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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you find an exciting or unique way to organize your space with smart storage solutions? Tag us using #AtHomeStores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What trends are you bringing home in 2017? Share your new look with us using #AtHomeStores.
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.
- You & Me Pillow 13″ X 22″
- White Heart Candle Holder
- Gold Metal Cube Heart
- Gray Ruffle Heart Pillow
- Ceramic Marble Heart
- Rustic Heart Bell Figurine
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.
- Love Mirror Sign 14″X11″
- Love Throw Pillow
- Metal Bird Love Table Decor
- Love Glass Bottle
- LED Love Sign 35″X14″
- 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.
- Love Flower Shadowbox
- Iron Gold Flower Candle holder
- Ceramic Blue Vase
- Ceramic Flower Tealight
- Ceramic Blue Flower Vase
- 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.
- I Love You Diffuser
- White Mongolian Fur Pillow
- Pink XOXO Accent Art 11″X14″
- Pink Hello Gorgeous Pillow
- White Vase
- Red Glass Hurricane
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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.
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.
- Antique Cream Spindle Floor Lamp
- Silver Mosaic Uplight
- Silver Mercury Glass Table Lamp (shade sold separately)
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.
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.
Did your recent home refresh cure your case of cabin fever? Be sure to show us using #AtHomeStores.