Dwell On This: Not Everything Needs to Match
Antique rug, meet postmodern chair.
How to Recognize Different Wood Species: A Guide to the 10 Most Common Types
Read on if you want to sound like a pro at identifying some of the most common species of wood.
The Best Scandinavian-Inspired Paint Colors for Your Home, According to Experts
From traditional Falu red to buttercup yellows, these hues recall Nordic landscapes.
What’s the Most Overlooked Feature When Planning a Kitchen Renovation?
We turned to our panel of Dwell Pros for the answer—here's what they said.
10 Design Tips for Kitchens, According to Expert Renovators
From design concept to installation, these 10 tips will guide you through your next kitchen remodel.
The Beginner’s Guide to Propagating Houseplants
Want to get back to nature, but can’t leave your apartment? Become a plant parent.
Three Interior Designers Discuss the Dynamics of Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash
Emily Henderson, Bobby Berk, and Katie Hodges give their expert advice on what you need to know when considering color, design,...
How Much Should You Spend on Kitchen Countertops?
Top designers dish on the best countertop materials for your kitchen—and their attendant price tags.
Paint Your House Anything But White: Kitchen Edition
We asked a designer for some colorful options—and she found a hue for you, whether it’s greige, chartreuse, or something in...
I Survive Cross-Country Road Trips By Making My Car Feel Like Home
After doing it six times in three years, my dog and I have become experts in figuring out what we need to be happy when on the...
Actor Chloe Farnworth’s Big Bear Cabin Renovation—Brought to You By Facebook Marketplace
“The ugliest house on the street” got a refresh for just $25,000 and a good eye for a bargain.
Composting for Absolute Beginners
How to build (and tend) your very own pile of green gold.
It’s Time to Make Your Own Potting Mix
Show your plants you truly care by whipping up a bespoke pile of dirt for them to thrive in.
Restoring the Vintage Fixtures in My Rental Is an Easy—and Satisfying—Improvement
With a little elbow grease, a few YouTube tutorials, and only a couple harrowing missteps, I’m bringing my apartment back to its...
How to Put Your (Fake) Christmas Tree Away For the Season
You’re going to need a box or a bag, and some extra space in the garage.
Designing Your Home With a Photographer’s Eye
Magdalena Wosinska transformed her historic Pioneertown adobe structure into a thriving venue for inspiration and renewal,...
What Is a California Room?
It’s not a screened in porch, and it’s not a covered deck—get the glory of the outdoors, but mostly inside.
How to Use Smart Tech to Help Your Garden Thrive
Is AI the future of gardening? If you use it wisely, it could be.
In Defense of Filth
A compost evangelist explains why the stuff that powers our planet is anything but icky.
How to Navigate the Wild World of Facebook Marketplace
The furniture of your dreams lies in the depths of your least favorite social media platform—but only if you know how to find it.
How to Buy a Fake Christmas Tree that Will Actually Bring You Joy
Get over yourself (if you need to) and get a tree that will last you a lifetime.
The Foolproof Guide to Making a Low-Key Living Wall–and Keeping it Alive
Turn some unused real estate into the lush, verdant oasis of your dreams.
Samin Nosrat’s Kitchen Is a Small and Efficient Dream
The ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ author and her designer share how to make the most of what you have, even if it’s not much at all.
A Comprehensive Taxonomy of Unfairly Maligned Building Materials
Stop being so rude to linoleum.