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Jul 25

The Classic, Southern Porch at the 2016 Southern Living Idea House

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Wraparound porch at the Southern Living 2016 Idea House in Mt. Laurel outside Birmingham, Alabama

This year’s 2016 Southern Living Idea House is a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Set in Southern Living’s hometown of Birmingham, AL, and built from the ground up by a team of designers with roots in the south, this year’s house celebrates traditional southern design with modern detail.

We chatted with Southern Living’s Homes Editor, Zoe Gowen, about decorating the home’s classic southern porch.

 
Jul 18

10 Ways to Fill the Blank Space Over Your Sofa

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How to fill the blank space over your sofa

One of the questions our Design Solutions’ team gets all the time is, “How do I fill the blank space on my wall?” Sometimes it’s the top of a stair landing, sometimes it’s the wall of a bedroom, and many, many times, it’s the wall space over the sofa! Considering all the questions, we figured we’d tackle this question on How to Decorate! Here are 10 ways you can fill that big expanse of wall over your sofa to create an impactful focal point.

 
Jul 7

15 Neutral Bedrooms That Are Anything But Boring

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Neutral bedrooms that are anything but boring

You know, neutral gets a bad rap. It’s always accused of being bland and boring, but we beg to differ! With the right mix of proportions, patterns, and neutral tones, gray, white, and even beige can be seriously stunning. We’re sharing 15 different bedrooms that may not be filled with color, but certainly can’t be called boring.

 
Jul 5

Quiz: Which Louis Chair Are You?

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Ariel red fabric on Louis dining chairs in dining room designed by Eddie Ross

From our point of view, your home should be a place that expresses your unique personality and combines function with fun! That’s why we’re so obsessed with our customizable Louis chair program. With our tool, you can create nearly endless combinations of our 250+ fabrics! But with all of those options, how are you supposed to narrow down your favorite? Let us help!

 
Jun 28

9 Ways to Add Extra Seating to Your Outdoor Space

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9 Ways to Add Extra Seating to your outdoor space

Deciding on layouts  and floor plans is one of the most common questions we get here on How to Decorate, and we totally understand! With so many different furniture options, it can feel overwhelmingly to work lots of seating into your outdoor space without crowding up your whole yard. That’s why we like to use clever ideas to add more seating, without taking up tons of space. Here are our best ideas for versatile adding seating to your outdoor room:

 
Jun 24

Celebrating 10 Years of our Amalfi Collection

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Ballard Designs' Amalfi Outdoor Collection

When we launched our Amalfi Outdoor Collection 10 years ago, little did we know it would become our best-selling outdoor collection of all time. But, as they say, true beauty transcends time. The classic proportions and timeless style of each piece — from poolside loungers to patio sectionals to dining sets  —  have made our meticulously crafted collection a customer favorite through the years.

 
Jun 23

Summer Book Review: It’s the Little Things

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Photo from Susanna Salk's It's the Little Things book

Design editor and author, Susanna Salk, has done it again. With her latest book, It’s the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through the Stylish Small Stuff, Susanna continues to inspire us with the notion that decorating your home is deeply personal. When you pay attention to the details and decorate with only the things that you love, you can create big moments in rooms that transcend the ordinary.