decorating inspiration

4 Expert Ideas for Transforming a Space Through Color

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by Mark Cutler, Chief Designer at nousDECOR 

There are lots of ways to transform a room, and, sad to say, most will require a lot of time, money, and effort. But often people overlook one of the most simple things you can do—change the color of it! There are many ways... read more

3 Ways to Style an Outdoor Look for Those Gorgeous Summer Nights

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As summer days start drifting away into those summer nights, setting up the perfect outdoor dining arrangement is just as crucial for enjoying those sunsets as the beautiful meals you'll be cooking for them. While you may not have a gorgeous city skyline in your backyard (or maybe you do!), creating that magical twilight-in-the-city... read more

This One Simple Trick Will Make Your Backyard Look Like Magic

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A backyard with the works—a sound system, a remote-controlled veranda, a deluxe fire pit—can take away that effervescent magic of sitting together outside the house and watching the stars on a warm summer night. While the latest and greatest in backyard additions is nice, we've got an idea for a decor piece that costs next to nothing, and will... read more

6 Seriously Stylish Ways to Give Your Balcony Some Love This Summer

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Once you finish arranging your new apartment, there might be one spot you forget about—the balcony. It's easy to put a couple of chairs and plants outside and call it a day, but we know this special spot has some great decor potential. Trust us: no matter what your color scheme, taking some extra time... read more

7 Cozy Couches So Cozy, They Demand a Netflix Marathon

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Despite naysayers who insist we should all get out from the front of the TV, there are a ton of reasons to park it for a Netflix marathon right now. For one, there's the return of all your favorite shows, including but not limited to Orange Is the New Black this weekend. For two, well, the existence of couches like... read more

Your Ideal Home Scent Based on Your Zodiac Sign

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Yes, your home should reflect your unique and ideal self. That's kind of a no duh. But in terms of sussing out those sides of your personality for your space to reflect—well, that's a bit more of a beast to tackle. As well as you may know yourself, there are some aspects to your personality that your birth month is... read more

6 Brilliant Ways to Divide and Conquer Your Space

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Once in a while, it's good to shake things up — to throw out the clothes you don't wear, try out a new hairstyle, or maybe even take a risk on a new paint job for your bedroom. Let's say you've moved around your decor a few times this year already, but just can't seem to...

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6 Ways to Try the Newest Entertaining Trend—Monochrome Tablescapes

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While we can't argue with the importance of tons of bright, beautiful color when developing a tablescape, occasionally the whole multicolor thing can lack variety when you see it done over and over in the thousands of photos in your various feeds. Hence, what makes the latest trend in tablescaping so interesting—going all out in a single color. Monochrome entertaining is the new way to infuse a dining experience with... read more

3 Ways to Style a Backyard Porch with Lively, Upbeat Details

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Admit it—it's nearly impossible not to smile when you see this whimsical outdoor space. The amount of color and pattern is just brimming with excess, where it's clear there was some point the designer could have stopped to throw in a few more neutrals, but decided swiftly against it. There is a joy in playing with details here... read more

6 Pretty Ways to Style Your Mantel When It’s Not the Holidays

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The mantel is not always the easiest thing to deal with. It's right in the middle of the room, and, aside from holidays, there's just no clear indication of how you should decorate it. Restyling the mantel is a simple and genius way to freshen up a living space if you've got an idea for how to... read more
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