When decorating your home, the guest bedroom is often an afterthought. After all, why put your favorite pieces in the room you’ll visit the least? Leaving room in your guest room also gives anyone who stays with you the opportunity to spread out and get comfortable in the space. This doesn’t mean the room should feel spartan, though. There are a few guest bedroom essentials that can help make the space feel welcoming and ensure your guests are comfortable. We’ve put together a handy list of 10 guest bedroom essentials. Add these items to the room to create an ideal retreat for any visitor.We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.
Your bedroom is probably the room in your home that your guests see the least. That doesn’t mean it should be ignored, though. You spend a good part of your day in your bedroom, and you want to be able to wow the occasional guest who walks through. Fortunately, a single addition to your room can completely transform it. It’s time to start shopping headboards. Adding an interesting headboard creates a focal point in your bedroom. A noteworthy headboard backing your bed is a multifunctional piece. It’s an interesting piece of furniture, it essentially doubles as art and it sets the tone for your room’s design. And your options for headboards are pretty much endless. Here are just a handful of ideas to get you started.
Geometric headboardsIf you want to add a layer of visual interest to your bedroom, look no further than a geometric headboard. Different patterns,
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One of the best things about the fall season is gathering with loved ones as the weather cools. You share stories, glasses of wine and mugs of cider. It’s a cozy time of camaraderie. At least, that’s the idea. If you’re the one hosting, fall get-togethers can be a little stressful. The daunting task of decorating for the holidays is just around the corner. Are you supposed to double your work (and storage needs) by having a full lineup of fall decor, too? Fortunately, you can decorate with produce to get the right look and make cleanup simpler. People have used pumpkins to give their homes an autumnal aesthetic for decades. But you might be ready to switch it up. To help, we’ve gathered five different ways to decorate with produce this fall. Bonus: you can toss it all into a recipe, your compost or the trash when you’re done.
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Indigo. It’s a color that’s been making a splash for centuries, yet it still feels decidedly fresh and modern. Whether you’re looking for a deeply saturated hue to anchor a room or a vibrant pop to lend visual interest, indigo delivers. It’s also known as blue gold, and it has a history as rich as its hue. Whether you want to use indigo as a baseline neutral or in an eye-catching shibori textile, it can help you take any room to the next level. Here are four reasons why you should incorporate indigo in your next room design.We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.
With the kids back in school, your calendar is probably heating up. But just when an evening spent relaxing on the patio is most needed, the cooling temperatures seem to conspire against you. But there is good news! Covered outdoor living areas give you the chance to maximize your patio’s usage even as the seasons change. There are a handful of immediate benefits you reap when you cover your patio. When you protect your outdoor space from the elements, you can leave pillows and throws outside. You also create a sheltered area from which you can enjoy the seasonal rainstorms and the ever-earlier sunsets. And because the area gets less exposure, you can invest in nicer, comfier patio furniture. Whether you prefer a solitary evening to unwind or want to enjoy the versatile space with friends before the busyness of the holidays, your covered patio will deliver. If you want some
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We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. When the Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House came out in 1999, every aspect of the house seemed fantastical. Less than 20 years later, though, more and more American families are living in smart houses themselves. We’re using technology to make it easier to turn off the lights or keep our homes at comfortable temperatures. But like all tech, smart home technology is showing no signs of slowing down. Sure, you might have Alexa helping you power down your home at night, but don’t stop there. If you want to keep your home on the cutting edge, we’ve rounded up a handful of 2018’s best smart home technology. Check out the latest ways to make your home smarter.
It’s 2018. If you’ve managed to keep televisions out of your home entirely, you deserve a major pat on the back. Most of us have let this all-powerful source of entertainment take over not just one, but multiple rooms in our homes and apartments. And hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little TV. Gathering friends for a movie or kicking up your feet after a long day to watch your favorite show are some of modern life’s simple pleasures. However, even though we’ve accepted TVs at home, we might not necessarily want to look at them all the time – especially when they’re not on. Don’t let that big black box ruin your room’s design. Get on board with hidden TVs. While your decorating your cleverly hidden TV, learn what TV wall mounts can help you keep them hidden in your rooms. More and more people are looking for creative
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We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. There’s nothing quite like fresh herbs to turn up the flavor dial on a dish. Adding herbs is a great way to excite your tastebuds without adding those less-than-healthy flavorings for which we so often reach. (We’re looking at you, salt and fat.) But there are a few problems with fresh herbs. First, there’s their price tag at the grocery store. Then, you face the fact that they often spoil before you can use the whole package. Is there a better way to get these delicate leaves into your dinners without busting your budget? Absolutely! All you need to do is a set up a garden with a few of the best herbs to grow indoors. Getting your herb garden started is
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dream home. Can you see the floor plan in your mind’s eye? How many bedrooms does it have? How many bathrooms? Is there a big wraparound porch or convenient, state-of-the-art laundry? When you first start renting, getting into the home of your dreams can feel like a distant vision. But as builders and developers become increasingly sensitive to the wants and needs of the modern American homeowner, the way single-family homes are built has started to shift. If your dream home is a palatial beachfront estate, you may still have a long way to go. But if your ideal property is a few bedrooms with some nice amenities, outdoor space and a garage, you’re in luck! Our friends at Porch took a look at census data from recent years. Using allPicture your
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Over the years, ladders have slowly but surely crept into home decor. They’ve been built into furniture and welcomed into our yards as plant stands. Recently, though, we’ve been noticing more stand-alone ladders leaning against the walls of some of the trendiest homes and apartments. Should all of us be using ladders in decor? The answer could be yes. While it’s tempting to jump on any decor trend that’s as easy to integrate as this one, using ladders in decor makes practical sense. The slim profile and openness of a ladder makes it extremely useful in a number of contexts. Ladders are a great, small-footprint way to add storage to a room without making it feel closed-in or cluttered. They’re especially helpful in smaller rooms – like bathrooms – where square footage is limited but you need space to hang or store items. Using a ladder instead of hooks is
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pack up with you when you move out, or you can choose some more affordable, non-permanent ways to improve your apartment. Sure, there are probably some things about your rental that you want to change but can’t. (We’re looking at you, drab carpet and weirdly colored walls.) Even so, adding your own personal touches canWe hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. You’ve moved into a rental. You want to make the space your own, but you don’t want to invest in a bunch of permanent fixtures – or break your lease. What’s a renter to do? Fortunately, you actually have quite a few options. You can spring for nicer upgrades that you can
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We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Nothing says luxury quite like marble. We eschewed it for a brief moment in the design world because it was associated with gaudiness, but marble is making its comeback in a big way. Today’s homes use marble to add a touch of opulence without sacrificing a minimalist color palette and clean lines. The only problem with marble? Its price point. But don’t give up on this metamorphic rock just because it seems like it will take a major chunk out of your wallet. Thanks to marble contact paper, you can bring the sleek look of marble into your home for next to nothing. All you need is your own roll of contact paper and a little DIY know-how. Here are six chic ways to
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There’s a lot to do before an open house. You need to clean top to bottom, spruce up your home decor, remove any hyper-personal touches and emotionally prepare yourself for a bunch of strangers poking around your closets and cabinets. With so much to consider, it’s easy to overlook the little details. But one of those small details – how your home smells – can turn off a potential buyer the second they walk in your front door. It’s worth putting in the extra work to make your home smell great before an open house. You know the old classics. Open your windows. Take out your trash. Clean your toilet. It seems pretty simple. If you really want to make your home smell great, though, we’ve got some tips and tricks for you. These all take 30 minutes or less to set up and will leave your house with an
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We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Sure, we all want to do our part and help our planet stay healthy. Maybe you’ve planted a tree or cut out plastic straws. Kudos! But with life as busy as it is, it can be hard to find the extra time and energy to go green. Sometimes we need a little extra motivation. That’s why we’ve wrangled up five tips that give you two-for-one benefits. They help you save money and energy. Each of these tips requires an hour or less of manual labor (and most take just a few minutes). Plus, they’re all extremely cheap investments that will offer you long-term savings. What’s stopping you from protecting your pocketbook and the planet?
If you’ve ever lived in an apartment that had off-site laundry, you know that having a washer and dryer inside your home is a huge bonus. Even the tiniest laundry space is a complete game changer for people who’ve been hoarding their quarters for the local laundromat. That said, the novelty of in-unit laundry can wear off pretty quickly if you have a small laundry room. Confined laundry space doesn’t seem capable of handling all the dirty clothes, lint piles and detergent drips. Sure, it’s better than hauling your soiled clothes up the block, but a small laundry room still makes this chore – well, a real chore. You don’t have to suffer in your tiny space. With a few tips and tricks, you can transform your cramped clothes-cleaning quarters. Making the most of every nook and cranny frees up precious inches, helping you create room to breathe in your laundry
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