Expert Tips for a Laundry Room That’s Efficient (& Beautiful!)

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And d…

We’ve teamed up with LG STUDIO to share our top tips and tricks for laundry success, starting with the appliances. Our pick: The LG STUDIO WashTower, which has built-in technology that selects just the right cycle for your wash-and-rinse routine. And don’t forget their Styler steam closet—it’s the perfect laundry room plus-one for refreshing your favorite garments, pillows, plush toys, and more.


Any home renovation can seem like a daunting task, and a laundry room reno is no exception. Even though it’s a small space, the design—plus all those extra touches, from the wall color to built-in hanging racks— can go a long way toward making laundry day less of a chore. To find out how to get it right, we talked to a few of our favorite design and DIY experts about how to create a hardworking laundry setup that's good-looking, too.

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For One-of-a-Kind Artwork, Just Frame Textiles

I’m of the belief that one can never have too many pieces of wall art—my own home is filled with prints, beautiful abstracts, and funky portraits—but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that traditional prints and paintings, while lovely, are not …

I’m of the belief that one can never have too many pieces of wall art—my own home is filled with prints, beautiful abstracts, and funky portraits—but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that traditional prints and paintings, while lovely, are not the only kind of artwork worth celebrating.

Recently, I’ve become majorly obsessed with framed textiles, and I love incorporating these throughout my home. I’ve enjoyed displaying everything from scarves to fabric remnants to cloth cocktail napkins, and that’s just the beginning! Still not sold? Sentimental T-shirts, special rugs, and pocket squares also make for ideal textiles to pop into a frame. In her own home, blogger Jacinda Boneau chose to feature a vibrant rug she picked up during her travels to Jordan.

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3 Clever IKEA Storage Hacks You Have to See to Believe

Every one of us has had a piece of IKEA furniture at some point, right? It’s the starter furniture of all starter furniture, and even sometimes (as evidenced by manifold designers highly recommending its couches), finisher furniture. The best part abou…

Every one of us has had a piece of IKEA furniture at some point, right? It’s the starter furniture of all starter furniture, and even sometimes (as evidenced by manifold designers highly recommending its couches), finisher furniture. The best part about IKEA is that the designs are notoriously simple—clean lines, Scandinavian sensibility, and pared back color schemes—which leaves ample room for personalization.

Drew Scott, of the wildly popular design and DIY Youtube channel, Lone Fox, is especially known for his innovative and unique takes on IKEA furniture and decor, transforming them (with a bit of patience and know-how) into totally custom, sophisticated pieces that look plucked from a much higher-end retailer.

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My Utility Closet Was a Disaster—So I Got Professional Help

I do a lot of organizing, re-organizing, and re-organizing again. Each time a lunch container falls at my feet in the kitchen or a spare shampoo bottle comes hurtling down from my closet, I’m more than likely to drop everything and redo the whole organ…

I do a lot of organizing, re-organizing, and re-organizing again. Each time a lunch container falls at my feet in the kitchen or a spare shampoo bottle comes hurtling down from my closet, I’m more than likely to drop everything and redo the whole organization system. Often, it just means carefully refolding and stacking things, but sometimes, a more aggressive overhaul is necessary.

Enter: my utility closet. It’s notorious (to me) for being a human-sized catchall for all the things myself and my roommates don’t know what to do with: lightbulbs, brooms, sidewalk salt, bike pumps, Christmas decor—you name it, it’s in there. And because it houses so many disparate things (that we all need at different times) it falls into disarray faster than any other storage space in the apartment.

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15 Modern Decor Ideas to Welcome Fall Into Your Home

Even if you’re not ready to let go of summer, fall is right around the corner. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited to decorate for the season while sipping on a good, old-fashioned pumpkin spice latte and busting out my favorite cozy sweaters.

Howe…

Even if you’re not ready to let go of summer, fall is right around the corner. Personally, I couldn’t be more excited to decorate for the season while sipping on a good, old-fashioned pumpkin spice latte and busting out my favorite cozy sweaters.

However, if you’ve been on the hunt for sophisticated autumnal decor but are coming up short, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite modern fall home decor setups that are super simple to replicate in your own space. Best of all: there are absolutely no cursive “gather” signs or plastic pumpkins here—we promise.

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The Great Scent Debate: Diffusers vs. Candles

There’s nothing our home team loves more than a nice-smelling space whether it’s bright, fresh lemons or that Anthropologie scent. The part that some of us disagree on though? How the scent gets there in the first place—via candle or essential oil diff…

There’s nothing our home team loves more than a nice-smelling space whether it’s bright, fresh lemons or that Anthropologie scent. The part that some of us disagree on though? How the scent gets there in the first place—via candle or essential oil diffuser. (Yes, I know there are reed diffusers, room sprays, and little sachets of uncooked rice and oil, but these two are the most common, so we’re going to stick to that.)

Both have their pros and cons, and I would be doing my teammate dirty if I tried to sway you before our opening arguments. So without further ado, the lawyers in Candle vs. Diffuser present their cases.

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8 Earthy, Cozy Kitchen Trends We’re Seeing for Fall

As we prepare to round out 2021 in the coming months, one thing is for sure—the kitchen remains key. “We’ve spent so much time in the kitchen over the past 18 months, so people are really being mindful of how kitchen design is so essential and has a ma…

As we prepare to round out 2021 in the coming months, one thing is for sure—the kitchen remains key. “We’ve spent so much time in the kitchen over the past 18 months, so people are really being mindful of how kitchen design is so essential and has a major impact on how people inhabit their homes,” interior designer, Peti Lau, explains.

When it comes to fall 2021 kitchen trends, what can we expect to see, well, everywhere? We spoke with eight design experts who weighed in with their predictions.

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This Crate & Barrel Furniture Collab Makes Everyday Pieces Feel *So* Special

We love when two brands—that you’d never expect as collaborators—join forces and magic ensues. Such is the case with the new Shinola Detroit for Crate & Barrel collection: 115 pieces of furniture, lighting, and home decor that range from a $24 stri…

We love when two brands—that you’d never expect as collaborators—join forces and magic ensues. Such is the case with the new Shinola Detroit for Crate & Barrel collection: 115 pieces of furniture, lighting, and home decor that range from a $24 striped throw pillow to a $2,499 heirloom-quality leather and wood sofa.

Shinola launched in 2012 as an American-made watch brand headquartered in Detroit, and has since grown to include bikes, leather accessories, speakers, and even an eight-story hotel that opened in 2018. Though these products might seem disparate, they’re connected by the brand’s ethos—a dedication to quality craftsmanship (its motto: make it well, or not at all).

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Your First Look at Jonathan Adler’s Ruggable Collab

While some people might want a rug to ground a room, there’s something to be said for a statement rug that makes a room. It’s the latter that beloved designer Jonathan Adler is going after with his debut Ruggable collab.

Inspired by his own dog’s (mis…

While some people might want a rug to ground a room, there’s something to be said for a statement rug that makes a room. It’s the latter that beloved designer Jonathan Adler is going after with his debut Ruggable collab.

Inspired by his own dog’s (mis)use of his rugs, Adler designed 16 colorful rugs that come in sizes from 2 x 3 feet all the way up to 9’ x 7’. The potter-turned-designer is known for modern designs, tons of luxurious textures, and his use of every color under the rainbow, so naturally, his collab is the perfect blend of all three. There are one or two that are borderline neutral because of the black and white colorway, but true to Adler’s MO, they're super graphic and joyful—the perfect antidote to basic rugs.

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Let’s Settle This Once & for All—Cotton or Linen Sheets?

Of all the things we’re passionate about here at Home52 (wiping the sink every day, flipping the toilet paper over the top of the roll, sourcing vintage rugs, etc.), possibly the most fiercely debated topic? Bedsheet material.

We’ve been around the ho…

Of all the things we’re passionate about here at Home52 (wiping the sink every day, flipping the toilet paper over the top of the roll, sourcing vintage rugs, etc.), possibly the most fiercely debated topic? Bedsheet material.

We’ve been around the home editor block for a bit, which means we’ve had the chance to test, try, feel, smell, and wash just about all the bedding you can imagine. Given that the average American spends a third of their lifetime in bed (!), quality sheets are tantamount to a healthy sleep routine. Just think about it—would you get a more restful sleep in crisp, white hotel sheets, or the polyester blend that still plagues your childhood bed?

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