We love IKEA for its affordable prices, modern design, and cutting-edge product releases. However, given that the Swedish mega-retailer prints more copies of its catalog than there are sales of the Bible each year (yes, really), it's only natural to worry that your new flat-packed furniture won't look unique when millions of home decorators are buying the same thing.
Which color should I paint my room? It's a question everyone encounters throughout life, yet it remains equally daunting every time. Perhaps the nervousness comes from the reality that what paint saves us in upfront costs, it makes up for in blood, sweat, and tears. In other words-you don't want to get it wrong.
The word modernВ can mean different things to different people, but when it comes to using the term modern art, it refers to a specific time period and style of painting. "Modern art was characterized by a desire to do things differently-to experiment, to work with new materials, toВ breathe a spirit of freshness into traditional art," explains Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art's chiefВ curator.
В Rustic Vegan / Unsplash Although upgrading a kitchen is an investment in your home that undoubtedly adds value, the total cost of hiring a pro to tackle even the most minor project (think: painting, cabinet refacing, new countertops, and fixtures) can be upwards of $20,000. Very often, putting projects into the hands of a kitchen contractor just isn't in the cards.
Katherine Carter The practice of feng shui and the art of crystals have more in common than you may think. Moreover, they're both used to вЂњshift and transform the energy of your space,вЂќ according to Heather Askinosie, co-founder of Energy Muse and co-author of Crystal Muse . Askinosie should know-she's an expert in combining elements like crystals, holistic healing, and feng shui to help people balance and transform their lives.
It's no secret that Instagram is a veritable treasure trove of inspiration-from fashion to interior design. If you know who to follow, you can passively be introduced to the next big thing while simply scrolling through your feed. That's why we love to follow top interior designers, home influencers, and fashion girls to stay privy to what trends are on the horizon and worthy of your attention.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of a freshly spruced space. While science suggests messy people are smarter, studies have shown that women who live in cluttered environments are likely to have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. (Sound familiar?) For those of us who lead busy lifestyles, keeping our homes clean requires daily diligence, but we have a better idea: Become a minimalist.
When it comes to your living room dГ©cor, a coffee table is just as common as, say, a cozy couch or beautiful area rug. We mean, how else do you expect us to kick back and relax or scarf down a delicious dinner in front of the television?В But while coffee tables have been living room staples since what feels like the beginning of time-and show no signs of slowing down-the way these stylish surfaces are decorated is in desperate need of a serious refresh.
Your guest room may not be the most actively used space in the home, but it certainly isn't the least important. After all, you want your overnight guests to feel welcome, comfortable, and as relaxed as possible from the moment they arrive. вЂњWhen you are entertaining overnight guests, think of making the guest bedroom a relaxing retreat for them,вЂќ suggests Farah Merhi, Founder and CEO of Inspire Me Home Decor.
Let's start with a baseline set of facts: Very few people decorate with furniture sets these days. And while it's easy to fall into the trap of following a specific trend-whether that be midcentury, Scandinavian, traditional-the most impactful spaces are the ones that effortlessly combine elements from multiple periods, styles, and places.
Perhaps no species has enchanted houseplant lovers in recent years as much as the fiddle-leaf fig. But unlike relatively easygoing monstera or unfussy Pilea peperomioides , few other must-have houseplants can be as frustrating to grow when the right conditions aren't met. Luckily, your fiddle-leaf fig can be a lush, green source of beauty and pride in your space with proper care.
В Gucci Throw pillows are pretty much the Lay's potato chips of soft goods: We betcha can't keep just one. They're nest-feathering personified-and they can make or break any space. Besides being versatile (and beautiful), throw pillows should, above all, be constructed with the highest quality fabrics and inserts to ensure they look fresh through the years-and remain comfortable enough for a spontaneous catnap.
Believe it or not, but learning how to organize your home (so you can finally declutter your life before your friends and family threaten to sign you up for an episode of Hoarders!) is easier than you might think- and you don't even have to be the next Marie Kondo to do it! The truth is, if getting organized feels like a constant struggle, it doesn't mean that you're incapable of being tidy or that your mess is just too out-of-control to master.
It's easy to mistake eclecticism for an inability to commitВ to one style; however, when executed well,В an eclectic space looks and feels cohesive.В While the design aesthetic can involve mixing styles, colors, and patterns, it's important to ensure that at leastВ one element ties a room a together, whether it's a neutral wall, a central art piece, or a bold color included throughout.
Just because you don't have endless funds to spend on imported area rugs, antique art, or hand-carved coffee tables, doesn't mean you have to give up on your couture taste or unique decorating ideas. If you're looking for cool home dГ©cor accents that are well-suited to your space and personal style-yet totally affordable-it's time you started thinking outside of the box.
AntГЎrtica Estudio ; DESIGN: Cordero Atelier What goes around usually comes back around in the world of design, and some of the latest proof of this is terrazzo's major resurgence in recent years. We called it first in 2016, but the terrazzo trend is now in full swing. Used throughout history, first in Venetian palazzos, Milanese lobbies, and then in Miami and Memphis art deco buildings, the material is perhaps most reminiscent of your middle school cafeteria flooring.
If your home is full of blank walls just waiting to be filled with unique artworks, wall hangings, and dГ©cor, the time to curate your space is now. "It is never too soon to invest in a major piece of art," says New York-based designer Sasha Bikoff, a master in decorating unique, personality-packed rooms.
Courtesy of Emily Henderson Interior designer Orlando Soria was the first to confirm our sneaking suspicion that pottery was making a major comeback this year. It's not that handmade pottery is particularly innovative, but the influx of cool young ceramicists to hit the design scene in recent years has created a shift in our decorating vernacular.
Although preferring one color instead of another may seem totally subjective, a large study conducted by papermaker G.F. Smith with the University of Sussex proves otherwise. The authors of the study found that greens and blues were the most popular colors overall, and after further analysis, were able to pinpoint an explanation for this trend.
In furnishing his Los Angeles home, Emily Henderson's marketing director Michael Keck culled through a lot of flea markets- a lot of flea markets. To give you an idea, the design pro's carefully curated living room is comprised of 90 percent vintage finds. (Yes, you read that correctly 90 percent .) The living room's casually chic aesthetic is the result of countless estate sale, thrift store, and, of course, flea market purchases, all of which work together to infuse the space with soul and personality.
Perhaps one of the most underrated areas of the home, the humble hallway still deserves your attention when it comes time to decorate. Yes, you may only quickly brush past the narrow space on your way to seemingly more important areas like the kitchen or living room. However, it's still a space that you undoubtedly utilize day in and day out, and with a bit of decoration, it could quickly become a star feature in your home.