more about: decorating

How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Nothing brightens a room quite like spring flowers—especially after a long, harsh winter. To extend the life of those beautiful blooms, remember to change the water daily. Resist the urge to be lazy: A simple top-off won’t cut it. For the best results, empty the existing water and refill the vase with a fresh dose of H2O and trim the […]

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Best Upholstered Fabric Headboards from Apartment Therapy

A little late to the whole upholstered headboard trend? Better late than never! Check out this post from our friends at Apartment Therapy. These top 10 headboards are gorgeous and very budget-friendly. Finally, a bed that won’t break the bank! More from RealSimple.com: 10 DIY Home Decor Tricks The Best Bedside Tables Smart Decorating Tricks for Any Space

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How to Decorate With Radiant Orchid

Each year, Pantone, the world’s authority on color, declares a color “color of the year.” This year’s hue: radiant orchid. The vibrant color, which combines purple, fuchsia, and pink undertones, may make for a stunning dress, but can you incorporate it into your décor?

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How to Care for Wood Furniture

Your wooden furniture may look great at first but time and use can take it’s toll, ultimately causing fading or even cracking.

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6 Big Home Trends From the 1990s (That Just Might Return) from Apartment Therapy

What do the Backstreet Boys, plaid, and carpeted floors have in common? They were all popular in the ’90s and seem to be making a comeback. That’s right—according to Apartment Therapy, there are several home décor trends from 20 years ago that might also be resurfacing in the near future… and who doesn’t love nostalgia!? To check out the full […]

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Go Inside Carolina Herrera’s Manhattan Town Home with InStyle.com

Ever wonder what your favorite celebrity or fashion designer’s home looks like? InStyle.com’s home galleries feature tours of the homes of celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, and the Seinfelds. Their latest tour takes us inside the home of fashion designer Carolina Herrera. Her home features an eclectic mix of interior design including everything from animal print to floral wallpaper […]

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Who’s Your Design Valentine?

Looking for a fun—and helpful!—Valentine’s Day quiz? Who’s Your Design Valentine from Tastemaker lets you pore through beautiful furniture, fixtures, rooms, and more to find a designer who best matches your aesthetic taste. Also included: Quirky date ideas, for anyone still stuck on how to celebrate tomorrow. See the quiz here, and then check out these low-cost decorating ideas.

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7 Space-Saving Hallway Storage Solutions from Remodelista

As an apartment dweller, I’m always looking for new and unique ways to optimize my space, so Remodelista.com has become one of my favorite sites. They have tons of helpful tips and tricks for organizing and making the most your minimal space. One of my recent favorites is a piece on seven space-saving hallway storage solutions, which provides a collection […]

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A Pretty Bouquet With a Pinecone

Reader Victoria M. tagged Real Simple in this lovely photo on Instagram, while she was reading the December 2013 issue. Love the festive touch that the pinecone gives the bouquet. Another idea for a pinecone—a place card holder, seen here: Get more stylish holiday decorating ideas.

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Homemade Gift Tag Idea

Looking to make a special holiday gift pop? Try this sweet idea for a DIY gift tag: Outline the shape of your favorite cookie cutter onto colored paper, and then cut out the design and tape onto your wrapped present. Better yet, if you’re giving a box of homemade sweets, use ribbon to fasten the cookie cutter right onto the […]

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