Decorating 1762 Ideabooks

Live in Harmony: 3 Types of Balance in Design
Ever wondered why some rooms make you anxious and uncomfortable and others give you an instant feeling of calm and control? The key is finding the right balance. Balance is a vital design principle that will make a space inviting and harmonious. There...
14 Steps to a Perfectly Polished Bedroom
Have you been putting off finishing your bedroom? Had it with procrastination, and just need a push to get the decorating job done? Then you've come to the right place. The following 14 steps will walk you through the decorating process from start to...
How to Decorate When You're Starting Out or Starting Over
Few things in life are as daunting as decorating your first home. With so many options available and so many decisions to make, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. Many of us just retreat into the familiar or the expected, leaving a trail of disappointment...
How to Work With a High Ceiling
First of all, consider yourself lucky. Many homeowners would be thrilled to have a decorating dilemma like high ceilings. But I get it. Rooms with enough headroom for an ogre require special attention (as if they didn't already get enough). Sure,...
Make Over Your Bedroom With One Wall of Color
Add a little spice to the bedroom with ... paint! Whether you're looking for some va-va-voom, a playful environment or a serene atmosphere for rest, an accent wall can strike whatever mood you desire. Take a slide down the rainbow to find just the...
15 Home Ideas Fit for a Crowd
I grew up in a blended family with four siblings plus me, and our house could get a little chaotic. In fact, looking back it seems like it was a minor miracle that we all got out of the house more or less on time and well fed every day. If you have a...
Play Tricks With Color in Your All-White Room
With so many colorful options for materials and paint these days, all-white spaces can feel stark and sterile for some of us. But there's an easy compromise for color lovers who still appreciate the crisp feeling of white: Add a splash of color. Sticking...
Pick the Right Paint Finish to Fit Your Style
Most would agree that wall color is a key decorating decision, right up there with choosing furniture and pinpointing your style. But what about the finish of your walls? From velvety matte to high gloss enamel, Venetian plaster, decorative finishes...
Conjure a Jungle in a Pot
For a tropical splash that adds drama to any space, split-leaf philodendron and Lacy Tree philodendron are two great houseplants with similar low-maintenance needs. They both have a look that verges on overgrown jungle, depending on...
A Subliminal Approach to Fall Decorating
Fall is that sweet spot between the blazing heat of summer and the icy chill of winter. It's a time for preparing the nest for hibernation. Urrutia Design takes "a subliminal...
I'll Have the Same: How to Design With Monochromatic Color
We're taught from an early age that overindulgence is a bad thing. But sometimes it can be very, very good. Repeating a single color throughout an entire room can be not only beautiful, but relatively easy to pull off. No worrying about...
Kids' Room Color Wisdom: How Colors Affect Behavior
Color has the ability to inspire, excite, soothe, heal and even agitate. This is particularly true for children, who can be extra sensitive to color's impact. So the importance of picking out just the right color for a young child's room shouldn't be...
Double Take: Disney-Inspired Details Animate a Pennsylvania Home
These large and curvy columns and whimsical cabinets are not something you see every day, because the homeowners found inspiration in an unlikely source: Disney's Beauty and the Beast and other tales. After a trip to the Disney studios in...
8 Ways to Add a Little Tradition to Your Style
There is often something utterly comforting about a home decorated in traditional style — a place where heirlooms are lovingly displayed, furniture is rich with...
Bedroom Window Treatments to Block the Light
I used to live in a house with a bedroom that overlooked the water. People often remarked how wonderful it would be to wake up to that view. I didn’t have the heart to tell them I never did. I like a dark...
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