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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Beautiful Backsplashes

In a hardworking kitchen, a backsplash is an ideal opportunity to add a little personality. See how pretty materials and unique installations can bring a fresh face to your kitchen.

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Best Things to Buy at Ikea

Shop our favorite smart and stylish furniture and decor picks from IKEA!

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Must-Know Color Tips

Our designers and editors dish out their tips for decorating with colors including green, red, and more. Get our top paint picks for every color, and then keep clicking for color-by-color decorating tips.

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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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Furniture Arranging Made Easy

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

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Innovative Tote Bags

With a few simple patterns and a dozen innovative ways to stitch them up, you can create a tote for just about any occasion.

Brown Suede with Plaid Stripe Tote

Throw in your cardigan and cell phone, then make room for Fifi inside this fashion-forward imitation suede bag featuring a vertical plaid panel down the front. Its square tortoiseshell-style handles allow you to carry this roomy tote comfortably. The plaid on the outside of the bag perks up the interior, too.

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Gray-and-Orange Pocket Bag

Urban dwellers and busy moms alike will appreciate the functional features of this two-tone Ultrasuede bag left and opposite. Two pockets, one perfectly sized for a cell phone and one for shopping lists or a date book, have been added to the front gray panel. Sporty, bright orange imitation suede enlivens the side panels and interior.

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Chenille Bag with Name Tag and Pocket

If you've eyed brand-name bags at department stores but were deterred by the price tag, the bag right is for you. This chenille bag is creatively embellished with a black grosgrain ribbon that can be machine-embroidered with your own name. Shiny black vinyl piping accents the convenient front pockets, giving the bag a hint of drama.

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Better Homes and GardensĀ® Creative Collection Publications

Ready to dress up your home -- or yourself -- but don't know where to start? Let Simply Creative Sewing jump-start your creativity!

This issue is just bursting at the seams with 65 stylish projects you can make: draperies, pillows, lamp shades, handbags, and more! Learn how to add your own style by embellishing purchased slipcovers! Get tips, tricks, and techniques from the pros -- it's "sew" wonderful!

Don't miss out! Simply Creative Sewing is available now at your favorite newsstand, or call 888/547-2147 to order!

Featured in this issue:

  • Escape to the Cottage -- Fabrics and textures create a soothing bedroom escape!
  • Dressed for Dinner -- Slipcovers and trimmings turn boring into beautiful!
  • Dramatic Dressings -- Glamorous or casual, set the stage with window treatments!
  • Canopies with Character -- Wake up your bedroom with the canopy of your dreams!
  • Evening Elegance -- Showcase designer details with these sophisticated shawls!
  • Made for Shade -- Light up your room with custom lamp shades!
  • Carried Away -- Create a tote for any occasion!

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