Quick Tips - Solving Design Challenges
Change the Finial On Your Drapery Rod to Change the Style
Making small changes to drapery hardware can add new life to a window treatment. When you're redecorating your room, look to the windows for an easy change.
Add Height to a Room with Our Decorating Tips
There are ways to visibly add height to the way a room looks. Read our decorating tips then look through our slide show of samples of ways to add height to the look of a room.
Our Slide Show of How to Add Height to a Room
See photos of rooms that have height visually added by stripes, art arrangements, and long vertical lines.
Quick Solutions for Decorating Challenges
Not every decorating challenge requires major work and effort. Some of the most difficult problems have a quick and easy solution. We've put together a list of some "Quick Tips" and will continue to add more.
Change Your Style in the Middle of a Room
To avoid a boring look, consider adding one element of surprise in a room.
Use the Same Trim and Ceiling Color Throughout Your Home
This tip will help bring flow and consistency to your home.
Though blues are hard to match, most designers would tell you that it's the very hardest to get a good green. Read our solution.
Paint a Hallway Any Color You Want
This quick tip will empower you to experiment with color in a small area of your home.
A Touch of Whimsy Adds a Personal Touch to Any Room
Every room in your home should have something that has special meaning just for you. Add a touch of whimsy to create a personal touch.
Find the Right Size of Light for Your Artwork
What's the point of hanging a beautiful piece of artwork if you can't see it? With proper lighting, your art will stand out in the room.
Quick Solutions to Decorating Questions, Challenges, and Dilemmas
Sometimes you spend more time trying to figure out how to do something than it actually takes to do the project. For some "Quick Tips" to solve decorating challenges, you'll find some help here.
When buying furniture, it’s important to choose wisely. Some of the reasons to make an educated choice are here.
Buying Wood Furniture
Learn what to look for when you are ready to buy wood furniture.
Get the Window Valance Just Right
You don't want a valance that's too narrow or too deep. Our Quick Tip will tell you how to determine just the right proportions for a window valance.
Create a Focal Point in Any Room
When you walk into a room ro interior space, you'll feel more comfortable if your eye can rest on a main feature. That main feature is called the "focal point" of the room. Learn how to create a focal point for any room if there's nothing built in.
Measure for Perfect Drapery Tiebacks
Learn the rule of measurement for perfect tiebacks for curtains or draperies.
Choosing the Color That’s Right for You
When it comes to selecting colors for your décor, ask yourself some of these questions. They can help to set you on the right track.
Trade a Mirror Over the Mantle With a Wreath for a Seasonal Change
Add a seasonal touch by putting a wreath where you might not expect one.
Cleaning Votive Candle Holders
Votive candles create a wonderful mood to a dark room or decorated table, but they can be a real chore to clean out after the guests have left. Read here for an easy tip for cleaning votive candle holders.
Choosing the Right Fabric for the Job
With so many types of fabrics available for decorating, how do you choose? These tips will help you decide.
Selecting the Best Dark Paint
There's nothing worse than a fresh paint job with faded spots from cleaning, and dark colors are the worst. Read here for great advise on selecting the best paint for dark colors for your home.
Mixing Patterns in Decorating
Do you love the look of coordinated fabrics and wallpapers? Read this easy tip on mixing patterns!
Finding Storage Space in Hidden Places
Small apartments and condos often do not have sufficient storage. Read here for tips on finding hidden spaces.
Choosing the Right Size Chandelier
If you're ready to buy a new chandelier but not quite sure what is the right size, go straight to these numbers.
Changing the Look of a Room
You can give any room a seasonal change by using some of these ideas.
Customizing Décor Pieces
Store-bought accessories and large furniture pieces can look custom-designed with very little work. Read here for some ideas.
Testing Paint Colors
It's not practical to buy quart after quart of paint until you get to the right shade. Here's a tip on finding the right color without spending a fortune.
Hanging Pictures on Plaster Walls
Plaster walls aren't as common as they once were. If you have them, here's a tip on hanging pictures to preserve the plaster.
When it comes time to paint balusters and railings, most people cringe. Read here for a tip to make the job easier.
Coordinating Family Photos
When you're ready to display family portraits and photos, it's a good idea to unify the look. Here's a suggestion on how to make your display tie together and look professional.
Preserving Wood Curtain Rods
Sheer curtains and heavy drapes look wonderful hanging on wooden curtain rods. Here's a tip to keep the rods looking like new, even with constant use.
Finding a Faux Painter
If you're on a tight budget but love the look of faux painting, here's a source to check out.
Decorating Small Spaces
Rather than trying to cram a lot of tiny pieces, try using large furniture when decorating small spaces.
Check out these decorating tips to make your home the best it can be.