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Decorating your home is supposed to be fun. But sadly, unless you live in a perfect home (and who does?), you’re bound to bump into some design dilemmas while you decorate. To help with what can be a painful process, we’ll help you solve five common decorating problems. 1. Problem: the lighting in a room is all wrong. Perhaps your family room is full of old track lighting or your master bedroom is too dark to be functional. Lighting can make...

Interior designers’ homes always seem to look effortlessly stylish. It’s as if they’ve all figured out the magic tricks to making every room look perfect. And while it’s true that designers have studied the craft styling more than the average person, they’re also just normal people with collections and clutter habits like the rest of us. You don’t have to spend years studying and researching to make your home look professionally styled. Just use these five tricks from some top designers: 1....

Part of the fun of having a home is entertaining friends. And whether you’re a natural Martha Stewart or not, hosting a dinner party for your close friends is a great way to get people together without the hassle of loud restaurants and crowds. But hosting a dinner party is about much more than cooking a meal. From the time they step inside to the minute they depart, you want your guests to feel comfortable and entertained. Creating an intimate ambiance,...

Whether you’ve got a tiny bedroom or just have a lot of things, making the most of your wall space is a great way to get some stylish storage. Maximizing wall space will help save closets, cupboards and ottoman furniture open for storing things you’d rather not keep on display. Keep your home less cluttered with these tips: Freestanding wall units tend to be much less expensive than custom built-ins. Create some space for a workstation to add even more function. Think...

Even though much of the country is still being plagued by snow and freezing temperatures, spring will be here soon. Spring is all about newness, fresh starts and sunnier days. It’s also the perfect time to make a few updates to your interiors and liven up your living space. If you’ve developed a little cabin fever this winter, freshen up your home with one of these three top design trends for spring. 1. Prepare to see an abundance of raw woods,...

Studio apartments leave little to the imagination. With the dining, living and sleeping areas combined, it may seem impossible to decorate such a small space well. In reality, setting up a stylish studio is not only possible but feasible. The trick is to make the most of the space you have, combine style with storage and utilizing some tips to make the place look a bit bigger. If you’re about to move into a studio, use our tips as inspiration...

Every home has one: a large, blank wall, typically found in the living room or family room, just begging to be decorated beautifully. While a standard option of a few framed photos hung on display might be tempting, we highly encourage getting creative with this space. A fireplace or television tends to be the main room’s biggest focal point, but a uniquely decorated wall is sure to catch every eye. Here are three ideas for an exceptionally decorated living room...

If you’ve spent some time browsing interior design blogs and magazines, you’ll see their beautiful rooms have one thing in common: they were decorated by someone who knew their colors. When chosen correctly, the color palette can set the tone for the entire room. But what happens when you want to decorate each room? These tips will help you pick out a color scheme for you entire home. Start by picking a color for your most centrally located room. This will usually...

Your home office is the place where you go to work, pay bills, read and write. For your office to be efficient, it needs to be organized in a straightforward way so that it’s easier to keep up on your tasks. If your home office looks more like a collection of clutter than a place for productivity, use our tips to streamline your space. Consider switching to paperless billing. This will help reduce the amount of paperwork you generate. Keep three trays...

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only time you should think about feeling lucky. Good fortune is just a matter of chance, or being in the right place at the right time…. or is it? There are certain good fortune beliefs and some feng shui practices that are rumored to bring good luck to the home. If you are ready to have your luckiest year yet, incorporate some of these practices into your home decor… and avoid the few things we’ll...