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7 Interesting Things to Know About Japandi Interior Design
Few design and decor trends capture the imagination quite like Japandi interior design. This unique style is a blend ...
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15 Places in America Where the Usual Laws Don't Apply
From trimmed-down taxes to lax alcohol and tobacco laws, the U. S. is a colorful patchwork of rules and regulations t...
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10 Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2023
Trend PredictionsInterior design trends may not come and go as quickly as fashion trends, but there’s always somethin...
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Passive House Design: What All Energy-Conscious Homeowners Should Know
Climate change is already shaping how people live. With more powerful hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, and flooding...
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5 Classic Wall and Trim Color Combinations—and 5 for Rule-Breakers Only
After choosing the perfect wall color, many default to choosing a white trim paint without giving it a second thought...
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Should You Use Oven Cleaner on Wood? Take a Closer Look at the Viral Furniture-Stripping Hack
Q: It seems that a lot of people are having success stripping wood with oven cleaner. Is it really as quick and easy ...
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Paint Brands Are Predicting Next Year’s Hottest Hues—Here’s What We Know So Far
Painting can be one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update the look of your space, whether it’s inside...
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The Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Loads of Snow After an Exceptionally Dry Summer
Shake, shiver, and shovel. According to the Farmers' Almanac winter forecast, that’s what many of us will be doing du...
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Solved! The Great Debate on Using Salt to Kill Weeds
Q: I want an environmentally friendly garden and yard, but weeds keep popping up. I’ve heard of others using salt as ...
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12 Modern Homesteading Ideas for a More Self-Sufficient Life
Homesteading as a term can be derived from the Homestead Act of 1862, in which eligible adults who had not taken arms...
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Earthship Homes: Are They the Next Big Sustainable Housing Trend?
If you’re curious about off-grid living, you may have heard of an Earthship. Earthship homes are built partially into...
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Fractal Wood Burning: What You Need to Know About TikTok's Most Dangerous DIY Trend
Recently, there’s been increased online interest in fractal wood burning, a process that uses electricity to burn pat...
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What Is Hygge? 10 Keys to Making Your Home More Cozy
If you’re not familiar with the concept of hygge and hygge design, it may seem a bit difficult to understand. In real...
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This Millennial Trend Could Hurt a House Sale
We all know the importance of curb appeal when it’s time to sell a home, but did you know that the color of your fron...
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Are Sofas with Chaises Out of Style, or Here to Stay?
“Well, what do you think? 'Mad Men' or 'Wall-E'?”My partner and I were in search of a new sofa, and so we had come to...
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What is Boho Style? 6 Things All DIY Designers Should Know
What is boho style exactly? Also called “bohemian” or “boho chic,” the boho aesthetic is a laid-back, relaxed and ind...
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Fact or Fiction: Does This Viral TikTok Cleaning Trick Really Work?
It’s no secret that the TikTok algorithm gets to know your interests pretty well, and as an editor for BobVila. com t...
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10 Ways to Ace "Coastal Grandmother" Style
Even if you haven’t seen it on TikTok, you may have heard the growing buzz about “coastal grandmother” style. Similar...
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What Is Art Deco Style? 6 Things Every DIY Designer Should Know
Art Deco style was at the height of its popularity during the 1920s and 1930s, but it remains a staple in interior de...
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8 Landscaping Mistakes That Make a Home Look Outdated
As with everything else, landscaping trends come and go. Staying abreast of the latest in landscaping trends—and phas...
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10 Harsh Realities of House Hunting in 2022
Many home-buying hopefuls dutifully donned masks to attend open houses in late 2020 and 2021 only to find themselves ...
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The 8 Biggest Outdoor Living Trends for 2022
Whether it’s dining alfresco, gardening, or lounging in the sun, time spent outdoors can boost your health and happin...
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How to DIY the Terrazzo Tile Trend
Terrazzo is everywhere in home decor, from coffee tables to wallpaper to pet food bowls. But the price tags for these...
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Goblincore: The Decor Trend You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of
Last year, the cottagecore aesthetic—a trend that encouraged embracing a simpler, more bucolic look—took the fashion ...
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13 Trends We’re Happy To Leave Behind in 2021
At some point, most trends fall to the wayside. Think about the orange shag carpet of the 1970s or the wood paneling ...
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Remodeling Trends for 2022: 10 Updates That Everyone in Your Neighborhood Will Be Making Next Year
In 2021, for the second consecutive year a pandemic continued sweeping through the world and kept many of us hunkered...
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Should You Paint Your House Black?
It’s not your grandmother’s house color. Black houses are popping up in neighborhoods across the country, and you may...
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11 Retro Living Rooms Ideas We Almost Forgot About
While some vintage home decorating trends are burned into the collective memory, and a few even continue to be emulated today, others are less well remembered. Re...
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20 Retro Home Trends It’s Time to Revisit
Trends and styles are forever changing and evolving. Home trends that were once the height of popularity eventually seem mundane and drab, only to experience a re...
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7 Nostalgic Paint Colors That Are Making a Comeback
Bring back your favorite decade—but with a twist—by coating a few walls with one of these 7 retro colors that have been remixed for the 21st century.
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These 13 Forgotten Home Trends Are Suddenly Cool Again
Trying to keep up with what's popular in home design? These 13 old-school trends are in demand once again.
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10 Home Trends That People Either Love or Hate
When a design trend catches fire, controversy is sure to follow. Sometimes the debate is purely aesthetic, but occasionally the objections run deeper, touching on...
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The Biggest Outdoor Design Trends of 2018—So Far
A yard is more than grass that you have to mow, it's an extension of your living space. Homeowners who commit time and money toward landscaping their yard not onl...
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18 Paint Colors You're Going to See Everywhere in 2018
When it comes to predicting the most popular paint colors of 2018, industry experts are seeing red—and blue, and black, and gold. Strong, saturated shades are poi...
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10 Bathroom Trends You Might Regret
Not all design trends are created equal. While many classic designs (wainscoting, for instance) will never go out of style, others have a limited half life. Which...
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20 Kitchen Trends You Might Regret
Starting a gut renovation, or just giving your kitchen a little facelift? To keep your space from looking dated, think twice before integrating these renovation a...
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Would You Live in a Tiny House Village?
When is a trailer park not a trailer park? When it’s being designed and developed by nationally recognized small-spac...
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Taylor Swift Sells Her Cape Cod Abode
What do Bob Vila and Taylor Swift have in common, you ask? Apparently, a love for Cape Cod-style architecture! Taylor...
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