Decorating Ideas

3D Printed Bulb Shades Depicting Upside-Down Skyscrapers: The Stalaclights Collection

3D Printed Bulb Shades Depicting Upside-Down Skyscrapers: The Stalaclights Collection

Do you guys remember our post on FLAMMABLE, the iconic wax skyscraper sculptures by artist Jing Jing Naihan Li? The Stalaclights collection by designer David Graas, also depicts skyscrapers, but the concept behind the project is a bit different.. Read More →

HGTV’s Chip Wade: DIY Hacks to Transform Your Backyard on a Budget

HGTV’s Chip Wade: DIY Hacks to Transform Your Backyard on a Budget

Chip Wade of HGTV and the DIYNetwork is known for such shows as “Designed to Sell,” “Curb Appeal” and “Elbow Room.” He’s also a Liberty Mutual Consultant – and a new survey from Liberty Mutual revealed that for.. Read More →

Revolutionary Alternative to Parking Your Car: The Multifunctional Gazebox

Revolutionary Alternative to Parking Your Car: The Multifunctional Gazebox

Delivering a new concept for accommodating cars, the Gazebox is a carport, garage and gazebo, all in one. The revolutionary foldable system allows auto enthusiasts to put their favorite car or motorcycle on display, thanks to a high level of transp.. Read More →

Industrial-Eclectic Restaurant and Events Venue in Craiova, Romania: Smart Pub

Industrial-Eclectic Restaurant and Events Venue in Craiova, Romania: Smart Pub

Bucharest-based studio Yellow Office completed the design and development of a high quality restaurant and events venue near Preajba lake in Craiova, Romania. The place is filled with a vibrant personality and offers beautiful surrounding views. Ac.. Read More →

Fall Wreaths Your Front Door Can’t Live Without

Fall Wreaths Your Front Door Can’t Live Without

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  There’s a quick and easy way to infuse instant seasonal curb appeal to your door and entrance: fall wreaths... Read More →

Get Your Home Ready to Sell with These Easy Updates

Get Your Home Ready to Sell with These Easy Updates

A beautiful color scheme makes any home a buyer’s favorite. Image: Wayfair When getting your home ready to sell on a busy market, it may not make sense to take on big home improvement projects. Once you’re confident that your home does not ne.. Read More →

The Painting Experts Explain How to Fix Painting Mistakes and Problems

The Painting Experts Explain How to Fix Painting Mistakes and Problems

Painting is undoubtedly one of the quickest and least expensive ways to transform your home. It can update an area, hide flaws, highlight architectural details and so much more. If you follow the 10 commandments of painting, you’re on the road to .. Read More →

You Can Stay at This Vernacular-Style Beach House in Sri Lanka

You Can Stay at This Vernacular-Style Beach House in Sri Lanka

This unusual looking guesthouse in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, was recently completed by Chinthaka Wickramage Associates. Issana Beach House is located 200 kilometers (125 miles) away from the bustling capital of Colombo and is a comfortable stopover fo.. Read More →

Extremely Creative Vertical Apartment Showroom: IKEA Climbing Wall in France

Extremely Creative Vertical Apartment Showroom: IKEA Climbing Wall in France

The advertising campaigns implemented by Swedish furniture brand IKEA usually rank high in creativity, but wait ’till you see the company’s latest “stunt”! IKEA climbing wall is a vertically designed apartment that anyone wi.. Read More →

6 Optical Illusion Wallpaper Ideas

6 Optical Illusion Wallpaper Ideas

Once seen as an outdated addition to a home, wallpaper is coming back in a huge way. From trendy new ideas like scratch and sniff wallpaper to hyper-modern stylings, wallpaper is no longer the interior design no man’s land it once was. And one of t.. Read More →

These 14 Modern Christmas Decor Ideas Will Make You Rethink the Classics

These 14 Modern Christmas Decor Ideas Will Make You Rethink the Classics

Are you a fan of a modern aesthetic? If so, you’re in luck because today we’re bringing you the very best of modern Christmas decor. There’s no rule saying that Christmas decorating has to follow a traditional path. These pictures p.. Read More →

How to Paint Over Bold Colors Using Fewer Coats

How to Paint Over Bold Colors Using Fewer Coats

Painting is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your home. However, depending on the color you’re trying to cover, painting might not be quick or easy. Keeping up with the latest color trends can lead to pastels, jewel tones and everythi.. Read More →

A Look at Our Favorite Furniture of 2017: Mirrors

A Look at Our Favorite Furniture of 2017: Mirrors

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. As we take a look at this year’s interior decorating trends and which ones we tried in our homes, we have the .. Read More →

Check Out Trends and Products from 2018 Kitchen and Bath International Show

Check Out Trends and Products from 2018 Kitchen and Bath International Show

The Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS) is the biggest show of the year for kitchen and bath designers and manufacturers. It took place in Orlando last month and the product offerings were pretty hot — especially if you’re into modern .. Read More →

Late Summer Trend: ‘Pineapple Fever’ Wall Murals by Pixers

Late Summer Trend: ‘Pineapple Fever’ Wall Murals by Pixers

In the 18th century, the pineapple was a rare, expensive delicacy, a status symbol of wealth and often the centerpiece of a feast. Displaying or serving pineapple showed that guests were honored. This symbolism continues today, and pineapples can o.. Read More →

Creating a Home Gym That Makes You Want to Exercise

Creating a Home Gym That Makes You Want to Exercise

Nothing beats being able to exercise at your convenience – and in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  No driving in traffic, showering with strangers, being too hot or too cold, or wondering if the exercise equipment has been recently disin.. Read More →

Contemporary Bay Window Ideas for Your Modern Home

Contemporary Bay Window Ideas for Your Modern Home

Bay windows are a versatile home upgrade for many reasons. Some people think of them as traditional and outdated, but we think their many benefits make them worth considering — which is why we present these contemporary bay window ideas. Sure, ther.. Read More →

The Best Alarm Clocks

The Best Alarm Clocks

As a resident New Yorker, there are two things I can’t seem to get enough of: space and sleep. So when it comes to the 375 square feet that I call home, I take great care in making it feel like a respite from the chaos that is Manhattan. But I conf.. Read More →

5 Ideas for Fun, Cute Halloween Decorating

5 Ideas for Fun, Cute Halloween Decorating

Halloween decor doesn’t have to be scary. Source: Sarah Greenman Do you want to decorate for Halloween, but it feels like every time you walk into the Halloween store all you see are horrifying, blood-sucking bats hanging from the ceiling and.. Read More →

Sophisticated Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler to Store Your Favorite Vintage

Sophisticated Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler to Store Your Favorite Vintage

We presented a few wine storage cabinets on Freshome, but never an individual unit to store that prized bottle of vintage. The Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler envisioned by designer Fran Corvi of Argentina-based studio PPi3D  for IntoConcrete comes .. Read More →

28 Creative Tile Ideas For the Bath and Beyond

28 Creative Tile Ideas For the Bath and Beyond

For millennia, humans have been mixing and baking the combination of sand, clay and water to create a flat surface to protect their feet and homes from the elements. Glazed brick dates to the 13th century BC in ancient Iran, marking the advent of h.. Read More →

Rethink Your Space: How to Love Where You Live Now

Rethink Your Space: How to Love Where You Live Now

Feeling a little envious after that HGTV marathon? Wishing your home was different after checking out your friend’s new digs? It happens to the best of us. The caveat to paging through idea books online or binge-watching home shows is that it can m.. Read More →

Ayesha Curry’s New Line of Cookware Is Out and It’s Awesome

Ayesha Curry’s New Line of Cookware Is Out and It’s Awesome

Ayesha Curry holds an impressive resume: cookbook author, Covergirl spokesmodel, TV host and mom to two little girls. Her latest business venture is one we can’t wait to get our hands on this holiday season. Curry’s new line of cookware launched .. Read More →

5 Ways to Make Modern Valentine’s Day Décor

5 Ways to Make Modern Valentine’s Day Décor

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  There’s always been a bit of an issue with Valentine’s Day: it’s marked by gaudy décor items like paper hea.. Read More →

Earthly Delights and Heavenly Heights: A Look at Celestial Chandeliers

Earthly Delights and Heavenly Heights: A Look at Celestial Chandeliers

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.   Modern lighting reminds us of the moon and stars. Image: Image Deluxe Chandelier available at Overstock 2017 h.. Read More →

Ashley Woodson Bailey’s Wallpaper Brings Moody Florals Home

Ashley Woodson Bailey’s Wallpaper Brings Moody Florals Home

Floral wallpaper is making its comeback, with Ashley Woodson Bailey leading the charge. Image: AWB We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.   This ain.. Read More →

Nature-Inspired Eye-Deceiving Wall Murals to Make Your Home Look Bigger

Nature-Inspired Eye-Deceiving Wall Murals to Make Your Home Look Bigger

As wall murals are becoming increasingly popular in today’s interior design, these nature-inspired designs from PIXERS  captured our undivided attention. Large-scale photographs are mostly valued for their aesthetic qualities and versatility.. Read More →

Homage to The City of Las Vegas: Unconventional “Attraction” Roulette Mosaic

Homage to The City of Las Vegas: Unconventional “Attraction” Roulette Mosaic

Italy-based company Friul Mosaic creates designs meant “to be lived, walked upon, brushed up against, touched, cleaned, felt”. Their mosaics are inspired by the most various themes such as nature, famous works of art, mythology and mo.. Read More →

The Power of Colors: Why Your Color Choices are Important

The Power of Colors: Why Your Color Choices are Important

Do you have a favorite color? Have you ever wondered why you prefer a certain color and how it affects you? “One of the most amazing things about color is its close tie to emotions, making color extremely subjective,” according to Andrea Magno, a.. Read More →

Get a Nautical Holiday Theme Using Blue and White

Get a Nautical Holiday Theme Using Blue and White

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you want to go for a Christmas color scheme that isn’t the traditional red and green, the second most pop.. Read More →

Handcrafted Walnut Para Hammock Inducing Relaxation and Daydreaming

Handcrafted Walnut Para Hammock Inducing Relaxation and Daydreaming

From time to time, we like to integrate a relaxation-inducing post on Freshome, to help you remember to unwind. Designed by Chaffee Graham of 4th Period Woodshop, the Para Hammock is a highly welcoming, tension-relieving furniture piece. The unconv.. Read More →

New Orleans Artist Debbie Boyd Hageman Looks to Mother Nature

New Orleans Artist Debbie Boyd Hageman Looks to Mother Nature

The balance of cool and bold work perfectly in artist Debbie Boyd Hageman’s work. All images courtesy of Debbie Boyd Hageman. New Orleans-based artist Debbie Boyd Hageman has always looked to mother nature for inspiration, solace and refuge. .. Read More →

Raw and Sophisticated Design for Tough Mudder’s Brooklyn Headquarters

Raw and Sophisticated Design for Tough Mudder’s Brooklyn Headquarters

Working in a modern office should induce an understanding of the brand through the surrounding design. Clients who step inside the offices should be able to describe what you do and how you do it just by absorbing the colors, shapes and work atmos.. Read More →

Sumptuous, Yet Intimate Design Scheme Exhibited by M Restaurant in London

Sumptuous, Yet Intimate Design Scheme Exhibited by M Restaurant in London

The first thing that strikes you when you walk into M Restaurant on Threadneedle Walk is how big the space is, yet how intimate it feels! This brand new 12,000 square foot London eatery, was a collaboration between a veteran restaurateur and his in.. Read More →

IKEA Saves Prague Apartment Renovation Budget

IKEA Saves Prague Apartment Renovation Budget

This eye-popping apartment is located in a swanky neighborhood of Prague in the Czech Republic. Purchased in 2009, this 45 square meter apartment was kept intact for several years before the owner decided it was time for a change. The remodel c.. Read More →

Instantly Improving Lighting in Dark Rooms:  Espaciel Light Reflector

Instantly Improving Lighting in Dark Rooms: Espaciel Light Reflector

Looking for an easy solution to bring more natural lighting inside a room? We stumbled across this stylish reflective unit that we believe can do the trick. The Espaciel light reflector instantly improves the natural brightness of dark rooms. P.. Read More →

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Busy (and Lazy) People

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Busy (and Lazy) People

The new year is a time for change. This annual milestone is typically accompanied by new goals, plans and objectives. Unfortunately, most people don’t keep their new year’s resolutions, often because the goals are so inconvenient that they be.. Read More →

7 Ways to Stick to Your New Build Budget

7 Ways to Stick to Your New Build Budget

Making the decision to build instead of buying a home is the easy part. After that, the real work starts. Working with your builder to choose plans, finishes and overall budget can test your limits, but it’ll ultimately get you exactly what you.. Read More →

Grandview House in California Adapted to a Long and Narrow Lot

Grandview House in California Adapted to a Long and Narrow Lot

The creative team at RAS-A unveiled Grandview House, a private family home recently completed in Manhattan Beach, California. A long and slender building was the architects’ answer to a narrow lot with plenty of challenges. The planning of th.. Read More →

Elegant Kasokudo Bonsai Planter Inspired by the Automotive Industry

Elegant Kasokudo Bonsai Planter Inspired by the Automotive Industry

A striking fusion of form and function, the Kasokudo Bonsai Planter by designer Adrian Magu is as stylish as it gets. The product is an artistic representation of the developer’s interest for everything green and his work in the automotive i.. Read More →

2018 Design Trend Recap: The Year’s Most Daring Home Design Trends

2018 Design Trend Recap: The Year’s Most Daring Home Design Trends

It may be hard to believe, but it’s almost 2019. That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to pause and look back at the last year at Freshome. We explored a lot in 2018. But what really made its mark? Which daring trends reshaped o.. Read More →

These 16 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas will give you Total Workspace Envy

These 16 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas will give you Total Workspace Envy

Even though your office space will largely be used for work, there’s no reason for it to be strictly utilitarian. We wholeheartedly believe that offices and workspaces can be a beautifully-designed feature of your home. All it takes to come up .. Read More →

Minimalist, Natural Beach House

Minimalist, Natural Beach House

Rising out of the Westlandse Zoom dunes like a rock on the beach, this minimalist family home embraces natural inspiration in more than just design. Global Architects designed this beach house in the South of Holland. This light sand colored hou.. Read More →

Solar Heating Just Got Stylish: Innovative Glass Roof Tiles for Energy-Efficient Homes

Solar Heating Just Got Stylish: Innovative Glass Roof Tiles for Energy-Efficient Homes

Looking for an “elegant” alternative to the existing household heating systems? The glass roof tiles by SolTech System mark a revolutionary and award winning method of integrating solar energy into any building. Instead of traditional.. Read More →

The 10 Most Common VOCs: Are They in Your Home?

The 10 Most Common VOCs: Are They in Your Home?

Image: Feldman Architecture You probably don’t think twice before lighting some mood candles or polishing the living room floor. Yet, surprisingly, these seemingly innocent household products are full of potentially harmful chemicals that you sho.. Read More →

How Successful Interior Designers Got Their Start — and How You Can, Too

How Successful Interior Designers Got Their Start — and How You Can, Too

Image: One Kings Lane If you love working with people and enjoy the world of design and decorating, you might be thinking about becoming an interior designer. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary is $48,400, but man.. Read More →

Steampunk Joben Bistro Pub Inspired by Jules Verne’s Fictional Stories

Steampunk Joben Bistro Pub Inspired by Jules Verne’s Fictional Stories

Welcome to Joben Bistro, a peculiar pub of steampunk inspiration, located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Embark yourself in a trip away from conventional design and discover the marvellous world of fiction. The fantastic pub, mystically protected, takes .. Read More →

5 Fresh Dorm Storage Ideas for a Cool, Modern Space

5 Fresh Dorm Storage Ideas for a Cool, Modern Space

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. The basic dorm room is pretty uninspiring, with its cinderblock walls, a small bed and hardly any dorm storage. The .. Read More →

40 Hot Fireplace Ideas for a Cool, Sexy Space

40 Hot Fireplace Ideas for a Cool, Sexy Space

The latest fireplace trends include clean lines and timeless materials. Who says a fireplace should be enjoyed only during the winter? We’ve got some hot fireplace ideas that are bound to inspire you year round. These contemporary fireplaces are.. Read More →

Playful and Practical BUS Installation Engaging the Inhabitants of Baltimore

Playful and Practical BUS Installation Engaging the Inhabitants of Baltimore

Recently displayed by artist collective mmmm…, this playful and practical installation in Baltimore, USA adds a fun dimension to the mundane act of waiting for the bus. Consisting of three typographic sculptures that literally spell out the word .. Read More →

Minimalist Staircase Design Enriching Century-Old House in Milan

Minimalist Staircase Design Enriching Century-Old House in Milan

What can you add to a simple home to make it unique? Italian architects Francesco Librizzi and Matilde Cassani came up with a minimalist staircase design to enrich the overall look of an old dwelling: “An original 1900 house where windows, do.. Read More →

Thailand Getaway Built Around Natural Rock Formations

Thailand Getaway Built Around Natural Rock Formations

Featuring stunning sea views and a secluded garden with large natural rock formations, Samujana Holiday Villa 11A is an exotic retreat in Ko Samui, Thailand. The residence is a treat in itself, but also offers a privileged hillside position for con.. Read More →

Think Zen is All About Neutral Colors? Try These Colorful Zen Styles

Think Zen is All About Neutral Colors? Try These Colorful Zen Styles

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. One hallmark of traditional zen spaces is that they tend to be dominated by neutral and earthy colors, especially be.. Read More →

Living Room Paint Ideas: Getting Creative in the Heart of the Home

Living Room Paint Ideas: Getting Creative in the Heart of the Home

The living room is one of the most public spaces in your home. It’s where you invite guests and where you can express your personality to friends and family alike. Whether you prefer a bold, vibrant vibe or something more relaxing and mellow, y.. Read More →

4 Ways to Use Script Wall Art in Your Home

4 Ways to Use Script Wall Art in Your Home

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Using script in your wall art is a wonderful way to express yourself in your home. You can incorporate your favori.. Read More →