Living Room How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our living room step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
How to Make a No-Sew Round Tufted Storage Ottoman (Part 1)
House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to build a round tufted ottoman without having to sew. In part one of this project, Jenn builds the frame of the ottoman, secures the foam, and wraps all of the pieces in batting.
How to Build Floating Shelves
There are a lot of ways to hang a shelf, but the appeal of floating shelves is that there’s no hardware visible above or below the shelf. Watch this video and follow these steps for building your own DIY floating shelf.
How to Turn a Wood Slab Into a Table
Rustic wood meets modern metal to create this striking—and timeless—piece of furniture. Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor show how to make a live-edge console table of your own
How to Wire for a New Ceiling Light
Ask This Old House electrician Scott Caron installs a new switch and ceiling fixture for a homeowner
How to Make an Ocean Epoxy Table
Want to bring the beach indoors? Here’s how to make an ocean table with concrete and epoxy resin step by step.
How to Build a Three-Tiered Side Table
It holds much more than a reading lamp—and takes less time to make than shopping for a look-alike
How to Trim Out a Plain Table
This bedside perch now boasts one-of-a-kind style, thanks to strips of decorative molding
How to Build a Hairpin-Leg Coffee Table
Blending rustic wood with industrial metal, this coffee table has a high-end look—but costs less than $70 to make.
How to Build a Display Coffee Table
From our Hammer It Out series: Show off your collectibles with an acrylic-topped case that does double duty as a living room table
How to Build a Wall-Hung TV Cabinet
Build a wall-hung cabinet with bifold doors to hide the TV when it's not being used.
How to Install Carpet
Want to know how to put carpet down? We take you through all the details — from how to install carpet padding to trimming the edges to seaming adjoining pieces.
How to Build a Custom Entertainment Center
Get your media center organized with a custom-built storage unit
How to Install Wall-To-Wall Carpeting
In this how-to video, This Old House host Kevin O'Connor explains how to lay a carpet
S15 E2: Sheep-shearing Coffee Table
Made of recycled pine, this unusual coffee table is easy to make and comes with a good stor