5 Things You Shouldn’t Buy If You’re Trying to Declutter

Decluttering is not for the faint of heart—it can take some serious self-reflection, a discerning eye, and the type of discipline not made for a world where Target exists. Author and organization expert Marie Kondo often shares her wisdom about the four biggest hurdles that keep us buried in a sea of our own stuff: space, sentimentality, guilt, and money all make the list.

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Royal Baby News: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Expecting

It’s a big year for the royals. Hot off the weekend of the second star-studded royal wedding of 2018 (this one, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank), we have a pregnancy announcement from the first. Kensington Palace announced Monday morning that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child.

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12 Times Acrylic Furniture Made All The Difference In A Room (And Why It Will Work In Your Interiors)

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Acrylic furniture, sometimes also known as lucite, has been around since the 70s. Yet, this look isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The translucent material has what it takes to stand the test of time and still look the part of today’s modern interiors.

Don’t believe us? Keep scrolling. We put together some design inspiration on how to pull this look off in your own space. By the end of this post, you, too, will be on Team Acrylic.

acrylic

We’ll explain a little bit about why acrylic pieces are here to stay. Image: Portal Design Inc

Why it works

When working with any interior, you need to consider visual weight. Visual weight refers to the measure of force an object has on the eye, otherwise known as a measure of how heavy an object looks. Successfully pulling this off in a room is all about making sure that the visual weight is in balance.

Acrylic or lucite furniture is a great equalizer when it comes to achieving this goal. Since the furniture is literally see-through, it adds very little visual weight to the room, leaving plenty of opportunities for your other design elements to shine. Yet, at the same time, it adds a level of function to the room.

These pieces also pack a punch aesthetically. Their sleek lines and sharp edges lend themselves well to a modern look.

Convinced yet? Take a look at this acrylic inspiration

textiles

If you feel the need to ground your acrylic pieces to keep them from seeming too light, don’t be afraid to use textiles like seat covers or pillows. Image: cityhomeCOLLECTIVE

bar stools

Bar stools are a great addition to any kitchen island, but they can appear very bulky. Consider using acrylic versions to help them blend in with the rest of the space. Image: Michael Morris – Residential Project Advisory, Red Rock Development

Don’t think your acrylic furniture has to be simply-shaped or borderline boring. This material can be made into any shape or size your heart desires. Image: Raegan Ford Interior Design

legs

If you want to create the illusion of more space without giving up a piece’s sense of presence, try opting for items with acrylic legs and solid seating. Image: Ann Lowengart Interiors

seating

Alternatively, you can flip the script and have acrylic seating with solid legs. Image: Zehana Interiors

focal

There is a way to get acrylic furniture to stand out. Make it the focal point of the room by only using one item in this material. Image: Chris Pardo Design – Elemental Architecture

Acrylic furniture is a natural fit for small dining spaces like the one pictured above. You can have a full set of chairs without adding much visual weight to the space at all. Image: Hilary Mac Interiors

desk

You can use acrylic furniture to add a cool factor to your workspace. It doesn’t get much better than a see-through desk. Image: Maria Causey Interior Design

coffee table

If you’re working with a crowded room like the one pictured above, acrylic furniture can help you add function without bringing much more visual weight into the space. Image: Stephani Buchman Photography

bar cart

Occasional-use items like bar carts are a natural fit to be done in acrylic because they’re there when you need them and nearly out of sight when you don’t. Image: Rikki Snyder

tables

Surfaces like coffee tables and side tables work especially well in acrylic. Image: Mina Brinkey

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Get Wine Delivered To Your Door in 1 Hour, Thanks to Amazon’s Expanded Alcohol Delivery Service

It is official, Amazon is the one-stop shop for literally all of our needs. You can buy clothing, books, accessories, toys, tiny houses, lifehacks, food, and wine on Amazon. Yup, you can order wine from Amazon and have it delivered to your house!

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5 Real Haunted Houses to Visit If You Love Spooks

Halloween is upon us, and haunted houses are popping up everywhere to provide visitors with thrills, chills, and holiday entertainment. But those who prefer to get their kicks from a more realistic experience may want to visit a supposedly real haunted house instead, complete with dark backstories, dastardly characters, and more. Here are five haunted houses you can visit nationwide.

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A Teeny Studio Apartment Is Well-Designed and Incredibly Cozy — House Call

Name: Nkiru Azikiwe
Location: Monroe, NY
Size: 290 square feet
Years lived in: 2 months, renting

I live in my tiny studio alone. I enjoy the independence and need my own space and alone time to come home to after a long day. I’ve never lived in a place quite this small! However the location is perfect, the price is right, the space is clean, and landlords are great so it was really a no-brainer. I always thought I needed a huge space to feel open and airy, but as I’ve grown older I’ve come to really appreciate small, well-used spaces. I played around with a few furniture arrangements here and found that the current layout is most spacious and functional. I’m drawn to the simplicity and cleanness of Scandinavian design and also find Bohemian style very appealing with the patterned textiles and cozy rugs.

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Your Best Sleep Ever: Make Your Bed at Home Like a 5-Star Hotel

Traveling has its ups and downs (and we don’t just mean your plane’s take off and landing.) Last-minute packing, hectic airports, hailing a cab under the duress of language barriers—all those stresses you encounter on the journey, well…they’re worth it when you slide into your hotel’s cloud-like, absolutely heavenly bed. You don’t have to leave that plush dream behind at your destination, though. I did some digging and uncovered these six common qualities that make the beds in 5-star hotels so downright delectable.

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