Materials & Techniques

With so many interior decorating materials available, it can be hard to know where to start. Our home decorating techniques, including how-to guides for trim, fabric, textiles, sewing, painting, DIY projects, and upholstery, will help you create the home of your dreams. Advice from design experts provide helpful decorating lessons and step-by-step instructions for home decorating techniques.

Are you in the pro-wallpaper camp? Or are you a naysayer? If it's the former,...

If you have basic sewing skills, you can master these common upholstering...

Think renewable, recyclable, and reclaimed as you strive to create an...

The fabric of an upholstered piece is the most visible sign of quality and...

Get the skinny on decorative trims, what they're called, and how to use them.

Reupholstering a chair can be a bit of a challenge, but these tips and tricks...

Think you can't possibly handle upholstering a piece of furniture? Think again...

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When choosing an upholstery fabric, color, pattern, and fabric finish selectio...

Velvet pillows, curtains, throws, and upholstery add a touch of luxury and gla...

Hi everyone! It's Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home. I'm a DC-based decorator wh...

Mixing patterns is a common challenge in decorating, but it doesn't have to be...

Learn more about all the options you have when choosing stone for your home.

You don't have to sacrifice your personal decorating taste to be green. Here's...

Don't be surprised if you see a few familiar (and surprising) names the next...

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