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IKEA Is Offering Furniture Recommendations Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Navigating your way through IKEA is always an overwhelming experience. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to narrow down the vast selection of products to fit your personal tastes, without even setting foot in the store? Thanks to IKEA Singapore, there is! The company just unveiled a fun Facebook app called The IKEA Zodiac. You type in your birth date and get specific furniture recommendations based on your Chinese Zodiac sign. I’m an Ox, so the app recommended I buy some organizers to control clutter and avoid “ feeling like a bull in china shop in your own home.” Sounds good to me. All in all, it’s a fun way to wade through IKEA’s endless inventory and maybe — maybe — find something you love. [Design Taxi]

Home Inspiration: 15 Super Cozy Bed Situations

Pardon my French, but it’s fucking cold outside. I think most of us in the path of this vicious polar vortex are wishing we could curl up in a warm, cozy bed and not get up until sometime around May. Instead, we’re sitting at work dreading the frigid blast that awaits us when we leave. Sigh. What better time to partake in some comfy bed porn, right? Click through to see 15 soft, warm, pillowy places you’d rather be…

Etsy Spotlight: 2014 Wall Calendars We Love

Don’t ask us how we’re only a few days away from 2014 (wasn’t it 1997, like, a week ago?), but even though we can’t answer your “where has the time gone?” questions, we can recommend some lovely wall calendars to help you keep better track of next year. From pugs to Paris to beautifully simple numerical designs, Etsy has got you covered. Click on the gallery to check out our favorites!

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 DIY Throw Pillows To Dress Up Your Couch

Does your boring couch need a little spicing up? Is your bed begging for a few more decorative pillows that will confuse and confound the men in your life? Does your pillow fort need a roof? If you answered yes to any of these questions, girl, you need to make yourself a new throw pillow. Click through for 10 cute, comfy DIY pillow projects, any of which would also make a great gift if you’re planning a crafty Christmas!

Life Dream Status: A Giant Cat Couch For Humans

OK, you guys, the good news is that this giant cat couch exists. The bad news is that it exists as part of an art installation and isn’t currently for sale to the public. Sigh. I might need to buy, like, 500 pounds of fluffy cotton and 100 yards of furry fabric and just attempt to make my own, because now that I know I could be watching Netflix while lying in the lap of a gigantic cat, my life won’t be complete until I make it happen. [Neatorama]

Thanks, I Made It Myself: Thanksgiving Wreaths, Banners, And Centerpieces

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, looking for a unique gift to bring your Thanksgiving host, or just want to add a little autumn ambiance to your apartment, these DIY Thanksgiving decorations will do the trick. Grab your glitter, light a fall candle, and get crafting!

Wrapping Paper, Magnets, Throw Pillows, And Other Instagram Products We Love

Don’t let your amazing Instagram photos languish on your tiny cell phone screen. Turn them into awesome things like magnets, cell phone cases, posters, and throw pillows! After reading about PicPaperie, a company that turns your Instagram photos into personalized wrapping paper (brilliant, right? Help them meet their funding goal here!), I decided to round up some of my favorite Instagram products from around the web. Click through to check ‘em out…

Etsy Spotlight: This Ain’t Your Niece’s Tea Set

A stackable porcelain tea cup and tea pot. Adorned with a handpainted skull. I’ve finally found the perfect accoutrement for my existential nihilist solo tea parties! [$18, Etsy]

Home Inspiration: Fabulous Fall Candles

The other night I was curled up under a blanket, sipping hot cocoa, flipping through a magazine and basically having the best fall lifestyle. But then I realized something was missing: FALL CANDLES. I was still burning my light, fruity, summer candles, and therefore my house was not reaching its full fall vibes potential, which is so not OK with me. It’s time for yummy fall scents like balsam wood, cinnamon, pumpkin, juniper, cranberry, and hot buttered rum. Click through to check out some of The Frisky staff’s favorite scents of the season. The best part? These fall candles don’t just smell good, they look good too!

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY “Wallpapered” Kitchen Shelves

DIY wallpapering shelves

When you are a renter and also kinda lazy, your humble abode can feel like it’s not really your home.  That’s how I feel, at least. My tea towels hang from the stove but there isn’t much I can do about the color of the walls or the tiles on the  bathroom floor. That “generic home space” thing hasn’t changed since college.

This weekend, I took matters into my own hands.  My kitchen cupboards have one section with “open shelving” thanks to a broken cabinet door that has not been replaced.  I love the open shelving, where we put all our glasses and some of our bowls.  But the white cabinets and shelves have never been much to look at.  So I bought some fancy crafting paper at an art shop and “wallpapered” them myself.

Here’s how I did it, after the jump: Keep reading »

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