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Gather: Cozy Things with Tassels, Textures, and Trims  

  Hey friends! I hope you’ve been well and enjoying the first week of October. I’ve been giving myself time to enjoy all the things I love about fall, like grabbing a cozy blanket and curling up on our daybed in the evenings with a cup of tea! I had a few comments recently from […] This article Gather: Cozy Things with Tassels, Textures, and Trims is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all righ...

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2018-10-08 10:00:08



3 Cozy Fall Activities for the Homebody  

“Autumn is a season to reflect on the life we’ve always dreamed of. Do we have to have the perfect life or dream home to be content right now? Of course not…All we need is right in front of us. Contentment comes when we embrace the life we can create right now in an authentic, […] This article 3 Cozy Fall Activities for the Homebody is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved. ...

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2018-10-03 10:00:21



14 Simple Fall Decorating Ideas  

Who has been puttering or fall nesting around their house? I started to and then had a couple of unexpected deadlines I had to attend to this week. Oh, and then the sun was SO WARM and inviting yesterday I got off track to spend some time outside! It’s nice to get in some good […] This article 14 Simple Fall Decorating Ideas is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-09-29 02:48:42



Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!  

Fall home refresh –  sponsored by World Market I couldn’t be more excited about the beginning of fall! The weather was gorgeous in Seattle yesterday, so it was fun to be outside and see the leaves already turning! But home is where my heart is, so here are five of my favorite fall home refresh tips […] This article Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2...

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2018-09-24 04:01:08



Transform Your Bedroom into a Cozy Retreat  

Yesterday morning as I got out of bed and started heading into the kitchen, I realized it was quite chilly in the house. Hello, fall? Is that you? That realization might come as a shock to those of you still experiencing summer temperatures. While it’s getting chillier, I haven’t yet turned our heat on (even […] This article Transform Your Bedroom into a Cozy Retreat is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009...

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2018-09-22 03:19:55



Simple Ways to Create a Welcoming Fall Porch  

Whether you love decorating with ALL the pumpkins or not, fall is on its way. I know some people LOVE decorating their porches for every season and honestly, I love it when they do. It’s so fun to drive through a neighborhood and see the festive porches. It’s fun to come home to a porch […] This article Simple Ways to Create a Welcoming Fall Porch is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights re...

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2018-09-20 07:47:24



Fall Puttering  

Hey friends! This week I’m making time for something I love to do. (I hope will, too.) I call it puttering, perhaps you call it something else? Puttering is to occupy yourself in an unhurried pleasant manner on a number of small tasks, while not concentrating on anything particular. I mean, is puttering not the […] This article Fall Puttering is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved. ...

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2018-09-18 04:28:29



Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines  

I woke up yesterday morning to a definite chill in the air! I loved it and wore a sweater and boots because I could. One of my favorite things is enjoying cozy fall mornings. I realized this week that I haven’t quite got in my daily fall rhythm, so my mornings aren’t as cozy as I […] This article Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-09-13 07:45:06



Embrace Your Style (and adapt as needed!)  

A home is the most inviting to us when it appeals to our senses and makes sense for how we live. The textures, warmth and sense of joy we bring to our own home impacts her our style. The combination of unique elements we use is how we make it feel more cozy, inviting and comforting […] This article Embrace Your Style (and adapt as needed!) is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-09-12 07:03:39



My Fall House Tour  

Hello, friends! As always, I’m so glad you’re here. Not only am I inviting you in to my little house for a fall tour, but today you’ll get to visit FIVE other blogger friends who are on the tour with me! So fun, yes?   You’ll find their links below. Our Fifth House Lolly Jane  The Handmade […] This article My Fall House Tour is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved....

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2018-09-10 09:12:53



How to Decorate a Coffee Table in Any Season  

If you want a simple, fool-proof way to decorate your coffee table this fall, here’s an easy formula I shared in my book The Inspired Room! Tray + Books + Plant + Decorative Object You can use it to personalize your coffee table in any season. Gather a variety of seasonal elements, textures and colors […] This article How to Decorate a Coffee Table in Any Season is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all ...

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2018-09-07 05:53:21



Cozying Up The House with Shutters  

There are so many ways to add layers of coziness to your home this fall, but one of the most impactful ideas that comes to my mind is to install window treatments. If you live in an old or drafty house, covering your windows will save money make your space feel so much warmer. It’s […] This article Cozying Up The House with Shutters is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-09-06 05:16:20



20 Little Things to Love about Fall  

What would inspire you to live your very best life this fall? Maybe make a ‘little things to love about fall list.’ What’s on it just might change the course of the season. If you were to make a list, what fall memories, activities or important traditions would you want to be on it? In 2008, […] This article 20 Little Things to Love about Fall is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights...

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2018-09-05 03:59:13



Fall Nesting Series: An Autumn Mindset  

Hello, dear friends! And happy nearly-FALLLLLLLLL!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS! I’m so happy you’re here. Welcome to my annual FALL NESTING SERIES. In case you couldn’t guess, fall is MY FAVORITE time of year! Doesn’t the first day after Labor day just feel like fall to you? Well, even if it doesn’t feel like fall where […] This article Fall Nesting Series: An Autumn Mindset is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyr

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2018-09-04 07:06:48



The Ultimate Fall Doormats Round Up  

Hey There Pumpkin Doormat Hey friends! Today (dare I say it?) it felt like fall here in Seattle! Fall as in…I wore a sweater and boots. Since we are just days away from our annual Fall Nesting, I thought we’d get a little jump start with fall doormats. Y’all know how much I love this […] This article The Ultimate Fall Doormats Round Up is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved...

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2018-08-26 20:59:02



My white slipcovered couch is here!  

Remember when I told you I had ordered a new slipcovered couch? Well, it arrived yesterday! HOORAY! This is just a first look, but I promise I’ll be back with more. (If you notice the glow in my photos across the floor and rug, our Seattle sky was full of smoke from wildfires and the […] This article My white slipcovered couch is here! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-08-21 03:31:55



Newport + Oregon Coast {Out to See}  

Hey friends! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done an “out to see” post (a travel series I named as a play on my childhood love of what I called “going out to sea” on the canal in my grandparents backyard off the Puget Sound!) I’ll link to some of the other ‘Out to See’ […] This article Newport + Oregon Coast {Out to See} is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-20...

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2018-08-14 09:49:56



Peace of Mind + Home Security + Giveaway  

Now that we are finally finishing up all of the outdoor projects we started, we’re feeling so good about how far we’ve come! One of the primary motivations we had for the outdoor projects was simply to increase the comfort and safety of our family and pups. Design work is inspiring, but if your home […] This article Peace of Mind + Home Security + Giveaway is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all ...

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2018-08-08 04:35:57



Dream House  

Great Neighborhood Homes Even though I am so happy and content with our home, I’m still a dreamer and dream-house lover. You can’t get that house-lover out of me, it’s just part of who I am. I don’t know if we’ll ever move, but isn’t it fun to dream a little bit? Even if you […] This article Dream House is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-08-07 06:36:38



Small Space Home Office Makeover  

This post is in partnership with World Market Hi, friends! Kylee here to update you on my brand new home office! My husband and I both work from home a couple days per week, so we are VERY excited to finally have a dedicated workspace we really love. For years, this small room in our Seattle […] This article Small Space Home Office Makeover is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-08-06 06:25:35



How to Paint Your Concrete Steps or Porch  

I've received a lot of questions about the color on our concrete patio, so I thought it was about time I finally do a post to answer questions and give you some details on how to do it yourself! A few years back when we started this whole side yard project, we decided we wanted […] This article How to Paint Your Concrete Steps or Porch is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-07-31 09:07:29



White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room Inspiration  

Lauren Peelman on Instagram  Now that we are almost into August (can you believe it?), I’m counting the days until my new white couch arrives (if you missed the post where I talked about the new slipcovered couch, you can find it here). It is supposed to be delivered around the third week of the […] This article White (+ Neutral) Couch in a Room Inspiration is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all righ...

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2018-07-30 01:52:23



Where to Buy Cute Kitchen Towels  

Check out my kitchen towel shop HERE! Awhile back someone commented on an Instagram photo and said she loves looking for the cute kitchen towels in my photos! Kind of like a “where’s Waldo” but for home decor lovers LOLOL. She wondered where I got mine, and that made me realize I’ve been holding out on […] This article Where to Buy Cute Kitchen Towels is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-20...

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2018-07-25 03:56:07



Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration  

Designer and images featured in this post – Bria Hammel Interiors As much as I forever love all things fall and cozy, I often feel a pull towards a happy, tasteful but youthful, fresh style. I probably feel that way more often in the summer, it’s hard not to! But I think it really makes […] This article Fresh & Happy Style Inspiration is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved. ...

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2018-07-17 09:58:50



Our New Trex Deck Reveal: Before & After  

This deck project is in partnership with Trex and Lowe's  Welcome to our backyard and the reveal of our brand new Trex deck! The day has finally arrived. It’s not every day that I get to share such a big project reveal, I’m so excited you’re here for the VIRTUAL DECK REVEAL PARTY (and thanks for […] This article Our New Trex Deck Reveal: Before & After is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009...

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2018-07-11 10:34:23



The Inspired Room  

Voted Readers' Favorite Top Decorating Blog Better Homes and Gardens, Decorating Ideas, How to Organize, How to Decorate, Interior Design Blog

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2018-07-11 09:40:10



I ordered a new white slipcovered couch!  

Okay, y’all. Yesterday I did a thing. After years of thinking about it and weighing allll my options, I finally ordered a white slipcovered couch (or a sofa, or a davenport haha, whatever you like to call it!) for my living room. Eeek! Why was buying a couch so scary? Or maybe it’s just me. […] This article I ordered a new white slipcovered couch! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights re...

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2018-07-11 03:02:26



Summer House  

When our kids were young, we had a family beach house on the Oregon coast where we would often spend weekends and holidays. While we no longer have our own vacation house to go stay at, on the bright side now we get to live every day in a house that overlooks the sea. Coming home […] This article Summer House is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-07-11 01:01:53



I ordered a new white slipcovered couch!  

Okay, y’all. Yesterday I did a thing. After years of thinking about it and weighing allll my options, I finally ordered a white slipcovered couch (or a sofa, or a davenport haha, whatever you like to call it!) for my living room. Eeek! Why was buying a couch so scary? Or maybe it’s just me. […] This article I ordered a new white slipcovered couch! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights re...

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2018-07-09 05:29:22



Summer House  

When our kids were young, we had a family beach house on the Oregon coast where we would often spend weekends and holidays. While we no longer have our own vacation house to go stay at, on the bright side now we get to live every day in a house that overlooks the sea. Coming home […] This article Summer House is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-07-02 20:38:18



How to Organize a Small Kitchen  

Who loves organizing? Or maybe a better question, who loves an organized space? I‘ve promised y’all for awhile that I would open up more of our cabinets and drawers to show you inside. So today I’ll be sharing Before & Afters of four areas in my kitchen that weren’t working for us along with the […] This article How to Organize a Small Kitchen is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, a...

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2018-06-29 09:04:06



Gateless in Seattle + Growing Gardens  

I‘ve always been quite inspired by gates. They aren’t just a way to keep unwanted visitors out or beloved pets in, the right gate can feel like a special invitation to enter a secret magical garden. You know what I mean? As far as I’m concerned, a gate doesn’t even have to be fancy (but […] This article Gateless in Seattle + Growing Gardens is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all righ...

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2018-06-26 08:58:59



Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale  

Coffee Table – Indoor Furniture Blowout Sale This post is sponsored by World Market. Hello there! Kylee here! It’s been awhile since I stopped by to chat about my Seattle townhouse, so I thought I’d say hi and let you know I’m still here. :) We bought our townhouse four years ago now. While we […] This article Seattle Townhouse Changes + Coffee Table + Furniture Sale is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright

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2018-06-19 06:39:59



Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek  

This deck project is in partnership with Trex and Lowe’s Our backyard was a big selling point for us in buying our home three years ago, so we were so thrilled to finally be creating an inviting deck where we could gather with friends and family to really enjoy it! If you aren’t familiar with […] This article Trex Deck Building Progress and Sneak Peek is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all right...

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2018-06-13 12:43:44



Going Home to Portland + a Drive By  

This weekend we took a quick road trip to Portland (specifically, my home town of Lake Oswego) to be at my nephew’s high school graduation party and my niece’s voice recital. While my husband doesn’t seem to miss Portland very much, every time I go back I feel homesick. It was where I spent so […] This article Going Home to Portland + a Drive By is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all right...

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2018-06-12 05:12:45



Designing and Shopping for our Trex Deck  

 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 This deck project is in partnership with Trex and Lowe’s  For the past couple of years I’ve been dreaming up the details of how our entire side and backyard would eventually come […] This article Designing and Shopping for our Trex Deck is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-06-07 05:03:56



Getting our side patio ready for summer + $500 Gift Card Giveaway  

This giveaway post is sponsored by Arhaus Iknew this little area had the potential to be our favorite outdoor spot to sip morning coffee or to watch the sun go down. But as I mentioned in my last post, we’ve had all kinds of drama, delays and “situations” while trying to get this space completed […] This article Getting our side patio ready for summer + $500 Gift Card Giveaway is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyri

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2018-06-01 08:47:02



Exterior: New Deck & Patio Projects: Part Two  

Greetings! I had to laugh at this sign I walked by yesterday. Sometimes I feel like everything we do revolves around providing the ultimate comfort of our dogs. Weird, but true. Hahah. Our side patio and backyard projects are no exception, a big reason we even got started on our projects was for the dogs. […] This article Exterior: New Deck & Patio Projects: Part Two is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, ...

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2018-05-31 08:08:38



Our Painted Brick Exterior + Backyard Projects: Part One  

Greetings, friends! I’ve been wanting to get back to talking about our exterior and patio projects for such a long time. Good news, though, we’re finally nearing the “finish line!” That’s not to say I’ve done everything I want to do yet, that would take a few more years! But we’re just about to be […] This article Our Painted Brick Exterior + Backyard Projects: Part One is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a vi

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2018-05-30 11:50:27



Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents  

“Being in a garden is very relaxing and peaceful as plants are restorative to our health and emotions.” I was sharing some images of my lilacs on my Instagram stories the other day and I learned something new. Some parts of the country don’t have lilacs! WHA? How sad would it be deprived of these luscious […] This article Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009...

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2018-05-23 09:10:44



Life Lately: Hanging Around The House  

Happy Monday, friends! Hope y’all had a great weekend. We were on the go quite a bit, running around town, having family time, visiting with friends (I even got to catch up with my friend Kate from Centstational Style!), and doing some more winter clean up and spring planting in our yard. I thought today I […] This article Life Lately: Hanging Around The House is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all r...

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2018-05-21 04:36:17



Inspired By: Fresh Spring Decorating  

Country Living – Kelley and Co. I‘ve been so happy to have practically summer weather here lately. Is is sunny where you are? The warmer weather has been inspiring me to lighten and freshen up my decor for this season (well, and to be ready for summer which is coming up so quickly!). You know […] This article Inspired By: Fresh Spring Decorating is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights rese...

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2018-05-16 05:31:25



New Backyard Garden Areas!  

Do you love working outside in the spring as much as I do? You’ve probably heard me say this, but I have so much fun creating special little areas within our yard that I can enjoy in spring and summer. It’s more manageable for me to focus on progress in small areas, as well as […] This article New Backyard Garden Areas! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-05-15 05:04:06



Drive By: Madison Park in Seattle  

Hey friends and happy day after Mother’s Day! After a long season of book writing and other things that have kept me especially busy this year, I have given myself permission to just slow down and rejuvenate a bit. It’s not the same as taking a real vacation (although I’d love to do that, too!), […] This article Drive By: Madison Park in Seattle is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all right...

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2018-05-14 02:58:38



A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!  

Ever since she moved in to her new place last year, my daughter Courtney and I had been talking about how cute and organized her laundry area could be with a few accessories. While her laundry “room” is actually just a small closet with louvered doors, she’s very lucky to have her own washer and […] This article A Cute & Organized ‘Laundry Room’ in a Closet! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyrigh

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2018-05-07 06:54:18



Mirrored Closet Doors  

Happy Monday, friends! When I shared my master bedroom makeover a couple of weeks ago I had quite a few questions about whether or not we still had our mirrored closet doors! Yep, we sure do! I snapped a couple of cell phone pics for you last night so you could see that they are […] This article Mirrored Closet Doors is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-04-30 10:29:55



Preparing the Backyard for Sunny Days!  

Who is looking forward to nice weather? Me! Me! (jumping up and down). I’ve seen SNOW in some yards around the country lately, so I really have nothing to complain about. We’ve already had some sun, but don’t be jealous, just live vicariously :). This post is in partnership with T.J.Maxx  When the sun emerges, I […] This article Preparing the Backyard for Sunny Days! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law....

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2018-04-26 14:12:52



Delighting in Decorating + Spring Mug Rack  

  When I put away the clean dishes after our brunch last weekend, I hung some of our new blue coffee cups on our mug rack. It made me so happy to see how springy the rack looked with this particular mix of mugs! It’s such a small thing, but isn’t finding a bit of […] This article Delighting in Decorating + Spring Mug Rack is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved.

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2018-04-25 09:36:59



Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch  

This post is in partnership with World Market Can you believe Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away? What do you have planned? My family loves to make breakfast together, so we quite often make plans to host a brunch during the holidays. We had a family brunch on Easter and we’ll be […] This article Dining Room + Mother’s Day Brunch is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reser...

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2018-04-24 01:15:06



24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home  

  Hello! Is this thing on? Hi, friends! Remember me? I’ve missed you! All is well here and around our house. I’ve been a little MIA (well, a lot MIA) here while I was juggling several projects that all were due in the same few week period of time. Crazy times. Besides the big blog […] This article 24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright law. © 2009-2013, all rights reserved. ...

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2018-04-23 03:35:14



9 Products You'll Love If You Totally Hate Cleaning  

Nothing spoils a lazy Saturday like a list full of chores. The only way to avoid a weekend cleaning spree is to space out the work and tidy up throughout the week. Although the prospect of cleaning every day may be too much for the cleaning-averse to bear, the right cleaning tools can lighten the load. More than that, these clever products could actually make cleaning fun.

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2018-04-14 09:39:04



9 Bold Rooms that Will Make You Rethink Black Paint  

Not so long ago, many homeowners steered clear of black paint, considering it too heavy and overpowering. But the dark shade has recently become a go-to interior design choice, popping up everywhere from living room mantels to kitchen cabinets to bathroom walls. Intrigued? Check out these 9 boldly black rooms, which may inspire you to pick up a paintbrush.

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2018-04-14 07:24:08



What's the Difference? Concrete vs. Asphalt Driveways  

If you've had enough of the ruts, cracks, and stains of your current driveway and are considering installing a new on...

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2018-04-13 18:47:25



From Bridges to Stadiums: 13 U.S. Icons That Are Falling Apart  

America is a veritable treasure trove of famous bridges, lighthouses, stadiums, and other architectural wonders that are as historically and culturally significant as they are artful. Yet the triple threats of vandalism, neglect, and harsh weather have reduced some of these stalwart structures to crumbling ruins. Here's a selection of great American landmarks that have, for various reasons, lost their looks yet retained their importance.

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2018-04-13 13:47:11



Buyer's Guide: Electric Mowers  

If you're ready to upgrade to a new lawn mower but aren't sure you want a traditional gas-powered model, consider goi...

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2018-04-13 11:05:49



The Best Jewelry Cleaners to Make Your Accessories Sparkle  

Polish is a girl's best friend.

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2018-04-13 02:48:50



3 Key Steps to a Concrete Floor Refresh  

Concrete is one of the most durable construction materials around, but the characteristic dull gray of a concrete sla...

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2018-04-12 20:22:57



Such Great Heights: 15 Homes Built on the Top of the World  

Looking to escape the commotion of city streets without going off the grid? Get inspired by these lofty lodgings, whose eye-popping elevation provides a taste of the high life.

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2018-04-12 16:59:47



The Best Toilet Bowl Cleaners to Speed Up This Nasty Chore  

We've even got a solution for those less-than-pleasant odors.

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2018-04-11 18:38:41



12 Plants That Will Make Your Garden Smell Great  

Love the sweet smell of spring? Infuse your garden with these 12 fragrant flowers, and you'll be greeted with beguiling aromas whenever you leave the house.

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2018-04-11 04:40:50



15 Things That Will Bring Good Luck to Your Home  

You may want to consider repainting your door after reading this!

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2018-04-11 04:21:11



6 Types of Shingles to Consider, and the Pros and Cons of Each  

Looking at replacing your roof sometime soon? One of the first decisions you'll need to reach is choice in design. In...

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2018-04-11 01:59:42



The 8 Best Plants for Your Bedroom, and Why  

Houseplants are more than just decorative accents. These natural household helpers reduce carbon dioxide and dust levels, and look great while doing it. But did you know that the mere presence of certain plants in your bedroom can actually help you sleep better? Just pick one or two of the sleep-promoting candidates that follow, and see if a little bit of greenery by your bedside will give you a more restful night.

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2018-04-11 01:50:13



50 Products For Quick Fixes Around the House  

As any homeowner knows, no one can prepare you for the burden that comes from realizing that every creak, crack, scratch, and clog in your house is something that you and you alone will need to fix (or pay someone else to fix). If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, take a look at this list for clever little products that promise to resolve myriad problems around the house.

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2018-04-11 01:49:51



Solved! What to Do About a Leaky Refrigerator  

Q: There's a small daily puddle on my kitchen floor that seems to be coming from my refrigerator—not from anything in...

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2018-04-11 01:24:35



7 Health Hazards Lurking in Your Basement  

Basements were once used solely as utility rooms that housed furnaces, laundry areas, and overflow storage for seasonal items, tools, and sometimes even root vegetables. Today, with the high cost of above-grade living space, many homeowners choose to finish parts of their basements to serve as living areas. While this is a great way to gain more space, if characteristic basement problems aren't resolved first, occupants of these finished spaces may be exposed to a higher risk of some health prob

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2018-04-11 01:07:52



How To: Cut Pavers  

Pavers—be they brick, stone, or concrete—are a pleasing alternative to large expanses of plain concrete, adding visua...

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2018-04-11 01:04:02



How To: Remove Grout Haze  

If you notice a cloudiness suddenly appear across your tiled surfaces only days after a bathroom renovation, it's pro...

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2018-04-07 04:14:37



10 Reasons You Don't Need a Green Thumb to Have a Beautiful Garden  

Even without the perfect growing conditions or abundant acreage, you can create a wow-worthy landscape. In fact, the surprising secret to success isn't actually green—it's gray. While keeping plants alive and forcing buds can take a lot of guesswork on correct placement, temperatures, sunlight, and water, concrete often offers much more control on the finished products you make for your lawn and garden. Scroll through to see no-fuss DIY planters, lawn decorations, furnishings, and hardscape fe...

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2018-04-06 18:56:13



15 Reasons to Ignore All of Your Housework Today  

Put down the rubber gloves and step away from the vacuum.

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2018-04-06 18:33:14



13 Homes from the Original Colonies that Still Stand Today  

America may have 50 states now, but a little less than 250 years ago it consisted of just 13 colonies. Even today, there are some amazing homes built during the colonial period that still stand proudly. Despite war, neglect, and the passage of time, these homes serve as a reminder of the early settlers from countries throughout Europe who influenced the course of United States history.

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2018-04-06 17:29:04



20 American Towns with Perfect Weather  

From scorching heat to bone-chilling cold, unbearable weather conditions wreak havoc throughout the United States. Yet some fortunate towns enjoy blissful climates in all seasons, making them ideal vacation or retirement destinations. We scoured climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding cloud cover, sunlight, and temperature to pinpoint 20 cities with the best year-round weather patterns. Time to start packing for your next weekend getaway!

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2018-04-05 07:48:05



Master Bedroom Makeover – New Bed, Rug & Bedding!  

This post in partnership with Serena and Lily – Shop 20% Bedding and Bath Sale! We made big progress on our Master Bedroom Makeover! Our new bed, bedding, and rug arrived and I’m so in love with it all.  You’ll even get a peek at our new shutters in this post, but I’ll come back another […] This article Master Bedroom Makeover – New Bed, Rug & Bedding! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in part is a violation of copyright la...

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2018-04-05 04:10:52



How to Grow and Care for Aloe Vera Plants  

Those spiky leaves contain something magical.

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2018-04-05 03:06:57



A Rare Look Inside Paige Davis' Charming New York City Apartment  

It certainly matches the Trading Spaces host's personality.

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2018-04-04 17:23:30



What's the Difference? Quartz vs. Quartzite  

Quartz and quartzite, two high-end countertop materials derived from quartz, are so often confused that even retailer...

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2018-04-04 15:06:18



Bug Populations Are Expected to Explode This Spring  

Ticks will be out in full force according to these expert predictions.

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2018-04-04 12:48:26



All You Need to Know About Sunken Living Rooms  

Recessed living areas known as sunken living rooms—and their cozier cousins, conversation pits—spread like wildfire d...

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2018-04-04 12:24:15



Solved What to Do When Your Electrical Outlet is Not Working  

Q: When I plugged my cell phone charger into a kitchen outlet, my phone didn't start charging as it normally does—rat...

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2018-04-04 11:22:23



The 8 Most Common Reasons DIYers End Up in the ER  

Your home is a refuge from the dangers and anxieties of the outside world—or is it? Statistics indicate that Americans are more likely to be injured at home than just about anywhere else. According to the National Safety Council, 23.8 million preventable injuries occurred in homes in 2016, and most of these were caused by the injured party's own mistakes. Minimize your risk of injury around the house by avoiding these common—and in some cases, fatal—missteps.

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2018-04-04 02:41:09



Bob Vila Radio: Sod Success  

Laying sod isn't a trivial, low-effort project, but careful preparation makes the job a whole lot easier and signific...

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2018-04-04 01:43:32



12 Reasons a Realtor Might Not Want to Work with You  

Most homeowners are under the impression that real estate agents are dying to list their houses and that they'll do virtually anything to get a listing. Yet, while agents need a steady supply of houses and commercial buildings to sell, they're not always eager to get just any listing. In fact, there are a number of reasons a real estate agent will turn down a listing. Keep reading to find out why a real estate agent might not want to work with you.

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2018-04-03 19:23:15



10 Ways You're Killing Your Curb Appeal  

Never underestimate the importance of curb appeal. Not only does your home exterior give a first impression to guests, it can also influence real estate transactions by attracting potential buyers. Unfortunately, though, some common eyesores can leave your facade looking worn for wear. Check out these 10 mistakes that are killing your home's curb appeal, and learn how to banish the blemishes for a picture-perfect landscape.

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2018-04-03 11:58:22



How to Clean a Burnt Pot or Pan  

A little simmer action can make it look brand new.

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2018-04-03 11:35:28



Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!  

Get Your Copy of Simple Organizing! Amazon // Barnes and Noble I‘m so excited to welcome you to the launch of my Simple Organizing book (plus our Simple Organizing Clutter Confessions Blog Tour and Container Store Giveaway!!) This is going to be fun! You’ll find my confession in this post, and links to the other eight bloggers on […] This article Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway! is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full or in pa...

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2018-04-03 11:19:48



All You Need to Know About Fabric Wallpaper  

Fabric wallpaper is the perfect option for renters and homeowners who want a temporary solution to blah bare walls. S...

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2018-04-03 02:37:53



Simple Organizing Book Launch: Clutter Confessions Tour  

Greetings, friends! It’s Simple Organizing Book Launch week! WOO HOO! Tomorrow is the official release day. This week I’ve asked eight lovely bloggers to invite us over (virtually) to their home so they can reveal their SECRET SHAME! Hahah! You know how us bloggers tend to only show the picture perfect pretty angles of every room? Well, just […] This article Simple Organizing Book Launch: Clutter Confessions Tour is from The Inspired Room Republishing this article in full o...

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2018-04-02 10:23:39



The 10 Most Indestructible Dishes You Can Buy  

Elegant dinnerware elevates any dining table, but clumsy homeowners may often find themselves with broken glasses, shattered plates, and dented mugs. To save yourself from dangerous and costly dishware dilemmas, check out these 10 indestructible items, which are built to last for years.

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2018-03-31 13:55:47



Enter Bob Vila's $3,000 Home Design Giveaway with Houzz TODAY!  

During the spring season, many homeowners are looking to freshen up their living space. That's why we partnered with ...

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2018-03-31 11:38:42



11 Easy Ways to Save Time on Your Spring To-Do List  

With warmer temperatures finally on their way, we all want to kick back and have fun. But between heavy-duty spring cleaning inside the house and all the accumulated upkeep and repairs outdoors, your to-do list is longer than ever. To help speed things up, we've put together some smart and simple time-saving strategies guaranteed to make quick work of your toughest chores—both inside the house and out in the yard. Get busy now, and in almost no time you'll be able to put up your feet and e...

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2018-03-31 11:27:44



14 DIY Project Materials Hiding in Your Backyard  

Sometimes you don't need to go much farther than your back door to find the supplies you need for your DIY projects. Check out these ingenious creations for the home and garden that utilize raw materials from your very own backyard.

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2018-03-31 09:10:36



The Best Grout Cleaners to Restore Dingy Tile to Bright White  

Your bathroom will thank you.

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2018-03-31 01:22:40



The Best Cooktop Cleaners to Remove Everyday Spills and Splatters  

Never fear bubbly pasta sauce again.

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2018-03-30 13:57:52



15 Fascinating Facts About Hummingbirds and How to Attract Them to Your Yard  

"Hummers" will remember and return to your feeder year after year.

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2018-03-30 07:50:41



The Best Oven Cleaners to Tackle Stubborn Residue  

De-greasing this appliance doesn't have to be an all-day affair.

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2018-03-30 05:44:38



16 Times Shiplap Made the Room  

You've certainly seen it—but you may not know what it's called or how versatile it is. Shiplap is a series of grooved wooden boards joined horizontally to give a rustic, cozy appearance. While it has plenty of traditional looks and uses, shiplap is getting a makeover as contemporary designers learn to capitalize on its clean lines to enhance a variety of interiors.

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2018-03-30 05:16:12



11 Clever Ways to Hack Your Kitchen Appliances  

Each kitchen appliance has a designated purpose, whether it's toasting bread, making coffee, heating up food, or mixing ingredients. But clever homeowners can think outside the box and use their appliances to accomplish a multitude of unexpected tasks. Did you know, for example, that you can clean hardware in your Crock-Pot and wash throw pillows in your dishwasher? Check out these 11 genius ways to hack your appliances.

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2018-03-29 20:50:24



9 Unusual Tips for Your Cleanest Windows Ever  

Washing the windows can be a dreaded chore. If you're using conventional cleaning products, removing those stubborn streaks from the interior and exterior of clear glass is especially tricky. Paper towel leaves behind fibers that gunk up the window and commercial cleaners might not be the most effective choice. But with a few changes to your cleaning routine, you can have your windows looking sparkly and spotless year round.

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2018-03-29 19:33:02



10 Secret Ingredients to Make Your Garden Grow  

Healthy plants don't happen by accident. To grow strong and verdant, plants need sun and water as well as soil that has sufficient nutrients... and that's where commercial fertilizer comes in. Fertilizer puts badly needed nutrients back into the soil, but it can be harsh on plants, and it's costly too. To give your garden—and your wallet—a break, try one of these home remedies instead. These simple soil additions deliver a unique set of nutrients that benefit everything from ornamentals to v...

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2018-03-29 18:45:16



Bob Vila Radio: How to Protect Your Home When You're Not There  

Heading out on vacation? Ensure that your home remains safe and sound while you're away. Here are some crucial items ...

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2018-03-29 15:16:13






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