From Lauren Flanagan, former About.com Guide
- Sources for Decorating Ideas
- Get Ready to Decorate
- Elements of Decor
- Styles of Decorating
- Interior Decorating Professionals
- Decorating Small Spaces
- Decorating with Color
- All About Paint
- Decorating Challenges and How to Address Them
Sources for Decorating Ideas
Do you know you want to do something but don't know where to start? Here, you'll find sources of ideas, fun projects, and articles on design resources.
- Books on Interior Decorating
- Interior Decorating Magazines
- Designer Showhouses
- Interviews With Interior Designers
- Online House Tours
Get Ready to Decorate
You can envision your new space, but then what do you do? Use our tips to keep your decorating project on track from start to finish.
- Decorating Dos and Don'ts
- Decorate a Room Online
- Interior Design vs Interior Decorating
- Decorating Tips
Elements of Decor
Flooring, wall coverings, window treatments, accessories, and furniture all are important elements that go into the creation of a beautiful interior space. Read about the different elements of decor and learn how to maximize your design possibilities.
- Interior Lighting
- Interior Painting for Your Home
- Interior Flooring
- Window Draperies, Blinds, Valances and Curtains
Styles of Decorating
Learn about the characteristics of different styles of interior decorating, from casual to formal, French Country to rustic.
- Style Guides for Home Interiors
- What is Your Decorating Style?
- Bohemian Style
- Hollywood Glam
- Edgy Classic
- Exotic Traditional
- Global Fusion
- New Vintage
- French Country Style
- Refined Industrial
- Earthy Modern
- Flirty Feminine
- Decorating for a Shabby Chic® Look
- Decorating in Swedish Style
- Romantic Decorating
- Creating a Home Everyone Can Enjoy
- Belgian Style Decorating
- Princess Preppy
Interior Decorating Professionals
Find information about careers in interior decorating and design, professional associations, and home stagers and re-arrangers.
- Five Ways to Work with a Decorator on a Budget
- Interior Redesigners and Rearrangers
- Home Staging
- Biographies of Interior Designers
Decorating Small Spaces
Whether you live in a tiny studio apartment or want to decorate a little powder room, these small space decorating ideas will help you maximize space without sacrificing style.
- Tips and Ideas for Decorating Small Rooms
- 5 Ways to Make a Small Space Look Larger
- Tricks for Decorating Small Rooms
- Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan's 10 Tips for Small Spaces
Decorating with Color
One of the hardest things to do when decorating is to choose a color scheme. Read on to learn all about how to decorate with color.
All About Paint
Learn the basics of how to paint as well as painting techniques and effects.
- Painting Tips and Tricks
- How to Choose the Right Paint Color
- Interior Paint Manufacturers
- A Guide to Paint Finishes
- Faux Painting Techniques and Projects
Decorating Challenges and How to Address Them
Not everyone has unlimited funds to freshen up their home. Find some wonderful decorating solutions to challenges throughout the house and save money at the same time.
- Furnishings on a Budget
- Decorating Small Spaces
- Top Ways to Use Expensive Fabric on a Budget
- Add Art to Your Home Without Spending a Fortune
- How to Mix High and Low Items