Homemakers: Top 8 Blog Posts of 2017

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The Homemakers blog has had quite a year! So we went through each series and rounded up our top eight blog posts of 2017! From beginning of the year, when our Instastylist obsession began, to the simmering hot summer filled with patio parties and Jungalow-inspired homes and back to hygge furniture in the cold months of winter, we’ve loved giving you the details on the hottest trends of the year.

Take a journey into the past with us as we look back on our most-read posts of the year!

Homemakers Blog: Top 8 Posts of 2017


1. 7 Homemakers Insta-Stylists to Watch in 2017

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We loved them then and we love them now! In the beginning of the year, we showcased some amazing and inspiring home stylists who show off their design skills on Instagram. We continued to follow some of them throughout the year in our Stylist Spotlight series. Keep an eye out for more features next year!

Read up on our favorite Instastylists.

2. Pantone Spring Colors 2017: Pale Dogwood

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“One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” -Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Our Pantone Colors series gives readers a guide to the hottest colors of the year. The most popular 2017 Pantone color among readers was pale dogwood, a beautiful, tranquil pink that adds a healthy glow to any space it’s used in. Our pale dogwood blog post showed readers how to decorate their homes with this beautiful pink hue.

Learn more about pale dogwood.

3.  New at Hm: Industrial Chic and Rustic Furniture

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“Think dramatic styling, bold geometric lines and metal accents.”

The stark appeal of industrial furniture mixes beautifully with the warmth of rustic furniture, which may be why this was our most popular New @ HM post of the year. For every room of your home, there are endless ways to mix an industrial chic atmosphere with rustic charm. Relax with the wood country-style pieces while the metallic accents of the industrial style adds character your home.

Read more about industrial chic furniture.

4. Five Adult Easter Baskets That Will Make the Kids Jealous

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As part of our DIY series, we came up with some beautiful Easter basket gifts that are perfect for adults. From farmhouse charm to a tray of sunshine, these baskets and accessories can be effortlessly combined to create a fun Easter basket, so the adults don’t feel left out.

Create this DIY.

5. Room Buying Guide: Counter Stools vs. Bar Stools

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The most popular post of our Buying Guide series gives you the scoop on different heights and types of stools for your home. Complete with an infographic, you’ll discover which seating option is right for you! 

Explore our top buying guide.

6. Welcome to the Jungalow: Exploring Justina Blakeney’s Signature Style

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“Jungalow style is a whirlwind of color and texture. Think laid-back bohemian design meets vintage pieces with a dash of tropical rainforest and a southwestern flair.”

Justina Blakeney created this fresh hybrid style that attracted the most readers in our Interior Design series. Jungalow is a blend of bungalow and jungle appeal. She even collaborated with Jonathan Louis on the Tufo collection, one of the many eye-catching pieces that make up this trend. Our interior design guide teaches you how to decorate with this vibrant style full of textures, patterns and plants.

Learn more about Jungalow style.

7. Now Serving: Rachael Ray Furniture @ HM

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“Like her recipes and popular cooking shows, Ray’s designs are modern and easy to incorporate into your life.”

Just when we thought we couldn’t love Rachael Ray more than we already do, she collaborated with Legacy Classic to create stylish, timeless furniture for your home. The clean, simple lines and the greige hues of her furniture designs effortlessly tie into any home style and put her at the top of our Famous Faces series.

Get the dish on Rachael Ray Home.

8. How to Create a Hygge Home

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“Though you can’t buy hygge, your surroundings can help you to be more present and worry-free, which is what hygge is all about.”

Grab a warm blanket and enjoy the hygge feeling with the most read post of our How-to series. Coziness, warmth and living in the moment are the building blocks of creating a hygge atmosphere within your life. From fireplaces and chunky couches to furry accent chairs and soft rugs, you can easily turn your home into a “hyggelig” escape.

Cozy up and read more.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed all of our blog posts this year! Though we’re sad to see 2017 go, we can’t wait to see what new furniture collections, trends and DIYs are in store for us next year. Which Hm etc. post was your favorite? Let us know what you want to see more of in 2018!

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