hello to my fellow renters! Here's the situation: I've been fighting with my kitchen ever since I moved into my apartment. It's completely functional, but it's not ideal for the following reasons: it's way too small, the cabinets do nothing to help visually, and the walls have been stained from cooking accidents of years past. I wanted to class the joint up a bit, and decided to install a fake backsplash by way of removable vinyl wallpaper.
It's full-on fall, which means you have an excellent excuse to give your home a mini makeover! Or in this case, your dining room. The trick to styling any space for Autumn is finding that nice balance between modern pieces and combining them with warm and seasonal elements that really translate as homey and cozy. With these simple steps, your dining room will be ready for fall in no time!
Looking for ways to fix up your home this holiday season? You don't have to go crazy, but here are 12 holiday improvements that will help any home feel more merry this December.
Now that April is here, and we're about two weeks into spring, it's finally starting to feel like the seasons are changing. If it's still chilly in your city, though, you can at least warm up your home with some bright hues and colorful DIYs. Here are 12 ways to bring spring into your home.
Inspired by this post that ran on Curbly earlier this year, a new column is kicking off today that will feature a handful of awesome blogs each month, in a specific category. There are so many blog out there to keep track of, so why not let us find the good ones for you? Starting today with 8 home decor DIY blogs to follow.
Okay, hold on while I have a big ol' "DUH!" moment...
...phew, that was intense. Thanks for waiting. But really, how obvious of an awesome coat rack idea is this??! Seriously, guys. Using a bold, graphic dart board as a coat hanger is straight brilliant.
With the cooler weather moving into most parts of the continent, it is a good time to tackle all those tree branch projects we've seen here on Curbly. Today I've got an easy and eye-pleasing project to add to your to-make list.
Having your paint swatches on hand is pretty convenient when you stumble accross a great home decor or fabric store. Camilla of Effortless Style wanted her loose swatches organzied and compact, and came up with a fabulous paint deck. This pocket-sized DIY option is perfect for tossing in your purse.
I'm sure many a home renovation has consisted of ripping down ceiling medallions (or glittery popcorn ceilings), but if you're game for adding a bit of architectural flair with a Mid-Century Modern twist to your home, you MUST check out this DIY project!
My blogger buddy (and all-around awesome person) Adrienne Breaux posted about this project yesterday, but it was too good not to share on Curbly. Plus, it's modernism month, right...
Sunburst mirrors have seemingly been around and in-style since the beginning of time and odds are that that fact isn't changing any time soon. The iconic decorative accent is available in a wide range of styles and an even wider range of price points. If you're looking to add this stylish piece to your decor, we've got two DIY versions that'll set you back less than dinner and a movie.
Making something ruffled has been on my back burner for months. It's not difficult, but takes a little time to calculate and stitch ruffles onto a base fabric. Over on Knock Off Decor, there's an Urban Outfitters inspired ruffled pillow made out of an old t-shirt and a drop cloth. Oooooh, I love that creative reuse!
Decorating with a student budget didn't stop Chicagoans Meg and Brad from transforming their 900 square foot apartment into a space full of style and personality. These "colorful collectors" were able to create a completely unique and inspiring space - and stay in budget - with a little DIY ingenuity and a knack for finding hidden Craigslist gems. But, their growing art collection is what really makes this space come alive.
You're definitely getting a big (atomic) bang for your buck with this ridiculously cool and easy DIY mobile. And when I say easy, I mean E-A-S-Y!
I think by now it's pretty clear that I am madly in love with all things Scandinavian (evidence here and here). The Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians just know where it's at when it comes to interior design, architecture, home decor, textiles, furniture, etc. etc. Basically, they rock at life and making everything around them beautiful. So, to celebrate that fact, I've rounded up seven inspiring Danish homes as a mid-week pick-me-up!