You can keep your home looking like new if you follow our guidelines for cleaning furniture. And you can revive tired, old furniture using the proper products and methods. Read how to have beautiful wood, leather, and hard surface furniture with our furniture cleaning tips.
If you have a basement you probably struggle with the same problems as most people who have basements. They tend to be dark, dreary and hard to decorate. But with the right light, colors and attention to detail a basement can become just as beautiful as any other room in your home. Whether it functions as a rec room, an office, a bedroom or an entire apartment, follow some of these tips to create a beautiful basement living area.
When it comes to interior decorating the worst word you can use is 'boring'. It's a word that can kill a decorator's career. If a room is a reflection of its creator then what does a boring room say about you?
Farmhouse decorating is warm, cozy, relaxing, and full of charm and character. It eschews modern sensibilities and goes back to a simpler time. Here are some tips and ideas for decorating in farmhouse style.
Here are some ways to incorporate bright colors in a way that will help you cheer up your home and yourself.
A review of Susanna Salk's Be Your Own Decorator - a must read for decorating fans.
About.com answers the big decorating questions of Spring 2012.
Do you have a summer home or cottage? Does it look a little shabby and rundown? If so, you might want to think about making some updates with these cottage decorating ideas.
It's tough to say exactly what a piece of furniture will cost because there are so many variables. Some of them include quality, whether something is new or vintage, where you live and the types of stores available to you and so on. But with that said there are certain guidelines about what typical pieces of furniture will cost. Here are a few of them.
Working with an interior designer can be a great experience. Designers are trained professionals with expertise in color, lighting, furniture placement, floor plans and so much more. They know what works, what doesn't, and they can help you create your dream interior. The question is, should you work with one?
Outdoor furniture can be purchased at just about any furniture or home décor store. It seems as though more and more people are decorating outdoor rooms and the industry has responded by making outdoor furniture more readily available.
Side chairs are some of the most versatile and practical pieces of furniture you can ever own. They're easy to move around, they fit in small and awkward places, and they're great as decorative accents. Functional and stylish – what more could you ask for?
There are plenty of people out there who think decorating with neutrals is boring, but when done right, neutral rooms can be lively, beautiful and full of life.
Clean and classic is a fairly broad term, but what it means is that whether your style is modern, traditional, romantic, or something else altogether, there are certain things you can do to keep it fresh and practical.
Painting stripes on a wall is a great way to create a personalized and decorative look. It's not very difficult and can be done in a relatively short amount of time.
Whether you use them in a traditional way or in a totally modern and contemporary way, decorating with stripes is a great way to get a "decorator" look and bring some order to your space.
Make your home look fun and festive with these Christmas Tips
When you think about Christmas decorating you probably think about the living room, dining room, entryway, front porch and maybe even the kitchen. This holiday season why not add a little holiday cheer to your bedroom? There are some simple ways to do it without adding clutter or making it look tacky. Here are a few of them.
Michael Moeller and Nina Ferrer of Clean House New York offer up some of their favorite holiday tips.
Create a winter wonderland in your home this holiday season with these decorating tips.
In Live, Love & Decorate, celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard takes readers on a journey through some of his most beautiful and creative creations to date.
Big budgets, celebrity clients, world-travel – Martyn Lawrence-Bullard is the quintessential definition of a million-dollar decorator. Between hobnobbing with the glitterati, travelling the world on behalf of his celebrity clients, and turning the world of interior design upside down, Martyn took some time to answer some questions from About.com.
Make your home look like it was styled by a professional.
Painting furniture is the best way to give an old piece new life. Here's what it costs.
Instead of buying new furniture every time one of your existing pieces looks tired and dated, why not get it reupholstered? If you start off buying quality, well-made pieces with solid structures you can save tons of money over time by reupholstering them when the fabric gets old or dated-looking.