Earth Element: Keep Clutter Under Control With Feng Shui

Earth element Feng Shui | yellow bedding, brick walls | Girlfriend is Better
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We just celebrated Taurus this month and in the same week,  compiled some easy cleaning lists for your home.  Coincidence?  I think not.   Feng Shui is the study of energy and focuses on five major elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire.  Clutter tends to accumulate when the earth element is out of balance.  Learn how the five elements work together (and […]

Cleaning Lists, Tips + Tricks: Whistle While You Work

Cleaning lists tips and tricks for easy house cleaning | vintage housewife | Girlfriend is Better
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We’re here to make your life easier! Breaking chores up into small daily tasks helps you keep your house clean. The trick is to find the right cleaning lists that you can truly stick to. It allows you to turn a blind eye to other items that need attention, because they are already on the schedule! In addition, we all […]

Taurus: Home Decor You Can Depend On

Taurus astrology home decor guide | Luke Mattson Joshua Tree Art Print | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Luke Mattson | Photo courtesy: Urban Outfitters

Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide to adding decor for each sun sign. Since this is the month of Taurus, we’ll give you tips for finding the right decor that suits your stable personality. If this isn’t […]

Stained Glass For Dreamers and Dancers

Stained glass living room window | French country bedroom | Girlfriend is Better
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Ah, Springtime.  As fickle as the weather gets, we find ourselves seeking rainbows.  Take a look at some of our favorite stained glass inspirations and make your home dance with color.  We love the way light plays on walls and floors, it can make an ordinary day seem quite magical.  Not in the budget?  We’ve also got some fun window […]

Pisces: Get the Right Energy Flowing in Each Room

Pisces astrology home decor | Macrame hanging plant water | Girlfriend is Better
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Hey baby, what’s your sign? We’re enthralled with the hidden art of astrology and how the stars align with personalities. Just for fun, we’ve put together a reference guide to adding decor for each sun sign. Since this is the month of Pisces, we’ll give you tips for adding touches for this compassionate friend. If this isn’t your sign, think […]

Bedroom Feng Shui

Bedroom Feng Shui tips | Girlfriend is Better

We all know the importance of getting a restful night’s sleep. Adding a little Feng Shui to the bedroom will create a sanctuary that you or your partner will want to escape to more often. Creating a soothing environment that nurtures you should be at the top of your list this month especially! Using the right types of furniture, fabrics, […]

Teal: 6 Ways to Add Clarity + Balance to Your Home

Teal painted walls | French country bedroom | Girlfriend is Better
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In color psychology, shades of blue and green work to create emotional balance and stability. Start the new year with fresh shades of teal and turquoise. Your home will benefit from the soothing effects of this peaceful color in no time! We pulled together some of our favorite applications of the hue for inspiration. Teal Brings a Sense of Clarity […]

Macramé Wall Hangings Warm Up Your World

Multi-colored macrame wall hangings | Girlfriend is Better
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Did you know? Macramé wall hangings are the art of tying knots in a cord to form a patterned tapestry. Historically, it originated with 13th-century Arabic weavers who added decorative fringes to their horses and camels. A century or two later, the art form made its way to Italy and France. Sailors used it as a way to mend nets […]

Dressing Tables: Mid-Century Modern Vanity

Mid-century modern dressing tables | Girlfriend is Better
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“You’re so vain..” Carly Simon’s hit song just seemed to apply to this week’s focus on mid-century modern dressing tables. Time to bring back the nostalgia of powdering noses and freshening up! A vintage vanity is just the ticket for a glamour-deprived environment.  Get some inspiration from our favorite vintage darlings and find one that suits your own space. Vintage […]

Floral Curtains Warm Up Your Bedroom

Floral curtains in tropical prints for the bedroom | Girlfriend is Better
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As we turn to Fall we’re discovering ways to warm up decor while still staying cool. Floral curtains in light cotton fabrics are perfect for bedrooms. They still let the light in while softening the edges of window sills. Take a peek at our favorite window treatments in island and country styles. DIY Floral Curtains Handy with scissors and craft […]

Love + Relationships Attracted via Feng Shui

Pink mid-century modern chair perfect for love + relationships center | Feng Shui guide | Girlfriend is Better
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Romance is in the air and relationships are on our minds. Time to use a little Feng Shui magic to enhance the love you’ve got or attract some to your life! Your home should always be an inviting retreat where you feel secure and happy. Create a little love nest of your own in the rear right section of your […]