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Fab Finds for Dorm Decor
Who would think that the first thing you'd think about when you're getting ready to go off to school would be your dorm decor? Going off to school for the first time can seem a bit scary. But if your room is decorated and efficient, you'll feel right at home. Read here for some great products and ideas for dorm decor that will help you make your dorm room comfy. Page 2.

Dorm Decor- What to Put on Dorm Walls
You walk into a new dorm room and see white everywhere. But by adding interesting and inexpensive art, you can liven up your dorm walls, add color to your small space, and make the room

Graduation Gifts- Great Gifts for Grads
If you know anyone graduating this spring, you're probably trying to think of a great gift- something no one else would be thinking of. We have some ideas for gifts for grads that they'll actually use. What a novel thought!

Eco-Friendly Decor- Renovate, Remodel, and Redecorate for An Eco-Friendly Decor
When you're ready to redecorate, why not move toward an eco-friendly decor? You can achieve a beautiful look and help to achieve a

Green Remodeling 101
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Green Remodeling 101
Green remodeling is hot! And remodeling a home green is easier than you think. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry tells why it's important and how you can incorporate

The Benefits of Green Remodeling
Green remodeling is hot! And remodeling a home green is easier than you think. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry tells why it's important and how you can benefit by

Create a Warm, Inviting Home with English Country Decorating
English country style emphasizes coziness and our relationship with nature. Read about other decorating elements that are part of the English country look.

Decorator Showhouses- Fort Worth 2004 Designer Showhouse
The Fort Worth 2004 Designer Showhouse will be held in the historic Ball Eddleman McFarland House. Read here for information on the historic home and the showhouse.

Summer Flowers- Tropical Flowers for Summer
Bring a touch of the tropics to your home's decor with tropical florals for summer.

Flowers- Decorating with Flowers
Decorating your home with fresh flowers is the perfect way to beautify and freshen your home while bringing the outside in. Learn how from our article by guest writer, Andrea Sparks.

Unusual Plant Container - 5 Unusual Plant Containers
Unusual plant containers can add a touch of the wacky, whimsical and unexpected to your home. Whether your style is formal, casual, vintage or modern, an unusual container can add just the conversation piece you've been looking for.

Fun Quiz on Home Decorating Basics
Do you think you know a lot about interior decorating? Take this quiz and see just how knowledgeable you are. It's fun! And you'll learn a lot!

Online Decorating- Home Decorating and Design Software
Designing, decorating, and furniture arrangement are easier than ever before. Learn about home decorating and design software that you can use to design and decorate your home.

Home Decorating and Design Software
Designing, decorating, and furniture arrangement are easier than ever before. Learn about home decorating and design software that you can use to design and decorate your home. Page 2.

Home Decorating and Design Software
Designing, decorating, and furniture arrangement are easier than ever before. Learn about home decorating and design software that you can use to design and decorate your home. Page 3.

Dorm Decor- Enjoy Comfort with Our Picks for Dorm Decor
Planning your dorm decor can help to make your dorm room a comfortable home away from home. Read our this list of the Top 10 Dorm Decor Comfort Items that you may want to add to your list, from rugs and lighting to closet accessories and laundry totes. See what else is on the list!

Dorm Decor- Eight Steps for Planning Your Dorm Decor for Comfort and Organiziation
Are you planning your dorm decor or theme? Here are eight beginning steps with tips on how to start your search for great dorm room decor.

Dorm Decor - Get Organized With Lists
What should you take to college? These tips on getting organized with lists will help.

Dorm Room Decor: Choose a Decorating Theme
Why choose a decorating theme for your dorm room? Using a butterfly, ethnic, metallic, movie, sports, Star Wars, or regional theme can help simplify shopping by narrowing your choices. Choose a theme from our list, or use it to help you choose your own theme!

Dorm Room Decorating Ideas
A quick listing of all the Dorm Decor resources on this site. Bookmark this helpful page of article links and get to tips, ideas, sources for checklists, products, and dorm ideas. If you or someone you know is moving into a dorm you won't want to miss it!

Decorating Dorm Rooms- Shop at Home for Dorm Decor With Online Sources
These online souces for dorm room decor may be just what you need to find those purple towels, poof chairs, inflatable furniture. Take a look at a textbook case of colorful ideas for bed, bath, desk accessories, storage items, and more.

More Shoping at Home for Dorm Decor
These online souces for dorm room decor may be just what you need to find those purple towels, poof chairs, inflatable furniture. Take a look at a textbook case of colorful ideas for bed, bath, desk accessories, storage items, and more. Page 2.

Dorm Decor- Organize Your Dorm Room With the Help of Someone Who Knows!
The mother of two college students offers her expert advice about getting a dorm room organized and working efficiently.

More Ways to Organize a Dorm Room
Get more great dorm room organization hehlp from the mother of two college students. Page 2.

Show Your Personality Through Decorating
If you are not sure where to start decorating your room, look inside you. Think about who you are, what your interests are, and what you love. Before you know it, you will know just where to start.

Decorator Show Houses- Tour 250 Designer Rooms in the Book on Decorator Show Houses
Decorator Show Houses are presented in many communities annually to raise money for charities and showcase the designs of local interior decorators, architects, and landscape architects. This book, Decorator Show Houses, brings the inspiration and creativity of these decorator show houses into your home for reference throughout the year.

Get Home Improvement Tips from Barbara K!
Barbara K (aka Barbara Kavovit) offers loads of advise and information on making repairs and improvements to your home. Though some of the projects are not for the faint of heart (like re-seating a toilet), she makes everything sound logical and simple.

Dream Homes: 100 Inspirational Interiors
Dream Homes is a beautiful coffee table and reference book in one, published by Merrell Publishers.

Bathroom Design- Top Design for an Elegant New Bathroom
It's important to think about the bathroom design as much as about the bathroom fixtures. Remember to add elements of comfort and elegance. Transform your cold, dreary bath into your own personal sanctuary.

Bathroom Design- Top Design for an Elegant New Bathroom
It's important to think about the bathroom design as much as about the bathroom fixtures. Remember to add elements of comfort and elegance. Transform your cold, dreary bath into your own personal sanctuary. Page 2.

Bathroom Design- Top Design for an Elegant New Bathroom
It's important to think about the bathroom design as much as about the bathroom fixtures. Remember to add elements of comfort and elegance. Transform your cold, dreary bath into your own personal sanctuary. Page 3.

Orange County 2004 Philharmonic House of Design
The 2004 Philharmonic House of Design in Orange County California, was open in May, 2004, to showcase the creativity of area designers and raise funds for Youth Music Programs. Read here about the designers' work.

Orange County 2004 Philharmonic House of Design
The 2004 Philharmonic House of Design in Orange County California, was open in May, 2004, to showcase the creativity of area designers and raise funds for Youth Music Programs. See views of the rooms and read about the spaces here. Page 2.

Designer Showhouses Bring Together Decorators and the Community
One of the best ways to get great ideas for decorating your home is by attending a Decorator Showhouse. While organized for raising money for chairities, showhouses bring together local interior designers, architects, landscape designers, and sponsors, who transform a home, often after years of disrepair and neglect, into a homeowner's dream.

Designer Showhouses- Showhouse Slide Shows
Seeing is believing when it comes to decorating. We've put together a list of slide shows from Designer Showhouses around the country. You can see for yourself how these showhouses have been transformed. Maybe you'll be able to use some of the ideas shown here in your home

Tips for Visiting Designer Showhouses
Make the most of your time when you visit a designer showhouse. Go ready to

Undecorate - Undecorate by Christiane Lemieux
Book review of Undecorate by Christiane Lemieux

Christmas Trees- All About Christmas Trees, Stands, and Watering Systems
By the time you've lit your Christmas tree for the first time, you will have put a lot of effort and time into the project. Why not do it the right way and have a picture-perfect tree this year? Find our sources for products and information on choosing the perfect Christmas tree, getting the right lights, deciding on a Christmas tree theme, and creating wonderful memories.

Decorate Your Christmas Tree
A beautiful, symmetrical fir tree is a perfect symbol of the Christmas season. But by decorating it with treasures, you create a one-of-a-kind memory of the season. Find our resources for decorating your Christmas tree in this article from About.com.

Tips on Decorating Your Christmas Tree
Once you've chosen your Christmas tree, you're in for some fun. With so many choices of ornaments, garlands, colors, and decorations, you'll have decisions to make. Read our tips on decorating your Christmas tree before you start. You'll create a treasure for the whole season!

Tips on Decorating Your Christmas Tree
Once you've chosen your Christmas tree, you're in for some fun. With so many choices of ornaments, garlands, colors, and decorations, you'll have decisions to make. Read our tips on decorating your Christmas tree before you start. You'll create a treasure for the whole season! Page 2.

Tips on Decorating Your Christmas Tree
Once you've chosen your Christmas tree, you're in for some fun. With so many choices of ornaments, garlands, colors, and decorations, you'll have decisions to make. Read our tips on decorating your Christmas tree before you start. You'll create a treasure for the whole season! Page 3.

Tips for the Best Christmas Tree Ever
We've pulled together lots of help and resources to choose and decorate the most beautiful Christmas tree ever.

Plan Your Christmas Tree Around a Theme
When you're thinking about decorating your main tree or a small tree in the kitchen, child's room, or family room, you might want to focus on a theme. See some of our ideas for Christmas tree themes.

Capture the Beauty of Vintage Doilies
Potter Debbie Walsh has found a way to capture the beauty of a fragile doily so that it can be enjoyed every day.

Granite Countertops--Is There a Radon Danger in Granite Countertops?
Granite is the most popular choice of countertop materials for kitchens and bathrooms. But there's a bit of controversy in 2008 about the safety of the material.

Decorating Trends- Make a Decorating Trend Your Own
Have you noticed the decorating trend of using black and white? And, have you wondered how to recreate the look in your own home without revamping your entire décor? Here are some helpful tips to get a trendy black and white look without breaking the bank.

Christmas Centerpiece With Cranberries and Candles
Spread some colorful fresh cranberries on a tray, arrange votives around, and you have a simple decoration for your Christmas table.

Christmas Centerpiece With Candles and Greens
Create a simple, seasonal decoration using sprigs of greenery and holiday-colored candles.

Christmas Centerpiece of Ornaments in Pedestal Bowl
Use one simple pedestal bowl and ornaments in the colors of your decor to create an elegant Christmas centerpiece.

Christmas Ornaments on Silver Tray Centerpiece
Place beautiful, colorful Christmas ornaments on a shiny tray for a striking and simple centerpiece.

Christmas Gifts Centerpiece
Wrap up small packages for a fun centerpiece for your Christmas table.

Christmas Poinsettia Centerpiece
Beautiful poinsettias in a decorative soup tureen or bowl create an elegant and easy Christmas centerpiece. Learn how to put together this decoration.

Christmas Candlestick Centerpiece
Gather together your prettiest candle holders and create a simple, elegant centerpiece for your Christmas table.

Christmas Wreath Centerpiece
Use a traditional green wreath of pine boughs to create a simple Christmas centerpiece.

Christmas Balls in a Bowl Centerpiece
Using a pretty bowl and glistening Christmas tree balls, you can put together a simple, colorful, and effective centerpiece. We'll tell you how.

Fast and Easy Holiday Centerpieces
You'll find some good ideas for fast and easy Christmas and holiday centerpieces in this article from About.com.

Storing Holiday Decorations
Getting out the holiday decorations and deciding where to put them might seem like an easy task. But when it comes time to put everything away, you may feel daunted. How should you organize them? Should you throw some things away? How will you keep the decorations from breaking? This article will give you some good ideas on storing holiday decorations so that they're ready to use next year.

Storing Holiday Decorations
Getting out the holiday decorations and deciding where to put them might seem like an easy task. But when it comes time to put everything away, you may feel daunted. How should you organize them? Should you throw some things away? How will you keep the decorations from breaking? This article will give you some good ideas on storing holiday decorations so that they're ready to use next year. Page 2.

Christmas Tree Skirts
Whether you need to cover up an unsightly tree stand or want to create a total picture with your Christmas tree, a Christmas tree skirt can serve as a special finishing touch for your tree. Get great ideas here about using and making a Christmas tree skirt that will really add a lot to your tree.

Christmas Tree Skirts
Whether you need to cover up an unsightly tree stand or want to create a total picture with your Christmas tree, a Christmas tree skirt can serve as a special finishing touch for your tree. Get great ideas here about using and making a Christmas tree skirt that will really add a lot to your tree. Page 2.

Cheap or Free Christmas Ornaments You Can Make Yourself
Decorating a tree on a small budget doesn't mean it will be sparse or boring. Use your creativity to come up with ideas that will reflect your interests and personal style. For example, take ordinary objects and turn them into customized Christmas tree decorations, like these ideas from your Guide to Interior Decorating.

More Christmas Ornaments You Can Make Yourself
Decorating a tree on a small budget doesn't mean it will be sparse or boring. Use your creativity to come up with ideas that will reflect your interests and personal style. For example, take ordinary objects and turn them into customized Christmas tree decorations, like these ideas from your Guide to Interior Decorating. Page 2.

Cheap Centerpieces - 5 Cheap Centerpieces for the Holidays
You don't have to spend a lot of money to have a pretty and festive centerpiece. Check out these 5 cheap centerpieces for the holidays.

Christmas Decorating- Gearing Up for Holiday Guests
If you're expecting Christmas guests or for another holiday, you'll find some helpful information in these articles from About.com.

Plan a Memorable Christmas Party
Would you like to entertain this year but don't want to give

Plan a Memorable Christmas Party
Would you like to entertain this year but don't want to give

Tips on Planning the Perfect Christmas
Plan ahead, get things organized, and enjoy!

Christmas Gifts- Keep Your Christmas Gift Shopping Simple
Shopping for Christmas gifts is not the most fun when you're feeling overwhelmed with everything going on for the holidays. When temperatures outside cool down, tempers tend to rise. Get some ideas here on how to find wonderful gifts that everyone will love, while avoiding the crowds.

Keep Your Christmas Shopping Simple
When temperatures outside cool down, tempers tend to rise with the stress of holiday shopping. Get some ideas here on how to find wonderful gifts that everyone will love, while avoiding the crowds. Page 2.

How to Choose the Perfect Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Tips! Want to know more about choosing a Christmas tree? Use these tips and ideas for measuring, buying, and bringing home a pretty holiday tree. Page 2.

Christmas Centerpiece of Beaded Fruit
Use elegant beaded artificial fruit to create this interesting arrangement for your Christmas table.

Christmas Candle Forest Centerpiece
Three pillar candles, holiday greens, and fluffy snow combine in this tabletop

Christmas Centerpiece of Ornaments on Candlesticks
Collect all the candle holders you have in your home and create this amusing and impressive Christmas centerpiece.

Christmas Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself
Use this page as your guide to many simple and beautiful arrangements to put on your holiday table.

Christmas Collectible Centerpiece
Showcase one beautiful Christmas figurine on your holiday table. Whether it's a family heirloom or new purchase, this will be the focus of your Christmas table.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Tips! Want to get some great help on choosing and preparing a Christmas tree? Use these tips and ideas for measuring, buying, and bringing home a pretty holiday tree.

Christmas Decorating Ideas - Quick and Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas
Decorating for the holidays doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Check out these quick, easy, and inexpensive Christmas decorating ideas.

Christmas Decorating Tips
Decorating my home for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do. Find some good ideas for creating a beautiful holiday home.

Christmas Themes with Food, Cookies, and Candy
For a charming Christmas decorating theme, go into the kitchen.

More Great Themes for Christmas Decorating
Ready to break out a mold and do something different for your Chrismas decorations? The sky's the limit!

Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Welcoming for Holiday Guests
You might not have days to get your home looking like new for your holiday guests. But that doesn't mean that you can't have guests over to celebrate. By making some simple fix-ups, your home will be welcoming without major changes.

Get Organized for the Holidays
Follow this list of things to do and you'll be ready for the holidays ahead if time. And even you will be able to enjoy this special time.

Countdown to Christmas
No one really waits 'til the first week of December to start planning for Christmas. It takes weeks to plan decorations, make wreaths and garlands, collect gifts, and get in the holiday spirit. Use our planning tips to get everything done by the big day!

Countdown to Christmas
No one really waits til the first week of December to start planning for Christmas. It takes weeks to plan decorations, make wreaths and garlands, collect gifts, and get in the holiday spirit. Use our planning tips to get everything done by the big day! Page 2.

Countdown to Christmas
No one really waits 'til the first week of December to start planning for Christmas. It takes weeks to plan decorations, make wreaths and garlands, collect gifts, and get in the holiday spirit. Use our planning tips to get everything done by the big day! Page 3.

Countdown to Christmas
No one really waits 'til the first week of December to start planning for Christmas. It takes weeks to plan decorations, make wreaths and garlands, collect gifts, and get in the holiday spirit. Use our planning tips to get everything done by the big day! Page 4.

Countdown to Christmas
No one really waits 'til the first week of December to start planning for Christmas. It takes weeks to plan decorations, make wreaths and garlands, collect gifts, and get in the holiday spirit. Use our planning tips to get everything done by the big day! Page 5.

Christmas Window Decorations - Spruce Up Your Home's Exterior with Christmas Window Decorations
When decorating your home this holiday season take some time to think about the windows. Windows have a huge impact on the outside of a home and they deserve just as much attention as any other area.

Decorating with Candles – Decorating with Candles for the Holidays
Candles add warmth and ambiance anywhere they're used, and decorating with candles is a great way to bring a festive mood to any space during the holiday season. Here are a few ways to decorate with candles.

Outdoor Christmas Decor - Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays with Outdoor Christmas Decor
Whether you have a large outdoor space or just a simple front door, there are plenty of things you can do to spruce up your space. Check out these outdoor Christmas decorating ideas and get cracking. The holiday season will be over before you know it.

Christmas Mantels - Decorating Ideas for Christmas Mantels
Mantels are a natural focal point and during the holidays they take centre stage. When decorating Christmas mantels remember to keep the regular rules of mantel decorating in mind. Just switch out your everyday items for festive ones.

Use Color to Fool the Eye
Few people are offered the perfect room to decorate or to live in. Read how using color can fool the eye and help to create a more interesting space.

More Ways to Fool the Eye With Color
Few people are offered the perfect room to decorate or to live in. Read how using color can fool the eye and create a more interesting space. Page 2.

Christmas Decor- Decorating Projects and Ideas for Christmas Decor
Use our decorating index as your one-stop spot to find all About.com's pages of Christmas decor, craft projects, centerpieces, Christmas tree tips, and more.

Easy Ways to Add the Christmas Spirit to Your Home
If you're like most people, you don't have much time left at the end of a busy day to do anything extra. But at this time of year, you want to do something to make your home look festive and special for the Christmas holiday. You'll find some ideas here for quick and simple ways to add a festive look to your home without spending a lot of time or money.

Easy Ways to Add the Christmas Spirit to Your Home
If you're like most people, you don't have much time left at the end of a busy day to do anything extra. But at this time of year, you want to do something to make your home look festive and special for the Christmas holiday. You'll find some ideas here for quick and simple ways to add a festive look to your home without spending a lot of time or money. Page 2.

Easy Ways to Add the Christmas Spirit to Your Home
If you're like most people, you don't have much time left at the end of a busy day to do anything extra. But at this time of year, you want to do something to make your home look festive and special for the Christmas holiday. You'll find some ideas here for quick and simple ways to add a festive look to your home without spending a lot of time or money. Page 3.

Christmas Themes with Snow, Santas, Angels, and Colors
We've put together a list of decorating themes for Christmas, based on angels, wonderful snow, and traditional and contemporary color combinations. Choose your favorite.

Color Schemes for Christmas Decorating
Unless you love an old-fashioned Christmas with everything collected together on the table or tree, you might like to think about decorating around a color scheme. With Christmas decorations that compliment your home's decor, the decorations will fit in and give a unified look.

Choose a Color Scheme for Your Christmas Decorations
If you're having trouble coming up with a color scheme, here are some places to look for Christmas color inspiration:. Page 2.

Color Schemes for Christmas Decorating
Unless you love an old-fashioned Christmas with everything collected together on the table or tree, you might like to think about decorating around a color scheme. With Christmas decorations that compliment your home's decor, the decorations will fit in and give a unified look. Page 3.

Christmas Decorating All Around the House
Do you love Christmas decorations? Then don't leave any area undecorated. Get ideas for Christmas decorating every area of your home, inside and out!

Christmas Decorating You Can Do Yourself
If you're feeling creative, are on a tight budget, or just love to do things yourself, you'll love the ideas here. Make all sorts of Christmas decorations with our guide to a do-it-yourself Christmas.

Christmas Decorating and Idea Pages
Do you love to decorate your home, your bedroom, your tree, your living room, your dining room, and your front entry for Christmas? If you're looking for holiday inspiration, you've come to the right place.

Principles of Design for Christmas Decorating
Using tried and true decorating principles, your Christmas decorating will be wonderful. We've put together a list of articles that will help you create a beautiful holiday home.

Decorate Your Stairway for the Holidays
If your home has a stairway, you know how beautiful it can look with some decorations. Here are some ideas for dramatic decorations for the holidays.

Set a Beautiful Christmas Table
Whether you're dining with family or a group of friends, a beautiful Christmas table really sets the mood for a wonderful evening. See our resources for tableware, napkin folding, silver polishing, holiday centerpieces, and more.

Christmas Themes with Crafts, Cabins, Toys, and Sports
Bring charming decorations into your home based on special family interests or favorite places.

Themes for Christmas Decorations
It's fun to design your Christmas decorations, at least for your Christmas tree, around a special theme. We've listed lots of ideas on how to incoroporate a theme into your Christmas decorating, from traditional to contemporary, whimsical to classic.

Color Trends- See Color Trends for 2008
Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert with The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute, offers her ideas for color in 2008.

Boys’ Rooms
Decorate your little boy's room just for him and he'll love it for years. Read about what's essential for a comfy and homey boy's room.

Cabinet Hardware- Choose Beautiful Cabinet Hardware to Dress Up Your Cabinets
Today, looking for cabinet hardware is lots of fun -- a little like picking out jewelry for an outfit. Cabinet hardware gives a finishing touch to cabinets and drawers, and can add a spark of color and style as well

Household Linens- How to Care for Bed Pillows
Bed pillows are very personal items. Some people like firm. Some like squishy. Whatever you like, take care of it and it will give you years of relaxing pleasure.

Bath Linens- How to Care for Towels and Other Bath Linens
Soft, absorbent towels and other bath linens give a luxurious feel to even the smallest, most modest bathroom. Learn how to care for towels to keep them soft for years.

Decorate for Summer- Cool Down With a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are a terrific way to keep rooms cool without air conditioning. Plus, they'll help save energy and lower your cooling costs. Before you go out to buy a ceiling fan, read our tips.

Color in Decor- Color Trends 2007
Debbie Zimmer of the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute presents the color trends for 2007. They'll be found on the fashion runway and in designer homes.

Bring Romance to Your Bedroom With a Beautiful Canopy Bed
A canopy bed may sound exotic and out of reach. But really, a canopy bed can be made with a simple swag of fabric or by constructing an elaborate draped treatment. Our article about canopy beds will give you lots of ideas and pictures of simple and not-so-simple styles of canopy beds that will help to add romance to your bedroom.

Improving Your Sleep Environment
This article by contributing author, Dr. Amy Wolfson, tells how to achieve optimum sleeping conditions in your home.

Private Retreat- Create Your Own Private Retreat in Your Home
If your life seems hectic and out of control, why not create a private retreat where you can go to unwind, read, and take sanctuary from outside intrusions? Without adding on to your house, you'll be able to find a special spot that is yours alone. You'll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to escape to a private retreat at home.

Private Retreat- Create Your Own Private Retreat in Your Home
If your life seems hectic and out of control, why not create a private retreat where you can go to unwind, read, and take sanctuary from outside intrusions? Without adding on to your house, you'll be able to find a special spot that is yours alone. You'll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to escape. Page 2.

Private Retreat- Create Your Own Private Retreat in Your Home
If your life seems hectic and out of control, why not create a private retreat where you can go to unwind, read, and take sanctuary from outside intrusions? Without adding on to your house, you'll be able to find a special spot that is yours alone. You'll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to escape. Page 3.

Private Retreat- Create Your Own Private Retreat in Your Home
If your life seems hectic and out of control, why not create a private retreat where you can go to unwind, read, and take sanctuary from outside intrusions? Without adding on to your house, you'll be able to find a special spot that is yours alone. You'll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to escape. Page 4.

About.com's Guide to Decorating Bedrooms
Decorating a bedroom is a wonderful way to create a personal expression of your tastes, likes, dislikes and moods. Find links to everything you'll need to know to create a personal space in your bedroom.

About.com's Guide to Decorating Bedrooms
Decorating a bedroom is a wonderful way to create a personal expression of your tastes, likes, dislikes and moods. Find links to everything you'll need to know to create a personal space in your bedroom. Page 2.

About.com's Guide to Decorating Bedrooms
Decorating a bedroom is a wonderful way to create a personal expression of your tastes, likes, dislikes and moods. Find links to everything you'll need to know to create a personal space in your bedroom. Page 3.

About.com's Guide to Decorating Bedrooms
Decorating a bedroom is a wonderful way to create a personal expression of your tastes, likes, dislikes and moods. Find links to everything you'll need to know to create a personal space in your bedroom. Page 4.

Beds and Bedding- All You Need to Know About Beds and Bedding
We're supposed to spend one third of our lives in bed sleeping. If you're fortunate to get 8 hours sleep you know how important it is that your bed be comfortable, supporting, the right size, and luxurious. Read all about beds and bedding here.

Bedside Tables - Decorating with Bedside Tables
While the bed is always the most important piece in any bedroom, the room just isn't complete without at least one bedside table.

Bedroom Rugs - Decorating with Bedroom Rugs
A lot of people get confused when it comes to bedroom rugs, particularly bedroom area rugs. Many people feel that because so much of the floor space is covered by the bed, it isn't necessary to get a large rug. But it usually is. Here are some important rules and tips for using bedroom rugs.

Bedroom Lighting - All About Bedroom Lighting
Like with most rooms, bedrooms benefit from having a few different types of lighting. Lamps, overhead fixtures and even sconces can be part of your bedroom lighting scheme.

Buying a Bed - Tips for Buying a Bed
Buying a bed is often a big investment, so think long and hard about what you want before you make a decision. Is your style formal or causal? Contemporary or traditional? Do you prefer wood, metal, leather or fabric? Make sure to do a lot of comparison-shopping before making a final decision.

Decorate a Baby's Room on a Budget
Who would imagine that such a small new member of a family could cost so much? Find ways to furnish your new baby's room without spending the family savings.

Decorate a Baby's Room on a Budget
Creating a room for a baby is just one of the many joys of parenthood. There are ways to be sensible and furnish a beautiful baby room on a small budget. Page 2.

Bathroom Design Central
Remodeling or redecorating a bathroom can pay off right from the start. Your home will be more comfortable and you'll add value to the property. Read our articles on bathroom remodeling, renovation, and rejuvenation.

Unique Bathtubs- Update Your Bathroom with a Special and Unique Bathtub
It's amazing how many special and unique bathtubs there are on the market. If you're anything like me, you love to soak in a bathtub, even if it's only once in a while. A shower just doesn't do it. Read about specialty bathtubs and unique bathtubs that are on the market.

Bedroom Decor- Tips for Decorating a Beautiful Bedroom
A bedroom should be a personal getaway, a sanctuary, which expresses your favorite colors, feelings, and collections. Learn the main things to remember when decorating your bedroom.

Bedroom Decor- Tips for Decorating a Beautiful Bedroom
A bedroom should be a personal getaway, a sanctuary, which expresses your favorite colors, feelings, and collections. Learn the main things to remember when decorating your bedroom. Page 2.

Green Decorating- A Serene Bedroom Using Green Decorating Techniques
It's easy to use green decorating elements to create a serenely green bedroom. Learn how to decorate

Side Tables- Put Together a Round Side Table from Ready-to-Cover
A great solution for a custom bedside table is a plywood table base with a top. Even better is when you can find storage shelves under the cover. Read about a custom round table which is easy to assemble.

Why Redecorate? We've Got Some Ideas
If you think you need a reason to decorate your home, we've got 10. One of them might work for you. Page 2.

Should You Be the Project Coordinator for Your Home Decorating?
Lots of people like to do work around the house themselves, and that includes painting, furniture upholstery, and installing curtains. If that sounds like you, then you can probably handle coordinating the decorating projects in your home.

Do You Need to Hire a Professional Interior Designer?
Do you know next to nothing about Interior Decorating? Then you might need an Interior Designer or Decorator to help you coordinate your project and make design changes. Read some other reasons why you might want to call in the pros.

Using Art in Decorating
An empty wall or table just cries for attention. These are great places to display art. Find out from the sources here some great ways to use art in interior decorating.

Elements of Asian Style Decorating
Simple and minimalist decorating in the Asian style is very popular. Read about more of the elements of Asian style decorating.

Fall Wreath- Fall Wreath With Mums
Get simple instructions on how to make this beautiful and versatile fall wreath for your door or tabletop.

Fall Wreath- Decorate Your Home With a Fall Wreath
There's no time like the fall to bring the colors of the season into your home with a beautiful fall wreath. Warm summer days have passed and you want to warm up the inside. Use the beautiful colors of fall leaves, pumpkins, dried stalks of corn or wheat to decorate your home.

The Appeal of Contemporary Art Tapestries
Godfrey Bazalgette writes on a number of subjects related to art andhistory. This article studies the current appeal of contemporary tapestries for home interiors.

Fast Fixes for Your Home
Does your home have hideous outdated features like bad lighting, horrid carpet, or garish window treatments? Then it’s time to banish any throwbacks from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s and brush up on some cost-conscious solutions that overcome some of the worst features of outdated rooms.

Use What You Have- Balanced Decorating Tips from Lauri Ward
Lauri Ward, author of

Balanced Decorating
Lauri Ward, author of

Get Organized With a Decorating File
It's a great help to get things together when you're working on a decorating project. Have everything in one place to help make things go more smoothly, coordinate colors and patterns, and keep pictures of rooms you love.

Get Organized With a Decorating File
It's a great help to get things together when you're working on a decorating project. Have everything in one place to help make things go more smoothly, coordinate colors and patterns, and keep pictures of rooms you love. Page 2.

Get Organized With a Decorating File
It's a great help to get things together when you're working on a decorating project. Have everything in one place to help make things go more smoothly, coordinate colors and patterns, and keep pictures of rooms you love. Page 3.

Decorating Makeovers- Decorating Makeover Projects You Can Do in One Day or Less
You don't have to do a whole decorating makeover to see a change in your home. There are a number of things you can do in an hour or a day that can really make a difference.

Don't Sabotage Your Decorating Project Before You Start
There's really no one way to start a decorating project. You can get the bug by looking at a magazine or seeing a beautiful fabric in a store. But don't move ahead without a plan. If you avoid the things noted here, you're bound to have a satisfying time and end up with a coordinated new space.

Decorating and Fashion- 8 Simple Fashion Rules for Decorating
You probably already know some of these basic fashion rules, but did you know you could apply these same rules to decorating your home? Find out more with these 8 simple fashion rules for home interiors.

Simple Fashion Rules for Decorating
You probably already know some of these basic fashion rules, but did you know you could apply these same rules to decorating your home? Find out more with these 8 simple fashion rules for home interiors. Page 2.

Finishing Touches- Perk Up a Room With Finishing Touches
If you've been decorating a room but just don't think it's done, you probably need to add some finishing touches. Our tips on adding finishing touches to your decorating project might just be the answer to

More Finishing Touches to Perk Up a Room
If you've been decorating a room but just don't think it's done, you probably need to add some finishing touches. Our tips on adding finishing touches to your decorating project might just be the answer to

Create a Room You'll Love
If you surround yourself with colors, sounds, and images you love, you'll feel comfortable and safe in your home.

Why Redecorate? We've Got Some Ideas
If you think you need a reason to decorate your home, we've got 10. One of them might work for you.

Kera Ritter
Kera Ritter is a real estate investor and former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has been a staff writer for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and The Boston Globe and is currently a freelance home and garden writer.

Scented Candles- Scented Candles and Scents for the Home Introduced by Designer Barbara Barry
Renowned furniture, fabric, and designer, lifestyle guide, and California designer Barbara Barry has introduced a line of scented candles and other products for the home. Read about her new line to add ambiance to the home.

Home Fragrance- Add Unseen Beauty to Your Home with Subtle Home Fragrance
Are you wondering how to choose the right home fragrance to give your space an atmosphere that you long for? Read about the psychology of scent and how to choose the right home fragrance.

Bed Skirts- Tips for Buying Bed Skirts
A bed skirt can add color and pattern to a bedroom. Read about what to look for when you're ready to buy a bed skirt for your room.

High Tech Bedding- Electric Blankets, Mattress Pads, and Throws
With energy prices rising, it's important to find ways to keep warm and save money. Read about how to use new technology to do both.

Christmas Tree Decorating - Color Ideas for Christmas Tree Decorating
There are a few different theories when it comes to color in Christmas tree decorating. You can either choose a color theme and stick to it or go completely wild and use every color you can come up with. Here's are some tips and ideas that will help with both.

Christmas Decorating - Christmas Decorating for Entryways
Since the entryway is the first area of your home that people see it's important to make it attractive and welcoming. During the holiday season that means adding a few decorations without adding clutter. Check out these Christmas decorating ideas for entryways.

Christmas Decorating - Christmas Decorating for the Bedroom
When you think about Christmas decorating you probably think about the living room, dining room, entryway, front porch and maybe even the kitchen. This holiday season why not add a little holiday cheer to your bedroom? There are some simple ways to do it without adding clutter or making it look tacky. Here are a few of them.

Christmas Decorating - Christmas Decorating Ideas for Powder Rooms
Since powder rooms are tiny and often used by guests they're a great place to make a big impact. If you're lucky enough to have one of these rooms make the most of it and use it as a place to showoff. When it comes to Christmas decorating give the powder room as much thought as any other room in the house and add a little holiday cheer.

His and Hers Decorating Do's and Don'ts
When it comes to decorating men and women can have very different tastes. Really, any two people can have very different tastes. So if you live with someone else and you need to blend your styles check out these his and hers decorating do's and don'ts.

Decorating Styles- Discover Your Favorite Decorating Style
You learn so many things through the years in school. But you seldom get education on styles of decorating. This short guide from About will steer you to quizzes and resources to help you determine your specific decorating style.

How Much Do You Know About Decorating?
Check out our decorating quizzes and see how much you know about color, furniture, molding, and window treatments.

Pink Decor - Ideas for Decorating with Pink Decor
Pink has always been thought of as a traditionally feminine color, but the truth is that pink can actually be very versatile. It has the power to calm and relax as well as excite and vitalize. From blush to raspberry to coral to fuchsia, no matter what mood you want to create, there's a way to do it with pink.

Buying Furniture - When to Save and When to Splurge
You don't have to spend a fortune to have a stylish space. Check out some of these furniture buying tips that will help you decide when to save and when to splurge.

Decorate a Room - Decorate a Room Efficiently by Following These Rules
Sometimes you can know exactly how you want a room to look but you don't really know how to make it happen. If you're going to decorate a room yourself and don't know where to start check out these tips for making over a room as quickly and systematically as possible.

Pet Friendly Home - Tips for a Pet Friendly Home
Your furry friends may be a part of the family but it doesn't have to look that way. Check out these tips for creating an attractive and clean yet pet friendly home.

Create a Room - How to Create a Room That Works
When you're starting from scratch, creating a room that is comfortable, efficient and stylish can seem overwhelming. There are a lot of things to consider and a lot of

Decorating Budget - Stretch Your Decorating Budget
Decorating a home is expensive, there's no doubt about it. And if you've just bought a home you've probably found that you don't have as much money left over to decorate as you would like. So here are a few ways to stretch your decorating budget so you can have a home that looks like a million bucks.

How to Hide a TV
Televisions are ugly. When they're not turned on they're just big expanses of black that become ugly focal points in out rooms. But all is not lost; there are ways to minimize the visual impact they have. Check out the following tips and learn how to hide a TV so you barely notice it's there.

Decorating in Black and White
The use of white and black in decorating can create a stunning and dramatic decor. Find out how to best take advantage of the combination of these two simple colors to maximize your decorating statement.

Decorating Styles- Decorating Style Guides for Home Interiors
Whether you're decorating a single room or a whole house, a cottage or a castle, you'll find our guides to decorating styles helpful. The style guides will help you focus in on your likes and dislikes and learn elements that will help you achieve your dream room or make your home express your very unique taste.

Formal Style- Decorate Your Home in the Formal Style
If you love the look of elegant European hotels or historic buildings, you might want to learn more about decorating in the formal style.

Formal Style- Decorate Your Home in the Formal Style
If you love the look of elegant European hotels or historic buildings, you might want to learn more about decorating in the formal style. Page 2.

Belgian Style Decorating - Decorating a Room in the Belgian Style
Learn the elements and characteristics of Belgian style decorating.

How to Shop for Furniture
If you're in the market for a new sofa or a bookshelf for your living room, you'll find our tips on furniture shopping helpful.

How to Shop for Furniture
If you're in the market for a new sofa or a bookshelf for your living room, you'll find our tips on furniture shopping helpful. Page 2.

Living Room Basics
Whether you live in a cozy apartment or rambling suburban home, a cottage by the sea or a lodge in the mountains, your living room creates a lasting impression for all who enter.

Classic Furniture - 5 Classic Furniture Pieces Worth Investing In
5 classic furniture pieces that will never go out of style

Decorating Lamp Shades - Easy Ideas for Decorating Lamp Shades
Want to add a little pizzazz to your plain lampshades? Here are a few easy ways for decorating lamp shades.

Decorating Room by Room
At these sites you'll find information on arranging furniture, adding lighting, using themes, do-it-yourself projects, choosing and installing wallpaper, room design, and floor plans, as well as storage, decorating ideas, and furniture sources for every room in your home.

Decorating Your Own Home- Do You Have What It Takes?
Find some great articles on decorating, including quizzes, style guides, and resources for online help. With our guidance, anyone can succeed!

Kitchen Storage Solutions - Simple Kitchen Storage Solutions for Your Home
Proper storage and organization are musts for functional kitchens. Check out these kitchen storage solutions to help keep your space organized.

Kitchen Decorating Ideas - How to Update a Kitchen
There are a lot of ways to update a kitchen without doing a total renovation. Check out some of these ideas for kitchen updates.

Remodel a Kitchen – Where to Start When Remodeling a Kitchen
There's a lot to think about when planning a kitchen remodel. Check out these important tips for getting started.

Decorating with Flea Market Finds - Makeover a Chest of Drawers
7 ways to makeover a chest of drawers

Fabric Wall - Create Drama with a Fabric Wall
A fabric wall is a luxurious alternative to a wall covered in paint or wallpaper. Not only does it add a touch of softness and drama, it can help muffle sounds. But covering a wall in fabric isn't the easiest of jobs. Rather than doing this tricky job on your own it's best to hire a professional. Check out these tips and FAQs before starting.

Painting a Brick Fireplace - Instructions for Painting a Brick Fireplace
Painting brick is a controversial subject. For some reason people hate to cover up natural brick with paint, but let's face it, if the brick is ugly, painting it will make it look a whole lot better.

Top 10 Trend-Setting Color Schemes for 2006
Look to fashion and home products for the latest in trendy hues and color combinations for your home décor.

Bathroom Lighting Ideas - Important and Practical Bathroom Lighting Ideas
Besides the kitchen the most important room in the house to have proper lighting is the bathroom. Check out these bathroom lighting ideas for ensuring proper light in this small but important room.

Powder Room Essentials - Everything You Need to Accessorize Your Powder Room
The powder room is usually the smallest room in the house so avoid over-accessorizing. Make sure you have the essentials and try not to add too much else.

Decorating with Green - Advice on Decorating with Green
There are few colors as fresh and rejuvenating as green. Green is the color of rebirth, renewal, and growth. It's soothing, energetic and peaceful. For these reasons and more, decorating with green remains popular with designers, decorators and homeowners.

Decorating with Red - Tips for Decorating with Red
Due to it's dramatic glamour and bold energy, decorating with red takes a certain amount of courage and confidence. But when done correctly, rooms decorated with red can be warm, inviting, and sophisticated.

Color Combinations - Tried and True Color Combinations
Figuring out what colors go together isn't always easy, particularly when it comes to home décor. These are the colors you'll be surrounding yourself with so you want to make sure they suit your tastes and make you feel comfortable in your home. Choosing a color combination is an important decision.

Decorating with Black - Decorating with Black Home Decor
When it comes to interior decorating black has gotten a bad rap. People tend to think decorating with black is dark and depressing. But this isn't the case. The reality is that at least a little bit of black is essential in every room.

Luxury Bathroom - Decorating a Luxury Bathroom
Luxury bathrooms have become one of the hottest trends in home décor in the last few years. Now more than ever bathrooms are becoming spa-like retreats where people go to unwind and relax after a hard day. To make your bathroom a luxurious retreat that will make you feel like royalty, check out some of these tips and ideas.

Remodeling a Bathroom or Powder Room
Remodeling a bathroom is a project that will increase the value of your home and provide hours of comfort and hours of pleasure. This article tells different aspects of the project and how to approach costs, contractors, permits, and challenges.

Remodeling a Bathroom or Powder Room
Remodeling a bathroom is a project that will increase the value of your home and provide comfort and hours of pleasure. This article tells different aspects of the project and how to approach costs, contractors, permits, and challenges. Page 2.

Remodeling a Bathroom or Powder Room
Remodeling a bathroom is a project that will increase the value of your home and provide comfort and hours of pleasure. This article tells different aspects of the project and how to approach costs, contractors, permits, and challenges. Page 3.

Remodeling a Bathroom or Powder Room
Remodeling a bathroom is a project that will increase the value of your home and provide comfort and hours of pleasure. This article tells different aspects of the project and how to approach costs, contractors, permits, and challenges. Page 4.

Remodeling a Bathroom or Powder Room
Remodeling a bathroom is a project that will increase the value of your home and provide comfort and hours of pleasure. This article tells different aspects of the project and how to approach costs, contractors, permits, and challenges. Page 5.

Mantle Decorating for Fall
Add a dramatic touch to your fireplace mantle with these ideas from About.com.

Fall Centerpiece- Fall Centerpiece with Planted Mums
When fresh flowers are hard to find or you want a decoration that will last through the season, consider using live plants for your fall centerpiece. This arrangement of live plants, with regular care, can adorn your coffee table, mantle, or buffet all through the fall.

Decorating Projects for Back to School
When your kids go back to school, do you wonder how you'll spend your free time? You'll get lots of ideas for decorating and home projects from our guide for Back to School.

Fall Centerpieces- Use One Bowl for Lots of Great Fall Centerpieces
Creating a fall centerpiece for your home might seem difficult, to say the least. Having a single container to use can make the process of putting together a fall centerpiece less challenging.

Fall Centerpiece- Create a Fall Centerpiece With a Platter of Nature's Harvest
A trip to the garden, orchard, or grocery store will provide all the ingredients you'll need to make this delicious looking fall centerpiece using fruits and vegetables.

Natural Fabric - Natural Fabric Glossary
Natural fabric glossary of term. Interior Decorating.

Bathroom Organizing Ideas
As one of the busiest rooms in the house, the bathroom can easily become disorganized and messy. Learn how to control clutter with these bathroom organizing ideas.

Bathroom Storage Ideas - Attractive and Smart Bathroom Storage Ideas
The bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in the house. Help make the most of this tiny space by incorporating smart bathroom storage ideas.

Fall Decorations - Fall Decorations from Nature
Fall decorations found in the great outdoors are all you need to dress up your home for autumn.

Place Cards - Easy Fall Place Cards
Add a personal touch to your table with these quick and easy ideas for fall place cards.

Cheap Fall Decorating Ideas
Decorating for the seasons can be expensive, but with these cheap fall decorating ideas you'll be able to give your home seasonal flair without breaking the bank.

Carpet Tiles - All About Carpet Tiles
Carpet tiles are a great alternative to traditional carpets. They're versatile, easy to install and remove, and available in a huge variety of colors, styles and patterns.

Fall Centerpieces- Fall and Thanksgiving Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself
With one great bowl, Nature's harvest from the grocery store, and a bit of time and creativity, you can put together wonderful fall centerpieces that will last from the first days of fall through Thanksgiving.

Get Ready to Make Your Own Fall Decorations
As the cool fall approaches, it's time to take down the summer decorations and make room for pumpkins, raffia wreaths, and colored leaves. We have some good ideas for decorating your home for fall.

Fall Window and Door Decorations
Welcome the season and your guests with easy do-it-yourself decorations for your windows and doors.

Front Porch Ideas - Attractive Front Porch Ideas
The front porch is the first thing people see when they approach your home. Learn how to make it warm and welcoming with these front porch ideas.

Summer Decorating - 12 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas
Get your home ready for the warm weather with these ideas and tips for easy summer decorating.

Fall Decorating - Warm Up Your Home with Simple Ideas for Fall Decorating
Simple ideas for fall decorating

Planning a Party Outside - Tips for Planning a Party in the Great Outdoors
Tips and ideas for planning a party in the great outdoors.

Fall Decorating Ideas - Sophisticated Fall Decorating Ideas
Check out these fall decorating ideas that will add sophistication to your displays and centerpieces.

Outdoor Room - Decorating an Outdoor Room
The first rule of decorating an outdoor room is to treat it the same way you would an indoor room. Use styles of furniture, fabrics and accessories as you would inside, just tailor them so they suit the outdoors. Here are a few tips.

Track Lighting- Track Lighting Basics
Track lighting is easy to install, even when remodeling or redecorating a room. In most cases, power is usually already available in the wiring of an existing ceiling fixture. Here are some basic tips in what to look for when considering installing track lighting.

Buying Patterns - Tips for Buying Patterns for Your Home
Once you've figured out what kinds of patterns you like and what you think will suit your home it's time to go shopping. Here are some tips for buying patterns you'll be happy with.

How to Mix Patterns - How to Mix Patterns in Home Decor
Many people get intimidated and confused when it comes to mixing patterns and using more than one in the same room. But there's ne need to be. Coordinating and mixing patterns is actually quite easy.

Decorating Bookshelves - Decorating Bookshelves to Create a Focal Point
Don't just fill your bookshelves with a bunch of books. Use them as an opportunity to make a great looking focal point for you room. Accessorize them, arrange them, personalize them, and have fun with them. Decorating bookshelves in a thoughtful way will ensure they won't just be functional, they'll look great too!

Decorating with White - Tips and Tricks for Decorating with White
Learn the dos and don'ts of decorating with white.

Adding Color to Your Home - Decorating with Yellow
Despite its popularity, yellow can be a bit tricky to work with. Read on to learn some tips and tricks for decorating with yellow.

Create a Beautiful Front Door with These Front Door Decorating Ideas
Create a warm welcome with a beautiful and stylish front door.

Flea Market Decorating - Attractive and Fun Flea Market Decorating
Add charm and unique personality to your home with flea market decorating.

Decorating Tips - Decorating Tips for Mixing High and Low Items
Decorating tips that will help you learn how to mix expensive items with cheap ones for a well-balanced room.

Home Decor Trends - How to Mix Home Decor Trends with Classics
How to Mix Home Decor Trends with Classic Items

Decorating with Orange - Tips and Suggestions for Decorating with Orange
There's no better way to add a vibrant burst of energy to your interior space than with orange, but decorating with orange isn't always easy. Check out these tips and suggestions for decorating with this bold and sunny color.

Decorating with Books - Five Ideas for Decorating with Books
If you're the kind of person who loves to collect books you may find at some point they fill up your bookshelves and start to spill over into other areas. For some of us it seems as though books begin to take over our entire homes. But don't worry, there are many ways of decorating with books that make them fit right in and look great in your space, no matter how many you have.

Comments and Questions
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BEHR Paints Debuts Boudoir Goth Collection
Boudoir goth from BEHR Paints

DIY Magnetic Board
Love this project for creating a DIY magnetic board (and magnets) from House and Home style editor Morgan Michener. These are great for kitchens, mudrooms,

What Every Home Needs…
There's one important thing that I think every home needs, and it's one that most decorators tend to ignore. A place to be messy. Whether it's the corner of

Budget Desk Accessories
Yesterday we posted an article about essential home office supplies, and as though they read our minds, the lovely people over at Design Sponge posted a great

Pet Accessories from Crate and Barrel
Clearly wanting to get in on a good thing, Crate and Barrel has hopped on the pet accessories bandwagon. Simple and stylish, the line of treat jars, beds, mats

Fabric Covered Bulletin Board
One of my favorite DIY projects is to take generic corkboards and dress them up with fabric and ribbon. They're practical and they look great in kitchens, home

Design Your Own Rug Online
I love online design tools and this is one I've never seen before. High Country Rugs (based in Colorado) offers a tool where users can quickly and easily

Jean Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois
I love it when high fashion and interior design collide because the results are always newsworthy. This fall outlandish and iconic fashion designer Jean Paul

Masking Tape Designs
You don't need to have great artistic ability to revamp a piece of furniture. Check out this great post on Design Sponge about using masking tape and paint to

Send Me Your Decorating Questions!
Greetings lovely readers. Usually I post articles and information based on what's going on in the world of interior decorating and what I see as I'm out and

Entryway Decorating
When people decorate their homes they often think of the big ticket rooms first: the kitchen, living room, the bedrooms - all those rooms we spend the majority

Reader Questions Answered – Part 1
Not too long ago I asked readers to send me their decorating questions. I got a great response and I'll be making my way through them over the coming weeks and

The Bold and the Beautiful
Walking through Barrymore furniture the other day I saw a room set I really liked. What struck me was that it was full of dark colors and bold patterns, yet the

Pumpkin Carving Ideas from Martha Stewart
With only a week and change to go before Halloween I imagine many of you are starting to think about how you're going to carve your pumpkin. But if you're

Skull Wallpaper from Graham & Brown
I'll be the first to say that this wallpaper isn't for everyone, but seriously, how much fun would it be to put some of this up for Halloween? I love that the

Styling Secrets Exposed
Have you ever wondered what goes into styling a home for a magazine shoot? I can assure you, there's a lot more to it than just adding some flower arrangements

Stylish Star Fixtures
I've always really liked antique star fixtures but any time I've seen one it's been a bit out of my price range. So imagine my excitement when I was cruising

Beautiful Home Libraries
I'm a book junkie. Whether it's a dog-eared paperback, a handy instructional guide, or a beautiful coffee table book, if it's full of words and/or pretty

Great Books About Home Lighting
Lighting has the power to transform a room and alter its mood instantly. It can make a room bright and cheerful or it can make it moody and dramatic. It can

Horse Play
horse lamp

Entryway Flooring Ideas
I have a tiny, open-concept entryway that needs some definition. The best way to do it? Using either carpet tiles or an area rug to define the space. (I'd love

Dreaming of a White Christmas
I'm a big fan of decorating with color, but I also appreciate the beauty, simplicity, and elegance of white - particularly around the holidays. Today I came

A Great Gift for Art Lovers (and those who want to be!)
A great gift for art lovers

My Latest Attempt at Flower Arranging
flower arranging

Cheap Christmas Decorating Ideas
I was out today drooling over some of the fabulous Christmas decorations that have been filling all of my favorite decorating haunts. Unfortunately, my wallet

Holiday Wreaths
holiday wreaths

Cheap Centerpiece Ideas
Cheap Centerpiece Ideas

Outdoor Christmas Decor
Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Decorating Christmas Mantels
Decorating Christmas Mantels

Decorating with Red and Green
decorating with red and green

Holiday E-Cards from David Stark and Cocodot
Who says e-cards aren't as thoughtful as the traditional kind? I love love love this collection of holiday e-cards from David Stark and Cocodot and I would be

Monkey Sconce, Anyone?
Here's our quirky décor accessory of the day. While out scouting yesterday I saw this intellectual monkey sconce and couldn't resist snapping a picture. I've

White House Christmas 2010
No one knows how to decorate for the holidays like the staff (and a bevy of volunteers) at the White House, and fortunately for the rest of us, they aren't

Decorating for Christmas with Metallics
I love love love decorating for Christmas with metallics. Gold, silver, copper - you name it. So I was thrilled to come across this post filled with fabulous

Decorating for Christmas Without Red
The other day I posted something about decorating with green and red. Today I'm doing the opposite. If you don't like decorating with red for the holidays -

Pantone Color of the Year for 2011
The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived. The color experts at Pantone have announced their color of the year for 2011 and it's - drum-roll please -

A Few More Christmas Decorating Ideas...
I know I've talked a lot about outdoor holiday decorating and entryway decorating for the holidays, but I came across one more post that is really worth

Traditional Christmas Mantels
I love a fully decorated holiday mantel, and apparently so do the people at mydesignchic.com. They've posted some terrific photos of traditionally decorated

Object of Affection: Industrial Console
I was in a furniture/design store the other day (I forget the name) and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this console table. It's got everything I love:

The Attic: A Room Full of Possibilities
Attics are often considered one of the most difficult spaces to decorate, thanks to their low roofs, slanted ceilings and often awkward floor plans. But with a

Decorating Tip: Use a Round Rug in a Small Space
Round rugs

Living Large in a Small Space
small apartment

Literary Style: Decorating with Books
decorating with books

Breaking the Rules: Big Patterns in Small Spaces
big pattern in small spaces

Extreme Homes: Cave Edition
Cave House

How to Choose Patterns
How to Choose Patterns

Home Decor Quiz
Home Decor Quiz

CIL Paint Forecast: Sunny with a Chance of Yellow
CIL Paint

Object of Affection: IKEA's TOBIAS Chair
Ikea's tobias chair

Color Refresher
Color Refresher

Books to Cherish: A Life of Style
A Life of Style by Rebecca Moses isn't a traditional home décor book. It celebrates different facets of style and how they relate to each other, and pulls

Online Color Palette Maker: Take the Confusion Out of Color
Color Palette Maker

Finding the Perfect Color: There's an App for That!
BEHR iPhone App

Books to Cherish: Domino – The Book of Decorating
Domino - The Book of Decorating

Wallpaper Trends for 2011
Wallpaper Trends for 2011

It's Easy Being Green: Decorating with Nature's Perfect Color
Decorating with Green

Animal House: Decorating with Pet Portraits
Pet Portraits

Object of Affection: Red and White Zig Zag Rug
West Elm Rug

Online Decorating Advice From Your Photos
Online Decorating Advice

Books to Cherish: Recycled Home
Recycled Home

Dulux Paints Offers Color Inspiration
Dulux Paints COlor Inspiration

My Favorite Decorating Websites
Decorating websites

Object of Affection: Gold Side Table
Gold Side Table

Decorating Trend: Second Life Rugs
Second life rugs

House Tour – Coastal Living
house tour - coastal living

Is It Too Early to Decorate for Spring?
decorate for spring

Choosing the Right Color Combination
color combinations

Man's Best Friend?
Dog Statue

Decorate a Room Online
Decorate a room online

The Do's and Don'ts of Throw Pillows
Throw Pillows

Pretty in Pink
Pink light fixture

Books to Cherish: Undecorate
I write a lot about the rules of decorating but the truth is that I'm not very good at following them. I have a much more haphazard way of decorating. I throw

Design Trend – Birds Birds Everywhere!
Is it just me or are birds taking over the design industry? Everywhere I go our feathered friends seem to follow me. I see them on pillows, on rugs; as vases,