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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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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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Before & After: A Nature Inspired Living Room

Mixing reclaimed treasures with green products gives this living room new life. Try these eco-chic DIY ideas and products for a natural and green space.

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    • Before: Bland & Boring

      Like lots of living spaces, this room was long, narrow, and devoid of character -- plus two door openings made arranging furniture tricky. The room was in desperate need of an update.

    • After: Bright & Beautiful

      With lots of potential, the space was converted to a galley-type space using two small love seats across from one another to open up the space. A bright color palette awakened the dull room and gave it new life.

    • Nature's Best

      This eco-friendly living room played up the green experience by using a nature-influenced color scheme. Floral, fern, and bird motifs on the walls and accessories reinforce the room's natural attributes. Accent walls feature yellow wallpaper made from water-base inks and low-chemical paint.

    • Open Spaces

      Unfinished bookcases and drawers help create the look of a built-in home office area and offer plenty of storage. Materials from nature--raw wood, cork, wicker, hemp, and even potted grass--add great texture to open shelves. Add out-of-date maps as book covers for a fun and funky detail. Get creative with salvaged materials. Here, old suitcases are stacked to use for bonus storage.

    • Chic Chair

      Add personality with vintage finds. Here, a punchy green chenille bedspread is used to upholster the chair seat. Repurposing items--using something in a different way than it was originally intended for--is where your DIY ingenuity really comes into play and is a great green way of decorating, because it prevents items from filling up landfills.

    • Seated in Nature

      The love seats are created from sustainable wood frames, upholstered in organic cotton, and filled with plant-based foam. Another green tip is to use reclaimed wood to furnish a living room, meaning using wood that has not been taken from a live-growth tree, but instead from an existing source such as old buildings, railroads or dead trees. These aged pieces are then milled into flooring, paneling, beams, and furniture such as the stacking tables in this living room.

    • Wall Accessories

      Make your own artwork and accessories from vintage finds used in clever ways. Add mirrors to old windows and plate fronts for reflective art. Here, vintage pieces were painted white to create interesting wall art.

    • Green Window Treatments

      To give the windows an eco-chic makeover use rods and finials made from renewable woods, which are woods made from quick growing and easy-to-replace plants. Also using vintage and natural fabrics such as cotton and wool for the window treatments adds a green touch to the project.

    • Sharp Shade

      This rustic lamp was made from a square molding end cap and a table leg cut to size using a home center lamp kit. A fresh coat of paint, an updated shade, and a new finial complete the look. This eco-friendly project uses recycled materials, which includes using anything that has been created from an existing product--such as the table leg.

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      Fabric Fun

      Personalize throw pillows by converting any image to fabric using image-transfer paper and an iron. Buy the paper online and use a computer to make the print. Place the image face down on the right side of the fabric and iron, following the package directions to set the image. Then, simply peel off the backing to reveal the image on the fabric--instant gratification.

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      Print Pillows

      Here, a butterfly print on a throw pillow is the product of a transfer print project, resulting in a beautiful, personal accessory. This room was furnished using eco and repurposed alternatives, including furniture and pillows made with organic cotton.

    • How to Iron-On Transfer
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      Iron-On Transfer

      Want to transfer an image to fabric, similar to the butterfly pillow? Watch and see how easy an iron-on transfer project can be. 

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      Must-See Living Room Makeovers

      Dated finishes, lackluster furniture, and zero personality all add up to a living room in need of a makeover. Check out the dramatic transformations of these 10 living rooms and get ideas for your own decorating makeovers.
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