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How to Create the Perfect Gallery Grid in Your Home

How to Create the Perfect Gallery Grid 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.  When an old interior design trend gets a makeover, it’s like a breath of fresh air. The gallery grid, a new .. Read More →

Hiring an Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator: How to Choose Between the Two

Hiring an Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator: How to Choose Between the Two

Need to decide between an interior designer and an interior decorator? Here’s how. Image: Paloma Contreras Design If you’ve ever tried to bring someone in to help with an interior design project, you know that finding your perfect match.. Read More →

Why Everyone Needs to Make Their Home Green

Why Everyone Needs to Make Their Home Green

It’s time to get back to nature and try living a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. Here is how you can make your home green. Image Source: Yellowstone Traditions It’s time to get back to nature. Can’t you sense that the world i.. Read More →

10 Architectural Photography Tips To Get The Ultimate Shot

10 Architectural Photography Tips To Get The Ultimate Shot

Although there are a lot of factors that play into getting the ultimate shot — some controllable and some not — there are a few tips you should know before you even begin. Image Source: Landor Architectural photography, whether classic .. Read More →

10 Smart New Kitchen Products to Buy in 2016

10 Smart New Kitchen Products to Buy in 2016

Stock your kitchen with some new products for the new year. Image: Gail Owens Photography The new year is the perfect time for a fresh start. Why not start with the kitchen? Kitchen innovations are always popping up on the market, so we scour.. Read More →

15 Home Design Trends That Rocked 2016

15 Home Design Trends That Rocked 2016

2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year, to say the least. Yet like any other, it brought new home trends that we saw go from the homes of prominent designers to our own abodes. From modern metals to quirky accent pieces, we gathered up a list of the.. Read More →

The Importance of Contrast in Interior Design (Plus, How to Make It Work for You)

The Importance of Contrast in Interior Design (Plus, How to Make It Work for You)

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.  Contrast is an essential component of any interior design project. Image: Ann Lowengart Interiors Interior desig.. Read More →

Defining a Style Series: Modern Coastal

Defining a Style Series: Modern Coastal

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. We’re giving coastal design a modern makeover. Image: Carolyn Thayer Interiors Shop a similar look: Lamps | .. Read More →

What Is Wabi-Sabi Design? Your New Favorite 2018 Interior Design Trend

What Is Wabi-Sabi Design? Your New Favorite 2018 Interior Design Trend

Get ready to embrace wabi-sabi design, your new favorite zen trend. Image: Black and Milk | Interior Design | London 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 pag.. Read More →

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Contemporary Home?

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Contemporary Home?

For many people, the meaning of the word “contemporary” is hard to pin down because it’s always evolving to fit a modern context. The same can be said for contemporary architecture. However, we’re here to put a face and a defi.. Read More →

How to Add Modern Elements to Your Landscape Design

How to Add Modern Elements to Your Landscape Design

Your landscape design is the perfect avenue to state your personal style, telling others what they should expect to see inside your home. Image Source: Zeterre Designing a modern home seems almost ‘old hat’. We have so many resources av.. Read More →

Save the Dates: Best Modern and Architectural Home Tours for 2018

Save the Dates: Best Modern and Architectural Home Tours for 2018

Are you a design voyeur? If you wonder what’s inside when you walk or drive by a home or apartment building, you’ll be pleased to know that there are architectural home tours throughout the country, which let you enter the best examples o.. Read More →

How to Move on a Budget and Save Your Hard-Earned Cash

How to Move on a Budget and Save Your Hard-Earned Cash

Let’s face it: Moving can get expensive. However, if you’re willing to get a little creative, there are ways to do it without breaking the bank entirely. We’ve shared some of our best tips on how to move on a budget below. With a li.. Read More →

The Freshome Dream Bedroom

The Freshome Dream Bedroom

Find out what the Freshome staff thinks you need for a dream bedroom. Image: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Imagine dreaming in your dream bedroom. At Freshome, we spend a lot of time thinking about exactly that. Because we’re obsessed with desi.. Read More →

How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

While both these professions (architect and designer) revolve around home and building design, there remain some skills that necessitate the hiring of one over the other. Image Source: Tahoe Architect The big question is: What’s the differenc.. Read More →

How to Balance out Those Trendy, Bold Colors in Your Interior Design

How to Balance out Those Trendy, Bold Colors in Your Interior Design

There’s no getting around it. Bold colors are in – and they look like they’re here to stay. That said, these shades can be tricky to handle when it actually comes down to putting a design together. That’s where we come in. We̵.. Read More →

The Freshome Gift Guide: Tiny Living and Small Apartment Gifts

The Freshome Gift Guide: Tiny Living and Small Apartment Gifts

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.  That special person who lives in a small apartment or studio is one of the hardest to shop for during the holidays.. Read More →

Living Big in Tiny Houses

Living Big in Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are becoming more popular as people look to simplify their lives. Many people today would rather live simply and focus on travel, dining out and going on adventures over working full time to pay for a massive house, the stuff that goes wi.. Read More →

10 Pool Maintenance Tips That You Need To Try Right Now

10 Pool Maintenance Tips That You Need To Try Right Now

Image Via: Bravo Interior Design  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 idea of having a pool in your own backyard will always be incredibly gla.. Read More →

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Decorating A Tiny Apartment

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Decorating A Tiny Apartment

Design is just as important as function in a small apartment. Image Via: Chris Nguyen, Analog|Dialog Small apartments have their upsides – lower rent, often a closer proximity to bustling downtown areas, and a certain irreplaceable cozy char.. Read More →

Moving Red Flags: 4 Signs You’re Working With Bad Movers (And What to Do About Them)

Moving Red Flags: 4 Signs You’re Working With Bad Movers (And What to Do About Them)

Beware of red flags indicating bad movers. Image: Hubley Design Interiors, LLC Moving is stressful enough on its own. No one needs the added headache that comes along with hiring bad movers: those who are out to rip you off or steal your belonging.. Read More →

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting In The Home Buying Process

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting In The Home Buying Process

Who wouldn’t want to come home to this?  Image Via: Markay Johnson Construction There’s nothing quite like the feeling of putting your keys in the door at the end of the long day and knowing that the property belongs to you. Homeownership .. Read More →

How To Heat Your Home While Staying Green

How To Heat Your Home While Staying Green

There are some surprising ways to heat your home while saving some green and being green. Image Source: Pearson Design Group We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links or.. Read More →

Why Wall Art Matters Most In Interior Design

Why Wall Art Matters Most In Interior Design

Every space needs a touch of wall art. Image Via: House & Homes Palm Springs Home Staging Too often in interior design, we see wall art treated as an afterthought. It’s what gets dealt with last, long after the final coat of paint has dri.. Read More →

The Freshome Dream Living Room

The Freshome Dream Living Room

Psst! Here’s the (not so) secret Freshome recipe for a dream living room. Image: Hero Images/Getty Images 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... Read More →

2016 Colors of the Year Evoke a Peaceful, Easy Feeling

2016 Colors of the Year Evoke a Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Image: Benjamin Moore The leading paint and color trendsetters have released their selections of the colors of the year for 2016. It’s an important decision, because designers and stores follow their suggestions carefully. You’ll be seeing plen.. Read More →

10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

Color choice defines a room. Image Via: Kati Curtis Design Most of us aren’t interior designers by trade and that’s okay. Whether you think of interior design as an enjoyable hobby or a necessary evil that helps keep your home looking presenta.. Read More →

These Are The 4 Foolproof Signs You’re Ready To Stop Renting And Become A Homeowner

These Are The 4 Foolproof Signs You’re Ready To Stop Renting And Become A Homeowner

At some point in our lives, most of us will stop renting and become a homeowner. The question is, how does one know when it’s a good time to take that leap? If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and buying a home recently, you&#.. Read More →

How to Fix the Biggest Design Mistake People With Small Apartments Make

How to Fix the Biggest Design Mistake People With Small Apartments Make

Are you making this common design mistake in your interiors? Image: Lisa Petrole Photography There’s no denying that designing small apartments can be tricky. When you’re dealing with limited square footage, you do have to scale back yo.. Read More →

Are You Making The 4 Bedroom Design Mistakes That Keep Decorators Up At Night?

Are You Making The 4 Bedroom Design Mistakes That Keep Decorators Up At Night?

Are you making one of these bedroom design mistakes? Image: Stone Creek Builders Is your bedroom looking a little lackluster? Are you feeling like you’re not designing it to its fullest potential? If so, you’re not alone. These bedroom .. Read More →

10 Things Every Architecture Student Needs to Know Now

10 Things Every Architecture Student Needs to Know Now

Listen up students of architecture! We are talking to you today. Harvard University. Image Source: YAA Do buildings speak to you?  Not literally, of course, but are you always admiring the curves, shape and body of architecture, imagining what th.. Read More →

10 Things You Need To Know Before Hiring An Architect

10 Things You Need To Know Before Hiring An Architect

Architects spend years training and studying their craft. When you hire an architect you are hiring someone with home design expertise. Image Source: Domoney Architecture Whether your construction or design aspirations are small or large scale—g.. Read More →

Here Are Your 4 Go-To Tips for Mixing Design Styles Like a Pro

Here Are Your 4 Go-To Tips for Mixing Design Styles Like a Pro

It is possible to mix two separate design styles. Image: Susan Nelson Interiors Sometimes, our sense of style is too big to be defined by just one particular aesthetic, and sometimes two looks really are better than one. However, combining styles t.. Read More →

How Your Interior Design Is Influencing Your Subconscious

How Your Interior Design Is Influencing Your Subconscious

Tailor your design so it pleases your body and mind. Image Via: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design 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.  Usually when w.. Read More →

These Are The 4 Color Rules That Every Interior Design Fan Needs To Know

These Are The 4 Color Rules That Every Interior Design Fan Needs To Know

Color is often the most difficult part of a room for interior design fans to get right. That’s because colors are fickle. There are so many shades to choose from and they need to be put together in the right proportions. Otherwise, they wonR.. Read More →

How To Pick Paint Colors For Your Ceiling

How To Pick Paint Colors For Your Ceiling

Look up—do you see a boring white ceiling? Try livening-up your space by painting your ceiling a new hue. Image Source: PPDS-Inc Adding just a little color to any room in your home can be a small step towards BIG decorative improvements. Colo.. Read More →

30 Back-to-School Homework Spaces and Study Room Ideas You’ll Love

30 Back-to-School Homework Spaces and Study Room Ideas You’ll Love

If you’re having trouble getting your kids to do homework, check out these cool study room ideas. Maybe all you need to kick-start your kid’s study habits is a change of scenery! A back-to-school homework space that’s quiet for foc.. Read More →

How to Design a Studio Apartment Layout that Works

How to Design a Studio Apartment Layout that Works

Set up a studio apartment layout that works. Here’s how: Image: DEKORA Staging Inc Designing a studio apartment layout presents its own set of unique challenges. On one hand, you’ll want to break up the space in a way that makes sense.. Read More →

Here’s How to Put Together the Perfect Nursery Design for Your Bundle of Joy

Here’s How to Put Together the Perfect Nursery Design for Your Bundle of Joy

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.  Don’t let putting together the perfect nursery design be one of your parenting worries. Image: Marie Flani.. Read More →

We Asked Interior Designers: What Small Changes Make the Biggest Difference?

We Asked Interior Designers: What Small Changes Make the Biggest Difference?

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.  Give your rooms a fresh look with these designers’ best tips. Image: Catherine Staples Interiors Shop a si.. Read More →

22 Small Bedroom Ideas That Are Big in Style

22 Small Bedroom Ideas That Are Big in Style

Looking for small bedroom furniture? Check out our updated article about small space beds. Calling all small space dwellers! Big city apartments, vintage home layouts, and modern space downsizing all call for design that expands the possibilities of.. Read More →

Fresh Picks: Best Small Modern Sectionals

Fresh Picks: Best Small Modern Sectionals

Image: West Elm The sofa is the most important piece in a living room, no matter how big or small the space is. It’s the spot where you relax with a cup of coffee, watch a good movie, get some work done, hang out with guests or take a nice.. Read More →

3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

These are the three interior design rules that every newbie should know. Image: Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör 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.  .. Read More →

Room Color and How it Affects Your Mood

Room Color and How it Affects Your Mood

The colors of the rooms in your home are a direct reflection of your personality. While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room color, it affects us every day. Room color can influence our moods and our thoughts. Color affects peo.. Read More →

4 Ways to Ensure a Large Room Doesn’t End up Feeling Too Stark

4 Ways to Ensure a Large Room Doesn’t End up Feeling Too Stark

Normally at Freshome, we spend a lot of time talking about how to design around small spaces. However, the reality is that those with the opposite problem also deserve our time and attention. Today, we’re revealing our best tricks for how to de.. Read More →

Why a Class in Communications is a Must for Architects

Why a Class in Communications is a Must for Architects

We help you learn how to put verbs in your sentences, action behind your plans, making everyone sit up, listen and hop on board with your fantastic ideas. Image Source: Kimberly Demmy Ever felt like nobody gets you? Are you the one with all the gre.. Read More →

4 Essential Steps to Create a Fabulous and Functional Home Office

4 Essential Steps to Create a Fabulous and Functional Home Office

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.  Your home office should be both functional and inviting. Image: Natalia Kuptsova Shop a similar look: Chairs | P.. Read More →

San Francisco Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

San Francisco Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Views from a 100 Van Ness apartment in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood. Introduction and neighborhood guides by Katie Morell San Francisco’s rolling hills, Bay views, beaches and cosmopolitan feel make it an aspirational place to .. Read More →