Why You Should Paint Your Kitchen Yellow | If you’re selling your house, this hue can give you a better selling price.

Why You Should Paint Your Kitchen Yellow

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This nearly-neon wall is in a home that is otherwise composed mostly of neutral and muted colors. The bold color in this doorway adds an unexpected element of fun to the space.

6 Ways To Use the “Little Walls” in Your Home

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Place a chair or small bench against a little wall as an extra spot to put on your shoes, take a phone call or just plop for a minute when you need a rest.

6 Ways To Use the “Little Walls” in Your Home

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Especially in a small home, it can be be hard finding a place for kids to do art. A chalkboard wall just for them can be reused over and over for drawing and doodling.

6 Ways To Use the “Little Walls” in Your Home

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Look how much function this family squeezed out of this small wall. They hung horizontal racks (this looks like GRUNDTAL rails and hooks from IKEA) to hold herbs, utensils and towels.

6 Ways To Use the “Little Walls” in Your Home

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It can be hard to fill a large wall with art - but a small wall is much easier and an opportunity to display more of the things that you love.

6 Ways To Use the “Little Walls” in Your Home

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Groceries lists, the week’s menu, reminders and save-the-dates can all be writ large on a chalkboard paint wall for everyone in the house to see.

6 Ways To Use the “Little Walls” in Your Home

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Send your art to this digital frame shop, and they’ll have the framed piece back to you within a week. Once you choose the size, style, and mat, they’ll even send you a tube or mailer for shipping your selection.

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

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If You Gravitate to Neutrals… | Living in an apartment, or in an older home with tiny rooms, can present a challenge: how to make your limited space seem larger. Try these easy home-decorating ideas.

16 Decorator Tricks for Small Living Rooms and More

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Tips real estate agents might not have always been able (or willing) to share with their clients.

8 Secrets Only Real Estate Agents Know

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Normally, Ikea’s kitchen cabinets are made from man-made wooden planks, but the new line, Kungsbacka, is made from reclaimed wood with a veneer made from recycled plastic bottles.

Ikea Is Turning Recycled Bottles Into Kitchen Cabinets

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HAY FRAKTA Bag | Expect to see it in stores in 2017.

IKEA’s Iconic Blue Bag Is Getting a Makeover

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This magnetic strip clips onto the top of any door—no hardware required. Perfect for displaying all sorts of mementos, including photos, notes, or even a set of keys.

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

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7 Low-Cost Luxuries to Make Your Bathroom More Spa-Like | Take your bathroom from boring and blah to soothing and spa-like with a few simple upgrades that won’t break the bank.

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A classic curve shape with a drum shade in a neutral tone will bring a simple and stylish touch to any room.

How to Shop Like a Decorator—at Bed Bath & Beyond

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Sleek-looking and handsome, this compact bookcase offers a modern take on distressed furniture. It works as a functional nightstand or side table thanks to the open shelves.

How to Shop Like a Decorator—at Bed Bath & Beyond

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Not just for mint juleps on the porch. Super stylish and versatile, these metallic vessels can be used for anything from fresh flower arrangements on your table, makeup brushes on your vanity, or (le) pens on your desk.

How to Shop Like a Decorator—at Bed Bath & Beyond

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Home Staging Tip: “Take out personal photographs and everyone’s clutter,” says interior designer Marc Thee. “You want the potential buyer to be able to envision their lives inside the house.”

7 Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself

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“Buy rugs that actually fit your rooms and your furniture,” says interior designer Christina Salaway. For a living room rug, avoid one that’s too small; make sure at least the front legs of your couch or chairs are touching the rug. The right-sized rug in a complementary style to the room will make the space look larger and feel more “pulled together.”

7 Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself

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Home Staging Tip: “Remove 25 percent of your books entirely, and then rearrange what’s left so that some books are vertical and some are stacked horizontally,” says interior designer Christina Salaway.

7 Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself

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No prospective buyer wants to walk into a house with a dirty bathroom or scuffed-up walls. Take some time to clean every room in your house, but beware of cleaning smells.

7 Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself

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“Put all-white towels in your bathrooms,” says Marc Thee of Marc-Michaels Interiors. “Colored towels don’t feel spa-like and they can seem dingy and add heaviness to a space. White towels feel fresh and clean.”

7 Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself

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f you have old and heavy drapes, toss them for something more modern and breezy. “Simple, functional window coverings on opened windows allow a space to breathe and appear visually larger and more open,” says interior designer Kerrie Kelly.

7 Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself

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Easy Staging Trick: A mirror not only adds some style to a space, its reflective quality can open up a room, making it brighter and seem less cramped (even if it’s tiny).

7 Expert Home Staging Tips You Can Do Yourself

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How to Make Candles | Making your own candles sounds much more complicated than it really is. With just a few supplies (available at craft stores or through online retailers, like Amazon) and a little patience, it’s easy to master the craft of candle making. Recycled glass jars are a suitable choice for your own home, but terracotta pots, teacups, or mini mason jars make great gifts.

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