How To

Jan 9

10 Ways to Start Decorating a Room from Scratch

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Ballard Designs Winter 2017 collection

For our Decorating Dilemmas column, we can’t even count the number of times we’ve gotten this question: “I just moved into my new home, and I have no idea where to start!” That’s because decorating a room completely from scratch is intimidating! You have no where to start and yet so many choices to make. We pulled together some easy jumping off point so you can start decorating your room from scratch:

 
Jan 2

Our Complete Styling Guide to Consoles, Bookshelves, and Coffee Tables

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Ballard Designs' complete guide to styling your bookcases, consoles, and coffee tables

Picking out the right furniture pieces, fabrics, and rugs is only half the challenge of decorating your home. The second half, and sometimes even the most difficult part, is ‘styling’ your room. We think of ‘styling’ as a way to display the decorative objects that you’ve collected and love. It’s that final touch that takes your furniture pieces from simply something functional to something functional and beautiful. For all of us, the decorating objects we use to style our space may be different, but there are some universal strategies that will make styling your home easier.

We scoured our archives, surveyed our design teams, and questioned our stylists to break down all the steps and best tips for you.

 
Dec 15

Printable Christmas Stocking Coloring Page

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Printable Christmas stocking coloring page for either kids or adults

Here at Ballard, we’re all a flutter with our holiday To Do’s: trimmings, shopping, gift wrapping, party planning, and all the magical holiday goings-on. All the special treats (and we don’t just mean Christmas cookies in the office) are what make the holidays a magical time for the whole family, so we thought we’d share a little treat with you. Here’s pretty printable color page — for either kids or adults. Simply print it out and get to coloring either inside or outside the lines.

Download the printable version here.

Happy Holidays!

 
Nov 11

10 Monogrammable Gifts to Put Under Your Tree

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10 christmas gift ideas that are monogrammable

The gift-giving season is upon us. We’re making a list and checking it twice, and this year, monograms are definitely on our ‘Nice’ list! Here are 10 gift ideas that can be personalized, and Santa’s elves are thrilled about it!

 
Aug 5

How to Space Ring Clips on Your Curtain Panel

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How to evenly space ring clips on a curtain panel

A few months ago, we got a comment asking how to space ring clips on a curtain panel (thanks, Elizabeth!). Turns out our photography team has a super simple trick for evenly spacing the ring clips, so we thought we’d share their simple hack!

 
Jun 9

How to Reupholster a Slip Seat

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How to reupholster a slip seat -- Jana Bek shows us how

We love to share spaces and projects from interior designers who use our furniture pieces. They always have fresh takes on our favorite items!

Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. Today, she’s sharing how she added her own fabric to our Dayna Chairs to create a custom look. See her step-by-step tutorial below:

 
May 5

How to Add Tape Trim to Curtain Panels

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

In the dining room Eddie Ross designed for our Summer 2016 catalog, he combined Suzanne Kasler’s peony pink linen drapery panels with our lime green tape trim. This designer detail feels custom and elevates the entire room, and it’s such an easy change you can make to your panels. We’re showing you how!