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Home Decor Gift Guide Under $50

Home Decor Gift Guide Under $50

Give the perfect gift this holiday season. A gift that can be used in the home is the gift that will keep giving all year long. Whether you are shopping for the aunt who loves to cook, the co-worker who loves to send you funny memes, the sister who is obsessed with Chip & Jo or your neighbor who is fascinated with gardening---we have gift ideas for all. The best part? These gifts are all under $50!

1 Console 3 Ways

1 Console 3 Ways

The best part about decorating a home is that there isn't only one way to do it, there are a million different ways to decorate! We took one of our most popular and affordable console tables we recommend to clients and styled it 3 different ways. The best part about these options is that we took all of the most requested colors and styles from our SwatchPop clients and used them as inspiration. Now, get ready to be amazed at how different one single piece of furniture can look by switching up a few accessories!

3 Designer Secrets For Mixing Patterns

3 Designer Secrets For Mixing Patterns

Mixing patterns can be intimidating. We see room after room on social media of professionally decorated rooms that have mastered the look of mixing patterns. These designers make it look easy, but don’t be fooled, hours of planning go into each of these rooms. Also, pattern mixing doesn’t just apply to pillows, patterns are on your furniture, walls, rugs, art, bedding, and pretty much everything you see in your home. We want to help you achieve this designer look on your own so we are sharing 3 designer secrets to help you mix patterns like a pro!

Why You Need to Upgrade Your Builder-Grade Lighting

Why You Need to Upgrade Your Builder-Grade Lighting

One of the most overlooked upgrades in a home is lighting. Switching out your current builder-grade lighting with something more unique and efficient can drastically change the appearance of a room and add value to your home. Hold on tight as we explore the benefits of upgrading the current lighting situation in your home!

SwatchPop! Beach House: Kitchen Remodel

SwatchPop! Beach House: Kitchen Remodel

If you're a regular follower, you've probably heard about SwatchPop co-founder, Kristen's FL rental property that FLOODED earlier this year when a pipe burst in the wall. With a house full of renovations to tackle, the kitchen remodel was the biggest task of them all.

6 Ways to Decorate a Corner

6 Ways to Decorate a Corner

Decorating corners can be tricky. They don’t need anything too big. They also shouldn’t have anything that is too small. They aren’t the focal point of a room either but they still need to be eye-catching yet not overpowering. See? Corners can be tricky, but don’t worry because we have 6 great options to consider when decorating a corner. Here we go!

SwatchPop! Beach House Renovation: Choosing the Best Neutral Paints with Behr

SwatchPop! Beach House Renovation: Choosing the Best Neutral Paints with Behr

As we all know, renovations can be a nightmare. We partnered with Behr Paint on the SwatchPop! beach house project to make the painting process as easy as possible. Their neutral color choices are amazing, y'all. We went with Behr Premium Plus ULTRA Toasty Gray and Campfire Ash on the interior walls and Sleek White for the trim. On the exterior we chose Chain Reaction and Lunar Surface paired with Ivory Palace trim. Read on to see why we made our selections and see these beautiful colors come to life!

1 Cabinet 3 Ways

1 Cabinet 3 Ways

The best part about decorating a home is that there isn't only one way to do it, there are a million different ways to decorate! We took one cabinet and styled it 3 different ways to share just a few different directions one simple piece of furniture can go. For this series, we chose THIS beautiful rustic buffet.

The Splurge Worthy Item For Your Kitchen Remodel

The Splurge Worthy Item For Your Kitchen Remodel

Did you know the average price of a kitchen remodel these days is over $21,000 (according to HomeAdvisor)? Some of you might think that is a crazy amount of money to spend on a kitchen. The rest of you might not think that is enough money. The good news is that not everyone has to agree on the same number. However, you do have to determine your own budget and decide what to SAVE money on and what items to SPLURGE on to attain that number. This is a hard task but we want to help you decide.

The Ultimate Garage Makeover with The Container Store

The Ultimate Garage Makeover with The Container Store

I'm sure you've heard it said that good design and organization go hand in hand. Obviously, a space looks it's best when it's clean and uncluttered allowing you to really focus on the aesthetics. So much easier said than done though, right?

5 Tips for Major Dorm Room Style

5 Tips for Major Dorm Room Style

Are you, or your child headed off to college this year? We want to help take your dorm room to the next level with 5 impactful decorating tips. Read on to learn how to make your dorm room POP!

Ceiling Fans: New + Improved with Lumens

Ceiling Fans: New + Improved with Lumens

Ceiling fans have come a long way since the traditional, eye-sores that occupied the majority of homes in the last 20 years. Today, ceiling fans are sleeker and smarter and available in almost every style imaginable. So, the answer is NO, ceiling fans will not make your home look dated and can, surprisingly, ADD style.

Outdoor Pillow Guide

Outdoor Pillow Guide

Summer is here which means more time is spent outside which also means patio makeovers! Updating patio furniture can be expensive but switching up your old pillows for new ones is a quick and inexpensive refresh for the summer. So, do you know the best places to shop online for outdoor pillows? Don’t worry if you don’t because we rounded up some of our favorites shops and why we love them. Here we go!

Reader Q&A: Living Rooms

Reader Q&A: Living Rooms

We asked our readers to tell us what dilemmas they face concerning their living rooms. Read on as we dive into 3 different questions concerning colors, pillows and furniture arrangements!

How to Instantly Add Character to Your Kitchen (with ILVE)

How to Instantly Add Character to Your Kitchen (with ILVE)

Kitchens are the heart of the home. A place where everyone gathers to make memories. This is why kitchens need to be designed with character and personality to reflect all the people and memories that happen inside. We are excited to share the most amazing way to instantly add character to your kitchen: ILVE appliances.

Trends To Try: Natural Wood

Trends To Try: Natural Wood

The last piece of advice we have for any design trend is to not go overboard. If you want to try a trend but not sure if you will love it, go small. Don’t go and spend thousands of dollars on a large piece of furniture, consider smaller items like trays, accent chairs, sculptural decor, frames or lighting. Take a look at some of our suggested natural wood items to give this trend a try!

2 Ways to Style a Nightstand

2 Ways to Style a Nightstand

We are strong believers that styling is a powerful tool. Styling can be compared to the magic of a Fairy Godmother. Adding finishing touches to a simple room can immediately transform it with life, color and personality. Take a look at this bedroom before and after styling!

9 Unique Nightstand Alternatives

9 Unique Nightstand Alternatives

Add a unique twist to your bedroom by switching out traditional nightstands. Check out these 9 nightstand alternatives that will make your bedroom POP!

The 1 Item You Need in Your Home

The 1 Item You Need in Your Home

Out of all the things you can style your home with, there is one item we always use on repeat: TRAYS. Trays can be used in all rooms, in all shapes and in all sizes. Read on as we are share more about why we love trays and a few of our favorites!

1 Fireplace 3 Spring-Inspired Ways

1 Fireplace 3 Spring-Inspired Ways

The best part about decorating a home is that there isn't only one way to do it, there are a million different ways to decorate! We took one fireplace and styled it 3 different ways, each inspired by Spring!

Reader Q&A: Entryways

Reader Q&A: Entryways

Entryways come in all shapes and sizes which makes them a tough room to tackle, so we asked our readers to tell us what dilemmas they face concerning their entryways. Read on as we dive into 3 different questions and how to answer ...

5 Steps To A Well-Styled Kitchen

5 Steps To A Well-Styled Kitchen

Is a new kitchen on your wish list? Well, we are here to tell you our secret to a new kitchen without the price tag of a remodel: STYLING. Having well-styled countertops can make a big impression and change the look of a kitchen. Get...

3 Things That Will Transform Your Living Room

3 Things That Will Transform Your Living Room

Not everyone is ready to tackle an entire living room makeover, so we are sharing 3 things that have the potential to totally transform the look of your living room. Source: McGinn Photography #1 The...

Jewelry Organization Guide

Jewelry Organization Guide

Organization is key to having a beautiful and functional home. When everything in a home has a designated storage area, it creates less stress and clutter. A well organized area can also be beautiful in itself, especially jewelry ...

1 Dresser 3 Ways

1 Dresser 3 Ways

One of our favorite blog series is back and focusing on kids’ rooms. We took one of the most popular pieces of furniture and styled it 3 different ways to share just a few different directions one simple piece of furniture can go. Here we...

7 Easy Updates for Kids' Rooms

7 Easy Updates for Kids' Rooms

A few small updates in a room can create a fresh, new look without investing in an entire room makeover. This month our blog is focusing on room refreshes and sharing simple tips to help achieve them. Next up, kids’ rooms. Kids’ rooms are one...

Simple Tips to Refresh Your Bedroom

Simple Tips to Refresh Your Bedroom

Ready to give your bedroom a new look but not ready to invest in a full makeover? A few small updates throughout the room can create a fresh, new look without spending a ton of money. Read on as we share 5 of our favorite updates for a quick...

5 Tips to Get the Home You Want This Year

5 Tips to Get the Home You Want This Year

A new year is here which means it is time for resolutions and fresh new starts. New starts can be created at home, so let 2018 be the year to get the home you have always wanted. We are sharing 5 tips that will help achieve this fresh start....

Decorating Tips for Kids' Room

Decorating Tips for Kids' Room

Kids room are the perfect place to experiment and get out of your comfort zone a little. From wallpaper to lighting - we're sharing our favorite tips to create a fun space your children will love for years to come. ...

1 Bed 3 Ways

1 Bed 3 Ways

We are back at it again to show you that there isn't only one way to decorate. Why do we love this blog series so much? Well, we believe that not all rooms have to start from scratch to change the ultimate look of a room and this series shows...

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Dining Room

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Dining Room

​Welcome to our final week of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a social media series where we presented a collection of inspiration photos and you voted for your favorites. The winning inspiration photos were featured right here on our blog with...

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Bedroom

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Bedroom

​Welcome to week 6 of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a social media series where we present a collection of inspiration photos and you vote for your favorite. The winning inspiration photo will be featured right here on our blog with tips for...

5 Ways to Update Your Home for Fall

5 Ways to Update Your Home for Fall

​Fall is here! The leaves are falling and everything smells like pumpkin spice and we want our homes to reflect all that seasonal goodness around us. We are sharing 5 ways to update your home for fall and bringing the outside...

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Kitchen

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Kitchen

Welcome to week 5 of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a social media series where we present a collection of inspiration photos and you vote for your favorite. The winning inspiration photo will be featured right here on our blog with tips for...

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Living Room

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Living Room

​Welcome to week 4 of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a social media series where we present a collection of inspiration photos and you vote for your favorite. The winning inspiration photo will be featured right here on our blog with tips for...

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Powder Room

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Powder Room

Welcome to week 3 of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a social media series where we present a collection of inspiration photos and you vote for your favorite. The winning inspiration photo will be featured right here on our blog with tips for...

Easy Kitchen Update: Peel & Stick Tile

Easy Kitchen Update: Peel & Stick Tile

Okay, SwatchPoppers. You might want to sit down for this. We just discovered something new that we LOVE. Really and truly, LOVE. First off, raise your hand if you have a home improvement project that's been sitting on the back burner...

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Entryway

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Entryway

Welcome to the second week of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a social media series where we present a collection of inspiration photos and you vote for your favorite. The winning inspiration photo will be featured right here on our blog with...

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Front Door

SwatchPop! Dream Home: Front Door

Welcome to the first week of SwatchPop! Dream Home! This is a new series where we present a collection of inspiration photos across our social media platforms and you vote on your favorites. The winning inspiration photo will be featured right...

1 Dining Table 3 Ways

1 Dining Table 3 Ways

The wonderful part about decorating a home is that there isn't only one way to do it, there are a million different ways to decorate! We took one dining table and decorated it 3 different ways to share just a few different directions one piece...

The Secret Formula for Styling a Console Table

The Secret Formula for Styling a Console Table

Styling a console table isn't easy, but there are a few secrets to getting the designer look. 1. Center your wall decor over the table for a focal point. 2. Add height to...

Trends to Try: Bold Powder Rooms

Trends to Try: Bold Powder Rooms

Are you ready to try another fun trend in your home? Wallpaper is popping up everywhere lately, especially powder rooms. Since powder rooms are small, they're the perfect space to experiment with bold wallpaper. Read on to find tips on trying...

SwatchPop! Co-Founder Gets Summer Porch Makeover

SwatchPop! Co-Founder Gets Summer Porch Makeover

When SwatchPop! co-founder, Jessica McRae, was ready to makeover her screened porch, she turned to SwatchPop! "This porch has been an eyesore for years," says McRae. "It's a great space and the perfect place for our family of five to relax and...

1 Fireplace 3 Ways

1 Fireplace 3 Ways

The wonderful part about decorating a home is that there isn't only one way to do it, there are a million different ways to decorate! We took one fireplace and styled it 3 different ways to share just a few different directions one simple...

4 Areas to Accommodate a Small Home Office

4 Areas to Accommodate a Small Home Office

You may not have the space for a full office in your home, but that doesn't mean you have to go without! All you need is a small section of a room to achieve a functional workspace. Read on to see how you can transform 4 different areas in your...

Trends to Try: Acrylic

Trends to Try: Acrylic

Are you ready to try another fun trend in your home? A recent study conducted by Pinterest predicted acrylic to be a major trend for the year. We love acrylic because it can be used in a number of different rooms and in so many different ways....

5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

Spring is here! The sun is shining and flowers are blooming and we want our homes to reflect all that goodness that we see outside. We are sharing 5 ways to instantly add that Spring feeling to your home and refresh your decor! (note: some links...

1 Table 3 Ways

1 Table 3 Ways

Console tables are a very versatile piece of furniture for your home. They can be in your entryways, living spaces, bedrooms, and even dining rooms. Read on to see how we styled 1 console table 3 ways! Option 1: Traditional The...

Trends to Try: Dark Walls

Trends to Try: Dark Walls

Paint is by far the most inexpensive item you can buy for your home that will make the biggest impact. One simple can of paint can drastically change the entire mood, feel and look of a room just by painting one wall. One trend we are currently...

3 Affordable Items for Instant Style!

3 Affordable Items for Instant Style!

Want to spruce up your home without changing everything? SwatchPop! designer, Heather Hess, is sharing her top 3 home decor favorites to instantly update your home and add style. Try adding one of these pieces to your home…or all 3! ...

How to Mix and Match Pillows Like a Pro

How to Mix and Match Pillows Like a Pro

Throw pillows are a simple way to add color, interest and texture to a space. Changing out your throw pillows is also an easy and affordable way to update a room. But finding the right combination of throw pillows can feel like a daunting...

How to Decorate Around a TV

How to Decorate Around a TV

One very frequent question we get at SwatchPop!…”How do I decorate around my TV?” While we don’t want the TV to serve as the focal point of the room, it’s kind of hard to ignore it. For the sake of function, most of us arrange our furniture...

5 Steps to Style Your Bookshelves!

5 Steps to Style Your Bookshelves!

Decorating a chic and stylish bookshelf is often a major design challenge. And we totally get it. It can be overwhelming and difficult to style your bookshelf without making it look cluttered and unorganized. Styling the perfect bookshelf is...

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