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Home Inspiration: 12 Tasteful Table Lamps For $50 Or Less

The secret to a sophisticated but affordable living space is pretty pillows and tasteful lamps. These types of functional home décor can polish off the most minimalistic space. This weekend, I ventured out on a mission to update my pathetic $10 bedside lamps with something a little chicer on a budget of $60. Instead of a pattered shade, which would compete with my duvet, I sought out a decorative base. At first I was discouraged by the high price tags, then by my husband’s hatred of anything ornate. Finally we agreed on two lamps at T.J. Maxx! The new lamps frame the bed nicely and are a wonderful addition to our otherwise boring nightstands.

Check out my new lamps after the jump and click for more affordable table lamps.

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Home Inspiration: 20 Gorgeous Gallery Walls

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One of the things I’m most excited about in regards to owning my own home is that I can put as many poorly planned nail holes in the wall as I want, without worrying about disapproving looks from my landlord. The walls of our current house have stayed largely empty (so depressing) because we knew we wouldn’t be here that long, didn’t want to have to hide/patch up nail holes, and for some reason those magical picture-hanging strips don’t stick to the walls here. Ugh. I can’t wait to get to our new place and finally display all the framed art that’s still tucked away in our closets. It’s gallery wall time! Here are 20 gallery walls of all different styles and setups to get the wheels of home decor inspiration turning…

Home Inspiration: Pretty Patterned Pillow Combinations

Home Inspiration: Clocks
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It is finally starting to warm up here in NYC and I personally can’t wait for the bright colors of budding spring. Tulips! Daffodils! Peonies! Since I lack a garden, I brighten things up and give the inside of my apartment a mini-makeover with colorful throw pillows instead. Play interior decorator by mixing and matching different colors and patterns — here are some cool and colorful throw pillow options that won’t break the bank…

Home Inspiration: Taming My Office Trouble Spots With TJ Maxx

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When TJ Maxx got in touch and asked if I’d like to be part of their Spring Organization Challenge, I jumped at the chance. The mission: pick out a few items from the TJ Maxx/Marshalls home goods section to help organize a messy spot in my own home. There was no question in my mind which spot I was going to organize, because I was already sitting in it when I got the email: my office. Thanks to that whole “selling all my possessions before I moved” thing, my house doesn’t have too many clutter or disorganization issues right now, but all the issues I do have are confined to my office. I’m really bad with paperwork, files, and mail especially, and since I just close my office door at the end of every day, it’s been easy to put off figuring out how to organize everything. Read on to check out my embarrassing “before” photos and the super cute storage solutions I found, not to mention a life-changing time management trick! Keep reading »

Home Inspiration: 15 Beautiful Bathtubs

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As part of my home-buying process, I’m collecting home design inspiration photos like Celine Dion collects giant mansions. Last week, I drooled over dreamy kitchens. This week, it’s bathrooms — more specifically, bathtubs. Here are 15 fairytale bathtubs to inspire you (“ooh I want that!”) and depress you (“there is no way in hell I could ever afford that!”). Proceed with caution…

Home Inspiration: 15 Dreamy Kitchens To Drool Over

I don’t want to jinx anything, but Nick and I miiiiiiiight be buying a house soon. Like, really soon. The house in question is a super cute ’50s cottage in Nashville. It’s pretty perfect, although the kitchen needs some updates, which is why all of a sudden “kitchen makeovers” and “cool kitchen renovations” have become my internet porn of choice (and if there’s a sudden influx of home design content on The Frisky, well, now you know why). Here are 15 kitchens of wildly different styles and budgets that are currently making me drool. Turquoise cabinets, come to mama!

Home Inspiration: Pretty Tea Cups

Sipping tea from a proper tea cup always feels so relaxing, cozy, and a little glamorous (even though I’m usually wearing my boyfriend’s basketball shorts and watching trashy reality shows during my “tea time”). A pretty cup and saucer not only encourage you to take your tea time a bit more seriously (pinkies up, ladies!), but they look so lovely displayed on the counter when not in use that they truly become part of your home decor. Win-win, I say! Click through to check out 10 beautiful specimens…

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…

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!

Random Home Inspiration: Geometry Class

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As soon as I saw this amazing pie chart rug, I suddenly wanted to decorate my entire house with geometry-inspired pieces. And then maybe invite over my high school math teacher and be like, “See, I do appreciate the beauty of Fibonacci’s golden spiral! Especially when I’m drinking coffee out of it.” Get all the details on where to find these rad pieces after the jump! Keep reading »

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