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Browse hundreds of decorating photos and discover fresh ideas for your home. From kitchens to bedrooms, living rooms to bathrooms, you'll find inspiration for every room in your home. Find ideas by style, from traditional to modern, cottage to eclectic.

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House Tour: Eclectic Style

Secondhand scores -- found from flea markets, the roadside, or even Grandma -- come together in a one-of-a-kind fashion to decorate this home.

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    • Past Meets Present

      A fondness for the past is evident in this flea market chic home, where family treasures mingle with funky flea market finds. Opting for soft, neutral colors on the walls allows the homeowners to experiment with playful patterns and warm colors on accents and accessories. In the living room, a brick fireplace surround adds warmth and texture to cool gray walls. An eclectic mix of furniture gives the space a relaxed and welcoming vibe.

    • A Personal Touch

      Handmade textiles and personal snapshots are showcased throughout the home. Other furnishings, such as the end table next to the sofa and the large painting on the wall, were scooped up from garage sales, antique shops, or secondhand stores.

    • End Table Revamp

      The end table, which was once a bathroom cabinet, was given new life with a fresh coat of paint and wallpaper-backed, glass-front drawers. Lovingly updated furniture pieces like this one give each room in the home an inviting energy.

    • Chairs for Two

      These formerly vinyl-covered chairs were snatched up from the side of the road and reupholstered with pretty black-and-white toile fabric. The result is a versatile pair of seats that can be moved from room to room. The album stand between the chairs is an old family favorite that the homeowner updated with a fresh coat of simple white paint.

    • Well-Blended

      The homeowners mix antique store finds, online steals, and garage sale scores throughout the home to create a space that’s filled with relaxed, collected character. A large South African wood bowl on the living room hearth -- a $5 steal -- mixes effortlessly with newer and more expensive pieces from retail stores. A large circular mirror hung above the mantel reflects light and visually expands the room.

    • Can-Do Design

      The dining room’s color scheme is a continuation from the adjacent living room. The striking black-and-white curtains were a simple-sew project, thanks to the vertical stripes that acted as guides. Mix-and-match chairs add an eclectic vibe. Gold detailing on the sideboard and a yellow chandelier warm up the room's gray color scheme.

    • Dining Design

      An eclectic gallery wall of photographs and paintings adorns one wall of the dining room in a laid-back arrangement. The dining room also doubles as a small home office and is outfitted with a simple wooden desk.

    • Colorful Kitchen

      A new, narrow breakfast bar makes use of an awkward space in the kitchen and adds seating as well as storage. The vintage bottle-cap stools once belonged to the homeowner’s grandmother, and give the space the perfect amount of vintage flair. Bold accents and accessories, such as the large print above the bar, add color to the otherwise white kitchen.

    • Functional Finds

      Although the house is small, the homeowners managed to find space off the kitchen to tuck a separate laundry and crafts area. The sewing machine rests on a table that was left behind by the previous homeowners. Both freestanding bookcases and wall-mount shelves add storage for crafting and laundering supplies.

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      Sweet Dreams

      Patterned, vintage-inspired bed linens add pizzazz to the master bedroom. The bedside tables were once part of a dressing table that was split to make the two separate pieces. Mismatched lamps atop each table help break up the otherwise symmetrical bedroom arrangement. The gray linen drapes help block light without overwhelming the small space.

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      Brighten Up

      Not afraid to play with color, the homeowners opted to use a dark gray for the bathroom walls. Cheerful accents, such as the yellow hand towel, gold-tone artwork, and a striking white subway tile border prevent the small space from looking dark, cramped, and uninviting.

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      Kid-Friendly Style

      Paint plays a big role throughout the home, which is evident in their son's room. After sampling several lighter tones they landed on a rich blue-black that sets off the room's brighter handmade elements. The checkered pennants hung above the window play off the large area rug in the center of the room.

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      Family Favorites

      The rocker in one corner of the bedroom is an old family heirloom, so the homeowner decided to leave the upholstery intact and cover it with a soft blanket. The changing table is actually a vintage dresser the homeowners purchased online and covered with a changing pad. Personal photographs and kid artwork adorn the walls, which gives the room another layer of personality.

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