Winter days can get repetitive when families are snowed in or have no desire to go out into the cold. Coming up with activities can be a challenge, especially ones that will last long enough for the effort to be worth it. This Christmas, we are spilling some of our favorite traditions that go beyond the classic ginger bread house decorating and cookie bake. Here are some tips on setting up the perfect winter paint station.
Yes, Christmas spirit can (and should) be brought into your bathroom. Shiny toilets, clean towels, and a seasonal scented candle is the bare minimum requirement for a Christmas-ready bathroom. We have a few suggestions of what you can do to successfully deck out your bathroom.
As family filters into town, you are focused on giving them a wonderful Christmas experience that is worth their while. The house is done up, the bathrooms are clean, the table is set. This year, we challenge you to go beyond just washing the guest room sheets and take advantage of the guest room space to expand your Christmas decor. Guests will be thrilled with the cozy and festive space that is just for them.
For those of you who are keeping it clean and simple this year, here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Christmas using only the best (and the least) amount of seasonal decor.
Up next is the space that first comes to mind when thinking about a cozy Christmas- the mantel. We have it decked out and ready for Santa's arrival. It doesn't get much more classic than this.
We paid special attention to the room of your home that takes the biggest beating, is typically the biggest mess, and is the reason all of us get a little bigger around the holidays- the kitchen. There are some fun and creative ways to get into the Christmas spirit without taking up unnecessary space on your much needed counter top. Either way- it will have all of your neighbors asking to do the cookie bake in your festive space this year.
One room in your home that could bring your seasonal decor to the next level is the dining room. This year you can create a space that makes it seem as though you will be feasting every night until Christmas.
In a lot of homes, the first things guests typically see when they walk through the door is an entryway staircase. We came up with some tips to use this to your advantage and greet your guests and make them feel at home.
First order of business when decking your house for the holidays starts with the first thing you see: your porch.
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together, slow down, and reflect on all of life's blessings. While that is nice, it's also a time for you to really impress those friends and family by setting up and showing off the most gorgeous Thanksgiving tablescape. We came up with a few tips that you will surely be thankful for.
The last thing you see when you leave, and the first thing you see when you arrive home: your entryway. In other words- the place in your house that is the catch-all for anyone and everyone's stuff. Shoes, purses, keys, sweaters, backpacks. We are here to help you turn your catch-all space into a warm and welcoming area that is both practical and stylish.
Don’t worry, you aren't alone. We all go through the picture-perfect catalogs, magazines, blogger’s Instagram accounts and may even laugh out loud when seeing their spotless kitchens. Their countertops don’t have one smudge, everything is white and clean, the dishes look as though they just came from the store, and how do they always manage to have fruit with no bruises or weird bumps?
Something that we lack as homeowners is the ability to see our home with fresh eyes. We spend so much time living in our house that we forget what it's like to walk in for the first time. That's why it's so fun to listen to first reactions from guests. As the homeowner, you can be reminded of those "wow factors" that make your house a home. On the other hand, as the guest, you are able to pick out the pieces that give the boldest first impression, then go home and get to work! Here are three things that I noticed guests raving about when invited into my home.
Friends, it's time. Time for bonfires, sweaters, and all of our favorite high-calorie snacks and drinks that kind of (but not really) taste like pumpkin. With the change of seasons comes a welcomed change of scenery, both outside and inside your home! All the stores have officially brought out all of their Halloween-inspired items, which usually involve creepy crawlers, black cats, and witch hats. While those can certainly get people in the fall spirit, we have a few interior solutions that won't send your guests screaming.
For those of us who don’t enjoy reading in our spare time, the thought of styling a bookcase can be really intimidating; and for those of us who do love reading, styling all your books in a way that is aesthetically pleasing can be just as much of a challenge. Luckily, we rounded up easy solutions that can help both bookworms and those who would rather watch Netflix.
Typically, if you are throwing a bridal shower, you are doing it for someone you really care about, so you want all the details to be picture perfect. While planning a shower can be a little stressful, we’ve rounded up tips to help focus on a few details that can make the shower go from pretty to a bridal kind of beautiful!
Summer has been good to us this year, so it deserves the best farewell. What better way to say goodbye to sun-kissed tans, BBQs and poolside chats then to invite your dearest friends over to celebrate Labor Day? Here are three tips & tricks that will leave your guests feeling full, fulfilled, and ready to welcome fall!
A classic entertaining piece, bar carts are portable party stations for living and dining rooms. We've rounded up all of the essentials for a perfectly styled bar cart!
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We have rounded up our top picks for your summer reading list.
Spring is finally here, which means spring cleaning. If spring cleaning is extremely daunting to you, start with these three organization tricks.
Easter will be more relaxing and fun this year with our tips and tricks!
A new year calls for new goals and outlooks on life!
Learn how to wrap gifts with little effort!
It’s always so nice getting holiday cards in the mail from friends and family but sometimes there can be an overwhelming amount.
Mixing things up a little for Christmas this year? Feeling fun and crafty? Good, so are we! At Design Ideas, we have a variety of seasonal items that could add some personal flair to your home this holiday season.
It's time to redecorate for the holidays! Here's six easy tips for a festive mantle display to enjoy all season long.
Use these tips to help balance the holiday to-do-list and allow you to enjoy your family and friends.
Fall is in the air and it is the perfect season to be both indoors and outdoors.
As a woman, we all know vanity space is hard to come by and easy to fill up.
Everyone talks about getting kids ready to go back to school. They get new backpacks, school supplies and maybe a new pair of tennis shoes. I think parents need back-to-school supplies to help them get organized for the school year, too!
The Easter Bunny can still fill your basket with goodies once you're an adult!
Over the next month we are giving tips to help you get better organized in every aspect of your life. Let's clean out your closet!
Over the next few weeks we are giving tips to help you get better organized in every aspect of your life! Let's talk about your bathroom...
Over the next few weeks we are giving tips to help you get better organized in every aspect of your life! This week we tackle the kitchen...
Over the next month we are giving tips to help you get better organized in every aspect of your life! First, let's talk about your office...
Decorating for the holidays doesn't have to be time consuming or stressful in order to be beautiful. Use these tips to quickly and effortlessly add holiday cheer to your space.
Everyone will want an invite to your party with these tips!
Have limited space for holiday decorating? We're here to help!
Because pencil cups aren’t just for pencils!
Dorm life may seem unappealing, but it is a rite of passage to not take for granted. These 6 Dorm Room Essentials help you prepare for the big move!
Do you cringe every time you open that desk or kitchen drawer? You know the one. The one where you throw things that don't have a home. Where all your half-opened packages of batteries and loose change and opened packs of gum and extra IKEA furniture parts mingle in one giant pile that sloshes around every time you pull the handle. We all know this feeling. But we're here to tell you that junk drawer anxiety has a cure.
New work spaces can be uninviting. With the help of Design Ideas' products, you can take your cubicle, desk, or entire office from boring and bland to bright and welcoming.
Do you have a case of the Mondays (or Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays)? We can't get you a raise or a different job, but if you follow these five steps, we can guarantee your work life will be more productive, more organized, and more fun.
When you are greeted by a giant and unruly mess of beauty products upon opening your drawer in the morning, you know it’s time to get organized.
As a professional organizer and a mom of three, I love using baskets to organize closets. Baskets are a quick, easy way to maximize space and keep your stuff organized. I reviewed several of Design Ideas' products and found several worth noting.