Our Best Rooms

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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Personalize a Pillow

Put your personalized stamp on a plain pillow with this easy monogramming technique starring paint.

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Weekend Projects

Give your home unbeatable character in just one weekend. These home projects offer quick, impactful solutions to fill your indoor and outdoor spaces with style and function. Whether you seek easy landscaping plans, curb appeal projects, or budget decorating ideas, these hand-picked updates are designed to bring out your inner weekend warrior.

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Top Flea Markets

Put on your walking shoes and stop in at America's premier marketplaces -- you'll find country primitives, midcentury modern furniture, vintage fashions, upcycled treasures, and more. Here are a few insider tips for wending your way through each market.

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Deck Decorating & Styling Tricks

Make your deck as comfortable and stylish as an indoor living room. These tricks show you how.

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Decorative Painting

Tired of looking at a blank wall? With little more than some time and elbow grease, you can transform that drab space into a work of beauty with a decorative wall pattern or mural. Our smart tricks and expert tips will turn you into a master of every decorative paint project from basic techniques, such as glazing and sponge-painting, to more complex projects such as stenciling and stamping. Start by taking our color personality quiz to learn which colors will best suit your style and to receive customized decorating tips that will teach you how to effectively use your new palette. Then test out your new wall colors using our handy My Color Finder tool to find the perfect hues to match your furniture, flooring, and trim. After that, browse through our basic painting techniques to learn easy, do-it-yourself paint projects that are sure to give your space an instant style update. Our basic techniques will teach you how to do everything from distressing furniture to using glaze to painting stripes. We also have plenty of simple pattern and stencil painting tips that will teach you how to add interest and character to your rooms without having to rely on artwork and accessories.

Did You Know You Can Do This With Spray Paint?

Haven't visited the spray paint aisle in awhile? You'll want to plan a trip...

How to Paint a Chevron Pattern

Give your decorating a punch with a dose of trendy pattern. Here's how to pain...

How to Sponge-Paint Curtains

Turn plain curtains into one-of-a-kind beauties with this easy painting...

Paint Techniques We Love

Step up your painting game with these 10 techniques that will introduce color,...

Sponge Painting

Try sponging if you're a beginning decorative painter. It's fast, it looks...

Painting Stripes: 8 Expert Tips for Great Results

Want to dress a wall in painted-on stripes? These tips from a pro will keep...

Strie Paint Treatment in 3 Easy Steps

Accent a wall or the backs of bookcases with this easy three-step paint...

In a Glaze

Here's how to create some of today's hottest wall finishes.

How to Whitewash Wood Floors

Learn how to whitewash wood floors with this step-by-step DIY project.

Concrete Painting Project: Faux Floorcloth

Give bare concrete a chance to "wow" with a painted faux floorcloth. A Better...

Do-It-Yourself Distressing

Create the distressed look on almost any wooden piece using this technique.

How to Stencil

Stencil your walls for an easy decorating update. Here's how to stencil and...

How to Paint Glass

Jazz up glass with this easy DIY back-painting technique. In just a few simple...

How to Marbleize Paper

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home an...

Murals and Decorative Wall Painting

Add style to a room and show off special interests with a mural or decorative...

DIY Stenciled Floor

Give your floors a new look with a pretty pattern using our free stencil. Or...

Birch Tree Mural

Dress up a plain wall with this simple birch tree motif. All you need is three...

Leaf Stamping

Bring a touch of nature into every room in your home. Learn how to create...

Marquetry Made Simple

Achieve the look of expensive wood inlays with a clever combination of stains...

Painted Gingham

Add a quick punch of style to a bedroom with a fabric-covered look. Don't worr...

How To: Stencil a Metal Caddy

Download a honeycomb-inspired stencil template.

DIY Lampshade Update

Embellish a plain lampshade with puff paint and our free pattern.

Two Asian-Look Wall Techniques

Find out how to accomplish two Asian-theme paint effects: crisp grass cloth an...

Easy 3-Tone Painted Wainscoting

Carry this paint treatment diagonally up a stairway wall to create an...

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