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Decorated deck

Outdoor Living: Decorating an Expanded Deck

Two weeks of construction, planting and affordable furnishing was all the time needed to turn this tiny deck into an inviting outdoor living area. An area perfect for…

Backyard makeover garden

Outdoor Living: Plant a Retaining Wall Garden

A sloped backyard becomes a welcoming oasis with an easy-care retaining wall garden. After completing a DIY deck extension (see how we built it here) and walkway we…

Backyard and shed

Garden Ideas: A Landscape of Earthly Delights, part 2

In her southwest Missouri garden, Linda Heman uses vintage finds and cast-offs from friends and family to decorate her landscape beds. A metal arch covered in trumpet vine…

Mudcloth dining room

Easy DIY Ideas: Mudcloth-Inspired Dining Room

Mudcloth is a simple handmade fabric that packs a knockout graphic punch. Integrate this global treasure into your home—with projects designed for your dining room. Every textile tells…

Home office with cart

Storage Solutions: A Rolling Office Cart

Portable and adaptable, this simply-designed bar cart is a vital supporting player in a small home office. Thanks to a 21st-century laptop and smartphone (and voice-controlled electronics, if…

Library cart in living room

Simple Storage Solutions: A Rolling Library Cart

Invest in a good-looking rolling library cart and you have a practical piece of furniture that can augment the storage options of your living room—instantly!   A mobile…

Instant guestroom step 13

Entertaining Ideas: The Instant Guestroom

Now that air mattresses have had an upgrade, you’re ready for overnight visitors whether you have an extra bedroom or not. The holidays often mean an influx of…

Aqua living room-1

Easy Makeovers: An Aqua Color Scheme

Blues cool rooms down instead of heating them up. Promote relaxation and bathe in the luxurious tones of this aqua living room makeover.   A sedate blank slate…

Orange and coral living room

Easy Makeovers: A Coral Color Scheme

Brights light up any space that begins with a tranquil neutral foundation. With accent pieces inspired by an artwork’s vivid splashes of color, this formerly quiet living room…

Neutral living room

Easy Makeovers: A Neutral Color Scheme

A neutral palette could be bland, but you can change the mood by adding texture, accent hues and pattern to the mix. This living room starts with a…

Sketch book

Home Basics: Top Tools for Your Decorating Tote

Getting ready to redo a room? Keep these simple items on hand in a grab-ad-go tote, whether you’re working on a makeover design or out scouting the shops….

Colorful dining room

Easy Room Makeover: A Color Happy Dining Room Do-Over

Taking time to bring in color builds superior designs. In the third step of our three-step plan you’ll be bravely adding in color like a seasoned design pro….