This bedroom is light and airy with neutral wainscoting and bamboo blinds. A buffalo check armchair adds cottage charm while tying in the green and white wallpaper. Fresh flowers are a lively accent on the windowsill.
When interior designer Linda Woodrum set about designing this guest bedroom for HGTV Dream Home 2009, she envisioned a cozy, lived-in space with walls painted a peaceful shade of buttercream and a bed blanketed in heirloom-style fabrics. To balance the old-fashioned feel, jolts of color, interesting texture combinations and bold patterns, including paisley and check, were used to ramp up the room's energy.
This lovely sunroom has a more formal air thanks to carpeting and comfy furniture. Blue check curtains and upholstery tone down the traditional furniture and French doors, lending a lighthearted, country feel to the space.
This hand-crafted canopy bed features reversible toile and check curtains and an elaborate canopy top. An exposed beam running behind the bed adds rustic charm amidst the layers of toile textiles: wallpaper, curtains and pillows.
Red and white check carpet defines this space's casual, comfortable style. An iron bed boasts white bedding with patterned accent pillows. Ceiling-height curtains add an elegant touch to the space and draw attention to the high ceilings.
This French country foyer features an antique dresser with a pair of ornate lamps and matching upholstered side chairs. The neutral walls and travertine tile floor point the eye to the exquisite craftsmanship of the dresser.
Upcycle a past-its-prime family quilt that's hidden away in a closet or trunk into charming Christmas stockings you'll be proud to display year-after-year. Get sewing with our step-by-step instructions.
Furniture embellishments are hot this season, and it's easy to add nail-head trim to an upholstered piece you already have. To break up the otherwise solid look of this flannel-check headboard, we added polished chrome nail-head trim to accentuate the panel's wingback details.
To avoid a holiday decorating disaster, be sure to check all lights and decorations to see if they're damaged or worn. John Drengenberg, Consumer Safety Director at Underwriters Lab, advises caution, since "cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires and loose connections may pose a fire or shock hazard."