Unusual Furniture Pieces: From Materials to Shapes

Soda bottle cap chair by BRC Designs

Do you ever get the feeling that everything is starting to look alike? Maybe the bulk of the modern sofas you encounter look a bit too clean-lined and boxy, or the upholstered chairs you see are all covered in neutral tones… You’ll be delighted to know that the featured furnishings in today’s post really break the mold! From a chair crafted of bottle caps to…

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Best Methods for Cleaning Lighting Fixtures

Elegant lighting fixture for the dining room

A clean home is a happy home – or so the old adage goes. For those of us who can’t stand the sight of a coffee ring on a countertop or a speck of pet hair on the sofa, a clean home also translates into personal happiness and a reduced stress level. However, even the most militant of clean freaks often forget one important spot:…

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Compact and Sustainable Port-A-Bach Shipping Container Holiday Home

sustainable holiday home

Upcycling shipping containers seem to be a popular trend these days. Last week we covered 25 amazing and extravagant shipping container homes, this one might have made it to the list, just as well — the Port-A-Bach Holiday Home was assembled and built in Hangzhou, China, and then made its way to New Zealand, where it opened up into a wonderful and charming little house…

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25 Glass Shower Doors for a Truly Modern Bath

Imaginative transluscent glass enclosure creates a vibrant look in cool blue for the kids' bathroom

Designing a home can be a difficult task in itself, not just for those who are not trained specifically for the job, but also for architects and designers themselves and it is often the abundance of choices that leaves us confused and at times overwhelmed. While we pay plenty of attention to the design of both the living room and the bedrooms, bathrooms are quickly…

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8 Cool DIY Lampshade Designs

DIY french script lampshade

Most would agree that the right lamp can add the finishing touches to any room, but can be hard to find, expensive at times, and not exactly up to our standards at other times. There are enough woes that can come with decorating a home and it can certainly become very expensive. Luckily we live in a time where DIY projects are becoming more popular…

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How to Throw a Valentine’s Day Party

valentines day party inspiration

Planning a Valentine’s Day party? Today we challenge the notion that all Valentine’s Day gatherings must feature a perfectly arranged combination of pink and red decor. While some people stress about filling a party table with embellished treats in matching hues, take note that there are other ways to pull off a great event. Two strategies to consider: Go for the unexpected and go for the…

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Inspiring Built-in Bookshelves For More Functional Storage

Modern reading room with built-in shelves

Apart from using bookshelves as storage for your books, they also serve the purpose of being a display space for most of your home’s accessories. With the built-in bookshelves however, you get more functional storage space than you ever bargained for. While they are designed for storing books and other items like photos, décor items, plants and crafts which can be placed at the top…

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Sophisticated Asian Apartment With Neutral Colors and Minimalist Furniture

minimalist bright apartment

It is obviously not the easiest task in the world to design a sleek and stylish contemporary house that cuts out on the unnecessary and yet looks vibrant and lavish at the same time. Crafted by WCH Interior, this cool Asian apartments attempts to achieve exactly that and it seems to do so in a ‘laidback’ fashion as neutral tones and natural hues are incorporated…

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Stunning Bathtubs for Two

Romantic tub for two

There’s nothing more decadent than a tub for two! Bathing is a relaxing, rejuvenating activity. Why not enjoy it with the one you love? Today’s featured two-seater contemporary bathtubs defy expectation. Innovative design combines with well-planned function to create a work of art for the powder room. Tubs for two come in a variety of shapes, from oval and rectangle to more unusual forms, several…

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14 DIY Decorating Tips Using Upcycling Techniques

Empty wine bottles uses as a light display

Upcycling is a fun way to turn items that have lost their usefulness into something of great use once again, perhaps even into better use this time! There are so many possibilities when it comes to upcycling, and I think you’ll be surprised at what you find yourself creating with what you have dubbed to useless or junk. Without further ado, let’s delve deeper into the world of DIY…

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