The park, which gets 1.3 million visitors a year, unveiled the first part of renovations with new parking, two trails connecting to popular hikes, and a kids’ nature play area.

IT’S HARD BEING THE CROWN JEWEL of Oregon’s state park system. Trails get crowded; parking lots overflow; campsite reservations fill up.

But help is here: the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department is swooping in to alleviate the strain of 3,500 daily visitors, on average, with a $12 million upgrade program, the first phase of which opened this week. The new North Canyon District provides 59 more parking spots, a nature play area for kids, a viewpoint overlooking the North Falls, and two trails (.5 miles each). The additions are intended to spread out the car and foot traffic which often clog two other entrances, the South Falls Day Use Area and the North Falls Trailhead.

The project also aims to improve the park for small children and people with mobility concerns via a new minimally-graded, gravel trail. “North Canyon is pretty accessible, so it provides a bit of a different experience,” says Silver Falls park ranger Jason Wagoner. He says the viewpoint is the “highlight of the what you experience” in the new area. It allows an easy 30-45 minute excursion which includes a loop containing a natural play area designed for kids to interact with the forest.

The new viewpoint overlooking Silver Falls State Park’s North Falls is a short, 1-mile roundtrip hike from the recently opened day-use area on the park’s north side.

The new North Rim Trail is a great little “in-and-out” hike for those short on time, small children, or those with mobility limitations, featuring that stunning viewpoint.

The second new trail leads down to Twin Falls, a much steeper and more challenging jaunt that connects to the Canyon Trail for those wishing to see the falls in the middle of the Canyon Trail such as Lower North Falls, Drake Falls, Double Falls, and Middle North Falls; hike the Winter Falls Trail; or complete the full Trail of 10 Falls loop.

Left: Two of the new play areas built into Silver Falls’ landscape allow children to interact with natural elements of the forest. Right: The North Falls as seen from the new overlook along the North Rim Trail.


As an added bonus, the new entrance saves those coming from Portland a few minutes of driving, via Highway 214 through Silverton, though the park has yet to put up new signage (the turnoff was formerly the entrance to the park’s North Falls group camp area).

Work to wrap up the new “North Gateway” visitor center will end in 2024, while construction of a new campground is set to commence in 2025.


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Pssst. People are rucking all around you.


ON A RECENT sunny Sunday afternoon, Sheri Hollinger, who is known around town as the Mother Rucker, hiked with a friend along Leif Erikson Drive, the fire road that traverses Forest Park in Northwest Portland. It is popular for rucking, a type of exercise that involves walking while carrying a weighted backpack or vest.

Hollinger, 57, rucked only four miles that day, to accommodate the journalist tagging along, but she regularly travels distances as long as 30 miles to train for a 65-mile event. She co-leads one of the only all-female ruck clubs out there, Portlandia Ruck Club, where her fellow ruckers made her a hashtag: #SheriMadeMeDoIt.

Historically, rucking has had a vibe that’s male, mostly East Coast, and military. It is best known as foundational training in the US Army Special Forces, where packing heavy gear is a critical part of missions. Beyond the military and people training for multiday hikes, many haven’t heard of rucking, and why would they? There’s little to sell, no monthly memberships to hype, and no exercise studio to visit—and, critically, rucking is invisible. Ruckers appear to be normal walkers wearing backpacks. Yet the workout has been gaining momentum—seven clubs now exist across Oregon—due to the social appeal and laundry list of health benefits, including building strength and bone density while incinerating calories at a notably high clip.

Hollinger, a mother of six and grandmother of four, describes her prerucking self as “depressed and overweight.” She started rucking three years ago using a bag of flour for weight, and so far has finished a 50-mile ruck, with some help from friends. “The camaraderie is my favorite part. We help each other push through. And if you can overcome something like a 50-miler, then it isn’t so upsetting later on, when a friend isn’t talking to you. Rucking improves your mental wellness.”

The activity gained popularity when the Florida-based brand Goruck launched in 2010, and proceeded to organize thousands of events worldwide and a Tribe ’n Training program. The brand sells narrow packs that hold weighted plates, training weight vests, and rucker backpacks ($115–285); some packs come with handles on all sides for Crossfit exercises. “Besides niche military chat rooms, no one talked about rucking,” says founder Jason McCarthy, who retired from special forces in 2008. He has been as surprised as anyone by the boom in popularity. “We started with extreme events. Then the community started rucking on their own.”

Goruck events include 5k to 50-mile courses with ruckers carrying 10–30 pounds, fitness festivals, and firearms training events, all of which attract fans ranging from army cosplay guys to longevity gurus like Peter Attia. “I’ve become semiobsessed with an activity called rucking,” the doctor wrote in his 2023 book, Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity. “I’m strengthening my legs and my trunk while also getting in a solid cardiovascular session. The best part is I never take my phone on these outings.”

But ruckers say that the people are what keep them coming back. “I’ve met my best friends through rucking events,” says Stephanie McGrew, cofounder of online community Girls Who Ruck and co-organizer of an annual autumn Badass Babes Goruck event, held in 2023 in New Orleans. She speaks of the unlikely mix of participants from coast to coast, including, yes, Stumptown. “I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to have conversations with these people, which is what you do when you ruck.”

Rucking 101

It doesn’t take much to start. You’ll need:

  • Durable shoes: Ruckers wear hiking boots, hiking shoes, or army boots.
  • Backpack: Preferably with a waist belt, chest strap, and padded shoulder straps. Specialized rucking backpacks stabilize the weight high and close to the body, but they aren’t essential.
  • Weight: Either buy a rucking plate, or use water, sand, or rocks (stuff in a pillow or ball of clothes for stability and added padding). ModGear sells water packs that carry up to 20 pounds of water and fold flat. A kid in a backpack carrier works. So do groceries.


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Adated kitchen doesn’t have to be a huge downer. In fact, there’s a whole lot you can do to infuse some style into your kitchen—without even lifting a paint brush. From area rugs to cover worn floors (or misguided linoleum choices) to plant life to breathe fresh air into your space, here are 6 low-lift ways to make your kitchen feel (almost) like new.

kitchen rugs
Kitchen rugs

Add a snazzy kitchen mat or area rug.

Old, beat-up flooring can make any kitchen feel tired. If it’s not in the budget to change your floors out, a snazzy kitchen mat or rug can pack a huge punch. This checkered runner from Ruggable can easily be thrown in the washing machine, while this one from Waterhog will withstand pretty much anything you throw at it (and still look good). The best part about this spill-resistant option? It’s cushioned! (Your feet will thank you.)

Buy them:

kitchen hardware
kitchen hardware

Swap out old hardware.

New drawer pulls and cabinet knobs can go a long way in transforming the feel of your space. You can find ‘em for as cheap as a few bucks a pop, and all you’ll need to swap out the old ones is a screwdriver. Bronze pulls are a smart choice if you have white cabinets. If you’re temporarily stuck with honey oak, however, opt for something darker. These matte black knobs are a welcome distraction. Or, aim to sport some more personality with these rattan knobs.

Buy them:

peel and stick backsplash tiles
peel and stick backsplash tiles

Hang peel-and-stick backsplash tiles.

You’ve heard of peel-and-stick wallpaper, but did you know that peel-and-stick backsplash tiles are a thing? You can add the stickers to your existing tiles or pretty much any wall you want to dress up. White subway tiles are always fresh and modern, while these Moroccan tiles lend some boho flair. For a more dramatic look, grab some of these moody green tiles.

Buy them:

kitchen lighting
kitchen lighting

Replace your light bulbs.

Grab cooler-toned bulbs, which enhance visibility and make kitchen tasks like chopping and dicing that much easier. If you don’t have enough light, try these under-the-counter strips or consider a bright, portable lamp like this one.

Buy them:

kitchen wall decor
kitchen wall decor

Accessorize your walls.

Whether you add a few potted plants or hang some fun artwork, it never hurts to add personality to your kitchen. If space allows, try hanging a floating shelf and adding a few colorful cookbooks and potted plants. (Bonus points if you opt for edible herbs). If space is at a premium, try hanging your cutting boards as a display on the wall.

Buy them:

Clean and organize.

The best news? You don’t have to spend any money to make your kitchen feel new if you don’t want to. Scrubbing your appliances, counters, floors, and backsplash can easily make a blah kitchen feel sparkly again. And while you’re at it, take some time to declutter the counters and inside your cabinets and pantry. You may be surprised how a little visual space can upgrade your kitchen, leading to a more minimal, modern feel.


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Could we interest you in the world’s largest pig hairball? Perhaps a gravity-defying X-Files fixation?

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum


PORTLAND HAS ITS charms, but some of Oregon’s most bizarre, dazzling, and notable museums lurk outside city limits. The largest clear-span wooden structure in the world? Check. The largest pig hairball in the world? Check. Our very own Frank Lloyd Wright house? Check, again!

Most of these destinations make for a reasonable day trip, so whether you’re flying solo, inviting a significant other, or packing the whole family into the car, you can see, contemplate, and make it home in time for dinner.

Tillamook Air Museum

Tillamook Air Museum


In 1942, the US Navy began construction on 17 wooden hangars meant to house antisubmarine patrol and convoy escort blimps. Two hangars were created at the Naval Air Station in Tillamook during World War II, but only one has survived—and it’s the largest clear-span wooden structure in the world. The hangar contains up to 28 aircraft, including the Grumman F-14 Tomcat (Tom Cruise flew one in Top Gun), the Soviet MiG-17 (a 1950s subsonic jet that went toe to toe with American supersonic jets in Vietnam), and several land vehicles, like the 1940 International Boom truck.


Oregon Film Museum


Opened in 2010 (on the 25th anniversary of The Goonies, in the former Clatsop County jail, a location used in the film), the Oregon Film Museum is a small and Goonies-centric delight. There’s a hands-on, make-your-own short film component, and a rundown of some of the state’s highest-profile productions, from Kindergarten Cop to Twilight. For completists, the museum’s website contains a running list of every single film that’s been shot in the Beaver State. 


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House

Gordon House


No need to pilgrimage to Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, to worship at the altar of American architectural treasure Frank Lloyd Wright—his only Oregon project is just an hour south of Portland. In 1957, the always-ahead-of-his-time architect designed a home for Oregon farmers Conrad and Evelyn Gordon. The Gordons lived there for nearly four decades; when the property was sold, the home was moved to a new location at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, where it is now open for tours. The home is a prime example of Wright’s Usonian style, in which he aimed to design thoughtful, modern homes at lower price points. Don’t miss the wood cutout window pattern, what Wright called “fretwork.”


Historic Carousel and Museum of Albany

Historic Carousel and Museum of Albany


Reignite your childlike sense of wonder (and let your kids ignite theirs) at the Historic Carousel and Museum of Albany. The main event is a 1909 carousel whose restoration began in 2004 and took until 2017 to complete. It sports a menagerie of 52 animals, dreamt up and sponsored by different Albany families, then carved and painted by local volunteers. The adjacent museum features carousel animals and decorations dating back to 1885.


Mount Angel Abbey Museum

Mount Angel Abbey Museum


Can we interest you in the world’s largest pig hairball? A pair of deformed calves? Perhaps a painstaking replica of Jesus’s crown of thorns? Tucked into the corner of an active seminary in a remote stretch of Marion County (which also houses a library designed by Finnish architectural legend Alvar Aalto), the Mount Angel Abbey Museum is an ode to the natural world, in all its (often-grotesque) glory. The views from the grounds are stunning, and a short walk away lies Benedictine Brewery, owned and operated by the monks who live at the abbey. Beers are brewed with hops grown on-site and water from their well.


Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center


Can’t decide between natural history and history-history? This 48,000-square-foot museum, full of interactive multimedia exhibits, makes a good spot to while away a few hours as you learn about the Ice Age (don’t miss the full-size mammoth replica), the geological forces that shaped the Gorge (hint: volcanoes are involved), and 10,000 years of Indigenous history. The highlight, though, is the Raptor Program, where visitors can meet birds of prey, like bald eagles, red tailed hawks, and American kestrels.


Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum


Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum


There are no trains in sight at this sprawling Hood River spot, but planes and automobiles (and motorcycles) abound. With one of the largest collections of still-flying antique aircrafts and cars in the country, the WAAAM—no connection to George Michael—boasts several acres of exhibition space. It also has no problem flexing for the benefit of its patrons: on the second Saturday of every month, staff and volunteers haul out the planes and cars for public demonstration.

$11–21 (AGES 4 AND FREE)

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute


This museum claims to be the only one along the Oregon Trail to tell the story of westward expansion from the point of view of the Indigenous people—specifically the Cayune, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes—whose world was upended to the extreme by Lewis, Clark, and all who came after. But the museum doesn’t begin, or end, there. Permanent exhibits take visitors back to pre-contact days, including a reconstructed lodge made of tule reeds in which visitors can sit and listen to recordings of legends passed down through countless generations. There’s no shying away, either, from artifacts that depict the miseries imposed by settlers: disease, war, forced boarding schools that tore families apart. But there’s hope here, too, in the forward-looking final galleries that celebrate Native cultural perseverance.


Kam Wah Chung & Ko Museum

Kam Wah Chung & Ko Museum


This mid-19th-century building in John Day has lived a lot of lives: trading post, temple, community center for the city’s once-robust Chinese population, boardinghouse, apothecary. Now a designated state park and National Historic Site, it’s leaned hard into the apothecary aspect, returning to its medicine-heavy 1940 appearance, complete with the possessions of its former owners, vintage furniture, and various period-appropriate Chinese medicinal tools. Oregon is here for it, including Governor Tina Kotek, who approved plans for a new interpretative center and collections building that will help keep up with high visitor demand.


Oregon Vortex & House of Mystery


While it’s more roadside attraction than museum (OK, it’s fully a roadside attraction), we would nonetheless be remiss to exclude this bizarre little slice of PNW lore. Opened in 1930, the Vortex has been the subject of a Mythbusters-style takedown on Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files and mentioned on a season 7 episode of The X-Files. A variety of strange phenomena plague the property: brooms stand on end, gravity seems to bend, heights ebb and flow—it’s all packaged as paranormal, though the Vortex’s “no moving video” rule admittedly makes us cock a skeptical brow.

$16–22 (5 AND UNDER FREE


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While buying a home has always been a challenging milestone, today’s high interest rates have made this dream even harder to achieve.

Over the past two years, interest rates on home loans have nearly doubled from the 3% range to around 7% today. This tacks many hundreds extra onto the monthly expense of housing, stretching some homebuyers’ budgets to the breaking point. And while there are ways to lower those costs, navigating the home loan process is extremely complicated—particularly for first-time homebuyers.

“It’s very important for first-timers to do research and understand all their options before they start looking for a home,” says Cara Ameer, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker who is licensed in California and Florida. “Doing your due diligence can help you avoid some of the most common rookie mistakes, so you come out not only with the home of your dreams, but also a mortgage you can afford.”

Here are some common blunders homebuyers make when attempting to secure a mortgage.

10 Things Most Homebuyers Get Wrong About Getting a Mortgage Today

1. Focusing too much on the interest rate

Probably the most common mistake homebuyers make is simply assuming that the lower the interest rate, the better the deal. But what they might not realize is that to get an ultralow rate, there are often hidden fees—and those fees could mean they ultimately end up paying more.

“Many lenders, especially in more recent years, have started to charge hidden points in an effort to advertise a much lower mortgage rate to potential applicants,” warns Jason Gelios, author of “Think Like a Realtor” and a real estate agent with Community Choice Realty in South East Michigan.

“It’s great to have the most attractive rate, but if the lender has you paying junk fees to obtain that rate, it might not make sense,” he adds.

Mortgage points are a fee that lenders can charge to applicants to lower their interest rate through the life of the loan. This process is also known as “buying down the rate,” and the fee is paid to the lender as its own fee.

In other words, “buying down the rate” or “buying points” are just a fancy way of saying you’re paying more fees upfront to get a lower interest rate.

As a result, it’s important for mortgage seekers to ask for an estimate of all fees included in their mortgage offer, and not just the interest rate.

2. Assuming you need a 20% down payment

“There’s a common but detrimental misconception that’s causing some potential first-time owners to delay starting the homebuying process, and that is the belief that it still takes 20% down to buy,” says Cindy Allen, veteran real estate agent and founder of DFWMoves in Southlake, TX.

In reality, according to a new study from Self Financial, the average down payment needed in the U.S. for first-time buyers is $12,274 (around 6%), in addition to $1,983 in closing costs.

“Fannie Mae has had a 3% down, first-time homebuyer mortgage for years now, which competes with FHA’s 3.5% down,” says Yifan Zhang, CEO of the host-to-own homebuying program Loftium. “The only difference is that home prices have risen so much recently that these programs are probably more popular now.”

However, keep in mind that you will have to pay private mortgage insurance if you put less than 20% down, which increases your monthly payments.

3. Assuming you can get a loan instantly

Many borrowers assume that in today’s instant-gratification culture, they can get a mortgage in days or even minutes. Not so.

“Even the mortgage lenders with splashy apps and websites still may need a phone call, manual document collection, or other time-consuming steps,” says Zhang.

In fact, many home tours might be off-limits until you’ve been vetted by a lender.

“Buyers may not be able to even see a home without providing a copy of their pre-approval letter just to schedule an appointment,” says Ameer. “Many listing agents are requiring that, no matter the price range. This is no longer just for high-end properties.”

4. Thinking pre-qualification means you’re approved for the loan

While getting pre-qualified for a loan is a good first step, it does not mean you’re guaranteed the money. Pre-approval is better because it means lenders have reviewed your finances.

In the past, pre-approval was typically enough to pass muster. In today’s ultracompetitive market, however, you might want to get fully approved from the get-go before you make an offer.

“Full approval means the buyer has been underwritten prior to making an offer—they have submitted all of their required documents, the lender has reviewed it and been able to vet them to basically say they are solid and just need to get an accepted offer on a property for the loan to go through,” says Ameer.

Being fully approved also allows buyers to close the deal in a much shorter time—two to three weeks in most cases.

This can give buyers the edge, as Ameer points out, “given today’s tight market with low inventory. Listing agents are going to recommend their seller ask for shorter time periods for loan approval.”

5. Not considering first-time homebuyer programs

Newbies who feel overwhelmed by the financial barriers to homeownership might be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are first-time homebuyer programs to help them get over the hump.

“You can find programs that offer help with closing costs and down payments, lower interest rates, and even tax credits to free up some of your savings,” says Allen. “And if you’re a first responder or educator, active-duty military or veteran, there are often special programs available for you, too.”

For example, Allen says just this past January she was involved in a $352,000 transaction where the buyers were granted over $6,000 toward closing costs and escrow through a first-time buyer program. They were then able to use the $6,000 they saved as additional down payment funds.

6. Failing to check your credit score

You really need to check your credit score prior to talking to mortgage lenders because ultimately, this number—which represents how well you’ve paid off past debts—will affect the interest rate you’re offered.

“Not tackling easy options for improving your credit score before taking out a mortgage is a big mistake for first-time homebuyers,” says Zhang. “Today, there are tons of credit improvement tools you can use to quickly and easily tackle your credit. Even just paying off a credit card can bump you into a higher credit category and save you hundreds each month on your mortgage.”

At the very least, make sure you know what your score is by checking it with or one of the top three ratings bureaus: TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax.

7. Picking the wrong type of loan

Are you better off going with an FHAVA, or USDA loan or some other type entirely? Don’t know what these acronyms mean? There are many types of mortgages available, each with its own pros and cons based on your own personal circumstances.

“Know your loan options because an inexperienced loan representative may not know all the available programs or may not present all the possibilities,” says attorney Bruce Ailion, a real estate agent with Re/Max Town & Country, Atlanta. “Learn about the types of loans before talking with a professional to know the right questions to ask.”

8. Underestimating fees beyond the down payment

The down payment is not the only cost you’ll have when buying a home and securing a mortgage.

“People talk about the down payment required but rarely talk about the ancillary costs required for purchasing a home like closing costs, title, appraisal, and first-year homeowners insurance upfront,” says Nicole Rueth, senior vice president and producing branch manager, The Rueth Team of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. “It’s a mistake not to factor these in, because they can add up to an additional $5,000 to $12,000 down.”

9. Not preparing for the possibility of a low appraisal

Before lenders front the money for a house, they will have an independent home appraiser estimate its value. Many first-time buyers don’t realize that with listing prices so high, it’s entirely possible that their appraisal will come in lower, which means the lender will loan only that much.

“Given the rapidly rising asking prices and multiple-offer scenarios going on, it is quite possible that a property may not appraise at the agreed upon contract sales price. But a bank is only going to base their loan amount off of the appraised price, not what a buyer and seller agreed to pay,” says Ameer. “Buyers may not be able to come up with the cash to cover the difference between the appraised value and the contract sales price, so only offer what you know you can cover out of pocket should that happen.”

10. Not shopping around for the right lender

Not all lenders are created equal and work the same way. That’s why you really should shop around and find someone you trust who will pick up the phone when you call.

“In today’s market, it is imperative that you work with someone reputable who is reachable by cellphone seven days a week, because various questions and scenarios will come up as you embark on your property search and you may need some guidance that is crucial to having the winning offer,” says Ameer. “These situations often happen outside of typical office hours.”

This is one reason real estate agents typically prefer to use local lenders because they are accessible and reliable.

“Local lenders have a proven track record to maintain and value not just the client but the Realtor relationships they work hard to create,” says Kim Jungles, a loan officer with Atlantic Coast Mortgage in Ashburn, VA. “Online lenders for the most part are very difficult to speak with, let alone be available to write a pre-approval letter after 5 p.m. on Friday.”


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Bauhaus Is Back: 5 Fresh Ways To Give Your Living Room This Modernist Aesthetic

Even as the design world grapples with new trends like “Barbiecore” and maximalism, there are still plenty of “old” design principles that are making their way back into our homes. One of these is so well integrated into midcentury modern decor that you might not have even heard of it.

“Bauhaus design is the epitome of modernism,” says designer Elizabeth Vergara, of Vergara Homes. “It’s all about embracing clean lines, simplicity, and the use of modern materials like steel, glass, and concrete.”

The Bauhaus design movement started at the beginning of the 20th century at an art school of the same name. The school was open for only 14 years, but it was enough to enshrine this hypermodern aesthetic, which includes lots of colorful, abstract pieces.

Curious to see how you can bring Bauhaus into your living room? Here are a few of our favorite recent looks from Instagram.

1. Color-pop cabinet

The first Bauhaus look we’re loving right now is this color-pop cabinet from @villa_pocket.

“This bright yellow steel cabinet reflects the Bauhaus design ethos, emphasizing both functionality and the use of vibrant colors,” says Vergara. “It aligns with the movement’s embrace of modern materials and its aim to create visually striking yet practical designs.”

Get the look: Bring some Bauhaus-worthy color into your living room with this Gioia steel accent cabinet.

2. Abstract wall decor

Color is key when it comes to incorporating this modernist design style, and nothing embraces it more than this vivid, abstract wall decor featured by @designplusmag.

“What’s great about using large abstract canvases is that they go with almost any midcentury modern furniture scheme,” says Ana Cummings of ANA Interiors Ltd. “When the walls are white and your key pieces are neutral, you really want something like this with loads of personality.”

Get the look: Add some color to your blank-slate space by shopping this collection of abstract paintings on Etsy.

3. DIY coffee table

This artfully arranged stack of books from @chrisfluence is what “form meets function” means, according to Bauhaus design.

“Create a DIY Bauhaus-inspired piece of functional furniture by artfully stacking large coffee-table books to serve as a side table,” says Courtney Wollersheim of FLOOR360. “Be sure to add plenty of brightly colored books to the stack to complete the look.”

Get the look: Stack away with your favorite books, and then take the design a step further by pairing it with other geometric shapes like this Adrius table lamp.

4. Clean lines

Bauhaus design loves its clean lines, and this combination of highly structural tables and lamps from @chusedandco illustrates the concept perfectly.

“Your eyes notice linear elements, especially without the clutter to distract,” says Cummings. “Spaces like this offer us a sense of calm, are easy to maintain, and oftentimes appear larger because they’re visually airy.”

Get the look: Incorporate a clean-line look in your space with this Delford sideboard.

5. Function first

Another key element of Bauhaus that was perfectly illustrated on Instagram this week? This “function first” furniture layout from @simonepolk.

“There can be beauty in piling in the most comfortable inviting seating in a room where all pieces harmoniously work because they employ the same hue,” says Cummings. “It works well because every piece has a unique shape and serves an absolute purpose.”

Get the look: Create a function-first Bauhaus living room by combining a few ultracomfy pieces like this Shurtz loveseat and this suede armless lounger.


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