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Want to hear “How did you think of THAT?” from your visitors? This is a good place to start.

Instantly change the look of your bedroom with an easy custom headboard slipcover.

Make an Easy Headboard Slipcover

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Dylan is as much of a Star Wars fan today as his dad, Jason was in the early 1980s. To pay tribute to something they both love equally, a photographer took professional images of Jason's old Star Wars figures against a gray backdrop, printed them in black-and-white, placed them in red glossy frames and hung them as an installation.

Blue and Red Boy's Bedroom

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In addition to illuminating the space, sculptural lighting can double as art. In this midcentury modern basement, a striking starburst fixture made of smoked chrome beautifully reflects light during the day, and after dark, its modern globe bulbs keep the area brightly lit.

13 Ways to Lighten and Brighten Your Basement

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Looking to add a colorful touch to your basement without any commitment or major expense? Simply frame graphic art to break up white or neutral walls. Since graphic art is clean and simple, it can be appreciated by children as much as adults.

13 Ways to Lighten and Brighten Your Basement

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Turn a sunny window into a spot for displaying a collection of your favorite kitchen items. Vintage pieces in a similar color palette are especially lovely when grouped together. Kitchen window shelves are also the perfect location for growing light-loving herbs and flowering plants.

13 (Almost!) Free Kitchen Updates

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Painting the stair risers and skirtboard black allows the large-scale birch-patterned wallpaper on the stair risers to stand out, as seen on HGTV's Cousins on Call.

Step Up Your Staircase Design

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These bright, cheerful vertical stripes coordinate with the pink and blue hues featured in this eclectic living room, while also leading the eye upstairs. Design by Cortney and Robert Novogratz.

Step Up Your Staircase Design

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Give a plain white staircase a whole new personality by creating a faux runner. Paint the outer edges, add stripes and stamp Xs and Os on the risers for a new, whimsical look.

Step Up Your Staircase Design

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Dress up your staircase with this trendy ombre look featured on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. Start at the bottom with a favorite hue, then add a little more white paint to the mix each time you move up to the next riser (hunky HGTV host not included).

Step Up Your Staircase Design

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  • Erika

    Oh! Dress up your staircase with ombré...I was like, "yes! Dress up the staircase with hombre! Yum!"

  • Kathleen Lewis

    Kind of where my head was too.

  • Heidi Rosa

    maybe he can come and do this for me...lol

  • Heidi Rosa

    oh wait,i don't even have stairs..

Romantic accessories should evoke femininity and softness. Luxurious fabrics and a pastel color palette take center stage in romantic design. Add in a little sparkle and pretty flowers to complete the look. Design by SPI Design.

Accessorize by Design Style

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Eclectic design encompasses a variety of periods and styles. Stick to a few neutrals, like the black, white and navy palette of this dresser vignette, to pull an eclectic look together. Another key component to this style is to mix in different finishes and textures. Design by Emily Henderson.

Accessorize by Design Style

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Muted hues are paired with pops of red, black or white accents in country style. Look for accessories with a handmade rustic quality, including pottery and baskets. Wood also plays a prevalent role in country design. Design by Sarah Richardson.

Accessorize by Design Style

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Comfort is key in cottage style. Look for soft colors, fresh flowers and accessories with a weathered or distressed finish. Design by Linda Woodrum.

Accessorize by Design Style

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Inspired by the ocean, coastal design evokes a light and airy environment. Nautical or beach-themed accessories, like seashells and starfish, are mixed with woven, textural elements. Look for accessories in beachy hues like blue, white and sand. Design by Layla Palmer.

Accessorize by Design Style

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Natural elements and colors found in nature are an integral part of Asian design. Accessories often feature hand-painted ornamental designs or fabrics with a similar look. Complete an Asian vignette with accessories in clean, contemporary lines to convey a serene atmosphere. Design by Erinn Valencich.

Accessorize by Design Style

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Sometimes one really is better than two when it comes to art. It's tempting to hang twin photos or paintings behind a bed, like one per pillow. But one larger piece — in this case a modern graphic on a primitive sign — adds a punch of color and drama to the monochromatic color scheme created by designer Gregory Augustine.

Display Art Like a Pro

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The painting's subject matter in this Ammie Kim-designed dining room is perfect for a dining area. The frame picks up the golden tones that are used throughout the room and the art is hung at the perfect height (just slightly above eye level of seated diners).

Display Art Like a Pro

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Lighting is key in every design. Industrial-style fixtures highlight, as well as provide the perfect contrast, to the black-and-white photography. Rethink Design Studio completes the space with nature-inspired accessories, like hydrangeas and a bowl of moss, to reflect the weathered and woven furnishings.

How to Combine Home Accessories

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Gather similar items together for maximum impact. In this living room, a bowl of silver acorns, platter of fruit and a vase full of flowers create a pleasing flow of accessories. Design by Linda Woodrum.

How to Combine Home Accessories

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Gather similar items together for maximum impact. In this living room, a bowl of silver acorns, platter of fruit and a vase full of flowers create a pleasing flow of accessories. Design by Linda Woodrum.

How to Combine Home Accessories

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Choose accessories with differing heights, which will allow the eye to move around the display rather than glossing past it. Artwork on the wall also acts as part of your vignette, so keep it in mind when arranging your accessories. Design by Linda Woodrum.

How to Combine Home Accessories

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Artwork is a great addition to any vignette, but it doesn't have to take center stage. Asymmetrical vignettes are the most interesting. When offsetting the artwork, choose other elements, like vases full of tall flowers, to create balance in the space. Design by Sarah Richardson.

How to Combine Home Accessories

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The key to making an assortment of accessories work together is color. In this bedroom, the horseshoe chair is paired with a typography pillow, a simple pitcher full of hydrangeas and an elegant hatbox. A black, white and green color scheme ties the entire grouping together.

How to Combine Home Accessories

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Bookcase Blunder - Ask Genevieve - Episode 20