Whew， what a year 2016 has been!Before we officially ring in 2017， we thought it only fitting to look back through some of our best posts here on How to Decorate.
We get this question almost more than any other in our Decorating Dilemmascolumn. What do to with a big expanse of wall space is tricky because the options are endless! We’；re answering that question in this post with 10 different ways to turn that blank wall into a focal point.burlap throw pillow covers
We always love getting to share the fantastic spaces of the 2016 Southern Living Idea House here on How to Decorate. This year， a group of designers from across the southeast celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Southern Living by designing some spectacular spaces that showcase that iconic Southern Living style we’；ve all come to know and love about the magazine.
The foyer of the 2016 Southern Living Idea House in Mt. Laurel， Alabama was a showstopper， and we can’；t help but want to take in all the gorgeous details again!
You only see the cleanpersonalized newborn baby gifts， stylishly decorated rooms that are published in the catalog， but we wanted to give you the real scoop on how these spaces are created. Takea behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making our rooms catalog ready， and what things we fudge a little.
Our philosophy is that outdoor spaces should be treated with as much care and attention as your indoor spaces. A beautiful porch can transform the way you live in your home， so we offered up lots of different ways to create your ideal porch or patio.
Ottomans are a fantastically functional piece of furniture that often get overlooked for coffee tables. Maybe it’；s time you conside redan upholstered piece for your living or family room. Here are 10 spaces that do just that!
With so many home decor words coming from various languages， it’；s no surprise so many of us mispronounce common words. Here are 10 words you may be mispronouncing， but we’；ve got you covered with a pronunciation key for each.
You love design， constantly redecorate your home， and love browsing home decor ideas — but how well do you really know your stuff？ We created this quiz to test your design knowledge and reveal just how big a design buff you really are!
When we think of summer， we think of a slower pace—； enjoying the weather from your front porch， afternoon walks， sleeping in just a bit later (one can only hope!)， reading in bed. We want all of those places for relaxation， especially bedroom， to feel inviting， light， open， and carefree. We thought we’d pull together 3 pretty bedrooms that capture thatcasual， chic summer vibe.
If you’re a trained chef and you’ve worked for Martha (yes， that Martha)， then chances are you know a thing or two about entertaining. We got a chance to ask expert Eddie Ross， who also designed three beautiful rooms for our Summercatalog， for a few tips on the art of entertaining.
Alright， those were our top 10 posts of 2016. We’；ll see you next year with even more decorating inspiration and ideas.
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Keep the clutter to a minimum with a beautiful DIY Upcycled Desk Organizer. This project starts off in the pantry, and turns a few tins from this,
Measuring for curtains is a simple task, but only if you know how. Our step by step guide will show you how to get all the appropriate measurements correctly. We have also included tips, advice and things to consider when you measure for curtains. Measuring for curtains can be confusing if you've never done it before. However, all you need is a measuring tape and a calculator to figure out the right curtain length and width. Figure out some basic measurements as a starting point and then add or subtract depending on your specific needs. When you're done, you can custom order the right curtains for your windows. Leaving your windows naked and bare means you’re missing out on a big interior design opportunity. Beautiful window treatments provide privacy, filter sunlight, and add warmth while bringing style to your home. Before you can choose the perfect drapes for your space, it’s vital to get the correct window and curtain measurements.
Routines. The word makes some people cringe and some people breathe a sigh of relief. Routine can be an excellent way to establish rules, make sure your littles are eating and sleeping enough, or that they don't have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store when you have a cart full of groceries while an impossibly long line builds behind you.