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Category Archives: Design Inspiration

How Can ECOS Help You in 2017? (Giveaway!)

We’re in the midst of planning our blog content for the New Year, but there’s a voice missing from our discussion – yours! What would you like to see or learn about? How can ECOS help you in 2017? Share your thoughts and you’ll be entered into this month’s giveaway!

Using Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery, in Your Home

As it does every year around this time, the Pantone Color Institute has announced its Color of the Year for 2017 – Greenery. “There’s a Japanese concept called ‘forest bathing,’ which says that when you are feeling stressed, one of the best things to do is go walk in the forest,” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of […]

8 Clever Ways to Use Paint for Pops of Color in Your Home

The term “pop of color” is one of the most cliched in interior design, but there’s a reason for its overuse – it’s a trick that works magic for the most mundane spaces. And you don’t need to be an interior designer to make it work (though you do need a little dose of courage). […]

A Dozen DIY Chalkboard Furniture Ideas

Chalkboard paint can turn almost any old piece of furniture into a statement piece – especially when you experiment with color! We’ve assembled a dozen DIY chalkboard furniture ideas to inspire you today and while most of these examples are a traditional black, we encourage you to go ahead and get creative with color! ECOS […]

10 Brilliant Built-In Indoor Dog Houses

For many of us, our dogs aren’t just pets, they’re our fur-babies and an important, cherished part of the family. So, we don’t want to treat them like some wild animal that lives and sleeps outside all the time. They deserve a safe and comfortable space of their own inside our homes. While most people […]

8 Eye-Catching and Easy Accent Wall Ideas

Creating a statement wall is a great way to play with design and adds a stunning and visually interesting touch to any home. Whether it’s with paint, props, or specialized products, this design technique is one of the easiest around. But even though it’s easy to execute, choosing your creative concept can be a bit […]

A Green Guide to an Easy Patio Transformation

Summer is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time of year to spend as much time outside as possible. If your patio or backyard is in need of a serious makeover this year, you’re in the right place! We’ve rounded up some of the easiest and greenest DIY patio projects to completely transform your outdoor […]

Myths & Facts About Shipping Container Homes

The rising popularity of building homes using recycled shipping containers is impossible to ignore. Using the containers provides some obvious benefits, such as saving money, saving time, and incredible strength and durability. But the process provokes plenty of questions and concerns from potential container-home builders. Many wonder how they could possibly build their dream home […]

25 of the Weirdest Home Paint Jobs You’ll Ever See

Choosing what colors to paint the exterior of your home is one of the biggest decisions a homeowner faces. It’s a big color commitment. Plus, the outside of your house tells the world a little bit about you, so how do you want to present yourself? While most of us keep things pretty simple and […]

100+ Eco-Friendly Decorating Ideas

You don’t have to live in a yurt to have a green home. These days, eco-friendliness can be incorporated into every home and every aesthetic. Whether you buy or DIY, the options are pretty much endless – which is a massive shift from just a generation ago. Hooray for progress towards sustainability! Whether you’re just […]