Design Tips & Ideas

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6 Design Mistakes That Make Your Home Less Comfortable

Fix these common errors to feel better in your home.

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How to Create Texture on Your Walls

Give them a moody, tactile quality.

A floating wall shelf.
4 Different Materials for Floating Wall Shelves

Floating wall shelves are an easy, elegant organization tool.

A lampshade with a swag of beaded fringe.
Stylish, Inexpensive Decorating Ideas

7 elements you can decorate for less.

A person painting window trim with white paint.
Paint Your Trim and Freshen Your Interior Design

A new coat of paint always makes a room look fresh.

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Home Makeover on a Budget: Decorating Ideas That Won't Cost a Fortune

4 money-saving ways to bring the zing back into your home.

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2 off the Shelf Home Designs

Home designs can purchased off the shelf.

Gingerbread house
How to Make Gingerbread House Designs

Decorate a table for any festive occasion.

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Making Home Decor Candles

Tint them to match your design.

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How to Create Rustic Home Decor

Creating a rustic-looking home is inexpensive and easy compared to other decor styles.

split level house with two stories on left and one on right
Typical Split-Level House Layouts

Designs differ, but they share some typical elements.

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How to Use a Foot Locker as Room Decor

A classic chest can store your stuff in style.

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Designing a Bachelor Pad

Don't be that guy who never has anyone over because he's embarrassed about his place.

Tile being attached to a wall.
Choosing the Right Wall Tile for Your Project and Space

Starting a wall tiling project? Consider points like size, color, grout, and more.

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His House Too! Decorating with Men in Mind

The battle between the masculine and feminine in home décor has been an ongoing conflict.

Moroccan Living Room
Exotic Transformations: Ideas for Decorating Makeovers

An influx of exotic items into western markets make incorporating elements easier than ever.

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6 Ways to Make Your TV Work with Your Space

These ideas will make your small space work.

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5 Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Home's Atmosphere this Spring

Try one of these 5 simple tips to spruce up your home just in time for spring.

Bathroom with wood tiling
How to Choose Materials for Your Bathroom Remodel

It's important to consider the higher humidity levels.

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Answers to Your Other Decorating Questions

Q. The vinyl tape that is use on the edge of my desktop is peeling and chipping.

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Biophilic Design Upgrades

Learn how to bring nature into your space.

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How to Paint Wooden Floating Wall Shelves

Floating wall shelves are an attractive addition to anyone's home.

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Too Much Room? Make It Look Full Without Spending Too Much

Fill up a large room without emptying your wallet.

A bedroom with a bookcase.
Decorating for Boomerang Kids

Boomerang kids are those young adults who come back home after being away for a while.

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How to Find Original House Plans

When you buy a used house or a vacant lot, you may want to locate the original plans.

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Home Design Trends That Put Wood Front and Center

Natural materials feel comforting and calm.

A guest house.
7 Tips for Guest House Plans

It's a great way to house the inlaws.

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Design Tips for Using Decorative Bowls in the Living Room

Decorative bowls can be a great accessory in the living room. They can be used for several purposes.

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How to Design a House for Physically Disabled People

Designing a house for a physically disabled person doesn't mean that it has to look like a hospital.

A woman shops at IKEA.
DIY IKEA Hacks

IKEA furniture is very affordable, making it a staple in many homes.

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9 Apps for Decoration and Design

Reimagine your space, or just play with these fun tools!

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6 Fun Painting Ideas for Kids

Kids love craft projects they can play with—or eat!

a chic, modern living space with contemporary furniture
8 Contemporary Furniture Ideas For Your Home

Bold, natural elements and clean minimalism are en vogue.

A brightly colored living room with a gallery wall that was done as a snow day project.
DIY Projects to Complete on a Snow Day

Put a snowy day off to good use by completing these simple DIY projects.

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Design Upgrades That Support Wellness

Make these changes to soothe the soul and minimize stresses.

How to Make a Cigar Hygrometer

A cigar hygrometer is an important device used to measure the relative humidity in a cigar humidor.

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5 Colors that Complement Decorative Brass Trim

Choosing one or more colors to complement decorative brass involves no long, drawn-out processes, but

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How to Convert a Shed into a Man Cave

Convert your shed to a man cave in eight steps for a place to relax or hang out with friends.

A metal compass sitting atop a set of floor plans.
How to Calculate the Square Footage of Floor Plans

When it comes to calculating the square footage of your home floor plans you can crunch the numbers yourself by following the simple steps in this handy guide.

A door hinge.
Flush Hinges vs Butt Hinges

The hinges you choose for your project may mean the difference between success and failure.

Painting on foam board.
Tips for Painting on a Foam Board

One of the most versatile modeling products, foam board is extremely durable given it's lightweight and very easy to cut and build 3-D structures with. It is also paintable. Architects use the material to construct miniature models of their designs, while craft enthusiasts put it to many good uses as