I’m not going to lie. As a 22-year-old recent college graduate, I have a lot more to learn when it comes to home design. Sure, I’ve hung some pictures (eyeballing the placement, of course) and accented a couch with a perfectly placed pillow, but when it comes to the heavy-duty stuff, like picking curtains and assembling a bookshelf, I wouldn’t reject a helping hand. Enter: West Elm’s Design Lab.
Perfect for first time homeowners and apartment renters, or anyone who needs a refresher on, say, making a terrarium or measuring for furniture delivery, this online tool provides all the answers and step-by-step instructions at the click of a button. Take, for instance, choosing the perfect rug. Do you know the difference between a classic and floating layout? I did not. But with a few clicks, this offers a toolkit for first-time decorators or just a good guide to use for efficient conversations with your designer.
Oh, and if you're really stuck, West Elm will set up a time to swing by and help with your design projects, even if it's just eyeballing your picture gallery.