Home Decor

Stair Risers That Rise to the Occasion

Blue tile stair risers with wood plank steps | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Deliciously Ella

As you walk up a set of steps, where does your gaze focus? Time to take a second look at your stair risers and see if they could use some improvement. Better yet, add some unexpected character to this much overlooked area in your home. A simple update such as wallpaper or tile could breathe new life into any staircase. […]

A Bamboo Chair Brings Tropical Heat to Your Home

Bamboo chair in bright orange on summer patio | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Danae Horst via The Jungalow

Bamboo is taking over summer decor this year! A natural or brightly painted bamboo chair is just the right thing to perk up your patio or living room. Lightweight and durable, bamboo gives your home instant island charm. Soften up your seating with pillows in cool, tropical prints and throw in a funky side table. We found some great chairs […]

Patio Prep For Barbecue Parties + Beyond

Party bunting for patios | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @svet_svetlana47 via Pinterest

It’s our nation’s favorite holiday and nothing says “America” quite like a backyard barbecue. Add a few of these fun ideas to your patio party and keep them on hand for other events. Simple details go a long way and don’t have to take much effort. The best decor is anything you already have or anything you can reuse! The […]

Portraits of Random People Paint a Pretty Picture

Portraits in Kate Spade's home gallery | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Alec Kugler via Coveteur

As we were gathering ideas for gallery walls, we started noticing a strange trend. Paintings of random people seem to be taking vintage decor by storm! Add a few friendly portraits to your home and consider them welcome guests. You can create a custom family of invisible friends who will watch over your house while you’re away on vacation. That’s […]

Pampa Cushions Add Touchable Luxury to Your Space

Pampa cushions handwoven from Argentina | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Pampa

In a fertile land between the mountains of Argentina, Pampa cushions are woven on circular looms by skilled artisans. Hands that work close to nature have a spiritual quality to them.  One-of-a-kind creations carry a sense of the artist and humble goods are the treasures of mankind.  Look outside your immediate environment to the artwork of the world beyond.  Each item […]

Geometric Mirrors: Don’t Be a Square, Man!

Geometric mirrors | Triangle mid-century modern bathroom | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Tudo Orna

If you have a love for mid-century modern design, then you can appreciate amoebic shapes and clean lines. We’ve been going gaga for geometric mirrors that step outside of the usual square box. One of the easiest ways to add some energy to your space is with a mirror. Be sure it reflects something beautiful, because it doubles the view! […]

Surf Shack Baby! Lighten Up Your Decor for Summer

Mid-century modern surf shack summer decor | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: SF Girl by Bay

Time to turn your favorite stay-cation residence into a warm, Bohemian surf shack! Adding beach style is a fun way to lighten up your decor and will inspire you to get outside more, too.  We’ve talked about Spring cleaning here on Girlfriend, but I admit this is a bi-monthly occurrence in my home! Closets have been purged and a deep […]