Decorating 1751 Ideabooks

The Cure for Houzz Envy: Guest Room Touches Anyone Can Do
Don’t let perfectly styled rooms give you the blues. Steal ideas from them instead. In this series we’re fighting off Acute Houzz Envy by ransacking beautiful rooms for easy and free (or very inexpensive) ideas we can use in our own homes. Since...
A Contractor's Secrets to Hanging Holiday Decor
Whether you're looking for a spot to put up your Christmas wreath for a week or need something more permanent, hanging decor on the exterior or interior of your home can be tricky sometimes. Where you're hanging it makes all the difference. Here are a...
How to Commission Custom Upholstered Furniture
If you can’t find that perfect furnishing to complete a room’s design, commissioning an upholstered piece is an optimal way to solve size, comfort and aesthetic issues. But before you rush out to purchase that fabric you’ve been eyeing, you need...
Easy Ways to Hide Your Home's Flaws
Like it or not, most of us do not live in picture-perfect homes with gorgeous kitchens and baths, gleaming wood floors and vast windows that open to stellar views. Take the little California bungalow that Mike and I share. It has some — well, one or...
Treat Yourself to Spring Blooms in Winter
Forcing bulbs indoors is an easy way to enjoy spring blooms in winter. Almost any spring bulb can be forced indoors. Forcing is a widely used term which means you are fast forwarding their growing cycle to bloom in winter. Paperwhites, also called Narcissus...
Does Your Home Make You Happy?
Want your kids to hang out at home? Wish you hosted more dinner parties? Need to rekindle the romance with your spouse? Designing your home to fulfill your emotional needs is no different than designing it to fulfill your practical...
Dreaming in Color: 5 Fab Not-Beige Bedroom Neutrals
Let me start off by saying that I am in no way looking to bash beige. There are many beautiful shades of the neutral hue that are appropriate and look fantastic...
Spare Room? Lucky You. Here are 12 Fresh Ways to Use It
Let’s say you have an extra room in your house and you’re not sure what to do with it. Talk about a champagne problem! It does happen, though. Whether you have a rarely used dining room, the kids are now grown and gone, or you just ended up with a...
Radiator Covers Like You've Never Seen
Radiators, covered or not, are notorious for being space-hogging interior eyesores. Thankfully, inventive designers and savvy homeowners are becoming increasingly adept at transforming these bulky yet necessary components into stylish pieces that blend...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Dining Room Touches Anyone Can Do
One unfortunate side effect of spending a lot of time on Houzz is Acute Houzz Envy, but if you’re suffering from it, we’ve found the antidote. Together we’re going to turn this envy on its head, by swiping ideas from well-appointed rooms and plotting...
Meet the Quick-Change Artists of Interior Design
My sons have an ongoing and insatiable fascination with the Swiss Army knife and all of its mysterious doodads and thingamajigs. So I find it incongruous that they roll their eyes and groan whenever I wax eloquent about my favorite types of furnishing:...
8 Ways to Decorate With Love and Meaning
Instantly make your home feel more personal and inspired by decorating your walls with reminders of the places and people you love. From typographic creations to shadow boxes and old-school map displays, finding or creating unique and meaningful wall...
Case Study: The Fearless Approach to Bold Color
Interior designer Kristy Kropat's favorite color is orange — and raspberry, and lime green and teal. Basically, she loves all bright colors, and that adoration of bold hues (and disdain...
Luxurious Holiday Table Settings for Less
A memorable get-together is made of wonderful moments with meaningful people in an inviting atmosphere. The holidays are a wonderful time for this — they provide the perfect excuse to gather with loved ones. And how better to celebrate the season...
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