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    Classic red, white & blue rooms

    See our gallery of patriotic rooms and get 4th of July-inspired decor and decorating ideas.


    10 surprising household uses for yesterday's paper

    Little did you know your love of staying informed could help offset your hatred of housework, mix up craft time with the kids, or even inspire a new decorating scheme! Click through the slideshow for ten inventive ways to reuse your old newspaper.

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    10 great fire pits for summer s’mores

    AD selects 10 outdoor fire pits to keep you toasty on cool summer nights (marshmallows not included).

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    Living room paint colors: 9 top picks from the pros

    Choosing paint colors for your home can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to the living room. It's a space that is both an intimate setting for your family and a gathering place for your friends. To find your favorite hue among a sea of swatches, St. Louis, Missouri, interior designer Joni Spear advises staying true to the colors you love most. "When it comes to paint colors, I always rule by my heart," says Spear, principal of Joni Spear Interior Design. "You have to be happy in your surroundings." Draw color inspiration from a cherished possession, Spear suggests, like a painting, pillow, rug, or vase. Be sure to view paint samples at different times of day to see how sunlight and ambient light will affect them. Here, Spear, along with other interior designers and paint professionals, offers nine colors that are worth your consideration.

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    7 tips for brightening your home's palette

    Choosing the right color can be an overwhelming experience—just think of all the color options that you find when you visit your local home center or paint store. If you want to move from neutral palettes to bright, bold colors, the task becomes even more challenging. There are, however, ways to feel more comfortable with choosing and living with bright paint colors. Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, shares some helpful tips on how to easily brighten your home's color palette.

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    9 budget-friendly ways to revive your porch for summer

    Sunny days and warmer weather signal that summer is right around the corner. What better time to freshen up your front porch? Rest assured that you can create an inviting front veranda without breaking the bank. Here are 10 inspiring front porches that prove that it’s possible to design a welcoming front veranda on a budget.

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