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This Clever Outlet Shelf Will Free Up Tons of Counter SpaceIt’s time to put your electrical outlets to work. Sure, they charge your phone, power your electric toothbrush, and make your hairdryer work. But if you really want your outlets to live up to their full potential, give them an upgrade with these clever outlet shelves.One single outlet shelf, called a Power Perch, will give you some serious counter space back in any room of your house. You could put one in your bathroom to hold your toothbrush, electric razor, or contact lens case.
10 Affordable Decor Pieces Interior Designers Swear ByA good budget furniture find can be a game-changer for your home. However, separating quality furnishings from the so-so ones can be tricky, to say the least. To help you find thrifty pieces that will work hard for you and still look super stylish, we asked 10 different interior designers for their go-to affordable decor items. Here’s what made their collective shopping list—and maybe should be on yours, too.2
Hilary Duff Is Giving the Internet Major Kitchen Envy with Her Bold TileWhen Hilary Duff moved into her Los Angeles home in 2018, fans got a peek at how the “Lizzie McGuire” and “Younger” star decorated her space. As expected from the person who shaped the fashion senses of all young women growing up in the early 2000s, Duff filled her home with bold patterns, colors, and overall spunk.
9 of the Best Places to Shop For Home Office FurnitureTransitioning to living and working in the same space is anything but easy. Even if you’ve figured out your productivity groove and have finally hit your work from home stride, there’s one last beast you might not have conquered yet: creating an office space. The perfect desk and office chair just might be the key to enhanced productivity, not to mention the cure to your lower back pain.
6 Things That Can Bring Your Home Closing to a Grinding HaltWhether you’re purchasing a home or selling one, you’ll have to deal with something toward the end of your journey known as the closing. In short: It’s a lengthy process with a barrage of legal documents that must be signed before you move in.Just because you’ve made it to the closing stage of the sale, though, doesn’t mean you’re home free.
This Modular Desk Set Can Easily Move from Office to HomeDuring the past couple of months, many people have had to completely change the way they work in response to the pandemic. Even as offices begin reopening, they’ll have to make changes to accommodate physical distancing. One thing that might help is adaptable, modular furniture, like the Ziggy Table and Stool, a lightweight, compact set that can be used as an individual desk or part of a communal workspace.
Get Creative with Google’s “Do It” DIY Instructions“Make some artwork for animals. And make them smile,” says a typed out art piece by Japanese artist Shimabuku. This simple instruction, known as a “do it,” is part of an art project, initially conceived in 1993 by Swiss artist Hans Ulrich Obrist, and now available online via Google Arts and Culture. “Do it” is an art project with a difference—the idea is that the viewer makes the art as per the artist’s instructions.
3 Places Where Financial Experts Love to Buy RugsRugs can add warmth, texture, and color to virtually any room. But they aren’t just home decor staples, they’re also investment pieces—ones that can cost hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars.So, we turned to savvy financial experts—those who are usually fielding questions about paying off debt or saving up for a down payment on a house—to pose a wild card question: “Where do you buy your rugs?
The Best Ceiling Paint Color for Every Type of RoomIf you’re in search of another way to spice up your home, consider painting your ceilings your next big project. I’m not talking the typical white paint here either but rather colors that are bright, energetic, or even moody. Keep in mind though that the type of paint you choose—as well as the shade you select—can have a big impact on the end result.
Got a Patio or Small Yard? Grow Zucchini in Your Tiny Victory GardenYou’ve already assessed your space and gathered your supplies, and now you’re ready to plant your tiny victory garden. If you’re lucky enough to have outdoors space, and you’re itching to make the most of it, you have a lot of options, even if said space is just a few square feet of raised bed. (Trust me: you can do a lot in a few square feet.
Start Your Summer on a High Note Thanks to These Sunny New Arrivals From AnthropologieAnthropologie is always a bright and cheery place to shop, but their latest arrivals are like literal rays of sunshine you can bring back home. While we highly recommend treating your entire space to a cheerful summer refresh this year, we also know that’s just not in the cards for everyone. Luckily, Anthro’s latest launch has lots of affordable bedding, accessories, and decor that’s just right for letting some sunshine in. Here’s what we’re adding to our carts!
4 Unexpected Ways You’ve Never Thought to Decorate with Temporary WallpaperLike painting, installing removable wallpaper is one of those projects that can make a world of a difference in a space, especially if you’re partial to color and pattern. Within an afternoon’s time—or even less, truthfully, you can completely transform your walls. Temporary wallpaper has come such a long way in the past five years or so.1
These Are the 9 Most Popular Houseplants on Instagram, According to SurveyWe love sharing photos of houseplants on social media almost as much as we love houseplants themselves. But houseplant popularity varies by region and by species. A recent survey used Instagram to determine the houseplant capitals of the world, as well as the most popular houseplant species. Here’s what it found.1
This Artist Turns Found Books into Crystallized SculpturesBooks convey meaning through words, but they’re also physical objects, whose materials react to environmental conditions and the passage of time. This is what Alexis Arnold examines in her ongoing series, Crystallized Books, in which she treats found books with a borax solution so they grow crystals.The resulting objects look like books frozen in time — dropped in the snow and abandoned, or mysteriously calcified mid-read.
8 Houseplants You Can Move Outside Now That It’s WarmSummer is around the corner, bringing long daylight hours, climbing temperatures, and the occasional warm afternoon downpour. You’re probably looking forward to spending more time on your outdoor patio—and so are some of your plants! And while not every houseplant is happy to be outdoors, for the ones that are, outside time can help boost their growth and health.