more about: decorating

Drawing on the Walls: Dry-Erase Paint from Remodelista.com

Our friends over at Remodelista.com have come up with a solution for parents that are interested in chalkboards paint, for their budding little artists, but prefer a neutral paint palette.

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Avoid DIY Fails With Darby Smart’s New Kits

If you’ve ever tried to recreate a gorgeous DIY project you saw on Pinterest only to have said project turn out more like your four-year-old’s latest arts and crafts endeavor, this new product is for you.

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5 Controversial Decor Items (And Why You May Want Them) from Apartment Therapy

From cowhide rugs to reproductions of famous art work, our friends at apartmenttherapy.com have pulled together a list of five infamous decorating items that have attracted mixed reviews in the past.

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How to Keep Bugs Away From Indoor Plants from SavvySugar.com

My tiny New York apartment could benefit from some pretty plants, but one thing always stops me from going green: bugs. I’m (maybe irrationally) afraid any houseplants will increase my chances of spotting an unwanted critter. That’s why this article on eco-friendly bug spray for indoor and outdoor plants from our friends at Savvy Sugar immediately caught my attention.

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How to Save on Paint

Whether you’re painting an entire room or a piece of furniture that needs freshening up, a new color can make a dramatic difference. If you’re headed out to buy a new can of paint, keep this tip in mind to save some cash.

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53 Backyard Projects From Sunset.com

I love city living, but the summer season always has me longing for the joys of suburbia–namely a clean outdoor space for lounging and gardening.

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How to Dress Up an Unused Fireplace

It’s safe to say, at this point in the year, most of us are utilizing our air conditioners rather than our fireplaces. Once you’ve cleaned your fireplace, here’s a simple way to give this area of your home a little love during the warmer months.

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When to Use Paint Primer

If you’ve ever attempted to paint a room in your house, you’ve likely wondered: Do I need to prime before I paint? The answer: Probably not. In fact, primer is only necessary in three circumstances—1) when you’re painting a light color over a dark one, 2) when your walls are badly stained, and 3) when the walls are marked up […]

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Decorating Tips for Your Living Room, Bedroom, and Office

Do you love Ballard Designs? So do we, and we were excited to partner with them to share some of our favorite decorating tips in the creation of three different rooms: a family-friendly living room, an office-guest room combo, and bedroom with lots (and we mean lots) of storage. Our senior home market editor Kelley Carter designed the rooms and […]

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Make a Hula Hoop Hideout via Apartment Therapy

I had no idea that my son’s hula hoop could double as a frame for the perfect hideout. Check out this article from our friends at Apartment Therapy. I love the idea of using it over a bed with netting (as seen here,) or for making a tent in the playroom. How clever! More on RealSimple.com: 11 Fun Things to […]

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