Home Decor

For some this is the fun part, for others deciding what color to paint, or where to put the couch is as stressful as going to the dentist. Either way HowStuffWorks has got you covered with tips, tricks and cold compresses.


Sometimes the most enjoyable part of the holidays is decorating your home. To make decorating even more special, why not make some of your own decorations? Learn how to make Christmas garland and swags here.

A successful party lives on in everyone's memory long after the last guest leaves. But the fuss and frustration of planning can be a big party pooper. Learn how to plan a Christmas party.

When it comes to organizing a child's closet, keep it simple. Stress routine and develop a basic system for their toys and clothes. Learn how to design a child's closet.

Most of us are guilty of it: a linen closet that looks like a bomb went off. The sheets and towels are stacked haphazardly, and the toiletries fall on the floor whenever the door opens. No more! It's time to reclaim the linen closet.

Knowing what to do with your winter coats in the middle of July poses a certain challenge. The best solution is a seasonal coat closet. Learn how to design a seasonal closet.

Come on, admit it. You've fought with your spouse over coveted closet space. It doesn't have to be that way, though. With the right design, you can even have leftover space. Learn more.

When it comes to closet space, the needs of a man are different from the needs of a woman. Easy access is the name of the game for men. Learn about designing a man's closet.

The messy closet is a hallmark of being a teenager. So how do you organize all those piles of shirts, shoes and who knows what else? Learn how to design a teen's closet.

To keep items hanging sturdily on walls, right where they belong, you need to choose the proper fastener and install it in the proper way. Learn how to hang various objects on walls.

With all those extra lights and decorations around the house, there's also an increase risk of fire or other accident. How can you keep your home safe around the holidays?

How do I figure out which bulb is burned out on four-wire icicle-type outdoor Christmas lighting? Twenty-five percent of one string is not working. Is there a simple way to determine which bulb needs to be replaced?