Tag Archives: living room

The 7 Best Wall Mirrors of 2019

Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.  A mirror is more than a spot to check your hair or touch up your lipstick. This smart wall accent does double decorative duty because it fills your space […]

Different Types of Art Painting Styles

The ‘Wiki-people’ defines the art of painting as “the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface” Well, how can anyone make that any simpler! But, is art painting as simple as it sounds? To be fair, it never is and never was. The art of painting is evolving incessantly. The way artists […]

When to Install a Knee Wall in Your Attic

Question: A reader asks if, “I need to install a knee wall in my attic, but what is the purpose of a knee wall? Do I need help with insulation?” Answer: Knee walls are not found in all attics, and they are not absolutely necessary. But they are awfully good to have. Go in the attic or simply imagine yourself […]

Bathroom Wall Tile

Checkerboard Wall Tile Pattern  Your wall tile pattern is vitally important because it heavily influences how you feel about a room.  Not just that:  consider how difficult it will be to change that pattern if it does not suit you. To help you get it right, we have narrowed down the nearly infinite world of wall patterns to […]

How to Build a Retaining Wall Garden Pond

Building a Pond When Soil Conditions Are Less Than Perfect  Building a pond is a great way to improve your property and, technically, is quite easy. With just a handful of tools and a few building materials, you can dig a hole in the ground and fill it with water. What is hard is the sheer amount of heavy work: digging, […]

Kitchen Wall Colors: Picture Gallery From Major Paint Manufacturers

Bright, Cheerful Lavender Kitchen Colors  Manufacturer Behr outright admits to this being a purple, but it’s not the kind of darker, grape-like purple you ordinarily imagine. It’s softened and turned friendly by the addition of tints. Not only that, the cabinets–a nice color called Cloud Nine–balance out the wall color. Nothing garish here at all. It’s a […]

15 Creative Nursery Wall Ideas

Show-Stopping Nursery Accent Walls  An empty nursery is like a blank canvas. With a little inspiration, you can create almost anything. Need a creative boost? Check out these show-stopping, DIY nursery wall ideas. Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall  Bring rich, rustic appeal to your nursery with the worn textures of reclaimed wood. Not so handy with a power tool? […]

How to Install a Soap Dish on a Tile Wall

Your shower demands a beautiful, functional, and above all, permanent, soap dish. If you have ever tried to make do with a soap dish on the floor of the shower that fills with water or a suction cup dish that keeps falling off, you may be dreaming of a dependable soap dish adhered to the wall. A soap dish […]

All About Wall Sconces

A wall sconce is a unique type of lighting fixture. It’s the only fixture we install on a wall inside our house. It’s one of only two types of mounted fixtures that can be bought with a switch in it so that it doesn’t have to be controlled by a wall switch. It’s also one of the few fixtures […]

5 Best Bathroom Wall Options

Bathroom walls are different from walls in other parts of the home. In living rooms, bedrooms, hallways, and other completely dry areas, any type of wall covering will work. Even kitchens, which are mostly dry, can have almost any type of wall covering. Backsplashes protect key areas in kitchens to make this possible. But in bathrooms, water comes […]