home hacks

15 Affordable Mirrors That Will Instantly Brighten Up Your Space

Mirrors aren't just for touchups. They're actually a really important design element that can absolutely transform a space. And even if you're looking for the best affordable mirrors, you luckily don't have to compromise on personal taste. Making a…
By Eva Taylor Grant

15 Small Statement Pieces Your Space Needs ASAP

The search for small, affordable changes that transform a space seems to be endless. But if you're looking for creative decor ideas, the idea of trinkets might be polarizing. Whether you're obsessed with collecting decorative elements, or only…
By Eva Taylor Grant

9 Items You Can Get At Wayfair For Under $30 That Will Totally Transform Your Apartment

You don't need a ton of money to make your space look better. Luckily, it's the era of amazing home goods websites, and online shops like Wayfair are a great place to go if you're looking to transform your space on a budget. And to make things even…
By Eva Taylor Grant

13 Ways You’re Actually Making Your Space Looker Smaller

Housing is expensive. So it totally makes sense that young people are living in tight quarters. But if you're curious how to open up your space without upsetting your landlord by knocking down a wall, it can be helpful to know some design principles…
By Eva Taylor Grant

5 Ways To Make Your House Plants Love You Back, According To These Instagram Faves

Hi! We’re Erin Harding and Morgan Doane, two plant obsessives who run online community House Plant Club, where people around the world share their plants with each other using the hashtag #houseplantclub. We knew each other at first only as our…
By Morgan Doane & Erin Harding

15 Products From MUJI Under $30 That Will Make You Feel Organized AF

If you've ever walked into a MUJI store, then you've seen firsthand the majestic minimalism, the effortless organization, and the streamlined aesthetic that screams, "simple, sturdy, and handmade." And if you haven't, welcome to this post: You're…
By Kristin Magaldi

These Embroidered Towels Will Totally Transform Your Bathroom Space

Transforming your bathroom can seem like a pretty big job. Sometimes, though, you don't need to spend a lot on fancy fixtures or a new paint job — all you need is just a few extra items to spruce things up. The right small items can make your…
By Jessica Booth

I Finally Started Living On My Own & TBH, It's Been Pretty Brutal

Screams; screams of stress, screams of joy, screams of surprise. A lot of screams. Let me tell you what a hectic, cray AF emotional rollercoaster finally moving into my own place for the first time has been like. Formerly living in a big city, in…
By Aoife Hanna

7 Mental Tricks To Help You Stop Losing Your Stuff All The Time

We all lose things occasionally. From typical things like car keys to slightly more puzzling items like left-hand boots (seriously, I haven't found that boot since 2009), asking yourself why you're constantly losing things is exceedingly common.…
By JR Thorpe

7 Hacks To Keep Fruit Flies Out Of Your Apartment

While fresh fruit is a welcome addition to anyone’s kitchen, those horrible little fruit flies that sometimes hitch a ride on your bananas? Not so much. If you’re at a loss as to how to get rid of those darn, diminutive things, you’re not alone —…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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,…
By Lara Rutherford-Morrison