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cozy up with our newest pillow collection...

Oh Joy! Pillows

HOORAY! You can now get cozy with our new Oh Joy! Pillow Collection! Pillows are such an easy and cost-effective way to add a bright dose of color and cheer into your home. So for our collection, we've partnered with our friends at Peking Handicraft to bring you eight joyful pillows that can be added to a living room, bedroom, or kid's room. Each one is designed with our signature Oh Joy! colors and patterns, and they're certain to bring a smile to any space. Come check them out...

Cozy up with Our New Pillow Collection... / via Oh Joy!

Meet Radiant Sunshine! Our new collection has lots of fun shapes, including round pillows, which I love! This one incorporates lots of colors and a fun, whimsical smiley face. 

Cozy up with Our New Pillow Collection... / via Oh Joy! // Love Pillow

Here we have a mix of pillows—All Smiles, Love, and Abstract Fields—which I love when styled together, too! They make a playful, positive statement for the office, living room, or bedroom. 

Cozy up with Our New Pillow Collection... / via Oh Joy! // Hooray Pillow

This Hooray pillow is perfect for when you want to cheer loud and clear! Rainbow letters are extra fun and the perfect way to add a dash of rainbow love to any space.

Cozy up with Our New Pillow Collection... / via Oh Joy!

Ice Cream Sprinkles and Full Hearts make the perfect pair for a nursery, kid's room, or for anyone who loves ice cream as much as we do ;)

Cozy up with Our New Pillow Collection... / via Oh Joy! // Love Pillow

You can shop all eight designs at ohjoy.com now! They all look amazing individually or in groups if you want to mix-and-match to create your own colorful oasis. 

Oh Joy! Pillows

P.S. That's not all! We just launched a ton of fresh new finds for summer over on the shop, so go check it out here now!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael and Joy Cho.}

styling with a rug in your dining room...

styling with a rug in your dining room / via oh joy!

Do you have a rug in your dining room!? I know some people steer clear of them in places where food is involved, but today we're here to show you how great it can be! Rugs are a practical way to define a dining space visually while adding color, personality, and texture. Here's how...


give your coffee table a makeover...

A Coffee Table Makeover / Oh Joy!

Paint is the easiest and most cost-effective way to add some new life to a plain (or older) piece that feels just so-so. Today, we're showing you how to take a simple wooden coffee table and give it a makeover with just a few supplies...


easy color-block shelves...

easy color-block shelves... / via oh joy!

It's nothing new that we love color-blocking here at Oh Joy! There are SO many fun ways to color-block with shelves (like this or this). But for this bright, whimsical playroom, we thought it would be fun to add in painted color-blocked walls and then incorporate shelving into the space. It creates a great focal wall that is stylish, functional, AND allows you to introduce even more color into your space. Check it out...


a colorful picnic table for your kids...

A Colorful Picnic Table for Your Kids... / DIY via Oh Joy!

Summertime means lots of playing outdoors and tons of PICNICS! So today, we're showing you how to make this fun striped kids' picnic table to put right in your own backyard...


simple ways to add joy to your sink…

Who Knew Softsoap Could Help?

Bring A Splash of JOY to Your Sink... / via Oh Joy!

Bring A Splash of JOY to Your Sink... / via Oh Joy! // Softsoap Shea & Cocoa Butter scent

I'm all about finding and creating small moments throughout the day where I can add unexpected doses of joy and color. So today, we're showing you how to bring happiness to a space that typically doesn't get much attention...the sink! That's right! We wash our hands SO many times throughout the day, so why not make it feel more special? Today, we’ve partnered with Softsoap to show you three really fun ways to transform your kitchen and bathroom sink into a beautiful space that'll be sure to put a smile on your face! Their Décor Collection has FIVE beautiful bottles that will bring a pop of color to the sink while sparking small moments of happiness with their lavish scents. Check it out...


oh joy builds a house: the kids' rooms!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kids' Room / via Oh Joy!

Ahhhh...drywall is in! And, it's time to show you a peek at one of my favorite rooms...the kids' rooms! My girls currently share a room in the apartment we live in. In our new house, they will each have their own smaller room. But they love sharing so much that we've decided to have them share for a little while longer and let them split up later when they're ready. So, for now, one room will be their shared bedroom, and one will be their play/craft room. Here's a peek...

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kids' Room / via Oh Joy! // Graphic Wonderland a Kids' Room

Mixing in some items from their current room (see the evolution here) with some newer pieces, the two rooms mix neutrals like white, wood, and brass with pops of color as I've always loved from their current room. These two smaller rooms are connected by their shared bathroom.

1. Eleanor Bowmer wallpaper, 2. Bunk Beds by Oeuf, 3. Cedar and Moss Fjord Light, 4. Tamar Mogendorff Shell Pillows and Aelfie Lion Pillow, 5. Schoolhouse mini ledges, 6. Aurora Petal Wallpaper by Calico, 7. Speckle wallpaper by Studio Cope, 8. Craft table by Nico & Yeye and Chairs by Nico & Yeye, 9. Reform closet doors, 10. Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals washable rug, 11. Oeuf bookshelf (from their current room), 12. Mohawk wood floors in Beachwood Oak.

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Kids' Room / via Oh Joy!

Here are some things to consider when designing kids' rooms:

1. Design for longevityIf you're in a home that you hope to stay in for a while, bring in pieces that can evolve with your kids as they grow. For example, while we're getting a bunk bed for now, I chose a bunk bed design that can easily separate and be used individually. In the play/craft room, we have two smaller tables that will be pushed together to create one long table. But those tables can later separate to bring one into each room to also use as a desk for homework.

2. Custom elements. With something like bunk beds, you're missing out on floor space for the top bunk to have a traditional night stand. So, think of ways you can customize that area for maximum function. We're adding a small lighting source up top near the upper bunk and adding a place to hold books and other night time items with a brass floating shelf.

3. Let your kids give input. My kids are generally okay with things I pick out for their rooms, but they still love being involved and getting to have a say. For example, I showed them wallpapers and paint colors to see what they liked. There was a flamingo wallpaper I was initially thinking about for their room until my oldest daughter said, "Mommy, I really like it. But I wouldn't want it to be in the room I sleep in because I feel like the flamingoes would be staring at me all the time." Noted! And I saw that as a very relevant point and switched wallpapers!

If you have little ones, how have you seen your kids' rooms evolve and change over the years? Anything you wish you did differently?

Check out my post at over at Architectural Digest's Clever to see some of my initial inspirations for the rooms.

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture by Project M+, Interiors in collaboration with Cleo Murnane at Project M+. All other layouts by Joy Cho.} 

this to that: tool box to jewelry box

this to that: tool box to jewelry box / via oh joy!

Today we're taking a plain, wooden tool box and are turning it into something completely unexpected...a jewelry box! It's surprisingly functional and PERFECT for storing all your jewelry, from earrings, necklaces, bracelets, to rings. Check it out...


color adventures: bright favorites!

color adventures: bright favorites!

Summer is almost here and has us craving bright colors of all kinds to inject into our home! Our Color Adventures series shows you how to bring our favorite color combos into styling a space and styling a wardrobe. But, we also wanted to show you some of our favorite things that we're loving right now in this month's brightly colored theme to inject easily into your home this summer and beyond...


weekend project: a ring toss diy...

weekend project: a ring toss diy... / via oh joy!

Happy Friday! When we came across these colorful dog hooks, we had to find a fun way to use them! So as we head into the weekend, we're sharing a super fun ring toss DIY that's perfect for your kid's room or to put outside during the summer for backyard parties. Games instantly make any space more playful, and I love when we can incorporate them into the decor! Here's how to make one of your own...