Family Rooms

Affordable Classic Furniture

Convinced you don’t have the budget for that New Big Piece? These sofas, beds, and tables—all under $1,000—have the stylish staying power to make you smile for years to come.

6 Decorative Throw Pillows

Bring personality to your home with one (or several!) of these unique options.

Living Room Decorating Ideas

Patterns, prints, colors, and textures come together to create the ultimate livable space.

4 Steps to Caring for Hardwood Floors    

Follow these easy steps and you’ll soon worship the ground you walk on.

14 Living-Room and Dining-Room Makeovers

See how Real Simple readers’ rooms went from drab to fab.

Smart Decorating Tricks for Any Space

Foolproof design advice for any room in your home.

18 Modern Sofa Options for Every Budget

End the harrowing hunt for a smart and stylish seat. Whether you want a durable starter model, a treasure-to-be, or something in between, you’ll find the ideal alchemy of form and function among these 18 options.

Speed Cleaning

Got a few minutes? That’s all you really need to zap dust and dirt and make any size mess disappear.

4 Ways to Make Over Your Living Room

Adapt these smart principles to your home―and end up with a truly new look.

Your Decorating Style, Defined

Once you’ve determined your style of decorating, find design inspiration―and expert tips―here.