How To Do Things All Around the House
Shop for Furniture, Fabrics, and Other Home Decor Items
Use these tips and hints to shop smart for home decor items.
Revive Dreary Upholstered Furniture
When you're ready for a new chair or sofa, consider having the piece revived with new upholstery. Learn about reviving old furniture for a new look.
Add Your Own Personality to a Room
It's nice to walk into a room and feel you know a little bit about the person who uses it. Find ways to add your own personality to any room in your house.
How to Find a Focal Point in a Room
Learn how to find a focal point in your room and how to make the most of it.
Dress Up Your Windows with Drapery Panels
Hanging drapery panels on the sides of a window is both practical and a decorative way to provide privacy. Read a brief tutorial on how to make drapery panels, from our freelance writer, Kera Ritter.
Measure for Inside-Mount Window Blinds
With or without draperies, window blinds offer light control, privacy, and beauty to any room. It's critical to measure accurately for inside-mount blinds. We'll tell you how.
Measure for Outside-Mount Window Blinds
Control the light, provide privacy for your living space, and add beauty with window blinds. Learn how to measure for outside-mount blinds.
Quick Clean Any Room in the House
Do you dread cleaning day? With our quick tips on cleaning a room, you'll be done in no time at all!
How to Choose Versatile Furnishings for Your Home
Read these tips on choosing furniture and accessory pieces that can work well in small or large rooms, offer storage, and can be moved around the house when you need to.
How to Make a Room Look Larger
Find lots of great ideas on ways to make a small room look more spacious.
How to Hand-Wash Dishes
Some dishes are just too precious to put in a dishwasher and some just won't fit. Learn how to wash those over-sized pots and pans and special dishes by hand the right way.
How to Clean Your Living Room in No Time At All
Follow these step-by-step instructions and your living room will be neat in less than 15 minutes!
How to Hang Wallpaper
Wallpaper can make a tremendous difference in the appearance of any room. Learn the steps to hanging wallpaper in your home.
Give Your Curtains Some Class by Making a Window Valance
You can make a valance for your windows even if you don’t sew. Here are step-by-step instructions for making a window valance, with or without sewing.
How to Create a Baby's Room on a Budget
You can find lots of great ideas here on how to create an adorable nursery without breaking the bank.
How High to Hang Art
If you're not sure how high to hang art on your walls, you'll find that these tips offer helpful ideas and designer secrets for getting the best look when hanging artwork.
Cover a Lamp Shade With Fabric
You can add a custom touch to a lamp shade with fabric that coordinates with your room's decor. Read our "how-to" and cover your own lamp shade.
How to Change Your Decor With the Seasons
Read here to get some simple ideas for transforming the look of your home with the seasons.
How to Add Interest to Your Front Door
Read here for a variety of ways to add interest and 'personality' to the front door of your home.
How to Sponge Paint a Room
Sponge-painting a room can transform a boring space into an exciting area. Get instructions here on how to sponge-paint your walls.
How to Organize a Kitchen Pantry
Get lots of good ideas to help reduce clutter in your kitchen pantry and cupboards.
How to Make an Upholstered Headboard
You'll be surprised how easy it is to make an upholstered headboard if you follow these simple instructions.
How To Clean Tea Stains From a China Teapot
Who'd know that a visit to the drug store is the first step to having the right supplies to clean tea stains from a teapot?