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Easy Decorating Ideas

Simple and inspiring decorating ideas that will add instant style to your home.

Quick Upgrades

Transform a Room With Decorative Screens
Add function and flair by putting room dividers to work in unexpected ways.

Paint a Faux Headboard
For only a little time and money you can give your bedroom a new look.

10 Modern Home Decor Upgrades
Add instant interest to a room by accenting a bookshelf, table, or bar cart with one (or a few) of these ornamental objects.

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10 DIY Home Décor Tricks 

Decorating on a budget? Try these DIY design solutions for every room in your home.
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Feng Shui Decorating Tips

Feng shui master and interior designer Catherine Brophy shares her best tips for making every room in your house feel calm and happy.
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Smart Decorating Tricks for Any Space

Foolproof design advice for any room in your home.
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23 Fabulous Wallpaper Designs

Transform any room with stunning patterns for the walls.
Photo: Thomas Loof
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This Is Your Home on Feng Shui

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3 Feng Shui Decorating Tips
Follow these tricks to make your house feel happy and calm.

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An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House
Each spot in your home is associated with a different aspect of your life. Here's a beginner's guide to cultivating positive energy in every zone.

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Home Renovation Checklist

Don't let a hammer anywhere near your house without following these steps.

  • Make a wish list. In one column, put your wants. In the other, your needs. That way, when faced with tough choices down the line, you’ll have a clearer picture of your priorities—what has to happen now and what can wait. (A second bathroom upstairs might be a must; a stainless steel Viking range, maybe not so much.)
  • Determine your budget. Before you meet with a contractor or an architect, you’ll need a ballpark estimate—then both of you will be able to talk honestly about what’s possible. (P.S.: It’s a good idea to build some padding—at least 10 percent is recommended—into your number, for all those unexpected uh-ohs and might-as-wells that will crop up.)
  • Consult the calendar. What is your timeline for the renovation? If you want the living room done for, say, Jenna’s graduation party, don’t wait until spring to start talking about it. Likewise, you won’t want to install a new roof when a New England winter is looming—or schedule any major demolition a month before you host a family reunion.

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