Materials & Techniques

Materials and techniques are the backbone for any project. With so many interior decorating materials available, and plenty of information on techniques it can be hard to know where to start. Our home decorating techniques include how-to guides that can help create the home of your dreams.

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7 Easy Ways to Get the Look of Marble in Every Room

Bring a touch of elegance to your home with these easy updates and DIY projects inspired by the look of marble.

Terrazzo is Back and Better than Ever

See how this throwback material got a modern upgrade perfect for any style. You'll wonder why it ever left the market!

How to Make Natural Fabric Dyes

Don’t throw out that orange peel just yet—you could turn it into pretty homemade dye! Follow these instructions to make natural dyes from basic grocery store ingredients.

How to Emboss Velvet

Add your personal touch to velvet by embossing the material with pretty patterns. With a stamp, an iron, and a little water, you can add beautiful designs to your velvet accessories.

Woven Decor Ideas That Wow

Add a touch of texture to any room with woven decor. From rattan love seats to grass-cloth wallcoverings, we've found ways to bring woven decor into every space.

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Pretty Ways to Decorate with Velvet

Velvet pillows, curtains, throws, and upholstery add a touch of luxury and glam to any room. Don't think you're limited to red velvet, though: This soft fabric comes in tons of stunning shades. Discover how you can decorate with velvet in any room.

Our Favorite Ideas for Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Think renewable, recyclable, and reclaimed as you strive to create an eco-friendly home. These earth-conscious design ideas show you how to make your home earth-friendly, lovely, and livable.

Common Upholstery Techniques

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