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

Adding a designer touch is a cinch with this project. Simply surround a small round unframed mirror (check your local craft store's candle department) with bare branches gathered in your backyard. Strip all leaves and limbs for a smooth look, then attach the branches to the mirror with hot glue.

15 (Almost!) Free Living Room Updates

If you read in your living room, a good light is needed near your favorite reading spot. A floor or table lamp next to a chair, sofa or on a desk should provide the right amount of light. Design by Katie Leavy.

Lighting a Room the Right Way

These faux-painted sliding barn-wood "doors" provide a clever and stylish solution to concealing the TV when not in use. Plus, the rustic look blends beautifully with this traditional living room's neutral color palette and doesn't overpower the lovely stone fireplace.

Traditional Living Room in Lake Tahoe
  • Deb Currinder

    I wanted to mount my tv above the fireplace but how do you do that on faux stone? Also, where are the wires? It looks beautiful but is it really possible?

  • Jeannine Day

    Not in use? What's that?

  • Julie Baker (Lapic)

    I would have painted the doors a darker color or stain and distressed them instead

Bedside tables are an essential part of a bedroom suite, but don't feel confined to only using furniture pieces intended to be used as side tables. Petite dressers, servers and desks can all be used as side tables that provide loads of storage. For a tight space, use an antique stool, plant stand or even a wall-mounted corbel.

Bring Character to a Bedroom With Thrifty Finds

Bring a handmade feel and sense of history to a space with a vintage crochet bedspread, heirloom quilt or an all-white matlasse or coverlet. Look for spreads that are machine washable and relatively free of holes or stains.

Bring Character to a Bedroom With Thrifty Finds

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

Make an Easy Headboard Slipcover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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