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.


The latest (and most fun) looks for your child’s playroom!

Get your home summer ready with easy, breezy summer décor updates

A quick look around the house will offer many items that can be turned into delightful gifts.

Easy and delicious treats using the season's favorite flavors.

A few small updates can have a big impact on your home’s appearance.

A quick look around the house is likely to turn up many decorating treasures that you might not have expected.

The fall harvest brings a bounty of home décor ideas.

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.

Why is it that when we set out to update a room sometimes it just doesn't quite hit the mark? Yes, we can be proud of the new window treatments and the couch has some smart new pillows, but it still has a time-worn feel

Our closets are most often overlooked as an area where we can incorporate styling and decor. Check out this post by Doug Wilson to learn about organizing and decorating your closets.

July 4th is over and we have celebrated yet another year Independence! We have decorated to the hilt with Red White and Blue so we probably need to change up our summer entertaining decor.

Summer has hit, so let's live it up stylishly in our backyards!

Your baby's nursery may be showing signs of neutral colors and safe decorating choices. As the spring season descends, punch up the décor with some seasonal offerings.

Your child may be outgrowing the nursery feel of his or her bedroom, so while you're thinking of ways to grow it up, consider ways to spring it up, too.

As you go through your home and replace winter accessories for lighter choices in honor of the coming spring, don't forget your tween's room. It needs some fun, bright changes, too.

Decorating for Halloween doesn't have to scare much time or money out of you. A few eye-catching pieces around your front door area are all you need to tantalize and terrorize trick-or-treaters.

If you know how to preserve your flowers, they can last well into the winter months. Learn about how to preserve flowers in this article.

When you know how to press flowers you can save the beauty of summer in a picture frame. Learn about how to press flowers in this article.

It's easy to learn how to make potpourri and add fragrance to any room or closet. Learn how to make potpourri in this article.

Would you like to know how to choose a new set of speakers for your bedroom? This article will help you learn how to choose speakers for a bedroom.

The Christmas cactus makes a wonderful houseplant for even the least experienced gardener. Learn about how to make a Christmas cactus bloom in this article.

Your boss is coming to dinner next week and you want to impress him with fancy folded table napkins. Here are two ways to fold napkins.

Your child has been busy making ceramic crafts at day camp and now you'd like to teach her how to decorate them. Read here for some ideas about how to decorate ceramics.

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.

Did you ever wonder how to tarnish copper to give a copper urn an antique look? This article shows you how to tarnish copper.