Spring is all about clean spaces, natural light, and greenery. There’s something so refreshing about a bright airy bedroom that just wants to make us hit snooze. Here are some beautiful examples of airy bedrooms perfect for springtime snoozing:

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
All that fluffy white bedding looks so dreamy in this wonderfully lit room. We love how the clean white shelving let’s all the little knickknacks speak for themselves, and the burst of freshness the leafy plant provides.

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
Clean, calm, and serene. The neutral colors of the throw and rug ground this bright white room, and who wouldn’t love to wake up to a bouquet of bright flowers?

Airy Bedroom Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love all the personality brought into this airy space with bright mixed textiles and the casually draped night light.

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Airy and clean but with warm hues and some wonderful texture, this bedroom feels feminine and sophisticated.

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This vibrant space is aglow with natural light that brings out the gorgeous colorful textiles and accents. Clean wood and big windows keep the homey decor from feeling cluttered.

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This kids’ room mixes gorgeous traditional beds with a beautiful accent rug and whimsical ceiling. The combination of crisp and clean with fun and whimsical makes a perfect children’s room!

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This warm nursery uses a versatile white base, but is brought to life with the cozy rug, whimsical teepee and decorative goose.

Cork is a great insulator for both sound and heat. It’s sustainable, anti-microbial, and soft under your feet. Black and white zigzag cork may just be the coolest thing ever.

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Plywood is strong, cheap, and easy to work with, and lately we’ve been seeing it pop up in homes in fresh, fun ways. Check out these unique homes and how they’ve managed to make plywood look perfect:

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This plywood bench looks crisp, comfy and easy to make!

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
Check out this DIY to make your own stunning and simple plywood floor mirror.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This plywood cube makes for an awesome little playhouse! It would be easy  and inexpensive to put together, and wouldn’t feel like a huge waste once the kids have outgrown it.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
Sweet little plywood honeycomb shelves! You can purchase them here, but it also be fairly simple to put your own together.

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
This kitchen‘s plywood wall gives it  clean, raw, Scandinavian look!

Perfect Uses of Plywood via Abbey Carpet of SF
The ultimate clean looking, organized garage wall — we love this combo of plywood and pegs!

Recently, a debate ensued about how much border a narrow step could handle without looking crowded. No consensus could be reached. As we often do, we turned to Photoshop to settle the issue. Result below (the pattern won, BTW) . We can do this for you too.

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It’s Monday, and we’ve all been day dreaming about those legendary 5 more minutes in bed. So in the spirit of Monday sleepiness, join us in coveting in these beautiful beds and their unique and stylish headboards:

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This project isn’t for the faint of heart (or inexperienced crafter), but the result is stunning!

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This minimalist approach is probably a lot easier to achieve, and since it’s made of Washi tape, it’s a great idea for anyone who rents or has limited space.

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This elaborate mountain headboard is also 2D, but full of vibrant color that packs a punch in a more neutral room.

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
These vintage window frames work wonderfully with the mixed textures on this bed, and compliment the beautiful brass lamp!

Headboard Envy via Abbey Carpet of SF
This tufted wingback headboard is a little more traditional, but we love how the vibrant blue works with the gold accents and really brings the room to life.

Which bedroom would be your choice for a nice Monday afternoon nap?

There is something so wholesome and classic about a farmhouse, and we have been in love with the wonderful ways different architects, designers, and homeowners have been making farmhouses unique. Check out all these fabulous takes on the classic farmhouses we’ve been pining after:

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How cozy and inviting is this home, with it’s wraparound porch and big double doors? We love the clean white and navy paint.

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The windows, chimney, and welcoming backyard fire pit make this classic farmhouse seem like the perfect place to entertain!

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This modern farmhouse uses a mix of textures and has a clean, open look. We love the warmth of the wooden deck!

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String lights, bright windows, and barn doors make this little farmhouse bungalow look like something out of a fairy tale!

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Speaking of windows, imagine the gorgeous light that must fill this unique farmhouse with it’s huge window wall!

Winter can be incredibly cozy, but it can also get a little dark and drab, so we’ve found some fun and easy DIY projects to brighten up your home!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
These adorable little geometric photo holders are just the thing to display memories from sunnier days!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Brighten up the kitchen with this fun little project!

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Create a cozy and colorful pillow mattress with this easy DIY.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Bring a little greenery into your home with this sweet dip-dye succulent planter project.

5 Colorful DIY Ideas! | Abbey Carpet SF
Give yourself an extra little storage space with this cheerful rope hanging shelf DIY.

Lately we’ve been noticing these unusual but eye-catching exteriors around the web — homes that are eschewing the standard whites and neutrals that are often chosen for the outside of a home and instead are boldly going black, or near-black. Check out some of these wonderful structures that have succeeded in making a statement with their exteriors:

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
This storage container home accents it’s crisp charcoal exterior with natural wood. We love the clean lines and the open upper floor.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
This cabin keeps the dark exterior from feeling oppressive with it’s gorgeous glassy design and we love the fun circular window along the side of the upper floor. This angular cabin really stands out in its lush location.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Minimalist but cozy, this simple black standalone guest house stands out in stark contrast to it’s surroundings.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
What an unexpected twist on the traditional farmhouse! The clean white trim adds an extra punch to this Icelandic home.

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Another modern cabin with a dark but warm wood color. We love how the light catches the lighter wood in the ceiling and the porch and brightens the place up from within!

Stunning Dark Exteriors via Abbey Carpet of SF
Big, bold, and beautiful, this tall, angular multi-story home looks inviting with it’s enormous windows and outdoor areas!

Thanksgiving is over and now winter is on it’s way, and that means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday event, or just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your home during the season, here are 7 clever, crafty or just Christmas-y ideas to get you inspired:

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to welcome the holidays into your home, but not quite ready to commit to a full sized tree? Check out this sweet and simple trio of mini trees, or…

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Craft your own adorable felt trees!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These little fir tree ornaments also make for a subtle but seasonal decoration.

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling crafty but want to keep things simple? Try this cute, rustic stick ornament DIY!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or, for a more involved rustic look, use an old door to create a makeshift mantel!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable AND edible? Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with these deliciously wintery snowy pine cone snacks!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more sustainable celebration,  wrap gifts with a reusable cloth and gathering flowers, herbs, or leaves to embellish with! You can find more zero-waste holiday ideas here.

It’s the tasty time of year again, when hosts and hostesses all over are looking for the perfect dishes and decor ideas for their Thanksgiving feasts. Make your Thanksgiving table stand out with these creative and crafty ideas we’ve collected for you:

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to create warm welcome? We’ve found you a free printable banner that will do the trick!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love this layered tablecloth look! It’s easy to recreate with fabric, and the rustic feel means no hemming is needed!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Butcher paper and crayons make the dining experience fun for little ones. But if we’re being totally honest, it looks great, and would be a perfectly acceptable last minute solution for the grown up table, too!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Here’s another fun way to make your table interactive — more free printables!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
For easy seasonal decorations, paint some empty cans (we know you’ll have some after you’re done baking that pie!) and fill them with feathers!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also create a beautiful centerpiece using some rosy red apples. The white candles and greenery give it such a cozy, inviting feel.

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also keep your table looking and smelling great by making some simple bouquets from fresh herbs! Talk about appetizing!