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 to Make a Dreamy Meditation Oasis at Home, According to the Queen of Chill
How to Make a Dreamy Meditation Oasis at Home, According to the Queen of Chill
Don’t let a lack of space deter you from creating your own modern sanctuary.
We Need to Talk About Hygge—You’re Doing it Wrong
In Denmark, where it’s gray and rainy 179 days a year, hygge is knitted into the fabric of life. For the rest of us—well, we’ve all been trying a little too hard.
Dwell On This: Spring Clean Your Indoor Air Quality
Fling open those windows and get proactive about busting dust and allergens.
Top 5 Dos and Don’ts of a Home Renovation From a Real-Life Couple
Top 5 Dos and Don’ts of a Home Renovation From a Real-Life Couple
Londoners Nadine and Juls, who started revamping their first house just before the pandemic, share their tips on planning, budgeting, and DIY.
Dwell On This: Get Your Cords Under Control
That snarl of wires under your desk is calling for cable management.
5 Prefab Companies That Are Changing the Way We Think About Smart Homes
Check your aftermarket smart home gadgetry at the door—these five prefab companies are building smart from the start.
Designers Weigh In on Seriously Upgrading Your Kitchen and Bath
We talk to experts about how to beautify your bathroom, choose the right faucet, and kit out your tiny kitchen.
Dwell On This: Upgrade Your Entryway
Step into a comfortable, clutter-free zone as soon as you enter the front door.
Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas
From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.
Here’s What We Can Learn From Japanese Prefab Homes
Thanks to cutting-edge design, mass production, and customization, prefabricated housing is common practice in Japan.
Dwell On This: It’s Time to Mount Your Television
Dwell On This: It’s Time to Mount Your Television
Hang your flat screen on the wall to instantly upgrade your home theater.
Modern Love
Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.
Lowering the Bar
A modernist facade can't keep some developments from suffering from that very American malady: sprawl.
An Introduction to Modern Real Estate
Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, and future of modern real estate gives you the inside track on why modern homes are always a good...
That’s So 04
When it comes to creating a sense of community, cozying up to your neighbor proves that density rules.
The 3 Types of Range Hoods—and How to Pick the Best One for Your Kitchen
For those who love to cook, the perfect range hood can make all the difference.
Dwell On This: Wallpaper Isn’t Just for Walls
If the idea of committing to a full room of wallpaper seems daunting, try this on for size.
Interior Designer Keren Richter’s Tips for Scoring—and Styling—Vintage Furniture
The cofounder of White Arrow teaches us how to put together an inspired space that balances classic and contemporary.
Dwell On This: Make Your Bedroom a Device-Free Zone
Don’t be held captive by screens in your own sanctuary.
How to Design a Room That Grows Up With Your Kids
Creating a children’s space that won’t be instantly outgrown is all about finding the fun in functionality.
From Rooftops to Backyards, Now Is the Best Time to Design Your Dream Outdoor Space
Wintertime may be keeping you indoors, but there’s plenty to do before all the best designers and contractors book up. Get started with these tips.
Dwell On This: Start an Indoor Herb Garden
Instead of tossing those scraps in the compost bin, invest in your own countertop harvest.
Everything You Need to Know About Building an ADU in Portland, Oregon
Accessory dwelling units help the city meet its density goals and extend housing options—but only after striking a short-term/long-term balance.
Here’s How to Humanize Working From Home, According to Experts
Designers from Google, Nike, Logitech, and more weigh in on how we can create inclusive and healthy spaces for ourselves.
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.
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?
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.