Fun Neutrals: 25 Cool Kids’ Bedrooms That Charm with Gorgeous Gray

Stripes in Dove Gray and white for the kids' bedroom

Color and lots of it – this is the path that most parents gravitate towards when they start to plan for a lovely kids’ room. And on most occasions, even the diktat from your little ones will be to fill the room with exciting colors, bold patterns and if possible, an exotic theme as well. But for most parents this is neither a practical nor…

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15 Nature-Inspired Home Office Ideas for a Stress-Free Work Space

Office space with unique shelves that almost mimic trees

Nature does us a lot of good, and when it comes to working in a home office, even the smallest nature-inspired details have been proven to help relieve stress, calm the mind, and provide a range of other mental benefits. Even when there’s no window in sight and you have nothing but a small corner to work with, you can still take inspiration from nature to…

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Style, Texture and Geometric Flair: Szafarnia 2 in Gdansk

Fun way to add geometric pattern to the small living space using felt

A contemporary apartment that is not blessed with too much space and so adopts design solutions that work around this conundrum even as white and gray create a refined ambiance – the story of this apartment in Gdansk, Poland sounds all too familiar. Yet, Szafarnia 2 offers a whole lot more, as it uses geometric pattern and a wall of felt in the living room…

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Frozen Party Decorations for a Festive Winter Fete

Frozen party decorations featured at Kara's Party Ideas

Winter is the perfect time to plan a party with a Frozen theme! This hugely successful Disney film became an instant favorite when it was released in 2013. A sequel is in the works, Frozen fans are more excited than ever about the film’s message, story and style! Perhaps you’re throwing a child’s birthday party, or maybe you simply love the movie and want to add a dash…

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A Perfect Blend: Combining the Playroom and Guestroom in Style

Cool hangout for kids and adults alike in the attic!

We are always on the lookout for ideas that save space and allow you to use a room in more ways than one. Multitasking is pretty much the mantra of the times, and translating it to your home requires just a hint of imagination. One of the combos that is pretty popular among homeowners when it comes to versatile rooms is the mix of the…

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AHZ House in Brazil: Modern Minimalism Encased in Inviting Ambiance

Kitchen and dining area turns the living space next to them into a comfy family zone

A contemporary home defined largely by the principles of minimalism need not be a dull and drab affair with a cold, detached look. Many homeowners tend to believe that a lack of color, the bare minimum in terms of décor, and clean, polished surfaces that fashion an impersonal and sterile environment represent minimalism. But putting the style into perspective in an elegant, cozy and refined…

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Paint the Front Door: 10 Helpful Tips

Bright blue painted front door

If you’re looking into painting (or repainting) the front door, today’s post is for you! We at Decoist are big believers in doing it the right way, but we also love coming across time-saving tips. Is it possible to cut corners when painting the door? Yes. But some corners just shouldn’t be cut. After all, the front door is the entrance to your home. It’s…

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50 Bold and Inventive Dining Rooms with Brick Walls

Exquisite contemporary dining room dazzles with custom banquette, decor and a pinch of greenery

As holiday season festivities start to take center-stage, the forgotten dining room is once again under the spotlight in homes across the world. The arrival of eat-in kitchens, open plan living areas and of course the habit of spending half our lives in front of the television might have taken the sheen off of the formal dining room. But in the season of joy and…

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8 Festive Ways to Hang Stockings When You Don’t Have a Fireplace

Vintage Skis With Stocking Nice Christmas Decorating Ideas

If a tree is the first major decorative piece most people think they need for Christmas, then stockings might just come in second. After all, there’s nothing more heartwarming than watching kids excitedly peek inside them (or alternatively dump them out everywhere) on Christmas morning! But if you’re a homeowner or a renter without a fireplace, picking a place to hang those stockings somewhere that…

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Amazing Renovation of 80s Duplex Building Caters to Chic, Modern Lifestyle

Lovely entrance of the 60s Modern Renovation in Queensland

A cozy upper unit of an 80’s duplex building in Queensland, the 60s Modern Renovation (interesting choice of name indeed!) combines brilliant architectural solutions with the vision of the homeowner to create a fascinating contemporary home. Nestled on the side of the steep hill in Queensland and overlooking the distant Gold Coast skyline and the Pacific Ocean, it is the view on offer that defined…

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Easy Crafts: A DIY Holiday Garland

An easy DIY garland

Happy Holidays! It’s my goal this season to make life a little more simple, affordable and stylish with easy crafts. If you’re in the mindset of simplifying (but doing so with flair), check out my other recent posts on easy gift wrap ideas and red berry centerpieces, both of which celebrate the art of creating beautifully designed holiday statements on a budget. On that note, today’s…

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Brick Beauty: Chic Converted Warehouse Apartment in Shad Thames

Warehouse apartment in Shad Thames with a modern, space-conscious makeover

Converted warehouse apartments are all the rage these days, and in cities like London where every inch of space is an absolute premium, these hubs with industrial backdrops are being quickly turned into lovely, modern homes. A Brick in the Wall is one such delightful masterpiece crafted by Almas Shamsee of Maisha Design. Nestled in the historic riverside neighborhood of Shad Thames, the apartment combines…

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12 Creative Uses of Old Drums Throughout the Home

Large drum coffee table that stands out in a living room

There’s nothing quite like taking an old object and turning it into something new to use somewhere in your home. Old drums are just one of those things. They come in all sorts of different colors and sizes, so finding one that works for your home decor project shouldn’t be all that difficult. And since it’s not exactly typical to see a musical drum in…

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Christmas Eve Ideas for a Festive Gathering

Delicious holiday style in product photography from CB2

Are you hosting a Christmas Eve gathering this year? Or perhaps you’re spending time with a small group of your nearest and dearest and you want to make the night a special one! Chances are gifts will be given and received, so make sure you create a warm, joyful setting for your guests. Below you will find a collection of festive ideas that will take…

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A View to Savor: Sophisticated and Minimal S House Overlooking Lake Starnberg

House S in Munich overlloking Lake Starnberg

Finding innovative ways to craft a contemporary home that makes most of the landscape around it and gives its denizens the very best in terms of a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay is increasingly becoming the preferred choice among homeowners. Nestled in Munich, Germany and overlooking Lake Starnberg and the distant hills, the S House follows precisely this design philosophy. The upper level of the house holds…

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