Looking for holiday gift ideas for the fashionista in your life? We've rounded up our favorites that your trend setter will be excited to show off.
Looking for holiday gift ideas for your office BFF? We've rounded up our favorite gifts that your work day companion will appreciate.
Typically by mid December our shopping is complete and we are ready to put the Christmas season behind us. But by the time all of our shipments arrive at the door, there is one more task at hand that has the potential to make the holidays even more magical and cheery- gift wrapping. You could get out the same old wrapping paper that has been gathering dust the past few years, or you could mix it up to make the bottom of your tree even more beautiful than the tree itself.
Looking for holiday gift ideas for a travel lover in your life? We've rounded up our favorite gifts that your fellow world wanderer will actually use.
Looking for a perfect and thoughtful gift for the hostess to express how much you appreciate their holiday hospitality? We've rounded up our favorites that'll guarantee you'll get invited back.
You've seen them around lately, whether at a home store or on your favorite bloggers page, but you haven't quite had the push you needed to get a bar cart- until now. Introducing a bar cart decked out with the holiday essentials: the cutest Christmas decor and all the fixings for the perfect spiked hot chocolate.
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.
As seen in Woman's Day Magazine, woven textures and woodland vibes are all the rage this fall.
Give your tech devices a makeover just in time for the dazzling wardrobe of fall foliage to arrive outside.
Kids are settled back at school and summer vacations are a thing of the past, so it is finally time to get a bit of a grip on our homes. We all scroll Pinterest for the hottest trends and fantasize about having picture-perfect rooms, all of which seem so far out of reach. We're here to tell you that it's not; we narrowed down 5 ideas for your home that should be your next priority.
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!
Indonesia has been overtaken by waste that has named them the second largest marine waste pollutant of the world.
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!
It's almost that time of year again. Who's ready for Shark Week, beginning July 22nd?
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Dorm Sweet Dorm
We have rounded up our top picks for your summer reading list.
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What do you get the man who already has it all?
Your bridesmaids represent some of the most important people in your life. We've rounded up special and creative gift ideas they are sure to love beyond the big day.
We created our latest Glimmer™ collection to make every aspect of life more colorful, satisfying and fun. Each item achieves its striking rainbow-inspired finish through a special PVD coating process. The result is a one-of-a-kind multi-hued tone that changes even as you gaze at it.
The end of the school year is near.
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These gifts are a necessity for the graduate in your life!
Know the story behind the products you buy.
Mother’s Day is May 13. We’ve rounded up the ultimate gift guide for every type of mom.
Has tax season left you stressed?
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Spring is finally here, which means spring cleaning. If spring cleaning is extremely daunting to you, start with these three organization tricks.
A versatile and timeless piece that can be used in any room of your house!
Your big day should be as unforgettable as you are – but it doesn’t have to be complicated or break the budget.
Spring is finally here, which means out with the old trends of winter and in with the new.
Easter will be more relaxing and fun this year with our tips and tricks!
This southwest flare is trending everywhere.
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Celebrating Galentine's Day instead of Valentine's Day this year?
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A new year calls for new goals and outlooks on life!
Better Homes and Gardens magazine puts houseplants on display for the trend of the season.
A new season means new trends.
Learn how to wrap gifts with little effort!
Filling stockings with fun and interesting gifts is half the fun of Christmas!
It’s always so nice getting holiday cards in the mail from friends and family but sometimes there can be an overwhelming amount.
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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.
Want to subtly tell your friend they are unorganized?
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"Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2017" by Midwest Living, presented midwest based products for this holiday season.
We're rounded up the best gifts for the best hostess.
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With November almost here, the topic of being thankful is always in mind.
Use these tips to help balance the holiday to-do-list and allow you to enjoy your family and friends.
Use the Trellis wall grid all over your home.
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With Boss’s Day coming up on October 16th, it is important to get them the perfect gift.
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.
Fall is in the air and it is the perfect season to be both indoors and outdoors.
This season, fall in love with pieces that have bold color, eclectic patterns, and interesting textures.
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 devices with this month's FREE wallpaper downloads featuring natural wood options, just in time for fall!
Pantone has finally released the spring 2018 color report and we are stoked!
As a woman, we all know vanity space is hard to come by and easy to fill up.
Before the warmth of summertime ends and everyone prepares for fall, make sure to host an end of the summer patio party!
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Do you know a deserving teacher? Enter them to win a FREE classroom makeover from Design Ideas.
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!
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 rounds up fresh finds that illustrate classic maritime motifs - think anchors, knots, signal flags. Our charming Crew votive holders are featured as a favorite!
Patio season is in full swing and we've rounded up our favorite finds to make yours the perfect escape!
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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.
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!"
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).
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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.
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) ...
We've rounded up the top fashion and lifestyle trends we're obsessing over for the spring season.
The Easter Bunny can still fill your basket with goodies once you're an adult!
With Design Ideas’ adorable Easterly decorations, setting your table for Easter dinner or brunch is a snap.
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!
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The organizing pros at HGTV magazine round up their favorite fashionable wastebaskets to prove that you can toss trash in style.
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...
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."
“Oh the places you’ll go”-Dr. Seuss
Struggling for what to get your coworker for the holidays? Here's 8 great ideas!
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!
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
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!
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 with these 10 DI Products!
You're going to love what's trending this fall!
Our President, Andy recently traveled to London's Design Biennale. See how artists around the world used their creativity to define "utopia."
Better Homes and Gardens is crushing on the metal of the moment: copper. We must admit, we're head over heels for it, too!
I ain’t afraid of no ghost!
Take this 2016 fashion trend to your office!
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!
Because pencil cups aren’t just for pencils!
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
Because gold never goes out of style
InStyle magazine rounds up its favorite products in "The Get" section, including our beautifully crafted Cornell bowl and basket!
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!
Recently engaged or planning your wedding? We're here to help!
We’ve come up with 5 Ways to Fill our Arabesque Vase, and we challenge you to come up with your own!
Woman's Day magazine rounds up the best outdoor living buys that can transform your yard into an inviting entertaining space.
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.
Design Ideas has a product that more efficiently inhibits webcam hackers than masking tape!
Constantly searching for jewelry due to a lack of organization? Look no further than these 6 Design Ideas products.
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, our friendly Customer Service / Black Box team member.
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.
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.
WARNING: cuteness overload ahead!
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.
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.
Share your best wishes for the graduate with one of these thoughtful and unique gift ideas from Design Ideas!
The Happle container from Qualy was featured in HGTV magazine's "copy the cover" roundup!
Want to know what the hottest colors of Fall 2016 will be? Look no further!
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!
Sign up for Adam the Doodle man's fifth annual ShortFilm contest for a chance to win $1,000!
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.
The February 2016 issue of Gifts and Decorative Accessories rounds up fun and functional accessories to keep you on track.
The March 2016 issue of Elle Decor Magazine highlights an upcoming trend for spring: technicolor stripes.
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.
The animation department at Columbia College partners with Design Ideas to host contest dedicated to teaching stop animation.
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!).