5 Ways to Create a Focal Wall

Focal or accent walls can be a really effective decorating technique. Limiting a bold color, interesting pattern, or decorative woodwork to just one wall has some definite advantages. It’s a great way to test a statement design without the commitment required if you put it on all four wall s of a room. An accent wall may be a cost-effective way to bring a high-end product you love, like wallpaper, into your room. And a focal wall can add drama and visual interest to an otherwise bland room.

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5 Ways to Paint a Floor

Guys, I know. Flooring can be pricey. And the options for flooring? Endless. You haven’t really learned to appreciate the word “overwhelmed” until you’ve visited a flooring store. The good news is that a change of flooring can make a world of difference in a space. And I’m not here to give you any bad news–the additional good news is that even though updating your floors with new materials can be expensive, there are ways to makeover the floors you already own. Today, I’m sharing five examples of how homeowners used paint to give their floors a new look.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Rainbow Striped Bedroom

This focal wall in a bedroom featured by HGTV.com stopped me in my tracks!  How can you not take a second look at that fun rainbow striped wall?   The striped wall, the bright colors, the refinished furniture–it’s all stuff I love.  So of course I had to look for some DIY tutorials to help you achieve a similar look for less.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Disney Family Living Room

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and been more interested in the sets than the plot?  I know I’m not alone in this, because Julia from Hooked on Houses gets requests from readers all the time to showcase homes from movies and television shows.  One of those “home tours” that gets clicked on the most is theset from the Disney Channel sitcom, “Good Luck Charlie.”   Check out these five tutorials I’ve found for making your home look a little bit like the one the Duncans live in.Disney Look for Less

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