Growing up, making your bed was probably a chore your mom harped on you about completing before you left for school in the morning. Now, it has a lot of benefits you can appreciate as an adult, like making your bedroom look much more organized and put together. Any magazine-worthy bedroom has a beautifully made bed. If you want to know how to make a bed like designers do, keep reading!
There are a lot of different ways to make a bed depending on your taste and style. While the looks vary, the basic components remain the same. Once you’ve nailed down your style, it takes only about a minute or two each day to reset it to its magazine-ready form.
My home office is one of my favorite (and most important) rooms in my home. It’s where I do things I love like gather inspiration, put together decorating plans, and write blog posts. It’s also where I do chores like bills, filing, business management, etc. Depending on your personal interests and responsibilities, your home office is command central, the place where you get things done.
Keeping your home office organized makes anything you do in there so much easier. Not only do I feel a lot more inspired when my office is organized, but I can also get the stuff done I don’t enjoy doing (I’m looking at you, bills) a lot quicker, more efficiently, and with less headache. A clean office cultivates a clear mind.
Let me begin this by stating that I really love Christmas (“C’mon and let it snow.” Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Love that movie.) …As I was saying, I love Christmas and everything that goes with it. However, when the season is over I am more than ready to put away the holiday decorations and get started with the new year. Like many people, I’m often inspired to make changes. One of the most fun places to begin is in my home. As I tell my clients, changes you make in your home will have an effect on you every day. And sometimes the smallest things you do to freshen your home can bring a huge reward.
Paint is one of the most transformative tools at your disposal. It can give just about anything in a room a makeover: the walls, ceiling, accessories, and even the furniture. I’ve painted furniture for my home for years, especially when our budget was at its tightest. You can find a lot of great pieces at thrift stores, garage sales, and even inexpensive stores that have a great shape but just don’t have the right facade, and make them yours with a beautiful color, glaze or stain. I’ve gathered some of the best furniture painting tips to show you how.
This isn’t a step-by-step on how to paint furniture, but rather a collection of some of the best furniture painting tips I’ve found from various DIY bloggers, decorators, designers and painting experts. Each link follows to even more great furniture painting tips. Before taking on this project, talk with the experts at your local paint store, too, to get guidance based on the specific piece you are working with and what you will need for its surface. Every piece of furniture is different.
There are a lot of perks to living in an apartment: no maintenance, less space to keep clean, and usually a host of convenient amenities. However, living in a small space can pose some decorating challenges. If you are renting, lease agreements have also been known to limit one’s options in terms of painting and making any permanent changes, like modifying the floors, switching out or refacing the cabinets, etc. Apartment decorating can feel like an impossible task that makes personalizing your space more of a headache than an enjoyable experience.
If you think you can’t have a stylish and customized space because you live in an apartment, then I’m here to bust that myth right now. Even with the tightest rental restrictions and most limited square footage, you can create a space that is functional, chic, and an expression of who you are. Any space can be made to feel like a home.