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Staycation: Ways to Enjoy Your Summer

Party & Event Ideas, Summer Inspiration Published: July 2, 2020 | Updated: July 1, 2020

Summer is upon us, and so are the memories of past getaways to far away places, family reunions, and lots of road trips. While vacations like this are a bit more out of reach this summer, the idea of creating new memories doesn’t have to be. We think summer can be a feeling too, and we have designed a few of our home products with that in mind! Since home is such a big part of our lives now, here are a few you can enjoy a your summer with a staycation.

How to: Growing an Herb Garden

Published: June 30, 2020 | Updated: June 29, 2020

At Home with Ashley: Andrea’s Living Space

Home Decor & Furniture, Living Room Ideas Published: June 26, 2020 | Updated: June 29, 2020

We want to continue to help guide you through the process of transforming your space. Our new series “At Home with Ashley” brings you into the homes of Ashley team members from across our organization. We are opening our front door for you to gain industry insight on creating the perfect space for you. Discover your interior design style, learn home décor tips and tricks and more from the perspective of our family.

How to Build a Pinterest Board

How To Published: June 22, 2020 | Updated: June 15, 2020

At Ashley HomeStore, we want to help inspire you to create your dream home. One filled with comfort that will be a host for amazing memories, while of course being adorable. If you are decorating your first space or feel that your home is due for a makeover, we want to help you build something beautiful. Starting from the ground up might be overwhelming, but we are here to share our secret interior design weapon with you… Pinterest!

Bedroom Spaces for Every Style

Bedroom Ideas, Home Decor & Furniture Published: June 16, 2020 | Updated: June 15, 2020

It’s time for another room transformation! We are ready to bring your dream bedroom to life, so let’s tackle the master suite! Regardless of your design preferences or the size of your space, having a bedroom that you love is essential for building your perfect home.

A Guide to Your First Apartment

Home Accessories Ideas, Home Decor & Furniture Published: June 9, 2020 | Updated: June 8, 2020

Congratulations on your new home! At Ashley HomeStore, we believe in the power of creating a home full of love, comfort and happiness. And we think that is essential when taking this huge step. Whether you are transitioning to college life, got the keys to your first apartment without roommates, or have just moved to a brand new city on your own, we are here to help you.

Outdoor Spaces that Shine in the Summertime

Outdoor & Patio Ideas, Summer Inspiration Published: April 29, 2020 | Updated: April 30, 2020

Summer is just around the corner, and we can all agree that some sunshine is well-deserved. As we approach the season of beach balls and heat waves, we are noticing that our outdoor spaces need a revamp. After months of braving the cold, cloudy weather, we think it is time to give our patio furniture a necessary upgrade.

How to Grow a Green Sanctuary in Your Home

Health & Wellness, How To Published: January 23, 2020 | Updated: March 31, 2020

Incorporating plants in your home can create a therapeutic environment, lead to a better night’s sleep and boost productivity. Bring these benefits into your home by displaying functional foliage as a natural décor piece. Check out our tips and learn more about how to pick the best plant that will bring your home to life.

All Posts, Party & Event Ideas, Summer Inspiration July 2, 2020

Staycation: Ways to Enjoy Your Summer

Summer is upon us, and so are the memories of past getaways to far away places, family reunions, and lots of road trips. While vacations like this are a bit more out of reach this summer, the idea of creating new memories doesn’t have to be. We think summer can be a feeling too, and we have designed a few of our home products with that in mind! Since home is such a big part of our lives now, here are a few you can enjoy a your summer with a staycation.

All Posts June 30, 2020

How to: Growing an Herb Garden

We are taking a relaxed approach to enjoying our summer… We are just *growing* with the flow! Enjoy the season by partaking in new pastimes and hobbies that also help your home flourish into a beautiful space. Now that the sun is out, growing your own herbs can transform your kitchen or living space into an indoor greenhouse. 

So, let’s grow amazing spaces, together! As amateur gardeners ourselves, we want to participate in this summer-time activity to elevate our homes. Here are the reasons why you should grow an herb garden in your home, and ways to get it done!

Benefits of an Herb Garden

Join the farm to table movement by growing organic herbs in your home! These leafy garnishes will complete your seasonal décor landscape while tying a summer dish together with a *chef’s kiss*.  

Grow whatever varieties you would like, whether you want a plethora for your palette, or want to cultivate a singular crop. Fresh flavors like mint, cilantro, basil and rosemary pair well with seasonal dishes. And herbs aren’t the only thing you can grow in your garden starter pack! 

Did Someone Say Microgreens?

Microgreens are seedlings of edible types of vegetables and herbs that you can normally find in your grocery store. There are over two dozen varieties of microgreens, with common varieties being arugula, bail, kale and cilantro. Although they are growing in popularity as a garnish for delicious meals, they are also great on their own. And just like herbs, they are manageable plants that look adorable on your windowsill and are delicious on your plate. 

Where is the Garden Going?

Outside in the Sunshine

Regardless of outdoor square footage, start a small farm in your backyard with an herb garden! Use a planter to showcase all your leafy progress like trophies. If you have a small space, an herb garden can give the look of a jungle among a bustling cityscape. But, be sure to place your crops in an area that receives ample amounts of both sunshine and shade time. Too much sunshine can dry out the soil before you have a chance to water it, and can burn the leaves of your herbs!

Indoor Beauty

Keep all your plant babies in one place, or scatter them across your home for vivid pops of green wherever you need extra décor. For a juxtaposed look of bohemian and glam, use a bar cart to display your potted plants. If your window reaches close to the floor, try an entryway bench to give your herbs the optimal amount of sunshine. 

Keep Them Healthy

Herbs require consistent water and sunshine. If you are growing your herbs inside a home that does not receive a lot of natural light, try a UV light! This bulb will radiate a warm hue across your space, and keep your greens shining. Put your plants on a watering schedule to keep the plant hydrated. Not sure how often you should water your herbs? If the soil is dry to the touch, it’s time to water your plants!

Our Favorite Herb-Filled Recipes

Watermelon salad: Alright, stay with us! We know adding more greens to your greens seems redundant. But it’s delicious, especially during the summer months. The bright flavors of microgreens and herbs will transform your salad. Varieties with a peppery taste like arugula or cilantro will elevate the taste of your favorite salad. 

Mint-filled mojito: Stay refreshed all summer long with an ice cold mojito! This drink requires a lot of fresh mint, which you can find in your herb garden. You can use either fresh or pre-squeezed lime juice. For an alcohol-free version, use lemonade or sparkling water!

Rosemary chicken: Keep things fresh with this lemon roasted chicken recipe! Serve with risotto or mixed greens to keep the dish light. The sides will soak up the lemony taste of the chicken and complete the flavor palette deliciously.

Finding new ways to enjoy your home and bring beauty to your everyday life will help you feel more connected to your surroundings. We want to help you grow your dream home, down to the last detail. Starting a home garden that includes microgreens will help you feel centered with your space and feel involved in its maintenance. Share your home garden with us on Instagram by using #MyAshleyHome. You can also leave your green thumb wisdom in the comments below!

All Posts, Home Decor & Furniture, Living Room Ideas June 26, 2020

At Home with Ashley: Andrea’s Living Space

We want to continue to help guide you through the process of transforming your space. Our new series “At Home with Ashley” brings you into the homes of Ashley team members from across our organization. We are opening our front door for you to gain industry insight on creating the perfect space for you. Discover your interior design style, learn home décor tips and tricks and more from the perspective of our family.

All Posts, How To June 22, 2020

How to Build a Pinterest Board

At Ashley HomeStore, we want to help inspire you to create your dream home. One filled with comfort that will be a host for amazing memories, while of course being adorable. If you are decorating your first space or feel that your home is due for a makeover, we want to help you build something beautiful. Starting from the ground up might be overwhelming, but we are here to share our secret interior design weapon with you… Pinterest!

All Posts June 17, 2020

A Thank You to Fathers

To all the fathers and father figures, Happy Father’s Day! We hope your continuous love, care and dedication to your children’s growth and success is expressed daily. We just wanted to take this occasion to extend an extra ‘thank you’. Children are shaped every day by fathers and father figures; older brothers, step-fathers, uncles, grandfathers, coaches and mentors.

Bedroom Ideas June 2, 2020

Bed Buying Guide for the Perfect Space

We are back to help you transform your home and create spaces that feature the perfect look and cozy feel for you. Today we are tackling the focal point of any bedroom: The bed. It acts as the centerpiece of the room and immediately draws the eye. Selecting a bed frame will help you navigate your style and execute it throughout the room.

Home Decor & Furniture May 27, 2020

Minimal May: Achieving an Adorable Space

We challenge you to try a Minimal May clear out when it comes to rearranging your space and introducing a new vibe to your home. Minimalism is a great way to approach decluttering your space and allows the pieces you love to take center stage. Scroll to read our full guide to achieving a more minimal home.