Ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring cleaning? Online
sources make it easy for decorators of all calibers to adorn their
homes with new life. If guidance is the first thing on your shopping
list, try reading The Art of Decoration or Home Decorating for
Dummies from MomWhiz.com.
Many home giants, such as Crate & Barrel, the
Pottery Barn and
Bed Bath and Beyond, carry a wide range of selections
to color and characterize dens, kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms.
The same tall flowers, shaded candles and trendy knick knacks that
occupy store windows can be found on their sites.
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Flooring is where any room starts. For carpeting, check out
wall-to-wall styles at Rugs Are Us or 1001
Area Rugs Galore. For the kitchen,
consider vinyl sheeting from Armstrong.
Their Natural Inspiration line features more than 700 patterns.
Potted plants can add an element of style and sophistication to
almost any room. Foliage World offers a vast
selection of artificial palms, flowering plants, trees, tropical accent plants,
vines and cacti. Chimeneas are
an interesting conversation piece that can be used as planters or
If your family is the do-it-yourself type, consult the expert
guidance of Tim Carter, a syndicated columnist. His home improvement
center offers tips, archived articles, a
weekly newsletter and an option to send in construction questions.
Find the best places to buy gear in our Home Improvement and Hardware sections.