Get your home in tip-top shape for summer.
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Give old household items new life with a little paint and elbow grease.
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Bedroom a yawn? Change that!
From pale lilac to deep, dark eggplant, give your room design the royal treatment with purple paint colors sure to please the most grow...
Afraid of using color in your own home? Don't be. It all comes down to 10 color basics.
Pick the right paint color and yellow can be dramatic, daring and surprisingly debonair. Here are some of the ways color-savvy designer...
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This old-fashioned confection is a rich mixture of sugar, butter and pecans rolled into a ball of bittersweet dark chocolate.
Three ingredients are all you need to make these party-perfect appetizers. Simply cover balls of cream cheese in salmon and sprinkle wi...
Spice up a summer soiree with a new twist on a classic dessert.
From wedding receptions to baby showers to birthday parties, photo booths are all the rage. Skip the expensive rental booth and create ...
Stay organized and keep track of all your to-dos when planning your next event with our complete party planning checklist.
Study up on some creative ideas for hosting a graduation party.
The entertaining experts at HGTV.com share free printable party flag banner templates.
Give inexpensive white dinner plates a high-end, custom look with a stenciled design and ceramic paint. Not only is this project great ...
Tassel garlands are a huge party trend. It's easy to make your own with some tissue paper or sparkling mylar, scissors and string.
Delightful for a party or even for a lazy Saturday brunch, this no-booze spin on a classic cocktail is fun to make and a tasty mix of f...
A good frozen colada recipe is a must, and this non-alcoholic mango version couldn't be easier to make.
A grown-up take on lemonade, this non-alcoholic drink combines the fruitiness of raspberries with spicy ginger beer.
Follow these simple rules for success to make a homemade cake.
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Create a dramatic look on your walls with little effort.
Create cracks in paint to reveal the color underneath with these step-by-step instructions.
Check out these easy, inexpensive solutions to common painting problems.
Follow these helpful hints for your next painting project.
Learn what type of paint to use, which tools will work best and the basics for picking color schemes.
Transform a ordinary piece of furniture into a stunning antique with a little bit of paint and glaze.
HGTV.com walks you through the steps of painting the exterior of a house, from prep work through the finishing touches.
From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash. If you hate prep work, painting under and ...
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using oil-based and latex paint.
From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash. Colorwashing is a subtle aged effect perfec...
Get a high-end look for less with an easy-to-do gel stain process for wooden furniture.
Learn how to give a blank wall some personality with broad horizontal stripes.
Deck out a screened-in porch with these simple instructions.
Removing wallpaper can be difficult and time-consuming. Learn the tips and tricks to using liquid solvents and commercial steamers.
Cut a replacement piece to match and no one's the wiser.
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Add unique detail to an interior window with an awning.
Alice Fakier, an HGTV Design Star finalist, shows how to make a roller shade -- no sewing necessary.
Get the latest curtain updates from Alice Fakier, an HGTV Design Star finalist. Here she shows us how to create an unusual tablecloth w...
Spruce up those windows to make your kitchen more attractive with six easy-to-do ideas.
With the help of fusible webbing tape and hot glue, this simplified Roman shade requires minimal sewing.
A wood window valance adds dimension to your room by topping off a window or sliding-glass door.
Add softness to a window cornice with long drapery panels held in place by metal clips. Here are step-by-step instructions for both win...
From setting a budget to the finishing touches, follow these seven steps from decorating pros to create the perfect window treatments f...
Learn how to tell the difference between different fabric window treatments and find the right ones for your space.
Dress up your windows with elegant wood valances. They take less than a weekend to make and cost less than $100 in materials.
Transform your windows for the season with these simple upholstered cornices.
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Keep yourself (and your roommates) organized with a stylish and multi-functional bulletin board and message center.
Transform everyday materials into sturdy, colorful bookends to dress up your bookshelves.
This printable wall mural makes a bold statement without the need for paint or wallpaper, perfect for apartments and dorm rooms where t...
What’s old is chic again. Follow these step-by-instructions for achieving a distressed look on furniture.
Make these simple tissue pom-poms to dress up a spring tablescape or hang them from a chandelier for a vibrant look.
Steal this DIY idea from Shannon Quimby’s recycled kitchen featured in HGTV Magazine by following her step-by-step guide.
Easily refinish a dated or worn dining room table to give it a fresh look.
Add an easy, distressed finish to a cabinet door with wax and paint.
Window boxes add charm and a splash of color to a home's exterior, and they can really boost your curb appeal. This simple woodworking ...
Stretch your decorating budget by giving a tired table a fresh coat of paint.
Create custom "antique" furniture with paint and wax.
Learn how to make simple and stylish custom pet clothing for all sizes.
Make over an old tabletop with a unique mosaic tile design and breathe life back into dull furniture.
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Add industrial-chic open storage to a space with plumbing supplies and basic lumber.
Add bold and colorful flair to a basic end table with electrical tape.
HGTV Magazine gives the simple how-tos of transforming a dingy filing cabinet into a chic office organizer.
Learn the basics of the color wheel, types of color schemes and color dimensions.
Check out these chic-on-the-cheap decorating tips.
Tricks of the trade to help you get top dollar when selling your home.
You don't have to live with outdated wood panel walls. Get painting techniques for a dramatic makeover.
Make a difference in your design with money-saving tips and budget decorating ideas from Design on a Dime's Kelly Edwards.
Designed to Sell designer Lisa LaPorta shares some of her best home staging tips.
Your home can be beautiful and pet-friendly, too, with these pointers from design experts.
Stuck with a small living room? Turn it into a family room, lounge, dining room and office with these multipurpose decorating ideas.
There's a science to painting furniture. Follow these 8 simple steps for adding color to your furniture with some paint.
Transform your home with smart shopping tips and money-saving ideas from Design on a Dime's Kahi Lee.
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Moving is one of the most daunting tasks you'll ever have to do, but you can make it easier with these expert tips and solutions.
Get the organized closet of your dreams with our strategies for storing clothes, photos and art supplies. Plus, learn how to turn your ...
Use these seven tips for bathroom organization to make the most of your bathroom, regardless of its size.
Make quick and easy work of it with these 9 tips.
Basic maintenance, such as the roof and exterior painting, are frequently more important than an awesome kitchen.
Is your home office sharing space with the family or living room? Professional organizer Vicki Norris gives tips to help you organize y...
A Mission: Organization expert offers advice for getting a bedroom in order.
Learn how to remove smudges, smears and fingermarks from your walls with these expert tips.
Free up your counters, cupboards and shelves from the clutter that fills them with easy and effective tips and rules for decluttering t...
Create an enviable storage system with these helpful tips.
Look for these potentially expensive flaws when buying a house.
Try these quick home organization tips for maintaining a clutter-free home from basement to attic.
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Follow these step-by-step instructions on getting the weight distribution right when hanging a large, heavy mirror.
If your light’s not hitting the right spot, follow these step-by-step instructions.
Enhancing a room’s ambience is as easy as following these step-by-step instructions.
Add color, texture and flair to any living space with the simple addition of pillows.
Kathy McCleary gets advice from decorating experts on choosing the perfect area rug to complement your home.
Upcycle old books by turning them into a one-of-a-kind lamp.
Bargain-hunting pros share their expertise on the customary way to do business at a yard sale.
Try these tips for dressing up dining-room chairs for parties or just for kicks.
Inexpensive baskets are plentiful at yard sales and thrift stores. Use this easy project to transform them into stylish storage.
No need to toss that old lamp. Follow these easy steps for rewiring a light, making it good as new.
Innovative yet simple, this wine rack is made from reclaimed lumber and wooden dowels.
Use these instructions to create a bench perfect for your mudroom.
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