March 2006

Interior Decorating on About.com

Interior Decorating on About.com

The philosophy behind this website is that anyone “can transform their living space into a beautiful sanctuary with a little time, creativity, inspiration, and imagination.” For those seeking inspiration to redecorate, reorganize, and revitalize their living spaces, this site offers creative ideas and comprehensive tools for the job.

The site includes how-to articles, reference guides, videos, and links to other interior decorating sites. In down-to-earth language it provides practical information on interior decorating for everyone from beginning do-it-yourselfers to professional designers. It covers standard decorating topics like drawing floorplans, choosing paint colors, arranging furniture, and installing lighting. But it also addresses other essentials of home organization like storing photos and cleaning up after pets. The varied assortment of how-to articles and decorating advice includes:

  • Mudroom Makeover Tips
  • Choosing the Right Size Chandelier
  • Setting the Mood for Valentine’s Day
  • How to Make a Spring Flower Garden Basket
  • Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Of course, not everyone is experienced enough to tear into his or her kitchen drywall, so the site also gives tips on finding, hiring, and working with professionals. But whether you are a professional yourself, or simply want a home that looks professionally designed, this website will show you how to give your living space a complete makeover

Reviewer: Jeremy Salfen, FIDM Library Staff Member