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Interior designers share 13 things you should always spend less than $25 on

Insider asked designers what items shouldn’t cost you more than $US25. You shouldn’t spend too much on high-traffic rugs, candles, or pillow covers. Skip the expensive candles, vases, and coffee-table books. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Decorating your home can quickly drain your bank account, but there are actually […]
Interior designers share 13 things you should always spend less than $25 on
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People are in awe of this TikToker’s DIY ‘marble’ countertop hack, but an expert says copying it successfully would take ‘serious art skills’

TikTok user Melissa Mondragon shared a video showing how she transformed her granite kitchen countertops with a realistic faux-marble look for under $US200 and in four days. Some loved how it turned out, but others said it was “like putting carpet over real hardwood floors.” Insider spoke with interior design […]
People are in awe of this TikToker’s DIY ‘marble’ countertop hack, but an expert says copying it successfully would take ‘serious art skills’
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Interior designers share 13 things they would buy from Target right now

Insider asked interior designers to share what items they’d buy from Target this October. The interior designers recommended updating your tableware to give your dining area a fall spin The experts also suggested adding a bar cart or wall art to quickly elevate your space. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
Interior designers share 13 things they would buy from Target right now
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10 Halloween decorations an interior designer would buy at Dollar Tree right now

Dollar Tree is selling a range of Halloween decorations for just $US1 per item. Insider asked an interior designer to pick her favourite Halloween items from the discount chain. Designer-approved items included orange string lights, spooky tea-light holders, and sparkly jack-o’-lanterns. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Spooky season is […]
10 Halloween decorations an interior designer would buy at Dollar Tree right now
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Interior designers reveal the 10 things worth splurging on in a home

Insider spoke to interior designers about which items are worth splurging on when it comes to decorating your home. Furniture and upholstery services were listed as some of the best things to invest in. Additionally, one interior designer said art is always worth the money, especially since it can become […]
Interior designers reveal the 10 things worth splurging on in a home
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3 removable products to transform your rental kitchen

If you’re a renter that’s worried about remodeling your kitchen for fear of losing a security deposit due to chipped paint or damage, these removable products will spice up your decor without leaving a scratch. With some peel-able products from Smart Tiles, ECKUSA, and Moonwallstickers, we were able to add […]
3 removable products to transform your rental kitchen
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8 tools that make home-improvement projects easier

These eight tools make home-improvement projects easier. They include an adjustable bricklaying tool, a wheelbarrow that loads from the ground, an antigravity paint tray, and more. These tools take the heavy labour out of any large or small home-improvement project. Visit Insider.com for more stories. EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was […]
8 tools that make home-improvement projects easier
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Interior designers reveal 17 trends they wish would disappear

Insider asked interior designers about decorating trends they don’t like. Experts said all-white interiors and open shelving are impractical for most people. Shiplap, palm prints, and accent walls can look overly trendy and easily become dated. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Decorating trends come and go, but designers think […]
Interior designers reveal 17 trends they wish would disappear
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Transform your end tables with a DIY epoxy kit

Refresh your end tables with Leggari’s metallic countertop kits. The kit includes a primer, topcoat, clear epoxy, and pigmented powders Mix your own colours and smear everything out with your hands. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Transform your end tables with a DIY epoxy kit
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7 artsy ways to improve your home decor

Add a touch of bohemian to your home with these seven artsy products and services. They include a paint roller with elegant built-in patterns, lamps made from papier-mâché, glitter wall paint, a water marbling technique that dyes any fabric into trippy colours, and more. With just a little colour and […]
7 artsy ways to improve your home decor
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Before-and-after photos of the most impressive transformations from this season of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

HGTV brought back the popular home improvement show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” with a new team of expert designers, along with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson as host. The season offered dramatic design transformations, with living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms all looking completely different after the “Extreme Makeover” team remodeled them. […]
Before-and-after photos of the most impressive transformations from this season of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’
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Interior designers reveal 12 things they’d buy at Dollar Tree this month

Insider asked interior designers to share what they’d buy at Dollar Tree this month. They recommended using Dollar Tree’s stemless candle holders to add a simple, yet elegant touch to a table setting. The budget-friendly chain’s wooden toys, decorative ring holders, and apothecary jars can also spruce up your space. […]
Interior designers reveal 12 things they’d buy at Dollar Tree this month
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How home design changed every year throughout the 2010s

Home decor went through phases throughout the last decade, highlighting how interior design evolved throughout the 2010s. Some of the trends were new, like using large greenery as decor or the rise of millennial pink, while others were a renaissance of older home looks, such as wallpaper or velvet furniture. […]
How home design changed every year throughout the 2010s
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Experts reveal 7 surprising ways you’re ruining your furniture

We spoke to a range of experts to find out common things that could be damaging or warping your furniture. Overcleaning your furniture can make it look worse over time. Not being proactive about furniture upkeep, like checking for damage, can also reduce the lifespan of your furniture. You should […]
Experts reveal 7 surprising ways you’re ruining your furniture
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The most popular home styles of 2019, according to Google

Google just revealed its annual “Year in Search” trends for 2019, a detailed list of the top searches from users for the year broken down into categories, such as fashion or news. One of the categories was “Home Style searches.” The top 10 searched terms for home styles on Google […]
The most popular home styles of 2019, according to Google
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How to stage and sell a $5.5M NYC apartment model unit

Model units are used as a sample to show how an actual unit will look like in a new development. Cheryl Eisen and her team at Interior Marketing Group are experts in putting in just the right amount of detailed work to help buyers decide to make the big purchase. […]
How to stage and sell a $5.5M NYC apartment model unit
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7 home trends from the 2010s that will disappear

Interior design has evolved over the last decade, with trends coming in and out of style frequently in the 2010s. Insider spoke to three interior design experts about the decor trends they think won’t come back in style. Ashley Quinn, the vice president of creative marketing at Interior Marketing Group, […]
7 home trends from the 2010s that will disappear
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14 things an interior designer would buy from the Disney Store right now

Disney‘s online store has a special home-decor line that features bed frames, appliances, tables, and more. To narrow down the options, Insider spoke to Philadelphia-based interior designer Lauren White. White told Insider she loved a variety of products, from Jack Skellington canisters and Mickey Mouse-shaped cheese boards to Minnie Mouse-print […]
14 things an interior designer would buy from the Disney Store right now
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14 things an interior designer would buy at Dollar Tree right now

Budget retailer Dollar Tree has a variety of affordable home-decor pieces. Insider spoke to an Ohio-based interior designer to find out which decorative items she would buy from Dollar Tree right now. The designer chose a range of $US1 items, from small woven rugs to whimsical wall decals. Visit Insider’s […]
14 things an interior designer would buy at Dollar Tree right now
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The 13 best items to buy from Target’s new fall collections

Target just released dozens of new home products for fall. It has multiple autumn collections, so you can find pieces that fit your style. The best items from Target’s fall collections include a pumpkin welcome mat, turkey place mats, and a harvest leaf bath mat. You can see all of […]
The 13 best items to buy from Target’s new fall collections
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9 things an interior designer would buy from Walmart right now

Insider spoke to an Atlanta-based interior designer to find out what she’d buy from Walmart right now. Some of her picks include cosy blankets, framed art prints, and matte-finished utensils. The designer also picked out stylish light fixtures and pet beds from Walmart. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. With […]
9 things an interior designer would buy from Walmart right now
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A Home Depot exec explains why chasing trends is overrated in the home decor space

Home Depot is seeking to become a one-stop shop by enhancing its online decor selection. Business Insider spoke with merchandising EVP Ted Decker and SVP Jeanine Huebner about the home-improvement giant’s strategy regarding decor. The two Home Depot executives spoke about how the company plans to handle decorating trends. Visit […]
A Home Depot exec explains why chasing trends is overrated in the home decor space
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Home Depot is charging into Target’s home-decor territory, but the home-improvement retailer refuses to copy one of its winning strategies

Home Depot is ramping up its home decor offerings. Business Insider spoke with merchandising EVP Ted Decker and merchandising SVP Jeanine Huebner about the company’s strategy. They said that Home Depot will likely avoid Target‘s strategy of partnering up with third-party brands for limited releases. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Home Depot is charging into Target’s home-decor territory, but the home-improvement retailer refuses to copy one of its winning strategies
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11 homes that are out of this world

These 11 unique homes have features like enormous fingerprint-accessible closets, zip lines, slides, luxurious interiors, and more. The “Pink Lady of Hollywood” has a home filled entirely with pink. Singaporean socialite Jamie Chua’s home has a 700-square-foot closet that only opens with her fingerprints. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
11 homes that are out of this world
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8 things an interior designer would buy from Target right now

INSIDER asked an interior designer about what she thinks are the best home-decor items available at Target right now. Her recommendations are from a variety of home-decor lines. Some of her recommendations include colourful throw pillows, bistro chairs, and baskets. Visit INSIDER.com for more stories. Sprucing up your space may […]
8 things an interior designer would buy from Target right now
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THEN AND NOW: How the American living room has evolved

The American living room has seen many changes over the years. Big comfy couches weren’t always a necessity, since there was nothing to see – everyone listened to the news on the radio. From formal sitting rooms to open concept living spaces, here’s how the American living room has evolved. […]
THEN AND NOW: How the American living room has evolved
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Here’s the meaning behind all of those obscure IKEA product names

IKEA has a very specific system in place to name its products. The naming system came from IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad who named each product after a specific Swedish word chosen based on the type of product. For example, rugs are named after towns in Denmark or Sweden, while bed […]
Here’s the meaning behind all of those obscure IKEA product names