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Living Room Layout Ideas: Place a Bookcase Behind Your Sofa

(Image credit: Design*Sponge)<p>Though there are few concrete rules to laying out a living room's furniture (each space is different, after all), some …

Living Rooms

47 Porches and Patios We'd Love to Relax On

Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape with these decorating ideas.<p>Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape with these design ideas.

A Cinderella Cottage That's Fit for a Princess (or Prince)

Enjoy a fairytale getaway in Martha's Vineyard.<p>Good luck not cracking a smile after you see this place. Aptly dubbed "The Cinderella Cottage," this classic Victorian home on Martha's Vineyard is bursting with architectural details inside and out — just look at that ornate porch. Along with the four …

10 Cheery, Colorful Rooms

Browse the happiest rooms from our archives.<p>From the use of bold and bright pattern to walls painted in zesty colors, these joyful designs make for a happier home.

9 Fabulous Bedrooms for Every Style

A space for every style.<p>From modern to traditional, we've got a space for every style. Plus, see more ideas for beautiful bedroom decorating.

This Is What Cozy Decorating Looks Like

From quirky to patterned, we've got cozy covered.<p>From a Connecticut farmhouse to a California cottage, four of the world's best designers show us what cozy looks like. Plus: 6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Interior Design

26 Stunning Designer Rooms Made Even Better With Pets

Inspiring rooms and cute furry friends.<p>Sure, the interiors are inspiring and the decor, drop-dead gorgeous. But in these room designs, it's the cute pets that really steal the spotlight.

How I Got 14 Companies Like Chipotle and Trader Joe's to Send Me Free Stuff

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p>Whoever said "there's no such thing as a free lunch" is an idiot. It should be, "there's no such thing as a free lunch, because it costs 49 cents." I learned that after I mailed a ton of companies physical letters of praise, and got plenty of free lunches in return. And all it took …


Skin Laundry: The New Way to Deep Clean Your Pores

NYC's latest lunch break treatment for clear skin.<p>When we hear the phrase 'laser clinic,' rarely do we imagine an airy, wood-paneled space filled with light, flowers and photos of surfers, but that's exactly what Skin Laundry's newest and first East Coast outpost in Flatiron is—far more Santa …

50+ Impossibly Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Cooking has never looked so colorful.<p>Whether your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy or modern and sleek, these tile design ideas have you covered.

5 Tips for Designing Small Spaces

Designer ideas for decorating small rooms.<p>Decorating a small room poses unique challenges for every designer. Check out these five easy tips for making the most out of your less-than-large space.

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Even If It's Not Discrimination, You're Still That Girl

Office affairs can contribute to the perception that women are self-serving and untrustworthy. Just ask Ellen Pao.<p>Although she lost, Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has been interpreted as an object …

5 Designers Show Us Their Real Life Homes

(Image credit: Esteban Cortez)<p>We tour the homes of all kinds of people, but we're always especially intrigued when we get the inside access to the …


33 Gorgeous DIY Projects To Decorate Your Grown Up Apartment

Get ~inspired~.

23 Stress Hacks That Will Actually Change Your Life

Easy, breezy, life-changing.

Sara Bareilles

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

32 Places To Shop For Home Decor Online That You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Ikea and Pottery Barn are great, but there are so many other options. The products in this post were updated in November 2017.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

A Small Brooklyn Townhouse with Exotic Details and Luscious Colors

Miles Redd uses rich hues and exotic details.<p>This is decorating with a capital D. Miles Redd transforms a small, two-rooms-per-floor townhouse in Brooklyn into with rich color, exotic accents, and gorgeous wallpapers.

The Best Morning Skin-Care Routine

While most of us know that we should at least slap some SPF on our skin before heading out into the day, fewer of us are keyed into the idea that other airborne nanoparticles—like smog, cigarette smoke, soot, pollen, water droplets, and pollutants—contribute to aging skin. Research has shown that …

10 Decorating Secrets Revealed

Designers share their top dos and don'ts.<p>We asked designers to share some of their favorite tricks and ideas for putting together a beautiful space. Here, they reveal their top dos and don'ts.

Teal and Green Make for an Unexpectedly Festive Color Combination

Despite the nontraditional hues, this Christmas home is as cheery and cozy as they come.<p>Despite the nontraditional hues, this Christmas home is as cheery and cozy as they come.

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain |

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …


9 Things to Check For in a New House

These quick fixes will save you loads of future headaches. This article originally appeared on<p>A new house can be so exciting: The decorating possibilities! The organizational ideas! But before you start moving in your stuff and arranging your furniture, check off these must-do …

12 Problems Only People With Great Taste Understand

From the editors of, yes, your home looks amazing, but it's not without inconvenience.<p><b>1) You walk into any store—low- or high-end—and your favorite item is always the most expensive one.</b> Who knew that little brass tray would ring up as more than certain pieces of furniture?<p><b>2) You've</b> …

Home Decorating

How To Make A Room Amazing (With Help From Nate Berkus And His Design Firm)

Expert advice for your own home<p>Nate Berkus and his firm's Design Directors Lauren Buxbaum and Sasha Adler share their favorite rooms and what they love about each one. Read on for a glimpse at their process and expert advice that you can apply in your own home

What 6 Men Say They Love Most About Being Married

I know I could just ask him, but I'm a little nervous that he won't know what to say. When you've been married for a while, it becomes <i>really</i> easy to spout off things that bug you about your S.O.; the flip side isn't always as simple. Plus, we don't have feelings talks often—unless saying, "I feel …

Reunion Black Family.

Have You Ever Wondered Why Is It That White Scholars/Educators deliberately reduces Black history to Only Slavery While Totally Excluding Black …

Black Students

10 Honest Marriage Vows You Never Hear At Weddings

Love is patient, love is kind, love endures, blah blah blah, isn't it all wonderful? Vowing to persevere through sickness and health and in wealth and poverty is tradition, and it's comfortable when associated with lace and roses. But hasn't it proven to be fairly useless when it comes to forging …


Lily James row: Thin-shaming proves that skinny girls aren't living a fairy tale

Body-shaming isn't only the preserve of those women with curves. As actress Lily James, who stars in Disney's new Cinderella film, is finding out - thin-shaming can be just as poisonous. Radhika Sanghani reports<p>Lily James has just been thin-shamed. The <i>Cinderella</i> actress has faced days of criticism …