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 […]

Open Shelving: Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

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No more skeletons in the closet! Time to clean out the cupboards and add a little open shelving to your life. You might be surprised at how pretty your things are when exposed in organized fashion. We have a whole Feng Shui series on the health and mental benefits of de-cluttering. Take a look at your home and find a […]

Stair Risers That Rise to the Occasion

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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. Check […]

A Bamboo Chair Brings Tropical Heat to Your Home

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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

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Gallery Wall 101: Find The Proper Theme

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Gallery walls are nothing new. Hanging multiple framed pieces of art in a staggered layout gives instant creative interest to large and small spaces alike. It’s easy to be inspired to create a gallery wall, but then all of the options of what to frame can be overwhelming! Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you narrow down your […]

Hexagons: Time to Think Outside of the Box

Hexagon mirrors in honeycomb design | Mid-century modern decor | Girlfriend is Better
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As you get organized this Spring, think outside of the box. Literally! Hexagons are a proven way to break flat spaces into little units most efficiently. Think of a honeycomb, the product of one of the most efficient creatures around – the honey bee! This is known as the honeycomb conjecture. We’ve compiled some of our favorite uses of this […]

Painted Furniture: Grab a Brush + Upcycle!

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Turn a beloved, old, beaten piece of furniture into a treasure with value! Upcycling is the best way to upgrade a desk, dresser, sideboard – you name it! With a little elbow grease and some creativity, painted furniture adds instant charm to any room. Painted Furniture + Personality Rather than paint the entire piece one solid color, get creative! Paint […]