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
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.