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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 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Nature

  • orange and blue color mix
  • white and blue kitchen
  • modern kitchen
  • living room

Take a moment from your busy schedule to lift up your eyes from that handheld device and reunite with the natural beauty of the world around you. What do you see? Are the tree branches swaying in the breeze? Are leaves rustling at your feet, showing the first signs of fall? Is the yellow orb […]

Why You Should Use Natural Materials In Your Design

  • Natural materials make neutrals pop. Image Via: Hartman Baldwin Design/Build
  • modern-living-room
  • Natural materials are a good fit for areas that receive a lot of wear and tear. Image Via: Staprans Design
  • Read on to find out why you should work natural materials into your design. Image Via: Denali Custom Homes

You’ve probably been heard about the advantages of decorating with natural materials like marble, wood, metals, and clay. Chances are, you’ve also wandered what exactly counts as “natural”. It’s okay, you’re not alone.  In the world of interiors, “natural” is a broad term that encompasses any renewable resource that is harvested from the earth for use. These days, consumers are […]

Why Men Have Excellent Decorating Taste

  • modern room
  • eclectic room
  • white kitchen
  • colorful room

Does this title have you scratching your head?  You read it right, men do have excellent decorating taste. Want proof? Well, this article will have you realizing that some of the most historic and influential designs were established by men. Exterior and interior, men have added a tantalizing touch to design that should not be […]

10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

  • garage doors
  • home exterior
  • exterior lighting
  • landscaping

While we all want a spectacular home that stands out amongst the rest; we also want a home that blends with its surroundings and neighborhood. Designing the exterior of a home can be a complicated process of color choices, materials, balancing shape and lines— it is not a job for novice designers. Do you ever […]

10 Interior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

  • blue bedroom
  • dining room
  • open floor plan
  • modern home

Think of this as a little 101 in decorating. While we all cannot possess the eye for exquisite design and detail — we can decorate our homes as though we do.  In some ways, interior decorating can be thought of as a formula with specific steps; building blocks that will help create your very own […]

Why Italian Household Goods Are The Best Choice

Amazing craftsmanship does not happen overnight. Rather, it evolves throughout decades. Skills are honed, practiced and developed to perfection, and mistakes are omitted through trial and error. Once  these skills are perfected, they are taught to the next generation and the next, and so it goes, on and on — creating a time-tested and perfected […]

10 Tips For Saving Money On Your Electricity Bill

Rich or poor, we could all use a little frugality in our lives. After all, who wants to waste money on electricity bills when there are far more fun ways to spend it? Remember your grandmother? — the one who insisted on wearing a sweater instead of putting on the heat, well she was a […]

Why People Love Modern Architecture

Modern architecture has something for everyone. Even if your taste may veer towards the opposite side of the design spectrum (i.e. rustic country)— there are still elements of modern design that will appeal to you. Don’t believe it? After reading this article, you may change your mind. The fundamentals of modern architecture are clean and […]

10 Ways To Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

We all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. While there are a lot of do-it-yourselfer’s out there who work tirelessly on their homes and seem to be updating or renovating on a constant basis— this is not possible for those of us who don’t know the difference between a table saw and […]

Why Italian-Style Home Decor Is So Popular

The real question is, Why wouldn’t it be? Of course Italian-Style home decor is popular! It is ornate, gorgeously-gilted, elegant and designed of only the highest quality furnishings. Italian design is the epitome of luxury. Historically, Renaissance design and architecture dates back to the early 15th Century in Florence, Italy.  This design was dominated by […]

Why People Need to Hire A Closet Organizer

” I absolutely cannot find anything to wear!”  Does this sound familiar? We stand there staring at a closet chock-full of clothes, shoes, scarves, ties and belts— yet we have nothing to wear. Wouldn’t it be amazing to just walk into your closet and easily find your favorite black pants and that perfect shirt to […]

The 10 Most Important Tips For Decorating On A Tight Budget

It’s no secret that interior design can be expensive to incorporate into your home budget. Even if you’re only looking at redecorating a single room, the costs can add up quickly. Do you want to buy carpeting or install hardwood to cover the floors? What paint color will you choose? How much of it will […]

How To Create A Georgian Colonial Home Interior

Colonial decorating began as a rustic, hand-built and sturdy design which evolved over 300 years into an extremely ornate and lavish decor. This interior style began with rustic tastes because it originates back to the first American settlers in the 17th Century—settlers who were carpenters and made their own furniture. These settlers mostly originated from […]

How To Incorporate Marble Into Your Interior Design

In the past few decades, marble has fallen by the wayside in interior design. Odds are that when you picture marble as a design element, you have visions of large, cold rooms encased in floor-to-ceiling stone. Or, of the ornate sculptures that adorn your Grandma’s pristine living room. It’s hardly modern and sleek – or […]

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