5 Best IKEA Hacks

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Whether it’s the $9.99 side table or the Billy bookcase, IKEA has budget-friendly staples for every home. Sometimes, though, you want something a little more unique, personal, and let’s be honest, expensive looking. Luckily, the Swedish superstore’s products are versatile and easy(ish) to modify, and with a little DIY magic, those mass-produced, assembly nightmare projects can become one-of-a-kind focal pieces that will make even Pottery Barn snobs envious. I’ve scoured the web and collected the 5 best IKEA hacks to make all of your home décor dreams come true. There’s something about mid-century design that is epically classy. This bookcase turned entertainment stand/sideboard would easily fit in Don Drapper’s office. Or your living room. Get the directions on IKEA Hackers . Classic white with a touch of gold make this campaign dresser extra glamorous. Check out how to build it...
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Bring the Outdoors In

Bring the Outdoors In
Is there anything better than summer? Living in Washington gives you the ideal way of enjoying the very best that the region has to offer when the weather warms up. At  Carriages at Fairwood Downs, our luxury apartments connect you to all of the amazing summer activities. You’ll see sunsets overlooking Maple Valley in the background and hear the birds chirping. How can you bring this sense of summer into your apartment, though? There are several simple things you can do to add a splash of summer into your day-to-day life within your apartment. Open Your Windows Pull back the blinds and curtains! Allow the sun to shine in. This will definitely help improve your mood since natural sunlight boosts moods and improves overall clarity. Add Some Plants Easily start a small herb garden on your window sill or patio. You can...
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Geometric Designs is Easier Than You Think

Geometric Designs is Easier Than You Think
When you think of decorating with geometric designs you may have some flashbacks to 70s interiors, but geometric designs can be used for just about any style and room. Here’s a few suggestions that we are loving this season. Cad Lounge Chair This modern classic lounge chair is the perfect example of a timeless piece that displays geometric designs in a classic way. Great for an office, living room or placed near a window in a bedroom.  WallSmart Hand Printed Lines Wallpaper Adding a single wall of wallpaper to a room can really create an interesting focal point. Case in point this hand printed lines wallpaper. The interesting design makes it look like a one-of-a-kind art piece.  WallSmart Arch Wallpaper Of course you can always amp up the geometric intensity with wallpaper that is meant to catch your eye, like this one with a repetitive yet harmonious...
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Spring Refresh the Look of Your Home

Spring Refresh the Look of Your Home
Spring has our stylists excited. Not only is it the perfect time to refresh your home’s style, but it is also a time when we see a lot of new trends emerge for the warmer months ahead. If the idea of pulling these new looks together seems a bit daunting, let our designers help. This spring we are launching dezignable's new home stylist service that is similar to fashion subscription services but rather than getting a box delivered to your door, you receive a personalized design board of your room, a shopping list of products where you can easily purchase products via email as well as a discount on all products and free shipping. Here’s a sneak peek of one of the styles our designers are working on right now in anticipation of the spring launch. All Environment Living Summer creates...
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How To Style A Bar Cart

How To Style A Bar Cart
A piece of Mid-Century, Hollywood decor that has wheeled itself back into the hearts of stylish hostesses and become a centerpiece of elegant home entertaining in these past few years is the `bar cart’. The sweet romance of cocktail hour inspired by movies like Breakfast At Tiffany’s and The Seven Year Itch , has resurrected itself in the modern living room taking party guests out of the kitchen to gather around this beverage dispenser that’s so much classier than a margarita machine! It’s not just a convenient drink-pouring station. The bar cart has so much decorative potential, it can easily become the talking point of any party, attesting to your taste for gracious entertaining via the crowd-pleasing lubricant that gets any social get together humming alcohol. Stock the cart with all bar necessities, dress it up in your own creative...
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The Biggest Home Interior Trend May Surprise You

The Biggest Home Interior Trend May Surprise You
One of the biggest trends in home decor this season might surprise you. Ready for it? White walls. That’s right. Gone are the days of colored accent walls. This year it is all about simple, clean and white. And Benjamin Moore ’s color of the year is ... you guessed it, white. White walls serve as an excellent backdrop for showcasing artwork, accessories and interesting fixtures. Providing literally a blank canvas, white walls allow you to play with colors in ways you might not of ever imagined.  Here’s a few ways to play up that white wall.  Showcase a Favorite Collection Those vintage dominos, antique postcards or black and white photos are just asking to get some wall presence. Add a shadow box or arrange them on the wall in an interesting configuration for a one-of-a-kind look.  Or if you...
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5 Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen

5 Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen
Renovating the bathroom and kitchen are arguably the most expensive and arduous tasks when it comes to updating your home: moving plumbing, knocking out cabinets and buying big ticket items are usually to blame. However, there are simpler ways to update these rooms so they look fresh and new again. 1. Add Unique Tiles Tile is a great way to add color, pattern and personality to your kitchen. For a classic look, a simple white subway tile backsplash will brighten up your kitchen without making it look too cluttered and busy. A huge trend right now is the square (4x4) white subway tile; this tile with add a more modern, geometric edge but with the same classic properties of its original counterpart. Using colored or patterned tiles for a kitchen floor is a great way to show the age and...
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