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15 Genius Storage Solutions To Make Your Whole Life Easier

Is your home overwhelmed with clutter? Here are 15 projects to help you wrangle the mess.<p>Is your home overwhelmed with clutter? Here are 15 projects to help you wrangle the mess.


5 Essential Tips for Your First Apartment

Designers share their best advice on moving into your first apartment. Tour the ultimate Manhattan apartment for a 20-something.<p><i>Designer Lilly Bunn in the Manhattan living room she designed for a young client.</i><p><b>1. What to Buy</b>"Buy only what you love. The things you yearn for, that were a stretch to …

4 Solutions For Extra Small Bathrooms

How to make the most out of a cramped bathroom.<p><b>1.</b> Draw a rough sketch of your space (you don't have to be an artist!) so you can try out different arrangements and ideas before you start installation.<p><b>2.</b> If opting for a bathtub and shower combo rather than solely a shower, look for bathtubs that are …

Moving Soon? This Is A Must-Read

7 tips for making your next move as painless as possible<p>If there's a move in your future and you want to hire help with all or part of it, here are the best suggestions to unpack and stow away, all from highly rated movers and satisfied customers:<p><b>1. Plan ahead.</b> Start at least six weeks before the …

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Master the Mix: How To Combine Mismatched Multiples (So They Don't Look Crazy) --> If you're more mix-it-up than matchy-matchy, listen up. We know you like to break the rules, but there are still a few basic guidelines to mastering a cool, goes-together look that has just the right amount of clash.

From Beginner to Advanced: 10 Steps to a Better Bedroom --> Here are 10 bedroom pick-me-ups, arranged in order from least to most difficult, so even the DIY-averse can find a way to freshen up their space.

Soundproof Your Rental Bedroom in Under 10 Minutes

If you're in a rental apartment, the last thing you want to do is pay a lot of money to make it livable. Perhaps the only thing worse is pissing off …

The Mega List! 50 Spectacular DIY Wall Art Projects & Ideas --> 50 ways to add texture, color, and interest to your walls! These are all easy to make, won't cost much, and don't take a lot of time.

DIY Hanging Rope Shelf

Add something extra to an empty corner or wall with this hanging rope shelf. Avoid multiple holes in the wall by hanging this from the ceiling from 1 …


White and Bright Duplex in the Sky Pleases with Pops of Color

45 Ikea Bedrooms That Turn This Into Your Favorite Room Of The House

A bed that’s so comfy and cozy you never want to get up, a nightstand that’s always there to keep your phone within arm’s reach, a super comfortable …

Beautiful, Feminine Headboards: Ideas & Inspiration

From stunning, tufted piece to a magical DIY headboard project that turns out just right, a bedroom needs this addition to transform and finish the …

Lighting DIY 101

One of the easiest ways to update the look of a room is by changing out the lighting, and as we start moving toward shorter days and longer nights, …

15 Life Hacks For A Tiny Bathroom

<i>Don’t miss out! Follow on Facebook and bring more love and life into your home.</i><p>Found this really great round up of “lifehacks” for …

The Most Genius Ways To Hide Ugly Stuff In Your Home

I am going through an anti cleaning mode. My floors and bathrooms, ewww. But I am not anti beautification. I am excited to feature <b>Viralnova</b> and these …

Chic Monochromatic DIY Painting With Ombre Style

Ready for an easy DIY project? In fact, this one is so easy, affordable and fun, it’s hardly a “project”. More like an experience! Are you looking to …

This DIY wall decor idea is perfect for renters and the weekend; it's cheap and quick to do! -->

How To Measure for Curtains, Shades and Blinds --> This is a good one to bookmark or pin for the next time you decide to dress up a window...

DIY: Folding Chair Makeover with Chalkboard Bottoms

Summertime is the time for parties, get togethers, barbecues and hosting friends, right? Well if you’re anything like me, sometimes you find yourself …

You've Got to See What's Inside These Cakes

A surprise inside.<p>Don't judge a book by its cover... Or a cake by its icing. This article originally appeared on

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

How to Mix and Match Patterns

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about mixing and matching patterns. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future …

Need a mood lift? 9 DIY projects sure to make you smile -->

A vintage sideboard gets a dose of dark drama -->

Remodeling 101: Simple Roller Blinds

My accommodations in architecture school came with windows but no window treatments. Living on a student budget, I did nothing, a solution that …

10 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About --> Renters like nice things too! And, thankfully, each year more and more products emerge that are removable and won't jeopardize your security deposit when you move out. So, you can fix up your space temporarily and not sacrifice style. Here are ten rental-worthy products —all adhesive — to consider.

Save money on utilities! Your ultimate guide to making any rental more energy efficient -->

Why this living room works: 6 easy ideas to steal for your home -->

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

DIY Tree Slab Side Table with Hairpin Legs--> If you can handle grade school math, you can make this table. Tree slab + cordless drill + hairpin legs = a beatiful side table that you can put together in 20 minutes. Yes, even in a tiny apartment.