home hacks

Twitter Thinks It Has The Solange Knowles x Ikea Collaboration Sussed & LOL

Ikea seems to be everyone’s new favourite collaborative partner, and to be honest, that doesn't surprise me. What does surprise however is who the brand’s latest partnership deal is with. Seriously, nobody saw this one coming, but it turns out Solang…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Powerful Oscillating Fans Will Keep You Cool All Summer Long

Hot days and stuffy rooms can be torture, and a central air conditioning unit isn't always a realistic or affordable solution. That's where the best oscillating fans step in and step up to create a comfortable environment no matter how hot or humid i…
By Lisa Fogarty

I Tried Brooklinen's New Towel Collection & I Have Never Been More Excited About Towels

I am the child of financially sensible Polish and German parents, sturdy people who know when to splurge and when to save. When it comes to everyday home goods, my instinct was always to save — until, of course, I tried Brooklinen sheets for the very…
By Amanda Richards

7 Things Younger Millennials Have In Their Apartments That Older Millennials Don't

If you're a millennial, you know there's a huge difference between older millennials and younger millennials: older millennials may be established in their careers, getting married, and having kids, while younger millennials are only just starting to…
By JR Thorpe

14 Millennial Pink Things From IKEA You Won’t Be Able To Resist Buying

As I write this, I'm sitting on a millennial pink claw-foot chair on loan to me from my grandmother, drinking coffee out of a millennial pink mug, with a palo santo stick burning on a millennial pink ceramic dish on my side table. Suffice to say I'm …
By Melanie Mignucci

13 Easy Ways To Instantly Make Your Apartment Feel More Grown Up

When you move into your first apartment, or decorate your freshmen year dorm room, it can feel "done" the moment you tape a poster to the wall. But as you get older, and your tastes start to change, you might start looking for ways to make your apart…
By Carolyn Steber

Feeling Stressed? Try Color Coding Your Stuff

You've probably seen it on Instagram already: impeccably decorated homes where the colors blend perfectly. Decorating based on color has experienced a resurgence as of late; and it turns out it's not just pretty to look at. Additionally to be visuall…
By Megan Grant

8 Quick & Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Place

I won’t lie: Every single time I walk into the home goods section of an Anthropologie store, my immediate, incredibly visceral gut reaction is always, “PLEASE CAN I LIVE HERE? K THANKS BYE.” I am also always momentarily devastated when I remember tha…
By Lucia Peters

Creative Gifts To Give Your Mom On Mother's Day

Mother's Day is May 14, 2017 — aka, it's coming up. I know that selecting the perfect gift can be a lot of pressure — because what can compare with the gifts she has given you — but trust me, it is possible. The best moms bestow us with wisdom, love,…
By Brandi Neal

Shower Plants Are Blowing Up Pinterest Feeds

Is your bathroom looking boring and sad? Add some foliage! Shower plants are trending on Pinterest right now, with an increase in pins of 302 percent this year, and it’s easy to see why. Images of bathrooms with plants on the shelves, windowsills, or…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Spring Cleaning Hacks That Aren't What You Expect

This time of the year is all about warm weather, sunshine, and — you guessed it — spring cleaning. Luckily, you can mentally prepare yourself with spring cleaning hacks if you are not the biggest fan of this yearly chore. These tips are not about the…
By Kirsten Nunez

DIY Easter Decor Projects For The Sweetest Spring

There is something so refreshing about the spring season.And if you love to celebrate with creativity, springtime also calls for DIY Easter decor projects. From flowers and greenery to rabbits and chicks, this holiday is something special. It is a se…
By Kirsten Nunez

Not Taking Off Your Shoes At The Door Can Affect Your Health

Either you grew up in a "take your shoes off the moment you enter this household, youths!" kind of home, or an "anything goes" one — there was really no in between. As it turns out, though, the houses with the line of shoes organized at the doorway m…
By Emma Lord

This Crying Unicorn Candle is Relatable AF

Do you appreciate whimsy and beauty but are also filled with constant existential dread? Then, this crying unicorn candle will likely speak to you on an emotional level. You have Firebox to thank for the Crying Unicorn Candle. According to the websit…
By Mia Mercado

Floral DIY Projects That Are Perfect For Spring

After a long and grueling winter, the spring season is finally here. It doubles as the perfect time to dive into DIY floral projects, because what’s spring without some flowers? Plus, taking the crafty route lets you invite the new season into your h…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Collaboration Is The DIY Line Of Your Dreams

Whenever I go back home for a weekend, my local Target is a must stop to pick up everything I've missed and anything that looks fun — I just love walking through the aisles. Recently, a location opened in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, giving …
By Sarah Fielding

10 Amazing Home Cleaning Products For Germaphobes

Since I spend a lot of time traveling, I often worry about all of the germs I end up tracking into my house after a trip. As a result, I took some time looking into home cleaning and hygiene products for germaphobes. After all, home is where the hear…
By Taylor Fuller

7 Ways To Keep Your Home Library In Check

All book-lovers have had a book buying problem at some point or another. We just cannot help filling our homes with books, which are always pretty to look at and a joy to keep close. But sometimes you have to learn to let go of the books you love for…
By Kerri Jarema

How To Create The Rainbow Bookshelf Of Your Dreams

There are many lovely ways to organize a bookshelf, but the rainbow shelf is one of the most aesthetically pleasing. Sure, you may want to arrange your books by genre, or author, or alphabetically by title. I have a system where my favorite books ear…
By Julia Seales

Mardi Gras DIY Projects To Celebrate The Day

Every holiday deserves some sort of crafty celebration. And now that it is time to wrap up Carnival season, Mardi Gras DIY projects are probably on your radar. Think feathers, glitter, and lots of confetti. (Basically, a whole lot of fun.) Top it off…
By Kirsten Nunez