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Easy DIY Art Projects

Wishing for some lovely original art but lacking the artisitc gene? Not to worry: We've come up with three foolproof DIY art projects that are sure to impress. Above: Shaker Beige (HC-45) paint, Benjamin Moore; Gourd table lamps, Roebling six-drawer...

Big Ideas for Little Kids’ Bedrooms

The best part about designing kids' bedrooms is that there are no rules. If you can dream it, you can create it. Here are five big ideas for decorating a little girl's room. Above, from left: wall mural, InkShuffle; side...

Living Room Shopping List

We receive a ton of questions on how to go about shopping for home decor—for the living room in particular. If you're having trouble and don't know where to start, fear not: We're here to demystify the process with a...

The Best Blinds

We've got you (and your windows!) covered with the pros and cons of the best blinds. Wood Slat Blinds (top left) Pro: Blend warm, rich tones with a great casual elegance. Con: Provide little privacy when open. Vinyl White (top...

What to Do With a Leather Sofa

In our experience, brown leather sofas are the most popular choice in family and living rooms. They are a classic, after all. But they can also pose a design challenge. Don't let yours become a black hole. Avoid the void...

Ask S&C: Mantle Mantra

Say it loud, say it proud: The key to a killer fireplace is to keep everything in proportion. Keep our mantle mantra in mind to ensure a balanced hearth. Your mantle height (in inches) should be double the total height...

Ask S&C: Sliding Door Do Over

Sliding doors can be a great, inexpensive option for closets. But they can also easily go very, very wrong. We've all come across an unsightly wood-laminate version straight out of the '70s, right? Here's an easy and semi-permanent way to...

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