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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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?

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.

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.

5 Home Upgrades You Don't Need

Owning your own home can bring about a sense of freedom you could hardly imagine. But don't let your imagination run wild. Just because it would be cool to have that extended bar in your living room doesn't mean it's a good idea.

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.

10 Small Space Storage Solutions You Never Knew

It's easy for a small living space to feel claustrophobic and cluttered. All you need is a poorly laid out room and too-big furniture. But there are easy, if unconventional, tricks to opening up a small space.

10 Ways to Use Your Vertical Space

When people run out of room in a small space, most just give up or start tossing out their beloved treasures. But before you get rid of your favorite piece, think about how you can go up instead of out.

Prefab Homes Pictures

Unlike traditional home construction, "prefab" (short for prefabricated) homes are built in factories as individual modules, then delivered in several parts and assembled on-site. The term infers a modern aesthetic and higher quality of design.

Get the Most Out of Your Small Kitchen

Do you have big dreams of a huge kitchen, complete with professional-grade appliances, an island as big as a lake and countertops that seem to go on for miles? You don't need all that space; it's just more to clean. Make the most of what you do have.

5 Pieces Every Small Home Needs

While your style may be rich and varied from your neighbor's, there are a few key pieces you should both have in your small homes. From where you lay your head at night to where you eat breakfast every day, we've got you covered.

How to Work a Long Skinny Room

Does your home have a room that looks more like a hallway than a family room? Well, if you think outside the box (or rectangle, in this case), then you could end up with a functional space that's both stylish and comfortable.

Work Around Odd Windows, Nonfunctional Fireplaces and More

Not all rooms are created equal, and sometimes you have to really explore your creative side to make your odd detail work. But that curved wall or bank of bay windows can also set your house apart from everyone else's.

Top 10 Hammerless Renovations

The word "renovation" may conjure up demolition, a sketchy handyman or maybe even a trip to the emergency room. Although some renovations can be tricky, there are plenty that don't even need tools to add value to your home.

Making a Starter Home Look Expensive

Starter homes are just that, a place to start your life as an owner instead of a renter. And while most starter homes aren't incredibly expensive, you still want them to feel that way. We can add some dollar signs to your starter home bottom line.

How to Use Every Inch of Your Small Space

Over the years, the ideal has gone from "bigger is better" to "less is more." But getting rid of your hard-earned personal belongings may be for some. You can do it, and we can help!

5 Inventive Ways to Get the Most Out of Small Spaces

Don't you just hate living in a cramped space? If you're tired of tripping over your own stuff and not being able to host a party, here are some tips designed to help you make the most of your small space.

How to Make a Featureless Room Sing

Are you scared to take your white, boring box into the future because you think you have no decorating talent? Don't be. There are so many easy fixes that even your inner interior decorator will come shining through.

Secrets to Arranging Furniture in a Small Space

So, you may not have a McMansion with three living rooms and 12 bathrooms, but you can still make the most of your small space. By choosing the right furniture in the right layout with the right lighting, your space can ooze charm and style.

Can your home gym decor help you work out?

Most home gyms are an after-thought -- think a treadmill shoved in the corner or a yoga mat rolled up in the closet. So can your home gym decor help you work out? Find out on here.

Top 10 Ways to Decorate Your Home Gym

Finding it hard to get out of the house to get to the gym? Then bring the gym to your house. If you're not sure where to start, check out our top 10 ways to decorate your home gym.

10 Things Your Decorator Doesn't Want You to Know

You don't know charmeuse from chenille and can't choose a paint color to save your life. Clueless people like you are how interior decorators make a mint. If you hire a pro to prettify your home, you need to know these 10 industry secrets.

10 TV Homes We'd Love to Live In

Have you ever been watching your favorite television show and wondered what it would be like to live in the characters' houses? If you've ever dreamed of living in style at the Beverly Hillibillies' mansion or drinking coffee with the locals in Twin Peaks, then this list is for you.

Can the color of a room affect your mood?

What is it about red rooms that make us feel like social butterflies -- or blue rooms that mellow us out? Color psychology examines how shades of the spectrum affect our outlook on life. When decorating your home, use the color wheel to bring out your best self! Here's how.

10 Home Design Crimes

Your home's decor says a lot about your personality and level of taste. But is your basket collection making a positive statement or a negative one? What about that plaid wallpaper? To stay stylish and current, strike any of these 10 design don'ts from your decor scheme.

10 High-Tech Home Innovations

Home tech products use computers to perform a variety of automated tasks that are centered on one goal: to make your life simpler. So let's take a look at 10 high-tech innovations to see how they can make life at home easier and more enjoyable.