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Brilliant IKEA Hacks: 7 DIY Projects for Amateurs

Perhaps you love the idea of taking a standard piece of furniture and turning it into something special with your own two hands. Perhaps you landed on this article because you can't afford spending thousands of dollars on furniture but don't want to settle for the look of mass-produced pieces. Whatever the reason, if you don't have much experience with DIY projects, you came to the right place. We have compiled some of the easiest IKEA hacks that will transform your furniture into something truly unique.

April 22, 2017 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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9 Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas Under $30 You Will Love

While also rewarding, remodeling is a long and expensive process. Yet, every so often you must get an urge to change the look and feel of your room, but are not willing to commit to any major irreversible changes. You may also not have the budget to do anything major. If that's the case, don't lose hope, because you can do small inexpensive things that will either put a new light on old items or give a fresh vibe to your space. We have researched kitchen wall decor ideas that will not put a dent in your budget. Check it out.

March 28, 2017 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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Put your house in spring mode with these 15 items

Spring is here! It may not feel that way for many of us as we are still struggling with windy snowy weather outside, but it's here. What a beautiful time of the year spring is. It's the perfect time of the year, when we can sit outside at a cafe and enjoy the warm sunshine. It's not yet hot, so you don't have to run from one AC-ed room to another. You watch the nature come back to life from a deep sleep of winter as the trees begin to blossom. It's the time for rejuvenation, for change and your home is no exception. Time to declutter your cozy space that you have carefully created from warm fluffy pillows and throw blankets and get your house ready for spring.

March 13, 2017 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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Effortlessly Chic Bedroom Design in 5 Steps

You are scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest and find yourself admiring those stunningly designed bedrooms that look like they are straight out of a magazine. You then try to replicate it only to find yourself overwhelmed with options, decisions and costs. The truth is, unless you are an interior designer, it is incredibly difficult to remember to consider every little detail that goes into creating the perfection. However, there are things you can do to make your life a whole lot easier. We have put together a small cheat sheet for you that will guide you through some important elements of the process. It is not the only way, of course, but it is easy to execute on your own.

February 03, 2017 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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16 Gifts Under $50 For Your Interior Design Obsessed Friend

Do you have a friend who has recently remodeled? How about one who can't stop sending you links to cool interior design projects? You must have at least one person in your life who is a devout Pinterest-er. If so, we have searched a sea of products to put together a cheat sheet for you of gifts that you can purchase for this person's next birthday without breaking the bank.

January 22, 2017 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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#10 Lessons We've learned about Interior Design Styles (And You Should, Too!)

Remodeling your space is exciting. It's a chance to finally create the home of your dreams, to customize the interior to your taste, experiences and memories. However, what often times starts as a day dream can rapidly turn into a nightmare once you get the process started. Between trying to manage the process on the budget and making sense of various interior design styles, it is easy to lose track of the final destination. How do you mix and match colors? When should you add wall art? What is the best fabric for your couch? These and a million other questions race through your head as you try to stay focused and get through the process without losing your mind. That's when you realize that interior design is a lot more difficult than it seems. In addition to experience and creativity, it requires superb organizational skills and the ability to see the final space in every detail, variation and color combination possible. Unless you have such experience you are risking making costly mistakes or ending up with a space that looks nothing like you envisioned. Luckily, with some preparation and research you can dive into your remodeling project like a pro. So, to get you started, we have prepared a list of some of the most important do's and don'ts.

December 22, 2016 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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Winter is Coming: Make Your Home Feel More Cozy in 10 Easy Steps

Winter is upon us. The temperature is dropping, the snow is enveloping the streets, families and friends are coming together for the holiday season. All of this leads to a natural desire to make our home feel more cozy and warm. Luckily, transforming the look and feel of your home design does not require any grand adjustments or heavy investments. You can achieve a softer feel by swapping out a few items of your home decor. Here are a few tips to get you started.

November 28, 2016 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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How to make your home feel luxurious on a small budget

When you think of luxury, what comes to mind? Tall ceilings? Extravagant furniture? Diamonds and champagne? While all these may be true, what also comes to mind when we think of the word luxury is quality, elegance, status and comfort. Understated elegance and simplicity of design can create an expensive feel. As Coco Chanel once said: "Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity."

November 21, 2016 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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