An eclectic floor-to-ceiling bookshelf acts as this room's accent wall — it's a bold way to show off your most prized knick-knacks (and books, of course). Click through for more living room decor ideas.

Exposed brick and a thrifted coffee table work together to create a rustic vibe in this room. Consider your living space as a place for your collections, too, like this homeowner's vintage fans. Click through for more design inspiration and living room decorating ideas.

Though bright, its size won't overwhelm your porch. Even with a potted plant, this one has just enough space for your morning tea ... or your five 'o clock sangria. Click through for more on this and other ideas for decorating small outdoor spaces.

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Give your dining room an alfresco vibe with splashes of yellow and bistro-inspired chairs. Hide unsightly heating grates under prefab radiator covers for a bonus surface that doubles as a buffet. Click through for more design tricks to steal from this sunny, summery home.

When picking a color scheme, choose three coordinating colors. Some popular combos: red, yellow and orange; chocolate brown, blue and white; honey yellow, dark woods and white. Click through for more bedroom ideas and tips for decorating.

Tile offers a repeating pattern to your backsplash, floor, or counter no matter its shape — and that can make you think the quietest options (like rectangles and squares) are the safest. But in a solid or neutral hue, more playful patterns dial up your kitchen's decor without overwhelming the space, so try experimenting with more interesting geometric tiles. Click through for more unique kitchen design ideas that will help you make a beautiful first impression.

What's a fireplace without a fire? Really cool actually. Here's proof.

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Wrap a spare tire (like the one you have in your trunk, not the one around your uncle's belly) in beachy sisal rope to hide its true automotive identity. Click through for more unique coffee table ideas.

A skinny bench (this one was a lucky find at a garage sale) is the perfect solution for a narrow conversation space. Click through for more unique coffee table ideas.

An eclectic floor-to-ceiling bookshelf acts as this room's accent wall — it's a bold way to show off your most prized knick-knacks (and books, of course). Click through for more living room decorating ideas.

This blogger proves that mixing a chic blend of patterns and textures can be a smashing success when you stick to a simple color palette. Click through for more living room decorating ideas.

Create a kid-inspired gallery wall by framing book illustrations, drawings and geometric patterns in similar colors. The result will be an eye-catching display that's young at heart. Click through for more home decor inspiration from this beautiful and beachy New Jersey home.

Try carving out a dining nook: Station your dining table in an unused corner, then employ built-in benches on two sides for a casual seating setup. Cushions in durable Sunbrella fabric make cleaning up sand and salt a breeze. Click through for more home decor inspiration from this beautiful and beachy New Jersey home.

Put a mudroom at the front door. Opt for storage cubbies or built-ins that boast open bases so shoes can be kicked off and stored underneath without a traffic pileup. Organizational must-haves like hooks and baskets make arrivals (and departures) a cinch. Click through for more home decor inspiration from this beautiful and beachy New Jersey home.

What's a fireplace without a fire? Really cool actually. Here's proof.

Try these genius hacks to get more out a few everyday things.

What's a fireplace without a fire? Really cool actually. Here's proof.

Try these genius hacks to get more out a few everyday things.

Create a stylish accent wall with a bold black-and-white pattern (this one is by American designer Albert Hadley). Click through for more quick decorating tips and small but high-impact decor ideas.

Scan a great vintage shot and have it digitally enlarged to poster size at a photo shop. Attach strips of wood at the top and bottom for a casual (and cheap!) framing solution. Click through for more quick decorating tips and small but high-impact decor ideas.

This vintage wicker bar cart boasts double-shelf storage for books, jewelry, and trinkets. You can also try a trunk or wooden crate. Click through for more quick decorating tips and small but high-impact decor ideas.

Fancy up curtains or pillows by adding pom-poms along the edge. Update an old chair by painting the frame a cheery shade — it's a great way to use up leftover wall paint. Click through for more quick decorating tips and small but high-impact decor ideas.