How-To & Guides

If you’re ready to funnel your ideas and inspiration into your own project, Dwell is here to help with resources, guides, and how-tos. These articles give you practical advice and information about everything from the best types of tile for your kitchen renovation to interior design tricks for creating a polished, midcentury modern look.

How Japandi Design Can Bring Comfort and Simplicity to Your Home
How Japandi Design Can Bring Comfort and Simplicity to Your Home
Japanese and Scandinavian influences come together to produce a look that’s serene, organic, and refined.
By Grace Miller - 8 days ago
These Four Colors Will Dominate Our Homes in 2021
Industry experts predict the paint shades that will soothe and invigorate us after a volatile year.
Dwell On This: Be Strategic About Mirror Placement
Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the fairest angle of them all?
Recipe: Creamy Banana Jam
Recipe: Creamy Banana Jam
In Barcelona's Gracia neighborhood sits the 90-plus-year-old former residence of Art Nouveau architect Manuel Raspall, whose works graces the city in the forms of La Monumental...
- 10 years ago
Recipe: Gazpacho With Homemade Croutons
In 2009, just as architectural designer Chris Greenawalt and his wife, Danielle, completed remodeling their Seattle home, Danielle received word that she was heading to Boston for...
Recipe: Pasta Carbonara
When John Spanaro and Anne Mooney built a new home for themselves and their two daughters in Utah's Emigration Canyon, they brought more than just their California ideals and...
Bertazzoni Family Recipes
At Bertazzoni, it’s all about—and all in the—family.
How to Select and Serve Wine Like a Sommelier This Holiday Season
These tips from the experts at Üllo will have you pouring like a pro.
Hear How These Homeowners Added Sleek Floating Stairs Without Breaking the Bank
This modern, made-to-order stair solution is more affordable than other options—and it’s delivered right to your door as an all-in-one kit.
Dwell On This: Edit Your Throw Pillows
Unless you’re building a pillow fort, you only need a couple.
Dwell On This: Transform a Room With These Three Light Sources
Dwell On This: Transform a Room With These Three Light Sources
Let there be light—a lot of it.
- 3 months ago
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Dwell On This: Command the Room With a Statement Art Piece
Don’t just default to a gallery wall.
How Much Should You Spend on Dinnerware?
Whether it be earthy stoneware or durable enamel, here’s how to select—and budget for—a tasteful setting.
Dwell On This: Debrand Your Home
It’s like choosing an ad-free experience IRL.
A New Book Covers Everything You Need to Know About Retrofitting a Campervan
After converting a van to drive Australia’s “Big Lap,” two Americans create a thorough how-to guide.
Should We Be Talking More About Indoor Air Quality Right Now?
As the seasons begin to change, here's what you should consider for healthier air inside your home.
Designers’ Tips for Creating a Productive Remote-Learning Space for Kids
For little ones attending class online, a well-designed space can make all the difference.
It’s Time to Prune Your Houseplants: Here’s How the Experts Do It
Bloomscape’s resident “Plant Mom,” AKA horticulturalist Joyce Mast, gives us the scoop on how to prep your plant buddies for their dormant season.
How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented...
10 Tips for Hanging Art in Your Home—and Our Picks for Creating Fearless Walls
Hanging art on your walls doesn't have to be a stressful experience—instead, it should be a fun and inspiring creative challenge.
Dwell On This: You Only Need These Three Knives
Any way you slice it, these are your kitchen essentials.
How Much Should You Spend on Curtains?
From fabric choices to pleating, interior designers break down how to select the ideal curtains—and how much you should budget.
Dwell On This: Take Off Your Kitchen Cabinet Doors
Welcome to the wonderful world of open shelving.
Dwell On This: Get Behind the Bidet
Here’s why you should upgrade your porcelain throne with a pampering washlet or bidet.
Scents of Space: How Fragrance Instantly Uplifts Your Mood and Mindfulness at Home
In interior design, the power of smell is often overlooked. Three experts share strategies for using scent to shape and enhance your experience of home.
Dwell On This: Don’t Be Shy—Paint Your Ceilings
Trade in that white canvas for a statement ceiling.
Dwell On This: Ditch Your Extraneous Kitchen Gadgets
Be honest—are you really using that herb infuser?
Dwell On This: It’s Time to Rearrange Your Plants
Need a change of scenery? Try forming new plant cliques.
What You Need to Know When Considering Working With a Landscape Designer
Thinking about working with a landscape professional on your home garden? Here are some basic tips you need to know to get started.