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Decorating With Furniture

Check out these resources to learn about decorating with furniture. Learn how to find your style, basic design principles and how to mix and match styles and the latest trends.
  1. Color in Furniture and Home Furnishings (16)
  2. Furniture Designer Profiles (9)
  3. Furniture and Decorating Books (9)
  4. Furniture and Designer Collections (10)
  5. Holiday Decorating (15)
  6. Solving Small Space Challenges (5)

10 Simple Rules for Furniture Placement
It is easy to start furnishing with these 10 simple and easy to follow rules for placing furniture.

5 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Decorating
Decorate your home for the holidays without stressing out..

What is Your Halloween Decorating Style?
It is easy to decorate in your favorite style for Halloween.

How Pinterest Can Help You Decorate and Furnish Your Home
How to use Pinterest to help you furnish your home.

Creepy Home Decor
Creepy home decorations for Halloween and beyond.

Patriotic Home Decor

Home Furnishings and the Masculine Touch

How to Furnish a Man's Space
How to furnish a man's space, indoors or outdoors.

Blanche Garcia offers decorating tips for creating a sexy bedroom
Tips from Blanche Gracia for creating a sexy bedroom.

Trellis and Garden Gate Inspired Patterns

Mad Men Inspired Home Decorating Ideas
How to decorate like Mad Men.

Using Ikat in Home Decor
Ikat has many applications in home decor items.

Bedding to Update Your Bedroom
Use Bed linens, duvets and accessories to give your bedroom a new look.

Using Feng Shui in Your Home
Feng Shui basics in furnishing a home.

Decorating Ideas From Movies
Find inspiration from movie set designs for your home.

The Dragon in Asian Home Decor
The dragon motif is a popular motif in Asian home decor.

Upholstery Fashion Trends 2012
Check out upholstery fabric and leather trends for 2012.

The Divine Chair - One of a Kind Chairs
The Divine Chair gives new life to old upholstered furniture by re-upholstering.

Restoration Hardware Furniture and Accessories
Furniture and accessories from Restoration Hardware.

Transitional Style in Furniture and Home Furnishings
About the Transitional style in furniture and home furnishings.

Home furnishings for a romantic home.
Home furnishings for a romantic home.

Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer Home is Lilly Pulitzer's collection of furniture and home furnishings.

Furniture and Home Furnishings Trends for 2011

Predictions for furniture and home furnishings trends for 2011 seem to center around much the same elements as we saw in 2010, but with enough changes that they end up looking different.

It would be interesting to see later on in the year which trends develop and become the leading looks and which ones fade away.


Changing Your Decor for Winter

Changing your decor for winter can make your home look, feel and actually become warmer. Most changes don't even cost you much such as adding pillows and throws around the room.

Mirrored Furniture
Mirrored furniture can be used as accent furniture.

Tips for Bedroom Lighting
Some tips for bedroom lighting.

Using Gel Fuel Fireplaces
Gel fuel fireplaces can be a versatile solution if you need to add a fireplace to your home.

How to Choose Sofa or Chair Slipcovers
Learn how to choose slipcovers for chairs or sofas.

Slipcovers as a Budget Solution for Tired Furniture
Sofa and chair slipcovers can help you resurrect your tired furniture, or help you make seasonal changes on a budget

How to Mix Traditional and Modern Furniture Styles
If you can't decide between traditional and modern furniture styles, why not mix them?

Measuring a Space for Furniture
Before you measure your space for furniture find out which measurements you absolutely need.

How to Measure a Sofa
Do you know how to measure a sofa? Here are the instructions.

Choosing Mirrors
What do you look for when choosing mirrors to hang in your home?

Basic Interior Design Principles
Learn the basic interior design principles of balance, rhythm, harmony, emphasis and proportion to create a superbly designed room.

Interior Design Basics
Here is a visual representation of interior design basics.

Easy Ways to Change Your Decor For Warmer Weather
Changing your home decor should be as easy or complicated as you want it to be.

Repurposing Furniture
Repurposing furniture is a great way to find a new life for it

Re-purposing Furniture - Creative Ways of Re-purposing Furniture
There are endless ways of creatively re-purposing old furniture and giving it new uses.

Furnishing a Small Space

Furnishing a small space can be a challenge, but one that can be handled with just a little planning and information. A small space can have the same functionality as a larger one, be every bit as comfortable, and can end up looking even more attractive.

Stylish Fixes for Small Spaces
If you have a small space make it stylish with these fixes.

8 Tips for Smarter Small Space Living
Small living spaces can be easier to manage when you know how to plan smarter.

Full Review: The Home Book: Creating a Beautiful Home of Your Own
The Home Book from House Beautiful offers lots of inspiration and advice on how to design a home or just a room. It shows you how to put the look together with paint, different pieces of furniture and window and floor treatments.

Decorating Basics - Space
Space is what you work with when you design your room. Learn how to work with the space you have.

Arrange Furniture - Standard Measurements To Help Arrange Furniture
It is helpful to know standard measurements for the most commonly used pieces of furniture as this knowledge can help you plan your rooms.

Arranging Furniture - Use Empty Space in Arranging Furniture
Arranging furniture is all about having enough empty space around all your pieces. Here are some guidelines to get you started.

Using Visual Weight in Decorating

Using visual weight in decorating lets you take many different approaches in creating an interior.

Biggest Furniture Trends in 2010
Looking back at furniture trends for 2010 or any other year is much easier than forecasting new trends. Even with the best of research you can only take predictions so far. But furniture is a little different from other things we use in our daily lives, such as technology for instance. Trends in furniture don't change overnight because we...

2011 Trends in Home Building That will Affect How We Furnish
The Design Committee of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shared its Trends for 2011 at the International Builders Show. The trends take into account the growing concern for health and the environment as well as today's economy and its impact on lifestyles across generations. Home buyers want smaller homes, more specialized...

Buy a Home Entertainment Center
Find out how to shop for home entertainment centers.

How to Overcome the Fear of Buying Furniture or Learning to F…
How to furnish fearlessly by overcoming the fear of buying furniture.

How to Buy Vintage Furniture
Looking to buy vintage furniture? Be warned that it can be addictive.

Nail Heads
Nail heads are sometimes referred to as jewelery for furniture.

Casket Furniture
Casket furniture is an unusual approach to both funerals and furniture.

Light Wood Finishes

Top 12 Furnishing Trends We Liked in 2012

Revisit the Great Gatsby Era with Today's Furniture

Charlotte Perriand
A profile of architect and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand.

Profile of Designer Thom Filicia
A profile of interior and furniture designer Thom Filicia.

Englishman’s Fine Furnishings - Terracotta and Bronze Collections
Terracotta and bronze collections from Englishman’s Fine Furnishings.

Green Interior Design by Lori Dennis, a Review
Book review of Green Interior Design by Lori Dennis.

Outdoor Ornaments and Decorations for Christmas
Find outdoor decorations, lighting and ornaments for Christmas

White Christmas Decor

White Christmas decor gives your home a sophisticated yet festive look. This look is understated enough that you don't suffer Christmas ornament overload, and yet has enough glamor to make a statement. Actually, it is a clever way to combine traditional and modern styles together to create a fresh, updated l…

How to Use Color Trends in Furnishing a Home

Taking Measurements for Furniture and Decorating
I think you can equate taking measurements for furniture with taking a reality check. Well, maybe not a complete reality check because there are other factors involved in a furniture purchase, but measuring for furniture should certainly be high on anyone's list. I know, it is not the most fun part of the process, but it is defiinitely one of...

Colors Patterns and Finishes for Furniture, Home Furnishings
Colors, Patterns, Finishes for Furniture, Home Furnishings.

Thomas Chippendale
British furniture maker Thomas Chippendale.

Profile of Keno Brothers

Furniture Trends from 2013
Some home furnishings trends for 2013

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