Posts tagged home decor
Currently Loving: Easels As Home Decor

i got my first easel in high school when i was taking a bunch of painting and art classes, and over ten years later it's still a mainstay in my house. i have a bigger one that i use for actual painting now, but i kept my OG easel because a couple apartments ago i realized what a versatile decor piece it can be. It perfectly it fills out awkward corners, and when an area or vignette needs a little height it's the perfect addition! 

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Decor Files: In Praise of Pennant Flags

as an avid fan of any and all things related to a good gallery wall, i'm always on the lookout for cool new additions to my many vignettes of cool and collected wall art. lately i feel like i keep seeing a resurgence of felt pennant flags everywhere, and i'm COMPLETELY obsessed. one of the reasons i love these as wall art is that there's a certain nostalgia about them, and another reason is that they're incredibly easy to hang (hello renter friendly!). the triangular shapes are cool and help break up a wall full of rectangle frames, plus there are tons of awesome small designers out there making really beautiful and creative pennant designs with all kinds of fun phrases. i honestly cannot stop buying these.

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DIY to Try: 6 Easy Planter Projects

with spring in full swing, i'm diving deeper than ever into my houseplant obsession. i regularly stress dream about my fiddle leaf fig, and i'm not sure if i should be admitting that on the internet but it's true. plants have brightened up my house so much, and they're kind of like tattoos (strangely addicting) so once you start it's tough to stop. since the weather's getting warmer, i'm also getting ready to outfit my balcony with a few new plant adoptions, and i've been on the hunt for some fun, relatively easy ways to DIY some cool planters. luckily, the internet overfloweth with such ideas.

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But First Coffee: 12 Coffee Bars to Copy

some girls grow up pinning pictures of their future wedding dresses, but if pinning was a thing when i was growing up i think i would have pinned coffee bar ideas. well...ok. to be fair, i didn't even drink coffee til i was a senior in high school, but i stand by the fact that i have always felt and still currently feel that the ultimate benchmark of having a truly legit adult household is not a king size bed, or a dining room table, or matching dishes, but a coffee bar. the only thing that could be better than coffee itself (ok nothing can be better, but these bars are on par) is a beautifully organized and incredibly cool designated spot for it.

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Double Duty Design: Surfboard Decor

while i'm definitely not one of those people who thinks every single thing in your house needs to be functional to earn its place there, i do love me some double duty home decor- aka, stuff that looks awesome as decor but also serves another purpose. being a cali girl, i feel like i see surfboards everywhere- and lately i'm loving the way they can make a big design statement in or outside when they're not out on the waves.

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Decor Files: Four Poster Beds Galore

time for another decor files favorite: the four poster bed. i think a four poster bed is without a doubt one of the most glamorous and luxurious investments one could possibly make. maybe it stems back to when i was a little kid (as do most things i'm obsessed with) because i had one and it was the bomb. it didn't have the horizontal bars across the top, but it had these wooden pegs on the top of each of the four posts, and you could take them out, put a sheet over the top, and then shove the pegs back in so the sheet created a canopy type thing. not sure that made any sense whatsoever the way i just described it but trust me, it was awesome. 

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Decor Files: 4 Home Office Essentials

these days, it seems like more and more girbosses are out there starting companies, freelancing, and working from home. i've been a work-from-homer for over ten years, and i can genuinely say that there are things i love and things i hate (like anything else). overall though, i'm really grateful to be able to make my own hours and work in my sweatpants if i want to. one of the things that is incredibly important to me as a gal who works from home is obviously my office, so i wanted to share four home office decor essentials that i've come to realize make all the difference. even if you work outside of your home during the week or part of it, having a space in your house or apartment that can serve as a #getshitdone room or station is totally necessary. 

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Buy or DIY: 8 Jewelry Storage Ideas That Aren't Ugly

in the midst of my new year closet cleanout kick, i've recently found that- like probably every chick ever- i own WAY. TOO. MUCH. JEWELRY. jewelry used to be the thing i'd add to my pile of stuff on the way to the register, because when it's inexpensive it feels pretty harmless. but the thing is- now i have tons of those cardboard multipacks of stud earrings still lying around, and the couple pairs that i didn't like as much as the others are still attached to the cardboard and just sitting there. it's driving me nuts and i decided it's time to control it. not just the earrings- ALL of it.

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DIY To Try: Up Your Pumpkin Game

well guys it's officially October, and that can only mean one thing: everyone's Pinterest feed overfloweth with ridiculously elaborate pumpkin decorating ideas. the last time i checked, decorating pumpkins involved laying down some newspaper, carving out a face that doesn't end up looking much like a face because wielding that knife thing is actually really hard, shoving a candle in it and calling it a day. turns out shit has gotten REAL since my pumpkin carving days- people are going all out.

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Go Bold Or Go Home: Bright Color Sofas We Love

as someone who just got done searching high and low for the right new living room couch, i feel like i've been combing the internet nonstop lately to make absolutely sure we picked the right one. i'll share more on the couch we did pick later (spoiler alert: it's a bright color), but for now let's all take a minute to bask in the glory of those who dare to go bold with their sofa color. i like to think of the bright sofa as the bright colored pair of jeans of the home decor world: at first, it's kinda scary and you're pretty sure it'll go with nothing, and then you get it home and it kind of goes with everything. score.

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Patio Party: Gorgeous Outdoor Living Ideas

with summer in full swing, we're SO ready to open a bottle of rosé and post up in a comfy chair facing the sun. being based in SoCal, it's pretty much outdoor living season all year round, so we're extra obsessed with any and all outdoor decor ideas. it opens up so many fun possibilities when you decide to really treat your outdoor space like an extension of your home, so today I'm rounding up 10 of my favorite patio and balcony setups to inspire your alfresco space.

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10 Ways To Make A Gorgeous Mood Board

nothing amps me up for a new project like a beautifully executed mood board above my work space. i could honestly scroll through #moodboardporn for DAYS. though i'm obviously a huge fan of wasting hours of my life pinning on Pinterest in bed, glass of wine in hand, i'm also a very firm believer in cutting shit out of magazines and making real, live pin boards. i try to switch my real live mood board up a couple times a year whenever i feel like i need a refresh, and i gotta tell you, it's kind of like changing the background pic on your phone or your laptop- simple, pretty quick, yet LIFE CHANGING. all of a sudden i start seeing things from another angle and i'm off to the races with creative vibes and ideas.

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DIY To Try: 6 Phases Of The Moon Projects

well you guys it's officially MAY and that's super exciting. the sun's out, the days are longer, and Justin Timberlake himself even tweeted about it. though i'm personally a huge fan of these sunny days, the star of today's post (awful celestial pun intended) is the MOON. the moon has been having a moment for a really long time, but it's still very much in the spotlight and all over home decor. the geometric lunar shapes are super versatile and look great in a variety of materials, and i don't think they're going away anytime soon. i'm looking for a fun spring DIY project and currently loving these six relatively easy DIY phases of the moon ideas. 

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Put A Pineapple On It: 10 Sweet Decor Finds

pineapples: they're not just for leggings! I think by now you guys know we're pretty major pineapple fanatics here at WTD, and today i'm rounding up 10 of my fave ways to bring this incredibly popular fruit into your home. even though the pineapple vibes have been trending for a good couple years now in the decor world, i don't think they're going away any time soon. on top of being a delicious snack that goes great with various types of booze, something about the pineapple shape just makes a really cool graphic statement. if you're looking to branch out beyond the basic vintage pineapple cocktail shaker (which is awesome, but its just the tip of the iceberg) we've got you covered. so put on those piña colada leggings, make yourself a spicy pineapple marg and get ready to shop your way to a summer-ready space:

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Sign Me Up: Light Up Neon Sign Decor

what is it about a sign that lights up that's so exciting? there must be a multitude of answers, because these things are everywhere right now. i think for me it goes back to when i was a kid and was totally obsessed with building forts. as any skilled, experienced fort-builder knows, creating an awesome ambiance and vibe inside the fort is KEY. remember the little girls' tent fort thing in The Holiday?? yeah, that's what we're going for here. i distinctly remember how i used to try to confiscate our christmas tree lights to line the interior of the fort, and i think the reason light up signs are so cool in homes might be because they cast that same cozy, cool glow over the whole room. basically i want one for every room in the house.

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