21 House Designs with a Turret

Home ExteriorsMatt

I simply love houses with turrets. This might be a left-over from my childhood and the ubiquitous fairytale stories, or the result of an adulthood spent admiring castles and reading fantasy novels. Either way, are -for me- one of the most charming features a house can have. They look great viewed from the outside, and they create unique...

12 Japanese Bedroom Ideas

BedroomMatt

Modern Japanese Style Bedroom

In the world of bedroom designs, one of the biggest trends at the moment is going for a Japanese themed look. While it might seem like people have exhausted all possible trends that come from a little closer to home (the Scandinavian “Hygge”-trend, for example) and have now accordingly branched out to inspiration coming from...

21 Fabulous Front Porch Ideas

PatioMatt

The front porch of a house is essentially an extension of your living space. Particularly if you’re a Southener, big chunks of your life will have taken place on porches, and they will continue to do so. You will, as many others, have spent hours of cutting and cleaning veggies for dinner out there, you will have had countless cups...

8 Incredible Dormer Window Ideas

Home ExteriorsKaren

Having dormer windows in your house is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is obvious – dormer windows look incredibly cute, both from the inside and (even more) from the outside. They give a house a unique charm that cannot be reproduced in any other way. The curse, usually, only becomes noticeable after you have fallen in...

14 Space Saving Bed Alternatives

BedroomKaren

The bed is often considered the most important furniture in a home. And this idea is not without merit. If you don’t have a comfortable place to sleep on, you will quickly lose quite a bit of quality of life. We all know how wiped-out we feel after a bad, sleepless night – imagine being equally for days, weeks, even months on...

35 Types of Shrubs

Flowers & PlantsKaren

Planting shrubs is a great and easy way to add variety, shade, and privacy to your garden. Shrubs, or brushes, as you might know them as well, are basically the category of plants that come in between flowers/grass and trees. Shrubs are wooded plants, typically middle in height (though there are small ones and varieties that grow up...

12 Practical Coffee Table Alternatives

FurnitureMatt

Traditionally, a coffee table used to be a must-have in any living-room. And while we definitely see the why (where else are we supposed to put drinks, books, remotes, snacks, and our feet?!) we don’t necessarily support the “how”. If you have the space and like the look of a traditional coffee table, go for it. The...

39 Types of Bar Glasses

ApplianceKaren

Having a well-stocked bar is typically a staple goal of any home-owner. There’s nothing worse than having friends over or settling in for a pleasant, relaxing evening at home only to discover that you lack a decent bottle of wine, beer, or liquor. And while having each and every type of alcohol ready isn’t at all necessary,...