All photos courtesy of Décor Aid. When it comes to buying a home in New York City, being overly picky is hardly ever a good idea. With real estate hard to come by and demand for housing always on the rise, prospective homeowners may find themselves sticking to a shortlist of must-have criteria–things like on-site…
A Modest Sized Apartment That Makes The Best Use Of Available Space
Like Architecture & Interior Design? Follow Us… Whilst we all love to stretch out and wander around an enormous home tour, or drool over a cool cutting edge interior, sometimes we crave a bit of cosy home comfort. The nesting instinct in us appreciates the beauty of a more compact bolthole, with cushiony furnishings and…
One Reddit User Built This DIY Reclaimed Sofa for $100
One Redditor took the “trash” laying around his home workshop —including two old mattresses he used for cushions — and turned it into this sleek, mid-century inspired, industrial-reclaimed couch. For about $100, not including tools.
10 Tips to Help Your Houseplants Survive Fall & Winter
With end of Daylight Savings near, you’re not the only one anticipating (or rather dreading) the harshest months of the year. Pretty soon, your houseplants will be busy dodging drafts and soaking up every last ray of dwindling sunlight. To give your ferns and fiddle leaf figs a fighting chance at survival, follow these ten tips for winter plant care to get your plants through the worst of it.
8 Ways To Hack This Popular (& Cozy) $15 IKEA Item
The $15 TEJN IKEA rug is one of the most hacked rugs out there. It’s at a price point that can’t be beat, brings instant coziness to every space, and is essentially one, large, fur sheet just waiting to be transformed!
Light It Up: Where To Get Everything You Need for Your DIY Lighting Projects
The simplest pendant lamps run on just three ingredients—a cord, a plug, and a socket—along with a little bit of wiring know-how. To make creating a custom lighting fixture as easy as possible, we’ve done the hard part for you: Finding the best sources for the supplies. Our shopping guide covers all the basics, plus some decorative extras, like lightbulb cages and glass shades. All that’s left for you to do is mix and match your favorite parts to design a one-of-a-kind creation.
Yes Your Home Can Smell Like SoulCycle, Here's How
If you’ve ever stepped foot into a SoulCycle studio (it’s okay to admit it, this is a safe place…), you’ve been hit with the alluring, invigorating, and obviously soulful scent of Jonathan Adler’s citrusy grapefruit candle. If you’re more like me and consider your daily exercise doing lunges with bags of groceries up 6 flights of stairs at the end of each day, then maybe you haven’t experienced this tantalizing scent…at least not yet.
The Beautiful Upgrades Your IKEA MALM Bed Deserves
There seems to be a clear divide between those pro-headboard and those pro-blank space, to which I say, you do you. Whether you’re a fan of something more alternative, something more boho, or something that really makes a statement, your bedroom needs a focal point. And that focal point is often more times than not, a headboard. So let’s start with the basics – the IKEA MALM. It’s affordable, simple, and unassuming. It’s also very hackable. See what I mean…
Get Your Flower Fix Any Time of Year with these Faux Tutorials
Fall is a time to pile on comfy textures, introduce richer color palettes, have fun with Halloween decor or just fill your home with pumpkins. The downside? Fresh, seasonal flowers are now few and far between, unless you have a strong passion for mums.
Houseplant Help: How to Save a Plant Whose Leaves are Turning Yellow
If you’ve ever been a concerned plant owner, then you probably know that yellowing leaves are one of the first signs that your plant is distressed. But with possible root causes ranging from underwatering, to overwatering, to a pest problem, it can be hard to get to the bottom of your plant’s ailment. The next time you need to diagnose a sick houseplant, consider this your step-by-step guide.
Easy & Beautiful: 9 DIY Projects to DYE For
See what I did there?? Dye, while a little scary (it’s permanent! it stains things!) can also be a great way to get big results from your DIY projects with a minimum of effort. Here are nine DIYs perfect for transforming your favorite textiles with a little color.
Built-ins on a Budget: DIY Ways To Get the Look Without a High Pricetag
For those of us who love homes with character and architectural interest, built-ins are highly coveted features. Shelving units, cabinets, benches and desks that have been built right into the walls show an attention to detail that newer homes often lack. But don’t worry! You can still get the look in a brand-new house (or even a rental) without an expensive renovation. The secret formula? Just mix affordable furniture with some DIY magic.
What Hacking Teaches IKEAHackers' Jules Yap About Life
These days, I prefer weekdays to weekends when it comes to my IKEA trips. Why, you ask? Well, as if it isn’t obvious, it means less crowds and more leisurely wandering the aisles, sans pressure. What am I looking for exactly? Maybe I have a simple list of items I need for a closet makeover, but then I spot a serving bowl that would make a perfect pendant light. Or I go in for some picture frames then can’t help but notice a kitchen cart that would be the perfect bar cart. Either way, I go in seeking to check things off my list – end up spending a little extra time on each aisle – and leave feeling more inspired.
Clever Ways to Reuse Clothes Hangers Around the House
With the changing of the seasons underway, it’s time to swap out all those summer frocks with chunky sweaters and denim. It’s also probably time to donate a few things, which means you may have a few spare hangers leftover. Before you throw them out with your summer sandals that finally reached their demise, check out these clever ways to reuse and repurpose your wooden and wire hangers in other areas of the home.
Make This Blanket Ladder In 3 Easy Steps (No Tools Required!) — Apartment Therapy Tutorials
When I was little, I always imagined building forts out of sticks or rafts with ropes to float down the river like the Boxcar Children or Huck Finn – completely not realizing that probably wouldn’t happen in suburban Florida. But I was always drawn to how people could create things with minimal supplies and loads of inventiveness. When it came time for this tutorial I remembered using Japanese square lashing for a no-weave wall hanging and realized, hey, lashings are used all the time to build simple structures! Surely it can support a few blankets. And guess what, friends, it totally can.