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11 Easy Tips For Creating A Calm and Peaceful Home

Simple solutions to transform your home into a relaxing retreat.<p>How do you feel when you walk into your home? Happy? Calm? Overwhelmed by your 'to do' list? In today's hectic world, stress is always present, but your home shouldn't contribute to it. "Your home either nurtures and supports you or it …

Dining Rooms

10 Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Bedroom

Interior Design

30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!


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30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Welcome to the ultimate snuggle zone.<p>Steal these ideas to create a comfortable getaway in your bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

Interior Design

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15 Genius Ways You've Never Thought To Decorate With Books

Why relegate books to a few storage shelves when there are so many unexpected ways to incorporate them into your home design?<p><b>1.</b> Build a dreamy archway out of similarly-colored books to create a dramatic structure that can be used to decorate special events, or as a statement piece inside your home …


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A DIY Wire Utensil Rack Is Such a Smart Solution for Behind the Stove

If you've ever wondered what to do with that empty space behind your stove, this is one stylish yet practical solution: a wire utensil rack! Even …


30 Bathroom Color Schemes You Never Knew You Wanted

Bathrooms can pose a challenge to a lover of home design – to most of us on a budget, they’re an expensive proposition to overhaul, and it can be …

How to Be a Pro at Small Apartment Decorating

For many people, small apartment living is an interesting, dreamy concept. For others, it’s reality. Living in a small space has its advantages and …

How to Have the Best-Looking House on the Block—in Every Season

Keeping your home gorgeous year-round is easier and less expensive than you think.<p>Does your house look like a million bucks? That might depend on …

Is your fridge all wrong? The secrets of food organisation

Why you should banish tomatoes, onions and eggs from your fridge - and store champagne there instead<p>Did you know peaches, plums, and pears, emit a gas that makes vegetables go rotten? And that eggs can absorb odours?<p>If you're finding your grocery haul isn't stretching quite as far as it should, …


10 Best U.S. Ski Resorts for Non-Skiers

There are two types of people in this world: those who ski, and those who don't. But if you fall into the latter camp and have never vacationed at a ski lodge, then you've been missing out. Resorts across the country go all out to accommodate their non-skiing guests, with enough activities both on …

Smart Ways To Make The Most Of A Compact Kitchen

<i>Joanna Simmons, Houzz Contributor</i><p>We might all dream of a huge family kitchen, but most of us have to make do with something smaller. That said, whatever the size of our kitchen, the demands we place on it tend to be the same. We want it to function well for preparing and cooking meals. We might …

Laundry Rooms

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Bedside Tables

Designer Markham Roberts's advice.<p>"A good bedside table is as important as a comfortable bed," says decorator Markham Roberts, who includes many great examples in his new book, <i>Decorating the Way I See It</i>. "Sure, they should enhance the decor of the room, but they're really all about function. The …


25 Affirmations For Those Looking For Happiness And Love In All The Wrong Places

It’s not for me to say if you’re looking happiness or love in the right places. If you feel like you aren’t, that’s probably a good indicator. Often …

The 10 Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now

Which cities claim the happiest employees and which have them singing the geographical blues?<p>To determine the happiest and unhappiest places to work, fulfillment-focused career site CareerBliss took a look at eight key factors that can influence an employee’s contentment, including work-life …

Work-life Balance

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What Is Journalism Anymore?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>It’s weird how our sense of things change. In the early blogging days it was often apparent that the market was about personal …