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Elsie’s Favorite Essential Oil Diffusers

After writing this post about my experience with essential oils, I received a bunch of questions asking which diffusers I use in my home. I LOVE diffusing oils, and I like having a variety of diffusers for different rooms, so I thought I would share a roundup of my favorites today. This is my all-time favorite diffuser, but I like having a variety for different rooms. Beyond diffusing, here are a few ways I use oils in my everyday life: Skincare. I like to mix one drop of f...
Tags: Home Decor, Window Shopping, Elsie, Clean Living, Favorite Essential Oil Diffusers, Cinnamon Spice Sugar


IKEA HACK: How to Add Cane Webbing to an IVAR Cabinet

I love my living room, but I’ll admit, there are moments where I find myself itching for a little change. I both like and dislike the feeling of familiarity this room gives me. I sometimes wonder if it’s the kind of job I do that makes me feel this way. As my workplace is mainly in the online sphere, I’m often bombarded with images of other people changing and redecorating their homes, new products being launched, old trends being recycled or thrown out, etc. I notice that if...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, England, Instagram, Home Decor, Ikea, Living Room, Wood Working, Before/After, Medina, Rona, Ivar Cabinet, Medina Grillo


No-Carve (Tattoo) Pumpkin Decor

Believe it or not, sometimes I don’t get around to decorating pumpkins each year. (Audible gasp from the imaginary audience in my head.) I know, I know. Don’t get me wrong, I always find time to put out a few pumpkins on my porch or around my home. But this year I made time to decorate a whole bunch for my porch! I love how they turned out and I’m excited to share this technique with you. For this project, I am working with Canon USA. I use my home printer, the PIXMA TS9521C, for lots of ...
Tags: Crafts, Sponsored, D.I.Y. Project, Halloween, Home Decor, Don, Canon USA, Canon Creative Park


The 24 best gifts for your in-laws, whether you're meeting them for the first time or have known them for years

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Gilaxia/Getty Images Gifts for in-laws can be tricky, whether it's your first meeting or you've known them for years. We rounded up 25 of the best gift ideas for your in-laws, from small thank yous to grander gestures. For more gift ideas, check out all of our gift guides here. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. Depending on your r...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Gift Guide, Holidays, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Gifts, Graham, Airbnb, Kitchen Tools, Bushwick, Mark, Wayfair


This Burrow couch is made with durable full-grain leather that will last years - it's worth the investment

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. This is how Burrow's Nomad Leather King Sectional with a chaise and ottoman looks in our living room. Jada Wong / Insider Burrow's Nomad Leather Sectional is customizable, and you can easily assembled it yourself. It's not cheap, but after two years, the durable full-grain leather still looks new. Learn more about how Insider Reviews tests home products. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Home Improvement, Trends, Furniture, Ikea, Living Room, Baltic Birch, Jada Wong, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Reviews, In line recirc, Nomad Leather King Sectional, Insider Reviews 2021


The 10 best places to buy blinds and shades in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. JCPenney; Lowes; Pottery Barn; Alyssa Powell/Insider Window blinds help add privacy, ensure restful sleep, and put the finishing touches on home decor. We found top places to buy blinds, whether you need a custom option or a cheap fix you install yourself. Some of our favorite places to shop for shades and blinds are The Shade Store and Bed Bath & Beyond. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Blinds and ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Home, Home Depot, Home Decor, Trends, Buying Guide, Bedroom, Ikea, Porch, Jcpenney, Lowe, Lowes, Amazon Amazon, The Home Depot, West Elm


25 Secret Santa gifts under $25 they'll actually want to keep

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Uncommon Goods You don't have to spend a lot on Secret Santa gifts to find something that's still special. We rounded up 25 fun gifts under $25 that they'll actually really like. Check out all of our gift guides for even more inspiration, including White Elephant gift ideas. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals In theory, Secret Santa...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Holidays, Home Decor, Etsy, Trends, Gifts, David, Santa, Gift Guides, Cards Against Humanity, Kitchen Tools, Skincare, Secret Santa, Llama, Don


Target's budget-friendly fall decor always sells out - here are our favorite seasonal finds

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Target Fall has arrived, and with it comes cute and stylish home decor from Target. You can score some of Target's sweetest-smelling fall candles for just $5. From mugs to throw pillows, Target has everything you need to make your home extra cozy this fall. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Target's home section is full of autumn-themed decor to get you in the spirit of the season. Everything...
Tags: Reviews, Home Decor, Trends, Best, Features, Bedroom, Brown, Jungalow, Holiday Decor, Insider Picks, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Roundup, IP Home, Insider Reviews 2021, Anna Popp


Easy Black and White Gallery Wall Idea

Gallery walls are such a great design card to have in your back pocket to play when the time is right. You can really make a statement by mixing sizes and colors of different frames and art print choices, but sometimes mixing and matching all the choices to create a balanced wall can feel a bit intimidating to find what looks good together. I wanted to create a gallery wall in our new home that was easy to put together and using black and white line drawings that were all the same size made ...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, London, Home Decor, Wall Art, Elsie, White Gallery Wall Idea


51 Christmas gifts for mom that cost $50 or less

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Book of the Month Instagram With all she does for you, Mom deserves to be treated to something nice. You don't have to spend a lot to make her feel special. We found plenty of Christmas gifts for mom that all come in under $50. Check out more great gift ideas for her here. She's your confidante, rock, mentor, and built-in best friend. She's been there through it all, and now she deserves so...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Gift Guide, Japan, Home Decor, New York City, Disney, Trends, Walmart, Features, Gifts, Aclu, Parks and Recreation, The New York Times, Mom


World Market is one of the most underrated places to shop for home decor. Here are 18 affordable picks to prove it.

World Market World Market is full of affordable home decor that is unique and trendy. I visited recently and found $10 velvet throw pillows and macrame plant hangers for $20. I'm decorating my home and plan on going back to World Market for decor. Decorating a home can be an expensive and tedious task, but World Market makes it easier with collections of matching colors and styles. World Market has always been one of my go-to stores for home decor because of its affordable prices a...
Tags: Reviews, Gardening, Storage, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Furniture, Bedroom, Living Room, World Market, Insider Picks, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Roundup, IP Home, Insider Reviews 2021


How To Organize a Closet in a Non-Permanent Way (No Drilling and Perfect For Renters!)

Over the years, I have done my fair share of closet organizations. My favorite ones to date have been ones where we changed the layout of the closet and added in built-in shelves and installed hooks and hangers for all our items (like this hall closet and our easy built-in closet DIY, and divided closet DIY). But, what do you do when you either can’t or don’t want to add permanent shelves or drill into walls (or that’s just not a skill set that you have)? Do you have to miss out on all the o...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Organization, Home Decor, Before/After, Renter Friendly, xo Laura Credits Author


DIY Gilded Crystal Coasters

I’m Oneka Benn Schwartz, maker and owner of Design Pretty, and we specialize in gemstone home decor. Gemstone decor is so popular these days, and although I’ve seen tons of agate coaster tutorials in the past, they always paint the edges (which will wear off over time). I much prefer using an actual metal leaf as this technique looks more finished and lasts longer. It’s a great way to accessorize your coffee table as well as protecting it from moisture.  Supplies:gilding adhesi...
Tags: Crafts, D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Homemade Gifts, Servings, Cook Time, Oneka Benn Schwartz


When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Toddler Bed To A Big Kids Mattress?

As a parent, time flies by so quickly watching your little ones grow up. One day they’re swaddled in their crib and before you know it, it’s time to upgrade to a big kid mattress. When the time is drawing near, you may start to wonder, when is it time to upgrade your toddler bed to a kid’s mattress? While you can choose to upgrade your child’s bed at any age, most parents make the switch when their little ones are around 2 and a half to three years old. Ideally, once your little one has be...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, US, Toddler Bed, Home Life, Mattresses, Mattress, Stuff For Kids, Best Mattresses, Kid& 039, Big Kid Bed, s Mattress


The best places to buy fall decor, including candles, blankets, and other cozy items to welcome autumn

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Wayfair Retailers like Michael's and West Elm have fall decor to fit all styles, from bold to subtle. We found budget-friendly decorations from Target and JoAnn Fabrics. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, now is the time to fill your home with autumn colors, scents, and decorations. Pumpkins, leaves, and turkeys are always popular, but you can ...
Tags: Reviews, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Plymouth, Entertaining, Michael, Wayfair, West Elm, Pottery Barn, Joann Fabrics, Holiday Decor, Peterboro, Insider Picks, Product Card, Home (Reviews


The cutest fall decor at Target - budget-friendly indoor and outdoor picks

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Target Fall has arrived, and with it comes cute and stylish home decor from Target. You can score some of Target's sweetest-smelling fall candles for just $5. From mugs to throw pillows, Target has everything you need to make your home extra cozy this fall. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Target's home section is full of autumn-themed decor to get you in the spirit of the season. Everything...
Tags: Reviews, Home Decor, Trends, Best, Features, Bedroom, Brown, Holiday Decor, Insider Picks, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Roundup, IP Home, Insider Reviews 2021, Anna Popp, Wooden Wick Vanilla Pumpkin Candle


8 Amazing Ways to Use Your Ottoman at Home

Ottoman is a stylish and functional piece of furniture you can have at home. Its uses? You’ll be astonished by how versatile it is. Let’s learn how you can use an ottoman at home, whether in your living room, bedroom, and other parts of your home.     What is an Ottoman An ottoman, also called a pouf, is a low piece of sofa with no back or arms. If you think this piece of furniture has something to do with the Ottomans we learned in our History class, well, you are correct....
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Furniture, Living Room, Ottoman, Living Room Furniture, Ottoman Empire, Home Life, Living Room Decor


Flower delivery startup Floracracy makes lush, long-lasting custom arrangements you help design

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Lauren Savoie/Insider Floracracy is a flower delivery service that offers custom arrangements you design yourself. It makes some of the most beautiful arrangements I've ever seen, and the flowers lasted for weeks. It earned the "best for custom arrangements" in our guide to the best flower delivery services. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Personalized Flower Arrangements (small) There are tim...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Trends, Plants, Flowers, Decor, Insider Picks, Floracracy, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Reviews, In line recirc, Lauren Savoie, Insider Reviews 2021, Spring Forward 2021


Make Your Own Fire Pit in 4 Easy Steps!

I’ve never been much of a camping person (I’m more of a “glamping” person for sure). I’ve certainly done my fair share of it over the years, but I have to admit that I love my outdoorsy events best when I can still end up in a real bed after a shower at night. However, one of my favorite camping-related activities is a campfire. It’s warm, it’s cozy, and there’s usually some sort of yummy snack involved in the process. Last fall, we bought a mini portable fire pit for our backyard,...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Missouri, Outdoor Spaces, Josh, Laura, Lowe, Laura Gummerman, Sarah Rhodes Laura Gummerman


These $16 candles come from the same factory that makes Hermès' $190 candles, and they're just as good

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Lauren Savoie/Insider Italic makes unbranded luxury goods using the same factories as brands like Hermès. Italic's $16 luxury candles come in five scents and burn for approximately 40 hours. To receive the site's low pricing, you need to be an Italic member, which is $60 a year. However, right now, you can get your first order without the membership fees. Scented Candle (small) One of the mos...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Trends, Candles, Insider Picks, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Reviews, In line recirc, Lauren Savoie, Insider Reviews 2021, Lauren Savoie Insider The Black Currant Bergamot, Lilac Jasmine Sandalwood, Mara Leighton Lauren Savoie


5 Smart Ways You Can Decrease Your Heat & Cooling Bill

While summer is finishing, winter is within view. One of the biggest expenses for any family is the thermostat. Of course we want to be comfortable, but cooling our homes in the summer and heating them in the winter can get quite expensive. Not to mention the impact this has on the planet. Heating and cooling are very costly. If you want to cut down the costs of your thermostat but don’t really want to sacrifice your comfort, there are some methods to get around this. Continue reading belo...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Minneapolis, Austin, Miami, Insulation, Bill, Heating, Heater, Heaters, Home Life, Heating System, Heating Systems, Dayton Services


The Best Rugs Under $250!

I think we can all agree that shopping for rugs can be overwhelming. There are so many styles, sizes, and prices to choose from. What’s great about this rug roundup? Everything is under $250, and there’s a variety of colors (bold, neutral, and in between) to pick from. Also, texture! I know shag carpet ended years ago, but it’s fun to have different options depending which room your rug will be in. At the end of the post, I’m sharing Elsie’s tips for keeping rugs clean. This i...
Tags: Amazon, Home Decor, Window Shopping, Don, Laura, Emma, Elsie, Orla Chenille Rug


Homesick candles might not smell exactly like home, but they make great gifts anyway, especially for anyone struggling to adjust to a new city

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Homesick Nothing can replace the feeling of home, but a scented candle from Homesick might be close. Homesick makes candles that smell like the 50 states, several big cities, and even being in your mom's house. In our experience, they don't smell exactly like "home," but still make a thoughtful gift. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Candles (small) Reed Diffuser (small) Scent is very close...
Tags: Reviews, Home, New York, London, Home Decor, Germany, New York City, Gift, Trends, South Dakota, United Kingdom, Connecticut, New Mexico, Candles, Central Park, Ski Trip


Painting Cabinets with Chalk Paint—Pros & Cons

Our home was built in 1988 and came equipped with lots of dated brass fixtures and oodles of oak. Did I mention the arched raised paneled everything? I knew right away I would be painting the kitchen cabinets and I planned to try out chalk paint to see how easy it was to use and how well it might hold up in our kitchen over time. My husband Phil and I were able to turn a profit on our last home, which allowed us to pay off our student loans (woo hoo!), have a down payment for our ne...
Tags: Kitchen, D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Tips, Before/After, Kitchenaid, Benjamin Moore, Home Decor 101, Laura, Phil, Elsie, Mandi, Kraus, Mandi Johnson Photos, Annie Sloan, Arctic White


This online retailer has amazing rugs at affordable prices - it's the first place I look when I need new rugs for my apartment

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Sally Kaplan/Insider RugsUSA is my go-to place for affordable rugs, but the site is huge and can be a little difficult to navigate. I like to use its modern, neutral rugs as a base layer to make my vintage pieces pop and to help ground my space. I'll walk you through my tips for navigating the RugsUSA website and show you how I styled some of its rugs in my own space. Table of Contents: Masthead S...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Home Decor, Trends, Brooklyn, Bedroom, Home Office, Living Room, Insider Picks, Sally Kaplan, Product Card, Home (Reviews, IP Reviews, Chunky Loop Maui, In line recirc, Insider Reviews 2021


How To Paint Stone Windowsills

So, what type of window sills do you have in your home? I’ve only lived in houses with wooden window casing/sills, but our current home has a different type of window sill from the traditional wooden frame setup. This is our second home built in the ’60s that we’ve bought, but this is the first home we’ve had that has stone windowsills in the older parts of the house (later additions to the home have more ’80s-style wooden crank-out window casings). While a few of them are made of a pretty marb...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Before/After, Home Decor 101, Elsie


The Space at Hand: 10 Small Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Homeowners are embarking on a long list of remodeling and home improvement projects at present. From enhancing their outdoor spaces to taking on whole-home renovations, they’re taking numerous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Millennials and Gen Z are ditching mass-market furniture for vintage goods. It's a major trend that has roots in everything from sustainability to the ongoing supply chain problems.

A vintage furniture store in Washington, DC. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images Vintage furniture has become a major trend in home decor during the pandemic. It's driven by a combination of factors, including sustainability and ongoing supply chain issues. Plus, "the pandemic has definitely changed the way people shop," AptDeco's CEO says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most of the clients who come into Mike Kollman's Brooklyn-based vintage st...
Tags: Instagram, Home Decor, Washington Post, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Furniture, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Ikea, Retail, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Vintage, Venmo


Trendy Home Hardware For Every Budget!

Whether putting the finishing details on a renovated space or doing a mini makeover, hardware can make all the difference in sprucing up cabinets, dressers, doors, desks … so many things! I love that the hardware possibilities are kind of endless and you can add a modern or a vintage twist (or both at once!) just by picking some new hardware for your space. We’ve been renovating a whole house at once over the last year, and it’s been many hours of searching for hardware online with some budget ...
Tags: Home Decor, Window Shopping


How to Spruce Up Your Very First Apartment (+ Decor Ideas!)

Make your new space feel like home.
Tags: Home Decor, College, Wall Decor, Apartment, Interior Design, College Life, College Tips