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Decorating Ideas

Smart, simple ways to amp up your room decor

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 your kitchen, bath, living room, entryway, and more. Get started redecorating!
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Accents & Arrangements

The Magic of Window Seats: 6 Inspired Examples 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 Space 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

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 Multi-Purpose 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

Zig-Zag 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

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 Sue Adams: Design Ideas & Home Inspiration Kathleen Hay: Design Ideas & Home Inspiration Charlotte Moss: Decorating Ideas & Home Design Inspiration Cindy Aplanalp: Design Ideas & Home Inspiration Designers Tell All Featured Designer: Jamie Beckwith

Room Decor Updates

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

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: 4 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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