Home innovation should solve real-life problems and make life better, focusing on the people, not simply the systems, inside. To demonstrate, we decided to build, furnish, and tech out our ideal house: the BHG Innovation Home. Check out these useful and accessible products and ideas.View Slideshow
Follow these simple ideas to re-create your living room and bedroom.
Punch up open-front bookshelves by lining the back with wallpaper. To avoid permanent application, cut foam-core board to fit the shelf back and apply the paper to that. The shelves keep the board in place.
Add dressmaker's details such as covered button and ribbon trim to store-bought curtains to give them a custom, pricey look. Don't sew? Attach ribbon using fusible web and an iron.
Using fabric scraps from your room, this shade gets an instant makeover. Here is how to do it:
1. Lay out your fabrics leaving varying widths.
2. Hot glue the pieces into place.
3. Cover the fabric's edges with ribbon.
4. Finish the shade by gluing a ribbon trim around the top and bottom of the shade.
The scrapbook paper art gets a face-lift with family photos glued over the papers.