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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It's not just what you put in a room but where you put it. Here are the keys to harmony and functionality in layout and design.

By Sara Elliott

Are you looking to create a kid-friendly study area? Check out this article and learn more about how to create a kid-friendly study area in your home.

By Home Made Simple

Living room organization goes a long way in keeping your house in check. Learn some tips on living room organization in this article.

By Home Made Simple

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Are you looking to learn the abcs of interior design? Check out this article and learn more about the abcs of interior design.

By Home Made Simple

Are you looking to learn more about understanding color concepts? Check out this article and learn more about understanding color concepts.

By Home Made Simple

Are you looking to use grass to decorate? Check out this article and learn more about how to use grass to decorate.

By Home Made Simple

With channels of home decorating shows a remote click away and a bundle of design magazines on the shelves, DIY decorating has become all the rage. But you don't have to follow every rule.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Whether you prefer a traditional or modern design, you'll find affordable and easy-to-use trim options to spruce up your home and add an accent to walls and floors.

By Bambi Turner

We've all been in rooms that just feel good. They have a palpable, comfortable atmosphere that makes you want to put up your feet and stay a while. And the lighting probably had something to do with it.

By Emilie Sennebogen & Melanie Radzicki McManus

Tween room ideas for under $100 will help you redesign their rooms without breaking the bank. Find tween room ideas for under $100 at HowStuffWorks.

By Cristen Conger

Wicker has been around since ancient Egypt and in the United States since the Mayflower. And although it's had some ups and downs, it's still a popular design choice for many.

By Jessica Brown

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You've just driven past a garage sale spread out like a buffet across someone's driveway and front lawn, but how do you decide which items are gems and which ones are fodder for the nearest landfill?

By Sara Elliott

Teak wood furniture is among the world's most durable -- and most expensive. Why does teak wood cost so much? Is it even worth the price?

By Josh Clark

The last few decades have seen houses get bigger in size and price, but there may be changes coming. If you have to downsize, how can you make the space stylish and functional?

By Sara Elliott

Bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in a home, and if you make a mistake in the design, it can shrink the room even further. So what are the top mistakes you can make when your design your bathroom?

By Jessica Brown

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Sure, we all put on clothes every day, but have you ever stopped to think how many moments in your life are associated with some form of fabric? Where does it all come from?

By Bambi Turner

You're moving into a much bigger house -- more than doubling your living space. How will you make your spacious new abode feel as comfortable and cozy as your tiny two-bedroom bungalow?

By Elizabeth Abbess

You've unloaded the last of the furniture and boxes off the truck. Now as you walk around your new apartment, your first thought is, "Was it this small when I signed the lease?"

By Elizabeth Abbess

Many of us are hopeless when it comes to decorating our homes. We can't decide which furniture, what color scheme, or how to best use the features and rooms in our home. So we look to others for help. But do we need a designer or a decorator?

By Bambi Turner

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You might suspect thread count is simply a marketing ploy to make Egyptian cotton sheets sound more luxurious. But it's really a scientific term, with strict federal standards on how those threads are counted.

By Kathy Price-Robinson

Home decor encompasses many different elements of design, from what kind of flooring you use to how the furniture is arranged in each room. But real wow-factor shows up in your home accessories. They give your home its personality and character.

By Bambi Turner

While a lot of people's jaws would drop if asked whether they would pay $64,950 for a bed, there are others out there who would answer a resounding yes -- even outside the typical luxury-purchase crowd. What makes this bed so expensive?

By Jessika Toothman

It's usually the smallest room in a house, but bathroom design can make a huge impact on your home's value. Find style ideas and practical tips for designing a beautiful bathroom.

By Mary Wynn Ryan

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Decorating your home can be both rewarding and challenging. If you are unsure of where to begin, the following articles are a great place to start. You'll find suggestions on everything from kitchen and bathrooms to bedrooms and home offices.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Modern decor means clean lines, sleek spaces, sophisticated styling, and no unnecessary clutter. Discover ideas for modern decor in many different themes, such as Luxury with a Twist, World-Class Glamour, Hip to be Square, Magical Metallics, and more!

By Mary Wynn Ryan