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10 of The Most Common Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid!

A few small tweaks to your space can make all the difference. Knowing right from wrong can transpire a cramped and chaotic space into one that is …

Basic Tips For Weekly Cleaning

Regardless how hard you try to keep the house clean every day, you still need to spend one day at the end of the week cleaning the whole place. If …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

How to avoid sour odors in your washer and dryer

Keep your washer and dryer smelling fresh and clean with these tips.<p>Pin<p>Unpleasant odors in your washer and dryer will cause your laundry room to take …

Cleaning

Materials that aren't really "dry clean only"

Sure, the label on that blouse you just bought reads "Dry Clean Only," but do you really have to take a trip to the cleaner's? That all depends on …

Cleaning

How to extend the life of your clothes

Save money on your wardrobe by taking care of the clothes that you have. When shopping, spend a little extra on the classic pieces that will carry …

Cleaning

40 Stylish Kitchen Countertop Ideas You'll Love

A countertop is to a kitchen what a statement necklace is to an outfit — make yours speak to your home's personality.<p>These days, designers have gone way beyond Carrara and Calacatta marble — they'll use just about anything for kitchen and island countertops. With options like limestone, zinc, …

Natural Inspiration: Koi Pond Design Ideas For A Rich And Tranquil Home Landscape!

Koi ponds are probably the most distinct and integral features of Asian-inspired landscapes. The same can be said for those trying to create a …

Interior Designers' Best-Kept Shopping Secrets

San Francisco

Colorful DIY Dressers That Pack a Punch

Dressers are the storage hub of the bedroom. From socks and t-shirts to jewelry, a chest of drawers is an organizing essential in every home. Give …

Beautiful Modern Style Sofas

• 1 |<p>White is a fresh look, it’s also a fabulous backdrop for mixing stronger colors when it comes to choosing your scatter cushions and throws. Don’t …

A Modern Meets Traditional Appalachian Mountain House

English country meets American Arts and Crafts.<p>On a sloping site in western North Carolina, architect Ruard Veltman designed a house that blends English country and American Arts and Crafts with his own flair for drama. The ideal marriage of architecture and design creates a house that transcends …

Interior Design

15 Genius Ways To Maximize A Small Space

You don't have to feel claustrophobic ever again.<p>The struggle of finding room for all your stuff is real. Whether you live in a studio apartment or want to get more out of a small room, these small space design ideas will save your life. After all, no one ever complained about having too <i>much</i> space.

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

Plan, measure, & more with your phone.<p>Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, we've rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.

Before & After: A One-Day Living Room Makeover

See the before & after photos.<p>Imagine totally redecorating in a day. We break down how interior designer Peter Dunham, owner of Hollywood at Home, redid a multipurpose living room — in just nine hours.

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

9 Top High-Tech Vacuum Cleaners

The best vacuums for your home.<p>Whether you're looking for a canister or a cordless model, we've rounded up the best new vacuums in every category. They're are all packed with the latest features: super-quiet, ultra-powerful, hyper-efficient — and scary-smart.

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

Interior Design

19 Beautiful Photos Taken With an iPhone by Paul Moore

Paul Moore lives in a small town called Tullamore in the midlands of Ireland. He is married with 3 children and works as an accountant and financial …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

Every Mistake You Make In Your 20s Has Consequences

“I was discovering that not all of the promises would be kept, that some things are in fact irrevocable and that it had counted after all, every …

Hottest-Selling Animal in Colombia's Illegal Pet Trade: Sloths

In the bustling streets of a Colombian village, colorful exotic birds, monkeys and sloths, all animals that were once wild, are being sold as pets, …

There Are No Real Men Anymore

There are no more men on the planet.<p>No males in my generation want to be men. Why do I say this? I met an extractor. His quote?<p>“Have you seen the …

10 Bold Colored Floors That Wow

Make a statement right under your feet.<p>Chevron, stripes, checkerboard — even painted lily pads — these cool floors make a colorful statement right under your feet.

Black Marker Coffee Cup Art by Cheeming Boey

Cheeming Boey (born April 12, 1978) is a Malaysian artist best known for his ongoing series of illustrations on paper and foam coffee cups, his daily …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …