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The Best Faux Finishes for Bathrooms

Liven up your drab private bath or a boring beige guest bath with a decorative faux finish.bathroom detail image by Dumitrescu Ciprian from Fotolia.comThe bathroom offers a place for privacy and relaxation, and sometimes it's the only place to go for some peace and quiet. It's just as...

Ten Tips for Decorating a Child's Room

Start with a theme and think outside of the box.Avoid room themes that are based on your child's favorite character or television show because it will be difficult to design the room without having to purchase a lot of overpriced and unattractive room dcor created to market specifically for kid

Easy Weatherproofing for Windows & Doors

If you feel it inside your house when the cold winds of winter blow, you need to examine your windows and doors to see if weatherproofing is needed. Weatherproofing is often performed in late fall but it has all-season benefits. Your chilly feet and hands are all the special equipment you need to

DIY Desk Organizers

You can make your own desk organizers from some unlikely materials. Who would have thought that last night's soup can, your morning cereal box or that tuna can from preparing your lunch would take a new form on your desk to help you get organized? You can make desk organizers from many household ite

The Elements of Decoration - Restraint

Perhaps the greatest danger when one starts to practice decoration, is that of carrying things to excess. Restraint is necessary in all forms of art and is evident in knowing when a work is finished and it is time to stop adding more features. It is the lack of this quality that has produced the dec

Compare Mattress Toppers

A plethora of mattress toppers flood the market, and deciding which one to purchase can seem like a daunting task. Memory foam, egg crate pads and down-filled toppers are just a few of the choices. However, if you compare several mattress-top characteristics, you can narrow down your search and sele

How to Upgrade Home Entrance Doors

The entrance door is among the first things people notice about your home. Updating the door modernizes the look of your home and can improve the security of the home, too. The project involves removing the old door and placing the new door in the opening. Do-it-yourselfers with adequate carpentry s

How to Put Up Pre-Pasted Wall Borders

A wallpaper border adds definition and design to a room's perimeter. Though wallpaper may have been a thing of the past, modern designs are making a comeback in the wallpaper industry. A variety of colors and designs are commonly seen in kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms. You can often purcha

How to Build a Simple Book Shelf

Home improvement stores offer kits that make book shelves, both plain and elaborate. While these kits have everything you need in one convenient box, you cannot pick your own design and the price may be higher than you want to pay. Create your own kit for a simple book shelf by purchasing all of the

Modern Cottage Decorating

Cottage-style decorating has one consistent design fundamental -- to create a casual and informal home environment. That design fundamental also applies in decorating a cottage in a modern style. What distinguishes a "modern" cottage is how you converge and adapt traditional cottage styles with what

How to Decorate With Bookcases

Bookcases are a versatile decorating tool. Primarily designed to store books, bookcases also create the perfect environment for collectibles, whimsical finds and family mementos. A well-dressed bookcase doesn't have to be purchased new. You can find bookcases in basements, attics and yard sales. A f

Tips for Paint Touch Ups

Touching up any paint chips and scratches around your home is a good way to keep the walls and trims looking healthy and colorful. Even if you're just painting over some stains and smudges, knowing the tricks of the trade helps make your life much easier and your job much quicker.