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Revive Your Bedroom Style: 11 Cotton Sheet Sets in Fresh, Modern Prints — Annual Guide 2017

Summertime is the perfect shift in the year (and weather) to give your bedroom a little refresh, and one of the fastest ways to do that is by injecting a little fun via your bedding. Ditch the solid sheets in place of crisp, modern prints to perk up a tired, overly relaxed bed. Here are 11 of our current favorites… (далее…)

Where to Buy: 15 Great Online Sources For On-Trend Fabric

Have a chair that’s been sitting around waiting for you to reupholster it (::cough : not guilty)? Want to cook up some new pillows for your sofa or bed? In need of some new draperies but looking for something just a little different? Well, we’ve got just the source guide for you. We’ve rounded up 15 fantastic online stores where you can find fabulous fabric selections (most of which have budget-friendly prices…with a few special sellers in the mix). And once you’ve gone through our list, please feel free to add some of your own secret sources in the comments below! (далее…)

Our 15 Favorite Fabulous Online Sources for Rugs

A rug has the power to completely transform a room like few other home decor items, but they can be a bit of a headache to shop for considering there are so many retailers out there selling, quite frankly, really awful designs. So whether you’re on the hunt now for a new floorcovering or know one day you will be, bookmark this post to reference our top 15 totally fabulous online sources for rugs. (далее…)

My Trick to Getting the Best Deal When Online Shopping

It happens to the best of us: you hunt for weeks and weeks (or months and months) for a coffee table that’s just right. You finally find one you love at one of your trusted online retailers, usually one which you know to have fair (read: low) pricing. Congratulations! You are now the owner of a well-researched furnishing, purchased at a great price…or so you think. Sure, you might have gotten what you feel like is a good deal, but what if you learned that you could have purchased that same table for $25…$50…even $100 less? Well, I’m here to tell you just how to do that, because it’s possible, and in fact, quite easy. (далее…)

8 Things to Test On a Sofa Before Taking the Purchase Plunge — The Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad

Second to buying a piece of property, sofa shopping is probably one of the most «adult» things you can do (or at least, it certainly feels that way considering how much money you’re about to spend just to be able to comfortably sit down in your home). You go from store to store (or website to website), picking out your favorite look from the pack, but…then what? How do you know if that sofa is the right fit? And by «right fit» I don’t mean, whether it will fit into your living room (though, that’s certainly first and foremost!); rather I mean, will it be truly comfortable to you and your specific needs? To help you along in your sofa-buying journey, I put together this checklist of what to test to get as close as you can to the best couch for you. (далее…)

5 Ways to Decorate Around the TV from Real Homes — Why It Works

Sometimes, you have just a sliver or tiny nook (or a really awkward corner) to slide your television into, but other times, you might be working with a big ol’ wall. Sure, you can just put up the TV (whether directly on the wall or on a media console) and be done with it, but if you like your art, and are always looking for more room to get some into your home, around your screen is the perfect place to keep building your collection. Read on for five ideas straight from our House Tours of how to decorate around your flat panel with your favorite works. (далее…)

5 Ways to Make Your Tiny Bedroom Special (& Functional) — Why It Works

Melissa Morgan has rented this 380-square-foot apartment near Silicon Valley for four years. That’s four years of trying to figure out how best to arrange a tiny floor plan in a stylish way, and frankly, we think she nailed it. Her home manages to feel incredibly special, particularly her bedroom. Here’s how she did it (and what you can learn from Melissa’s design choices). (далее…)

Step Up Your Storage: My Favorite Way to Organize Blankets & Throws (& More!) — Currently Obsessed

Anytime I can share a completely stylish way to store everyday items, I jump at the opportunity. Though certainly not a novel idea, using a simple rung ladder (either vintage or modern) is actually one of my favorite ways to organize blankets and throws in a living room or bedroom. They take up hardly any floor space the way a basket can, and turn your soft goods into decor all their own. Not only that, but they also work great in bathrooms to hold towels, magazines, even hooks with wire baskets. Clip a clamp light on one, hang your jewelry off of it…the sky is the limit with these versatile gems. Take a look at nine examples of these ladders in action. (далее…)

Jonathan Adler & Clinique Just Made a Beautiful Baby (& We Want It All)

«Good design has the power to transform your mood,» says Jonathan Adler in reference to his new collaboration with Clinique. The ceramicist, designer, author (and now, beauty collaborator!) has lent his happy chic design eye to the iconic beauty company to create a limited-edition line of makeup that will look as good on your vanity as they will on you. (далее…)

Make It Beautiful: Our Formula For Styling The Nightstand Of Your Dreams — Surface Style

Those who are constantly tinkering with their home decor will know that the poor, poor bedroom is often left for last. Hidden behind doors, it’s easy to put off giving this space the attention it needs, but I promise, it doesn’t take much to get it in tip-top, show-off-to-guests shape. Some simple bedding paired with a beautifully styled (and functional) nightstand will set you off in the right direction, and before you know it, your bedroom will be your favorite retreat in your home. Follow our simple formula below to get the nightstand of your stylish dreams. (далее…)

Make It Beautiful: How To Style the Perfect Entry Table — Surface Style

The entry in your home is a lot of things: it’s the first taste of sweet freedom when returning from a hard day’s work; it’s your landing zone for odds and ends like keys, mail and dog leashes; it’s where you do your «Did I remember everything?» check before heading out the door. Oh yeah, and the foyer is the only space that absolutely every guest sees of your abode, no matter how far you let them venture in. Your entryway, regardless of how large or basically non-existent it is, should be functional and beautiful. It should provide a glimpse into what’s shakin’ decor-wise in the rest of your living quarters. (далее…)

Guess What? Bed Bath & Beyond Also Sells Some Stylish Furniture — Shop Like a Decorator

When you’re on the hunt for a new blender, or draw organizers, or that bacon bowl maker you saw on TV, you grab your expired 20% off coupons, and you head on over to Bed Bath & Beyond. The big box store is a sure bed for sheets, towels, and humidifiers, but it’s not necessarily the first place you think of if you’re on the hunt for a new coffee or sofa. Well, this post is about to change your mind about all of that, because guess what? The triple B actually sells some pretty awesome furniture, you just have to go online to find it. (далее…)

Design Delivered: 9 Stylish Decor Sources Available on Amazon

Earlier this month, we reported that next year, you’ll likely be able to purchase all your IKEA needs without leaving the comforts of your Amazon home page. But until then, don’t forget that there are plenty of other great home decor and organizing brands to shop on the online mega marketplace. Sure, fine furnishings aren’t always the easiest to dig out of search results full of bear-shaped toilet paper roll holders and shell motif soap dispensers, but we hunted down nine solid storefronts to save you the time of scrolling through the bad and the ugly to get to the good. (далее…)

For an Instant Room Upgrade: Under $50 Pendant Lighting — Cheap Thrills

There are a few design elements for your home that can totally overhaul the style of a room: a great antique rug, a bold paint color (like a lacquer!), a printed wallpaper, and, of course, lighting. An item that’s needed in every room, decorative lighting not only provides functionality (i.e. we all need to see when the sun goes down), but also flair as it can really define the style of a space. (далее…)

Tested & Reviewed: Baking-Soda Free Natural Deodorants that Actually Work

Last summer, due in part to a story I did on non-aluminum deodorants, I began my «natural» deodorant journey. After having tested a handful myself for that piece, I came to realize that I, in fact, liked these non-aluminum varieties as much (if not more) than the antiperspirants I’d been wearing since I hit puberty. One of my favorites in particular was Soapwalla’s Deodorant Cream in original scent. It was surprisingly effective, keeping the pit stink to a total minimum even on the muggiest of South Florida summer days. (далее…)

The Best Home Finds at Costco (Membership Not Required!)

For as long as I’ve been a patron of Costco, my shopping list has consisted of essentials like sponges, batteries and socks, as well as food items like bulk-sized brie cheese and almond butter. And while I was certainly aware of the «home decor» in that middle section of my local store that would swap out seasonally from Christmas decorations to patio furniture, I never really gave too much thought to what other home products the warehouse club might be offering (especially online). So I did a little digging in my own store as well as via Costco’s website, and culled together this round up of really great home decor, furniture, and kitchen and bath goods you’ll hopefully also love for your own abode. (далее…)

Holy Grail Status: The Best Dry Shampoo I’ve Ever Used

My hair is pretty middle of the road: mostly straight, mostly healthy yet pretty greasy (the latter problem has led me to be a perpetual daily washer). My hair is so oil-prone that if I wash it in the morning, it’s weighed down and slightly slick by the time my S.O. and I are trying to figure out dinner. I’ve tried a whole slew of shampoos, conditioners and treatments aimed at solving my greasy hair issues. (далее…)

10 Affordable «Undercover» Favorites at IKEA Right Now — Cheap Thrills

It’s no secret IKEA is an amazing resource for thrifty furnishings and home decor. The robust super store has everything you could need to set up your home, though many items are incredibly recognizable. Sometimes, you just want something that looks nice, but doesn’t scream «I got this at IKEA!!!» Hold on to your hacked-FRAKTA hats, and discover our favorite 10 undercover home decor items to pick up right now at the Swedish retailer. (далее…)

Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors — The Modern Palette

Picking paint for is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family with which you want to grace your walls. «A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, no….blush! Actually, let’s go with gray.» You can go up, down and side to side on a color wheel, inevitably going cross-eyed with all the options. Secondly, you have to pick how light or moody you want to go, and whether you want something that’s warmer or cooler. The specific shade can make all the difference in ending up with a crisp, modern space or something that just feels… off. (далее…)

Today Only: 5 Don’t Miss Items from Target’s Huge Bed & Bath Sale

In perhaps their answer to Amazon Prime Day (which has over 100K deals to shop—though check out our top picks for the home here), Target is offering flash sales today and tomorrow on select categories (check them all out on this landing page). One deal in particular that has us pumped: Since Summer is a great time to refresh your sheets, towels and the like, the Bullseye is doing us all a solid by offering 40% off today only (and online only) for all their bed and bath items! (далее…)

Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Interior Define — The Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad

With a slogan like «Beautiful design. Customized by you. Accessibly priced.» the values of Interior Define are music to our design-loving ears. Based out of Chicago, the mostly online retailer truly does offer a wide range of sofas with a plethora of customizing options, high-quality construction and very reasonable prices. And, even though our very own Maxwell Ryan has collaborated with the brand on numerous occasions for his own sofa designs, we’re definitely not biased in saying Interior Define sofas should definitely be on your short list of sofa companies to consider. Check out our thoughts on these 14 models we tested with our Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad. (далее…)

Top-to-Bottom Design: You Can Make Over Your Foyer This Weekend for Under $300 — Cheap Thrills

Your foyer is the one room in your home you are guaranteed to see every day (well, every day you pry yourself off the couch to leave the house, that is). It’s also the first space guests see upon visiting, or your UPS man when dropping off your latest Amazon Prime order. All that said, it’s a great place to start if you’re thinking of doing a little refresh to your decor. Here, we put together three totally different looks for the amazing price tag of roughly $300. Check them out and let us know which you’d love to see in your own home! (далее…)

10 Beautiful (& Handmade!) Etsy Finds for Your Kitchen

Though we can totally see the appeal of mass-produced goods (easy to come by, usually pretty affordable), no space is really complete without a dash of the handmade. The character that an artisanal product lends to an interior far and beyond outdoes anything you can find at a big box store. Hence, why we love Etsy and all its indie makers, particularly those making goods for the kitchen. If your kitchen could use a touch of a human hand, why not try these 10 gorgeous finds on for size to spruce up the heart of your home. (далее…)

Make It Beautiful: How To Style the Perfect Coffee Table — Surface Style

Styling in home decor is — honestly — very subjective. What works for one person’s design aesthetic and lifestyle may not come even remotely close to what someone else might prefer. However, study a slew of shelter magazines, Instagram accounts and top-pinned images (some you’ve likely saved yourself), and you’ll start to see some similarities, which begin to unlock the secrets to fool-proof styling, no matter what the individual aesthetic. So, what makes up this magical key to creating a beautiful vignette? In this new series, we’re sharing our own «secret sauce» for putting together impeccable surfaces—night stands, console tables, bars—and today, we’re starting with the coffee table. (далее…)

Pop, Fizz, Clink: You’re 5 Simple Steps Away From a Perfectly Styled Bar — Surface Style

Whether you’re working with a proper cart or just a makeshift surface, styling a bar area can be tricky. There’s a fine line between being totally casual, just throwing together your liquors, tools and glasses, and being overly fussy/overthinking the styling. Here, we give you the keys to putting together a cocktail corner that feels tightly edited, functional yet still incredibly beautiful. (далее…)

The Best Furniture We Found This Week Under $100 — Cheap Thrills

Filling your home with furniture you love takes time (and money). We’re all for holding out for as long as necessary to invest in quality items meant to last decades (if not generations), but sometimes, there are bits and pieces that are totally okay to pick up quickly to fill a need. Throwing a shindig in the next few weeks and need a stylish way to serve up happy hour? Have an empty corner in need of a little reading chair? Looking for added storage for your rental bathroom? If you answered «yes» to any of the above, read on for 11 of our favorite furnishings we found this week under $100. (далее…)

How to Make Pink Work in Your Home (Without the ’80s Flashbacks) — Palette Pleaser

We get it: pink gets a bad rap for something it did many, many moons ago. It’s time to forgive and forget the horror that was ’80s pink, because the sweet hue can totally feel alive, modern, fresh and pretty. These rooms are rockin’ pink, and the palettes they inspire, you can try for yourself! (далее…)

The Best Kitchen Trash Cans: Rubbermaid, Simplehuman, IKEA, Brabantia & More — Annual Guide 2017

Think your stove is the hardest working item in your kitchen? Nope. Refrigerator? Well, it does run all day, but, still no. It’s your trash can. With so many options to choose from (from a $5 plastic container to a $300+ designer version), it’s not always so obvious which cans are literal garbage and which will change your trash—and recycling—game completely. These 11 picks are functional and stylish (you know, for a trash receptacle), so you can get just the can you need. (далее…)

Cowhide Rugs: 9 Rooms That’ll Turn Any Skeptic Into a Believer — Currently Obsessed

Cowhide rugs tend to be a bit of a polarizing home design item. People either love them or hate them, but regardless of how you feel about them stylistically, you can’t deny that they are incredibly versatile decor. For one, they are nearly indestructible and can take a serious beating. Plus, it’s really hard to stain a natural cowhide—as long as you’re quick to clean up messes. They’re great for high-traffic areas or to bring a sinuous organic shape into a room with mostly straight edges. Below you can see this durable stunner in a variety of aesthetics (and to do a little shopping of your own). (далее…)

Why It Works: A Pattern-Packed «More is More» Bedroom — Why It Works

As the bedroom is a place in which you want to be lulled to sleep, its design is typically tackled in ways that could be described as «soothing» and «serene». Soft colors and delicate patterns are the norm for a «sophisticated» retreat. But what if you want something with more pizazz? A room that’ll get you excited about the day the second you peel your eyes open? Well, follow along as we outline how to get a room full of personality without things getting crazy. (далее…)

It’s About Time: After 3 Years of Beige, My Bland Rental Bathroom Gets a Refresh

I have lived on my own for the last six years, slowly but surely acquiring furniture, art and decor that I really liked, which of course means that along the way, there were empty corners (and rooms) waiting to be filled. Finally, though, my apartment—which I’ve lived in for two years—has gotten to a place where I didn’t wonder if visitors thought I had just moved in. The guest bedroom has curtains (which I sewed and I’m quite proud of!); I got around to putting art up in my kitchen; I got a sofa table for behind my floating couch (among other things here and there). (далее…)

3 Reasons Why This Trend-Resistant Kitchen Works — Why It Works

If I had to categorize where I fall on the design style spectrum, I’d say somewhere between eclectic collector and modern glam (though I love a little modern farmhouse thrown into the mix for good measure). So to declare that this kitchen—located in Valencia, Spain, and owned by interior designer/furniture store owner Adela—makes me incredibly happy comes as a bit of a personal surprise. (далее…)

Colored Mirrors & Glass Decor Are the (Potential) Trend I Can’t Get Enough Of — Currently Obsessed

Anyone who lives, breathes, dreams design will understand the following: sometimes, you become fixated on something design-y, and then —like learning a new word that you start to hear everywhere — you start to see that design-y thing everywhere (much to your delight, but also much to your chagrin because you WANT.IT.) Well, that is me currently with colored glass and mirrors. (далее…)

Ladies & Gentleman, Anthropologie is Having a Huge Sale

Oh the majesty that is Anthropologie. The second you walk through the doors of that magical retail land, it is like the intoxicating scent of the 27 candles they have burning at any given moment puts you under a spell. It makes you think «sure, I should totally spend $98.50 on this artisanal mug, because it was made by a real person…with their hands. I’m supporting the arts!» Oh…that’s just me? Well, either way, guess what? Stop the presses, because they are having a sale, and we’re talking up to 50% off, people! Here’s what we can barely contain ourselves from adding into our carts at this very moment. (далее…)

Totally Floored: The Best Rugs We Found This Week Under $100 — Cheap Thrills

It’s a wide world of shopping out there on the web, filled with a lot of great and not-so-great rugs but things can get pricey fast. If you’re on the market for a new floor covering to jazz up your bedroom, entry way, living room and beyond, here are 12 of those great options…for under $100. (далее…)

A Boring Rental Bathroom Gets a Totally Reversible Makeover

Ladies and gentleman, here is what my boring bathroom looked like up until the other day. I’ve lived in my rental for just over two years, and this place looked the same as it did the day I moved in (with the addition of some hand soap, my toothbrush and a toilet paper roll) for far too long. Is it completely offensive? Nah, it’s pretty passable, but boy was it dull. Beige counters, beige cabinets, beige floor, gray walls and zero decorative thought put into it (I know I only have myself to blame for that). Except I finally decided it was time to put a little effort into this place, and I’m pretty happy with the result! (далее…)