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5 Times White Walls Made Us Swoon

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White paint doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. Too often it’s considered a default, or a color for people who can’t pick a color.

But white is consistently voted the ‘most popular’ and ‘most likely to succeed’ member of the color spectrum. And in so many cases, it’s white that allows other colors to pop. As Maxwell says, “A good white wall is like a nice formal dress shirt – it’s the perfect foundation. It holds the space of the room while directing attention to the art and the furnishings.” Here are five beautiful rooms that show that white paint is the hero we’ve been waiting for.

5 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Child’s Room

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Creating a room that your children would love has benefits. They will look forward to sleeping in their own rooms and they will be less afraid of the “monsters under the bed” at night.

We often think that a pretty room can only be achieved by means of a weekend paint job or some major renovation, but with little creativity, some art materials, and a nail or two—you can turn a bare bedroom into a whimsical space that’s reminiscent of a fairy tale setting. Consider these ideas:

7 Steps For Renovating Your Home

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The wallpaper is peeling off, the floor tiles are cracked and the kitchen sink is leaking. It’s time for a makeover – time to renovate your home. But how to start the big project if you haven’t done anything similar before? How much will it cost? How long will it take? How do you prevent a massive failure? And what needs to be done?


Today, we introduce you to the challenge of renovating your home the right way. We give seven useful tips so that you can comfortably tackle the big project.

Is It Okay to Have a Staircase in a Small Space?

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We’re used to seeing grand staircases in hotels and spacious homes. But is it advisable to add a staircase in a small home? While there are homeowners who maximize this part of the house by turning it into a nook, home office, or pantry extension—there are those who are wary about the space that it will take up. Interior designer Wilan Dayrit shares a couple of insights:

8 Small (But Impactful) Bathroom Upgrades To Do This Weekend

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Does your bathroom need an upgrade? For not a lot of money, and without outside help, you can dramatically boost your bath’s appearance in a weekend — without the need for a full renovation. Small improvements (as your time and wallet allow) are a manageable alternative to full-scale remodeling, but have a transformative effect that’s refreshing and gratifying. Try one of these 8 small-scale projects yourself…

What NOT To Do: A Pro Reveals the Top 3 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Planning a Project

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Jean Lauer is the brains behind The Sweeten, a super successful “matchmaking” service that pairs NYC homeowners with the professionals who can help them make their home into the place of their dreams. So, in other words, she’s seen it all when it comes to what makes a project go smoothly or, well, not-so-much. Here are her top three things to NOT do when planning your renovation—give them a read to help keep your expectations (and sanity!) in check…