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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.
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.
10 Things to Hang on the Wall That Aren't Frames
10 new ideas for amazing, out-of-the-box wall stories without using any picture frames at all.
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.
6 Stunning Rooms With Wallpaper On The Ceiling
Check Out These Off The Wall Spaces Where Wallpaper Makes An Impact On The Ceiling
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.
What, Exactly, Is a Neutral Color?
What are neutral colors? Find out in this FAQ from About's Interior Decorating site.
16 Glamorous Bathrooms With Wallpaper
16 Inspirational Ways To Transform Your Bathroom With Wallpaper
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.
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.
Choosing The Right Interior Paint Finish For...
Wondering which interior paint finish is best for your project? This brief guide to interior paints and finishes has all the tips you need to get started.
Understanding Cool-Toned Colors
What are cool colors? Find out in this FAQ from About's Interior Decorating site.
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.
6 Steps To Creating An Eclectic Gallery Wall
Create A Gallery Wall With A Little Something Extra With These Six Inspiring Tips
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.
How High Should I Hang My Dining Room Chandelier?
Learn the appropriate length for hanging a dining room chandelier over a dining room table.
What, Exactly, Are the Primary Colors?
You'll learn here what colors are considered primary in color theory.
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.
5 Tiled Bathrooms That Will Amaze You
Give Your Washroom Decor a Little Extra Kick with Colorful Tile Work In Stunning Patterns
3 Easy Steps to A Colorful Home
Get Expert Design Tips For Introducing And Layering Color In Your Home
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 Moods Decorating Quiz
Test your color sense with this free online color moods quiz. See how much you already know about color!
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.
Comforter Sizes
Comforter Size Chart Also see this Article: Guide to Bed Sizes Comforter Sizes Bed Mattress Measures
12 Simple Steps To Beautiful 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.
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.
Decorating Ideas for Small Bedrooms
Get inspired by this photo gallery of small bedrooms.
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.
4 Amazing Tricks For Expanding Your Small Space
Tackle Your Small Space Challenges With These Designer Tips For Visually Expanding A Room
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.
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.
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.
28 Tips for Hanging Art
Get tips on hanging art in this series of photographs illustrating some of the princliples of displaying artwork.
12 Fantastic Choices for Rugs & Flooring
Here Are 12 Fantastic Choices For Rugs & Flooring That Are Sure To Turn Your Favorite Room Into A Whole New World
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.
7 Soothing Bedroom Color Palettes
7 Soothing Color Palettes Will Help You Make The Most Out Of Every Relaxing Bedroom Moment
AphroChic: 20 Typographic Prints for Your...
Speak your mind at home with these stunning typographic prints.
Painting Your House? Check Out These 10 Smart...
Painting tips and tricks everyone should know before getting started.
5 Best Interior Paint Brands
Get A Jump On Your Next Home Project With The 5 Best Interior Paint Brands from 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.
How To Frame Your Favorite Textiles
Create Stunning Wall Art From Your Favorite Textiles With This Easy And Inexpensive DIY Project
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.
Easy DIY: How to Cover a Lampshade with New...
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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.
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.
10 Major Things to Think About During Your...
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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.
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.
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.
6 Amazing Places To Find Luxury Bedding
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.
What, Exactly, is a Warm Color?
What is a warm color? Find out in this FAQ from About's Interior Decorating site.
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.
Wedding DIY: Make Your Own Flower Arrangements
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Color Crush: 8 Sensational Ways to Decorate...
Give Your Decor A Taste Of Something New With 8 Sensational Ways to Decorate With Blue
Understanding Monochromatic Color Schemes
What is a monochromatic color scheme? Find out in this FAQ from About's Interior Decorating site.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
4 Smart and Easy Ways To Modernize Your Home
4 Quick Ways To Give Your Space A Modern Makeover With Half The Time And Work.
The Best Decorating Websites
Check out these decorating websites for great inspiration and decorating ideas.
Tips, Tricks and Techniques for an Easy...
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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.
10 Of The Most Enchanting Bed Frames
Modern, full, queen and king size bed frames.
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.
Color Crush: How to Use Radiant Orchid in Your...
Get Everything You Need To Know About Decorating With Pantone's 2014 Color Of The Year From This Expert Guide
4 DIY Tips to Tame Your Tiny Kitchen by Kim Myles
Tame Your Tiny Rental Kitchen with Four DIY Tips from Kim Myles
Feeling Moody? Then You'll Love These Interior...
About Interior Decorating by AphroChic presents Benjamin Moore's Dark Wall Color
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.
Tips on How to Buy Wallpaper for a Room
When you're ready to buy wallpaper, be prepared with colors, measurements, and an idea of what you want. But beware, when you see all the designs and styles of wallpaper available, you might change your mind.
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 Incorporate Art Deco Style in Your Home
Styles of Decorating: Art Deco. Interior Decorating.
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.
4 Whimsical Wall Murals From Anthropologie
Slip Away Into Another World With These Wonderful Whimsical Wall Murals From Anthropologie
Light and Streamlined
Light and Fresh Bedroom. Interior Decorating. Page 12.
11 Colorful Doors That Rock
Bring Home Some Curb Appeal With Colorful Door In A Striking Shade
Christmas Themes with Snow, Santas, Angels, and...
We've put together a list of decorating themes for Christmas, based on angels, wonderful snow, and traditional and contemporary color combinations. Choose your favorite.
Design Mashup: East Meets West in Gramercy Park
Designer Jarret Yoshida Takes Us Inside An Eastern Oasis In Exclusive Gramercy Park
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.
6 DIY Backsplash Hacks You Can Complete In One...
6 Great Hacks Show You How To Bring New Life To Your Kitchen or Bathroom With A DIY Backsplash
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.
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.
10 Colorful Workspaces to Inspire Your Home...
AphroChic Presents10 Colorful Workspace Palettes We Love on About.com
Painting a Brick Fireplace
Painting brick is a controversial subject. For some reason people hate to cover up natural brick with paint, but let's face it, if the brick is ugly, painting it will make it look a whole lot better.
How to Find the Perfect Chandelier for Your...
Learn how to find the right size chandelier for your dining room.
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.
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.
7 Colorful Bathroom Upgrades
Breathe A Little Life Into Your Restroom Decor With 7 Tips For Colorful Bathroom Upgrades
The Perfect Height for Your Foyer Chandelier
Find out how high to hang a foyer chandelier.
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.
Keep Your Bathroom Bright and Airy with These...
Popular bathroom paint colors and combos that will ensure a light, bright space.
5 Ways To Accent Your Kitchen With Brass Details
Make over a dated kitchen with brass hardware, lighting and appliances.
A Winning Combination
Small Bedroom by Isabella and Max Rooms. Page 8.
How to Decorate Your Home with Shabby Chic Style
A comfortable, casual decorating style, identified by Rachel Ashwell, that uses vintage accessories, pastels, and comfortable furniture.
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.
Light, Bright & White
Basement Apartment form HGTV's Income Property. Page 7.
The 9 Best Places to Find Art Online
Expand Your Horizons While Giving Your Decor A Fresh New Look With The 9 Best Places to Find Art Online
How to Sponge Paint a Room
Using the simple sponge paint technique, you can transform a boring space into an exciting area. Learn this simple, yet artistic treatment for painted walls.
Pretty and Patterned
Pretty Patterned Bedroom. Interior Decorating. Page 11.
Yellow and White
Small Yellow and White Bedroom. Interior Decorating. Page 9.
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.
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
Bold Patterns
Small Patterned Bedroom from Southern Living. Page 10.
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.
White and Airy
Small Bedroom courtesy of French Larkspur. Page 5.
Modern with a Traditional Twist
Bright and Modern Basement from HGTV's Income Property. Page 8.
Clean and Contemporary
Small Contemporary Bedroom. Interior Decorating. Page 4.
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
Choosing the Right Wall Color for Your Master...
An introduction to help you pick colors, hues, styles, and shades for your master bedroom, which can be a personal retreat, or a center of activity.
Choosing the Right Size Chandelier for Your Space
Learn how to determine the right chandelier size for your room.
6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Kitchen...
Turn Your Kitchen Into Your Favorite Room In The House With Tips For Making The Most Of Your Backsplash
How to Find and Define the Focal Point in Your...
A simple how-to about finding a focal point for a room. What to do if there is no architectural focal point such as a fireplace or a view, and ways to add interest to a room by arranging furniture around the focal point.
Our Step-by-Step Guide to Hanging Wallpaper
Wallpaper can make a tremendous difference in the appearance of any room and if you learn to hang wallpaper the right way, you'll be ready to transform your home.
5 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Get a...
6 Brightly-Hued Dining Tables To Add A Dose Of Color To Your Next Dinner Party
Divide Living Areas from Sleeping Area
Basement Studio Apartment from HGTV's Income Property. Page 4.
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.
12 Rustic Bathrooms You'll Adore
Find The Inspiration To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Great Escape Filled With Modern Rustic Appeal
Sleek and Sophisticated
Small Bedroom by Nicholas Moriarty Interiors. Page 6.
Thinking About Buying Pine Furniture? Read This...
People have been making furniture out of pine wood for years. Read about pine and get tips on selecting a good piece of pine furniture.
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.
Dining Room Tables - The Most Important Piece...
The central piece in any dining room is the table. It takes up a prominent space and sets the tone for the entire room. Before you buy think not only about the style and size but also about what kind of mood and environment you want to create. Read on for some valuable information about dining room tables.
Sophisticated Chic
Small Bedroom by The Couture Rooms. Page 7.
Open-Concept is Best
Basement Living Room & Kitchen from HGTV's Income Property. Page 5.
Create a Seaside-Inspired Retreat
Seaside Inspired Basement from HGTV's Income Property. Page 9.
6 Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring
There's nothing that adds the beauty and value to a home more than hardwood flooring. Read the pros and cons of installing hardwood flooring in your home.
#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...
Romantic Style
Small Bedroom by Stacey Costello Design. Page 3.
How to Update a Kitchen
There are a lot of ways to update a kitchen without doing a total renovation. Check out some of these ideas for kitchen updates.
Color Crush: 5 Marvelous Ways To Bring Coral...
Ring in the Fall with 5 Marvelous Ways To Bring Coral Home by AphroChic
Carry Your Color Scheme from the Floors to the...
Yellow and Grey Basement Apartment from HGTV's Income Property. Page 15.
Bed Skirts- Tips for Buying Bed Skirts
A bed skirt can add color and pattern to a bedroom. Read about what to look for when you're ready to buy a bed skirt for your room.
Tips for Decorating a Beautiful Bedroom
A bedroom should be a personal getaway, a sanctuary, which expresses your favorite colors, feelings, and collections. Learn the main things to remember when decorating your bedroom.
Dining Room Furniture - Sideboards and Buffets
More often than not dining room furniture will consist of a table, chairs, and a buffet or sideboard. Depending on the size of the room there can be more pieces, but very rarely is there less.The purpose of a buffet or sideboard is to provide storage for extra dishes, flatware and linens, and also to serve as a surface area for placing dishes of food and/or decorative accents.
Buying a New Bed Set? Read This First!
Most people are urged to spend 1/3 of their life in bed. Doesn't it just make sense that you should know about beds before you make a purchase that will be the place you spend 8 hours a day?
Considered Furniture Placement is Key
Basement Living Room from HGTV's Income Property. Page 6.
10 of The Most Inspiring Colorful Kitchen...
Give Your Kitchen Decor An Extra Added Kick With A Beautiful New Cabinets In A Bright Shade
Nursery Decorating Ideas
Photo gallery of designer nurseries.
4 Fabrics Pet Owners Should Avoid Using in...
If you allow your pets on the furniture you'll likely want to stay away from these fabrics.
A Look Inside America's Oldest Wallpaper...
Our Visit To The Nation’s Longest Running Wallpaper Manufacturing Site.
Decorate Your Wedding Reception With Beautiful...
Most of your wedding festivities take place at the reception. Create a beautiful setting and a memorable event with beautiful flowers. We offer some ideas on how to make your wedding reception an event to remember!
Open and Airy Works Best in Basements
Spacious Basement Apartment from HGTV's Income Property. Page 13.
20 Questions: How To Know When It's Time To...
If you love design, but are struggling to make your vision come to life, you may want to consult with a designer. Here's 20 questions to help you know when it's time.
Go with the Flow! How to Decorate Your Home...
When decorating rooms it's important not to think of them as a single entity. Every room should connect to those around it in some way. If they don't you end up with a very choppy looking and disjointed home. Don't worry though, when decorating rooms it's easy to make them connect and flow together.
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.
Use Bold Colors for Maximum Impact
Colorful Basement Apartment from HGTV's Income Property. Page 11.

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