Readers' Choice: Most Popular Design Details of 2010
See Which Clever Solutions Houzz Readers Kept Coming Back to This Year
While combing through the year's most popular photos on Houzz we found that, aside for gorgeous rooms, everyone's on the hunt for clever design solutions. It's no wonder: A little extra storage here, a beautiful arrangement there, and an average room is instantly infused with the creative energy and character of the homeowners. Here are a few well-loved decorating ideas our readers returned to time and again.
This photo had us all seriously craving our own secret passage.
A custom pull-out spice rack made perfect sense for a sliver of space near the stove.
A wall of framed pictures made a dramatic statement with a sleeker way to display family photos than scattered about on side tables.
Getting the size and shape of a collage of frames can get tricky, but readers gleaned inspiration for their own projects from these rooms.
A carved out niche for soaps and shampoo felt like the perfect antidote to the typical rusty shower caddy.
This handy solution for that space under the stairs gained many admirers.
Readers loved how there was a place for everything in this neatly organized laundry room.
Who can argue with the appeal of a cozy little nook? Not Houzz users, who consistently picked these comfortable spaces for their ideabooks.
What better place to get lost in your favorite book?
Entryways are typically polished and presentable, but keeping a mudroom similarly pristine takes work. We got ideas for keeping things organized from these tidy spaces.
Hooks and cubbies help maintain order.
A spot to stow away toys, extra blankets, and pillows in the living room made sense to many of us.
Topped with a few pillows, extra storage space becomes a lovely window seat.
A collection of art strayed from the "only at eye-level" norm, and garnered reader attention as a result.
A sliding barn door struck many as a clever solution to a smaller space.
Breath new life into an old castoff with a coat of chalkboard paint, a la this door-turned-decorative element.
A pantry that doubles as cookbook storage space looks great and keeps recipes close at hand.
Large pieces of art can get spendy, but this clever arrangement of reclaimed wood is low cost and high impact.
Ideabook updated on Dec. 16, 2010.
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"A digital look book for interior-decorating ideas"
"So long scrapbooks and online bookmarks! ...it can be hard to stop. Consider yourself warned."
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"Just click on the image you like and save it to your own Ideabook... It's quite an addictive site"
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