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Creating Moods with Paint Colors

Here’s how designers think about choosing and using the right shade of paint to achieve the perfect look (or mood).

The Best Methods for Cleaning Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are accent pieces that get quite a lot of use—and you may not be cleaning them as often as you should. Here’s how to wash and spot-treat these décor staples, so they are as good as new.

What is Laundry Stripping and How Does It Work?

Deep-clean your laundry with a tried-and-true treatment that deep cleans by removing dirt and residue trapped within your clothes, towels, and bedding. Read this guide to learn more about laundry stripping and how to do it safely and effectively.

When to Throw Away a Kitchen Sponge

Learn why—and when—to discard a kitchen sponge before it can do more harm than good.

Why Is My Home So Dusty? 7 Tips for Keeping Dust at Bay

It’s important to understand why these pesky particles accumulate in order to keep dust from collecting throughout your home. But if it does manage to make its way in, despite your best efforts, we’ve got some smart ways to banish it, too.

A Snowbird’s Guide to Winterizing the Home

Do you travel to warmer weather during the winter months but often worry about leaving for a long period of time? Read on for tips on protecting your main residence from potential problems so you can relax all season in that sunny vacation spot.

Before & After: Keeping a Period-Style Kitchen

Annexing a pantry gives a cook space needed breathing room, while an original hutch inspires a vintage-look makeover that improves function and flow.

Expert Tips on Planting a Fall Garden

Cooler temperatures make gardening a more pleasant experience. So start now to enjoy healthy, delicious homegrown vegetables throughout autumn. These tips on timing, sowing, and growing will help.

All About Bathroom Showers

Whether you’re renovating, adding on, or building a bathroom from scratch, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right shower for your space, lifestyle, and style. Discover the array of possibilities here.

What to Know About Hiring a Professional Organizer

Is your home feeling cluttered, but you’re not sure where to start? Find out if one of these "too much stuff!" specialists can turn your clutter into clarity.