What Is a Zoom Room? 5 Tips for Creating One in Your Home Now

Before the coronavirus pandemic, homeowners would boast about an in-home sauna, pricey new pavers on the patio, or an enormous flat-screen TV with surround sound installed in the den.

But this is 2020! We’re still living with the repercussions of COVID-19, which means the hottest new trend in home features isn’t a fancy finish or in-demand appliance. Instead, it’s the Zoom room: a dedicated space in your house where you can easily and comfortably attend videoconference calls with co-workers, help the kids log on for remote schooling, or enjoy virtual check-ins with family.

In fact, some real estate agents and

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These 5 Trending Looks Will Make Your Dining Room So Instagrammable This Thanksgiving

OK, we know Thanksgiving seems like a real bummer this year. With many state and national authorities discouraging travel and gatherings due to COVID-19, it’s yet another holiday in a long sequence of holidays we’ve been forced to “celebrate” in quarantine.

But even though you aren’t doing a 20-person spread (right??), that doesn’t mean you should give up on Thanksgiving altogether. In fact, isn’t half the fun of this holiday taking photos of the beautiful presentation of food on your dining table and posting them for all to admire?

That’s why this week—in our regular series of trending decor on

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32 Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas We Can’t Get Enough of

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Exit Escape Room NYC Has Some of the Most Thrilling and Realistic Interactive Escape Games

3 different immersive and challenging themed games make it the perfect place to have a fun time with family and friends.

With travel plans and other activities cancelled until further notice, many people just cannot wait to do something fun again. Exit Escape Room NYC offers exciting and interactive private escape room games that can be played with family and friends, right in the heart of New York city.

An escape room is a game in which a team of players work together to discover clues and accomplish tasks in order to “escape” or accomplish a goal.

To ensure a

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West reveal outrageous living room feature

Bridie Wilkins

Kim Kardashian has unveiled one of the most outrageous celebrity home features in her living room with Kanye West: a slide.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to Instagram as she gave fans a tour of the property after decorating for Halloween, but it was the slide that caught our attention.

SEE: Inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s £16million mansion

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This Colorful Family Home Has a Wine Closet, Two Offices, and a Laundry Room With Custom Cat Houses!


Photo credit: Thomas Kuoh
Photo credit: Thomas Kuoh

From House Beautiful

Though it may be a dream to live in a museum-quality house, let’s face it: Who really wants to live in a museum? That was the precise conundrum Studio Munroe’s Emilie Munroe faced while creating the perfect home for a family that was blessedly open to design statements, sell your home as is but also wanting to live comfortably. “We wanted each room to be layered and textural with conversation pieces throughout, but nothing overly precious or controlled,” Munroe tells House Beautiful. “This is a home for active, fun-loving people who

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‘This time last year, she was making rangoli, decorating puja room for Diwali’

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“Last year, around this time, she was decorating the house with rangoli (ahead of Diwali) for pooja. There’s no one to do that this time. We are trying to go back to the fields and resume work. But it is difficult to work, now that she’s not here…we miss her every day,” said the mother, exactly a month after her 19-year-old daughter, who was allegedly raped and assaulted by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14, died at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on September 29.

Admitted to AMU hospital for two weeks, she

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Make living room ‘heart of the home’

Debbie Travis
 |  Telegram & Gazette

Dear Debbie: During the pandemic we have been spending a great deal more time as a family in the living room. It’s feeling a bit tired, and I’d like to make the room welcoming and special. What can I do? — Henri

Dear Henri: I was intrigued, but not surprised, to discover that the space thought by many to be the “heart of the home” is now predominantly the living room. I’ve been writing about busy kitchen life and the many ways to create clever designs that handle everything from cooking to noshing with

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How to fill empty corners in a room, according to interiors experts

Empty corners in a living room, hallway or bedroom can sometimes make otherwise beautiful rooms look awkward, but there are plenty of ways to fill room corners without cluttering your home. And, more often than not, it can transform a bland spot into a stylish space, improving the overall aesthetic of the room.

calendar: Empty corners in a living room, hallway or bedroom can sometimes make otherwise beautiful rooms look awkward, but there are plenty of ways to fill room corners without cluttering your home.

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Empty corners in a living room, hallway or bedroom can sometimes make otherwise beautiful rooms look awkward, but there are plenty of ways to fill room corners without cluttering your home.

From shining light into empty nooks and crannies to styling corners

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Design: Here’s how to think about decorating your living room

Open-concept living spaces—like in this condo in the Blum building—offer different decorating challenges than formal living rooms did long ago. (Photo courtesy of Everhart Studio)

The living room has historically been an over-decorated room used mainly to receive and impress visitors. This room was a status symbol for outside guests, which is why the decor was typically dressed up or done to the nines.

But the American living room has changed a lot in the last two or three decades. In today’s homes, we see less and less the idea of a formal living room—aside from older homes or exceptionally

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75 Beautiful Family Room Pictures & Ideas – October, 2020

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The Top 81 Family Room Ideas – Interior Home and Design

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.” -Albert Einstein

The family room. The name alone conjures up memories of a warm, welcoming space to hang out with those you love most. A family room should be cozy and comfortable, but most of all, casual. Save the formal furniture for the living room. You should love your family room as much as your favorite pair of jeans, and it should fit you equally as well.

Achieving this level of accidental intention is easier when you see what others have done. Let our favorite family room ideas serve as

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75 Beautiful Family Room Pictures & Ideas – September, 2020

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18 Great Room Ideas – Open Floor Plan Decorating Tips

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Studio Life/Style

The great room is easily the hardest working room in the house, as its entire purpose to serve multiple key functions all in one shared space. The goal is to make everyday living just a little easier, and to make a communal space a little more enticing. As a result, they can present some extra design challenges. With more moving parts and pieces to the puzzle, great rooms are that much harder to decorate. Layout, color schemes, and scale… So if you’re looking for some inspiration, keep reading for eighteen great rooms design ideas and decorating tips.

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3 Ways to Design a Fun and Functional Basement Family Room

For most of us, the first ideas for basements that come to mind often involve turning it into a laundry room, a media and game room, or some sort of multipurpose space that has a little bit of everything—a big sofa, a TV, substantial storage pieces, maybe even a pool table. And more often than not, it results in a room that’s all function and not exactly warm and inviting.

We get it. Many basements tend to have awkward room shapes, small windows, and low ceilings to contend with. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be transformed into a fun

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25 Cool Kids’ Room Ideas

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Chaunte Vaughn

What did your room look like when you were a kid? We’re guessing not exactly like these colorful, creative, and undeniably cool spaces. The bedrooms of these uber stylish children are lessons in judicious editing, inspired ideas, and damn good taste. Looking for something more specific? Check-out our great ideas for decorating boys rooms, girls rooms, and baby nurseries.

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In the boys’ bedroom of a Canadian lakehouse, a grasscloth wallcovering is by Kravet, bedding is by St. Geneve Linens and Ralph Lauren, and the bedframes and nightstand are by

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5 Awesome Family Room Design Elements

The family room, also know as the living room, is the place where you and your other family members spend most of their time in. This is also where almost all your entertainment electronics are located– the television set, DVD player, game consoles, stereo and more. The family room holds most of your home’s furniture and most families also entertain their guests in this space. Since you and your guest spend a lot of time in this room, it just makes sense that you focus on the family room design, right?

Family Room Design Elements For A Welcoming Feel

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Family Room Design Ideas : The OC Ranch Reno

I am so excited to be getting to the point in the OC Ranch Reno process to be planning the furniture and decor design plan! This house will be used as more of a vacation home, so the design plan is going to lean more toward a beachy/CA col vibe. I am such a visual person that I have a hard time doing anything without creating a design board. Whether for my own home or client’s homes. It is so helpful to put together a board of the basics so that you can get

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25+ Best Small Living Room Decor and Design Ideas for 2020

It’s possible to adapt the newest living room trends to a small space. Having a smaller living room doesn’t mean that everything you own has to be crammed into a tiny room. These living rooms maximize space by keeping extra clutter out of sight.

25+ Novel Small Living Room Design and Decor Ideas that Aren’t Cramped

Small Living Room Decor Ideas

One popular strategy to make the room feel bigger is to decorate the room in shades of white and beige with an interesting rug. Some of these living rooms have geometric rugs while others have soft, fluffy shag carpet. A mix of patterns and

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