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From airy beach houses filled with light to rustic retreats tucked into the mountains, vacation homes can lead to inspired decorating.

Start with amenities like a monster TV or fire pit, add a never-ending supply of munchies and a relaxed attitude toward your kids bringing home a friend – or five – and you may just find that your place has become THE place where the tweens and teens want to be.

Good nutrition, frequent brushing will keep pet hair at bay

What to choose if the No. 1 bed covering in America – a comforter, shams and dust ruffle – is too much for summer

Kathryn Weber offers a quick way to turn an decor eyesore into a point of pride

Get better results with these cleaning tips

Planted walls bring natural beauty indoors or out

Don’t limit mirrors to indoor spaces.

Take a cue from the beach to bring down the “visual” temperature in any room.

Homeowners today love a light-filled house. Interiors that are light and bright use less electricity for lighting, they feel good, it’s easy to see, and they’re just plain pretty. But all that light can take a toll. Just like it can harm your skin, sunlight can damage and discolor your home’s interiors. Learn how to let in the light while mitigating decay.

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