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The Dimensions for Standard Bed Frames,...
Learn about basic bed sizes and the specific dimensions of the mattresses, sheets, and comforters associated with each size.
12 Rustic Bathrooms You'll Adore
Find The Inspiration To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Great Escape Filled With Modern Rustic Appeal
Bedding 101: Choosing the Right Size Mattress
You've decided on a king size bed, simple enough. Or is it? With California, Eastern, Standard and Western Kings all in the mix, finding the bed with the right dimensions, and matching sheets to each, can be a little confusing. I'm here to help. Page 3.
7 Colorful Bathroom Upgrades
Breathe A Little Life Into Your Restroom Decor With 7 Tips For Colorful Bathroom Upgrades
Color 101: The Difference Between Warm and Cool...
Designers are always throwing around terms like warm colors and cool colors. But what do they really mean? Gaining an understanding of these terms will help you determine what to look for when choosing colors for your home décor.
5 Tiled Bathrooms That Will Amaze You
Give Your Washroom Decor a Little Extra Kick with Colorful Tile Work In Stunning Patterns
16 Glamorous Bathrooms With Wallpaper
16 Inspirational Ways To Transform Your Bathroom With Wallpaper
The Best Ways to Arrange Your Living Room...
Don't know where to put what? Read on to find out how to arrange living room furniture.
What, Exactly, Is a Neutral Color?
What are neutral colors? Find out in this FAQ from About's Interior Decorating site.
3 Easy Steps to A Colorful Home
Get Expert Design Tips For Introducing And Layering Color In Your Home
Matte, Flat or Satin? Choosing the Right Paint...
If you're wondering which interior paint finish is best for your project, use this brief guide. It describes the characteristics and applications of interior paints.
6 Tiny Homes that Don’t Sacrifice Design
Check Out The Newest Trend In Minimalist Living. Houses As Small As 106 Square Feet Offer Sustainable, Affordable Lifestyles For The 21st Century.
6 Tips For Creating A Summer-Ready Outdoor Room
Summer Is Coming! Get Ready To Celebrate In Style By Creating The Perfect Outdoor Summer Living Room
Understanding Cool-Toned Colors
What are cool colors? Find out in this FAQ from About's Interior Decorating site.
How High Should I Hang My Dining Room Chandelier?
Learn the appropriate length for hanging a dining room chandelier over a dining room table.
The Best Ways To Care For Your Sheets
Tips And Best Practices For Caring For Your Bed Linens And Sheets
Exactly How High to Hang Your Wall 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.
12 Tips to Keep Your Move Organized (and Keep...
When you're moving your home, you can use all the moving tips you can get. Our article provides 12 terrific moving tips to help you get ready to move, pack boxes efficiently, keep things organized, and keep your sanity during the entire event.
Top 10 Kitchen Countertops
There are lots of options on the market for kitchen countertops. Our list of top picks gives the pros and cons of the top 10 choices so that you can make an educated choice when you remodel your kitchen.
Trying to Choose a Paint Color for Your House?...
Read this article for lots of helpful information for all homeowners and home decorators on how to choose paint color, how to determine how much paint to buy, and other things to consider before buying paint for your project.
Finding the Right Paint Colors for Your Bedroom
When it comes to choosing bedroom paint colors there are a few things you should keep in mind. Most importantly, the bedroom is a place of rest and relaxation so for most people calm and soothing colors are best. That said, the bedroom is also a very personal room, so if wild and crazy colors make you happy and put you at ease, feel free to use them as you see fit.
5 Awesome Online Room Planners
If you're planning on decorating a room, whether it's a big project or small, consider trying out one of the following online room planners. They allow you to play around with different furniture arrangements according to the specifics of the room and give you a real 3-D look at how your space will look when completed.
What, Exactly, Are the Primary Colors?
You'll learn here what colors are considered primary in color theory.
7 Soothing Bedroom Color Palettes
Make The Most Out Of Your Bedroom With These 7 Soothing Color Palettes
12 Fantastic Choices for Rugs & Flooring
12 Fantastic Choices for Rugs & Flooring by AphroChic
How Do Interior Design and Interior Decorating...
Interior design and interior decorating are not the same thing. Read on to find out how the two professions differ.
11 Colorful Doors That Rock
Bring Home Some Curb Appeal With Colorful Door In A Striking Shade
12 Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger
Unless you live in a custom-built home with a luxurious bath and dressing room, you probaly wish your bathroom were larger. Without adding any more square footage, you might feel less cramped if you use some of our tips to make your small bathroom look and feel larger.
Decorating Ideas for Small Bedrooms
Get inspired by this photo gallery of small bedrooms.
Decorating Do's and Don'ts
Learn how to avoid common decorating mistakes and make your home look like it was designed by a pro. Check out these decorating do's and don'ts.
20 Decorating Mistakes You Definitely Want to...
Decorating your home isn't brain surgery. But there are some rules about what not to do when you're making decorating decisions. Read about them here.
Chic Ways to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel
Fireplace mantel ideas that apply to everyday decorating as well as seasonal decor.
Comforter Sizes
Comforter Size Chart Also see this Article: Guide to Bed Sizes Comforter Sizes Bed Mattress Measures
6 Fantastic Ways to Rock Your Rental With Color...
Kick The Color In Your Rental Up A Notch With 6 Designer Tips From Kim Myles
What, Exactly, is a Warm Color?
What is a warm color? Find out in this FAQ from About's Interior Decorating site.
4 Amazing Tricks For Expanding Your Small Space
Tackle Your Small Space Challenges With These Designer Tips For Visually Expanding A Room
7 Pretty In Pink Bedrooms
These Bedrooms Show Why The Color Pink Continues To Be On Trend
Understanding Monochromatic Color Schemes
What is a monochromatic color scheme? Find out in this FAQ from About's Interior Decorating site.
28 Tips for Hanging Art
Get tips on hanging art in this series of photographs illustrating some of the princliples of displaying artwork.
3 Celebrity Guys Who Love Home Decor
Ice Cube, Brad Pitt, and Lenny Kravitz - A Look At 3 Celebrity Men With An Unexpected Love Of Home Decor
The Top 8 Interior Paint Manufacturers
Painting your walls, ceiling, or furniture can be one of the least expensive ways to bring a fresh change to your space. But if the job is done poorly or the finish doesn't hold up, you'll feel that the results are less than satisfactory. Read here for our top choices of paints for interiors that are available in the US and visit the company websites to help decide which brand is right for your project.
Color Crush: 8 Sensational Ways to Decorate...
Give Your Decor A Taste Of Something New With 8 Sensational Ways to Decorate With Blue
How to Decorate Your Home with Contemporary Style
Decorating in a contemporary style means that the home is up to date, modern, of today, right now. If that sounds like you, then you might like a contemporary style of decorating. Learn some more of the characteristics and elements of a contemporary style of decorating and how you might bring the look into each room of your home.
Window Treatments 101: The Do's and Don'ts of...
Framing windows with long curtains and drapes is a great way to add glamour and personality to a room, but before you head out to the store to buy some check out these curtain do's and don'ts.
7 Spaces With Ceilings That Wow
7 Amazing Spaces That Will Give You All The Reason You Need To Abandon the Traditional White Ceiling
I Can Use Mayonnaise to Clean What?!
Follow this simple how-to about cleaning a white water mark on wood furniture. Using a household product you probably have in your refrigerator, you'll be happy with the results. What is it?
Furniture Upholstery – What Does it Cost?
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.
We Look at the Pros and Cons of Laminate Flooring
Read the pros and cons of laminate flooring and determine if the styles, colors, and patterns will work for your home.
6 Fresh Outdoor Decorating Trends For Summer
6 Fabulous Expert Tips To Get Your Outdoor Areas Into The Summer Swing
The Right Way to Clean Your Hardwood Floors
Find simple how-tos about caring for hardwood floors. Learn what supplies to use, how often to clean, and a list of a wood floors' worst enemies. This is an easy how-to with good basic information for every homeowner.
Painting Your House? Check Out These 10 Smart...
Painting tips and tricks everyone should know before getting started.
Great Ideas for Fall Decorating
Find photos and how-to instructions on fast and easy fall decorating projects. You'll love our ideas on how to transform your home with wreaths and centerpieces.
How to Decorate Your Home in the French Country...
When you think of Provence and the French countryside, you're sure to see lavender fields and bright sunshine. While there are many elements that contribute to the French Country style of decorating, the resulting look is always rustic, old, and welcoming. Learn how to bring the element of French Country style into your home.
Color Crush: How to Use Radiant Orchid in Your...
AphroChic tells you everything you need to know about decorating with Pantone 2014 Color of the Year Radiant Orchid!
Top 6 Luxury Bedding Manufacturers
Luxury bed linens are used in the finest hotels worldwide, but are not reserved exclusively for the wealthy. Many manufacturers offer their products on the retail market and have them available for your home. Read here about some of the top manufacturers whose sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers are considered five-star.
The 9 Best Places to Find Art Online
AphroChic Gives You The 9 Best Places to Find Art Online
Living Room Decorating
From arranging furniture to placing accessories to determining what lights should go where, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to creating a functional and attractive living room. Check out About.com's tips and ideas for living room decorating.
Function and Style: The Basics of Recessed...
Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your old home, recessed lighting is a key element in both the function and style of the space. Here are some basic tips on what to look for when considering installing recessed lighting.
19 Characteristics of Traditional-Style Decor
A home that's comfortable, casual, and classic is probably decorated in the traditional style. It just feels like home.
What is an analogous color scheme?
What is an analagous color scheme? Find out in this FAQ from About's interior decorating site/
Easy DIY: How to Cover a Lampshade with New...
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5 Pet-Friendly Fabrics for Your Home
If you let your pets on the furniture you'll want to be sure to have it covered in a pet friendly fabric. Here are five that hold up well against scratches, stains and damage.
5 Best Interior Paint Brands
Get A Jump On Your Next Home Project With The 5 Best Interior Paint Brands from AphroChic
5 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Get a...
6 Brightly-Hued Dining Tables To Add A Dose Of Color To Your Next Dinner Party
11 Major Decorating Don'ts
Walk into just about any house that hasn't been professionally decorated and you're bound to see at least one of the following decorating mistakes.
10 Of The Most Enchanting Bed Frames
Modern, full, queen and king size bed frames.
Simple, Effective Ways to Decorate Your Basement
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.
#7 Pocket Napkin Folding Instructions
A perfect fold for a buffet table. The pocket could also be used to hold a placecard, decoration, or tiny gift...
Everything You Need to Know About Chandeliers
Chandeliers are a great addition to just about any room, but knowing what size is best and how high to hang them can be tricky. Check out these chandelier do's and don'ts for all the info you need to know about decorating with these gorgeous light fixtures.
The Lenny Kravitz Collection For CB2
Get A Sneak Peek Inside The Lenny Kravitz Collection For CB2
Choosing the Right Style for Your Home's...
Whether you're decorating a single room or a whole house, a cottage or a castle, you'll find our guides to decorating styles helpful. The style guides will help you focus in on your likes and dislikes and learn elements that will help you achieve your dream room or make your home express your very unique taste.
10 Major Things to Think About During Your...
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How to Remove Old Wallpaper and Borders
If you remove wallpaper in your home will it be your dream home? Remove the wallpaper and obrdes without ruining the paint job underneath. Here's how.
Remodeling? Check Out These Free Online Design...
If you don't want to purchase design software, how about trying some of the free online programs?
7 Sofa-Buying Dos and Don'ts You Didn't Know
One of the biggest furniture investments you'll make is a sofa. Sofas cost a lot of money, they take up a lot of space, and they're where you and your family will likely spend a lot of time. So make sure you know what you're doing before you go out and buy one. Check out these sofa do's and don'ts to make sure you get the best sofa for your investment.
How to Make a DIY Window Valance (Even if You...
You can make a window valance for your home even if you don’t sew. Here are step-by-step instructions for making a window valance, with or without sewing.
How to Find the Perfect Chandelier for Your...
Learn how to find the right size chandelier for your dining room.
5 NYFW Looks For 2016 That Will Look Great In...
Get Fashion's Best Looks For 2016 Into Your Home This Fall With 5 Incredible Tips From An Expert Stylist
11 Easy Ways to Make a Small Room Look Bigger
There are things you can do to make a small room feel more spacious, less cramped. Read some of the tricks professionals use here.
5 Tips For Creating A Beautiful Library Nook
Create Your Own Little Reading Retreat With 5 Great Tips For Designing A Reading Nook
Light and Streamlined
Light and Fresh Bedroom. Interior Decorating. Page 12.
Dress Up the Dinner Table with These Beautiful...
A beautifully set table is enhanced when you learn some simple napkin folding skills. See our easy tutorials on how to create 12 different napkin folds. You're sure to find one you love!
Transform Your Tile: How to Paint Ceramic Tile
You might be surprised how easy it is to paint ceramic tile. You'll see an amazing transformation to your space and save a lot of money over putting in new tile.
12 New Takes On The Classic Farmhouse Table
Reboot The Rustic Farmhouse Style With 12 Modern Versions Of The Farmhouse Dining Table
Tips, Tricks and Techniques for an Easy...
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Pretty and Patterned
Pretty Patterned Bedroom. Interior Decorating. Page 11.
Keep a Halloween Pumpkin Fresh
To preserve your Halloween pumpkin and enjoy it longer throughout the season, read these tips on how to keep a Halloween pumpkin fresh.
Bedroom Decorating
In many ways the bedroom is the most important room in the house. It's where we go to unwind, relax, and spend time with the most important people in our lives. It's the place where we truly get to be ourselves. So it's important that the bedroom not just reflect our personal styles, but be as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
A Winning Combination
Small Bedroom by Isabella and Max Rooms. Page 8.
The Perfect Height for Your Foyer Chandelier
Find out how high to hang a foyer chandelier.
How to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Super Chic...
Malinda Zimmerman, Interior Design Director of New Development and Brand Management in North America, Renaissance Hotels, offers tips design for a truly luxurious bedroom.
Yellow and White
Small Yellow and White Bedroom. Interior Decorating. Page 9.
Basement Apartments from HGTV's Income Property
Basement apartments don't have to be dark and dreary. Check out these examples from HGTV's Income Property and learn how to create a bright and fresh living space below ground.
Clean and Contemporary
Small Contemporary Bedroom. Interior Decorating. Page 4.
19 Awesome (and Practical!) Housewarming Gifts
It's a good idea to have a gift in hand when you visit a friend's new home. Find some traditional gifts and new ideas for a housewarming offering.
Design Mashup: East Meets West in Gramercy Park
Designer Jarret Yoshida Takes Us Inside An Eastern Oasis In Exclusive Gramercy Park
3 Great Tips On How to Refresh Your Bedding for...
Great Tips to Reinvent Your Bedroom for Spring by AphroChic
Choosing the Right Size Chandelier for Your Space
Learn how to determine the right chandelier size for your room.
Sleek and Sophisticated
Small Bedroom by Nicholas Moriarty Interiors. Page 6.
6 Steps To Creating An Eclectic Gallery Wall
Create A Gallery Wall With A Little Something Extra With These Six Inspiring Tips
The Best Places to Hang Mirrors in Your Home
Whether it’s a hallway or grand ballroom, baby’s room or bathroom, if you hang a mirror you'll be adding beauty to the space and making it feel more open and spacious.
Color Crush: 5 New Color Palettes For Chocolate...
Learn 5 Ways To Create One Sweet Interior With Chocolate Brown
Is a Down Comforter Right for Your Bed?
A cuddly down comforter is not just for people living in Alaska. Down bedding products are available in a variety of weights, qualities, colors, and sizes for a cool sleep or one that will warm you from the chilliest of night winds. Because down is so lightweight, it's one of the most comfortable and sought after fills for a blanket or comforter. Before you shop for a blanket, get some basic information from our tips on buying a down comforter for your bed.
White and Airy
Small Bedroom courtesy of French Larkspur. Page 5.
The Do's and Don'ts of Decorating with Area Rugs
Area rugs are a terrific alternative to wall-to-wall carpet, namely because they're easier to remove and clean. They're also less of a commitment because they're easy to switch if you ever get bored or want to redecorate. But when it comes to using area rugs in your home there are some important rules to remember. Before buying, check out these area rug do's and don't.
How to Incorporate Art Deco Style in Your Home
Styles of Decorating: Art Deco. Interior Decorating.
Wedding DIY: Make Your Own Flower Arrangements
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Bold Patterns
Small Patterned Bedroom from Southern Living. Page 10.
Sophisticated Chic
Small Bedroom by The Couture Rooms. Page 7.
Steal The Look: Modern, Cozy Style For Fall
Take A Look At This Lovely Fall Interior With Tips On How To Bring Its Cozy Contemporary Look To Your Home
5 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades For Instant Curb...
Give Your Home's Facade An Eye-Catching Face Lift With These Outdoor Lighting Tips
Everything You Need to Know About Track Lighting
Track lighting is easy to install, even when remodeling or redecorating a room. In most cases, power is usually already available in the wiring of an existing ceiling fixture. Here are some basic tips in what to look for when considering installing track lighting.
Smart Furniture Arrangement for Long, Narrow...
Arranging furniture can be tricky enough in an average room but when your room is long and narrow it can be even more difficult. How do you create conversation areas and ease of movement in a room where space is at a premium? Here are a few tips.
Color Crush: 6 Beautiful Ways to Decorate With...
Warm Up Your Space With One Of Spring's Most Iconic Colors -- 6 Designer Tips On Decorating With Pink
Feeling Moody? Then You'll Love These Interior...
About Interior Decorating by AphroChic presents Benjamin Moore's Dark Wall Color
Buying New Bed Sheets? Read This First!
Do you remember when all bed sheets were white cotton? If so, you're probably amazed at how many options are on the market now. You can add color, style, and pattern to your bedroom with the newest bedding. Read here what you should do and know before you spend your money to buy new bed sheets.
Romantic Style
Small Bedroom by Stacey Costello Design. Page 3.
Decorating with Stripes: Add a Bold Pattern to...
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
#8 Stand Up Fan Napkin Folding Tutorial
This is a neat fold that is simple to do. It's often seen in restaurants and will look great on your table too...
Keep Your Bathroom Bright and Airy with These...
Popular bathroom paint colors and combos that will ensure a light, bright space.
19 Top Picks for Global Furnishings &...
AphroChic Presents 19 Top Picks for Global Furnishings and Accessories
5 Quick and Easy Tips for a Gorgeous Designer...
Give Your Entryway The Designer Makeover It Deserves With 5 Amazingly Simple Tricks
What to Put in Front of Your Sofa
Not every living room or family room sofa has to have a sofa table sitting in front of it. We offer some options to this over-used piece of furniture
The Best Spots for Your Living Room Accessories
A lot of items tend to go in the living room so it's important to arrange them all in a balanced and well-proportioned way. Here are a few tips for hanging and placing living room accessories.
10 of The Most Inspiring Colorful Kitchen...
Kitchen cabinets in bright shades.
Top 10 Ways to Add Color to a Living Room
You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money when decorating to see a nice change and pick-up to the look of your living room. Read here for our 10 favorite ways to add color to your living room and liven up the décor of your home.
Home Decor 101: The Do's and Don'ts of Wall Art
There's nothing more depressing or empty looking than a blank wall. But before you start buying and hanging art, check out these artwork do's and don'ts.
What Should You Put at the End of Your Bed?
If you have a little room at the end of your bed but don't know what to put there, here are some great ideas from About.
Dining Room Decorating
From the different styles of dining room tables to how high you should hang your dining room chandelier, we've got the tips and tricks that will make dining room decorating a breeze.
Decorate the Outside of Your Home for Fall
We've put together a slide show of beautiful and simple decorations for the outside of your home for fall. Using materials you may have in your yard or can pick up at the market, your home will welcome visitors throughout the season.
Carry Your Color Scheme from the Floors to the...
Yellow and Grey Basement Apartment from HGTV's Income Property. Page 15.
4 Whimsical Wall Murals From Anthropologie
Slip Away Into Another World With These Wonderful Whimsical Wall Murals From Anthropologie
What is Interior Decorating?
Interior Decorating is a term that refers to the decorating and furnishing of interior spaces in homes, offices, and more. Just what else is included Interior Decorating? Find out here!
Modern with a Traditional Twist
Bright and Modern Basement from HGTV's Income Property. Page 8.
How to Clean Every Piece of Furniture in Your...
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.
Nursery Decorating Ideas
Photo gallery of designer nurseries.
An Upside-Down Christmas Tree
An upside-down Christmas tree is one of the hottest fads of the season. Read about its history and the reasons for its popularity.
Cheap Fall Decorating Ideas
Decorating for the seasons can be expensive, but with these cheap fall decorating ideas you'll be able to give your home seasonal flair without breaking the bank.
Light, Bright & White
Basement Apartment form HGTV's Income Property. Page 7.
Create a Seaside-Inspired Retreat
Seaside Inspired Basement from HGTV's Income Property. Page 9.
Discover Your Favorite Decorating Style
You learn so many things through the years in school. But you seldom get education on styles of decorating. This short guide from About will steer you to quizzes and resources to help you determine your specific decorating style.
Interior Angle With Patrick Cline: A Chat With...
Patrick Cline Explores His Artistic Side In An Interview With Designer Nicole Fuller On Art And Interior Design
Open and Airy Works Best in Basements
Spacious Basement Apartment from HGTV's Income Property. Page 13.
Lighting 101: The Right Lighting Options for...
In a living room it's important to have lighting that not only looks great but also accommodates all of the events that take place there. Check out these tips and ideas for making the most of living room lighting.

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