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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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10 Ways to Conquer Your Home Design Creative Block

  • lighting barn wood stone
  • rustic wood floor vault ceiling
  • modern minimalist bathroom
  • den office wood floors

Got blank walls? Stuck in a decorating rut? We have all been there, listening to the echo thrum through empty halls, wondering, How on earth do I fill this space and where do I begin? It is more than a little intimidating to begin decorating a home, no matter how big or small. We want to […]

10 Classic Misconceptions of Interior Designers

  • eclectic living room couch chairs tables
  • modern living room glass wall
  • pool room game room
  • modern bathroom bathtub tile

There is a falsehood (or should we say many falsehoods) among the general population as to what an interior designer actually does, or why we should hire them. Some think interior design is all about playing with fabrics and furnishings, making everything pretty and perfect. And some think that design is only what they see […]

Why There May Be Toxins In Your Home

  • Clean your home with non-abrasive products whenever possible. Image Via: Cheryl Burke Interior Design
  • The best homes are both stylish and healthy. Image via: South County Post & Beam, Inc.
  • Beware of chemicals that can cause Sick Building Syndrome. Image Via: Homes Heart Designs
  • Remember to include construction material tests in your inspection contingencies. Image Via: Louie Leu Architect, Inc.

Toxins are a tricky subject. Many people discuss them without knowing exactly what they are or what they do. Unfortunately, some of the things that we fill our homes with are full of toxic chemicals. Over time, exposure to those things can unknowingly contribute to making you and your loved ones sick. We’ve outlined some […]

Why Geometric Patterns Are Becoming Increasingly Popular

  • Geometric patterns are very trendy right now. Image Via: Malcolm Duffin
  • Patterns add tons of visual interest. Image Via: Greg Natale
  • Incorporate pattern in accents. Image Via: Chris Snook
  • Don't limit yourself to where you can bring pattern into the room. Image Via: Laura U, Inc.

When it comes to interior design, it’s always key to keep an eye on trends. Right now, geometric patterns are becoming increasingly popular. We’re starting to see them popping up everywhere from television shows to the pages of popular magazines. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t embrace current designs. When its done correctly following trends […]

Why Every Room Needs A Dose Of Pattern

  • Choose bold, contrasting colors to make your statement item really pop. Image Via: California Home + Design
  • Use pattern to help evenly distribute visual weight throughout the space. Image Via: Andrew Flesher Interiors
  • Experiment with pattern throughout your home. Image Via: E. B. Mahoney Builders, Inc.
  • Choose bold, contrasting colors to make your statement item really pop. Image Via:Vendome Press

Like most trend-driven industries, popularity in interior design tends to go in cycles. Over the past few years, modern interiors favored sleek silhouettes with solid fabrics, monochromatic shades, and clean lines. During this time, printed pieces fell out of favor a little bit. But, pattern is starting to make a comeback and, take our word […]

10 Signs That You Are Married To An Architect

How many architects does it take to change a light bulb? Well, we don’t have the silly response to that joke, but with one quick Google search you can find a lot of jokes about architecture and architects. It seems that architects get picked on for their quirky personalities and traits. However, here at Freshome, […]

What Are Architects Doing In Response To Population Growth

As this is being typed, the current world population is 7,260,873,955, according to the real time Worldometer. By the time this article is edited and published (assuming four to five days from now), the population will have approximately increased by 316,000 people! Isn’t that amazing!? According to World Population Balance, the current global population is […]

How Urbanization Is Affecting The Architecture Of Transit

Living in a city can be an exciting experience. With an endless variety of restaurants, entertainment and business opportunities, it’s no wonder that people are drawn to these frenzied centers of civilization. Where big-city dreams await, people are always going to migrate in masses with the hope of being a part of something bigger. That […]

How To Choose Perfect Bed Linens

Did you know that we spend 26 years sleeping in our beds!? If we are going to spend that much of our lives in bed, then shouldn’t our beds be the ultimate sanctuary? Don’t we deserve beds that have the absolute best sheets and pillows —ones that are as soft as down and as fluffy as […]

How Millennials Can Get Ready For The Housing Market

 These days, your twenties are synonymous with uncertainty and change. With more opportunities available to young adults than ever before, it’s common to know someone whose moving to another coast for a job opportunity or spending a few years volunteering abroad. In the midst of all these adventures, millennials are slower to put down roots […]

The Psychology Behind Designing Corporate Spaces

Let’s be honest, designing corporate spaces is all about the bottom line. Traditionally companies would save money by buying the cheapest furniture possible – in bulk – and arranging it in an assembly line fashion to accommodate the largest amount of workers in the tightest space. However, corporations are quickly discovering that this type of […]

How Interior Designers Can Increase Their Incomes

This is not some “How to Get Rich Quick” article, rather more of a scientific article that looks inside the creative mind of an interior designer, looking into the way they think and why those very thoughts are blocking them from maximizing their potential and their income. Nor is this talk of “The Secret” and […]

How To Balance Comfort and Style In Your Home

As regular readers of design sites like Freshome, it should come as no surprise that many of us consider pleasing aesthetics to a be an essential component of interior design. But, there should be no shortage of people who also agree that the rooms in our home should be comforting, an oasis of sorts from […]

How To Avoid Mistakes When Renovating

Renovating. The word alone conjures images of messy, dust-filled rooms. Think of kitchen renovations where the stove, fridge and dishwasher have been pulled out and placed in the middle of the TV room—optimal for entertaining guests, right?  Even worse, bathroom renovations where your entire family of five is forced to share ONE bathroom while the […]

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