Decorate Like a Pro with Flea Market Finds
Reading Nook Essentials: How to Create a Reading Nook
You don't have to live without a special reading spot just because you don't have room for a home library. You can carve a cozy reading nook out of a tiny sliver of space. You might use an architectural niche, an unused corner, or even an empty closet.
Home Library Essentials: How to Create a Home Library
You don't have to be manor born to have a home library. You can turn an extra room into an inexpensive home library by furnishing it with flea market finds.
Book, Study, and Reading Spaces: Home Libraries and Reading Nooks
Whether you have an entire empty room or just a corner, you can turn that unused space into a charming spot to read, research, or study.
Room-by-Room Decorating Tips
Decorating your home sounds easy, until you get ready to start. That's when the indecision and fear kick in. To get you started, read these decorating tips for every room in your home.
How to Decorate with Old Photos
Repurpose old photos as decorations to add a vintage, eclectic touch to your home decor. To get you started, here are some ways to decorate with old photos.
Accent Wall Ideas
Give a boring room a boost by adding an accent wall. Accent walls work well as focal points, and there are numerous ways to create one.
How to Decorate with Vintage Trays
Trays are quite useful around the house. You can use them to display and organize your belongings, or even turn them into tables. To get started, try these seven ways to decorate with vintage trays.
Decorating the Bedroom
Transform your bedroom into a private haven where you can rest, dress, and spend private time. Decorating the bedroom won't even cost much if you furnish it with flea market finds.
How to Set Up a Vanity or Dressing Table
Turn your plain bedroom into a glamorous boudoir by adding a vintage vanity or dressing table.
How to Set Up a Vanity Tray
To make your life a little more luxurious, decorate your dressing table or dresser top with a vintage vanity tray.
How to Decorate with Books
Whether you're arranging your bookshelves or turning damaged volumes into custom wallpaper or art, here are nine ways to decorate with books.
Vintage Finds for the Home Bar
Shop flea markets and yard sales for everything you need to set up a home bar or bar cart.
Accessorizing a Room
Your room isn't finished until you accessorize. Accessorizing a room personalizes your space and makes it look complete.
Decorating with Color
Most rooms need a bit of color to look their best, even if you favor stark interiors. To add color the right way, read all about decorating with color.
Decorating with Fabric
No matter what your favored decorating style, decorate with fabric to add color and pattern to your home.
How to Mix Fabric Patterns
You can mix numerous different patterns together in the same space if you follow some simple guidelines. The keys are paying attention to pattern type, scale, colorway, and proportion.
Exterior Door Shutters
Increase your curb appeal and add charm by installing shutters on your exterior doors.
How to Mix and Match Dining Tables and Chairs
If you find a fabulous dining table with no chairs, don’t pass on it just because it’s not a matching set. Instead, learn how to mix and matching dining chairs.
How to Mix Different Dining Chairs
Skip the matching dining room chair sets. Opt instead of great looking mix of chairs from the flea market or thrift store.
Alternative Seating for Dining Rooms
In some ways, almost all dining rooms look the same. The focal point of the room is always a table surrounded by chairs. Add a bench, banquette, or settee to one side of your dining table to vary the look.
Decorating the Dining Room with Flea Market Finds
Transform your dining room with these DIY projects using flea market finds.
5 Ways to Create an Accent Wall
Add interest to your room by creating a dramatic accent wall.
5 Ways to Add Pattern to Your Walls without Wallpapering
If your landlord won't let you wallpaper, or if you just want something less permanent, add pattern to your walls with these five wallpaper alternatives.
10 Flea Market Finds to Take Home
Turn vintage finds into charming home decor. Here are 10 flea market finds to take home today.
How to Create Dramatic Rooms
Dramatic rooms don't require huge budgets. You can use flea market furnishings to create atmosphere and give your space a dramatic look.
Fast Home Makeover Projects
Whether you have a few minutes or an entire day, you can make your home look better. Read about fast makeover projects you can complete in one day or less.
Interior Lighting Guide
No room is complete without proper lighting. If you're not sure how to lighting your space properly, read all about interior lighting.
10 Ways to Display Vintage Jewelry
Don't stash your vintage and antique costume jewelry out of sight when you're not wearing it. Display and decorate with your collection instead.
Flea Market Finds
Whether you're searching for fine antiques or budget finds for a makeover, you can find them at the flea market. Flea market finds lend themselves to numerous decorating styles, or you mix them all together for your own individual look. Learn what to look for, and how to get the best price once you find it.
Get the Look: New Orleans Style
Whether you prefer an apartment in the French Quarter, a colorful shotgun cottage, or a grand manor in the Garden District, get that quintessential New Orleans style.
How to Decorate (or Redecorate) a Room
No matter what room you’re decorating, the proper steps remain the same. Read about the five steps to decorating a room.
Where to Find Decorating Ideas and Inspiration
When you're decorating your home, one of the first steps is looking for decorating ideas. Here are nine great sources to inspire you.
How to Make a Dark Color Scheme Pop
Liven up a dark color scheme with pops of lighter or brighter color. Accenting with additional color doesn't detract from your deep, rich colors. It enhances them.
17 Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Color
Painting is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to add instant oomph to your rooms. Follow these tips to learn how to choose the right color for your walls, trim, and accents -- and how to use paint to minimize the flaws your room may have.
How to Decorate with Wallpaper
Papering your walls isn’t the only way to decorate with wallpaper. Here are nine alternative wallpaper projects to add style, pattern, and color to your home.
10 Things to Display under Bell Jars
Protect delicate collectibles and sentimental objects while they're on display by placing them under bell jars.
How to Hang Art Groupings
Art groupings are being featured everywhere -- in magazines, design blogs, and home decorating television shows. Creating them can be tricky, but these tips will help you hang gorgeous arrangements just like a pros.
Teen Bedroom Ideas for Small Budgets
Teen bedroom decor is no longer just rock posters and moldy pizza boxes. Lately, retailers sell colorful, trendy decor designed exclusively for teens. But, before you break the bank on decor that might be out of date next year, try some creative, low-budget teen bedroom ideas.
Decorative Storage with Flea Market Finds
Before you start tossing your treasures or shopping the home-storage aisle at the department store, consider using flea market finds as decorative storage. In addition to spending less, you can turn practical storage into an attractive display.
Interior Lighting Design Basics: The 3 Layers of Home Lighting
Interior lighting design is one of the most important interior design basics, yet it’s often neglected by DIY decorators. To light your home properly, study these lighting design basics and add the three layers of home lighting to your rooms.
Flea Market Finds to Hang as Artwork
Turn flea market finds into artwork by hanging them on your walls. The look is quirky and personal, and it costs less than buying reproduction prints at a department store.
How to Get the Loft Look without Moving
Though loft living started as cheap work/live space for artists, those former factories and warehouses command high prices today. If you long for urban loft living, add a few vintage industrial touches to your existing home to get the loft look without spending a fortune or moving.
13 Flea Market Finds to Turn into Table Lamps
Get the designer lamp look from a DIY project when you turn flea market finds into table lamps. Here are 13 lamp base ideas to get you started.
15 Minute Makeovers
Whether you're looking for a temporary fix or a permanent change, freshen up your home fast with these 15 minute makeovers.
How to Brighten a Dark Brick Exterior
Flea market finds aren’t just for decorating the interior of your home. Combine them with paint to brighten a dark exterior.
Flea Market Decorating Styles
Here are six great decorating styles you can create using flea market finds.
How to Buy Furniture on a Budget
You can have a well-furnished home on any budget. Follow these tips to buy good-quality furniture on the cheap.