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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.

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How Scented Wax Cubes Work

Could scented wax cubes be the right choice for your home?

5 Tips for Making Your Own Home Scent

It’s easy to create your own home scents with these simple tips.

Tips and Tricks to Make Your Bedroom Feel Bigger

Give a small space a big impact with these inspiring tips and tricks.

5 Decorative Ways to Scent Your Home with Cedar

Create a fresh natural scent – and look – in your home with cedar.

Trends in Playroom Decor

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

How To Summerize Your Home Decor

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

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.

Classic Design: Living Room Décor

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

Classic Design: The Great Outdoors

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

Spring Decorating Refresh: Baby's Room

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.

Spring Decorating Refresh: Kids' Rooms

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.

Spring Decorating Refresh: Tweens' Rooms

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.

How to Preserve Flowers

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.

How to Make Potpourri

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.

How to Choose Speakers for a Bedroom

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.

How to Fold Napkins

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.

How to Decorate Ceramics

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.

How to Tarnish Copper

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

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.

How to Decorate a Living Room for Christmas

It's that time of year again and you're looking for creative ideas for decorating your living room for Christmas. Read here for some suggestions about how to decorate a living room for Christmas.

How to Make Painted Furniture Look Old

You want to make painted furniture look old, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to make painted furniture look old in this article.

How to Design a Sewing Room

Sewing is a hard craft to manage if you're stuck in the corner of a room or can only spread out on the dining room table. If you have your own sewing room, you can put everything in its place and create to your heart's content.

10 Ideas for a Reading and Writing Room

If you work at home, then you probably already know how valuable a dedicated office is. But if you want a room for only reading and writing, then you have to get rid of even more distractions. We'll show you how.

How to Create a Meditation Room

If you have a high-stress job or the pressure of life just seems too much sometimes, a meditation room may be just what you need. But it's pointless if you don't have a room designated to relax.

How to Make Your Own Photography Dark Room

Whether photography is a hobby, a passion, or a career, it's pretty easy to create your own dark room. This advice can have you developing your own memories in no time.

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