HGTV’s 80 Fave Fall Decorating Ideas

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Cue the Copper

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How to Make a Hand-Lettered Farmhouse-Style Tray

Add a Farmhouse Feel

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Cozy Up Your Front Porch With Farmhouse Style for Fall

Set the Table With Seasonal Style

And, Break Out the Good China

Create a Grand Entrance

Freshen Up the Front Porch

(Safely) Fire Up the Fireplace

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Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

Pop In Some Plaid

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15 Spaces That Prove Buffalo Plaid Isn’t Just for Winter

And, Don’t Limit It to a Throw

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Spice Up the Guest Room

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30 Tips for Turning Your Guest Bedroom Into a Retreat

Or, the Front Door

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50+ Paint Shades We Love and How You Can Use Them

Mix Rustic With Refined

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Rustic + Refined: Set a

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24 Creative Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas

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Victoria Pearson

You’re giving your bedroom a makeover—what’s the first thing you do? You probably try to figure out how exactly to hang that colossal flat-screen TV directly across from your bed. Stop doing that! It’s time to think outside the (idiot) box. Your space should be a sanctuary—a restful, cozy bedroom where you fall asleep after a long day and wake up fresh as a daisy in order to start a new one, and your bedroom walls deserve more than electronics. Even better, there are so many options of what to do with those walls, so you should apply the same care you used when you chose your bed, nightstands, bedding, lighting, and rug. (We know—some of those decisions took you 18 months. We’re here to help make things move a little quicker!)

Let’s start with your decorating style: If your bedroom walls could talk, what do you want

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30 Easy Summer Decorating Ideas

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Anna Spiro Design

Now that it’s officially May, summer is just around the corner. And while we may not be able to jet off to some faraway waterfront locale, we can still get in on the easy summertime living with the right decorating decisions. Ready to dress your home up for a summery staycation? Ahead, discover 30 easy summer decorating ideas that’ll lighten the look of your home for warm-weather months and vacation vibes.

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Keep It Light With White

Paint everything white, from the walls to the furniture and then use cream, sand, or white textiles. Here, interior designer Tamsin Johnson added some darker shades of gray with the bedding, but otherwise, everything is white or pale. The idea is to invite as much light into the room as possible.

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Accessorize With Citrus

As simple as it may seem, decorating

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35 Biggest Decorating Mistakes and Solutions

35: A Cluttered Kitchen

Solution: Minimize the Mess

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Make New Pots Look Old for a Cottage-Style Countertop Herb Garden

34: Going to the Dark Side

Solution: Light It Up

33: Kids’ Toys, Untamed

Solution: Conquer the Clutter

32: Choosing Style Over Sittability

Solution: Opt for Comfy Chairs

31: Stuffing Your Garage to the Gills

Solution: Reclaim the Space

30: Designing Around the TV

Solution: Incorporate the TV Into Your Design

29: Toilet Rugs

Solution: Small Rectangular Rug

28: Not Having Houseplants

Solution: Add Your Favorite Plants

27: Having the Wrong Lampshade

Solution: Choose Your Shade Carefully

26: Not Testing Paint Colors

Solution: Try Multiple Hues

25: Covering A/C Ducts

Solution: Plan Around Your Air Source

24: Too Many Photos

You’re either a photo person or you’re not. Photo people feel very sentimental and have a hard time giving up the pictures on their walls and tables.

Solution:

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The Most Popular Interior Design and Decorating Styles

We’re going to level with you, being a design enthusiast is hard stuff. Not only do you need keep up with the latest trends and have an encyclopedic knowledge of all the colors of the year, but you should also know the differences between all the biggest design styles.

Sounds easy, right? Well, not quite. Truth is, knowing every single nuance between two different styles is easier said than done. After all, who really knows the difference between Scandinavian and minimalism? Traditional and transitional? If we’re being totally honest, even we get confused every now and then. So, to help, we’re breaking down some of the biggest styles out there.

It’s worth mentioning that everyone’s definition might differ a little bit. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But we hope the explainers below will help you appreciate the nuances of interior design.

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53 Best Living Room Ideas

Blue Velvet Sofa in Living Room

Mike Garten

Whether it’s a complete overhaul or a quick refresh, spice up the family’s favorite room with these pro tips.

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Colorful Light Fixture

Update an unattractive, outdated light fixture with a few coats of paint, round bulbs and pom-pom fringe for a whimsical touch. Strong colors overhead pull together the room’s eclectic vibe.

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Streamlined Shelves

Refresh your storage by taking the jackets off old books (load up at yard sales) to expose the stitching or covering your collection with coordinating papers.

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Tilted Mirror

For a laid-back look on your mantel, rest a sturdy style against the wall – no hammering required.

SHOP MIRRORS

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Lush Leaves

Fill any underused nook or corner with a big, ol’ houseplant and it can instantly become the personality-packed focal point of the room. Tuck the pot in a

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52 Best Interior Decorating Secrets

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Annie Sloan

Some people have a natural eye for design, but if you’re more in the camp of those who can’t do anything without consulting Pinterest board upon Pinterest board before making any major changes, we feel you. And even those of us who leave and breathe interior design, some inspiration and guidance never hurts. We’d love to have an interior designer on speed dial before deciding exactly where and how hang to hang that sweet new wall art we bought on a whim so we don’t make any major mistakes. But until we win the lottery, we’ll have to settle for trusting our guts, and taking plenty of decorating tips where we can get them. We’ve compiled some secrets straight from the pros to help you with all your decorating needs.

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Transform Eyesores

“In this basement remodel, we would’ve had to spend

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Whenever I think of Key West, I think of traveling all those miles in an un-air-conditioned Chevrolet with the windows opened and the fresh smell of sea and sand as we all made our way to the small hotel where we would vacation…

The thing about the Florida Keys is the Cuban and Caribbean influences as far as color is concerned…You will see a lot of “Sherbet Colors” as I call them…paler shades of pink, orange, yellow, blue..more pastel in nature.

So, I set out to create a cute piece of furniture that recreated some of those images…First, I wanted a softer paler green…I achieved this by mixing Antibes Green with Pure White.
I then added a small amount of Florence and a tiny bit of English Yellow.  Remember that one of the beautiful things about Annie Sloan Chalk Paints® is the way they blend together so easily giving you

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Best Travel Destinations For Your Holidays –

Putting together a successful vacation entails a lot of activities. Coupled with the anxiety of traveling, it is very easy to forget several travel essentials. Whenever that happens, it is not only the trip that may be ruined but, you could also end up spending a lot of money that was never planned for. The following are some of the most important things that you should never forget when traveling. 

Travel Documents 

Whether you are traveling locally or overseas, you will need travel documents. The most critical travel documents include a visa or passport. You may also never forget to carry your travel insurance card and emergency contacts in case you fall sick, get involved in an accident or any other problem along the road. 

Travel Devices and Accessories 

While you cannot carry all your devices when traveling, there are essential gadgets for travelers like a cell phone, a camera

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Contemporary vs. Modern Design: A Deeper Understanding

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Having a stellar interior décor that’s to die for is each person’s dream. There are numerous options to select from, and thus you’ll never run out of options. However, there’s often a pickle when it comes to differentiating modern and contemporary home designs. To most people, these two are somewhat the same, but, in reality, that isn’t the case. There’s a thin line between contemporary and modern designs that you ought to know. Below is a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the two.

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What is contemporary design?

Contemporary often gets defined as living in the present time. Thus, it would mean that contemporary designs are current design trends that get

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