Step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions with photos! Don't be intimidated by all the pieces -- the "Helmer" drawer storage cabinet is easier to put together than you might think!
Easy tutorial with how-to instructions for painting vintage furniture using chalk paint for an old-world matte finish including tips for finding the perfect décor pieces, supplies and steps.
I love blue of any and every shade—but the aqua, teal, and turquoise blues of the ocean remain very special to me. Journey with me for gorgeous ocean-colored home décor ideas, ranging from deep teal garage doors to aqua blue baths and kitchens.
Vintage 1960s Mid Century modern gravel and stone tile mosaic on canvas artwork. Retro drama mask wall art; this is a vintage, circa 1960s-1970s, kitschy Drama Mask gravel/stone/tile wall art panel.
These rhinestone covered bottles are beautiful and elegant and will add that decorative touch to any room in your home. If you were to go out and buy something similar to these you would have to pay a pretty penny. They were very inexpensive to...
How to preserve roses is an important question, because roses are often connected to moments in life you don't want to forget.
An interior designer must be able to ascertain the quantity of wall-hung pictures required for an interior decoration job, and the choice must be to the satisfaction of the client.
Some ideas for small bathroom storage, from the author's own experience. Practical ideas that don't look like HGTV, but they do work!
Decorating with cushions is one of the easiest and most effective ways to transform a room. If you'd like to know how to choose the perfect collection of cushions then read on...
It’s ironic that in the 21st century, some of the most popular decorating trends for new homes and remodeling jobs come from the past. This guide will help you discover the old style you want.
Home gyms can be warm and uninviting by adding some rustic elements such as wood and other textures of interest can make your fitness room your go to room for energizing your body and your soul.
Comprehensive makeover of stairs and landings from replacing carpets with wooden steps and oak flooring to rewiring and downsizing the meter cupboard. This guide includes replacing the skirting boards, varnishing, wallpapering, painting, decorating and other minor DIY tasks.
A list of the differences between king and California king mattresses including a handy measurement chart showing other types of mattresses (queen, California queen, twin, etc.)
I recently came across an interesting story about a man named Michael Paese. Six years ago he developed debilitating health problems. His energy levels were depleted and he slept most of the day. He also had difficulty focusing and developed a...
Looking for a style change that combines retro glamour and a minimal vibe? Look no further than mid-century modern! You can incorporate touches into virtually every aspect of your home.
Window treatments are expensive, but you can update your curtains or drapes without breaking the bank! Learn how to dress your windows by improving the look of your existing windows and treatments.
When you love to entertain, and dining table is almost essential, but how big should it be? What do you do if you don't have room? This hub answers those questions, and more!
If you're curious about DIY chalk paint furniture, check out this article! Instructions, tips, and photos included.
The power of a good night's sleep should never be underestimated. As we sleep, our body's serotonin levels are restored, our immune systems are rejuvenated and our memories are sharpened. Because sleep is so integral to our everyday functioning, it...
A marble table can be a beautiful addition to any room, but is marble the best choice for your home? This article will help you decide.
Working with acrylic water can be frustrating, dealing with bubbles, clarity and setting up tacky are some of the most common problems. We'll show you how the pros do it and it's just a matter of a few trad tricks that make the difference.
Find out how anyone can make this beautiful bench. Its real wood and can hold at least 2 king size comforters inside.
Have you ever wondered about the differences between pillows when shopping for a new one? Find out about feather, latex and polyurethane memory foam pillows.
Leather chairs and furniture sometimes lose thier luster. That doesn't mean you need to throw them out and get new! Leather tear and seam repairs can be done easily at home to restore your leather!
If you’re in the market for an adjustable bed, knowing what to shop for could be tough. This article helps you answer those questions and more to help you make the best (and safest) purchase possible.
You can do more than eat with a dinner plate. You can use dinner plates as home decor. Hang decorative plates on your wall to help create a lovely home interior.
Antique skeleton keys are beautiful! Display them in different ways to show them off. I'll tell you where to find them for a good price and how to turn them into make-shift art for any room in your home.
We all need a warm and inviting place to unwind at the end of a busy day. Your bedroom should be a calming retreat -- a place where you can shut out the rest of the world and simply relax.
This guide will give you tips on how to import furniture from China. Shun De 顺德 wholesale furniture city, near Guangzhou is the best place for buying cheap furniture at wholesale price.
If you’ve ever lived near the beach, you know coastal decorating is the epitome of casual living. If you haven’t, then you need to learn a thing or two about this timeless interior style. Coastal decorating can bring the feel of salt air, sand and surf into your home no matter where you live!
Which cut flowers last the longest? The top six most popular fresh cut flowers are gathered and discussed, including tips and tricks to help extend the vase life for each.
Reupholstering chairs is an easy home improvement project anyone can do: there is no sewing required. If you can use a staple gun and a pair of scissors, you can upholster a dining room chair! Give your house a new, fresh look with this simple DIY project.
Burl wood, sometimes called burlwood, makes a fabulous material for furniture. Tips on building your own beautiful and very unique wooden coffee table from burl wood.
Window valances can instantly change the look of a room. Use them alone or with coordinating curtains. If you think they all look the same–think again!
Simple instructions for making a quick and easy faux-fur slipcover for an ottoman or storage cube. No sewing machine required!
If you're looking for a quick, easy project that can be done in a small space for a small space, this is the project for you!
Create your own custom, reasonably-priced skylight shade. Find the supplies, step-by-step instructions, and reference photos below.
You want a comfortable place to sit down and relax after a hard day's work. What do you do when your couches aren't comfortable because the cushions are sagging? Easily fix the issue with plywood!
Today, wood grain patterns and designs grace everything from curtains to dog bowls. So, why not bring a touch of the woodlands into your home with one of several faux bois techniques.
Save money with this all natural home fragrance alternative. Fill your home with aromatic home air freshener. All natural alternative to home fragrance sprays.
If you have a garden bench, or other outdoor furniture, that is in need of a new look, you can make the repairs yourself and save money. The great thing about outdoor furniture is, it does not have to be perfect to fit in just fine in a casual,...
This DIY project is a fun, easy, beautiful way to organize your earrings on the cheap. Display them like a work of art with a picture frame and some lace.
Buying an IKEA bed in the US might be something you are unfamiliar with. It will have a few parts, assembly will be necessary, and a lot of people do not get all the parts necessary on the first try.
Custom luxury homes & interiors need content selected to complement the space created by the architects & interior designers. The content can be as sound an investment as the real estate.
Need to eliminate some household odors and make your house smell good? Try these budget friendly tips for a clean-smelling home...
From folding foundations to traditional box springs, a mattress expert reviews the best ways to support your memory foam or latex mattress.
The California King is narrower and longer than the Standard King. Photos and more detailed descriptions can be found here.
Instructions and photos of a desk refinishing project using real wood veneer to cover a damaged desktop.
Although we live in a world brimming with technology, there are still certain professions that require the ability to use paper, pencil and specialized tools to create detailed drawings by hand. Hand drafting is still a core requirement of modern interior design curricula. Find out some of the tools students will use to master the art of interior design drafting.
The office chair is a very popular furnishing for both the home and the office. But how do you go about choosing the perfect one?
About 72% of people sleep on their sides, which gives the mattress industry a number of comfort levels to produce for the consumer. This article will explore the best mattress for side sleepers with back pain.
Eclectic style interior design, one that borrows from many styles and incorporates it into one look, has its roots in Victorian Era design.
Don't let your budget prevent you from giving your home a few refreshing touches. There are many creative ideas for decorating a room without emptying your wallet. Read here for a few examples...
A child's playroom is enhanced by making colorful, one-of-a-kind play furniture, while saving parents & grandparents money. Re-purposing discards provides a unique play thing & helps the environment.
Shopping for a new mattress may be one of the most difficult purchases you’ll ever make. So how in the heck are you supposed to know which one to buy?
You don't necessarily have to spend tons of money on a plush mattress to sleep well at night. Here is some help on how to make a firm mattress softer, no matter what your budget may be.
My Search To Find A Good Quality, Made in the USA Adjustable Bed Base That Wasn’t Overloaded With Features Or Made Using Skimpy Parts
Why are so many people afraid of decorating with the color purple? Here are some simple, practical ways to capture elegance in your home using the color purple.
No one really knows who came up with the first swivel bar stool. It's another one of those modern conveniences that have become a fixture in everyday life to the point that no one can remember a time when they did not exist. One thing is for...
Moving a mattress upstairs is difficult, but what if it's too big to fit up the stairway? Here are tips for how to have the size bed you want where you need it.
Everybody loves IKEA but nobody wants that "out of the box" style in their home. This article lists 5 easy ways to customize your IKEA furniture and make it completely individual.
Mattress donation is a great way to help those in need, if your mattress is in good condition. Here you'll find a boatload of information on how to donate a mattress and improve the mattress you own.
A small bedroom doesn't have to be a problem-- with a few tips and techniques you can still create a room that will make you feel like you have a cozy, luxury suite.
Is your home ready for 2018? Take a look at what is coming up in the world of interior design. Get ahead of your 2018 makeover.
Custom home builders and designers play an important part in the revival of traditional building crafts in Canada, a favored country to settle in for immigrants with the much sought-after skills.
Nothing adds character to a home more than the pictures on its walls. Here are a few tips to help you hang your art like an expert.
An honest review of the popular Purple brand mattress. Plus the difference between ordering the mattress from Amazon.com or Purple.com.
The walls are closing in on you! You can’t afford a major home renovation, or buy a larger home or even rent a bigger apartment. So, what can you do? Grab a paintbrush and a gallon of paint and get busy! Give your rooms the illusion of more space by trying these creative interior painting tips.
This is a review of the Zinus SmartBase Mattress Frame available on Amazon. I recently purchased two of these mattress frame platform bases. Check out my review for a detailed account of my purchase!
Breathe life into an old rocking chair or add comfort and warmth to wooden chairs by making new stylish cushions using these step-by-step pictorial directions.
Do you know that you can create your own headboard design, something cheap but impressive? Find out 5 ways to make your headboard the focal point of your bedroom without using the conventional type headpost.
You're staring at your giant pile of books, wondering which bookcase you should buy to shelve them all. Or maybe you're buying online or building something custom. Here's the simple math you'll need.
Quick and easy Lego bedroom ideas that don't cost a lot. How to display and store your child's sets too.
Trash day in suburbia usually reveals a broken chair or two at the curbside. Many of them can be fixed and put back in service with little effort or expertise. Here's how!
From natural latex to petroleum-based latex mattresses (including foundations), a mattress expert provides valuable guidance to assist you through your research.
Learn how to create a photograph display, with pictures of arrangements, tips, and ideas on how to design the best picture wall for your space. Make your photo wall pop!
To the Modern eye, Baroque and Rococo style seem similar to the point that they are often confused, yet contrasts between the two can be striking especially in use of color and the "feel" of the design - the Rococo is light, frivolous whereas the Baroque is heavy, somber. Furthermore, the two styles were expression of different eras, socially. economically and politically.
In this article you will learn how to decorate a bedroom in a romantic cottage style. Rose trellis, photo collage, antique dresser, fireplace, bedding, and accessory ideas. Includes lots of photos.
My review of Charmed Aroma Candles, the company that includes a ring inside of each candle valued anywhere from $10 - $5000.00. The candle smells great and the ring inside is a shiny surprise.
When you buy a new towel sometimes it keeps shedding little bits of fluff all over the place - on the floor and on you. This article will show you how to stop new towels from moulting.
Introducing rustic elements into your rooms will transform your ho-hum interior into a cozy and romantic mountain hideaway in no time at all!
Pomanders are our way of retaining the wonderful aromas that nature provides. Here I have listed our favorite flowers and herbs and include their benefits for our well being
When looking all over the internet for ideas to decorate your home you run across many pictures of large homes and they all contain extra large and elegant bathrooms. What about small bathrooms?
P. R. Gregori and his brother Fred started Gregori Copper in 1946 in Southern California. The newly formed Gregori Copper company began modestly in the garage of the Gregori brothers' parent's home in Capistrano Beach. In two short years, they were...
Symbolism is an integral part of Feng Shui practice. Understanding the meaning of these objects, and how to incorporate them into home and work, will help bring good fortune into your life.
What factors should you consider when determining if Sleep Number or Comfortaire beds will work better for you? Here's a head-to-head of the two leading mattress brands.
With a little paint and some imagination you can turn your plain old everyday bathroom into your very own "Men's Room".
The Hemnes Bed is a great, low cost bed frame...until it starts to squeak. Try these solutions to help you get some sleep.
Many people these days live in apartments. Rentals definitely restrict your design choices. Our imaginative ideas will help turn your ordinary apartment into a beautiful home.
You’ve made the decision to take down the bedsheets and actually hang curtains on your windows. Congratulations! But, before you head out to buy them, there are a few important things you need to know. If you don’t measure properly or understand how curtains hang in relation to your window openings, your new curtains may not look much better than the sheets they’re replacing!
Traditional Japanese shikibuton mattresses are not Western futons. Pros and cons plus care tips of "shiki futon" sleeping cushions as minimalist bedding. Find twin, full and queen size shikibutons.
An open floor plan gives a home a light and airy feeling. Find out how to overcome the most common design obstacles associated with open floor plans.
Don't forget to use Feng Shui decorating rules when you decorate a small apartment. It helps correct negative energy to improve your wealth, health and relationships. Feng shui home decorating is fun
They say you never forget an All-White Room... Choosing to do my bedroom like this was brave, but the result was perfect.
Use these simple tips and ideas to make your small room look and feel larger. Photos and videos included.
Although it is primarily the place where you are supposed to sleep, I don’t think I am mistaken in assuming that you spend quite a lot of time there even when awake. If so, you need lots of things!
This is a simple guide to getting a Audubon Bird Clock Reset so the birds are back in sync with the correct time. This make make the correct bird sing when it is the correct hour.
The author explains how Cottage Style brings warmth, happiness, and informality into a home. It's fun and light, soft and cozy, eclectic and personal. Most of all, it never takes itself too seriously, letting your personality shine through and making your home a fun place to relax and enjoy.
I love the quality of Ikea furniture. The Ikea Rast 3 drawer chest dresser is no exception. This dresser is a perfect size for a kids room and is made from solid wood. The one thing I don't like about Ikea is their instruction sheet. While the...
Espresso is a very popular finish that goes with modern and contemporary decor. Many consumers are unclear as to what color espresso really is? I'm going to explain what you can expect with espresso.
When dying wood you can skip the regular wood stains available and use something else. What else could you use to dye wood? Lots of products. I bet you have some in your kitchen or laundry right now!
Learn how to get a great vintage look with crackle medium! Try my tips and ideas that are fun and easy. Photos included.
The key to a successful tiny house layout is thinking inside the box, and making the most of commonly wasted space.
I'm 6'7" and trying to find the perfect recliner and lounge chair for a tall person. I went to more than ten stores to conduct a test. Here is my research.
It's hard to pick the perfect bar stool, especially if you're shopping online. Here's a few tips for buying the right ones.
Lime green, apple green, and yellow (vintage) decorating ideas for your home. Plus, how to use colors.
Designing and laying out a compact or narrow living room presents unique challenges. Take simple tips, such as selecting small scale furniture, to transform your space with ease.
Create lighting for nighttime comfort with these walk-through instructions for rewiring a lamp. You will need a screw driver, pliers, maybe a wire clipper, and a good online source for lamp parts.
These staircases are original and thought-provoking to say the least! Some solve storage issues and others are, well, off the wall!
Transform wood pallets into simple yet functional storage units for your home. From a headboard with built-in storage to floating shelves for the bathroom, you'll be living clutter free in no time.
For anyone suffering from back pain and disruptive sleep, read this review. Serta Rest provides a quality product that delivers what it promises.
Sansevieria is one of the best plants for clean indoor air. Easy to care for, the plant is perfect for people with allergies.
January promises to bring many changes for my husband and me as we're expecting our very first child! Aside from our trepidations about being new parents, we're preparing to the best of our ability by purchasing the obligatory crib, changing table,...
I know it seems as if interior designers use some type of magic to create gorgeous rooms with a minimum of effort. Watch any TV decorating show and you’ll see what I mean. Magic or no, the common thread of any good design lies in the seven principles of interior design. Use them in your decorating and you too can create a magical home with the greatest of ease!
More of us than ever are dealing with small living spaces. Downsizing requires special design planning and ways to make the most out of the space you have. These fun, creative ideas will help ease the pain of "living small"!
We all have those pesky nicknacks just lying around the house or shoved into a junk drawer so why not revamp them and hang them on the wall?
We could all spend thousands of dollars on products to make our homes smell great, but you can do it without a lot of money in just a few easy steps.
Creating functional storage for a small home is simple when you're equipped with the right organizational tools. Pick up purchasing resources, general organization tips, and much more.
Are you in love with the industrial furniture look but don't want to shell out the cash to buy the perfect pieces for your home? I'll show you how you can build your own affordable industrial wood-and-steel bookshelf!
Decorating you room in vintage style is easy with these tips and ideas - no matter what era you are going for. It doesn't even have to be expensive; use the thrift shops in your area as sources.
Mixing and matching vintage-style dishware is a great decorating idea for the shabby-chic look. Mixing and matching tableware can save money too.
You've moved into to your new digs and unpacked. Now it's time to hang pictures. Here are some great ideas to simplify the task and make your walls a beautiful reflection of your design personality!
For some of us, interior decorating is an enjoyable hobby, for others it is a daunting task best left to professionals. If you are discouraged with the design process, I would like to provide a ray of hope. If you understand the seven interior design elements and how they work together, you will unlock the secrets of good design. Plus, you will have fun creating beautiful spaces in your home!
Never refinished anything but want to & don't know where to look? Here is a complete, beginning to end guide on stripping, sanding, & re-staining wood furniture (specifically tables & coffee tables)!!
Books stacked on tables, floors, and double deep on shelves. There are many types and styles of bookcases available today and many different woodworking plans to build your own.
You weren't made in a factory - why not make your own home decor that is unique as you are? Learn how to use glass bottles, crackle paint and seashells to make your own, DIY inexpensive home decor.
The Bauhaus school gave us some of our most influential designers. Discover who they were how they changed our cities, ideas about modern furniture and art. This article includes a brief history and lots of pictures.
Interior decorating ideas for cheap home decoration. DIY home decoration tips and inspiration for those wanting to create their own unique and comfortable interiors.
Instead of paying someone to fix the fringe on your everyday rug, do it yourself by using this easy-to-follow tutorial complete with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Learn the pros and cons of buying a recliner sofa. I'll share my experience, guidelines, and whether I think it was worth it or not!
This page shows how we decorated a wolf themed bedroom for my granddaughter. It includes lots of our photos, decorating suggestions, DIY ideas, plus how to videos. How we decorated step by step.
Pallet furniture is beautiful, stylish and eco friendly. Each design is unique, no two pieces being exactly the same. The sheer abundance of wooden pallets means they can often be aquired for free.
You know your interiors are dated and you need help sorting things out. You’ve decided hiring an interior designer is the answer, but have no idea where to start. Read on to find out how to find the right designer for you.
On this page, you'll find vintage-style decorating ideas for your home, including living room, den, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, & bathroom. Includes photos, videos, and suggestions for decorating.
Some manufacturers use the word "leather" for all kinds of cheap products. It’s important to learn the jargon to know what you are getting for your dollar. Learn what questions to ask before buying.
Wayfair.com is a great place to buy furniture at affordable prices. Here are some things you should consider before shopping with Wayfair.
Even an amateur artist can do a perfect mural with these tips and tricks. Here's how we did cartoon character murals on our baby's nursery walls.
I love decorating my walls with framed photos, art and various other decor there have been times that I've been guilty of taking what seemed the easiest route by skimping on the right hardware or just making do with what I had on hand, knowing it...
The Bauhaus was an avant garde design studio that operated in Germany between 1919 and 1933. Founded by architect Walter Gropius, the school incorporated art, architecture, and in particular, distinctive furniture that would become known as Bauhaus style.
Use chalk paint to take your flea market find and transform it into a chic and shabby showpiece to decorate your home!
On this page you can learn how to frame and hang a poster yourself, including how to: select a frame, choose a mat, frame, and different ways to hang posters. It includes videos and lots of photos.
Save money by creating a beautiful larger dining table yourself to fit your growing family. It's easy and quick and costs less that $100!
Warm weather is on the way and it is time to furnish your outdoor area. Can't decide on a furniture style? This Hub breaks it down and makes it easy to choose the perfect furniture for your outdoor living spaces.
Whether you are even aware of it, you’ve probably been influenced by Art Deco, a style that is still popular today and is a great way to add glamor to your home’s interior.
As a 25 year veteran in the furniture repair industry, I have developed an eye for quality furniture. On occasion I come across a product that surprises me. When I do, I like to share my surprise with my customers. Stressless recliners by Ekornes is one of those products. I am giving it five stars, my highest rating.