With kids spending more playtime indoors during fall and winter, create a dedicated play area in a room or portion of a room. Use our mom-tested ideas to establish order, so the space stays calm and easy to maintain.
A calm place where you can escape the troubles of the world and regroup physically, spiritually and mentally while also doing a little selfcare is one of the most restorative rooms in the house.
Capture the refreshing look of seaside homes while investing more creativity than cash. Repurpose the ugly and broken found in your basement, by the curb, at secondhand stores or garage sales. Check out these inspiring ideas.
Put more spring in your step with these innovative cleaning tools.
Here’s a lustrous light for your kitchen that you can make from a metal mixing bowl.
By bringing tangible evidence of faith into the design of our homes, personal priorities stay in focus and opportunities open for sharing our hope. Let the Source of all great design inspire you with themes of the Holy Land, nature, and truth.
Style smarts and functionality enhance even the most humdrum home work space.
Tone-on-tone and a bit of sheen yield a subdued and sophisticated modern paint design.
Kids often get bored in restaurants, on road trips and at family events. Give them something to do by packing a pouch of entertaining goodies.
Birthdays, holidays, aniversaries, showers and special events call for packages with pizzazz. Be ready to wrap year-round by keeping supplies on hand and organized in your office, closet or other spot.
Welcome people into your home with open arms. Create an inviting room full of personal touches to make their stay special.
Spotting a designer table with vintage French fabric for a cool $4,800, we were inspired to build our own trend-setting dining table. After gathering supplies, we completed the custom table in an afternoon, including painting stripes on natural canvas. We saved and you can too.
Deep in the heart of Texas, Chip and Joanna Gaines transform ugly houses into welcoming family homes. Now, in the second season of their HGTV makeover show, Fixer Upper, they tell Life:Beautiful readers the secrets to a truly beautiful home.
Handmade candles with golden accents add warmth and sparkle to your home.
Sweet dreams are made of these: a bedroom and bed designed for quality sleeping, healthy habits that encourage rest and putting your trust in the Lord.
Old glass shelves get a practical and playful makeover.
Organize your clothing and accessories with these smart storage solutions for an orderly and beautiful closet space.
Oh baby! How we long to see that sweet face! Nine months pass, sometimes in a blur and other times with agonizing slowness. We wait, we dream, we pray, head shaking and mind spinning at both the profound blessing and the great unknown. We try to anticipate what it will be like to hold that precious little one in our arms, feel that breath on our cheek. The good news is that even when sleep is elusive or all parenting questions have to wait for good answers, your baby can rest, play and dream well in a nursery created just for him or her. With smart choices, you can create a cozy space that will transition through the years, taking your babe from infancy to childhood.
Old things become new when recycled with a fresh dose of imagination and a splash or more of paint, waking up an outdoor space with a bright contemporary look.
Personalize your home with pleasingly clutter-free photo arrangements showcasing the people you adore.
Put away the plaid and pull out the brights. Sunny day picnics are livelier with boldly colored accessories in kid-loving yellow, green, orange and blue.
Store your photos like a pro. There are several ways to do this, but our favorite way keeps it simple.
Throws are for cuddling. Toss one onto a love seat and it lands just so, an open invitation to relax.
These three stylish solutions for a smartly designed entryway require little money or time.
Let soothing mint colors fill your life with serenity.
Thick or thin, cabana or pin, stripes are a hot trend for everything around the house. Freshen your home decor with stripe projects and accessories. We show you how.
Container gardens dazzle with color and life, transforming any space into an echo of Eden.
The sun is shining and this season's pillows are calling.
Metamorphosis isn’t just for caterpillars—it also happens when you transform a space with one of these elegant butterfly-inspired crafts.