This weekend, take your DIY skills beyond the craft room into your living room! Always on the lookout for new ways to spruce up our space, we found homemade projects that will freshen up your digs in no time. Whether you're looking to fill your walls with art or add a few custom pillows, let your creativity roll with it. Even if your living room isn't due for a little something new, these projects can be easily adapted to any space. So what are you waiting for? Check out the 24 options that leave those daunting DIY rumors behind.
Designed in 1968 by Italian architect and designer Roberto Menghi, the Globo di Luce Pendant ($1,355) is as captivating as it was 40 years ago. Blown glass defines the globe's shape, a transparent cable gives it the appearance of floating mid air, and its copper finish gives off a rich, warm light. It's practically solar. Unfortunately, its price tag is out of this world (for most) as well. Luckily, there's a more affordable alternative that's equally spellbinding. To see it, read more
Most people complain that they don't have enough room in their house for all their fill-in-the-blank: artwork, magazines, furniture, books, or various junk. Beyond making use of consignment shops and Salvation Army, here are five quick decorative solutions to help you create more space and order in your house.
Today marks Oprah's 59th birthday, and although we aren't celebrating personally with the TV maven, we're honoring Oprah's special day with a few of her favorite things. As one who shares the latest and greatest, Oprah always fills her famous list with accents that incorporate the best of both function and style. We expect nothing less, Oprah, and you never disappoint. Happy birthday!
Nothing beats a cozy, stylish reading chair — except a cozy, stylish reading chair paired with the perfect lamp. The two go hand in hand, so we've put together six creative chair-and-lamp combinations in a variety of styles to help you find your winning match. Planning to snuggle up and dive into some new reads for 2013? Check out these fresh, contemporary pairings for your favorite reading nook!
With a $7,662 price tag and a delivery wait of up to three months, it may not be the most accessible coffee table, but it's one of the coolest.
The ultimate conversational piece, Duffy London's gravity-defying, smile-inducing Up Coffee Table is also a collector's item, with a limited edition of just 20. Handcrafted in the UK, it's made from toughened glass, steel rods, and metal resin composite, providing a much sturdier structure than you might think at first glance. Still, we don't think this is the type of tabletop you'd want to dance on – tempting as that may be.
The truth is everyone needs a little help organizing from time to time. If rearranging your living space is one of your plans for the New Year, try a few of these strategies that will up your storage and maximize your space. We know it might seem like a daunting task, so that's why we've broken up these tips room by room. Start with baby steps, and you'll soon be on your way to a full-blown home makeover.
Given the choice, we would spend all of our time on the couch, eating bonbons. Living rooms are naturally inviting places, where the public part of the house meets the private, and we love every style, from modern to classic to rustic. Take a trip down memory lane and visit our favorites of 2012.
Sectionals may get a bad rap for being bulky and a bit frumpy, but we're convinced that the right sectional can create a polished and inviting atmosphere. From leather to tufted fabric, traditional to sleek, we're highlighting five of our favorite styles from around the web.
With floor-to-ceiling windows and a breathtaking view, designer Neal Beckstedt found a way to create a space that is just as sleek as the Manhattan skyline that frames it. The neutral color palette of midcentury furniture mixed with textured accents perfectly complements rather than competes with the room's breathtaking views. Inspired by Beckstedt's luxe design, you can get a look similar to this Upper East Side pad with minimalistic pieces and a few key accessories — with or without the New York skyline.