Angela Chapman

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20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

How Do I "Break Up" a Matching Bedroom Set?

<b>Q:</b> I've recently come across a great deal on this bedroom set (headboard, nightstands, dresser), for a whopping $100. I'm a college student, so this …

6 Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Look Infinitely Bigger --> http://on.apttherapy.com/IRtKOF You might not be able to change a lot of things in your small kitchen, but you can do the next best thing: give the illusion of larger, more open, space. Breathe better, and move about with ease, with these six suggestions...

How To Paint a Tile Backsplash

I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is yes, you can totally paint a tile backsplash. It’s all about planning your design and having the right …

16 Luminaries and Lanterns to Light Up Your Autumn Party

Autumn weather is just too delicious to be inside all the time. The new coolness in the air make outdoor picnics enjoyable and bonfire parties …

How to Paint: 10 No-Mess Painting Tips for Your Next DIY Project

(Image credit: Meg Lewis)<p>Have any plans to paint this weekend? A wall, a furniture piece, even just an element to a DIY project? Then you'll …

Why Sharing Your Dreams Is So Important

<i>By Dr. Angel Morgan via DreamsCloud</i><p>It's time to normalize dream sharing. When I say dream sharing, I mean learning to share dreams that were experiences during sleep, in a healthy way with our communities in waking life. This is why it's important.<p>Dream sharing, when done in the right way, empowers …

Carry a Sheet of Plywood By Yourself with a Loop of Rope

A standard sheet of plywood is 4'x8' and weighs anywhere from 25 to 85 pounds, depending on the thickness. The dimensions make a sheet awkward to …

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Honey

Most people love honey for its tasty goodness. The natural sweetener helps balance flavors, thicken sauces, and add moisture to your dish, according …

World Health Organization

30 Creative DIY Costumes You Should Start Working on Now

Anybody can throw together a five-minute Halloween costume, but if you want to avoid being outdone this year, you'll have to bring your A-game.<p>It's …

10 Items . 10 Ways . 10 Cleaners

Have you ever stopped to think about how you clean? I mean seriously, are you one of those people who think that there is a certain and particular …

Cleaning

Cook Almost Anything with Your Bread Machine

Bread machines are useful for a lot more than just making bread. After all, you've got a single device that can both stir and heat and even do it on …

Food

10 DIY Arcade Projects That You’ll Want To Make

Seemingly gone are the days riding your bike down to the local mall, wolf-down a slice of pizza, and then hit the Arcade to drop every quarter (or tokens) you had into a slew of games. Gaming consoles sounded the death knell for arcades as they began to dominate the industry starting in the early …

Christmas Gifts: 20+ Cute and Clever Ideas to Try

Do you have wine at you holiday parties? If the answer is yes; then try these cool “Wineglass Slip-On Coasters” from BH&G! How about these sweet …

How to make water balloon luminaries

Courtesy of CandleTech comes this great idea and inspiration for making water balloon luminaries. I had no idea before this a technique like this …

How Do I Stop Robocalls And Telemarketers? - Consumer Reports

<b>Q.</b> We were delighted to use the phone number Consumer Reports published to eliminate robocalls; we’re pretty sure it worked, too. But how do I get …

5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

Home Decorating

9 Quick Fixes For Annoying Renovation Problems

You may not be able to control the larger problems when making over your home, but these little annoyances are easily solved.<p><b>1. Problem:</b> That stubborn layer of wallpaper adhesive that won't come off your wall.<p><b>Fix:</b> You've spent hours peeling away wallpaper but there are still those few spots of glue …

Cleaning

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose a Rug?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about choosing rugs for any room. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …

Home Decorating

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

Kitchens

10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

10 Bright Kitchen Finds That Cost Less Than Dinner For Two

Etsy finds in cheerful teal to make your kitchen even better.<p>Etsy finds in cheerful teal to make your kitchen even better.

Decorations

6 Things You Should Never Ever Store in the Garage

Protect your belongings and yourself with these safe rules for storage.<p><i>This story originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.</i><p>We're guessing your decluttering strategy is something like this: No place for it inside? Put it in the garage.<p>But the truth is, your garage isn't a great catch-all storage …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate a Kid's Room?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about kid's room design ideas. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p>…

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

The 10 Most Common Decorating Mistakes

...That you'll make on the way to great style<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>1. The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if you can't sit/walk/relax on …

Home Decorating

Why Matching Doesn't Matter

Rooms that prove confidence overrides all decorating rules.<p>Interior design by Rodman Primack. Photography by Manu Foto, courtesy of Rizzoli.<p>Developing your home's personality can be intimidating and overwhelming: <i>Does this go with this? Can I commit to this wall color? Will this be a forever piece</i> …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

4 Makeovers That Prove One Element Can Transform A Room

You don't need a complete renovation to change a space. These four transformations show just how much impact redesigning one element can have.<p><b>This outdoor patio gets a colorful and unexpected update—a great fix to ordinary outdoor tile. See more details here.</b><p><b>All you need is tape and paint to revamp</b> …

5 Commandments for Kid-Friendly Decorating

Designers share their best advice for decorating when you have young children in the house.<p><i>Designer Brooke Davenport and daughters Charlotte, 6, and Chloe, 13. Tour her bright white Los Angeles house. Photo by Victoria Pearson</i><p><b>Invest in Versatile Storage</b>"The key to a happy life with small children …