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Tiny tiles are making a big comeback with a modern twist

Beloved for their old-fashioned charm, small mosaic tiles are resonating with homeowners who want floors that are uniquely patterned and boldly expressive.


Fall design: 10 hot decor trends

Every so often the furniture industry rolls out the red carpet and rolls in their new lines for a new season. The Las Vegas Market, dedicated to the home furnishings …


Seeing red in home accents

From ruby to rich burgundy, red is a powerful accent color when used purposefully in a space. One key design tip to remember is that it isn’t taboo to mix …


The best doormats, according to experts

Not only can a good doormat keep your floors cleaner, it can be part of your allergy-fighting plan.


How fine details can make your decor shine

From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.


10 home design trends to watch for in 2019

The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its annual forecast, derived from conversations with industry experts as well as trends spotted among its 40 million monthly users. It …


Easy and elegant ways to decorate for the holidays

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but between hosting holiday festivities, shopping for presents and working full time, it can feel like the most stressful.


Mirror, mirror on the wall: 10 tips for using mirrors as decor

Consider mirrors as an affordable alternative to traditional artwork. Mirrors are typically lower priced wall decor.


Seven deadly sins: Mistakes to avoid when renovating older houses

Digging into your home’s past can be fun, but it can also help you make aesthetic decisions and avoid costly mistakes.


Friends of faux: Designers embrace fake flowers

In the past few years, consumers have embraced artificial flowers, unapologetically welcoming the silk, polyester or poly-blend version of succulents, orchid plants and hydrangea bouquets into their homes.


‘Genuine leather?’ ‘Real wood?’ How to read furniture labels

Terms such as “genuine leather” and “real wood,” which seem straightforward enough, can be industry code-words for composite materials.


What’s old is new again: Home decor rethinks its materials

“We’re potentially on the brink of a materials revolution that could help rebalance our relationship with our planet and reshape society for the better. Consumers are looking for brands and …


10 ways to use more color in your space

Color can both attract and repel. It can also serve as a creative way to add energy and interest into your home. Afraid to use color? Well, you are not …


Suzani style: Persian quilt design is having a moment in the U.S. – and not just on beds

In recent months, several decorating books have been published that examine the interiors of some of the world’s most enviable stylemakers. Many of the featured projects, particularly the more bohemian …


Design Recipes: How to use pillows to boost your home’s look

Instead of being an afterthought, toss pillows can and should complete a color story, serve as an opportunity to bring in graphics and texture as well as serve as a …


Right at home: Nurseries worthy of a Bohemian lullaby

Many parents and designers are looking to inject nurseries with a quirkier style sense, creating spaces that encourage creativity and individuality.


Serving up style: Rethinking the holiday dining room

As the holiday entertaining season approaches, it’s worth re-examining the dining area.


Stylish and savvy wastebaskets

When decorating a room, we don’t tend to give much thought to the waste receptacle. But the decorative details can be important.


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Search for vintage treasures at the Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair

Now in its 15th year, Farm Chicks brings vintage, antique, country, retro, shabby chic and more to the fairgrounds for a two-day show that draws thousands of shoppers.


Embraced by Baby Boomers, recliners get a makeover

Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Ask a designer: Rethinking the basement for spring

Basements can be cold and dark, and often get much less decorating attention than the rest of the house. But you can gain new, useful and stylish living space by …


Matte finishes are a top fall decor trend

Take a look through the fall decor catalogs or browse the aisles of furnishings stores and you’ll see a recurring theme: matte finishes.


Pier 1 Imports adopts ‘poison pill’ to discourage a takeover

A week after a New York hedge fund signaled plans to pressure the struggling retailer for changes, Pier 1 Imports has adopted a “poison pill” plan designed to discourage a …


Cheerful yet comforting, yellow works well with mix of styles

Winter won’t be over for a couple more months, but already the sun is climbing a little higher in the sky, and feeling a little warmer. Early spring catalogs and …


Solar-powered lights top intriguing ideas for home

As you decorate and shop for gifts this holiday season, check out these options: Solar-powered rock star: The rock spotlight is an energy-efficient way to brighten up your nighttime garden. …


Designers suggest restraint when incorporating purple in décor

Home furnishing catalogs and decor magazines tell us that purple is all the rage, and top designers have been filling clients’ homes with everything from purple wallpaper and furniture to …


Color, furniture placement can make boxy rooms seem larger

As we exit the era of the McMansion and begin to embrace the concept of the “big-enough” home, we need to rethink some of our interior-design ideas. Whether your home …