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21 Decorating Ideas Every Bookworm Will Love

Book lovers are notorious hoarders. We pile books on our nightstands and squeeze them underneath our beds. We fill up bookcases and create sky-high stacks on the floor. Instead of hiding books in every nook and cranny, let's celebrate this literary passion in our home.<p>Wear your library card loud …

20+ Sophisticated Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

Set the stage for a show-stopping meal.<p>It's an indisputable truth: A beautiful presentation gives everything a little extra flavor, and your Thanksgiving dinner is no exception. Go fun and glitzy or dark and sophisticated with a gorgeous tablescape that your guests will gush over. But whatever you …

10 DIY Halloween Decorations to Die For

This hand-painted, eye-catching design will be a delight for all of your trick-or-treaters.

Crafting

25 Sophisticated Thanksgiving Decorations For A Stylish Holiday

Turkey day has never looked so glam.<p>It's time to set aside the paper turkeys and fake leaves for more sophisticated Thanksgiving decor. Here, you'll find 25 refined decoration ideas, from festive tablescapes to chic bar carts. Start the holiday season off on a stylish note this year!

11 Drab Household Items You Can Spruce Up with Just a Dab of Paint

Turn your dining-room buffet table into a vintage-chic dresser to store your flatware and tableware. Label the drawer fronts with stencils, and use chalkboard paint to embellish.

Ceramics

28 Mantel Decorating Ideas for a Fresh Fireplace

A tastefully designed mantel is one of the most important design aspects of a living space. It’s often the first thing the eye is drawn to when …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Buy these products if you want your skin to look like a tiny baby's.<p>By Adam Hurly2 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>And all the other A+ hair you …

13 Minimalist Fall Decor Ideas for the Lazy Decorator

The transition into fall gives you the perfect excuse to update your place with lots of new autumnal décor and accessories. Or you can just scroll through Pinterest and decide that it’s all too much work and go back to eating leftover Halloween candy. Just kidding. Fall is way too much fun to skip, …

The 3 Things Your Home's Decor Should Always Reflect

Ok, honesty time: Do you feel like your home just <i>isn't working</i>? Chances are, you're missing one or more of these three very important elements. Let …

Interior Design

Take a Look at Hem's Swoon-Worthy New Collection of Furniture and Decor

<b>Hem</b>, the online design shop founded by former Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg, just unveiled a huge collection of new products for this fall, the largest release since its launch a year ago. While the "designy home decor" space seems to be getting more crowded every day, Hem continues to play up the …

25 Basement Decorating Ideas to Create a Multifunctional Living Space

Whether your basement is a small room or takes up an entire floor of your home, there are plenty of options when it comes to using the space …

22 Farm-tastic Decorating Ideas Inspired by HGTV Host Joanna Gaines

Even if country chic isn't the first phrase you'd use to describe your decor taste, we're guessing you've sat spellbound through at least one episode of HGTV's <b>Fixer Upper</b>. And while the on-air chemistry between hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines may be what initially draws you in, it's the breathtaking …

45 Fabulous (And Fast!) Ways To Decorate Your Home

Fall is on its way in, but it can't come fast enough! Here are some speedy and spectacular ways to get every corner of your home fall-ready -- chunky pumpkins, colorful leaves, cozy vignettes, and all!<p><b>1. Make a Porch Sign From Barnwood</b><p>Project via The Magic Brush Inc.<p>See full project here.<p><b>2. Add</b> …

17 Impressive Dining Room Makeovers

Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations.<p>Make over your dining room with these easy tips, clever ideas, and fabulous design inspirations. This piece originally appered on CountryLiving.com.

How To Decorate With Your Favorite Vintage Quilt (Without Dating Your Home)

Don't throw away Grandma's hand-made quilt just yet.<p>While quilts may remind you of sleeping at your grandmother's or bucolic summers spent horseback riding and playing in the barn, "they're anything but dated," Anne Hepfer of Anne Hepfer Designs tells ELLEDecor.com. And we couldn't agree more. In …

16 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

You’ve already swapped out your closet (goodbye bathing suits, hello cozy fall sweaters!), and now it’s time to get the rest of your house up to snuff for the season. Warm, rich tones, pumpkin <i>everything</i> and comforting textures give us a lot to be excited about. Whether your home decor GP involves …

A Dated Lake House Gets a Modern Rustic Makeover

This place is alluring as the view — with a fresh color palette to match.<p>Designer (and HGTV star) Sarah Richardson reinvented a 1950s cottage on Lake Huron with fresh budget-savvy tricks.

5 Furniture Arrangement Ideas That'll Make Your Home Look Professionally Designed

It's important that your living areas feel warm and inviting to guests without being overcrowded. In spacious living areas, I like to use large area rugs and place the front legs of my sofas along the outer borders of the rug. This allows ample space for a beautiful coffee table and room for guests …

Dining Rooms

3 Ways to Make Halloween Decor Chic, According to the Property Brothers

We recently chatted with the Property Brothers at Toronto's Producers Ball event, and after we got them to give us advice about how to make your home cozy for Fall, we had another decor question: how can you decorate for Halloween and still make it chic? Jonathan Scott understands the dilemma: "I …

9 Smart Ways to Make an Old Home Feel New

There are ways to keep the character, but also make it feel fresh.<p>In my ideal world, I would have a new home filled with old-home charm. Apparently, a knock-down is not in my family's budget, and neither are the high-quality building materials that I would want to use. The solution? Finding ways to …

7 Styling Secrets to Steal From a Home Stager

They're pros at tricking the eye — whether you're selling your house or not.<p>As a designer and home stager to the stars, Meridith Baer has helped A-listers like Madonna and Brooklyn Decker sell their houses. While she often has the luxury of a large budget to work with, Baer notes that it takes more …

7 Storage Lessons to Steal From This Cheery Kitchen Makeover

We'll never look at a corner, bedroom dresser, or pocket door the same way.<p>When we spotted Kim and Scott's kitchen makeover on their blog, Yellow Brick Home, our first thought was "gorgeous!" But upon closer inspection, we might want to trade in our adjective for "smart." Seriously, we're so …

Part 3: A Guest Bedroom Makeover

Altering an awkward corridor created into a well-appointed guest room.<p>Contributing editor Frances Schultz continues her East Hampton home renovation by turning an awkward corridor into a well-appointed guest room. Go back to the beginning to watch the whole house come together, starting with the …

Interior Design

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Fall Home Decor: 9 Color Trends To Try

You might want to rethink this season's color palette.<p>For some reason – it's hard to say exactly how it came about – fall is largely associated with dark colors. Perhaps it's the early sunset or the leaves' shift from green to orange to brown, but pastels, and fun prints shouldn't be relegated to …

Olivia Wilde’s Latest Instagram Will Give You Major Home Decor Goals

As summer comes to an end, we’re starting to shift our attention to fall and all the cozy things the season includes – AKA pumpkin spice lattes and so many sweaters. As the weather starts to cool we’re also feeling the urge to make our home a little bit snugglier. If you’re looking to give your …

Holiday-Inspiring Ibiza House Displaying Charming Rustic Details

<b>TG-Studio</b> redesigned a country estate on the Spanish island of Ibiza, updating it to serve the contemporary living needs of the inhabitants. …