Decorating

The Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing a Rug for Your House

Living room set with rug

A rug may not be at the top of your shopping priority list, but it can be one of the most important accessories in a room. And there is no better way to cozy up a space than with a plush rug.

If you’re hosting guests for the upcoming holidays, a rug is a nice way to spruce up your living space or guest room. But choosing the right one can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this list of do’s and don’ts when selecting a rug for your home.

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3 Ideas for DIY Upcycled Home Decor

You know the saying: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Well, what if your trash was also your treasure? It can be!

If you have stuff you can’t bear to throw away — a cardboard box, a single bowl left over from a set, a scrap trimmed from a rug pad — you can upcycle it. The following three projects turn those unused items into décor you’ll be proud to display in your home because you made it yourself.

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Redecorate Your Bedroom: DIY No-Sew Custom Curtains

DIY no-sew curtains

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, but it’s often the room that gets decorated last. If you never got around to it, or if you’re ready for a refresh, this is the series for you. We show you how to redecorate your bedroom, one affordable project at a time.

Next up: no-sew curtains. No need to worry about threading your sewing machine; you can make these custom curtains with inexpensive, store-bought sheers (available at your local discount store), pom pom trim (available at your local fabric store), and hot glue.

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Redecorate Your Bedroom: DIY Jewelry Holder

DIY wall-hanging jewelry holder

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, but it’s often the room that gets decorated last. If you never got around to it, or if you’re ready for a refresh, this is the series for you. We show you how to redecorate your bedroom, one affordable project at a time.

Next up: a jewelry holder that hangs on your wall. Organization never looked so pretty! Colorful and color coordinated (this one complements our yarn art and custom headboard), the rack may look simplistic, but it holds all your favorite baubles.

Never again will you have to dig through an unorganized jewelry box or drawer. Your rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings can all be displayed on this fun bedroom piece.

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Redecorate Your Bedroom: DIY Custom Headboard

DIY headboard

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, but it’s often the room that gets decorated last. If you never got around to it, or if you’re ready for a refresh, this is the series for you. We show you how to redecorate your bedroom, one affordable project at a time.

For the second installment in the series, we show you how to create a custom-painted headboard. By making it yourself, you can ensure the headboard fits perfectly in your bedroom — colors and all. And it will be completely original.

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How Couples Can Blend Their Décor Styles Successfully

A couple contemplating decor choices

Floral prints, bright wallpaper, and ruffled throw pillows can turn off some guys. She’s not likely to fall for leather couches, animal heads, and sports memorabilia, either.

Making a commitment to live together also means deciding on a decorating style that suits you both. Here’s how newly cohabitating couples can blend their masculine and feminine pieces in a way that will make any house feel more like a home.

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Redecorate Your Bedroom: DIY Yarn Wall Art

DIY yarn wall art hanging in a bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, but it’s often the room that gets decorated last. If you never got around to it, or if you’re ready for a refresh, this is the series for you. We show you how to redecorate your bedroom, one affordable project at a time.

For the first project, tackle those empty walls with some DIY wall art, specifically a colorful yarn hanging. You can customize it any way you want — the colors, pattern, and overall design — allowing your creativity to shine through.

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Poll: How Would You Describe Your Design Style?

Sofa and coffee table in living room

We tend to gravitate toward design styles that not only express our personalities, but also create a comfortable environment in which to live. Maybe you like the curves, simple patterns, and symmetry of a traditional interior. Or perhaps you prefer sleek lines, metal finishes, and graphic art typically found in a more contemporary setting. You could simply borrow from many styles to get that just-right eclectic look for a space that is totally you.

Which design style best represents you?

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