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How to Remove Wallpaper

Wallpaper removal is relatively simple with some elbow grease and a few household items.

The Best Places to Buy Wallpaper Online

Shop our go-to online wallpaper sources for every style and budget.

How to Repair Cracks and Holes in Drywall

Learn six ways to make the repair depending on the size, type and place of the damage.

The Latest on Walls

How to Paint With Wall Stencils Jan 16, 2024

For an inexpensive alternative to wallpaper — and a creative wall-treatment that adds visual interest and a touch of whimsy — chec …

How To Install Picture Frame Molding Jan 11, 2024

As a wall treatment, picture-frame molding is a simple way to give an elegant, classic look to an ordinary space — as well an idea …

17 Wood-Paneled Walls That Are Anything But Dated 17 Photos

Wood paneling is stepping out of the ’70s and into the modern world. See how designers are bringing this wall treatment into the 2 …

How to Install a Wood-Slat Feature Wall Dec 22, 2023

Transform an ordinary wall into a distinctive design feature using this simple and inexpensive slat-wall technique that adds depth …

How to Limewash Walls Dec 21, 2023

Learn how to create elegantly textured walls using a limewash paint technique for a look that's suited for many interior design st …

How to German Schmear Faux-Brick Walls Dec 21, 2023

Learn how to install faux brick walls then apply a mortar-wash known as a German schmear finish.

How to Install a Board and Batten Accent Wall Dec 18, 2023

This simple tutorial will teach you how to install traditional board and batten wood paneling, plus tips for installing wallpaper …

How to Install Decorative Arches on a Wall Dec 18, 2023

Bring style and elegance to a bland space by creating accent wall arches that add dimension, visual interest and a classic touch.

Spackle vs. Joint Compound: What's the Difference? Nov 2, 2023

Wait a second — spackle and joint compound aren't the same thing? Though they seem similar, spackle and joint compound serve compl …

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile: What's the Difference? Jan 11, 2024

By: Mina Hochberg and John Riha

Ceramic and porcelain tiles share many similarities, but they also have noteworthy differences. Learn the pros and cons of each ma …

You'll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without These Handy Touch-Up Tools Jan 26, 2023

Retouching paint on walls and refreshing wood furniture and flooring is much easier with these clever touch-up products for your h …

The Best Stud Finders of 2024 for Every Budget and Need Jan 16, 2024

Protect your walls and wall art with these top-rated tools.

Exuberant 1875 Maximalist Mansion Juxtaposes Old and New Design Styles 17 Photos

This historic Italianate-style mansion features mirrored walls, crushed velvet sofas, matte black home bar, gold drapes, an all-wh …

Rustic Meets Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen 6 Photos

This warm and welcoming kitchen is filled with contemporary and rustic elements like the shiplapped ceiling, barn door cabinets an …

How to Remove Drywall Anchors Jun 22, 2022

Wall anchors can be tricky to get out of a wall. Follow these tips to reduce damage and repair unsightly holes.

House Party: Tour This Brooklyn Creator's Pop Culture-Curated Loft 21 Photos

Loft living doesn't have to be basic or boring. Every square inch of New York publicist and creator Julian Thomas's bachelor pad i …

The Right Type of Paint for Every Type of Project (Plus, How to Prep for That Paint) Apr 8, 2024

By: John Riha

You can’t use the same paint on all surfaces. Learn the best type of paint for common household materials such as brick, tile, por …

How to Paint Over Wood Wall Paneling Oct 26, 2021

By: Chip Wade

No need to tear down that dingy 1970s paneling. Learn how to fill in the grooves and cover with a fresh coat of paint.

How to Find Studs in a Wall Without Using a Stud Finder Mar 6, 2024

Finding wall studs without a stud finder doesn't have to be a guessing game. If you're hanging something heavy on the wall, follow …

Spruce Up Your Dorm Room Walls With These Affordable Decor Ideas Jul 26, 2021

Add a little personality and inspiration to your dorm room (or home office!) walls with prints, peel-and-stick wallpaper, tapestri …

Top 10 Ways to Paint Like a Pro Mar 19, 2024

By: Karin Beuerlein

For a professional-looking paint job, do what the experts do.

Serene Georgetown Courtyard Garden 18 Photos

Framed with boxwood hedges and stately retaining walls, this hidden-away outdoor space is an escape in the middle of bustling Wash …

Make Faux Boxwood Wall Art Jan 25, 2021

Need help transforming a blank wall? Just head to the garden center.

20 Decorative Wall Paneling Ideas to Try in Every Room 20 Photos

No hate on traditional wainscoting, but there’s so much more in the world of wall paneling. Check out our favorite designs, from 3 …

How to Build Finished Walls in a Basement Feb 1, 2024

Looking to finish your basement and turn it into extra living space? Learn the steps and costs needed to turn cinderblock walls in …

20 Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas 20 Photos

Sure, the table and chairs are most important. But don’t forget the walls when styling a dining room. If you’re looking to refresh …

Beautiful Blue Living Rooms for Any Style 20 Photos

These living rooms dazzle in blue across all design styles. Find your next design inspiration from these beautiful blue spaces.

How to Hang Drywall Aug 20, 2020

Hanging drywall may sound complicated, but that doesn't have to be the case. Follow these step-by-step instructions and your insta …

How to Repair Drywall May 7, 2024

A well-placed piece of art may be the quickest way to disguise a hole in your wall. But for a professional fix, follow our tips on …

How to Repair Cracks and Holes in Drywall Apr 28, 2020

Drywall damage can range from small cracks to large holes, but most repairs are easy and inexpensive to fix. We have six different …

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