Divide & Conquer: Top 10 Room Dividers & Folding Screens — Annual Guide 2017

Whether you need to carve out a bedroom from a studio apartment, or a foyer from a living room, or just a little private space anywhere, these room dividers will get the job done. Some are more opaque, for when privacy is a primary concern; others let a bit more light through, for when the suggestion of a separation is enough. Check out our top 10 collection.

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An Inherited Childhood Home Gets a Modern Makeover — House Tour

Name: Timothy Kolstad
Location: San Jose, California
Size: 1,888 square feet
Years lived in: 27 years (on and off); Owned for 2 years

Timothy never expected he’d end up back in San Jose living in his childhood home. He inherited the house two years ago, and since then, he’s worked hard to remodel the space and make it his own, which he says hasn’t been an easy task on a limited budget. “The house has always been full, so to be living here on my own is bizarre,” he says. “Nobody expects to live in the home they grew up in as an adult, so making it ‘my own’ has been a big part of the process.

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7 Ways to Upgrade IKEA Picture Frames

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Want to give those plain old IKEA frames a little extra bit of pizazz? Of course you do! Here are seven creative (and very inexpensive!) ways to dress them up using paint, tape, and a variety of creative techniques.

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7 Secrets to Getting the Anthropologie Look at Home

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As a design lover, Anthropologie is hands down one of the the best places to window shop, browse and discover. There’s something inspirational and beautiful to see in every corner at of the store, and half the time, it’s not even merchandise but Anthropologie’s expert propping, styling and display pieces. I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m in an Anthropologie, I get a “I never want to leave this place” feeling.

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Before & After: From Blank Wall to Beautiful Built-Ins

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A big blank wall. It could easily be a source of inspiration or anxiety. For Becky, it was inspiration first, contractor-related anxiety second. She seized the opportunity to use her large amount of blank space as an opportunity to go above and beyond a standard media center and add some built-in charm to her living room. The results are a stunning nod to farmhouse style, will remaining understatedly chic.

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2017’s Most Popular Colors for Interiors (According to Instagram)

Color is having a moment. True, when it comes to our favorite interiors, eye-catching pigments have always been winners, but in 2017, it seems things have been kicked up a notch. To prove our point, we scoured Instagram, one of our favorite sources of decor inspiration, high and low looking for the most loved and shared (and re-shared) rooms and more importantly, what their color palettes seemed to be. After distilling down some of our findings, we found seven colors and combos that reign supreme, according to the ‘gram.

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Are You Living in One of the Happiest States in America?

In these transient times, where we’re constantly being urged to pick up and move in search of better jobs or a better quality of life — and many of us do know there’s more than one place in the US we would call home — where is it, exactly, that would truly make us happy? Because, at least according to pop culture and the publishing industry, happiness is the new drug of choice.

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