5 Things Every Playroom Needs

No matter how large or small of a space you may live in — if you don’t dedicate a place for a playroom, your entire home will soon be the dedicated toy explosion. The best way to make that not happen? Create a children’s zone that makes kids feel as though it’s their realm, an environment where they are free to play, make a mess and color on the walls without getting a time-out. Not sure just how to do that? Read on for the five playroom essentials to make any size playroom kiddo-friendly.

Dedicating a space in your home to your children’s toys poses a challenge. All the plastic paraphernalia may be sequestered to one place, but keeping it organized can be a struggle, especially if the space is small. Organization tools have to pass both the durability and ease-of-operation tests. The best off-the-shelf option that doesn’t break the bank is IKEA’s Trofast storage combo options ($70+), which comes in multiple sizes and configurations that accepts lots of storage options (baskets, drawers, bins). (via Ikea)

Artwork Display

If you don’t have any space left on the fridge, an alternative is using a curtain wire, such as the IKEA Dignitet ($15). This not only gives your child a place to display their latest production but also decorates the walls of your children’s play space, rather than trying to factor in another pricey art piece in its place. Better to have the authentic stuff by the inhabitants anyway, right? (via Love & Renovations)

Writing on the Walls

Give your children ownership of the room by giving them as few rules as possible. One thing that has always been a no-no is writing on the walls. Chalkboard paint pioneered the no harm, no foul concept. But! Chalk is messy! It gets all over your hands, your clothes and whatever else is in close proximity. IdeaPaint ($225+) solves this messy dilemma. It’s a thin, clear coat that is applied just like paint over the already-painted wall, whatever color it may be. Once the coat dries, you can write on the wall and remove the writing easily, sans mess. IdeaPaint is similar to a dry erase board, so you can use the same dry erase markers and erasers to draw and remove said drawing. (via Getty)

Durable Flooring

Plan for a play mat that is washable or a resilient rug that can handle crayons or a spilled sippy cup, but that is also comfortable to play on. When you have kids, most of the playtime is spent on the floor, starting when they are only a few months old, so establishing a space that is comfortable for you and your children to sit on and play blocks is imperative. (via Brit + Co)


After you’ve scouted out your kids’ play zone, it’s important to consider their safety. Before you can even believe it, babies can roll over and figure out how to put things in their mouth, so you must take extreme care with what is in reaching distance. All outlets should be covered and no cords or curtain rods/ropes should be hanging down that may cause a problem if you turn your head for even a second. (via Getty)

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Athleisure wear, also known as performance wear or activewear, is a trend that has exploded in popularity over the past decade. It refers to clothing designed to be worn at work and play, allowing people to transition between different activities and settings seamlessly. In recent years, athleisure wear has also become a luxury trend, with high-end brands and designers creating high-quality, fashionable activewear that is perfect for workouts and everyday wear. If you're looking to incorporate athleisure wear into your wardrobe, Amazon has a great range of options. From stylish leggings and sports bras to trendy tops and jackets, there is something for everyone. Here are 35 examples of the best athleisure wear for women on Amazon, all stylish, comfortable, and perfect for any occasion. So, if you want to stay fashionable and comfortable at the same time, these athleisure wear options are worth checking out!

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Half Zip Sweatshirt


With a quarter zip design and a long-sleeve silhouette, this Trendy Queen Oversized Half Zip Pullover is perfect for layering on cooler days. The oversized fit and trendy half-zip design make it a fashionable choice for any teen girl looking to add some flair to her fall wardrobe.

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Seamless Yoga Set


This Hotexy Workout Set includes a pair of seamless yoga leggings and a sports bra tank top, and both are made with a stretchy and breathable fabric that will keep you cool and comfortable during your workout. This set is ideal if you're running, lifting weights, practicing yoga and looking to stay active and stylish.

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7 Pack High Waisted Leggings


This pack of yeuG High Waisted Leggings includes seven different colors, making it easy to mix and match with your favorite tops. Made with a tummy control design and a soft, stretchy fabric, these leggings are perfect for everyday wear, workouts, and more.

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Tummy Control Leggings


Stay comfortable and supported during your workout with these thick high-waist yoga pants from THE GYM PEOPLE. Featuring convenient pockets and tummy control design, these leggings will help you feel confident and motivated as you tackle your fitness goals.

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Slouch Knit Socks


Stay warm this fall and winter with these cozy slouch knit socks. Designed with a relaxed fit and soft, stretchy fabric, they're perfect for lounging around the house or adding a touch of whimsy to your workout outfits.

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2 Piece Sweatsuit Set


Stay comfortable all day long in this Fixmatti Two-Piece Sweatsuit Set. The long sleeve pullover sweatshirt and jogger pants are made with soft and stretchy fabric, making them perfect for working out or lounging in style after you hit the gym.

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Lounge Set


The ANRABESS Two-Piece Sweater Set includes a long sleeve pullover and drawstring pants, and both are made with a soft and comfortable fabric. This set is ideal for lounging, running errands, and even relaxing at home or out and about.

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Racerback Tank Tops


This pack of Joviren Cotton Workout Crop Tank Tops includes four athletic sports shirts, each with a racerback design and a crop top style. These undershirts are made with soft and stretchy cotton fabric, perfect for yoga, running, and more. Plus, the economical pack allows you to mix and match with your favorite bottoms.

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Workout Tank Tops


Stay cool and comfortable in these Mippo Workout Tops during your workouts. These athletic shirts are designed with a lightweight and breathable fabric. The tank top design allows for a full range of motion while the design details add a touch of flair to your athleisure wear.

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Tapered Sweatpants


These Dragon Fit Joggers feature a high waist and tapered design for a flattering fit and convenient pockets for storage. These sweatpants are made of soft and comfortable fabric, making them perfect for all-day wear.

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Cloud Sliders


Experience ultimate comfort and relaxation with these Cloud Slides. Made with an EVA anti-slip sole and a cloud pillow design, these slippers are perfect for lounging around the house or stepping out for a quick errand. They work for both indoor and outdoor wear.

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Waffle Knit Set


The ZESICA Waffle Knit Top and Shorts Set is a comfortable and stylish choice for sleepwear or loungewear. The waffle knit fabric is soft and cozy, and the top and shorts feature convenient pockets. This pullover pajama set is perfect for relaxing at home or getting a good night's sleep.

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Workout Set


Get ready to take on your next workout in style with this two-piece yoga outfit. The high-waisted yoga leggings and sports bra provide comfortable and supportive wear, making it easy to transition from the gym to your everyday life.

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Criss-Cross Sports Bra


This medium-support RUNNING GIRL Sports Bra is excellent for running, yoga, and other high-impact activities. Its criss-cross back and padded, strappy design provide comfortable and stylish support, and the removable cups allow you to customize your level of coverage.

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Long Hooded Quilted Vest


When the mercury drops and you need to stay warm on your way to a workout class, this Long Quilted Vest is ideal. Featuring a hooded design and a sleeveless button-down puff vest, this cotton-padded jacket can be layered over your favorite outfits. The quilted construction adds an extra layer of warmth, making it perfect for braving the cold.

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Puffer Jacket


This MEROKEETY Long Sleeve Puffer Jacket is the must-have piece for layering over your favorite athleisure outfits, featuring a baggy short design and pockets. The zip design makes it easy to put on and take off, while the puffer construction adds an extra layer of warmth that is perfect for braving the cold.

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Knit Beanie


You need to think about keeping your head warm, but you also have to keep it chic. Stay stylish this winter in this MaxNova Knit Beanie Hat with its cute smile face design, adding a touch of whimsy to your winter outfits. Made with a soft and stretchy knit fabric, it's comfortable to wear all day long.

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Long Sleeve Workout Shirt


The Muzniuer Long Sleeve Workout Shirt is a stylish and comfortable choice for all your fitness activities. Made with moisture-wicking fabric and featuring a relaxed fit, this shirt will keep you cool and comfortable while you work up a sweat.

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Sweat Wicking Sports Underwear


Made with a breathable and wicking fabric, these Ocojoce Sports Briefs are perfect for sports and other high-intensity activities. Whether working out, running, or just going about your daily routine, these briefs are an excellent choice for feeling comfortable and functional underwear.

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Longline Sports Bra


With a wire-free and padded design, this Longline Sports Bra is a comfortable and supportive choice for any workout. Medium support makes it perfect for yoga, running, and gym workouts and the longline tank top style is stylish and adds an extra layer of coverage.

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Ribbed Seamless Crop Set


The QINSEN Workout Outfit is designed with a ribbed seamless design and this two-piece set will keep you looking and feeling your best while you break a sweat.

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Twist Front Tank Top


The Sanutch Cropped Workout Top is a stylish and functional choice for your fitness routine - and it adds a touch of flair to your workout wardrobe. At the same time, the loose crop top fit allows maximum comfort and mobility during your workouts. This tank top is perfect for various activities, from running and yoga to weight training.

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Cargo Joggers


These Libin Cargo Joggers are made with a lightweight and quick-drying fabric making these joggers perfect for hikes, workouts, or casual outdoor adventures. The cargo pockets provide ample storage space, making these joggers a practical and stylish choice for any active lifestyle.

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Running Tank Tops


These loose-fit ICTIVE Racerback Workout Tops are designed with a backless mesh design, allowing maximum breathability and a full range of motion. These muscle tanks are ideal for running, yoga, and much more.

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Steve Madden Maxima Sneaker


With a sleek and modern design, these Steve Madden Maxima Sneakers add flair to your everyday outfit. The designer look of these shoes makes them the sneaker to pair with a cute set running errands, going to work, or just enjoying a leisurely day out.

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Lightweight Workout Jacket


The Gihuo Athletic Lightweight Workout Jacket is a stylish and functional piece of athletic wear that is perfect for any workout. It features thumb holes, which provide added coverage and help keep your sleeves in place during your workout.

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Cropped Puffer Vest


Add an extra layer where it matters the most with this ELFJOY Cropped Puffer Vest. This vest is perfect for layering over your favorite outfits, featuring a sleeveless design and a warm stand collar. The padded construction adds an extra layer of warmth, making it perfect for braving the cold.

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Flowy Running Shorts


The WittyRose 2-in-1 Flowy Running Shorts are made with a lightweight and breathable fabric while you work up a sweat at the gym, on the bike, or during a yoga session. Perfect for running, lifting weights, or practicing yoga, these shorts are an excellent choice for staying active and comfortable.

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Nova Cap


The Gaiam Cruiser Nova Cap has a unisex design and is perfect for running errands, cruising around town, or just enjoying a leisurely ride. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add some fun and style to their day.

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When it comes to home decor, it can be easy to zone in on a trend, and spend time picking pieces from a variety of brands, collaborations, and collections to create a cohesive space. But thanks to the spring decor collection from World Market, you can get everything you need in one go. We totally fell in love with all of the pieces — especially since they touch every decor trend we covered earlier this year!

It doesn't matter if you're a fan of minimalist neutrals or you want every piece of decor in your living room to have a funky and floral pattern, you're sure to find something in this collection to inspire you. Say hello to your newest home decor obsession.

Living Room Decor Trends For Spring 2023

A neutral living room gets a bohemian and eclectic update with funky floral side tables and colorful pillows. Choosing pillows with embroidery or details like tassels means that you'll have some extra texture as well as color.

Robyn Marble And Wood Scalloped Nesting Tables 2 Piece Set($250); Zoe Multicolor Floral Distressed Persian Style Area Rug ($100+); Multicolor Floral Burst Lumbar Pillow ($40); Hayes Cream Modular Sectional Ottoman ($250); Teal Floral Embroidered Hello Lumbar Pillow ($30); Shop the full room here.

For all us maximalists out there, you can go crazy on your bookshelves without overwhelming the space. Sticking to neutrals while still allowing the decor to have fun shapes, or making sure that all your vases have similar silhouettes, will provide plenty of visual interest while still looking cohesive.

White Peace Sign Ceramic Hand Vase ($25); Tall Black Metal Taper Candle Holder($25);Light Amber Blown Glass Mushroom Vase($35); Four Sided Tassel Throw Pillow ($35); Dried Sun Palm Leaf Bunch ($12); Artisan Glass Tealight Candle Holder($15).

Since mirrors reflect light (which means they make your space feel bigger, thank goodness), don't be afraid to turn your gallery wall into a mirror wall. Play with shapes and colors until you find pieces that feel the most like you — even if that means pairing pieces that look completely different from one another.

Black Metal Windowpane Arched Wall Mirror ($350); Walnut Brown Wood Organic Pebble Wall Mirror ($180); Round Gold Wire Floral Wall Mirror ($100); Mango Wood Carved Floral Vanity Mirror ($250); Talia Wood Arched Leaning Full Length Mirror ($280)

An all-white room provides the perfect backdrop for colorful furniture, artwork, throw pillows, and decor. There is much more room to play with different shades and patterns when your foundation is blank.

Abbey Brick Red Velvet Upholstered Swivel Chair ($500); Natural Wood Boho Bead Decor ($35); Gustav Short Vintage Acorn And Cane Bookshelf ($400); Easton Cocoa Wood Coffee Table With Shelf ($450); Velvet Throw Pillow ($11, was $15); All Across Africa Blue Woven Arch Wall Decor ($150); Shop the full room here.

A large and colorful piece of art can serve as the focal point for a whole wall, meaning you can leave the rest of the decor (like a few books and a few jars) fairly simple.

Saturated Landscape By Jess Franks Framed Canvas Wall Art ($150); Cynthia Vintage Walnut Turned Leg Bookshelf ($300); Barcelona Clear Recycled Glass Vase ($50); White Resin Coral Decor ($13+); Barcelona Clear Recycled Glass Candle Holder ($13+).

If you're all about plants, lean into the natural aesthetic with shades of green, beige, and cream. Throw pillows that also mix in darker shades of navy, black, or gray, will add dimension without throwing something like bright red into the mix. Check out our downloadable Houseplant Guide for the rundown on how you can actually keep this many plants alive.

Ivory Ceramic Channeled Planter ($15); Round Braided Indoor Outdoor Pouf ($100); Round Aged Driftwood Carved Wood Lattice Accent Table ($200); Round Natural Wood Zeke Coffee Table ($400); Camile Sage Green Velvet Right Facing Sectional Sofa ($1,700); Nomad Undyed Abstract Tufted Wool Area Rug ($300); Shop the full room here.

IRL plants complement plant decor in a playful way. Add different shades (like black and white) and materials (like gold) to keep things interesting.

The Seedling By David Schmitt Framed Canvas Wall Art ($130); Ilana Natural Wood And Jute Rope Table Lamp ($100); White Sola Paper Floral Shadow Box Wall Art ($150); Gold Capiz Cylinder Wall Sconce ($80); Faux Eucalyptus Plant In Geo Pot ($10).

Add shades of brass and wood for a warm edge to a room filled with green plants. It provides an eye-catching contrast but still looks very natural.

CRAFT Buddha Head Outdoor Planter ($150); Black Metal Planter With Arched Gold Stand ($60); Elon Undyed Modern Geometric Wool Washable Area Rug ($300).

One of our favorite things to use to our advantage is a neutral couch — add a variety of colorful pillows in all different shapes, sizes, and patterns for a seasonal touch that dresses up the space. You can change them out for every season or holiday for a refresh without having to redo the whole room.

Multicolor Concentric Square Crocheted Throw Pillow ($40); Chenille Scandi Flower Throw Pillow ($35); Green Multicolor Floral Embroidered Lumbar Pillow ($35).

Dining Room Decor Trends For Spring 2023

A bright and airy kitchen is sure to make cooking more fun and with colorful kitchenware, funky cutting boards, and plenty of houseplants, it's sure to become a life-giving space that you can't wait to spend time in.

Geometric Dot Hand Painted Noodle Bowl ($13); White Ceramic Femme Figural Vase ($16); Curved Acacia Wood Serving Board ($30); Orange And Blue Stripe Hand Painted Ceramic Mug ($8); Reactive Glaze Ovals Hand Painted Ceramic Mug ($6).

It's almost strawberry picking season! Get in the right headspace with some kitchenware that will put you in a berry good mood.

Hand Painted Strawberry Figural Kitchenware Collection ($8+).

With a handmade feeling, this glazed kitchenware will have you drinking tea everyday of the week. Grabbing a whole collection will tie everything together beautifully.

Verbena Blue And Green Reactive Glaze Kitchenware Collection ($4+).

Warm materials like velvet provide a welcome contrast to the cool green and make this dining area the perfect place to cozy up with a cup of tea and your favorite breakfast. Adding details like a guitar, books, and candles make it feel more lived-in.

Caspian Vintage Acorn And Gold Metal Bar Cabinet($600); Edna Multicolor Floral Tufted Wool Area Rug ($300); Maliyah Wood Rounded Extension Dining Table($650); Velvet Jocelyn Upholstered Dining Chair Set Of 2 ($400); Shop the full room here.

Speckled dinnerware add a childlike wonder to your weeknights, and make for the perfect contrast to a neutral (and natural) dining area.

Aqua Splatter Hand Painted Dinnerware Collection ($8); Daisy Inlay Double Old Fashioned Glass ($10).

Home Decor For Extra Spaces

When we're deep in a good book series, we want a space that's inspiring, comfortable, and fun. The calm shades of blue and green in this reading room keep us calm while still offering enough personality that we aren't bored.

Cala Round Gold Hammered Metal Storage Coffee Table ($280); Brushed Gold Planter With Stand ($45); Green And White Leaves Wallpaper Mural($100); Industrial Wood And Metal Serving Tray ($40); Square Marble And Wood Coasters 4 Pack ($20); Shop the full room here.

Create the ultimate creative space with fun furniture and decor — like a honeycomb shelf and patterned geometric trashcan. You don't need much decor when your walls are this electric.

Zarek Mid Century Upholstered Office Chair($280); Gold And Glass Honeycomb Wall Shelf ($80); Reese Gold Wire Geometric Basket ($30+).

Don't stop the momentum once you get outside — create an atmosphere that pulls from the sunny goodness of summer with bright colors and plant-forward motifs. Sticking to the same few colors will keep things from feeling overloaded, even when you're working with multiple patterns.

Raelyn All Weather Wicker Outdoor Accent Table ($130); Segovia Light Brown Eucalyptus Outdoor Couch ($900); Natural Rattan Solar LED 10 Bulb String Lights ($35); Woven Kaleidoscope Indoor Outdoor Lumbar Pillow ($30); Yellow Diamond Ceramic Solar LED Lantern ($27, was $30); Segovia Eucalyptus Outdoor Coffee Table ($350); Shop the full room here.

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In Selfmade, Brit + Co's flagship community and training program for female founders, we make it a point to celebrate our members' wins on a weekly basis. Launching and running a business can be challenging, so making time for these moments to pause, reflect, and champion the hard work of our members is especially important for us.

That's why we decided to take this culture of celebration a step further and host our inaugural Selfmade Awards, powered by our founding partner, Office Depot OfficeMax.

The ceremony highlighted outstanding individuals from our community who have used creativity and grit to make their dreams come true. We honored 9 exceptional women across different categories:

Grand Prizes

  • Best Launch Award: Awarded to the member who launched their business with technique and charisma! This Selfmade founder pushed the launch scaries aside and strategically planned their launch with great marketing, a solid business plan, market research, and a good design. They carefully crafted their launch approach and saw a great response after!
  • Innovation Award: Awarded to the member whose business idea demonstrates creativity, innovation, and a unique approach! This Selfmade founder reached for the most creative approach when determining how to solve the problem, finding solutions in novice and unseen ways. Their business idea is unique and pushes the limit of the mainstream.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Awarded to the member who has gone above and beyond the entrepreneurship call. Social media presence? Check her stories. MVP? Download it now. Business Plan? Solid as a rock. Investors? Take a number. She’s working it and making it look good. She’s not without her struggles, but she understands the power of hard work and putting one foot in front of the other.

Honorable Mentions

  • Dream Team Duo: Honoring 2 Selfmaders who worked together to accomplish their goals.
  • Everyday Hero: Honoring the member who best helped their peers across the board.
  • Fresh Take: Honoring the member whose idea/biz with unique features.
  • Notable Newbie: Honoring the member who started with just an idea and ended with a launch.
  • Powerful Pivot: Honoring the member with the best attitude despite any setbacks.
  • Pioneer: Honoring the member who is breaking ground in a new, unexplored area.

We received hundreds of nominations from women who are truly making a difference in the entrepreneurial landscape. As you can imagine, narrowing down the honorees was an incredibly difficult task.

We were inspired by the stories each woman told. Our winners embody the values and spirit of Selfmade: grit, creativity, and ambition. Many had overcome significant obstacles on their journeys and it was amazing to witness first-hand how these women are not only creating impactful businesses but also inspiring others to do the same.

Meet Our Grand Prize Winners

Best Launch Award

Ronda Brittian, founder of Ronda’s Fine Foods: Ronda’s Fine Foods is a woman, minority, and family-owned business that creates delicious and versatile specialty food products featuring family recipes inspired by flavors of the world.

Innovation Award

Coco Harmon, founder of Endora: Endora is a mobile app that works to harness the power of nostalgic reflection so that users can spend less time on their phones comparing and more time reflecting.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Christine Tong, founder of Christine My Linh: Christine creates illustrations and stories to guide creative women away from negative self-talk towards building their self-esteem so that they can share their light with the world.

Meet Our Honorable Mention Winners

We’re so excited about this new tradition here at Selfmade and can’t wait for more opportunities to honor the inspiring female founders in our community. Congratulations from the team here at Selfmade and Office Depot OfficeMax to all the winners, and our collective members, for showing us what’s possible when we pursue our passions with fearlessness!

Feeling inspired? Start your free trial of Selfmade to find your calling. Join our growing community of amazing female founders to DIY the business of your dreams!

2023 bedroom decor ideas and trends are all about returning to natural color palettes and materials, but the good news is that they're still anything but boring. Toned-down colors allow you to find other ways to add an unexpected touch to your bedroom, whether you're adding store bought decor or flipping your old furniture. You go Handygirl!

Since the space is all yours, you can try a variety of different aesthetics and techniques until you find something that you love. With a layer of cozy comfort, these colors, silhouettes, and textures are the perfect details to accompany your winter hibernation but they also offer a whole new way to let your personality shine. Think outside the box when it comes to pairing materials and shades — you can keep the look of your room cohesive or add a variety of different details to create something totally unique.

Home And Garden

Bring your garden indoors this winter by adding plants and pretty vases to your bedroom decor. Don't have a green thumb? You can still take part with floral motifs like bedsheets and wall art. Top it all off with as much natural lighting as you can get — it'll help you *and* your plants feel more awake.

SadyesCrystals Mini Mushroom Terrariums ($9)

Add a little touch of nature to your room without adding a huge piece of decor. It's perfect for smaller rooms.

MorimoraWallArt Gold Floral Moon Phases ($96)

Combine your love for the solar system and the earth with wall art that features both.

Swirled Plant Mister ($10, was $14)

Your plants need water too! Keep them hydrated with a cute mister that doubles as decor.

Moody Pansy Wall Hook ($14)

Add some literal personality to your room with happy and sad hooks that also kind of remind us of Alice and Wonderland.

Organic Percale Printed Sheet Set ($48+)

Get a glimpse of a garden when you slip into bed with these floral bedsheets.

Feeling Fresh

Pairing neutrals with natural materials can add both texture and character to your bedroom with minimal effort. Not only do they leave you feeling relaxed but they also add an incredibly sleek and laidback detail that will go beautifully with the rest of your decor.

Parachute Palm Leaf Nesting Basket ($49)

Use these baskets to hold your books, magazines, or clean bedsheets. They add a natural touch that isn't exclusive to boho bedrooms.

Nanko Queen Duvet Cover Set ($30, was $40)

If you're seriously missing green grass and open fields, grab a green comforter that will tide you over until April.

Lulu and Georgia Wooden Georgian Candlestick ($33+, was $65)

If you're not into brass candlesticks, grab this wooden one instead. Even though it's natural wood the silhouette elevates the look.

Full Moon Clay Vase by Leanne Ford ($30)

A vase doesn't have to be tall and skinny to make an impact, and this full moon vase proves it.

Cozy Fleece Pillow Covers ($40, was $50)

Texture and color come together wonderfully in these fleecy pillow covers. Consider this a sweatshirt for your pillow.


Ditch bold colors and patterns, and instead rely on texture and shape to for a unique bedroom look. Sculptural decor is both functional and beautiful. Considering these black and white picks could basically pass as art on their own, this bedroom decor will take your space to the next level.

Lulu and Georgia Subhan Vase ($78)

These dots come together to create two strips, making for a striking and fun decor piece.

Adeline Knotted Ball Knobs, Set of 2 ($20)

Swap your plain knobs for a knotted design that adds another layer of texture to your space.

UO Thalia Wall Shelf ($59)

This shape is reminiscent of a rainbow, without the color, which is perfect if you're trying to go for a more neutral look.

Nourison Paper Loop Shag Throw Pillow ($27, was $60)

If you want to stand out in a crowd of faux fur pillows but still want texture, opt for a loop shag pillow instead.

CozyLux Seersucker Comforter Set ($44+, was $51+)

Add both classy and moody detail to your room with a black seersucker bedspread.

Play And Work

Playful decor makes any space more whimsical, and in turn creates a bedroom that is inviting and enjoyable. It also adds a touch of childhood nostalgia that feels comforting, and all-in-all, it creates a unique space that will cultivate your creativity and imagination.

Bagel Shaped Mug ($18)

If you use your mugs as bedroom decor (we definitely do), then pay homage to one of the best breakfast foods around: bagels.

Avian Vase ($44)

Birds of a feather flock together. At least, that's the case with these vases. (These items are available on January 28, but they were too cute not to include!)

Spritzparty Disco Mushroom ($20)

Add the mushroom decor trend to your bedroom with a mirrored piece that also doubles as a party-starter.

XINXUAN Gold Decor Statues ($30)

These figurines sit pretty on your dresser, bookshelf, or any other edge that needs a fun touch.

Ric-Rac Stripe Peel + Stick Wallpaper ($68)

Create a colorful foundation in your bedroom by adding a pink and tan wallpaper from the SJP. Say no more.

Sunny Disposition

Yellow decor, whether it's a bedspread or wall art, will uplift and energize. It might even trick you into feeling a little bit warmer. Combine with other natural colors like green or blue for an engaging palette, or sneak a sun motif into your decor for some sunshine on cloudy days.

Gold Metal Sunburst Frame ($15)

Add a burst of (metaphorical) light to your photos with a picture frame that will make you feel brighter just by looking at it.

Slim Colorful Stem Vase ($28+)

Transparent vases add an unexpected and eclectic touch that looks amazing with or without flowers.

Sunshine State of Mind Linen Tapestry ($25)

Grab a tiny tapestry to keep at your desk, or cover up the wall above your headboard with a reminder to look for the bright side.

brooklinen Luxe Pillowcases ($50+, was $55+)

Golden pillow cases pair well with white sheets and patterned ones. Once you try these smooth-as-butter picks, you might never go back.

Umbra Studios Dima Sunchimes, Set Of 3 ($70)

Add some color and privacy to your bedroom decor with a window display that you'll love.

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If you give us a dessert menu, our eyes will always flit to the chocolate option; we can't help it. Not only can chocolate help strengthen your heart health (thank you antioxidants!) but it's also a great option for parties and get togethers of any kind — since the tasty treat can range from bitter to super sweet, everyone can find a chocolate recipe that they want to eat over and over again.

We love that the rich flavor and smooth consistency of chocolate makes it a decadent dessert choice, even if we're just eating a bowl of DIY microwave fondue. But that's the best thing about chocolate recipes: they're easy, they're quick, and they always taste good. You can eat these picks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, because there's nothing better than having chocolate all day long.


Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Bars

If you're a big Andes Chocolate Mints fan, then this recipe's for you. Our favorite part is the fact that they're vegan!

Chocolate Raspberry Panna Cotta Cups

These creamy, bite-sized desserts are the perfect treat for after dinner, after work, or anytime you want one, really.

Chocolate PB+J Banana Bites

We already know that chocolate, banana, and peanut butter go well together, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the combo outside of a sandwich. Case in point: these sweet treats.

Homemade Chocolate Bonbons

With raspberries, marshmallows, and white chocolate, this is the perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Egg Fudge

Peanut butter fudge is about to become your new favorite dessert. Add edible glitter for Valentine's Day, colorful sprinkles for Easter, and red, white, and blue crystals for Fourth of July.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

We're all about hot cocoa mix-ins during the holiday season, but add a romantic flair by filling some heart-shaped silicone moldswith melted chocolate. You can use them for hot cocoa or just eat them right off the stick.

Conversation Heart Bark

Valentine's Day just got a lot sweeter thanks to this recipe. You can make chocolate bark with all kinds of additions like seeds and berries, or swap your go-to hearts for the Friends Conversation Hearts instead.

Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles

You can make this vegan chocolate recipe in just five steps, which might just make it the easiest upscale dessert ever.

Chocolate-Covered Cheese Bites

30 minutes (or faster if you stick them in the freezer) is all you need to turn cheese and melted chocolate into your new favorite snack.

Hollow Chocolate Confetti Eggs

Get a jump on your Easter prep by perfecting confetti eggs that are filled with all your favorite candy.

Sprinkle Dipped Chocolate Hearts

Get the best of both worlds with this chocolate recipe that features milk and white chocolate. Plus, pink sprinkles, which are arguably the most important.

Chocolate Orange Truffles

Chocolate and orange make a delicious combo, and these truffles pair them together in very a satisfying bite.

Star-Studded Dark Chocolate Cake Bites

If you prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate for a little less sweetness, then you must try these cake bites. The perfect portion size *and* a starry garnish? Count us in.

Hot Cocoa (And Other Drinks)

Jacques Torres’ Famous Hot Chocolate

You can't go wrong with a mug of hot cocoa on a cold winter night, but our best tip? Add just a sprinkle of sea salt to cut the sweetness.

Spiked Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Even when it's not PSL season, you can still enjoy this hot cocoa that features pumpkin pie spice, dark chocolate, and rum.

Easy-to-Make Amaretto Mocha

This drink will warm you down to your toes, thanks to the combo of amaretto liquor and hot coffee.

Chocolate Martini

Sweeten up your happy hour with what's basically boozy chocolate milk. Yes, please.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

If you thought red velvet cake was your favorite dessert, wait until you try this colorful cocoa take on the recipe. The salted caramel marshmallows make for the perfect finishing touch.

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Marshmallow Sandwiches

Grilled marshmallow sandwiches are our new favorite snack, and we might add some Nutella and PB in there too.

Spiked Chocolate Espresso

This flavorful sip will give you energy and help you unwind, which makes it the perfect drink for your 5-9 routine.


Boozy Baileys Brownies

With the sweetness from the brownie and the edge from the Bailey's, you won't regret spiking this dessert. Feel free to dye your frosting whatever color you want.

Decadent Potato Chip Brownies

We already know from chocolate covered bacon that the salt + chocolate combo can't be beat, but the potato chip crumbles on these brownies take things to the next level.

Guinness S’more Brownies

If chocolate is your favorite part of a s'more, baking marshmallows and graham crackers into your go-to brownie recipe only makes sense.

Healthy Brownies

Don't be scared by the fact that this chocolate recipe calls for black beans — you'll barely even taste them.

Cookies, Cakes, Breads, And Donuts

Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

Not a huge fan of stuffing your cookies with snickerdoodle spread? Opt for peanut butter for a chocolate + PB masterpiece or Nutella for some extra cocoa.

Red Wine Pear Cake With Chocolate Ganache

Rich, delicious ganache gets stuffed between two chocolate cakes for an extra dose of cocoa. Pears add the perfect amount of tart flavor.

Baked Hot Chocolate Doughnuts

Dark chocolate chips, espresso powder, and creamy coconut milk all in the same glaze? Say no more.

Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Bread

Cherries and oatmeal prevent this banana bread from tasting too sweet, but if you're a serious chocaholic, feel free to add cocoa powder into the mix.

No-Bake Snickers Cake

Turn your favorite candy bar into a full-on dessert thanks to this chocolate recipe. A pre-made pound cake means that you don't even need to open your oven.

Vegan Miso Chocolate Cake

This cake makes all kinds of ingredient swaps for a healthier dessert (like oat milk for regular milk and maple syrup for sugar), but it also includes chia seeds which can improve your heart health.

Molten Chocolate Cookie

This single-serve chocolate recipe tastes amazing on its own, or when shared with a loved one.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

A dollop of raspberry jam on top of these cupcakes brings a fruity, tart touch that keeps you from being overwhelmed by the rich chocolate.

Cherry-Chocolate Covered Donuts

All you need for this cherry glaze is cherry preserves and powdered sugar. Go ahead and save some extra to glaze some cookies and cakes, too.

Double Chocolate Banana Pumpkin Bread

We love eating breakfast for dinner, but what about dessert for breakfast? This pumpkin chocolate bread is perfect for anytime of day.

Fun Extras

DIY Chocolate Toolbox

This chocolate recipe gives you a legitimate excuse to play with your food. Who can resist?!

Samoa Girl Scout Cookie-Inspired Popcorn

Girl Scout Cookie season can last all year with this chocolate, caramel, coconut popcorn. Our mouths are watering.

Aphrodisiac-Packed Pots de Crème

Consider this your new favorite date night treat. Add a little bit of rum, or keep it booze-free with vanilla extract. Either way, this chocolate recipe does not disappoint.

Paint Palette Box of Chocolates

Experience a box of chocolates like you never have before with this super artsy and creative recipe. It's almost too cute to eat! (Almost).

Chocolate iPhone

Give your chocolate lots of extra color with "apps" in every shade of the rainbow.

Chocolate Milkshake Waffles

Next time you're in the mood for chocolate chip pancakes, try this waffle recipe instead. The waffles themselves aren't too sweet, which makes it a great option for everyone, especially when paired with your favorite toppings.

Chocolate-Covered Amaretto Strawberries

You've had your fill of regular chocolate-covered strawberries, which is exactly why you need to try this colorful, amaretto-infused version. (Spoiler alert: they're also stuffed with sweet cream cheese).

Chocolate Hummus

If you want a snack that balances sweet and savory, this hummus features chickpeas and sunflower seed butter. Grab all the grapes, banana slices, and strawberries you can find.

Homemade Hot Fudge

The best part about making desserts yourself is that you know exactly what you're adding. In this case, all you need is water, sugar, cocoa, and chocolate.

Hot Cocoa Chicken + Waffles

We thought we loved chicken and waffles before, but adding a touch of chocolate totally transforms it into something new. This is a salty and sweet combination we cannot get enough of.

Chocolate Ring Pops

Using white chocolate for this DIY recipe means that you can make them any color you want — add food coloring and glitter for a monochromatic effect or rainbow sprinkles for a funfetti finish.

Cookie Dough Donut Sundae

You can feel free to save this recipe for summer, or get a head start on perfecting it now. The homemade donuts definitely set it apart from other ice cream sundaes.

Banana Chocolate Ice Cream

You don't need a machine for this two-ingredient ice cream. All you need is bananas, your favorite chocolate-y topping, and a food processor to make this chocolate dream a reality.

Sweet Fruit Dip

Your Galentine's Day brunch will never be the same once you introduce this fruity chocolate dip. After you scoop out the watermelon at the center to make room for the dip, turn it into a watermelon marg so it doesn't go to waste ;).

Campfire Cones

Ice cream, sprinkles, candy, cookies — this is our dessert dream come true.

Nut Butter Spread

Whether you choose to add it to your toast or use it as a fruit dip, you'll want to make sure you always have a jar of this spread on hand.

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No one told us that growing up meant we'd have less time than ever to see our friends, and that we actually have to add quality time with them into our schedule. That's a bummer! But when the clock strikes five on Friday and we're free to spend the next 60 hours doing all kinds of fun activities, you better believe we're calling up all our girlfriends!

If you're finally catching up with your childhood gal pals for Valentine's (or in this case, Galentine's) weekend, or you want to get to know your new friends on a deeper level, then these ideas are the perfect answer to "What should we do?"

Each of them can be tweaked to be completely free or as fancy as you want! Whichever activity you pick, you're sure to have a great time with your bestie.

Photo by Marina M / PEXELS

Grab Some Coffee Together at a Local Shop

If you and your girlfriends are latte lovers, plan to meet at your favorite local coffee spot to enjoy a heartwarming drink and pastry, over some good casual conversation. Meeting for coffee is always an easy meeting, and if you're both busy gals, then there's no pressure to stay chatting for hours. Sometimes a quick visit is all you need to feel the most connected!

Throw a Spirited Galentine's Brunch

Toast to the girls with the most by throwing a Galentine's Day brunch, complete with handmande cards, heart-shaped waffles, and all of the bubbly. This is your time to really celebrate your friendship, be it with one girl friend or many! Have each invitee bring their favorite snack to collaborate on a big potluck, and just focus on having fun!

Bake Dozens of Heart-Shaped Cookies Together

What delicious food item screams 'Galentine's Day' more than a heart-shaped sugar cookie? Herald your biggest celebrity crushes together with this super cute cookie recipe that's sure to encourage a full-on fangirling sesh.

Host a Girls-Only Movie Night

Bring out your inner child by making a blanket fort with twinkly lights, blankets, and pillows, and turning on your favorite movie (or movie series — we're looking at you Harry Potter!). We recommend stocking up on popcorn and homemade pizza, and it's even more fun if you make the blanket fort comfortable enough to sleep in over night. It's like one big sleepover! The only difference between sleepovers now and sleepovers from when you were little is that now you can have margaritas.

Photo by Jess Bailey Designs / PEXELS

Work on Some Journal Prompts Together

Whether the V-Day season sparks thoughts about potential relationships, or your own creativity, getting together with a close friend and journaling on your internal processes can provide a safe space for each other to reflect with clarity. Try outlining a few journal prompts to work on independently, then set some time aside to discuss, if that's your thing!

Photo by Karolina Grabowska / PEXELS

Have a Board Game Night

Whether you are an expert at chess or you have the fastest time on Dutch Blitz out of all your friends, a board game night is a super-fun way to spend your evening. It's quality time without a screen, and you can have everyone bring their favorite games for a tournament. Don't forget some sweet treats and pink cocktails or mocktails!

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Paint Each Other's Nails

There's always time for an at-home Valentine's manicure with your bestie -- and this activity will throw you all the way back to fun middle school sleepovers.Take your time to be creative and give your friend the cutest mani on the block! Since the girls always have your back, you know you'll be getting the cutest nail art, too.

Photo by Antoni Shkraba / PEXELS

Host a Cocktail Party

Get together with your squad and have everyone make a different festive cocktail to enjoy throughout the night! In between those yummy sips, you can watch a fun movie or show, dance to the one and only T-Swift, or play a new game! No matter what you choose to do, or how fancy you make the night, you know you'll always have fun with the girls.

Photo by George Becker / PEXELS

Watch the Sunrise (or Sunset)

You don't have to be a morning person to appreciate how beautiful the sunrise can be. Well, maybe it's better after you've had some coffee. If you live by the water, you can sit on the sand with a book or some music, or if you're in the mountains, you can do a sunrise hike. Not a fan of early mornings? Watch the sunset fall behind the city skyline instead!

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch / PEXELS

Cook a Delicious Meal Together

Regardless of whether your friends like to cook extravagant meals or they prefer to stick some mac and cheese in the microwave, making dinner together lets you spend quality time together, use your hands, *and* you end up with a delicious meal to enjoy at the end. You can try one of these cozy dinners, or check out some other ideas that sound good to you on our Food + Recipes Pinterest board.

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk / PEXELS

Take an Art Class Together

Taking a wine and paint class or ceramics class with your friend is the perfect opportunity to explore a new creative outlet, plus a new experience to get to know each other! You'll both get a fun piece of original art to be proud of, and you'll recall all the memories you made together in the class each time you look at it, which makes it all worth it!

Photo by Julie Aagaard / PEXELS

Venture Out on a Hike

Explore a close National Park or nature preserve near you with a friend! Hiking with a buddy always makes the journey more enjoyable because you have time to chat, plus it can make you feel safer since you don't have to hike alone. Through the duration of the hike, you both can talk about the beautiful natural surroundings, catch up on each other's lives and just have fun!

Photo by Tamara Elnova / PEXELS

Visit a Museum Together

If it's cold where you and your bestie live, visiting a museum is a great way to escape the winter blues and see something new. Museums usually have great, affordable ticket prices, so visiting is made easy. Spend a day perusing the halls of your closest art gallery and pondering the meanings of its artworks together! You might just surprise yourself with how fun it is.

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