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We like to think that every article on Freshome has a little “best of” integrated within. But we know how much you enjoy design lists, so we created a category especially for them. There is a little bit of each section on our site represented in the fascinating lists below. It is here that you will find a large dose of inspiration, condensed in the most popular posts on our website based on your Facebook shares (published on a monthly basis), or in the “30 ways-on-how-to” articles which we guarantee you will love.

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Why Everyone Needs Mood Enhancing Lighting

  • The amount of light during the day we see determines how we perceive the world. Image Via: James Patrick Walters
  • Light even effects how much we eat. Image Via: Borghese Luce Arte
  • Not being exposed to enough light during the day can throw off your sleep cycle. Image Via: Domæn Ltd.
  • Focused light exposure may help fight the winter blues. Image Via: Amy Weiss, Interior Designer

Ready or not, winter is coming. While most of us love the beauty of the first snow of the season or the tradition of spending holidays surrounded by family and friends, we don’t relish the idea of waking up in the dark and returning home in much the same state. If you’ve ever wondered why […]

Why Green Design Companies are Overhauling the Home Industry

  • They innovate spaces that innovate the community as a whole. Image Via: Maienza-Wilson Interior Design + Architecture
  • See how these green designers have changed the industry. Image Via: Hughes Umbanhowar Architects
  • Let the pros share how to get the look in your home. Image Via: Intexure Architects
  • Sustainable designers know how to blend form and function. Image Via: Slifer Designs

For years, the idea of building and designing green spaces only held popularity within certain niche interest groups – agriculturalists, tourism-driven communities, etc. Outside of those areas, environmental impact wasn’t a huge concern. It wasn’t really a concern at all. After all, how much of an effect could something like a home’s interior design have […]

Why Minimalist Interiors Are Good For You

  • white minimalist interior design
  • modern home
  • symmetry interior design
  • minimalist kitchen

There’s no place like home. At least that’s what we all want to think, but is your home making you stressed out? Do you walk in the door after a long day of work only to be greeted by piles of laundry, dishes and dust bunnies?  Did you ever consider the idea that your home […]

Why Form Should Follow Function In Interior Design

  • white modern kitchen
  • blue and white living room
  • brick fireplace yellow modern chairs
  • window seat bookshelves

Everyone has, at one point or another, found himself or herself carrying something around the store that they love, but don’t necessarily need. It’s easy to pick up an item on impulse and be drawn to its visual appeal without really considering what you would ever need it for. So on you walk down the […]

How World Population Affects the Architecture of Transit

  • bedroom city view
  • modern bathroom chandelier
  • modern loft
  • milan high speed train

Miles of traffic jams and car horns honking as frustrated drivers slowly creep along the highway to their hurried destination—this is what most city dwellers face on a daily basis.  These daily stresses of city living can actually lead to mental disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that city life can […]

Why Every Man Needs A Man Cave

Sorry ladies, but this post is devoted to men (although, stick around for some great gender-neutral decorating inspiration). While both sexes need a place to escape; a place to call their own—the popular evolution of the man cave has blown away its competition (the sewing rooms, home libraries and craft rooms that most women dream […]

10 Design Lessons We Can Learn From Venetian Architecture

Venice is a dream destination for many. Between the one-of-a-kind canals, incredible historic and cultural offerings, and beautiful architecture, it’s no surprise that people will travel far and wide just to experience Venetian life for themselves. What most people don’t realize, though, is that it’s possible to apply some of the fundamental components of Venetian […]

How To Decide If Homeownership Is Right For You

Most people know they’d like to own a home eventually. That aspiration is certainly admirable, but in our experience, it often leads to a whole other set of questions. Such as: How do you know when is the right time to become a homeowner? Conversely, how do you know if homeownership is right for you […]

Why Drones Are The Future of Design Photography

The idea of drones makes people nervous and understandably so. In the past, talk of this pilot-free technology has been exclusively associated with air raids and stealth missions. These days, however, drones are being used for decidedly less militaristic tasks. Now is the time for drones to get a makeover. As they become increasingly available, on […]

What Are the Top Neutral Colors to Choose Now

There is a new trend making an appearance on the interior design horizon—stylish new shades of neutral.  It’s akin to the fall fashion runways, where there is always a new, hot color trend—think, white is the new black. Homeowners and interior designers alike have hopped whole-heartedly onto the neutral color bandwagon, realizing that there is […]

Why Japanese Interior Design is Popular

Japanese interior design is being mimicked world-wide, for good reason. Japanese tradition is steeped in many qualities that are worthy of mimicry— such as a deep-rooted love and respect of nature, or a fondness towards minimalist interiors that highlight the artisan-appeal of individual pieces. Our busy world, whose cultures seem to mesh more readily thanks […]

How Workspace Design Affects Workflow

Running a business is no easy task. At any given moment, there are a thousand different decisions to be made. As the boss, not only is it your responsibility to make those decisions, but the answers that you give could potentially make or break your commercial success. When you live under all that pressure day […]

10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

Most of us aren’t interior designers by trade and that’s okay. Whether you think of interior design as an enjoyable hobby or a necessary evil that helps keep your home looking presentable, sometimes it can be tough to understand the industry lingo. After all, how often do you hear about Tertiary Colors, anyway? At Freshome, […]

How Architects Take Advantage of The Golden Ratio

When you really think about it, one of the coolest facets of architecture is the ability to have buildings be so different – so varied in terms of size, shape, and style – and yet so similar at their core. No matter who designs the building, it is constructed from a blueprint. No matter what […]

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