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Home Inspiration Decoration & Design Ideas

Now for the fun part of moving: home inspiration and design. Browse Freshome's articles, images, and tips to discover top decoration and design ideas. Then, channel your home inspiration ideas into action to make your dream house or apartment a reality.

The Behr 2020 Color Trends Palettes are Here

Behr Paint released their 2020 Color Trends Palettes and they’re significant. According to the company, it’s a new decade, calling for fresh and exciting new paint hues.The 3 collections of 15 colors offer enough variety to work with all design styles from modern to traditional. Unlike other paint color companies, the palettes were created for […]

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DIY Disagreements: These Home Improvement Projects are Most Likely to Cause Fights With Your Significant Other

A recent survey by Porch reveals that DIY projects can cause disagreements among couples (to put it mildly), and some of these arguments can get quite heated. Whether DIYers are married or in another stage of the relationship, fights among couples are pretty common during a DIY project. Sometimes they fight over whether the other […]

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Plan on Entertaining Outdoors This Summer? Here’s What You Need to Do It Right

Warmer weather entices people outside, and let’s face it, wide open spaces can provide more room to move around and reduce the potential for damage to your home’s interior. However, to truly provide an outstanding outdoor entertaining experience, you’ll need to create a fun and inviting environment, Here’s what you need to create the type […]

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Can’t Go on Vacation? Recreate a Hotel Vibe in Your Home

Going on vacation is a great way to relax and refresh. And if you stay in a luxury hotel, lakeside inn, resort spa, or elegant bed and breakfast, you’ll also enjoy a lush living area, and a luxurious bathroom experience. However, you can create that hotel vibe in your own home, and enjoy luxurious living […]

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Update Your Patio This Year With This One Outdoor Decorating Trend

Desert-inspired earth tones and bohemian chic vibes are the biggest trends this year for the home. And the trend goes outdoors this summer, too. You don’t have to break the bank to update your patio every year. Designers are focusing on one main zone of your outdoor space this year: your outdoor flooring. Depending on […]

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What’s Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

You’re cooking, washing clothes or just turning on the blender. All of a sudden, the power goes out in some area of your home. Something is tripping one of your circuit breakers. But what could be causing this? Should you treat it as a minor inconvenience, or should you be concerned that you might eventually […]

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Forget “Sparking Joy”: 8 Decluttering Questions That Actually Work

The wave of Marie Kondo’s popularity has devotees asking themselves if their cheese graters “spark joy” and thanking their college textbooks for their service. Her ruthless brand of decluttering, as depicted on Netflix’s Tidying up with Marie Kondo, centers around only keeping things that bring you joy in your home. When something no longer makes […]

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Hidden Fire Dangers in Your Home

In the U.S., fire departments respond to one fire every 88 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Cooking is the most common cause of home fires and smoking is the leading cause of home fire deaths. But there are many other ways that you could inadvertently start a fire. These are some of […]

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Onyx Is The New Marble And Here’s Why

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. There’s a new stone that’s taking over marble’s popularity — and it’s onyx. Are you wondering what the difference is between onyx vs. marble? Onyx is actually a type of […]

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5 Ideas for Home Office Color Schemes

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. When designing a home office, it’s common to get completely focused on what you’ll put in it and where everything should go. You might worry about what kind of […]

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What is a Barndominium? Could It Be Your Next Home?

von Einsiedel / Getty Images You may be new to the barndominium style, but this pretty and practical home style is gaining in popularity. Barndominiums, nicknamed “barndos,” got their start as a practical living option. Many farmers and ranchers created a loft area above a working barn so that animal caretakers could stay close by. […]

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4 Ideas for Creative Stepping Stone Pathways

If you’re looking for a timeless addition to your yard, consider stepping stone pathways. These add a rustic, natural element that is great for the outdoors. They’re also very versatile in style. Many stepping stone pathways are part of a zen style, as these types of yards make great use of stone elements. Stepping stones […]

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HomeAdvisor’s 2019 Report Reveals Popular Spending Trends

The new State of Home Spending report by HomeAdvisor provides a treasure trove of information regarding the habits and behaviors of homeowners relating to home improvement spending, home maintenance spending, and home emergency spending. Mischa Fisher, Chief Economist for ANGI Homeservices (which owns HomeAdvisor), provides insight on the report. Homeowners spend more on home improvement […]

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Fab Hammocks and Hanging Chair Styles for a Summer Siesta

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Hammocks are hot right now. It’s partially because the boho-chic trend is so popular (and a hammock chair is a great boho accessory). And what better time to enjoy […]

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How to Save Money on Furniture by Knowing What to Keep

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. When you’re ready for a new look for your home, your budget may not stretch far enough to replace every piece of furniture in a room. Keeping what you […]

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How to Decorate with Neon Lights Indoors

Are you looking for a way to add a fun, artsy twist to your home? Then you might want to consider neon lights. At first, this can feel like a tacky idea usually reserved for bars and the windows of tattoo parlors. But you can actually make neon lights work right in your home in […]

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Exclusive! HGTV/DIY Host Matt Blashaw’s Outdoor Lighting Tips and Tricks

You’re probably ready to start relaxing and entertaining outdoors during the day and at night. For the latter, you’ll need strategically placed lighting for safety reasons. But there’s no reason why your lighting can’t be both functional and stylish. Matt Blashaw, the popular HGTV and DIY host of Yard Crashers, Money Hunters and Vacation House For Free, […]

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Container Gardens: Landscaping for Renters

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. So you’re renting. And, sure, that’s going to limit you in some ways. You probaly won’t replace those countertops you hate and you’re not going to paint the walls […]

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How to Choose the Right Porch Lighting for Your Home

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Porch lighting is an important part of your home’s curb appeal, but it provides much more than just a pretty accent for your front door. The right outdoor lighting […]

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What to Do About a Clogged Toilet, Sink & Other Common Plumbing Issues

Is there anything worse than a clogged toilet? First, there’s the sheer panic as you pray it doesn’t spill over onto your floor. Then, there’s the frustration of attempting to successfully plunge it. And all of this doesn’t even take into account the potential for embarrassment. Fortunately, if you’re dealing with this situation, we’ve got […]

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Exclusive! The Most Popular Benjamin Moore Colors Across the US

No two individuals are alike. Similarly, each region in the U.S. has distinct styles in fashion, food and music. “These traditions and trademarks permeate all elements of the region’s culture, including into the homes of its residents,” Hannah Yeo, Color & Design Expert at Benjamin Moore, tells Freshome.In fact, Yeo says Benjamin Moore has been […]

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5 Ideas for Using Rustic Lighting in the Backyard

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Rustic chic accents were practically made for the backyard, as their bucolic feel fits well with a natural setting. And if you want to add some instant rustic ambiance […]

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Florals: How to Use This Classic Pattern in a Modern Way

Floral prints are a classy addition to any space. However, they have the reputation of being a type of pattern associated with older home styles. Country kitchens tend to use florals on wallpaper. Victorian styles have floral prints on everything. Even retro spaces sometimes go for funky and artsy floral prints. But if you want […]

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6 HGTV Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know

If you’re like me, there’s nothing you love more than unwinding with HGTV. At the end of a long day, there’s something soothing about watching other people make high-stakes decisions. Whether it’s buying a beach house, renovating a kitchen or choosing a family home, HGTV has a total lock on homeowner-based entertainment. But how much […]

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Steal these 3 Home Design Trends for Wedding Decorating Ideas

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Some of the most popular home decor trends make their way to wedding decorating. Whether you’re getting married at home or having a destination wedding, check out these home […]

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4 Chic Ways to Use Rustic Brickwork

Brickwork is a common texture that’s used in a variety of trends. It’s useful for imparting a classic or bucolic vibe into a space. As a result, you most typically see it in rustic or country styles. But rustic brickwork has become a larger part of chic trends through the years. Styles like industrial chic […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Light Bulbs

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. For over a century, Americans have used electricity to light their homes. And that’s meant a recurring purchase: light bulbs. But if you’re still using incandescent bulbs in your […]

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Summer Spaces: 7 Ways to Update Your Home for Summer

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Sometimes it can feel like our homes hibernate as much as bears during colder weather. Through the winter, we hunker down with heavy blankets and warm fires. As the […]

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Think Zen is All About Neutral Colors? Try These Colorful Zen Styles

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. One hallmark of traditional zen spaces is that they tend to be dominated by neutral and earthy colors, especially beiges and browns. More contemporary zen styles may veer towards […]

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How to Add an Outdoor Bar

TerryJ / Getty Images We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Summer is about to kick our outdoor time up a notch. And you know what that means: drinks al fresco. And yes, sure, you probably […]

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