While Shannon was able to fix her bathroom wall in the end, an interior designer told Insider you should practice this hack on a sample board first.
From Ikea trips to furniture hacks, decorating experts shared their best tips for achieving a mid-century modern look in your home on a tight budget.
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Experts say to avoid splurging on home decor like high-traffic rugs, pillow covers, and candles. Here's how to save money when decorating your space.
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 […]
Chip and Joanna Gaines are back in Magnolia Network’s “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home.” In the latest episode, Chip and Joanna transformed the home of one of their employees. You can stream “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home” on Discovery Plus. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new show, […]
Insider asked an interior designer which home-decor items she’d buy at Costco this February. She said the store has great lighting and bedroom furniture selections. The pro also picked out two neutral rugs and a few affordable wall hangings. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Besides having great deals on […]
Insider spoke to Taylor Spellman, an interior designer with expertise in how to sell homes. She told Insider about the changes homeowners should make to their houses to help them sell. Spellman’s new HGTV show, “One Week to Sell,” premieres Wednesday on Discovery Plus. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
An interior designer shared the items and trends she would never have in her home. She said she isn’t a fan of unorganized clothing racks, Mason jars, or textured walls. You also won’t find faux flowers, mirrored walls, or textured ceilings in her home. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Leanne and Steve Ford spoke to Insider ahead of the premiere of “Home Again With the Fords.” They told Insider that raising your ceiling can make your home feel bigger. Their new show premieres Tuesday on HGTV at 9 p.m. ET. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Brother-sister duo Leanne […]
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 […]
Viewers got a peek at Gordon Ramsay’s Los Angeles home during the premiere of his new show, “Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip.” While his cohosts Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix explored his bedroom, they pointed out that the chef has a gym annex inside. Though cameras didn’t make it inside […]
The latest episode of HGTV’s “Celebrity IOU” starred Rainn Wilson of “The Office” fame. Wilson teamed up with the Property Brothers to give his son’s longtime nanny, Leslie Gonzales, a dream home makeover. “Rainn and his family made us feel special. They always took us with so much love into […]
White and neutral-coloured walls have been trendy in homes in recent years. But dark colours might be a better choice for your space, according to Ben and Erin Napier of HGTV’s “Home Town.” “It creates contrast,” Erin told Insider of why dark paint works in home spaces. The latest season […]
People are loving a new TikTok hack that shows how to save time lighting your Christmas tree: Simply hang the lights vertically instead of going around the tree. Liz Brown and Clare Hooper each shared the trick on their TikTok pages, helping the hack go viral. Hooper told Insider she […]
On Wednesday, Modsy released its Trend Report for 2021, which predicts what home decor trends will be popular in the coming year. Experts think that people will embrace comfortable and traditional furniture to make their homes more welcoming, as well as natural-looking materials and lighter wood. Sustainable and affordable designs […]
Pizza Hut launched its latest product on Wednesday: A $US150 weighted blanket. The chain collaborated with Gravity Blanket to make the item, which weighs 15 pounds and looks like its pepperoni pizza. Pizza hut said the blanket is “almost as warm and toasty as the legendary pizza itself.” The companies […]
Insider spoke to interior designers about the decor trends from 2020 they don’t like. Experts said that impractical design choices, like open shelving and barn doors, don’t work for people anymore. They also don’t love harsh looks in homes, so black hardware, dark colour schemes, and mirrored furniture are falling […]
Renovating your home can be costly, especially if you don’t have a firm design plan. Insider spoke with interior design experts Tamara Day and Jeremiah Brent about how to best use your money and resources when upgrading your home. The experts recommend researching design styles and making a budget before […]
Insider asked two interior designers to share what items they would buy from Target in November. They recommended a heavyweight comforter and sham set and portable fire pit to keep warm during colder months. The experts also suggested a drum coffee table and colour-blocked tufted rug, which can make a […]
Interior designer Nate Berkus is the co-host of HGTV’s “Nate & Jeremiah Save My House.” He says the first step to upgrading your home office is to clean it, then you can fill it with things you love. He recommends designating a clean, simple area as a background for virtual […]
Insider asked interior designer Javier Fernandez of Transitional Designs what items or trends he would never have in his bedroom. The pro said he avoids all-matching furniture sets. He said stark or bright lighting should also be left out of the bedroom, as it hinders a peaceful environment. A lack […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bath & Body Works has a rare “buy one, get one free” deal on its 3-wick candles through September 13. Each candle retails for between $US24.50 and $US26.50 at the time of writing, and the brand’s deal states that the lower-priced candle is free. Bath & Body Works released its […]
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 […]
Home decor sales continue to surge during the pandemic as Americans look to liven up their houses, which are now doubling as offices, schools, or fitness studios. Retailers including Target, TJX Companies, Bath & Body Works, Home Depot, and Lowe’s all reported an increase in home decor purchases as the […]
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 […]
Buying a house is a big investment, and a huge milestone for most people. Making a house truly a home is the next step, and investing in the right furniture is a key part of the process. Insider asked interior designers what people should splurge on when they buy a […]
Insider asked three interior designers to share what items they recommend getting rid of in order to create a serene home environment. They said too many throw pillows and unnecessary counter clutter can make your home feel crowded and uncomfortable. Patterned textiles and electronic devices can be distracting and disrupt […]
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 […]
Insider asked two interior designers to reveal what items they would buy from Dollar Tree this month. The designers said they recommend buying the budget store’s macaron-shaped trinket boxes, which are perfect to hold small items or to give away as gifts. They also said Dollar Tree’s water goblets and […]
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.
Insider asked interior designers to share their tips for making a room seem bigger without buying anything new . Pulling your furniture away from the walls and not blocking windows will help a room feel more spacious. Hanging your window treatments a certain way and positioning mirrors to reflect the […]
Interior designers told Insider some of the things they wish people knew about their jobs. This job isn’t always as fun as it seems on TV, and it requires a lot of maths skills. Many interior designers work on their own or as part of very small teams, so they […]
Insider spoke to several designers to find out how to affordably update a space to make it seem new and lavish. The experts suggested replacing the old knobs and handles on cabinets to dramatically transform your furniture’s appearance. Interior designers said changing up the lighting can make a huge difference […]
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 […]
Insider asked three interior designers to share some items and trends they hate to see in a living room. The designers said that fake plants and frilly, heavy drapes are outdated and need to go. They also said too many throw pillows and stacks of magazines could make a space […]
Insider asked three designers to share their best decorating tips that didn’t cost any money to follow. Some of the best ways to spruce up your space include decluttering, moving pillows from one room to another, and colour-coding your bookshelves. Interior designers also suggested people use leftover paint or wildflowers […]
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. […]
Insider asked two interior designers to share what sort of things they hate seeing in people’s bedrooms. One designer said that you should get rid of or move the extra pillows on your bed and the plants on your windowsills because they can add clutter to a space. The experts […]
Insider asked two interior designers to share what they’d buy at Dollar Tree this month. The pros recommended buying $US1 animal planters or globe terrariums to display plants in style. They also said Dollar Tree’s LED lights, Con-Tact paper, and wreath forms can be used to add trendy accents to […]
Insider spoke to three interior designers to find out which popular decorating trends people should stop following and what they can do instead. All-white kitchens are a popular trend, but one designer told Insider you’re better off adding a pop of colour to the room through your cabinets or countertops. […]
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. […]
Disney released a new kitchen collection featuring beloved characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The new additions to the brand’s home collection include essentials like measuring cups and spoons, salt and pepper shakers, and kitchen towels. There are also fun items like a cookie jar, an ice-cream scoop, and a […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
Insider spoke with four designers to find out the top 10 mistakes people make when decorating a living room. One major mistake is not having enough lights in the space. Another common design mistake is not incorporating multiple surfaces, like coffee tables and end tables, into the room. Visit Insider’s […]
Insider spoke with a group of interior designers to learn about the top decorating rules people should never break. One designer said that if you don’t have a rug big enough for your space, you’re better off having no rug at all. Buying all your furniture from the same collection […]
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 […]
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 […]
Luxury brand Kate Spade New York has a home-goods store on Amazon. The shop features things like candy-coloured kitchen appliances, tablecloths, pillows, dining sets, cookware, and desk accessories. The brand is selling a stylish pink mouse pad for $US12, a lilac-coloured toaster for $US50, and colourful bath towels for $US15.99. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Diptyque is famous for its candles that smell like cities from all over the world. You can typically only buy each candle in its origin city, but they are currently available online and in stores worldwide from September 12 to 16. The collection includes scents inspired by Hong Kong,New York […]
INSIDER spoke to Florida-based interior designer Christina Marie Kairis to figure out some of the best home-decor items to buy at Costco right now. Kairis’ picks include a large wooden mirror and a Moroccan-print blue chair. She also recommended an elegant serving tray and gold-coloured end table. Visit INSIDER’s homepage […]
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 […]
Pier 1 Imports, once a leading home-decor retailer, has hit turbulent waters. The company announced it would close 57 stores by 2020, after a period of poor sales. Walmart, meanwhile, is making gains in the home-goods sector online. We visited both stores to see which is better for shopping for […]
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 […]
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. […]
Poshmark is an online marketplace where people can buy and sell clothing from boutiques or their own closets. As of Tuesday, it will also be adding home decor to its marketplace. Poshmark launched in 2011 as a place for people to buy and sell used clothing. Since then, it has […]
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 […]
American Craftsman bungalow-style homes were popular in the early 1900s. The mid-century modern design movement took off in the 1950s. These days, smart homes full of technology are the latest trend. Owning a home is a cornerstone of the American dream, even though home ownership has been at a historic […]
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. […]
Home décor has evolved immensely over the past century. From the muted, monochromatic rooms of the 1930s to the explosion of florals in the 1980s, interior designers have seen a lot of trends come and go. INSIDER turned to interior design experts Matthew Cane, president of Matthew Cane Designs, and […]
Pier 1 Imports is struggling to keep up with competitors like Amazon,Walmart, and TJ Maxx. On Wednesday’s earnings call, the brand reported comparable sales had fallen 10.5% in the most recent quarter. Part of why the retailer has struggled is that its products don’t provide “the style, the value, the […]
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