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50+ Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time

These home decor tips from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

11 Key Elements of Modern Nautical Style

Nautical interiors are popular any season of the year, but they really explode when the weather’s warm and more people spend time by the ocean. …

Home

33 Striking Africa-Inspired Home Decor Ideas

Africa is an exotic place, which excites and stays on your mind forever, once you see it. If you love this part of the world but can’t go there, you …

Home Decorating

15 Ways To Get Rid Of Negative Energy In Your Home

Because nothing is worse than feeling bummed out in your own house.<p>Everyone experiences gloomy Sunday afternoon feelings from time to time. But if your home feels like it's been in a constant state of the blues, it's time to banish those negative, sad and downright depressing vibes that can have a …

Cleaning

68 Ways to Make Your Home's Smallest Spaces Work Harder

From the laundry room to the home office, these small space tricks will make getting organized so much easier.<p>Introducing a miscellany of tips, …

5 Environmentally Safe Actions That Will Increase Your Home's Value

<i>Image source: PhotoDune</i><p>Sustainable building is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Climate change and the undoing of the earth's delicate ecosystem is no longer a point of conjecture. According to the EPA, "The global average temperature increased by more than 1.4°F over the last …

27 DIYs For The Classiest Person You Know

These are a class act.

This One Piece of Furniture is a Small Space Game-Changer

Efficient small-space dwelling is a true artform, especially when it comes to living in a college dorm. Packing your life into a tiny room (or half of one, or a third of one!) — and still making it feel like home — can be daunting, we know. But fear not! There’s actually one piece of furniture that …

11 Little-Known Painting Hacks from Our Expert Field Editors

We asked for real-world painting pointers—and got hundreds of great tips from our Field Editors. Here are 11 of our favorites.<p>1 / 13<p>No More Splashy …

DIY

Martha Stewart Knows There's More Room in Your Home Than You Think — And She'll Show You Where

<b>3. Make an Entryway Where There’s None</b><p>Having your front door open directly into a living space isn’t exactly grand. Carve out a distinctive entry …

7 Ways to Declutter Without Throwing Anything Away

Many professional organizers will tell you the best way to declutter is to trash your unused, unloved, or broken belongings. This is sound advice, …

How to Clean Your Toilet the Right Way

Cleaning the toilet has to be one of the least desirable household tasks there is. It's a chore we <i>dread</i> and, more often than not, put off for an indefinite amount of time. (Don't judge us.) But, naturally, the toilet is also one of the germiest, dirtiest, nastiest places in the entire house—and, as …

Before & After: Living Room Makeover (Proof that Paint Makes All the Difference)

Photo: The Turquoise HomeLaura's living room was a "basic builder's beige" when she and her family first moved into her home. It is a lovely space …

11 psychological tricks restaurants use to make you spend more money

Or, you might be a little more open to suggestion.<p>That's the opportunity menu engineers and consultants are looking for. Behind the scenes, before you're even thinking of dinner, they put careful thought into the way you choose what foods you eat.<p>Here are 11 of the sneakiest psychological tricks …