August 2023

6 fall decorating ideas that make a home look expensive, cozy and warm

Fall decor that makes a home look expensive definitely doesn’t have to come at a premium price. Interiors knowhow can bring high-end results without a big spend.

An expensive fall look can be an aesthetic rather than the result of purchasing power, and that’s a principle that applies generally, as well as proving applicable to fall decor ideas.

Beautifully curated interiors that reflect nature’s colors and bounty to make a home warm and welcoming can appear to have been achieved as if expense hasn’t been spared without that actually being the case.

How to create elevated fall decor on

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10 Top Home Decor Trends of Summer 2023, According to Design Experts

Bright colors, eco-friendly features, and entertainment hubs are popular this season.

Statement-making colors and an eco-conscious approach are two of the main driving factors behind our design decisions both inside and out this summer. To find out what’s hot this season, we turned to the experts from Houzz and Yelp for their trend predictions based on consumer insights.

With property prices soaring right now, homeowners want to make the most of what they already have—which is where the design experts come in. For summer decor inspiration, interior designers Carmeon Hamilton and Maggie Griffin weigh in on popular decorating styles

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Nate Berkus shares design expertise on how to create a ‘lived-in’ feel in the home

NYC-based interior designer Nate Berkus has shared his top tips on how to create a ‘lived-in’ feel in the home. Taking to Instagram, the celebrated interior designer who is known for sharing resourceful tips on the social platform to help homeowners elevate their homes, shared a series of images that all have one thing in common: black leather furniture.

The post celebrates decorating with vintage furniture that is crafted from high-quality materials, such as original leather, to create a homely feeling that can add real depth to a space. ‘Using materials that are not “perfect” can bring a lived-in element

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Design your dream home in real life using Midjourney and ChatGPT

Design your dream home with Midjourney in ChatGPT

Artificial intelligence (AI) has radically reshaped diverse sectors around the globe, and home construction is no exception. If you are fascinated by the idea of designing and constructing your personal dream home, hard-hat in hand, you’ll be thrilled to learn about the expanded capabilities offered by AI – specifically through the fusion of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Midjourney.

Traditionally, designing a home required considerable time, energy, and deep dives into architectural knowledge. Now, these powerful AI tools can streamline that process and bring your vision into reality with unprecedented accuracy and speed. They harness their extensive databases and cutting-edge algorithms

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6 Designer-Approved Ideas For A More Sustainably Decorated Home

Consider these thoughtful moves when designing your own house.

“I have a catchphrase for myself: Good design is sustainable,” says Laura Hodges, the Catonsville, Maryland, decorator behind our 2023 Southern Living Idea House. “Sustainability isn’t a certain style. It’s a way of designing that is respectful and responsible to the environment and being intentional in the choices that we’re making.” People often assume that sustainable design means decorating exclusively with specific materials, like cork or recycled products, with an end result that all but announces its Earth-friendly nature, but Hodges proves that more planet-conscious choices can be subtle and

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20 Front Porch Column Ideas That’ll Beautify Your Home

While your home’s front porch columns provide structural support, it’s important to note that porch columns serve more than purely a functional purpose. There are many different styles of columns to choose from, and you will want to think carefully about the overall design scheme that you wish to embrace.

If you’re looking to revamp your existing front porch columns, there are many ways to do so without taking on a major construction project, whether you’re looking to experiment with paint or take on a large DIY project.

No matter what, you certainly won’t want to miss out on the

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8 Home Design Books to Read This Fall

Poring over the best new decorating books, we found the best design ideas to steal for your own home.

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With so many must-read home design books available, it can be tricky choosing just one. So we took the guesswork out and compiled a list of eight great books, all available this fall, that will help you find your personal decorating style—and explain how to achieve it.

Meet the 2023 BHG Stylemakers


<p>Carson Downing</p>

Interior design journalist and consultant Amy Moorea Wong showcases 20 homes to demonstrate how to add color in a way that’s sophisticated yet accessible.

Buy It: Kaleidoscope: Modern

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30 Back Porch Ideas to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

Kick back and enjoy the fresh air with these back porch ideas for relaxing, entertaining, and more.

<p>Matthew Benson</p>

The back porch can be one of the most relaxing spots in your home. Not only does it provide a great view of backyard landscaping, but it’s often a quiet place to gather for a meal or an afternoon spent with friends and family. Plus, upgrading a back porch doesn’t have to bust your budget, either. Sometimes, just a coat of paint or a new furniture arrangement can give the space a whole new look.

Whether you choose to set up your

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TikTok and Instagram accounts to follow for renter-friendly design ideas

Your house should be a reflection of your sense of style and personality. Even if you’re renting and can’t make permanent changes to your abode, there are plenty of ways to add character and colour that are not simply reserved for those who own their own property.

People often ask, why bother? ‘My biggest answer to this question is with another – why should I live with rental optic white walls and bare bulbs just because of my financial reality?’ journalist and renter Katherine Ormerod explains in her article on the highs and lows of creating a non-permanent family home.

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20 Entryway Bench Ideas to Create a Warm Welcome

Add style and practical seating to your entryway with one of these bench ideas.

<p>Adam Albright </p>

If you have space in your entryway, a bench is a versatile addition that can make your front room or hall more stylish. Some entryway benches can provide extra storage for shoes and bags, while others act as an easy place to stop and tie your shoes before heading out the door. You can also find entryway benches that are purely decorative to add style just inside the front door. No matter what you’re looking for, these modern entryway bench ideas will help you create

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