Color and texture impact our moods, and also determine our choices when it comes to designing our living spaces.
Increase your time spent in nature with these easy ideas for creating indoor-outdoor living spaces.
Consider the environment when choosing deck materials. Here’s a breakdown of your options.
Building a deck can be a challenge, but building with being “green” in mind can be an even bigger challenge. Learn what to look for and what questions and considerations to have when researching and selecting the best green building materials for a deck.
Grow a balcony herb garden to reap the many benefits of herbs while living in the city.
If you're hoping to grow some of your own food but are short on space, use these three tips for small-space gardening success in containers, on your patio, balcony or roof.
Create growing space for a small space garden with pocket gardens for posts, chairs, walls and doors.
Short on storage? Repurpose a door into a swinging shelf or basket storage system!
Victoria Gazeley considers her revitalized 650-square-foot homesteader’s cabin, located on 7 acres of fertile earth in British Columbia, a blessing. “I absolutely love living here,” she says.
Victoria Gazely lives in a 650-square-foot homesteader's cabin built by a man who didn't need closets. She's found five great ways to stash her stuff without renovating—and her solutions work for anyone who needs to hide a few things.
Diana and Tony Varnes are the happiest they’ve ever been, and they attribute their well being to living in a small home. They have more time for reading, talking and enjoying the outdoors—and their relationship is better than ever.
Sayra and Dominic live with their 5-year-old daughter in a charming 550-square-foot home in rural Idaho. There are challenges, but they've found that less really is more. 'It's like living in a fun clubhouse,' Sayra says.
Feeling claustrophobic? Before you start looking for more space, make the most of what you have by containing clutter, choosing the right furnishings and color schemes, and creating new "rooms" with dividers.
Turn a tree branch into an ideal storage solution for your jewelry.
Designed to be a comfortable, modern home with a minimum impact on the environment, the Cube generates its own energy and proves that you don't have to sacrifice creature comforts to live in a small space.
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
A California architect gives a 1920s cabin more space and better views--without disturbing the riparian area it sits on.
Try this fun garden-layout idea for your medicinal herbs this spring.
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
Hanging baskets on your walls helps to create storage and still offer decorative design in your home.
Keep your storage off the floor and decorate your home using birdcages.
Guest blogger Jaci Kennison explores creative storage solutions to declutter her small space.
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will stop accepting loans from the nationwide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which helps homeowners pay for the cost of energy-efficient retrofits.
With Earth Day afoot, it’s important that the rest of our nation keep a close eye on Chicago’s green initiatives.
This book is packed with 20 intricate designs, charts, gardening tips and tricks and conventional wisdom passed down through the years.
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Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
Transforming Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson’s space started with an empty living room, and now it slowly resembles a livable space with seating. After buying a used love seat and ottoman, she recovers both so they match the room’s theme.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
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