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Furniture 482 Stories

Once you’ve decided what you want your home to look like, picked your colors, and figured out how...
Lay Out Your Living Room: Floor Plan Ideas for Rooms Small to Large
One of the first things I do when I see a room for the first time is study the options for furniture arrangement. Sometimes there can be more than one great option. Occasionally, things like windows, a fireplace or doorways can limit options and stump...
Must-Know Furniture: Get Close With a Tête-à-Tête
With the holiday party season in full swing, I’m reminded why the tête-à-tête is the perfect party seating. You’ve probably sat next to a friend on a crowded sofa and struggled to talk without wrenching your neck to one side, or you’ve curled...
You Can Kick That Ugly Filing Cabinet to the Curb
It doesn’t matter how much time and effort you spend getting the look of your home office just right; if you have an ugly filing cabinet, the whole room tends to sag in disappointment. But it needn’t. Rather than being a bulky eyesore, a filing cabinet...
Sleep Easy: Your Guide to Bed Frame Styles
Upholstered, sleigh bed, four-poster, platform — if the hunt for a new bed has you ready to take a nap, this quick guide to 13 popular styles should help sort things out. The bed frame you choose sets the tone for the room; make yours just right.
Tips for Squeezing in More Guest Beds
Have the whole clan coming to stay during the holidays? If you’re wondering where on earth to put everyone, these ideas can help. From chic sleeper sofas and daybeds to trundles, bunks, hide-a-beds and air mattresses, see which of these solutions can...
Color Glams Up the Old-Fashioned Secretary
You may think of secretary desks as a bit old-fashioned, but these hardworking pieces can be incredibly well suited to modern life — not to mention small spaces. With drawers below, a fold-down desk, and shelves (and sometimes small drawers) above,...
A Designer’s 8 Go-to Decor Pieces
As a designer, there are certain pieces that I return to time and time again in my life and work that I know will instantly enhance any space, no matter what the style is. If I’m ever stumped — or a client is stumped — I always know I can count...
8 Ways to Decorate a Center Table
Whether placed in a grand foyer, tucked in the corner of a compact entry or serving double duty as a reading spot and dining table, you can count on a center table to bring a gracious note to the home. Here are eight ways to decorate this classic piece....
How to Dress Your Daybed
A daybed is a wonderfully versatile piece of furniture, working equally well as a bed, a sofa, a napping spot or an extra seat. A daybed can also prove to be a bit confusing to dress — do you make it like a bed, get a special daybed cover or just throw...
How to Organize and Style Your China Hutch
With the holidays around the corner, if you’re planning to entertain, you may be starting to think about the state of your china hutch. Probably the largest piece of furniture in your dining room (second only to the table), the hutch influences the...
Eclectic Matchups: 10 Round Dining Tables With Chairs
Round and oval dining tables make conversing with dinner guests easier and prevent the dreaded corner bump as you walk past. And with a pedestal table, you also get the benefit of being able to squeeze in a few extra seats in a pinch — perfect for holiday...
10 Reasons to Love Big, Comfy Sectionals
They’re big, comfy and totally napworthy. If something’s been holding you back from indulging in the pure comfort of a sectional, here are 10 reasons to just go for it. Whether your space is large or small, family friendly or slick and modern, see...
Second-Life Sofas Show First-Rate Style
When it comes to the decorative arts, the Victorian era is endlessly interesting. The Victorians themselves have a reputation for being as restrictive as the whalebone corsets many women wore to achieve wasp waists. But although their morals and social...
Use Wicker and Rattan for a Tropical Flavor All Year Round
Think you know the difference between wicker and rattan? Well, the truth is, they often are one and the same. Rattan is a plant material harvested from palm fronds to create a grassy, classic design essential. Wicker is a woven material made from natural...
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