Room by Room Design

Kid-Friendly Rooms
This section on House Beautiful is devoted to providing you with tons of ideas on how to decorate your kid's room without taking out a second mortgage. Start by reading the Q&A article with designer Scot Meacham Wood on how to decorate a kid's room, which discusses the challenge of decorating a kid's room because it's always a moving target as the kid grows older and his or her needs and styles change. For example, what colors will be easily adaptable from newborn through high school? You want colors that can be added and combine in news ways to keep the room age-appropriate. Wood also recomends furniture than can more forward into a more mature space, such as a beautiful dresser or a classic chair. Other articles in the House Beautiful section discuss designers' childhood bedrooms, classic wallpaper that is kid-friendly, cool kids' room products, 9 designer kids' rooms, colorful kids rugs, 10 cool kids' room ideas, and the 12 best paint colors for kids' rooms.

If You Want to Create an Interesting Look for Your Home, Add a Wall Fountain
If you have never considered adding an indoor wall fountain to your home, do come and check out this site. Indoor fountains can be placed in any room in your home. You may want to consider adding one of these features to your bedroom so the soothing water sounds can lull you off to sleep at night, or placing an indoor fountain in your home office, kitchen, or dining room to add interest in any one of these areas. Be sure to check out the links to other decorating-related articles as well.

Check Out Corner, Outdoor Fireplace Designs and Tips
If you are looking for quality information about corner, outdoor fireplace designs that you can incorporate into your home, this site is worth a surf. You will find information about wood burning and electric styles on the market. When it comes to fireplace design, details matter and you will find some suggestions here that will help you create the look you want. Outdoor design tips have also been included.

Living Room Designs and Tips from ApartmentTherapy.com
Apartment living rooms have a lot of functions, and are not limited to relaxing and socializing. If you feel that the design of your living room needs some improvements, check out this category page of ApartmentTherapy.com. Here, you can find tons of tips such as how to make your small living room attractive and spacious, how to choose the right living room accessories, how to have a proper lightings, how to provide the appropriate decorative items, and many more. You can also find a lot of before-and-after photos of living room makeover projects, and how they were done.

Small Space Living from Pier 1
Living in an apartment or other small space means you are limited in improving its looks. You cannot paint the walls or buy heavy house items simple because you don't when you will leave. But thanks to this apartment department of Pier 1, a Texas-based home décor store since 1962, you have a wide choice of kitchen gadgets and dinnerware, window panels, wall décors that are easy to remove, stylish mirrors that can create stunning illusion of space and light , lightings and lamps, rugs and carpets, baskets and hampers, as well as slim tables and chairs.

House Sales Tips on the Kitchen
This short video feature by ExpertVillage on what to do with your kitchen in preparing your house to sell is available on YouTube. The appearance of your kitchen can make or break your home when you're trying to sell it, so it's important to stage it appropriately. Very important is to make sure countertops are clear of any clutter. Such clutter includes cannisters and containers, but also small appliances such as toasters and coffee makers. Another important concept is to reorganize any cabinets or drawers that are cluttered, because cluttered cabinets and drawers give buyers the impression that there's not enough space in this kitchen and house for their needs. If they are neat and clean and well organized, it gives the buyer the sense that the house has plenty of storage space for all of their things.

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