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Everyone has their own style when it comes to interior decorating, and that’s part of what makes your living space feel like home.

There are plenty of styles to choose from or blend together and the popularity of some styles fluctuate. The team at Joybird was interested in finding out what interior design styles people were searching for throughout the country.

Using Google Trends data, they looked at the search popularity for fifteen of the biggest styles in each state over the last twelve months. They found data for each style and each state and mapped them out so you can see how your favorites stack up!

A map of the top design trend in each state

When it came to the most-searched design term, two styles dominated the map — Victorian and Bohemian. Victorian was the top search in ten

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Because if it doesn't spark joy, then what's the point?

If you love Marie Kondo as much as we do, then you're probably already a little inspired to declutter and simplify your home.

A cluttered home often leads to a cluttered mind and life, and we don't have time for that in 2019. Here are a few ways to organize your home:

Commit to timeless materials

Part of the trick to perfecting minimalism is getting it right the first time. While most of us already tend to think of our furniture as a monetary investment, it’s also important to view big-ticket items as an aesthetic investment.

“I’ve found that natural furnishings and materials are timeless,” says Gosia Piatek, New Zealand–based fashion designer and founder of sustainable clothing

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What do Homebuyers Want?

Laundry rooms and Energy Star–compliant windows topped the list of what buyers considered the most “essential” or “desirable” features in a home, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 “What Home Buyers Really Want” report, released at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this week.

Most of the features that new homeowners or aspiring buyers ranked highest related to helping them save in utility costs, add extra storage, and spruce up the outside, said Rose Quint, the NAHB’s assistant vice president of survey research.

The NAHB surveyed nearly 4,000 consumers who either purchased a home within the last three years or plan to buy a home in the next three years to identify their top

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Staying Snuggly Warm at Home - Without Touching the Thermostat!

Like many of us, you may be counting down the days until spring. With winter weather comes increased heating bills and depleted bank accounts. Read on for the scoop on keeping your home warm, without touching your thermostat.

Check seals. If your home feels drafty, one of the first things you should do is check the seals around your windows and doors and reseal if needed. If everything is sealed properly and you still feel like you're getting a draft, cover windows with plastic, and even doors you don't use often, like a patio or side door.

Open the curtains. During sunny afternoons, draw the curtains to let sunshine flow inside and warm your space naturally. In the evenings, close them

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Amenities that Speak to Pet Owners Help Homes Stand Out

You don’t have to own a Westminster-worthy show dog to appreciate amenities that canines and their owners love. In fact, attributes such as pet doors, feeding stations and ample yard space can help a house stand out from others on the market.

It’s no surprise that millennials are changing the real estate world and impacting residential trends like never before. What may come as a surprise is that the number one home buying demand is pet friendliness. According to the American Pet Products Association, 73 percent of millennials currently own a pet and 33 percent of a millennial homebuyers’ decision to buy a home is driven chiefly by man’s best friend.

With so many people welcoming pets

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This isn't for the messy or the faint of heart, but what better inspiration to clean out your cabinets and keep your kitchen tidy than open shelving???

We aspire to be women who arrange their kitchen shelves as though curating an upscale cookware gallery. In reality, we thank our lucky stars every day for the cabinet doors concealing our mismatched Tupperware collection. Which is why we’re cautiously enamored by the kitchen design darling of 2019: Single open shelving.

That’s right, many the buzziest kitchens right now have one thing in common: One airy, minimalist ledge in place of traditional cabinetry.

On the one hand, Hello gorgeous. On the other, Really though, where do I put my mixing bowls? Whether you’re team pro or con (or torn),

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Remodelers across the country took a hit last summer as the cost of building materials spiked dramatically, and the picture for 2019 isn't much rosier. 

The percentage of return on investment (ROI) is projected to trend downward for all the replacement projects listed in Remodeling magazine's newly-released Cost vs. Value Report.

Larger indoor remodel projects took a hit as well, but weren't impacted as greatly as replacement projects as they rely more on labor costs rather than material costs.

"With the increasing costs of building materials and labor, we urge remodelers to think like real estate professionals first,” says Clayton DeKorne, editor-in-chief of Remodeling magazine. "When you adjust your focus to think like a broker first, you

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Over the past 30+ years, the Denver Digs Trees program has provided more than 51,000 trees to Denver residents, helping to enhance quality of life in our city.

Trees beautify our neighborhoods, enhance property values, lower utility costs, improve air and water quality, and much more! Important Info:

For each tree you request, you MUST identify whether it is a 'Street Tree' or a "Yard Tree.' You may apply for 'Street Trees, 'Yard Trees,' or both!

    'Street Trees' are for planting along the street (in the public right-of-way) These trees may be planted either in the 'tree lawn' (area between the sidewalk and the curb) or, in the absence of a tree lawn, at a distance within 10 feet of the curb. In…
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Fashion girls swoon for the 2019 style forecast. But for us home-obsessed, it's all about trends for interiors.

Which is why Etsy's 2019 Trends Report piqued our interest. The e-tailer scoured through their search and purchase data and determined that 2019 will be all about warm, rusty oranges across textiles paint, and accessories. "We’re calling it now: burnt orange is about to be everywhere," says Etsy trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson. "While millennial pink and ultraviolet are still having their respective moments, I’m excited to see this earthy tone take over...This desert-inspired hue is grounding (yet refreshing) and unapologetically natural—exactly what we need in 2019!"

Orange can be a controversial color (hello,

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Could nurturing your green thumb help you live to 100?

There are some obvious factors that lead to longevity- diet, exercise, social life, etc. But this could be one more unexpected element.

Dan Buettner has studied five places around the world where residents are famed for their longevity: Okinawa in Japan, Nicoya in Costa Rica, Icaria in Greece, and Loma Linda in California and Sardinia in Italy.

People living in these so-called “blue zones” have certain factors in common – social support networks, daily exercise habits and a plant-based diet, for starters. But they share another unexpected commonality. In each community, people are gardening well into old age – their 80s, 90s and beyond.

It is well-known that an outdoor lifestyle with

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