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2018 New Year's Resolutions

A new year calls for new goals and outlooks on life!

Better Homes and Gardens: On Trend with Houseplants

Better Homes and Gardens magazine puts houseplants on display for the trend of the season.

Trending This Winter

A new season means new trends.

Simple Gift Wrapping Hack

Learn how to wrap gifts with little effort!

St. Nick’s Top Stocking Stuffer Picks

Filling stockings with fun and interesting gifts is half the fun of Christmas!

Clever Holiday Card Displays

It’s always so nice getting holiday cards in the mail from friends and family but sometimes there can be an overwhelming amount.

Dress Up Your Tech 'Tis the Season

'Tis the season with this FREE wallpaper!

4 Simple Ways to Personalize Your Holiday Decor

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.

6 Tips for a Festive Mantle Display

It's time to redecorate for the holidays! Here's six easy tips for a festive mantle display to enjoy all season long.

Gift Guide: For the Unorganized Person in Your Life

Want to subtly tell your friend they are unorganized?


50% off, 40% off, BOGO, OH MY!

Gift Guide: For The Friend Who Has Everything (Except These Things)

We've got just the right gift!

Every Wine Enthusiast's Dream Gift

"Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2017" by Midwest Living, presented midwest based products for this holiday season.

Gift Guide: Hostess with the Mostess

We're rounded up the best gifts for the best hostess.

Dress Up Your Tech Thankful & Grateful

GASP, how cute is this wallpaper download?

DI is Thankful

With November almost here, the topic of being thankful is always in mind.

5 Helpful Tips to Make Your Holiday Season Easier!

Use these tips to help balance the holiday to-do-list and allow you to enjoy your family and friends.

5 Brilliant Ways to Use the Trellis Wall Grid

Use the Trellis wall grid all over your home.

Dress Up Your Tech-Hello October!

Dress up your tech devices with this month's FREE Halloween themed wallpaper download!

Boss's Day Gift Guide: 5 Perfect Gifts

With Boss’s Day coming up on October 16th, it is important to get them the perfect gift.

Birthday Party Inspo: 13 Going On 30

Design Ideas super-fan Marina turned 13 at the beginning of this month. To celebrate, she invited her besties over for a 13-Going-On-30 themed party, and we are in love with the photos she sent us.

10 Festive Activities to Make Time for This Fall

Fall is in the air and it is the perfect season to be both indoors and outdoors.

Fall Lifestyle Trends of 2017

This season, fall in love with pieces that have bold color, eclectic patterns, and interesting textures.

Fall in Love with these Festive Fall Décor Items

We have everything you need to turn your home into a whimsical woodland forest that your friends and family will love to explore.

Dress Up Your Tech- Natural

Dress up your tech devices with this month's FREE wallpaper downloads featuring natural wood options, just in time for fall!

Pantone Released The NY Fashion Week Spring 2018 Colors

Pantone has finally released the spring 2018 color report and we are stoked!

Organizing a Vanity Space

As a woman, we all know vanity space is hard to come by and easy to fill up.

End of Summer Patio Sale!

Before the warmth of summertime ends and everyone prepares for fall, make sure to host an end of the summer patio party!

Let Your Devices SPARKLE

Dress up your tech devices with this month's FREE wallpaper download inspired by our metallic products!

FREE Classroom Makeover for a Deserving Teacher

Do you know a deserving teacher? Enter them to win a FREE classroom makeover from Design Ideas.

6 Back to School Organizing Essentials for Parents

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!

Shark Week Survival Guide

Summer's most thrilling week for shark lovers is almost here. In honor of the occasion, we've put together a list of essentials that you're going to need to survive, whether you're on the beach or channel surfing from your couch.

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine: Obsessed with Nautical

Better Homes and Gardens magazine rounds up fresh finds that illustrate classic maritime motifs - think anchors, knots, signal flags. Our charming Crew votive holders are featured as a favorite!

6 Decorations to Create the Perfect Patio Setting

Patio season is in full swing and we've rounded up our favorite finds to make yours the perfect escape!

Dress Up Your Tech - Charming Cacti

Dress up your tech devices with this month's FREE wallpaper download!

Thoughtful Gifts for Award-Winning Dads

And the Award Goes To… All the awesome dads out there. This Father’s Day they deserve the best. Our love, gratitude and plenty of treats! So, in honor of all the award-winning dads, here are a few perfect gift ideas.

Mother's Day Fun Finds from Woman's Day Magazine

Need help finding a thoughtful gift for mom that's under $20? Woman's Day Magazine rounds up fun finds for Mother's Day that scream "Mom, you rock!"

7 Fun Gifts a Graduate Will Actually Use

Celebrate the accomplishments of the new high school or college graduate by gifting him/her with these fun and practical items they'll actually use (and love).

Dress Up Your Tech - Marvelous in Marble

Dress up your tech devices with this month's FREE wallpaper download!

Stylish Eco-Friendly Products for Your Home

There's a special delight to finding value or beauty in something overlooked. For over 25 years, Design Ideas has been seeking out recycled, re-purposed and sustainably-purposed materials to create our re:generation series.

A Mother's Day Dream

I can hear them coming! The scurry of ten little feet and a not so gentle knocking on my bedroom door as it bursts opens. While I know they are standing by my bed (I can feel them breathing on my face) ...

5 Hot Trends for Spring 2017

We've rounded up the top fashion and lifestyle trends we're obsessing over for the spring season.

9 Unique Gifts to Fill an Adult Easter Basket

The Easter Bunny can still fill your basket with goodies once you're an adult!

Decorate for Easter Brunch in Under 10 Minutes!

With Design Ideas’ adorable Easterly decorations, setting your table for Easter dinner or brunch is a snap.

Meet Our Design Guest, Lydia

​This week, the Design Department has had the pleasure of welcoming a special guest named Lydia Morris, a senior at SIU studying Industrial Design. Get to know Lydia!

Dress Up Your Tech - Freshly Picked for Spring!

Style your desktop/laptop computer, tablet and/or phone with this adorable and FREE wallpaper download.

Fashionable Wastecans from HGTV Magazine

The organizing pros at HGTV magazine round up their favorite fashionable wastebaskets to prove that you can toss trash in style.

31 Days to a More Organized Life: 4 Steps to the Closet of your Dreams

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!

31 Days to a More Organized Life: 3 Steps to a Beautiful Bathroom

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...

31 Days to a More Organized Life: 4 Steps to a Fabulous Kitchen

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...

31 Days to a More Organized Life: 5 Tips for an Envious Office

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...

Gift Guide: 7 Delightful Stocking Stuffers under $25

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."

Gift Guide: 7 Thoughtful Gifts for the World Traveler

“Oh the places you’ll go”-Dr. Seuss

Holiday Gift Guide: 8 Cute Gifts for your Coworker

Struggling for what to get your coworker for the holidays? Here's 8 great ideas!

Decorate for the Holidays in 10 Minutes or Less!

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.

7 Holiday Entertainment Essentials

Everyone will want an invite to your party with these tips!

Charming Holiday Decor for 5 Small Spaces

Have limited space for holiday decorating? We're here to help!

Fun Fall Finds Under $20 from Woman's Day Magazine

The November issue of Woman's Day magazine rounds up the best fall finds under $20 and includes the Last Log Pencil Sharpener from Qualy

Entertaining Essentials from Country Living Magazine

The November issue of Country Living magazine rounds up entertaining essentials for hosting a watch party for country music's biggest night: the 50th annual CMA awards!

Must-Have Tech Products from Gift Shop Magazine

According to Gift Shop magazine, the billions American consumers spend on tech products is one of the many reasons gift retailers need to talk tech.

Think Pink!

Think Pink with these 10 DI Products!

6 Lifestyle Trends Popular this Fall

You're going to love what's trending this fall!

London's Design Biennale

Our President, Andy recently traveled to London's Design Biennale. See how artists around the world used their creativity to define "utopia."

Metal of the Moment: Copper

Better Homes and Gardens is crushing on the metal of the moment: copper. We must admit, we're head over heels for it, too!

Embrace the Spooky Spirit of Halloween with our Spine-Chilling Salem Collection

I ain’t afraid of no ghost!

Trending: 6 Monochromatic Office Themes to Keep you in Style

Take this 2016 fashion trend to your office!

Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a graphic designer? We followed our resident graphic designer, Alex Hines, around to see what a typical day of work is like for her!

Organization Hack: 5 Unconventional Uses for our Adorable Pencil Cups

Because pencil cups aren’t just for pencils!

Happy Homework Solutions from FamilyFun Magazine

FamilyFun magazine rounds up its favorite products for back to school that make homework a little less like pulling teeth and a lot more fun

12 DI DIYs with a Can of Gold Spray Paint

Because gold never goes out of style

InStyle Magazine Features Cornell Baskets

InStyle magazine rounds up its favorite products in "The Get" section, including our beautifully crafted Cornell bowl and basket!

6 College Dorm Room Essentials

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!

Wedding Theme Ideas and Accessories

Recently engaged or planning your wedding? We're here to help!

5 Ways to Fill our Arabesque Vase

We’ve come up with 5 Ways to Fill our Arabesque Vase, and we challenge you to come up with your own!

Nikko Tealight Holders in Woman's Day Magazine

Woman's Day magazine rounds up the best outdoor living buys that can transform your yard into an inviting entertaining space.

How to Organize Your Junk Drawer in 5 Minutes

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.

Keep your Privacy Protected with our SpyBlocker™ Webcam Covers

Design Ideas has a product that more efficiently inhibits webcam hackers than masking tape!

6 Awesome Ways to Organize your Accessories

Constantly searching for jewelry due to a lack of organization? Look no further than these 6 Design Ideas products.

Fourth of July Decorating Ideas

We've rounded up the perfect collection of items to make your Fourth of July festive. BONUS: you can use them all summer long.

Interior Design Magazine: Spring Market Tabloid 2016

The highly anticipated Spring Market Tabloid from industry-leading design publication Interior Design Magazine is here and does not disappoint. Check out which Design Ideas items are featured!

Meet Jessica

Meet Jessica, our friendly Customer Service / Black Box team member.

Workspace Makeover: Ideas for Personalizing your Office Space

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.

5 Ways to Celebrate Summer

During the month of June, we want to inspire you to take time to enjoy these longer days spent with friends and family, travel and adventures, and outdoor entertaining.

10 Adorable Desk Accessories That Will Make Your Day

WARNING: cuteness overload ahead!

Hot Color for the Home: Turquoise

Better Homes and Gardens magazine rounded up a collection of turquoise home accessories for their color of the month pick. Here are some additional must-haves for the home that will accentuate a turquoise-themed space.

Retailer Spotlight: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The shop at Museum of Fine Arts Boston is currently featuring the Design Ideas Doodles Bicycle in their display for the Museum's current "Megacities Asia" exhibit, on display now through July 17.

6 Thoughtful Gifts for the Grad

Share your best wishes for the graduate with one of these thoughtful and unique gift ideas from Design Ideas!

Happle Container in HGTV Magazine

The Happle container from Qualy was featured in HGTV magazine's "copy the cover" roundup!

Fall 2016 Pantone Fashion Color Report

Want to know what the hottest colors of Fall 2016 will be? Look no further!

5 Carry-On Essentials For Your Next Trip

Whether your next trip is a much needed vacation getaway or strictly business-related, we've rounded up five must-haves to pack in your carry on to ensure an enjoyable flight!

Adam ShortFilm Contest

Sign up for Adam the Doodle man's fifth annual ShortFilm contest for a chance to win $1,000!

5 Ingredients for a Work Life Makeover

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.

Creative Makeup Organization

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.

Maximize Your Closet Storage

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.

Gifts and Dec Features Design Ideas Giftables

The February 2016 issue of Gifts and Decorative Accessories rounds up fun and functional accessories to keep you on track.

Trend Alert: Technicolor Stripes

The March 2016 issue of Elle Decor Magazine highlights an upcoming trend for spring: technicolor stripes.

Trend Report from Germany: Ambiente 2016

Ambiente, the world’s leading international trade fair, was split into three main sections: Dining, Living and Giving. This show features products for the table, kitchen, household, wining and dining, giving, the home, and furnishing.

Columbia College in Chicago Hosts Stop Motion Competition

The animation department at Columbia College partners with Design Ideas to host contest dedicated to teaching stop animation.

Rachael Ray’s Holiday Gift Guide

The December issue of Rachael Ray Every Day includes Rachael’s highly anticipated annual gift guide that takes care of everyone on your list (and some gifts are so fabulous you might just want to buy a few for yourself!).