Perspectives: Home Ideas & Opinions

Looking for a different take? Our first-person essays, opinion pieces, and feature interviews cover all the latest home and gardening trends, with a twist.

A decorated black bookshelf
This Black Interior Designer Brings 'Livable Luxury' to All Her Projects
cling floors
I Installed Remove-and-Replace Vinyl Flooring and It's Fabulous
A bright and eclectic living room with teal walls and lots of artwork.
3 Designers On What They Love Most About Their Own Homes
disco ball 2023
Skip New Year's Eve and Celebrate on New Year's Day
My first real Christmas tree
Why I Switched to a Real Christmas Tree After 10 Years of Faux
holiday decorations
7 Tips to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays From an Avid Decorator
Midcentury Modern Kitchen With Wood
How Does Gen Z Feel About Midcentury Modern Style?
gallery wall above sofa
Is The Gallery Wall Here to Stay? Designers Weigh In
organized child's clothing
10 Things Pro Organizers Can’t Stand When Guests Comment On
vintage living room decor
I Shop Flea Markets Every Weekend—This Is How I Find Gems
Clothing rack with clothes hanging up
7 Items in Your Home a Pro Organizer Would Throw Away
stone english cottage with vines and flowers outside
This Is the One Thing That Survived My Renovation
english cottage in the countryside
5 Lessons I've Learned While Renovating an English Cottage
open door to entryway
Why We Almost Bought a New Build—Then Took Our Offer Back
magnolia network renovations
10 Magnolia Network Stars on the Best Renovations They've Ever Done
fall living room decor
Here's What Interior Decorators Think of All Your Fall Decor
taylor fuller plant styl
How I Found My Houseplant Style
gen z designers
The Gen Z Home Influencers Worth Paying Attention To
emily henderson new book
Emily Henderson's Top Design Tips for Renters
welcome to the jungle houseplant tips
Intimidated by Rare Houseplants? Here Are Tips from a Pro.
rooted in design afro minimalist
Afrocentric Design Is About Self-Love for Christine Platt
living room
11 Designers on the One Product They Use Most at Home
home decor
5 Things Designers Never Comment on in Other Peoples' Homes
Hannah Corbin in front of gallery wall.
Peloton Instructor Hannah Corbin Has a Secret Skill—An Eye for Design
4 Popular Organizing Tricks the Pros Actually Disagree With
Cliff Tan with Feng Shui Modern book cover and blue background
How Cliff Tan of ‘Dear Modern’ Is Breaking Down Feng Shui for TikTok
The Salt House living room
I Spent A Week In a Home With a Different Style From Mine
Closeup of a spring cleaning kit on a living room coffee table
15 Must-Know Spring Cleaning Tips From Cleaning Pros
Interior. Jars and and boxes in the kitchen cupboard
5 Organizing “Hacks” Pros Want You to Stop Trying
Against the Grain feature Joanie Sprague
Meet the Self-Titled ‘Handy Ma’am’ Who Left Modeling for Woodworking
Nelson ZePequeno creates a community online where every person with a gardening story can be represented
'Black Men With Gardens’ Is an Advocate for Gardening Equity
Black designers Aurelie Tshiama and Toks Aruoture
11 Black Interior Designers to Know and Watch
amy youngblood condo
Love Letter to My Home: Designers Write Odes to Their Spaces
Kitchen counter stools at an island
9 Designers Share Their Personal Favorite Home Finds
Dog cuddling on sofa with a throw blanket
Are You Washing Your Throw Blankets Enough?
kitchen decor
9 Things Design Experts Always Notice in Homes
sarah's succulents
4 Things About Succulents We All Need to Stop Believing
A grey and white kitchen
10 Mistakes People Make When Renovating Their Kitchens, According to Designers
modern farmhouse interior
4 Reasons These Designers Are Totally Over Farmhouse Decor
a basket of folded laundry
7 Reasons You're Doing Laundry All Wrong, According to Experts
Interior designer Courtnay Tartt Elias designed this kitchen around a paneled fridge decorated with a blue and white tropical design
5 Reasons Designers Are Ditching Stainless Steel Fridges for This Popular Trend
A mid-century modern living room with popcorn ceilings
In Defense of Popcorn Ceilings
JoAnna Garcia Swisher images with blue overlay
How ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Star JoAnna Garcia Swisher Tells Her Home’s Story
blankets in room
Experts Say You Can Never Have Too Many Blankets
An overhead shot of organized bathroom drawers with dividers
6 Home Essentials You Need to Get Organized, According to Experts
Vanesa Amaro with cleaning tools
8 Must-Know Tips for a Tidier Home From the Queen of Cleaning TikTok
A modern apartment bathroom
Experts Share Their Bathroom Design Pet Peeves
A modern home with spiral staircase
What 4 Interior Designers Really Think About Spiral Staircases
Charcoal gray kitchen
The Design Mistakes Experts Want You to Avoid This Year
organized pantry
How 7 Organizers Refresh Their Homes for the New Year
A clean white kitchen
8 Things Cleaning Experts Always Notice in People's Homes
Hand dipping a paint brush into a large tin of pink paint as it drips back into the pot
The 9 Biggest Home Flipping Mistakes Experts See (and Hate)
floral thanksgiving table
How Home Experts Set the Perfect Thanksgiving Table With Just a Few Key Items
A messy boho style bedroom
4 Reasons These Designers Are Over Boho Style
A clawfoot bathtub is a focal point on the set of season three of Master of None
9 Decor Secrets From the Production Designer of Netflix Show, 'Master of None'
white exposed brick loft bedroom
5 Reasons Why Designers Love Exposed Brick
farmhouse sink
5 Annoying Things No One Tells You About Farmhouse Sinks
Jasmine roth house story
HGTV's Jasmine Roth Shares Her Renovation Advice
Monstera houseplant on the ground in a pot
5 Reasons This Plant Pro Thinks Monsteras Are Overrated
A woman sitting at a desk
Unpopular Opinion: Closets as Offices Are Not Efficient