Decorating Tips & Advice

Decorating your home can be an exciting, challenging experience. How do you decide on a color scheme? Which furniture styles will best fulfill your needs? How can you arrange your rooms to make the most of your space? We have plenty of helpful tips, online tools, and expert advice to make answering those questions easier than ever. Before you set out on your home decor quest, consider taking our helpful design personality quiz to get ideas tailored to your personal decorating style. Then, dive into our decorating basics to learn about everything from arranging a room to choosing a color palette to using patterns -- with tips and advice from decorating and design experts. Plus, using our handy Color Finder and Arrange-a-Room tools will help get your decorating ideas flowing before you even pick up a paintbrush or move a single piece of furniture. Then, browse through our expert decorating advice to get insider secrets that will help you fill your home with comfort and style. Finally, check out our furniture buying guides to learn the basics of buying and caring for every piece of furniture in your home.

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Decorating Lessons
  • Lessons on Scale and Proportion

    Decorate like a pro by applying principles of scale and proportion to your decor. Follow these tips to use scale an...

  • Make an Impact with Texture

    While color and pattern play strong roles in decor, texture can also make a statement. Whether it's buttery leather...

  • Learn How to Mix Patterns

    Be confident in your pattern mixing with these tips for achieving a picture perfect blend of stripes, florals, chec...

  • How to Light Any Room

    The right lighting will enhance your home's decor. Use these tips for lighting every room in your home just right.

  • Use Pattern to Change Your Rooms

    Do you have a room that needs a decorating boost? Add in pattern. Here's five ways to use pattern to change a room.

Color Tips

Tools & Quizzes
My Color Finder

Find your room's perfect palette by testing colors before you paint.


Drag and drop to find your room's perfect floor plan.