Decorating

12 Products That Changed Our Lives

As magazine editors, lots of products—from makeup and hair tools, to cleaning supplies and organizational products, to gardening gadgets and even toilet paper (yes, toilet paper!)—make their way across our desks. Some fall flat, others generate temporary buzz, and a select few become staples in our lives. And when we realized that some of these products have become items we simply cannot live without, we knew it was time to share the wealth with our loyal readers. Here, we present you with our editors’ all-time favorite items.

3 Easy Crafts From Etsy Studio

The brand new marketplace for craft supplies is launching today. Take a look at these three projects that you might want to tackle this weekend.

The $6 Kitchen Tool Real Simple Food Editors Are Obsessed With

Every home cook should own one—but most don’t.

6 Ways to Display Your Kid’s Artwork

Instead of letting your child’s drawings clutter your fridge door or countertops, hang a few artfully and don’t feel guilty about tossing the others.

3 Feng Shui Decorating Tips

Follow these three decorating tricks to make your house feel happy and calm.

6 Earthy and Natural Bathroom Décor Pieces

Warm wooden accents and rustic woven pieces make any space soothing. A foolproof formula: Pair neutrals in varied textures (linen, glass, cork, jute) and add a little greenery for a lush touch.

How to Use and Remove Painter’s Tape

Not sure if you want to deal with the hassle of taping? Time to reconsider. 

Patio Furniture Cleaning Tips

Follow these simple instructions once a month and neither rain, wind, sun, nor drop of bird can ruin your patio pieces.

5 Mini Decorating Moves for a Boring Home Office

See how a designer transformed Broadway and TV star Sutton Foster’s home office in just five easy steps.

Why Copper Will Never Go Out of Style

Outfit your home (particularly your kitchen) with accessories and appliances made with copper. The shimmery metal will instantly elevate everything that surrounds it.