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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A baby's nursery should be a soothing space for baby and parents. Get decorating ideas for your baby's room, including themes, patterns, and colors.

By Heidi Tyline King & Mary Wynn Ryan

Spark your child's imagination with these fanciful toddler bedroom decorating ideas. Learn how to use furniture, fabrics and other elements.

By Heidi Tyline King & Mary Wynn Ryan

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.

By Heidi Tyline King


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.

By Debra K. Melchior & Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By Debra K. Melchior

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.

By Debra K. Melchior

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.

By Editors of Consumer Guide & Walter Curtis


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?

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.

By Debra K. Melchior

You don't need lots of money to give your home a new look. Work wonders with paint and fabric using this article's decorating ideas, including painting murals and floors and making bedspreads, tablecloths, and napkins.

By Editors of Consumer Guide