Many, many things have been written about how to create the perfect gallery wall. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret: There’s no such thing as the perfect gallery wall. Sure, there are general guidelines you can follow to help with the process, but don’t get too strung up on the rules. Consider these gentle suggestions ...Read more
Is your messy house stressing you out? Conquer the chaos with these organization tips for common sources of clutter in every room.
1. Laundry room
Space is often limited in this area, so it’s important to keep supplies well-organized. Make the most of your square footage by using wall space for storage. For instance, install a long bank of ...Read more
Think you don’t have the time or money to redecorate your entire house for fall? Don’t stress: There are plenty of ways to add a cozy autumn theme without a big design budget. It’s all about the accessories and colors; even small changes can make a big difference. Try a few of these ideas to decorate your house this fall.
1. Switch out ...Read more
In search of fresh decor ideas? Bring on bold colors, beautiful patterns and luxe textures with the latest trends in furniture, fabric and more. Whether you’re thinking about a minor refresh or a total renovation, you’ll find inspiration for your interior design update.
Velvet adds a cozy, high-end look to upholstered furniture ...Read more
You don’t need to buy gallons and gallons of paint to make over your space. When paint is applied in a few carefully selected spots around your home, the effect can be just as dramatic — if not more so — than repainting the entire room. Especially if you choose a high-contrast color, even a small pop of paint can have a big impact. If you ...Read more
There are a few things a home simply can’t have too much of: space, storage and sunlight. And while you can’t increase the square footage of your home without taking on a major renovation, there are some easy decorating and cleaning tricks that can make your home look brighter.
Incorporating some strategically placed mirrors, choosing the ...Read more
When people swooningly say “It’s the little things in life ...,” they’re clearly not parents talking about the endless blocks, crayons, hair scrunchies and folded notes that spill out of kids’ spaces and into every other room of the house. Rather than nagging your kid to clean his room every other day, try tackling the clutter at its ...Read more
The first apartment: We all have one at some point, unless you’re lucky enough to be able to move straight into a well-equipped home. Furnishing an apartment and making it homey and personalized is never easy, exactly, but it’s never quite as difficult as it is in that first apartment, when all you have is empty space to fill and a first-...Read more
How is it that magazines manage to make real homes look so impossibly clean? Besides disinfecting the counters, scrubbing the grout and mopping the floors, there’s one more secret photo-ready homes are hiding: the styling tricks that make a home look neat and tidy.
These are little details stylists never fail to notice but most of us wouldn��...Read more
If you’ve never tackled landscape design before, you might be overwhelmed by all the choices. But the same principles that guide room setup inside should guide your designs outside, too. Here are seven landscape design tips to get you started.
1. Determine landscape needs and wants.
Make a list of needs and wants. Do you need a play space ...Read more
Home offices are great — until they transform from a concentration-supporting workspace into a drop-zone for all those extra files, boxes, games and more that don’t quite fit in the living room or other rooms of the home. Small-space home offices tucked into a larger room may not have the same problem, but it never hurts to take an honest ...Read more
A few small touches are all it takes to turn a patio from a bare spot in the yard to a comfortable, private retreat from reality. These ideas can help you maximize what you already have to create a patio that you love.
Find furniture you love
The most common and useful amenity for a patio is furniture. It provides a place to sit, dine or ...Read more