Decorating 1617 Ideabooks

Pep Up With Patchwork Tiles
If you love patchwork quilts, try mixing tiles of various patterns and colors for a similar effect. The result will be a stunning design that recalls Moroccan and other Mediterranean styles, and this can be a great way to utilize all of your favorite...
Houzz Tour: An Ingenious Entire-Apartment 'Hack' in Greece
Rather than buy a bunch of furniture for their new rented apartment, Panagiotis Chatzitsakyris and Stelina Tsifti built it — every piece. They loved this open and bright third-floor unit in Greece, but the lack of architectural detail was discouraging....
Pick-a-Paint Help: 11 Ways to Mine Your World for Colors
Where do you find the colors you love? And just because you love a hue, does that mean it's right for your walls? Let's take a closer look at color inspiration. Here you'll find tips for how to get your creative juices flowing and zero in on the color...
Oh, Baby! 12 Ideas to Get a Chic Nursery Rolling
There's a lot of chatter about babies lately — spring and summer are popular baby birthing months. If you have been dreaming about your nursery and looking for new ideas, this is for you. I really like to decorate nurseries with an older baby...
Step Out Stylishly With Midcentury Tapered Furniture Legs
My home is a classic 1920s Craftsman, but my favorite furniture style hails from the mid-20th century. Midcentury modern furniture balances aesthetics and utility in a simple way that works perfectly in my house, and the midcentury wooden...
Go for the Glow: Mother-of-Pearl Shines Around the Home
Mother-of-pearl has been used since ancient times to make people and their homes more beautiful, but today's manufacturing techniques have made this product even more accessible and economical. "Mother-of-pearl" is the common name for iridescent nacre,...
Evoke a Tropical Fantasy the Inexpensive, Easy Way
Sometimes the quickest seasonal decor comes from the most unexpected places. Mosquito netting is a good example. This accessory has the power to transform any bedroom instantly into a tropical summer retreat, and it's more budget friendly than a plane...
10 Ideas for Packable Decor From Your Travels
If you are planning a big trip this summer, it's likely those carefully packed suitcases will come home quite a bit heavier than when you left. The lure of shopping for decor while on vacation is great, and the promise of bringing home a one-of-a-kind...
Play Up Some Fiddle Leaf Figs for a Lively Indoor Tune
The fiddle leaf fig, ficus lyrata, with its large, dramatic leaves that cluster at the top of narrow trunks, is perfect for filling a corner and providing a welcome shot of green that works with every style. But minimalists might...
6 Elements of a Perfect Bathroom Paint Job
Adequate light and ventilation play a big part in the quality of a bathroom's paint job. Bathrooms take a lot of abuse, thanks to the constant steam from baths and showers. The humidity levels in bathrooms are always rising and falling, so your paint...
Wall Candy: Dish Up Colorful Glass Art Plates
Glass art is by nature exciting, and it often seems to take on a life of its own. The medium is typically seen in the form of bottles and bowls arranged on tables or one-of-a-kind chandeliers. But one of the most eye-catching spots for glass art happens...
We'll Take It: The Overhead Light Everyone Will Love
Here's a contemporary yet elegant lighting solution that will give your space style as well as incredible practicality. The cantilevered floor lamp is a lamp with an arc-shaped arm, a mechnical jointed arm or a cantilevered straight arm that allows one...
10 Unusual Interior Materials for High-End, Custom Appeal
The more unusual the material, the more personal a space can be. Unique materials aren't just fun — they can help a home become a personal expression of its owner. Some of these products have been around for ages but were previously used in...
Small Luxuries: Motorized Window Coverings Offer Benefits to All
Motorized blinds and draperies were thought of as an indulgence available only to the elite several years ago. But today's hardware, technology and pricing have made this onetime luxury easily available to the general public. Motorized blinds, shades...
See Your Home in a Whole New Light
Lighting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of a room. Proper lighting can highlight a room’s assets and help disguise its shortcomings, increase function and set a mood. Good lighting and bright lighting...
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