Decorating & Design
From The Archives: Our Best DIY Holiday Decorating Ideas
Add seasonal charm to your home with these DIY projects.
This DIY Alphabet Art Is Perfect For A Kid’s Room!
Annie Sloan, author and creator of Chalk Paint™, shares how to make the Alphabet Transfer Banner from her new book, Annie Sloan Paints Everything. Sometimes, you see old blinds in secondhand stores or when you move into a new home, and wonder what you can do with them,…
DIY: Bookshelf Hack
Senior editor Sally Armstrong dresses up plain bookshelves with rolls of wood-veneer trim.
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Find 30 clever tips from the famous siblings!
DIY: Patterned Jute Rug
Senior editor Morgan Michener adds pattern and texture to a basic jute rug using twine and yarn.
DIY: Holiday Card Display
Here’s a unique way to display seasonal cards: Find a piece of driftwood or a fallen branch, then tie both ends of a thick piece of cotton cord to either end of the wood so you’ll be able to hang it on the wall. (Make sure you do this before…
Design Hack: Blackboard Canvas
High-impact art that changes at a whim, for a fraction of the cost of an original? Yes please. The solution is easy: just coat a framed canvas, available at art stores, with blackboard paint and start drawing (or let the kids loose). It’s a quirky, family-friendly and inexpensive way to…
Gift Wrap Idea: Pretty Tea Towel
Assistant editor Emily Evans wraps a House & Home 12-month subscription using a tea towel.
DIY: Pompom Garland
Senior design editor Stacey Smithers shares step-by-step instructions for jolly woolen pompom garlands.
10 Simple Tricks To Elevate Your Holiday Style
We love the idea of traditional Christmas decor, but shaking things up can bring a fresh, exciting look to your home this season. These 10 clever ideas will elevate your holiday style — plus, they’re as easy as one-two-wreath! 1. Decorate With DIY Ornaments: Make fabric-wrapped ornaments with organic appeal.
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DIY: Buffalo Check Statement Wall
See how Reiko Caron brings a white wall to life with the bold pattern, which is perfect for a cabin or rustic mudroom.
How To Wrap Presents Like A Gift Stylist
Get tips from UK-based gift wrap guru Jane Means, who has wrapped presents for the Queen!
DIY: Holiday Gift Tree
Corral lightweight branches in a tall glass vase to make a holiday gift tree. We used wee kraft paper envelopes sealed with washi tape and hung by grosgrain ribbon. Here are three ways to make this clever idea work for you. 1. Chic Advent Calendar: Fill 24 envelopes with little…
Advice From A Florist: 3 Fresh Holiday Bouquet Ideas
Get florist Becky DeOliveira's tips to create loose, sculptural bouquets that offer an exciting take on holiday florals.
Holiday DIY: Personalized Ornaments
Make your own Christmas tree ornaments with treasured photos of family and friends! This easy DIY project doubles as a personalized gift tag. Watch our how-to video above and then enter for your chance to win a Canon PIXMA MG7720 printer.
DIY: Faux-Clay Half Wall
Bring color and character to plain white walls with this simple paint project. You’ll need: two paint colors in a matte finish (we used Red Earth (64) by Farrow & Ball for the wainscotting and Nancy’s Blushes (278) by Farrow & Ball for the accent stripe) painter’s tape, drop cloth, brushes, rollers.