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How to Make a Headboard

Making your own headboard can be a satisfying way of bringing your own personality to a bedroom. The following tips can show you how to make a headboard that’s quick, easy, and inexpensive. Remember, you [more…]

Contemporary Furniture Styles

The Modern or Contemporary design age in furniture begins roughly with the start of the 20th century. Following are the most popular Contemporary furniture styles created after 1800 — sleek designs that [more…]

How to Hide a Television

Why hide your television? People generally want to know how to hide a television because they don't want the television to be the focus of the room unless it's being watched. Granted, some TVs are easier [more…]

Decorating: How to Get the Lodge Look

Getting the Lodge Look brings the feeling of the Old West to your home. If you know how to get the Lodge Look properly, you can bring the Western style to your home without turning your living room into [more…]

Decorating: How to Get the Shabby Chic Look

If you know how to get the Shabby Chic look, you can create a warm, elegant, and inviting space. The Shabby Chic look combines gently aged fabrics and colors in a warm, comfortable palette. [more…]

How to Cut Energy Costs with Window Coverings

Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters your house or patio is an easy way to cut your cooling and heating bills, regulate your home's temperature, and enhance the appearance of your house. Window [more…]

Finding Yardage Needs by Fabric Width

To determine your yardage needs for a window treatment or slipcover, measure your furniture or window first. Use this table to easily convert your yardage needs from one width to another. Most decorator [more…]

Sewing Kit Essentials for Window Treatments and Slipcovers

Having a well-stocked sewing kit makes your slipcover or window treatment project go smoothly. Regardless of the degree of difficulty for your project, stock your sewing kit with the following tools so [more…]

Fabric Store Shopping Tips

Shopping for fabric can be a bewildering experience if you're not prepared. Whether you're sewing window treatments, slipcovers, or bedding, a fabric store can help you devise your decorating plan. Be [more…]

Window Treatments and Slipcovers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before sewing up some new slipcovers or window treatments, make sure your sewing kit is well-stocked with the necessary items, and follow some shopping tips to get the best fabric for your project. Use [more…]

How to Fix Cracks in Wood

Even though you may have tried to use wood without any cracks, splits, holes, or gouges, sometimes you end up with imperfections you didn’t notice or couldn’t avoid. You can fill cracks, scratches, or [more…]

Making Mirror Magic in Your Home Decor

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Ten Hot Trends in Kitchen Design

Remodeling your kitchen is a big task, so you want to make sure you get it right. Whether you're a gourmet chef or a harried single parent, there’s a design idea here for you. Before you start tearing [more…]

Ten Easy Kitchen Upgrades

If you don’t have the money for a complete kitchen remodel, don’t despair. There are still some things you can do to upgrade the look of your kitchen. No matter how small your budget is, there’s bound [more…]

Homing in on Hardware for Window Treatments

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Decorating Windows with the Curtains and Drapes

Curtains and draperies work hard at blocking light, sound, and temperature. In addition to these functions, they’re also extraordinarily decorative, adding enormous personality to a room through color, [more…]

Interior Design Basics

Whether you're redecorating one room or hiring a professional designer to revamp your entire living space, it helps you to understand the basics of interior design and what they encompass. A design is [more…]

Basic Color Schemes for Home Decorating

One of the cornerstones of any home decorating project is choosing a color scheme. Color schemes exist for every taste. Use your color wheel to find the perfect color scheme. Some of the most popular and [more…]

How to Draw a Floor Plan

Don’t start decorating without an analysis of your space and an accurate floor plan. A floor plan is the easiest way to get a handle on how much space you have, and what that space’s strong and weak points [more…]

How to Create an Interior Design Style Board

As you begin your interior design project, it can help you to create a style board to craft your color scheme and collect samples of fabrics, colors, and inspiring photographs. Arrange these on a large [more…]

Tips for Creating a Stylish Color Scheme

Selecting a color scheme for your interior design project can seem like a difficult test of your decorating ability. An easy way out is to choose a decorating style that comes with a particular color, [more…]

Using Historic Patterns in Your Interior Design

Historic patterns reappear from year to year in fresh, new combinations of colors. Color and scale affect a pattern, making it more or less formal. Some historic patterns, originally seen in monochromatic [more…]

Using Contemporary Patterns in Your Interior Design

Any pattern that captures your fancy can serve as the basis for a foolproof decorating scheme. A wonderful wallpaper, beautiful bedding, upholstery, an area rug, a plate, or even giftwrap can provide interior [more…]

How to Use Background Patterns in Interior Design

Patterns on walls, floors, and ceilings can create a highly distinctive background for a room. Use them to compensate for inadequate architecture (a vertical stripe raises the too-low ceiling, for example [more…]

How to Evaluate a Room’s Design and Decor

Anyone can walk into a room and say, “I don’t like this room.” To fix a problem-laden room, you need to step back and figure out what went wrong. A little distance can help you find the solution to make [more…]


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