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10 Overlooked Places In Your Living Room To Create More Space

Victoria Harrison, Houzz Editorial Staff Struggling with a small living room? Or simply not making the most of the space you have? Take a look at these ideas and see how you can maximize wasted spots, from tricky corners to slim alcoves. 1. Go up and over. How often do you think about the space…

A Colorful Living Room Decorating Idea: One Room, Three Ways

Want to change the look of your space on a budget? Here’s a simple and colorful living room decorating idea — keep your essential pieces neutral, and customize your lighting and décor for the seasons. These three living rooms began with the same basic elements — a neutral traditional sofa, an iron and glass coffee…

How to Create the Ultimate ‘Man Cave’

Let’s be honest, what man hasn’t dreamt of having their own area to play pool, have friends over, and generally have a good time? This “man cave” is probably closer to many than it has ever been before because the idea is actually becoming a “thing”. There have been some crazy man cave designs in…

11 Home Decor Ideas To Make Your Living Room The Best Place In The House

Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor Living room decor is all about bringing pieces into your space that will highlight the beauty of your furniture. Decorations tend to be forgotten once you purchase your furniture but in this article we will discuss the importance of this 11 room essentials. These items will make your living room look…

Five Remodeling Ideas for Your Living Room Decor

A living room is the hub of a home, and host to celebrations, family gatherings and movie marathons. According to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value report, a midrange family room addition costs $80,765 and you can recoup 68.8% of the cost during resale. Use these tips as inspiration to create a more functional living…

3 Tricks for Decorating a Small Living Room Space

Make sure that you determine the theme of your living room before you begin the project. You can choose to have a very playful living room with an entertainment system and toys if you have kids or a peaceful living room with a fireplace if you are a newly married couple. Rather than spending a…

6 Steps To An Affordable, Perfectly-Designed Living Room

Having a beautiful home is very important to many people. When a home is decorated, people feel more comfortable spending time in the home or inviting friends over for a get-together. Utilizing home decor ideas won’t always require a lot of money or major changes. Simple, quick changes can drastically make a difference in a…

10 Secrets to a Neat Living Room

Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor The look of this living room decor needs to be kept light and airy, so avoid heavy drapes at the windows and use Venetian blinds or roman blinds instead; and keep the background wall colors as light as possible. Extra nice touches that complement the look are exposed beams, tongue and…

10 Things Every Living Room Needs

Living room decor is all about bringing pieces into your space that will highlight the beauty of your furniture. Decorations tend to be forgotten once you purchase your furniture but in this article we will discuss the importance of these 10 living room room essentials. These items will make your living room look like you…

Drool-Worthy Living Room Decorating Ideas

Lamps are a great addition to any home as these can be included in the living room or right by your side in the bedroom. Not only do these devices provide you with additional light to read and write, but they can give your home a classical look and match many different styles. Remember that…

Must-Haves for a Rocking New Year’s Eve Party

Get out your noisemakers and ice down the bubbly, New Year’s Eve is almost here! Instead of going out, why not host a party at home? We’ve got some great suggestions for a few essential items that will make your evening a hit.

Must-Have Color: Gold
Gold is an essential hue for every NYE party, from clothing to dinnerware to home accents. Whether you match it with black, white or darker shades, gold-colored décor brings a touch of elegance and signals to everyone that it’s time to get the party started!




  1. White & Gold Swirl Plate
  2. Gold Metal Bowl 
  3. Celebrate Plate 


Must-Have Hosting Item: Bar Cart

Bar carts are a welcome addition to any party. Not only can they be loaded up with everything your guests need to make their favorite cocktails, but they’re portable, too. It’s also fun to jazz them up with decorations like balloons, florals, or other accents.


Be sure to have festive glassware on hand to ring in the new year with Champagne. Remember: a tinge of gold will make the evening special by adding a touch of sparkle.




  1. Gold Bubble Stem 
  2. Optic Champagne Glasses
  3. Gold Luster Flute Glass


Must-Have Beverage: Party Punch

Since it’s the last occasion to party for the year, your guests are surely going to be to thirsty. Mix up a tasty punch inside a dispenser so your guests can serve themselves. Our punch recipe below is kid-friendly, but be sure to keep a bottle of Champagne handy so grown-ups can top off their punch servings with a touch of bubbly.


  1. 64 oz. Gold Belly Pitcher 
  2. 2 Gallon Yorkshire Drink Dispenser with Stand
  3. 64 oz. Silver Belly Pitcher


Must-Have Tunes

The good vibes will be flowing, so be sure you’ve made a playlist to enhance the mood. It’s great to play hot radio hits, but make sure you pepper in a few songs about partying, and about New Year’s Eve in general. Here’s a sample of some of our faves.



Pro-Tip: Make a selfie station to help create unforgettable memories. Simply hang a sheet on the wall and decorate with balloons and cardboard cutouts of funny art or silly phrases.


Must-Have Party Favors

Of course, it wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve party without iconic party favors. Be sure to pick up lots of noisemakers and leave them out so your guests can get in the party mood. Cardboard hats and funky sunglasses emblazoned with “2017” are a few more must-haves your guests are going to be on the lookout for.


We hope you have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve! And as always, be sure to tag us with your best décor photos at #AtHomeFinds.

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Our Favorite Storage Pieces

Get Organized! Must-Have Storage Solutions for 2017

January is here, and it’s time to get organized. As holiday memories warm our hearts well into winter, now is the perfect time to strategize for a successful year. Getting organized is the most important part of that process. In-house storage solutions can help free your space (and your mind) from stress-inducing clutter. This handpicked selection offers smart options for a variety of storage problems.

Double-Duty Storage

Get more out of your storage solutions by choosing options that serve dual purposes. These items help you wrangle your mess, but they’re also functional pieces of furniture.


  1. Davis Storage Ottoman 
  2. Natural Rush Storage Trunk
  3. Pine 5-Drawer Cabinet with Wheels


See-Through Storage

Ever store something away, then forget where you put it? It’s no fun to wrestle a box from a shelf and fumble with the lid just to find out that what you’re looking for isn’t even there in the first place. With clear or translucent boxes, it’s easy to know at a glance exactly what’s inside.



  1. Stacking Drawer 51 Quart
  2. 3-Drawer Storage Cart with Wheels
  3. Under the Bed Storage with Buckle


Stylish Storage

If you’re going to store items out of sight, might as well make a fashionable statement while doing it. The following solutions keep your house organized and show off your stylish good taste too.


  1. Believe Art Trunk
  2. Nested Cow Print Trunk 17”
  3. Marble Print Storage Bin



Baskets are a great way to store items out in the open and make a visual impact at the same time. We love using them to store soft goods like linens and towels, but they’re diverse enough to hold just about any household item.

PRO-TIP: Use a smaller basket on your coffee table to help organize all your remotes.




  1. Lampakanay Wicker Basket
  2. Round Chunky Baskets
  3. Flat Bacbac Shelf Tote


Kid-Friendly Storage

And let’s not forget about some of our favorite clutter-makers…kids! You’re never too young to learn how to get organize, and these fun solutions are great ways to stow items like toys or games out of sight.

PRO-TIP: Hampers are great for storing clothes, but you can also use them as a catch-all for toys or other smaller, everyday items.




  1. 5-Drawer Activity Chest
  2. Sports Soft Hamper
  3. 12-Bin Toy Organizer


Did you find an exciting or unique way to organize your space with smart storage solutions? Tag us using #AtHomeStores.

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2017 Color & Pattern Trends

This year’s trending colors and patterns are inspired by nature. From refreshing greens to wood and stone finishes, it’s all about bringing a little bit of the great outdoors…indoors.


This happy hue is Pantone’s Color of the Year. Greenery is a refreshing color inspired by nature and meant to symbolize a fresh start. It looks beautiful in indoor and outdoor spaces and is a great complement to a springtime dining table. Incorporate this color into your home with linens and accents big or small.



  1. Jute Glass Sphere
  2. 4-Pack Madison Sage Placemats
  3. Ceramic Pineapple Lantern

Plus, you can find more Color of the Year inspiration here!

Lavender & Light

This hue brings serenity to any home. From light purples to deep plums, layering in different shades will add a fresh feel to your décor. Bring this look to life using throw pillows, candles and even real lavender.



  1. Plum Scented Candle
  2. Agate Decorative Box
  3. Ombre Plum Pillow

Neutral & Natural

These shades of beige are anything but boring. Place neutral pieces into your home to bring the outdoors in, and pair them with succulents and other greenery. The key to this trend is textures – embroidery, fur and jute will add dimension to this monochromatic look.




  1. Natural & White Embroidered Pillow
  2. Round Metal Tray with Cork
  3. Oatmeal Faux Fur Pillow


 Faux Finishes

Faux finishes inspired by natural elements like wood and stone will continue to be a big trend for 2017. Decorative bowls and vases in wood, cement and marble are easy ways to incorporate this trend.



  1. White Ceramic and Wood Vase
  2. Wood Paulowinia Tray
  3. 2-Tone Marble and Cement Vase

Tropical Touches

Bring balmy beaches home with this pattern trend. Tropical leaves are making their way on to all kinds of décor, from canvas prints to vases and linens, in all kinds of colors. This pattern goes great with bright colors and with a range of wood tones, so your home can feel like a resort.



  1. Ceramic Palm Leaf Vase
  2. Faux Tropical Leaf Paradise Palm Accent Plant
  3. Tropical Leaf Table Runner

What trends are you bringing home in 2017? Share your new look with us using #AtHomeStores.

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Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Themes

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas 2017

Get those greeting cards and chocolate hearts ready, because Valentine’s Day is approaching! Whether you’re shopping for one special person, or need some ideas for friends and family, here are some great gift ideas.



  1. You & Me Pillow 13″ X 22″
  2. White Heart Candle Holder
  3. Gold Metal Cube Heart
  4. Gray Ruffle Heart Pillow 
  5. Ceramic Marble Heart
  6. Rustic Heart Bell Figurine

All Heart

There’s no denying it, hearts are the ultimate symbol for love. A heart-shaped gift lets him or her know how much you care, whether stitched on a pillow or brought to life in a statue or figurine.



  1. Love Mirror Sign 14″X11″
  2. Love Throw Pillow
  3. Metal Bird Love Table Decor
  4. Love Glass Bottle
  5. LED Love Sign 35″X14″
  6. Love Sign

Say it with Flowers

Flowers and floral designs make great gift ideas year ‘round, but never more so than on Valentine’s Day. Flowers deliver the message of love to that special person in your life, but they’re also a great way to show affection to a friend.



  1. Love Flower Shadowbox
  2. Iron Gold Flower Candle holder
  3. Ceramic Blue Vase
  4. Ceramic Flower Tealight
  5. Ceramic Blue Flower Vase
  6. Floral Ripple Canvas Trunk

Shades of Love

Expand your options by choosing items in the traditional colors of love. Red and white are timeless hue selections, but lately pink has become a popular choice as well.



  1. I Love You Diffuser
  2. White Mongolian Fur Pillow
  3. Pink XOXO Accent Art 11″X14″
  4. Pink Hello Gorgeous Pillow
  5. White Vase
  6. Red Glass Hurricane 

Show off your finds by tagging us #AtHomeStores.

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4 Ways to Fight Cabin Fever

Winter is here, and cabin fever is setting in. Feeling a little S.A.D.?  There’s a reason. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real thing, probably known best by its other name, the “winter blues.” The best way to chase away your funk is by getting started on brightening your space for spring. Read on for five home decorating ideas that will help you fight your cabin fever.


1. Color Play

Want to make the gray skies go away? Bring in some color play! A surefire way to elevate your mood is to surround yourself with home accents in a variety of bright and cheerful hues.


  1. Orange Tear Drop Finial
  2. Lime London Studded Accent Chair
  3. Aqua Blue Glass Geometric Lantern


2. Lighting

Winter days are especially short, and all the extra darkness sure is a bummer. Swapping out your old lamps for new, stylish lighting can help uplift your room’s vibe and give it a new look.


  1. Antique Cream Spindle Floor Lamp
  2. Silver Mosaic Uplight
  3. Silver Mercury Glass Table Lamp (shade sold separately)



3. Greenery

Being forced to stay indoors keeps us from experiencing nature, which can really kick start the winter blues. Since spring won’t be here for a few more months, bring some greenery indoors with gorgeous faux succulents and spring and summer floral.


  1. Succulent in White Pot
  2. Hanging Succulent in Glass Ornament
  3. Mixed Succulents in Concrete


4. Florals

There’s nothing like a little flower power to kick you out of the winter doldrums. Iconic floral prints invoke the feeling of spring while refreshing any room.


  1. Rosie Lagoon Throw Pillow
  2. Forest Bird Comforter King Set- 8-Piece
  3. Red & Teal Floral Area Rug


Did your recent home refresh cure your case of cabin fever? Be sure to show us using #AtHomeStores.

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