Decorating Styles and Techniques

Decorating styles and techniques for home design abound, giving you lots of options for your home. Learn how to make the decision that is right for your design and technique preferences.

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5 Modern Shabby Chic Styles for Your Home

Shabby chic is a design style that celebrates the unique beauty in imperfection. It's about blending a light color palate with distressed surfaces or objects that hint at a more genteel past. See more »

Is gray the new neutral?

Neutral colors used to be all about white and beige. Now, due to ever-changing trends in home decor, gray is considered a neutral color. Pair it with bright accents to really make a statement, and you could have a room straight out of a magazine. See more »

5 Cool Thrift Store Finds -- What to Look For and What's a Good Deal

Thrift stores can be a treasure trove of household goods -- if you know what to look for. These five items on our list can be purchased fairly inexpensively and turned into something your family can enjoy for generations. See more »

Bye Bye Beige! Top 5 Colors to Add to Your Decor

Sure, beige is a lovely color. But to achieve emotion and style through color itself, you typically need go with something a bit more, well, colorful. What are five of the most popular, interesting and of-the-moment colors to introduce in your abode? See more »

Beyond Trailer Parks: Prefab Homes

Prefab homes have come a long way from rundown trailer parks. What cutting-edge features are making these homes more visually appealing, as well as environmentally friendly? See more »

Fictional Man Caves We Could Live With

If your guy has a man cave, chances are it's got a dedicated space to watch or play sports or video games and another dedicated space to keep the suds on ice. But we bet he wouldn't mind upgrading his cave, say to the Batcave. See more »

10 Unappetizing Dining Room Decor Ideas

You've double checked the guest list, sent out the invites and made the shopping list. But no one wants to come to dinner, and you don't know why. Could your dining room be a major turn-off to potential company? See more »

5 Other Things to do in Your Dining Room

Is your dining room used two days a year, only to sit empty and sad the other 354 days because you have an eat-in kitchen? Well, it's time to get over yourself and put that room to good use. See more »

Sharing a Space: The Battle of the Sexes

You've probably had grand visions of how to decorate your first home ever since your first landlord nixed your funky paint idea. Unfortunately, your man may have some ideas of his own, too. See more »

10 Cheap Home Decorating Ideas

It's natural to feel the need to spruce up your home every once in a while. If your living spaces look drab and your checkbook looks bleak, don't worry -- we've got some inexpensive tips for you. See more »