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A west London house filled with affordable design ideas

When Lucy Barlow first approached this west London house, it was suffering from white box syndrome. "It was a dreadful refurbishment, not …

Why Asymmetry Is an Important Part of Interior Design (and How to Make it Work)

Though trends are an important part of the interior design landscape, nothing can overtake the necessity of understanding the fundamentals of how …

Interior Design

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Each spot in your home is associated with a different aspect of your life. Here’s a beginner’s guide to cultivating positive energy in every …

Living Rooms

The 18 Best Spots to Buy Furniture Online

Presenting Real Simple’s carefully curated list of the very best online sources for furniture. Find your ideal sofa, table, bed, and more by shopping …

Free Shipping

Throw Blankets Are Hot! 7 Surprising Ways to Use These Snuggly Home Accents

These days, you can't click past a Pinterest page without glimpsing soft throw blankets arranged <i>just so</i> on the backs of couches, atop club chairs, …

The Best Small Space Bedroom Solutions We Saw This Year

Small bedrooms can be tough to furnish. But finding affordable, storage-savvy furniture for your tiny bedroom is even harder. That's why it pays to …

Our Guide to the Best Affordable Furniture That Isn’t from Ikea

Low Budget, Original Style<p>If there’s one place you turn to for home furniture when you’re on a budget, it’s usually Ikea. But if you’re trying to …

9 Ikea Kitchen Hacks That Change Everything

Kitchens are superfunctional spaces, and it can be difficult to balance function and style. But kitchens are also one of the best places in your home for you to get creative, and nothing lets you express your creativity while maintaining functionality like some good Ikea hacks. Try a simple DIY …

Kitchens

These are the best places to find affordable art online

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>How you decorate your walls (or how you don't) can immediately impact the feel of a room. Artwork is an easy way to bring any room …

Wall Art

28 Ways To Have A Dorm Room The Whole Floor Will Be Jealous Of

AKA easy ways to make required dorm living less of a hellhole.

33 Designer-Worthy DIYs For a Polished Home

There are few things that are as satisfying as pulling off a successful DIY project, especially when a guest asks where you purchased it. We've rounded up 50+ of our favorite tutorials that show you how to organize, entertain, and decorate with style, without spending a fortune. So, roll up your …

Laundry Rooms

Real Life Design Solutions: TV Camouflage Ideas that Work

For some, the appearance of a television in a living room doesn't offend. For others, it is essentially a giant black maw that upsets a room's …

Inspiration File: Industrial Steampunk

Are you a fan of steampunk designs? Not sure what steampunk style is? Think late victorian era, metals, gears, machines run on steam. The colors tend …

The (Totally Doable) European Secret to Beautiful Rooms

When you think about renovating, you think first about the big things: converting an attic, adding new floors, re-doing a kitchen or bathroom. But …

20 Ideas to Make Your Whole Home Feel Bigger

As someone who currently has a desk-nightstand-vanity hybrid, trust me when I say that I get any and all of your small-space living woes. That's why …

25 Ways To Transform Your Home For $50 Or Less

Get your dream home at prices that are like a dream.

9 Truths About Making a Home That Are Worth Remembering

From fretting over which wall color to choose to wondering if you made the right decision on that couch, there are a lot of physical element …

Design Lessons: How To Spot (& Fix!) an Off Balance Room

(Image credit: Nate Berkus Interiors)<p>Balance is a tricky beast when it comes to interior design. Some people love perfectly symmetrical spaces, and …

Vintage Resale Site Chairish Launches Augmented Reality Feature

Despite taking measurements or creating mood boards, sometimes it's still tough to imagine how an item will look at home until you get it in the …

The Ultimate Ikea Hack: Bemz Creates Custom Slipcovers for Ikea Furnit

Ikea is known for its crazy affordable furniture and decor—but its pieces aren't always exactly high design. (With the exception of these latest collections, of course.) Is it functional? Definitely. Comfortable? Usually. Insanely complex to put together? Yes, yes, yes. But most of Ikea's pieces …

Furniture

Style crush: Tufting used to be fussy, now it's fab

Pucker up.<p>Increasingly modern adaptations of tufted home furnishings are transforming a formerly fussy upholstery style into a look designers are describing as transitional, contemporary and even modern.<p>Created by pulling strong thread or twine through layers of fabric and interior filling, tufting …

Cheap Thrills: Home Decor & Accessories Under $50 from Canopy

Amazon is like an adult playground. It's a magical land where anything is possible—or at least where (most) anything can be delivered to your …

The Home Design Blogs You Should Be Reading for Endless Inspiration

Have you been reading the same design blogs for forever? Are you longing for a little something new and fresh (with the exception of Apartment …

IKEA for Grownups: 5 Next-Level Scandinavian Shops

Although we would never want to put an age limit on shopping at everyone's favorite Swedish superstore, a new study by the lending company Earnest …

Tour a Fashion Designer's "Mid-Century Zen" Home in Brooklyn

<b>Name:</b> Christine Alcalay, her teenager daughter and two-year-old son <b><br>Location:</b> Brooklyn, New York <b><br>Size:</b> 4,600 Square Feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 8 years, …

Take Note: You'll See This Cool-Girl Trend in Every Stylish Home This Year

Trends come and go, but every now and then, we see a collection and instantly know that it's going to appear in every stylish home for years to come. …

Small Spaces

23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator

Pro-level techniques that'll make people think you outsourced the work.

Wall Art

Organizing Ideas for Entryways & Foyers Without Closets

Between jackets, purses, mail and an ever-growing mountain of shoes, the entryway is a tough spot to keep under control—and less square footage …

An Art Deco Apartment Full Of Charm And Personality

This is an apartment situated in Kiev, Ukraine. Its interior design from Yana Molodykh combines influences from the art deco and American styles and …

The Best Ways to Incorporate Lucite Into Your Home

Lucite has gone in and out of style so many times, but currently, it’s in. You could say lucite is the new black. Lucky for us. Such a sleek and …