Shopping Guide: Killer Dorm Decor That Will Set You Apart From The Crowd

Shopping Guide: Killer Dorm Decor That Will Set You Apart From The Crowd | By Curbly #dorm #decor
Photo: Urban Outfitters

It's hard to believe, but it's that time of year when college kids are starting to think about packing up to head back to campus… which means it's also time for a dorm decor shopping guide! Infuse your space with some extra style this semester with these über trendy, character-packed picks that will make you the envy of all of your friends.   

 

Shopping Guide: Killer Dorm Decor That Will Set You Apart From The Crowd | By Curbly #dorm #decor
Urban Outfitters

Frigidaire Mini Refrigerator – This small fridge has a retro feel thanks to its old school Frigidaire logo and funky mint green color. Continue Reading

10 Must-See Movies For Design Lovers

10 Must-See Movies For Design Lovers
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Sometimes you need to sit down on the couch and relax with a good movie. But perhaps you're not in the mood for the latest thriller… well you're in luck, because today we're sharing ten of our favorite must-see movies for design lovers. So grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for a movie marathon that is sure to get your creative wheels turning.     

 

10 Must-See Movies For Design Lovers
Columbus

Columbus – This is the story of the son of a renowned architecture scholar who finds himself in Columbus, Indiana after his father falls ill during a speaking tour. Continue Reading

How to Dress Up a Plain Pillow in an Instant (with Free Printable!)

Dress up a plain pillow in an instant with heat-set vinyl (plus free printable!)

Pillows. I could own a hundred and still want more. It's getting to the point where I can't justify buying more pillow covers when I already have so many, so I thought I'd satisfy my addiction by making one instead. Not only is it way cheaper, I also got to try out heat set vinyl for the first time – win!        

Pillow with heat-set vinyl decals

I'm pleased to report that iron-on vinyl is super easy to work with and the end result looks fantastic if I do say so myself. Continue Reading

17 Ways to Introduce this Trending Pattern into Your Home

Selection from the Unmagic Eye Exhibition by Spencer Harrison and Billie Justice Thomson; Photo by Bri Hammond
Selection from the Unmagic Eye Exhibition by Spencer Harrison and Billie Justice Thomson; Photo by Bri Hammond

The home decor world is operating mostly in throwback-mode right now. What used to be tacky is now tasteful, and looking dated doesn’t matter as much. Walk into any big box store like Target, West Elm, or CB2, and you’ll see interpretations of designs and color schemes that originally surfaced over 30-40 years ago. From the resurgence of treatments like terrazzo to the re-introduction of wicker, what’s old is new again. Continue Reading

How to Make the Perfect Home Coffee Station

How To Make Your Own Coffee Station
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

I'm a coffee lover. I can't function without my morning latte, and a second cup (and maybe a third) is a must in the afternoon. So I set up a coffee station with all the necessary supplies right at my fingertips in my kitchen. Click through to check out the handy setup that's behind the cabinet doors.   

 

How To Make Your Own Coffee Station
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

The cabinet right above holds the coffee pods, along with my milk frothers and a variety of mugs.

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Move Over, Air Plants – There’s a New Trend in Town

Move over, Air Plants. You've got competition. (Marimo Moss Balls 101)

We are toe-deep in this air plant trend (I say only toe deep because they are very teeny plants). Also known as tillandsia, air plants are are everywhere you look. If you’re like me and you’re always on the hunt for an easy-to-care-for plant, chances are you owned at least one. Air plants are cool because they require no dirt, but what if I told you there was a plant that requires no watering because it lives in water?? Continue Reading

How to: DIY Typographic Easter Eggs

DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Before we know it, Easter will be upon us… which means that it’s high time to get some Easter eggs in a basket! (Or in this case, a white tray). Today we’re sharing a quick and easy way to decorate eggs using spray paint and few adhesive stickers. Click through to check out the full tutorial.   

 

DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Materials

  • Spray paint in a couple of colors
  • Adhesive alphabet stickers with symbols
  • Room temperature white eggs
DIY Spray Painted Symbol Easter Eggs
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Step

Begin by laying an egg out on a paper towel and spray painting the top surface. Continue Reading

11 Scandinavian Lighting Tricks to Add a Cozy Glow to Your Home

11 Scandinavian Lighting Tricks to Make Your Home Feel Cozy

Scandinavian designers have a distinctive way of lighting their interiors. This unique lighting method emphasizes a sense of warm coziness. They light interiors to create a pleasant atmosphere, not just to be able to see clearly. Light and shadow are equally important elements, as they contribute to a feeling of warmth and naturalness. By follow a few of these easy tips, you can recreate that cozy Scandinavian lighting effect in your own home.           

11 Scandinavian Lighting Tricks to Fill Your Home With Hygge | Use lots of candles!

Candles, Candles and More Candles

It cannot be said enough that people in the Nordic countries love lighting candles. Continue Reading

I’m Obsessed: 15 Gorgeous Home Decor Ideas Spotted While Traveling in France

It's easy to focus on design styles that surround you everyday, but sometimes it's important to escape the norm and check out something new. So when my husband and I traveled to France for our honeymoon last month, I came back totally inspired. Here are 15 of my favorite interiors (and a few exteriors) that highlight the trends I noticed along the way.   

 

I'm Obsessing: 15 Gorgeous Home Decor Ideas Spotted While Traveling in France
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

1. Rattan – These giant pendants hung from the ceiling of the restaurant at Carrieres de Lumieres, an interactive art show displayed on the walls of a cave (Yes, it was as crazy as it sounds!). Continue Reading

Full House Tour: Our 2017 Curbly House Renovation is Complete!

Curbly House 2017 Dining Room

The 2017 Curbly House is done! It went on the market last weekend, and (to my surprise and delight), we've already had several showings. After two-and-a-half months of intense renovation work, it feels a little weird this week, knowing there's nothing left to do except blog about it. I keep checking my 'To-Do' list, and it's all crossed off, which is my JAM! 

Scroll down for the full, room-by-room reveal of the 2017 Curbly House, along with complete product lists (from our featured vendor partner, Hayneedle) and details about how we transformed each space.  Continue Reading