Orange Sofas Will Brighten Your Day

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Needing an energy boost?  Rejuvenate your living rooms with orange sofas in warm tones that will perk you right up.  Orange is the color or adventure and social communication.  Be brave and reupholster a tired old beige sectional.  Mix in gold colors for an extra dose of enthusiasm! Where to Place Orange Sofas Outgoing and uninhibited, a large, attention-grabbing piece […]

Monstera Deliciosa Tropical Plants

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“Feed me Seymour!” The latest, greatest, should we even say, “hipster-approved” plant Monstera Deliciosa is filling up empty corners in carefully curated homes across America. Somewhat sexy and extremely confident, its broad leaves and easy care routine make it a welcome house guest.  We love to say it’s botanical name with flair.  It kind of sounds like a Harry Potter […]

Water Element: Feng Shui Decor Goes With The Flow

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Welcome to another installment on the five elements of Feng Shui. This month, we will look at the water element and how it works to speed up or slow down the flow of chi. Chi is energy that works like breath (or air) and it moves through your home like a stream. If you are feeling hectic and rushed, you […]

Home Office: Make it Cozy + Keep it Organized!

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One of the best things about working from home is the myriad of creature comforts within reach. Counteract potential distractions by making your home office a specific space where you can focus. Keep the space well-organized so that the space encourages regular meditation and bursts of creativity. Here are some of our favorite spaces and easy DIY projects for customizing […]

Earth Element: Keep Clutter Under Control With Feng Shui

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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 […]

Bedroom Feng Shui

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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, […]

Aquarius: I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler

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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 for adding decor that is personal to each sun sign. Since this is the month of Aquarius, we’ll focus on the details that make their homes artistic and contemporary. If this […]

Rainbow Dining Chairs Brighten Up Any Kitchen Space

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Why settle for one color when you can have them all? Add some flavor to your home with rainbow dining chairs. No cooking required! Dining chairs are one of those easy, affordable ways to get creative with color. The dining room is generally the most-used spot for homework and school projects. Why not spruce up the area in a way […]

Minimalism + How it Can Bring Abundance to Your Life

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I am the opposite of a hoarder. My closets are regularly purged and very few objects hold sentimental value to me. Remember my article about my dear old roommate Aynsley Campbell? She used to describe our home decor styles as “lived in” and “just visiting”. Ha! So guess which one I was. Truthfully, I wasn’t always this way! I have […]

Surf Shack Baby! Lighten Up Your Decor for Summer

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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 […]

Gold Fever: Maximum Glamour for Minimal Decor

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Get real about the amount of glamour you need in your life right now! We’re still all about keeping things simple, but when it comes to gold accessories, bigger is better. When you’re decorating with a minimal mind frame, the details start to shine a little more. Nothing says minimalism has to stay stuck in modern lines. You can still […]

Best Plants for Primo Feng Shui in Your Energy-Enhanced Home

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We’re so happy so many of our readers have been picking up the Feng Shui vibe. (Be sure to check out our article on the bagua for a refresher course if you need.) Now that you’ve picked out one or two areas you’d like to enhance, it’s time to get serious about adding some greenery! In Feng Shui, plants are […]