The F-Word: Furnishings

Your Thanksgiving Table

Once your Thanksgiving menu and grocery list are made, it’s time to add a touch of elegance to the holiday. Here are eight simple ways to glam up your Thanksgiving table.

Transform Your Space In 10 Minutes

How great would it be to revamp a messy, un-stylish room — or an entire house — in a matter of minutes? So we were thrilled to talk to Nicole Curtis, of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict.” Curtis has revamped numerous outdated homes on the show, and her most recent project, Bernzomatic Find Your Fire grant program, involves renovating spaces for communities in need. We were sure she’d have some killer design tips to help us quickly revamp an old space. But we never thought her number-one tip would be so simple… or involve so few actual design skills. Details.

Winter: How To Stay Warm

The life of a cold person is a constant struggle. As soon as the alarm sounds in the morning, it’s a battle to stay warm. Simple things like getting out of bed, stepping in and out of the shower and sitting at work feel like trekking through a never ending tundra. Burrrrrrr. With winter right around the corner, it’s time to start building a collection of cold-fighting products that will help you stay warm and cozy as the temperatures drop. From a heated lotion dispenser to earmuff headphones, you’ll be surprised what you can get your hands on to turn up the heat. Scroll through our list here to meet your new toasty best friends.

Don’t Put This In The Dryer

Laundry is a necessary evil, one that takes longer to complain about than it does to execute. So when something comes along to help alleviate some of the stress associated with doing the laundry, we’re quick to jump on it. A new video from Good Housekeeping (watch here) serves as a gentle (cycle) reminder that while it seems easier to throw everything from the washing machine directly into the dryer, your clothing will later pay the price.

New Ways To Decorate Pumpkins

Fall is here, and that means it’s time to light your pumpkin spice candle, bring out your sweaters, stock up on Halloween candy, and most importantly pick out your pumpkins! Fill your home this fall with colorful and creative pumpkins by trying one of these new ways to decorate pumpkins. Whether you’re in the mood for confetti dipped craziness, sweet frosted donuts or spooky skeletons, try one of these 15 DIY pumpkin decorating ideas.

You’re Ruining Your Towels!

Everyone is prone to laundry mistakes, but some mishaps are, ahem, more preventable than others. (Here’s lookin’ at you, hot pink sports bra washed with white T-shirts.) Towels don’t come cheap, so you’ll need to pay extra attention when washing and drying these items — experts recommend doing so every three uses. The great news for all that effort? Towels can can last up to 10 years if you take care of them properly. Here are a few mistakes you’re likely making, courtesy of Missy Tannen, founder of luxury linen line Boll & Branch. Fix them now, and give your towels the long life they deserve.

Upgrading Outdoor Kitchens

Grills by themselves aren’t much to look at. They’re basically large, hulking pieces of stainless steel that stick out like sore thumbs in our backyards. So we’re always trying to slip covers over them or wheel them around to the side of the house. It doesn’t have to be this way — designers are coming up with clever ways to make grills actually something that you want to put front and center. As you fire up your grill this Labor Day, consider some of these smoking ideas for an update.