The Best Way to Remove Wallpaper

Removing old wallpaper from your walls may seem like a troublesome task, but you can make the job easier and less time consuming by taking some preparatory steps. Your walls will be beautifully bare and begging for paint. The job of taking down old wallpaper is, without a doubt, a day-long, dirty one. Be sure to schedule this task on a weekend when you have no other commitments. You will need the full 48 hours to get your walls prepared for a fresh coat paint or a new choice of paper. Step 1- Prepare Your Room Take down all the…

Help a Newly-Engaged Couple Fill Out Their Registry (Without Filling Up Their Tiny Apartment!)

Apartment Therapy staffer Elise recently got engaged to her main squeeze Ryan (congrats, you crazy kids) and she needs our help. Her tiny, 450 square foot apartment isn’t big enough to accommodate an onslaught of wedding gifts, but she knows that if she requests “no gifts” her well-intentioned relatives and friends will buy her presents anyway (they just won’t necessarily be to her taste). C’mon, let’s crowdsource this. What should she do?

Cute Picture Books Teach Kids About Architecture

Here’s a book for your future Frank Lloyd Wrights: Who Built That? Skyscrapers and Who Built That? Modern Homes are written and illustrated by Didier Cornille, professor of design and history at Ecole des Beaux-Arts du Mans in France. An accessible entry point into the world of architecture, with simple descriptions, cute drawings, and profiles on the major works and personalities.

How To Make a Room Diffuser

Scents play a pretty significant role in my home, and I’m always searching for the perfect combo of comfort, cleanliness, and freshness. Creating your own room diffusers allow you the opportunity to make exactly the fragrance you are looking for — and it’s way more cost effective than what you’ll find in a boutique.

Try on a New You at Home Tonight: The Media Fast

A big part of curing your home is taking time to examine your relationship to it. This month you are trying different things, breaking patterns and setting up new habits that make it easier to take good care of your space, and by extension, yourself. Your home a space where you can retreat from the outside world and focus on what is healthful and centering for you. Tonight, why not make that make that retreat just a bit more intentional – a little quieter and deeper than usual – and see how it feels? This evening, take a break from what is for many of us the default way we relax at home; turn off the tv, put down the smart phone and and give a media fast a try.

Cute Picture Books Teach Kids About Architecture

Here’s a book for your future Frank Lloyd Wrights: Who Built That? Skyscrapers and Who Built That? Modern Homes are written and illustrated by Didier Cornille, professor of design and history at Ecole des Beaux-Arts du Mans in France. An accessible entry point into the world of architecture, with simple descriptions, cute drawings, and profiles on the major works and personalities.

7 Clever Renovating Ideas for a Small Bathroom

Let’s say you’re remodeling your home. And you dream of a giant, spacious bathroom like this, but that’s not going to happen because all of those bathrooms are bigger than your entire house. Sometimes, you’ve just got to work with the space that you’ve got. Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of ideas for your small bathroom that will save space — and still look beautiful.

Last-Minute New Year’s Decor Idea: Hanging Fabric Hoops

Whenever you’re out shopping, especially in boutique stores, do yourself one little favor: look up.
When I’m somewhere new, I’m often paying more attention to things at eye level, and risk missing out on some great decor ideas to bring home with me. So, when I spotted these in a local shop, I thought I’d point them out as a good reminder:
I’m not even sure that the pictures really do this craft much justice, but scout’s honor: in person, it created quite the impression. The strips of fabric had some good sheen to it in various places, and the glittery ribbons … … READ MORE