No Tools Required: 20 Modern Flat-Pack Furniture Pieces for Your Next Move

Having to disassemble, pack and move heavy furniture is tough. But there’s a solution: flat-pack furniture. This new wave of moving-friendly furniture makes it easy to relocate. There’s no hardware to lose and no tools required. Modern, stylish and eco-friendly, most flat-pack furniture pieces are also modular, so you can reconfigure them according to the space in your new home. Check out these 20 beautiful and easy-to-move furniture items for your next move!

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How would you like a sofa that fits in boxes like this…

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Four 50-pound boxes hold Burrow’s well-made sofa, with handles for easy transportation.

…and looks like this?

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Starting at $1,095, the handcrafted sofa by Burrow features reversible seat cushions and USB outlets underneath. Thanks to snapping hinges, it also assembles in about five minutes. It starts as a two-seater but expands into a sectional.

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8 Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

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Modern farmhouse kitchens are rustic and relaxing. Image: Todd Glowka Builder, inc

Modern farmhouse style is a huge influence on kitchens right now. HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” propelled this warm and welcoming look into our kitchens in a big way. To achieve this style, it’s important to start with the must-have elements before bringing in your own creative touches. Once you nail the basics of modern farmhouse style, you can personalize it with your own color palette. Below, we outline eight easy tips for adding your own colorful accents while keeping a relaxed and rustic vibe.

Modern farmhouse style must-haves

  • Rustic architectural features like open beams, wood floors and unfinished mantels are the most recognizable elements of the modern farmhouse design.
  • White or light neutral colors are the most common palette.
  • Furniture is often artisan-created or designed with a craftsmen-like appearance.
  • Lighting should be the most modern element of the
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The Whole Foods Home Store Is yet Another Reason to Hang out at the Market

Do you already spend lots of time and money at Whole Foods? If so, get ready to permanently camp out at its Bridgewater, NJ location: It’s just added on a Whole Foods home store. The Bridgewater location is the first to implement this home emporium, “Plant & Plate.” Designed by the Austin-based architectural firm Studio Gee, the surroundings are as perfect as the goods for sale.
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A rendering of Plant & Plate vs. the finished product. Image: Studio Gee Instagram

Besides a range of kitchen items, housewares and essential-oil-based beauty items, the Whole Foods home store will sell:

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The Whole Foods home store offers a selection of professional-grade canvas aprons. Image: Hedley & Bennett

Beaucycled jewelry

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Philadelphia-based Beaucycled creates earth-friendly jewelry. Image: Beaucycled

Apotheke candles

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Handmade in Brooklyn, Apotheke candles are constructed with plant-based materials and essential oil scents. Image: Apotheke

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6 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Brighter Now

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Some simple changes will make your home feel brighter immediately. Image: Tatum Brown

Spring is in full bloom! It’s a time of late sunsets and warm breezes, but you don’t need to step outside to soak up the season. Make your home feel brighter right now, and you can enjoy the freshness of the season indoors. While “spring cleaning” is pretty standard, “spring redecorating” might sound like a whole different beast, but it can make all the difference in your home. Your redecorating doesn’t need to be major. With these six easy changes, you can make your home feel brighter and invite the spring season in.
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Recessed lighting replicates natural lighting. Image: Echelon Custom Homes

1. Start with the basics: light sources

You’re ready to make your home feel brighter, and you can probably guess the best place to start. Lighting makes a world of difference. The more natural light you
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4 Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside, Without the Mess

If you like the outdoors, it’s natural to want to bring some of that beauty inside. However, Pinterest boards often suggest adding real branches and pinecones to your home decor in order to bring the outdoors inside — a potentially messy affair, and hard to accomplish if you live in an urban area. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to bring the outdoors inside without rooting around and disrupting nature. From faux plants to nature-inspired art to a refined color palette, we’ll cover the top ways to make your space a celebration of nature.

Large plants add a natural accent to any room. Image: Thomas Towne Reavey

1. Potted plants

Potted plants are a mainstay in home decorating, and for good reason: They’re incredibly accessible design concepts in terms of bringing the outside in. When it comes to adding plants to a room, you have a few options. For starters, you
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The Nasty 9: What Are the Germiest Places in Your Home?

Some germs are beneficial, but not when they put you and your loved ones at risk for viruses and diseases. Your home, with all of its nooks and crannies, is a breeding ground for mold, staph germs, yeast and coliform bacteria. Some places in your home are germier than others, so cleaning takes a little extra effort in these areas. We spoke with Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona who is better known as “Dr. Germ,” and consulted a study by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), a public health and safety organization. With their help, we discovered the nine germiest places in your home – and how to clean and disinfect them.
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1. Dish sponges

“Number one is the household sponge – almost all have E. coli growing in them, and in our studies,
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How to Use the Rule of Three in Living Room Decor for Wow-Worthy Results

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The rule of three will help you balance comfort and style in your living room. Image: Martha O’Hara Interiors

Design theory can feel nebulous. What makes good design? More importantly, how do you nail down good design and bring it into your home? While much of design theory is complex, there’s one simple guideline that’s easy to put to work: the rule of three. Our eyes like groupings of three. That’s why you see the rule of three used in photography, web design and more. Using the rule of three in living room decor can help you create a room that looks simultaneously polished and inviting. That’s always the challenge with living rooms. On the one hand, you want to wow guests with its style. On the other, you want it to be a room in which it feels easy to relax. Balancing the comfort of a room where people
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Are You Making The 4 Bedroom Design Mistakes That Keep Decorators Up At Night?

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Are you making one of these bedroom design mistakes? Image: Stone Creek Builders

Is your bedroom looking a little lackluster? Are you feeling like you’re not designing it to its fullest potential? If so, you’re not alone. These bedroom design mistakes are all too frequent. Fortunately, though, these problems are fairly easy to fix. We’ve laid out four of the most common ones below, along with theirr simple solutions.
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Design mistake #1: choosing loud colors

The design mistake: Choosing bold, bright colors, such as yellows, oranges, or reds. These shades are much better suited for high-energy areas of the home: think kitchens and dining areas. The solution: Take a cue from color psychology: choose blue hues. Scientifically speaking, in order to promote restful sleep, we should make our bedrooms as soothing as possible. The color blue has been found to promote peacefulness.
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The Defining a Style Series: What Is Haute Bohemian Design? (It’s Boho Chic’s Classier Cousin)

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Introducing haute bohemian design. Image: DISC Interiors

It seems like everyone has the urge to travel these days. Whether your passport is chock-full of stamps or you simply have a bucket list of future destinations, we have excellent news for you. Now there’s a way for you to incorporate your personal travel philosophy into your interiors. It’s all thanks to this year’s new trend: haute bohemian design. If you want to hear more about what this style of design has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. This segment of the Defining a Style series is dedicated to exploring what haute bohemian design is, as well looking at how you can recreate it at home. Keep reading to get the full scoop.
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This style is an upscale take on boho chic. Image: Laura U, Inc.

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4 Ways to Decorate with Antiques and Heirlooms

Though antiques may carry special emotional relevance, randomly throwing them up on the wall risks making a home look outdated — or worse, trashy. But there are several ways to decorate with antiques to keep your house looking timeless. Below, we’ll cover how to tastefully decorate with family heirlooms in a way that doesn’t make your home look haphazard. Learn how to construct a retro look, how to choose the most timeless antiques and how to place old items to accent a room instead of detract from it.

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Antiques are a natural design element in retro styles. Image: Sarah Greenman

The most direct approach for decorating with antiques is an overall retro design. The photo above shows some creative ways to place old retro pieces.  The worn luggage in the corner adds a traditional travel theme; old centerpieces highlight the coffee table; classic
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7 Questions to Ask Your Builder Before Ever Signing a Contract

The idea of building your own home probably has you dreaming of cabinetry details and window treatments at night. But the stuff of dreams can become a total nightmare when your homebuilder can’t execute on their promises. What’s more, a lack of customization might leave you wanting more. A builder’s prerogative is to woo you with model homes, glowing reviews, and even upgrades. But, before you sign any contract, make sure you ask these crucial questions. Outlining your expectations ahead of time can save you time, money, and frustration in the long run.

How much can I customize?

Understand the materials your builder plans to use to achieve the look you desire. Image: Norris Architecture

One of the appeals of building versus buying is getting exactly what you want. But some builders keep costs in line by offering a set number of floorplans and finishes, allowing for just a few
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5 Affordable Ways to Make your Home Feel More Luxurious

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Let us show you how to add affordable luxury into your home. Image: Polo MA Inc. Interior Design

Creating a luxury retreat in your own home may seem like an expensive and overwhelming task. Opulent furniture and upscale décor come to mind when we think of the term “luxury,” but, it doesn’t have to be that way. By simply making a few small changes, you can make your home feel luxurious without spending an arm and a leg. Don’t believe us? Here’s five of our favorite ways to welcome a touch of affordable luxury into your home.
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Eliminate clutter and simplify

First things first: if you want to make your home feel luxurious, you have to simplify. It’s easy to overdo it with accessories, so be purposeful with your space. Taking a minimalist approach to each room in your home may seem counterintuitive
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25 Ideas for Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms

In the era of open-plan homes and mobile electronic devices, home designs are incorporating more multifunctional rooms into their floor plans. Kitchens with islands become both dining room and workstation. Offices double as guest bedrooms. Due to constrained space, some smaller homes require you to combine room functionality. Looking for a little inspiration in creating your own multifunctional room? Below are some of our favorite examples.

Bedroom/tub areas

Fitting a tub into a small space can be a challenge, but sometimes you just have to unwind with a bubble bath, which is why some enterprising home designers brazenly put the tub right in the bedroom. You might wonder if doing so disrupts the look of the bedroom, making it feel like you’re sleeping in a bathroom, but it’s quite easy to pull off with some smart design choices. There are several ways to visually distance the bed from the tub,
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25 Ideas for Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms

In the era of open-plan homes and mobile electronic devices, home designs are incorporating more multifunctional rooms into their floor plans. Kitchens with islands become both dining room and workstation. Offices double as guest bedrooms. Due to constrained space, some smaller homes require you to combine room functionality. Looking for a little inspiration in creating your own multifunctional room? Below are some of our favorite examples.

Bedroom/tub areas

Fitting a tub into a small space can be a challenge, but sometimes you just have to unwind with a bubble bath, which is why some enterprising home designers brazenly put the tub right in the bedroom. You might wonder if doing so disrupts the look of the bedroom, making it feel like you’re sleeping in a bathroom, but it’s quite easy to pull off with some smart design choices. There are several ways to visually distance the bed from the tub,
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25 Ideas for Creating Smart Multifunctional Rooms

In the era of open-plan homes and mobile electronic devices, home designs are incorporating more multifunctional rooms into their floor plans. Kitchens with islands become both dining room and workstation. Offices double as guest bedrooms. Due to constrained space, some smaller homes require you to combine room functionality. Looking for a little inspiration in creating your own multifunctional room? Below are some of our favorite examples.

Bedroom/tub areas

Fitting a tub into a small space can be a challenge, but sometimes you just have to unwind with a bubble bath, which is why some enterprising home designers brazenly put the tub right in the bedroom. You might wonder if doing so disrupts the look of the bedroom, making it feel like you’re sleeping in a bathroom, but it’s quite easy to pull off with some smart design choices. There are several ways to visually distance the bed from the tub,
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Moving Soon? Here’s How to Pack For A Move Like A Pro

Let us show you how to pack for a move like a pro. Image: Erda Estremera

For many of us, packing for a move feels like a herculean task—and for good reason. There are so many different details to consider, not to mention the effort involved in lugging heavy boxes around. However, with a little forethought and planning, this process doesn’t have to feel overwhelming at all. If you need a little guidance on how to pack for a move, you’re in the right place. Here’s some great tips to help you tackle this project like a pro.

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Schedule your time appropriately

Let’s be honest: the biggest hurdle most of us face when packing for a move is leaving it all to the last minute. Packing your belongings is a big task: it’s easy to
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3 DIY Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for Your Spring Clean

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Get your home sparkling this spring, with eco-friendly cleaners. Image: Marlowe Hues Color & Design

Spring cleaning is supposed to refresh your home. It’s a little counterintuitive, then, that traditional cleaning methods lean on harsh, often toxic chemicals to do the job. Your home may look better after using these products, but, in actuality, you’ve only swapped germs and grime for possible dangers to your family and the environment. There’s a better way. These three eco-friendly cleaning solutions get your home sparkling while keeping it safe. If you’re new to the do-it-yourself world, making your own cleaning solutions is a great place to start. All you need to do is throw ingredients together in a container, and you’re set. Plus, you probably already have the majority of what you’ll need on hand. Before you reach for the bleach, give these environmentally-conscious DIY cleaners a try.

Check Out Trisha Yearwood’s Dreamy New Southern-Chic Line For Kirkland’s

Trisha Yearwood is so much more than a country music star. She’s also a TV cooking host and three-time New York Times best-selling cookbook author, with a line of food products available at Williams Sonoma. And now, she’s got a brilliantly stylish new collection of Southern-chic home accents at Kirkland’s. The Trisha Yearwood Kirkland’s collection of 23 pieces is affordably priced between $10 and $300. The collection includes wall art, accent furniture and home accessories inspired by Trisha’s Southern roots. The best part: the pieces are all mix-able and match-able in beautiful (and extremely versatile) ivories, golds and sea foam. trisha yearwood kirkland's “Some of my favorite things about my hometown of Monticello, Georgia, are the dogwood-lined streets of spring, and everything that goes along with that time of year. Everything is fresh and new, and has a certain sparkle to it,” says Yearwood. “That’s the feeling that inspired this collection. It’s
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The 4 Most Common Contingencies Every Home Buyer Needs To Know About

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When you’re ready to buy a home, these are the contingencies you need to know about. Image: Thomas de Cruz Architects & Designers

If you’ve thought about buying a home, odds are you’ve seen the phrase “contingencies” pop up once or twice in your research. While the term can be a little intimidating at first glance, contingencies are there to protect you. These clauses indicate that certain events need to occur in order for the sale to move forward. If they don’t, you’ll be able to walk away from the sale unscathed—and with your escrow deposit securely in hand. While the exact clauses you decide to include in your offer will be up to you, there are a few common contingencies that nearly every buyer uses. We’ve listed them below to help you get started. Read them over to learn how they can help you on your path to home
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6 Creative Ways to Decorate with Books

Despite living in the age of e-readers, books are still a large part of life for many of us, even though figuring out where and how to store a growing collection can get surprisingly complicated. The obvious solution is bookshelves, which raises more questions: should you go with set-in bookshelves, shelves that dominate a wall, or small accent shelves? Of course, bookshelves aren’t the end-all, be-all of book storage. There’s baskets, floating shelves—so many more options to choose from. Why not have a little fun? Don’t just store your books—decorate with them! Here’s some of favorite ways to use books to add some style to your space.

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Arranging books by color adds visual interest to a room. Image: Rikki Snyder

Arranging books by color is one of the most popular ways to decorate with books. In the photo above, books are used to create a beautiful rainbow of design.
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