These cost-effective remodeling ideas from DIY Design Mom will do wonders for creating fresh new looks that are simple and inexpensive.
Have you been keeping up with the kardashians more than you are keeping up with your home repairs and maintenance? Like most homeowners, you want to protect your investment but it can seem tedious and burdensome when it comes to upkeep and maintenance. Don’t fret, these 4 ways to maintain your dream home simplifies the process and puts you in more control of your investment.
If you are looking for a chic update to your home, add an elegant bar as a focal point. Check out these tips to design the home bar of your dreams.
Looking to cut costs while interior designing with beauty? Use these 3 bathroom design tips to save energy and cut costs.
Eco-Friendly Kid Rooms Decorating Ideas Children’s rooms are areas of great concern for most parents and caregivers as well so try these decorating ideas for eco-friendly kid rooms! Whenever you want to change the colors of your furniture or the room itself, renovate their rooms or more you will need to consider a more eco-friendly approach to the job […]
Dining Room Decorating Ideas…on a dime Learn all about dining room decorating on a dime with these top 5 decorating ideas. The dining room is one of the most used spaces in the home where the family can gather together for meals each day. It’s also a place to entertain guests and allow them to feel welcome in your home. […]
When planning to decorate a room, select accent pieces that do double duty. Use these ideas from DIY Design Mom to learn how to incorporate fun and practical décor into your home!
Are you sick and tired of your old and shabby bathroom? Maybe you desperately want to do a makeover, but are still delaying it because you think you cannot afford it. Stop bothering and benefit from the advice below on how to refurbish your bath without spending a fortune. Use these budget-friendly bathroom updates from DIY DESIGN MOM and love your affordable new bathroom!
Use this renovating checklist for a successful and custom renovation of your dreams!
These toolkit basics from DIY Design Mom teach you the 5 key essentials you need in your toolbox to conquer any DIY project!
Private Property How to Create Privacy in Your Yard Create Privacy in Your Yard No matter how much we love our neighbors, nobody wants to feel like living in a fishbowl so we have compiled these surefire ways to create privacy in your yard so no matter where you live, you can say without hesitation that it is […]
Sometimes less really is more! Learn how to achieve minimalist design looks in your home with www.DIYDESIGNMOM.COM, the best interior design blog for Moms.
Lounge area design can be a tricky endeavor especially since lounges are among the favorite rooms in a home for most people. This is where they you relax after a long day, enjoy your hobbies, and spend time with your family. Try these 4 Smart Lounge Area Design Ideas from DIY DESIGN MOM, the best interior design blog for moms and create a stunning space!
Summer is on its way and to get a bikini ready body, try these springtime diets for summer abs!
If you think flipping houses is done by handymen who have no other source of income, you are terribly wrong. Believe it or not, even famous Hollywood figures make big bucks through real estate. Check out these 5 celebrities who flip homes on the side!
Designing a lavish and cozy master bedroom does not have to be terribly difficult or expensive. Just try these 5 easy bedroom upgrades and watch your bedroom transform into a lavish and cozy master suite.
Make a bold first impression and transform your foyer from dull and dated to fun and fresh with these easy and affordable cottage entryway ideas from DIY Design Mom, the best interior design blog for Moms.
Design your home around your hobby Contributed by Natalie Miller It`s true that there are some amazing hobbies out there, but all these hobbies can become even more indulgent and fascinating if you do some small changes to your decor and design your home around your hobby. It comes to improve the colors of the walls or the shine and […]
There is something so classically eclectic about Dorothy Draper. Learn how to incorporate her main style tenets into your home with these 5 simple tricks
The bathroom is one of the most intimate rooms in the house, so it deserves to look like a haven where you can unwind and relax. Use these 7 DIY Bathroom tricks to instantly spruce up your powder room!
Home Alone is airing all over the TV stations and we all know what that means: the holidays are here! Check out these ideas to have yourself a crafty Christmas from DIYDesignMom.com
With just a bit of cunning planning, research and patience, you can in no time create your own perfect work zone. Check out these tips to design your own work zone to boost productivity while enjoying the home office aesthetics!
Learn how to multitask with LG and enter the Consumer Participation Event and vote for a chance to win the LG TwinWash!
Enjoy decorating for the holidays this year with these free Christmas printables!
Learn how to arrange living room furniture like a designer. Use these tips to style your home like a pro!
Try these 5 tips to improve your home office space and boost productivity now!
Uncover these surefire ways to make your yard a haven!
Cramped kitchens can turn cooking your favorite meals into a frustrating test of patience. It is difficult to enjoy a small kitchen that seems to lack enough space even for the necessities. Reduce your stress and improve your kitchen with these space-saving secrets.
Stop wasting your time with the same cleaning routine. Learn these home cleaning secrets from www.DIYDESIGNMOM.com to become more quick and efficient.
Learn how to Style a retro-chic mid-century modern holiday with these design ideas from DIYDESIGNMOM for Chairish.com.
Use these tricks to decorate your porch for winter. Learn from DIY DESIGN MOM, the best home and garden blog for moms, & achieve a seasonally chic porch this winter!
Learn about the essentials needed to create the perfect man cave from DIY DESIGN MOM.
Is your home prepared for the chilly weather? Check out these warm and inviting interior design tips for the fall and winter weather here at DIY DESIGN MOM.
Here is everything you need to know about bathroom trends. Want a cutting edge bathroom? Keep reading for the #bathroom trend essentials from DIY Design Mom
By mixing the old with that which is modern and almost unavoidable, a perfect vintage spirit is created. Here are some vintage bathroom ideas that will help you to refresh a bathroom, inspired by that which is old. Visit DIY DESIGN MOM, the best interior design website for Moms for more home and garden design ideas!
Check out these scandinavian inspired design ideas from DIYDESIGNMOM.com, the best interior design blog for Moms. This is the perfect look for winter!
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Use these fun Halloween printables to decorate your home for Halloween with DIY DESIGN MOM! DIY Halloween decorating is simple with Halloween printable sets
Learn how to create a flower garden from scratch with these gardening tips that require minimal effort with maximum results. Visit DIY Design Mom, the best interior design blog for moms for more easy tips and home and garden ideas!
With falling temperatures this Fall and Winter season, stay warm and stylish with these cozy decorating tips from DIYDESIGNMOM.com, the best interior design blog for Moms.
These DIY Toy Storage Projects will help make your life and your home much more organized. DIY DESIGN MOM provides design ideas that beautify and simplify.
Even the most artfully decorated room can appear drab and dreary without appropriate lighting, so learn how to understand ambiance from DIYDESIGNMOM.com
Want a stunning garden even if you lack the space? DIY DESIGN MOM provides the 10 best plants to use if you want to brighten up your balcony.
There is nothing worse than over-the-top, tacky autumn decorating. Instead, use these chic easy autumn decorating and DIY ideas with DIYDESIGNMOM.com, the best interior design blog for Moms.
Customizing the look of your home’s exterior is one way to create a space that reflects your personality. There are many frugal ideas that you can try that will bring a high class look without high prices. Use this guide to learn how to afford backyard luxury with DIY DESIGN MOM.
Want the best tricks to achieve a Victorian-Inspired Living Room? Check out Victorian-Inspired Living Room Tricks on www.DIYDESIGNMOM.com, the best home design blog for Moms
Teal with it! Transition to Fall Decor. DIYDESIGNMOM.com presents tips for incorporating teal into your home for a timeless look that is right on trend.
House makeovers are quite expensive and labor-intensive. If you have to stick to a tight budget, check out these 10 home improvement on a budget tips
Your Garden Oasis is a captivating article about how mom’s can build their garden to connect with themselves, their children, and Mother Earth.
If you have ever stayed at a log cabin during a vacation, there were moments you wished it could last forever. Now, you can keep that feeling with these four tips that will turn your home into a rustic paradise. Some features may already be in place in your home, including things such as hardwood floors, quilts, and lanterns. Leather and wood furniture are other items that most homes have, which will make the transformation a snap. Now you can turn your home into a rustic paradise.
DIYDESIGNMOM.com, the best home design blog for moms, offers Kids Room Improvement Tips to create a functional and beautiful bedroom that your child will love.
DIYDESIGNMOM.com, the best interior design blog for Moms, shows how to create Kate Spade Inspired DIY Decor for designer style on a budget. Learn how to use fabric for alternative purposes and create affordable Kate Spade Inspired DIY Decor, Throw Pillows, and DIY Kate Spade Inspired Tote Bags for Summer.
This Australian Interior Design article from DIY DESIGN MOM will inspire you to incorporate Australian decorating trends in your home decor and design. This article is crafted by Zoe Clark, Australian home design expert, for DIY DESIGN MOM, the Best Interior Design Blog for Moms.
Learn how to Decorate Your Home for Staycation Luxury with DIY Design Mom, the best interior design blog for Moms. Decorate Your Home to feel like you are staying at a 5-star hotel without the expense.
Get this Korean interior design book entitled Hanok The Korean House
Achieve a summer fun look with these coastal-inspired interior decorating ideas.
Learn all about my day setting sail with Classic Harbor Line and why you should experience this opportunity too!
Read this review before you DIY your kitchen with Thomas’ Stainless Steel Paint.
Honor our fallen soldiers with these 5 Fast Fixes for Your Memorial Day Tablescape. Read our DIY DESIGN MOM guide to celebrating Memorial Day tastefully by upgrading your tablescape and donating to our recommended charities to honor the sacrifice of our brave soldiers. Combine your patriotism with your love of design and your compassionate heart. These 5 Fast Fixes from DIY DESIGN MOM will up your typical boring barbecue into a noble affair to remember our heroes who sacrificed their lives to make our freedom possible.
BRILLIANT SMALL BATHROOM LAYOUTS THAT WORK IN EVERY HOME contributed by Edna J. Thomson If you have a small bathroom and want it to be functional yet elegant, follow this guide to achieving brilliant small bathroom layouts that work in every home. Each design concept is practical and stylish. These small bathroom layouts will help to maximize space […]
COASTAL-CHIC INSPIRATION FROM SAILING THE NYC HARBOR Coastal-chic interior design is one of my favorite styles and it is also extremely popular this year. I have been planning on updating my living room to reflect the classic look that is inspired by sailing the seas. Not only do I love the look, I love to sail. This is why I […]
Do NOT spend your money on unhelpful and ugly safety items. Read this DIY DESIGN MOM guide to learn how to baby-proof with style.
Get the Look of Korean Interior Design This article is written by DIY Design Mom contributor, Edna J. Thomson People have always been fascinated by the secrets of the Eastern cultures and they often serve as an inspiration in different spheres, including the interior design realm. A lot of people prefer to have a room in their home or different […]
Enjoy a budget friendly bathroom with these DIY and cost-effective bathroom decorating ideas
MY SILK PLANTS DIRECT REVIEW Look at what I received in the mail today, complimentary from Silk Plants Direct for testing purposes! I was allowed to select any of the silk flowers from their silk flowers collection with a budget of $80 for this Silk Plants Direct Review. This was such a difficult task because their selection is amazing. […]
Always Tell Me the Truth, Because I will Always Love You by Jacquelyn Ward She would crouch down to my level, hold me in her arms and whisper “Always tell me the truth, because I will Always love you.” At 6 years old I simply thought my mom was warning me not to fib. But now at 32 years old […]
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING So many people ask me what my favorite thing about blogging is, and while I want to say something that sounds sophisticated and humble, I’d rather just be honest. My favorite thing about blogging is the FREE STUFF! Yes, of course I love connecting with my readers and telling my story. Indeed I feel whole […]
5 Ways to Make Fitness Fun Creating the time, energy, and motivation for regular workouts may seem impossible. However, with the right tricks up your sleeve, you can fool yourself into working out without even noticing it. In fact, you might even enjoy it. Take the “work” out of working out and make fitness fun! Follow these 5 tips to […]
10 Mood-Boosting Decorating Tricks I do not make resolutions in January. No, I am the sort of person that follows the sun and the seasons rather than using a man-made calendar to schedule my moments of deep inner reflection. The saying “out with the old, in with the new” ought to be used at the turn of the season. Like […]
PRET-A-SPORTER: How to Ace Spring’s Sporty Athleisure Trend Athletic or Not, Here it Comes. I’m talking about Athleisure, the top trend of 2015. The term athleisure is making its way around the globe, from catwalk to sidewalk and describes a sporty just-hit-the-gym look that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. This versatile look is about comfort, active […]
a visit from my fairy-blogmother Once upon a time, in a far away land called Brooklyn, DIY Design Mom, lost her mind. Yes, I, Jacquelyn Ward, the DIY Design Mom, completely melted down from the pressures of blogging. It is hard to start up a new business, write a ton of “interesting” articles, market them, reply to advertisers, and somehow […]
FRIDAY FRUGAL FINDS:Persian Rugs This week on Friday Frugal Finds we take a look at Persian Rugs and see how this timeless classic has graced the floors of castles, estates, and well-refined homes for centuries. Nothing can instantly upgrade a room as quickly as a Persian rug can and these colorful rugs are fantastic options to tie a room together. […]
DIY Design Mom Appoints New Senior Designer Fast Growing DIY Media Firm Strengthens Resources Brooklyn, NY-February 25, 2015 –DIY Design Mom (http://www.diydesignmom.com) announced today that Nancy Nadeau has joined the firm to further develop their design innovations to meet the needs of a growing portfolio of regional and national advertising accounts. Nadeau comes with a wealth of experience within the […]
DIY Shamrock Decorations St. Patrick’s Day & DIY Decorating on a Budget I love St. Patrick’s Day! This was always a huge celebration in my house and I want to continue the tradition! Even though I got married and have a last name that ends in a vowel, I represent the Ward family from County Galway and the Largey […]
Strategies for Getting Discounts on Brand Name Furniture…my sneaky secrets revealed annamatic3000 / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND 1.Open Box- Look for the coffee table you want within a store’s open box inventory. You can negotiate lower prices if you can buy the floor model or if you find a table that looks like it was returned or has […]
: Coffee Tables Stewf / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA This week the discussion is all about Coffee Table trends for Friday Frugal Finds. A quick way to refresh that living room is with a new coffee table. Keep reading to learn what style of coffee table is best for you and how you can get designer lookalikes that will save you a […]
My Secret to Getting the Look for Less: Inspirational Buying Hi everyone! Today, I am sharing with you a little secret. Did you know you can have the lavish designer decor in your home for half the price? The secret is to look into the catalogs you love and find inspiration, then search online using key words in the description […]
INTERPRET NYFW WITH THESE WEARABLE SPRING TRENDS If you have seen a runway show you know that everything is exaggerated to get the point across. In reality, once the models step off the catwalk, they take off the massive amounts of abstract makeup and change from their costumes into regular outfits just like the rest of us. This guide […]
CURTAIN TRENDS FOR SPRING 2015 Happy Friday the 13th! Although I have nothing freaky to share this Friday, I do have some Frugal Finds for you. Spring is right around the corner and your place could use a refresh. One simple way to update the feel of an entire room is to change up your curtains. For this week’s Friday […]
6 RENTER RENOVATIONS WITH MAJOR IMPACT Not all of us can do a total makeover on our homes. For renters, like myself, you may find yourself between a rock and a landlord when you are attempting to transform your space into a home that you adore. Some of us (also like myself) have a hard time with commitment and so […]
EASY DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations I Love Waking Up to you in the Morning I am talking about my coffee! This would be a great gift for your significant other, especially if they love coffee. What I love about this DIY Project is that it is so inexpensive, easy, and takes 15-20 minutes TOPS! I used a […]
coco+kelley / Foter / CC BY-NC SHOP DIY DESIGN MOM WITH FRIDAY FRUGAL FINDS FROM AMAZON.COM WISH YOUR ROOMS LOOKED LIKE THE ONES IN THE MAGAZINES? NO PROBLEM Are you a compulsive window shopper like me? Do you troll the internet looking at home decor and furniture wishing you could afford the gorgeous rooms you see on Pinterest? Well then […]
DIY Design Mom is nominated for the 2015 Liebster Award! I am very honored to be nominated for this year’s Liebster Award. This is an award that takes place within the blogging community and I owe many thanks to Mandy from Sparkle Shiny Love for this nomination. I accept this award with gratitude and am flattered that you have […]
ARE YOU READY TO GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE? YOU’RE INVITED! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH AT 7:30PM to learn about the 24-day challenge Hi Friends! I am very excited to announce that my friend and personal fitness expert, Stephanie Grandits will be the special guest at CrossFit Ignite, this Thursday, Feb 5th in Park Ridge, NJ. If […]
HOW TO BE A TIMELESS FASHION ICON The First Step of the Code: Find your Color Palette Many interior designers plan their color scheme around a single object such as a piece of art. Similarly, you can create a timeless wardrobe by using patterns, plaids, or prints to establish your color palette. Look at Burberry.com for palette inspiration as […]
It is better than Botox, cheaper than Lipo, and is Good for you. I am talking about my secret recipe for my DIY Youthful Glow Scrub. All you need is just two ingredients: coffee grinds and coconut oil. This scrub can be used on your face and body to beat the winter dryness that seems to impact our skin and […]
January IS THE BEST TIME TO SHOP FOR… The after Christmas rush is beginning to slow down as we hit mid January, which means all those gifts that needed to get taken back and exchanged have been taken back, so retailers need to adjust for the slow-down effect that occurs after the first 2-3 weeks after a big holiday. Right now, […]
5 DECOR TRENDS OF 2015 AND HOW YOU CAN GET THEM FOR LESS You can always buy decor pieces from the expensive stores and pay a huge markup fee but if you are like me and view decor as a type of commodity, then let me save you the time of researching the trends so you can get the […]
Use Bold Colors to Escape the Winter Doldrums Today it is snowing! While I love the first snowfall of winter, these frigid cold months of January and February usually lead to dull landscapes. To escape the sterile feel of the outdoors this winter, why not surround yourself with bold colors indoors! For inspiration, take a look at Kim Salmela’s […]
Learn how to achieve an antiqued country french look with this DIY easy whitewashing method which features how to make your own chalk paint.
The use of art can be a powerful tool in interior design, however, it is often said that to style a room around a unique piece of artwork can be difficult. Thus, the creative minds at Invaluable.com have presented me with a challenge to design a room inspired by art and demonstrate how to end these design woes by using my […]
I have to share with you how awesome my morning was when I saw the press releases rolling in about TODAY BEING THE OFFICIAL START DATE OF MY DIY Design Mom Mom-Essential contest! Are you a business owner or someone who sells products or services? Are you effectively reaching the mom market? If your business can help a mom to […]
Even the busiest women I know seem to be perfectly polished…ALL THE TIME! Salon manicures are expensive, time-consuming, and begin to chip only after a few days. As a true do-it-yourself gal with a passion for frugal living, I took to the streets, to top salons, and to the stores to get some insider information on how […]
Check out this interview to get free design advice from legendary designer, Bunny Williams.
Get Your Brand in Front of the $2.5 Trillion Mom Market Founder of Top Mommy Blog DIYDesignMom.com Announces Free Ads for One Year Contest Brooklyn, New York DIY Design Mom is more than a mommy-blog, but rather a multimedia business devoted to helping moms find the solutions they need while bringing companies to the forefront of this leading consumer niche. […]
A DIY Design Mom Favorite: MY FAVE MOMMY & ME STORE: The Matching Dots Get 10% off by entering Promo Code DIYMOM at checkout! After writing last month’s article about mommy and me style, I found The Matching Dots and instantly fell in love with this company! Not only does this shop offer some of the most adorably chic clothing for moms […]
INSTANT,CHIC, and AFFORDABLE DIY COSTUMES FOR MOMS Only 7 days left until Halloween! Did you spend all your time thinking about, finding, and purchasing your children’s costumes while leaving yourself out of the masqueraderie? I did. After all, Halloween is for the kids and of course, you do not want to outshine them on this magical spooky day. This makes sense, […]
mommyandmestyle by jacquelynward featuring coats THE MOMMY AND ME TREND, Then and Now Gone are the days of a mommy and me style that matched everything from head to toe. No more unflattering muu-muus, bye bye puff-sleeves, and adios head to toe matchy matchy mini-me getup. Maybe you were one of those mini=me’s. I confess, I was a wide-brimmed […]
Halloween Decorating Every year, my husband and I try to do outdo last year’s decorations. Halloween Decorating in our Home is a HUGE Deal! My husband loves Halloween decorating more than anything and as soon as October 1st rolls around you better believe Christopher is coming home from work with some orange/purple lights, pumpkins, or any other type of spooky […]
Make a DIY no-sew Pillow cover with this easy method for designer looks on a budget
PRETTY ORGANIZED: Keep Toys at bay, The Stylish Way Before my daughter, Ava, was born, I planned on keeping neatly folded blankets and extra throw pillows in our storage ottoman. Ha! Little did I know that my beloved ottoman would turn into a living room toy box. Although my plans had been foiled, I had one of those A-Ha moments…I Realized that […]
FALLING FOR TRENDY FALL COATS: Affordable, Chic, On-Trend by Jacquelyn Ward TREND: Quilted Fall 2014 coats take an equestrian approach with quilting. This classic staple is not only perfect for rainy days and the chilly weather, this khaki coat is chic and affordable at $38.33 TREND: Faux Fur Nothing says glam like fur…faux fur because we […]
FALL BEAUTY TRENDS TO DIY FOR :Simple, affordable, chic Did you notice the 90’s are back as fashion channels the days of crop tops and floral prints? I have mixed feelings about some of these fashion trends, but, I am over the moon with excitement about the comeback of 1990’s Beauty Trends and you should be too. WHY? That […]
HOW TO DECORATE SHELVING LIKE A PRO Let’s say you have a niche…or a built in shelving unit. Well, do you just fill it with books? What if it is in a dining room or any other room other than the library? Follow along with me as I discuss how to DECORATE SHELVING LIKE A PRO & check out my BEFORE […]
Get this Lena Living Room by Horchow with my Looks for Less! I love everything about Horchow…every detail, design, trend, fabric, layout….I love it all, except for just one thing…The price! It is so expensive. Now, of course, some items are more expensive because they are made from better quality materials. That makes sense and I believe it is important […]
5 Stores for Hot Home Deals That You Need To Know About Now! One of the many displays at Pearl River Mart in SoHo. What’s better than finding a great deal?…Finding a store that is CHOCK FULL of ’em! If you have not heard of these 5 online stores, that’s probably because… NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE…so finding UNIQUE TREASURES is even […]
TOO LARGE TO BE A FOYER, TOO NARROW TO BE A ROOM: DESIGN DILEMMA It is bad enough to have a design dilemma, but for me, this problem is the worst because it begins the moment I open my front door and so I can’t deny that it exists. I live in a Brooklyn pre-war apartment that is full of […]
Resources for Style on the Cheap value shopping Target is one of the best places to visit online if you have an eye for style. For more guidance Stick with Threshold and Nate Berkus lines there and always see inspiration boards on this blog or check out my pinterest page. Kirklands-you have to hunt to find something on trend, but […]