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Creating a house full of beautiful rooms is easier than you think: You just need the right inspiration. Use these decor tips & interior decorating ideas to create a space you love to come home to. > MORE
Here, you'll find ideas for displaying the things you love, whether on an open shelf or on your everyday coffee table. You'll learn how design pros mix old and new furnishings to create a perfectly pulled-together space.

Plus, you'll glean tips on making design tweaks to your kitchen, bath, living room, laundry room, and more. Get started redecorating!

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Accents & Arrangements

6 Times When Asymmetrical Design Is Best Keep the Conversation Flowing in the Kitchen Beauty Revealed: Exposed Brick, Wood & More Center Stage Living Room Wall Units Private, Intimate Master Suite Ideas Arranged for Fun: Game Room, Media Room, and Home Bar Seating The Magic of Window Seats: 6 Inspired Ideas Get Cozy: 7 Nooks for Reading & Relaxing Reclaimed Splendor: Decorating with Architectural Salvage Seriously Stylish Storage: Decorating with Baskets 7 Ways with a Finished Basement How to Arrange Open Shelving Displays Lovely (Livable!) Loft Home Configurations How to Choose and Display Decorative Accessories How to Arrange Furniture How to Create a Fireplace Mantelscape Help! My Room Has No Focal Point! One Room, Multiple Wood Finishes Maximize Your Master Bedroom Layout Accentuate with Iron Shhh! How to Quiet Loud Rooms Common Interior Design Problems—and Solutions! Make Your Small Kitchen Feel Bigger Outside the Bottle: 10 Wine Storage Solutions How to Make a Small Bathroom Feel Bigger Where to Place the TV in the Living Room Go Glam with Mirrored Furniture Add a Dash of Panache: Defining Spaces with Area Rugs Ideas for Decorating with Mirrors Collecting Ideas and Displays Decorating with Books Coffee Table Decor Ideas for Decorating a Fireplace Mantel Small Color Accents for Big Design Impact

Decor Styles & Themes

Throwback Fun: 8 Retro-Inspired Rooms Embrace Simplicity How to Get the Seaside Look Transitional Dining Rooms: Design Elements & Ideas Traditional Dining Rooms: Design Elements & Ideas Contemporary Dining Rooms: Design Elements & Ideas 7 Ways to Get Cozy at Home Country Bathrooms: Design Elements & Ideas Space to Breathe: Create an Airy Room Around the House: His and Her Spaces Contemporary Living Rooms: Design Elements & Ideas Creative Corridors: Hallway Decorating Ideas Country Bedrooms: Design Elements & Ideas Make a Statement with Stone Country Living Rooms: Design Elements & Ideas Traditional Bedrooms: Design Elements & Ideas Transitional Living Rooms: Design Elements & Ideas Contemporary Bedrooms: Design Elements & Ideas Traditional Living Rooms: Design Elements & Ideas 8 Country Home Design Smarts Country Kitchens: Design Elements & Ideas Transitional Kitchens: Design Elements & Ideas Bring the Outdoors In: 10 Ways to Invite Nature Indoors Contemporary Kitchens: Design Elements & Ideas Traditional Kitchens: Design Elements & Ideas What's Driving Our Interior Design Decisions? Elements of a Country Home How to Lighten Up Dark Rooms Beach Bound: Sea-Inspired Spaces King Meets Queen: Blending Masculine and Feminine Decor Maximum Fun: Creating a Multipurpose Family Room Wintry Mix: 9 Rooms Inspired by Snowy Aspen Mixing Old with New Lush Interiors, Inspired by Nature Making the Most of Small Spaces The Joy of Small Spaces Looking Up: 7 Clever Attic Makeovers

Design Motifs

Playful Patterns Zigzag Love! Decorating with Chevron Prints Style in Bloom: Decorating with Botanical Prints Method to the Madness: Mixing Prints & Patterns Best Buds: Incorporating Not-Too-Feminine Florals Shapely Bedroom Style: 9 Ways to Decorate with Geometrics Into the Wild: How to Incorporate Animal Prints Stunning Stripes

Design Pet Peeves

5 Guest Bedroom Design Pet Peeves 7 Master Bedroom Design Pet Peeves 7 Living Room Design Pet Peeves 8 Kitchen Design Pet Peeves Top 5 Bathroom Design Pet Peeves

Designers' Decorating Tips

Embrace Your Love of Books Kitchen Design Do's and Don'ts How to Design a Guest Room Living Room Design Do's and Don'ts 7 Ways to Organize Your Dining Room How to Choose Living Room Lighting Bedroom Design Do's and Don'ts How to Decorate Your Living Room Shelves
Bathroom Design Do's and Don'ts Should You Paint or Wallpaper? How to Start a Decorating Project Spice Up a Room with Area Rugs Deck the Walls: Ideas for Your Bedroom Think Colorfully: Statement Sofas Outdoor Living Design Do's and Don'ts Peek Inside: Built-Ins with Color & Pattern Home Office Do's and Don'ts Establish (And Keep!) Order in Your Bedroom How to Select Window Treatments Easy Ways to Get AND Keep Your Entry Organized Hallway Design Do's and Don'ts Drapes & Curtains: Find the Best Fit for Your Room When to Paint Your Rooms White How to Choose Media Room Furniture Game Room Design Do's and Don'ts Beautiful & Inviting: Easy Updates for Your Powder Room 8 Ways to Get Your Home Holiday-Ready Home Library Design Do's and Don'ts Keep It Casual: Make Your Dining Space Less Formal What to Do with That Extra Room Key Components of an Easygoing Living Room Home Libraries: Need-to-Know Basics Cottage Charm: Style Elements to Steal The Great Outdoors: 8 Standout Features 9 Ways to Add Drama to Your Room Bold, Not Just Old: How to Decorate with Antiques Our Top Pins of 2014! Heat Up: Design Tricks to Warm a Chilly Room 8 Ways to Light Up Your Dining Room Top 6 Reasons to Hire a Certified Kitchen Designer Black & White + Amazing Accents How to Choose a Dining Table Decorating with Pottery Aging in Place: Universal Design Ideas for Your Space Chill Out: Design Tricks to Cool a Steamy Room 7 Bathroom Design Myths, Busted! 5 Living Room Design Myths, Busted! 10 Interior Design Myths, Busted! 8 Great Lake House Design Ideas 8 Beach House Design Pointers Silver and Gold: 10 Top Tips for Shiny Design 7 Steps to a Warm, Wonderful Home Library Sue Adams: Design Ideas & Home Inspiration Kathleen Hay: Design Ideas & Home Inspiration Home for the Holidays: 10 Cozy Living Rooms Charlotte Moss: Decorating Ideas & Home Design Inspiration Cindy Aplanalp: Design Ideas & Home Inspiration Designers Tell All Featured Designer: Jamie Beckwith

Room Decor Updates

Create a Bright & Cheery Room Kitchen Splurges to Consider 9 Ways to Dress Up Your Deck 7 Tips for Spring Decorating 5 Easy Entryway Updates 6 Easy Patio and Porch Updates 5 Easy Home Office Updates 5 Easy Laundry Room Updates 5 Easy Dining Room Updates 5 Easy Living Room Updates 6 Easy Kitchen Updates 5 Easy Bathroom Updates 5 Easy Bedroom Updates 3 Ideas to Freshen Your Kitchen Cabinets Help for Dated Kitchen Cabinet Hardware How to Modernize Your Light Fixtures

Wall and Ceiling Decor

8 Ways to Banish Boring Ceilings Add Character with Wallpaper Use Tile to Make Your Shower Stand Out The New Look of Paneled Walls 6 Marvelous Wall Murals Beadboard: What's It All About? 17 Techniques for Modern Stenciled Walls Composition Class: Create Amazing Gallery Walls Fresh Takes on Wall Borders Built-Ins for Every Room Put Your Hallway to Use: 6 Great Storage Ideas Charm School: Adding Character to a Builder Home Best Dressed: Treatments for Non-Standard Windows Ways with Wainscoting and Paneling How to Properly Light Artwork Accent Walls That Make the Room Beamed Ceilings to Shiver Your Timbers 4 Tricks for Decorating Around Walls of Windows No Windows? Brighten Up! Spotlight on Accent Walls Tall Order: 4 Decor Tricks for Rooms with Vaulted Ceilings Low Ceilings? No Problem! How to Choose a New Wall Unit How to Display Your Art with Style Practical, Versatile Wall Units

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