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Have an awkwardly shaped room? Need just the right piece to fit into that corner? Check out our step-by-step How To guides for selecting and placing furniture.

  • How to layout a room with traffic flow, function, and more

    How to Layout a Room

    We’re always asking for you to send us your interior design questions, and hands down the most frequent questions we get, both through our…

  • How to reupholster your slip seat

    How to Reupholster a Slip Seat

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


  • How to choose the right side table

    How to Pick a Side Table

    Wood, metal or acrylic? Square or round? Shelves or drawers? High or low? With so many options, choosing the right side table can be…

  • How to decorate Ballard Designs' Octavia bookcase

    How to Decorate our Octavia Bookcase

    In our new Winter Collection, we’re excited to introduce our Octavia Bookcase. The octagonal cubbies and two-tone paint colors make this bookcase a shining…

  • How to Mix Wood Finishes

    Mixing Wood Tones in a Room

    Let’s all sing it from the mountain tops: The days of matching wood furniture sets are a thing of the past. Truthfully, it was a…


    How to Decorate with Side Tables

    Despite their small size, side tables are among the most flexible and functional pieces of furniture around. They’re more than just a place to…