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DIY or Don’t Bother: Is Self-Assembly Furniture Worth It?

DIY or Don’t Bother: Is Self-Assembly Furniture Worth It?

Ever stood in the middle of a room, surrounded by cardboard, screws, and what seems like the world's most cryptic instruction manual? Welcome to the world of self-assembly furniture, where the battle between your wallet and your sanity is real. Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of DIY furniture—unpacking both its charms and challenges. Let’s ...
Stop Doing This: Overdone Interior Design Trends

Stop Doing This: Overdone Interior Design Trends

Welcome to the style shake-up you didn’t know you needed! Are you still clinging to design trends that scream 2010? Let’s dust off those decor cobwebs and explore some overdone interior design trends that are begging for a retirement party. Whether you’re a home decor enthusiast or just looking to freshen up your space, this guide will help ...
How to Make Your Petite Place Feel Spacious

How to Make Your Petite Place Feel Spacious

Tired of playing Tetris with your furniture and still feeling like you’re losing? Whether you’re squeezing into a studio or trying to fit in a snug corner, I’ve got you covered! Find out how to maximize your space without sacrificing your style. It’s time to ditch the old clutter-closet routine and spice things up with some storage ...
Why Break the Bank? Smart Interior Design Choices for Any Budget!

Why Break the Bank? Smart Interior Design Choices for Any Budget!

Did you know that your dream space doesn’t have to drain your wallet?! We love a good splurge-worthy piece here and there, but how do you know when something is worth opening your wallet? Whether decorating your first apartment or revamping your forever home, making smart choices can be both stylish and budget-friendly. Let’s get into ...
Ditch the Dull: Interior Design Hacks to Elevate Your Mood

Ditch the Dull: Interior Design Hacks to Elevate Your Mood

Many of us don’t realize that our homes actually play a big role in our daily mood swings. Your home could be draining your energy faster than a slow late-night movie. Forget the same old, same old design tips you’ve seen littering your social media feeds. We’re diving into some fresh, fun ways to give your space and your mood a lift. Make a ...
HGTV Is Lying to You

HGTV Is Lying to You

Here’s a hot take: HGTV is giving us unrealistic expectations about interior design. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great for inspiration, but let’s dive into how it might be steering us wrong and what you can do to reclaim your space’s true potential. Cookie-Cutter Designs, Where Did All the Personality Go? Have you noticed that every living ...
Reality Check: Real Interior Design vs TV Show Makeovers

Reality Check: Real Interior Design vs TV Show Makeovers

How often have you caught yourself watching a design show and saying, “Why doesn’t my place look like that?” or “I wish my place looked like that” while your eyes are glued on the latest TV home makeover? Spoiler alert: there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors in TV land. But guess what? Your space doesn’t have to look like a set to be sensational. ...
2024 Color of the Year: Pantone’s Peach Fuzz

2024 Color of the Year: Pantone’s Peach Fuzz

Ah, the thrill of a fresh color trend! This year, Pantone has introduced us to a new friend: Peach Fuzz. It's a hue as comforting as a warm embrace and uplifting as the first day of spring. But how do you welcome this delightful shade into your home without starting from scratch? Here are some tips to make your space sing with personality, ...
Trust Me, You Need That ‘Design Eye’

Trust Me, You Need That ‘Design Eye’

We often hear about someone having the “design eye” and wonder, is it just fluff or some jargon designers use for their sales pitch? Spoiler alert: it’s not. There’s more to the design eye than you think. The design eye is what separates a place from pretty to masterful. So, if you’ve ever doubted the power of a professional design touch, ...
The Untold Value of Discovery Calls in Interior Design

The Untold Value of Discovery Calls in Interior Design

Today, I will give you the real deal on the value of discovery calls in interior design. Let me tell you that those calls are the not-so-secret weapon that can save you from a world of heartbreak. These calls are the first step in creating the exact space you want. Let's break down what you should expect during a discovery call and why these ...
Reviving the Romance: 5 Design Tips for a Romantic Makeover

Reviving the Romance: 5 Design Tips for a Romantic Makeover

What better way to celebrate the month of love than by infusing a touch of romanticism into our homes? Now, before you start picturing heart motifs and an overload of red, let's clarify something. Romanticism in interior design is NOT about clichéd Valentine's Day decorations. So forget the kitschy Cupid cutouts; we're talking about a romance ...
The Art of Productivity: Stylish Home Office Revamp Tips

The Art of Productivity: Stylish Home Office Revamp Tips

Ah, the home office – that special corner where the magic happens - or where it's supposed to. We've all been there, haven't we? Staring at the screen, hoping for a spark of inspiration amidst the clutter of papers and the humdrum of everyday life. But what if I told you that your workspace could be more than just a desk and a chair? That it ...
Outdoor Oasis: 4 Fun and Easy Design Tips to Refresh Your Patio or Balcony for Winter

Outdoor Oasis: 4 Fun and Easy Design Tips to Refresh Your Patio or Balcony for Winter

We all know that as the winter chill sets in, your beloved outdoor spaces often get neglected. But what if I told you that your patio or balcony could become a cozy winter haven? With a few simple tweaks, you can transform your outdoor space into an outdoor oasis. Let's dive into some fun, easy, and personalized design tips to keep your patio ...
Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2024

Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2024

Are you ready to give your home a fresh, exciting makeover this year? If so, you're in the right place. Today, we're going to explore the top 5 interior design trends for 2024 that will inspire you to create a space that's not just beautiful, but also a reflection of your unique personality. So, let's dive in, shall we? 1. Embrace the Warm ...
Creating a Cozy Reading Nook: Design Tips for Book Lovers

Creating a Cozy Reading Nook: Design Tips for Book Lovers

Ever felt the need to escape into a world of your own, surrounded by the comforting scent of books and the soft whisper of turning pages? If you're a book lover, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Today, let's explore how you can create your very own cozy reading nook, a personal sanctuary that reflects your love for literature and your ...
How to Create the Perfect Entryway to Your Home

How to Create the Perfect Entryway to Your Home

A Marvelous First Impression Your entryway is the first impression your home makes and the last memory it leaves, where the chaos of the outside world meets the curated calm of your personal space. Does your entryway lack the appeal or contrast we all admire on our Pinterest boards or Instagram inspo? Well you came to the right place. This ...
Designing the Perfect Dining Room: 5 Tips for Unforgettable Dinner Parties

Designing the Perfect Dining Room: 5 Tips for Unforgettable Dinner Parties

We've all been there standing in the dining room doorway, scrutinizing the space as we grapple with a blend of excitement and dread. You yearn for a home that echoes with laughter and clinking glasses, where every corner whispers tales of gatherings that linger long in your guests' memories. But the question nags at you: Is my home really cut ...
The Importance of Lighting in Interior Design

The Importance of Lighting in Interior Design

When designing your new space, it's easy to get caught up in the perfect furniture placement or deciding how many throw pillows you need for your accent chair, but how will your space get deemed Instagram worthy if your lighting is completely out of whack? The lighting in your space can make or break it. Expertly placed lighting can bring ...
Interior Design Tips for Picking Bedroom Paint Colors

Interior Design Tips for Picking Bedroom Paint Colors

Regardless of how many hours you spend in your bedroom with your eyes closed and your body fast asleep, making your room a beautiful, safe haven is worthwhile. A well-decorated bedroom will bring you joy, help you relax and unwind at the end of the day, and encourage you to wake up on the right side of the bed each morning. One of the best ...
3 Tips for Making a Killer Accent Wall

3 Tips for Making a Killer Accent Wall

For interior design schemes that need mouth-to-mouth, an accent wall can be a simple but standout solution. A colorful, patterned, or strategically decorated wall is a quick and surefire way to add interest to your space and switch things up when they start to get boring. Like with any interior design element, there is an art and a bit of ...
Contrast in Interior Design: What It Is & Why You Need It

Contrast in Interior Design: What It Is & Why You Need It

Interior design is both an art and a science. So, like artists and scientists, interior designers are guided in their work by some fundamental principles of design that have been proven to work together to create an effective and attractive space. Depending on who you ask and what you read, those fundamental principles might vary a bit. But ...
How Hiring an Interior Designer Will Actually Save You Money

How Hiring an Interior Designer Will Actually Save You Money

If given the option, most people would choose to work with an interior designer to create their perfect home. When you consider their vast design expertise, resources, and how much time and stress they’ll save you, the advantages of hiring a professional are obvious. The one thing that holds most people back from actually enlisting an ...
Ideas for Creating a Work-From-Home Space in Your Living Room

Ideas for Creating a Work-From-Home Space in Your Living Room

Since the pandemic has revolutionized the work-from-home movement, a home office space has gone from an extra to an essential for many working professionals. If you’re lucky enough to have a room to spare, setting up the perfect home office will be a breeze. If, however, you’re one of the many individuals in a small apartment or crowded home ...
Designing Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Designing Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

How well you sleep has a big impact on your day. Just think about it! When you wake up feeling well-rested, you have the energy you need to conquer the day. But when you wake up feeling like you haven’t slept a wink, you’ll probably spend your day moving slowly and feeling like a grouch. If you keep having one grouchy day after another, ...
3 Ways to Make Your Interior Design More Sustainable

3 Ways to Make Your Interior Design More Sustainable

As far as trends go, sustainability is one that is here to stay. Maybe you’re already doing your part by using your recycle bin, switching to paper straws, and going vegetarian once a week. But if you’re looking to make a bigger impact, you’ll be happy to learn that your own home is the perfect place to start! Giving your interior design ...