• Get the Look of a Chic Designer Bedroom

    Yes, it’s important for bedrooms to be comfortable, but I urge you to think beyond that and think of creating a chic designer bedroom as your personal sanctuary (as most bedrooms are.) Your bedroom is your refuge and it deserves as much attention as you give other rooms in your home. Here...
  • Bringing the Beach Indoors - Decorating with Seashells

    Decorating with seashells is a great way to bring the beach inside. Whether collected and configured, or reproduced and purchased, bringing the essence of the beach indoors is the best way to decorate your seaside home. Decorating your home with natural elements is a lovely way to incorporate your...
  • Outdoor Decorating Ideas - Serene Outdoor Fountains and More

    Watch as Lamp Plus' design expert Lesley Myrick answers a viewer's question and provides some outdoor decorating ideas. Her suggestions include outdoor rugs and pillows as well as peaceful outdoor patio fountains: Speaking of peaceful outdoor patio fountains , did you know that water...
  • Get the Look - Scandinavian Interior Design

    The Scandinavian interior design style refers to the design movement that emerged in the 1950s in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and is characterized by the use of light colors, minimalism and functionality and the extensive use of wood. Scandinavian life typically revolved around the home. Homes were...
  • Ombre Design for Interiors

    I am a huge fan of the ombre design trend, in fashion, style and of course interior design. It reminds me of a watercolor interpretation of a happy, flowing moment. While Ombre has been on trend for a while, a resurgence of the trend in other facets of style have made it more prevalent in interior...
  • Front Porch Design Ideas

    I grew up in a house with a front porch. It was the place where everyone always seemed to congregate. Neighbors would stop over for impromptu get-togethers. The porch was the place to be. My front porch is nothing like the one I grew up with. It’s small with only room for friends to sit on the...
  • Quick Nursery Updates

    Quick nursery updates can have major impact on a minor’s room. Whenever I am looking for cheerful interior images I visit House of Turquoise, and was happy to find fun pictures of playful nurseries. The one common theme was that they all had several key elements: comfortable seating for parents...
  • Get the Look: A Spring Floral Living Room

    Over-the-top floral living room design by Manuel Canovas "Florals. For spring? Groundbreaking ." - Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada So, decorating with florals for spring may not be groundbreaking (as Ms. Priestly sarcastically noted). But florals are beautiful, fresh, and a welcome...
  • Outdoor Patio Pillows - How to Mix & Match

    The patio is the place to be during the long days of summer and once the patio furniture in in place with coordinating outdoor patio pillows that show off your personality. It's time for ice cold margaritas, burgers on the grill, a good book and a comfy place to lounge are all that’s needed...
  • Farmhouse Christmas Style Design Tips

    Decorating with farmhouse Christmas style for a warm holiday season. The turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce and heaps of mashed potatoes will soon have all been put away. And the Christmas season will officially be here. The aisles of stores are jammed packed with the latest and greatest...
  • Happy 4th of July From Lamps Plus!

    We know, you're expecting table decor and recipes. But we decided to share with you how fun patriotism can be for home decor! This living room is perfectly balanced with the two different sofas and decorative pillows to pull it all together. The white walls, white coffee table and white table...
  • Quick Summer Décor Updates

    Out with the heavy, dark and drab and in with light and bright. Summer is approaching and there’s no better time to update your home décor. Here are some of my favorite ways to make an impact for next to nothing: Paint Breathe new life into a tired room for only the cost of a gallon...
  • Spring TeePee Design Ideas for Everyone

    The snow is starting to melt off and longer, lighter Spring days creep closer. What better way to kick off this magical time than with a stunning teepee design round-up! Indoor or outdoor, masculine or feminine, chic or rustic - teepees are a fantastic way to express creativity and embrace spring...
  • Create a Dreamy Bedroom Style

    26 years...That’s the amount of time each of us will spend snoozing over a lifetime. 11 years...That’s the amount of time we spend watching television. Since we don’t think twice about buying the latest and greatest flat screen tv, why not put the same thought into our bedroom style...
  • Get the Look of Designer David Jimenez - Part 1

    The VP of Visual Merchandising and Store Design at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri, interior designer David Jimenez continues to wow the world of interiors with his style. A colleague of mine when I worked at Hallmark, Jimenez couldn't be a nicer guy. His interiors (usually for his own homes...
  • Decorating Ideas with Animal Prints

    No matter what your decorating style, there's room for a little leopard or cheetah, zebra or giraffe. Treat animal prints like a neutral and work within your existing aesthetic when you incorporate these decorating ideas —a vast range of options exists for every design sensibility. I've...
  • Valentine’s Day Decor

    February 14th can either be super romantic or a super drag. My thoughts are to take the romance out of it and think of it as another excuse to decorate. Fiery red Valentine's Day decor will certainly last longer than flowers and is much less caloric than candy. Don’t get me wrong, the world...
  • Which Modern Home Decor Style Are You?

    The word "modern" often acts as a catch-all phrase in the design world, but there's not just one type of modern design out there. Which modern home decor style are you - funky modern, or industrial modern? Funky Modern : I think we can all learn from (or at the least be inspired by...
  • Get The Look: Khloe Kardashian’s Bedroom

    Recreating celebrity interiors can be daunting and expensive. Getting the look of Khloe Kardashian’s bedroom from the set of “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami” is the exception. Set decorator Brandi Creason created an interior that effortlessly brought Hollywood glamour to South Florida...
  • Eclectic Design Trends of 2012

    While each eye catches different interior design trends, in 2012 I personally have seen a huge boost of the "eclectic" in design. In both furnishings as well as design, mixing patterns, textures and styles has become increasingly popular and has been done incredibly well this past year. This...
  • Home Accessories for a Scandinavian Style Christmas

    Last year I visited Copenhagen during the holiday season. Already smitten with Danish furniture and lighting design, the trip cemented my obsession with Scandinavian style, especially in wintertime. Early sunsets make for long dark days, hence the practice of washing everything in white and light. Unlike...
  • The Pantone 2013 Color of the Year is Emerald!

    Emerald green is the new Pantone color of the year for 2013! An emerald green lamp and decorative green throw pillows are two ways you can work emerald hues into your living space. Emerald is "lively, radiant, and lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance...
  • The Must List: Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane

    We recently profiled Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane fame - he's a blogger, home decor expert, and Pinterest enthusiast with an eye for home styling and great ideas for decorating small spaces. Jonathan is back on our blog today sharing his four current must-have picks for the home: 1.There are two...
  • 2013 Design Bloggers Conference Scholarship Winners!

    Our judges have poured over the pile of amazing entries, we're pleased to announce the 5 winners who will each be awarded a scholarship to the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference! Judged by Lisa Ferguson of Décor Mentor , Anne Sage of The City Sage , and designer/HGTV Host Emily Henderson , applicants...
  • Using Fall Colors in Home Decor

    Using fall colors in home decor is not about plopping a few orange placemats on a table surrounded by ceramic squirrel figurines and hope you have captured the essence of Captain John Smith (or any meaningful Colonial Style). Fall colors can be a wonderful design element throughout the year in any home...
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