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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.

Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Interior Design Firm


Interior Design is – there’s certain glamour to it all. And, for those who have a natural aptitude towards the arts and design this may indeed be a perfect career choice. The nice thing about this particular career is that it is one that is achievable at any age and at any stage in life.
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How to Identify your Own Decorating Style


Many people struggle with finding their own sense of style within their homes. Whether you’ve just moved into your first house, apartment or you’re trying to make your current space more of a reflection of you than what it seems to be at the moment, you feel as though your home is lacking that personal touch. Read on to see

10 Hot Trends in Retro Furniture that You’ll Love in your Home

There is no doubt that retro trends in furniture are back in a big way! Have you ever heard if you save your clothes or furniture for 20-30 years the styles will come back in fashion? While this may be true, sometimes the styles don’t come back in the same exact materials, colors or execution of the design but the…

10 Awesome Ways to Take Advantage of Smart Home Technology

In our ever-changing hi-technology world it seems like everyone is turning to “smart” technology. From the phone and tablet you carry in your pocket to controlling your home’s heating and air conditioning while away on vacation on a tropical beach, smart technology is everywhere. If you have been trying to figure out what smart home technology is and how you…

How to Work With an Architect When Designing your Home

You have decided to start designing your own home, or you would like to make some renovations on your current home. One of the first things you need to decide is what you want done and how can hiring an architect help your dreams become reality. While you may think hiring an architect isn’t necessary, there are several factors to…

What Makes a Building Green ?


At Freshome we’ve talked a great deal about about green homes and buildings. And while we know that you understand that “green” means environmentally friendly – we wanted to help you better understand what it really means for a building to be green. In the paragraphs below we break down for you what a building must have to be “green.”

10 Unique Ways to Green your Outdoor Eco-Friendly Home

Summer is a great time to spend more time in your outdoor home. Whether you are working on your landscaping, enjoying entertaining family or friends, or resting and soaking up the summer sun – your outdoor home is the hub for it all! It also is the perfect place to carry your eco-friendly lifestyle to your outdoors with green outdoor…

How to Create a Sensual Home


A sensual home is one that is relaxing and comfortable. It is inviting, welcoming, with an air of sophistication and maturity. A sensual home is one where you feel as though you can manage to escape the daily grind of today’s hectic world. If your home is filled with children and teenagers you may think to yourself that your home

Top 10 Benefits of Downsizing into a Smaller Home

Have you noticed there is a new push for downsizing the way we live? Homeowners are realizing that “living large” doesn’t always mean bigger is better. In fact there are many benefits to downsizing to a smaller home. Whether the decision is voluntarily are you are forced to move for job relocation or other life event, rest assured there’s a…

The Most Popular Iconic American Home Design Styles

Housing styles around the world are as varied as the countries they represent and in the United States there are a variety of iconic design styles that have made American homes so popular. Whether you already live in one of these popular styles or you are looking for a new abode, look at a few of the most popular iconic…

15 Top Decorating Myths Debunked!


Over the years there were certain rules of thumb that one thought one had to abide by in terms of creating one’s perfect home. But fashion and decor, like the times, too must change to stay current. In many cases what’s old is most definitely new again, unless you’re talking about the rules of decorating. There are two trains of

10 Things Not to Do When Remodeling your Home

In most homeowners life there will come a time when remodeling and upgrading your current amenities will be a way of life. Whether you are wanting to add space to your rooms, upgrade materials, or because your home needs more functionality, taking on a remodeling job could be in your near future. Before you get started, there are several factors…

10 Ways to Bring Patriotic Touches Into your Home

This 4th of July bring patriotic touches into your home. Whether you love red, white and blue for it’s symbolic references to freedom and the American way or you just love this classic color combination – why not bring patriotic inspiration into your indoor and outdoor home. This summer as you celebrate America’s birthday, find other ways to celebrate all…

40 Daring Striped Interiors Helping You Energize Your Home in 2013

Very popular in the fashion industry, stripes have become a major trend in interior design as well (check out Top 10 Most Talked About Interior Design Trends for 2013… to see what else you should expect for this year). Thick or thin, horizontal or vertical, prepare to find them in a variety of homes or offices, and start enjoying the

10 Smart Tips For Waking Up your Home with Lighting

There aren’t many single factors in your household that can change your mood, your health, the comfort of your home, the appearance of colors, and the feeling of a room with just one aesthetic – lighting. While most of us are trying to find the trendiest sofa to put into our living room or the best shade of blue to…

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