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If you’ve ever saved up to buy a nice couch or armchair — or have one you inherited and absolutely love — you know how much it hurts the first time a glass of wine tips all over your favorite couch. First, don’t panic! A stain doesn’t mean the end for your couch. Just learn how to combat tough stains, and while you’re at it, get in the habit of regularly cleaning your furniture to keep it looking its best.

Sometimes small details on furniture get chipped away over time, but you can replace these elements on antique furniture by using this hack from @greensprucedesigns. All you need is a hot glue gun and some Bondo.

If you like the original hardware on the furniture you want to flip but it’s looking a little worn out or rusty, try this tip from @prettyvintagefurniture for a shiny new finish. You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen already.

Pet teepees serve as a piece of cool boho furniture in your home while also giving your cat or small dog a cozy place to relax. TikTok creator @leannelimwalker shows you how to make one yourself from fabric and dowels. There’s no sewing required.

Typically, we design and decorate our homes to fit our sense of style— and then those decor choices dictate our cleaning routines. We dust our open shelving weekly, and wipe down the marble countertop daily. But what if the process was reversed?

A well-designed family room can truly be the heart of the household. But too often the family room ends up feeling like either a formal parlor — stiff and uninviting — or a free-for-all kids’ playroom. Strike a balance by picking up some of these ideas for attractive, functional family rooms that look good and work hard for the families who live there.

Choosing the perfect paint color isn’t’ just about picking something that looks great on your walls—it’s also about coordinating with the furniture or flooring you already have. TikTok creator @the_avantgarde recommends using free fabric or flooring samples from the items you own to compare close shades of paint.

While it may seem that replacing a kitchen faucet will be a straightforward swap of an old faucet for a new one, the first phase of the job may be the most challenging. Another issue is working in the dark on your back with your head and shoulders squeezed in the confines of a base cabinet. There is a staggering amount of kitchen faucet styles, finishes and features to...

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Topping out at 6 to 8 inches, this plant is ideal for small spaces such as bookshelves and end tables. Its red, cream and green leaves curl up at night, giving it its name. What’s more, it’s one of the easiest houseplants you can grow.

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There are likely two reasons why banquettes are a classic part of the dining experience: They fit as many people into one space as possible, and it simply feels cozier than individual chairs. If your kitchen has a breakfast nook, consider the possibilities of creating a banquette of your own, or at least adding a bench. Either option provides the chance to add storage underneath the cushions as you also expand seating. A drawer would be perfect for linens, but open-air baskets would pull off the same trick.

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Restaurants get food out quickly because everyone on the line knows their place. And even though no one should expect a meal on the table in about 12 minutes where you live, they should be able to move around the room in a flash. All utensils, cups and plates should be gathered in the same area of your kitchen, and set at least a few feet away from the high-trafficked areas of a refrigerator, oven or even microwave. Store once-in-a-blue-moon appliances inside your pantry, or in a cupboard out of the way.

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Some kitchens have outdated hardware — if they have any. A trip to a home improvement store can offer contemporary and timeless options for your drawers and cabinets. Trendy finishes include brass or matte and flat black finishes and square pull bars.

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Not everyone can escape to a cabin this fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the cabin to you. Better yet, there is a way to achieve a different type of cabin atmosphere for everyone. Whether your taste runs woodsy-lumberjack or lake-house fishing, there is a means to bring forth flavors of fall for all.

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