Our Best Rooms

Browse hundreds of decorating photos and discover fresh ideas for your home. From kitchens to bedrooms, living rooms to bathrooms, you'll find inspiration for every room in your home. Find ideas by style, from traditional to modern, cottage to eclectic.

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Personalize a Pillow

Put your personalized stamp on a plain pillow with this easy monogramming technique starring paint.

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Weekend Projects

Give your home unbeatable character in just one weekend. These home projects offer quick, impactful solutions to fill your indoor and outdoor spaces with style and function. Whether you seek easy landscaping plans, curb appeal projects, or budget decorating ideas, these hand-picked updates are designed to bring out your inner weekend warrior.

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Top Flea Markets

Put on your walking shoes and stop in at America's premier marketplaces -- you'll find country primitives, midcentury modern furniture, vintage fashions, upcycled treasures, and more. Here are a few insider tips for wending your way through each market.

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Deck Decorating & Styling Tricks

Make your deck as comfortable and stylish as an indoor living room. These tricks show you how.

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Basics

Learn about embroidery and cross-stitch supplies and basic techniques.

Embroidery & Cross-Stitch Projects

Cross-Stitch Projects
Make these quick-to-finish cross-stitch projects for any occasion.
Hand-Stitch a Pincushion
Add texture to a wool flower pincushion by hand-stitching.
Simple Dandelion Project
Long straight stitches and small French dots create flowers.

Everything in Basics

Learn How
  • Backstitches

    Add this essential stitch to your repertoire.

  • Five Embroidery Stitches

    When it comes to these basic stitches, a picture is worth a thousand words.

  • French Knot

    Tricky at first but easy to master with practice, the French knot appears in many stamped and counted cross-stitch...

  • Needle Types

    Confused by all the choices in needles for your needlework projects? Here's what you need to know.

  • Ribbon Embroidery How To

    Learn how to create various ribbon embroidery stitches with our simple tutorial and diagrams.

  • Secure Thread at the Beginning

    Start right with a firmly and neatly secured thread.

  • Secure Thread at the End

    Secure your cross-stitch neatly with these steps.

  • Threads for Stitching

    With so many products on the market, choosing a thread for cross-stitch can be a challenge. Here's what you need to...

  • Whipstitch

    Also used in hand sewing, this stitch belongs on fabric edges.

  • Quarter and Three-Quarter Stitches

    To obtain rounded shapes in a design, use quarter and three-quarter cross-stitches.

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