Have you ever wanted to unlock your door with a fingerprint? Control the indoor and outdoor lights with your phone? You can do those things and more with a smart home. We show you how to get a home with connected technology and remote-operated devices that are designed to improve and simplify your life. We sift through the many options, including smart appliances, new apps, and smartphone and tablet innovation, and only bring you those that can make your life better. We give you tips and tricks for navigating the new home technologies and help you with buying decisions.See More
Just say no to white walls and boring neutrals. Bring on the color for kids!
This soft, gender-neutral space gains coziness and drama from a bright animal-theme rug and sophistication from the painted gold- and beige-striped walls.
Satisfy a desire for all things amphibian with this frog-inspired room. Cool blue stars in the "outdoor" space, painted frogs, reeds, and clouds create no-worries artwork throughout the room.
A teen will love this colorful room that sports swirls, hearts, solids, and dots as well as two hues of faux fur.
Baby, oh baby! Nurseries sure have come a long way from pastels and gauzy fabrics. This fresh nursery embraces the bolder side of a classic pink-and-yellow palette.
The tweens of America have spoken: It's two thumbs up for orange! The juicy color rules in this room. But bold as orange is, the room has a sense of calm.
A bright marine blue coats the walls of this room. Teamed with a playful orange, the offbeat mix is a lasting choice for a boy on the verge of his teenage years.
Bordered in wavy blues, the painted chair rail features a variety of smiling sea life and plant shapes, along with fishy bubbles. These designs give personality to a small room that's been simply furnished with a crib and chest.
A large chest was given a makeover with pink stripes and flower drawer pulls. Bright yellow covers the stuffed chair that's been piped with red and pillowed in orange plaid.
These colors are similar intensities, making them a snap to combine in a room. Every surface done in brilliant red, pink, and yellow offer an eye-popping look for a child who loves the excitement of bright color.
A plain-color wall is a great backdrop for a child's room. Here, a stars-and-stripes theme predominates, yet it could have easily been black racing stripes or yellow stars. Allow for a child's creativity by providing blackboards, personalized pillows, and tackboards.
Nautical details abound in this all-boy room. A pair of boat-shaped twin beds (complete with sails) are perfect for these two young pirates!
An insect-pattern bedding fabric served as the inspiration for a colorful room. Easy-to-stencil embellishments on furnishings add whimsical touches in unexpected places. Winged creatures cut from fabric flutter atop windows dressed with white wood blinds.