Guides & How Tos

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.

Here Are Bobby Berk’s Tips and Tricks for a Sparkling New Year’s Eve Party
Here Are Bobby Berk’s Tips and Tricks for a Sparkling New Year’s Eve Party
Bobby Berk describes how he preps and maintains a clean home to welcome in the new year.
- 5 months ago
Trend Report: Colors of 2020
The hues welcoming in the new decade have a decidedly calm, organic feel to them.
10 Things You Should Absolutely Have in Your Home Emergency Kit
Here’s what you should have in your survival kit in case of a natural disaster.
Trend Report: Design for All Ages
Trend Report: Design for All Ages
Universal design pioneer Patricia Moore offers advice for designing homes that adapt for every age and ability.
- 6 months ago
How to Design a Kitchen That’s Ideal for Entertaining
Besides being a place for food preparation and cooking, your modern kitchen can be a prime social zone where your friends and family can gather to feast and spend quality time...
How to Start the New Year Fresh
We want 2017 to be your best year yet: a year of health, wealth, good vibes and great Bedding. But it’s hard to slay like Beyonce when your life looks like an episode of “Hoarders.
How to Care for Your Bedding
While care labels provide a great starting place, proper bedding maintenance requires additional steps and is essential for increasing the longevity of your linens.
The Dos and Don’ts of Shipping Container Homes
It’s easy to buy into the hype around shipping container homes, but there are some fundamentals you should know before going all in.
The Truth About Thread Count (It’s Not Important)
Conventional wisdom dictates that when shopping for bedding, the higher the thread count, the nicer the sheet.
Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests With These 50 Effortless Pieces
With the holidays at hand, a bit of preparation will ensure that seasonal hosting goes off without a hitch.
Dwell’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Covers Everyone on Your List
Dwell’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Covers Everyone on Your List
We’ve picked hundreds of gifts that are sure the please the cooks, kids, parents, adventurers, bibliophiles, design fans, and fur babies on your list.
- 7 months ago
Think Small With This Gigantic Guide to Tiny Homes
Downsizing your life? Big benefits await.
Designer Emily Henderson’s Simple Guide to Styling Your Home for Thanksgiving
Expert stylist Emily Henderson teaches us how to properly set the scene for a Thanksgiving feast.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kitchens
From backsplashes to built-ins, or the best knife sets to even better cooktops, these resources will help guide you on your culinary quest to a great kitchen.
How to Renovate Your Kitchen Cabinets
We’re sharing a few useful projects from “DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects,” a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help you update your home while saving money.
How to Beat the Winter Blues at Work
Winter is a great time for ski holidays, getting cozy indoors, or enjoying hot chocolate whenever you want, but the season may have a negative effect on your performance at work.
How to Make Fire Cider
This generations-old spicy, sweet, sour concoction can both fight the flu and level-up a cocktail.
10 Essential Tips for Creating a Hardworking Home Office
Whether your home office consists of a designated room or a tight corner in your kitchen, there are certain key strategies for making the most of it.
How to Make Your Towels Last Longer
Stay fresh and clean with Parachute’s first ever bath towel collection.
How to Prepare Your Bathroom for Overnight Guests
When getting ready to host overnight guests, we tend to focus on washing the bedding, jazzing up the spare room and fully stocking the fridge.
19 Ways to Use Track Lighting for a Streamlined Kitchen Design
Sleek, versatile, and customizable, track lights can add a “wow” factor to your kitchen without being overwhelming.
Trend Report: Tile Style
We hit one of the biggest tile fairs in the world to see what’s new, and it goes way beyond the kitchen and bathroom.
Pro Van Converters Share Their Design Approach—and #Vanlife Tips for DIYers
Nomadic duo CarpenterIngram launched their van conversion business after falling in love with life on the road.
Here’s How to Pronounce the Names of 28 Famous Designers and Architects
The “Rohe” in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is trickier than you might think.
5 of Our Favorite Shipping Container Companies in North America
From the Hamptons’ first shipping container house to a pop-up cargotecture bar, the innovative projects from these North American container companies show the power of adaptive...
13 Houseplants That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs
If you have pets, these indoor plants are a worry-free way to add greenery to your home.
11 Ways to Create a Modern Mudroom in Your Home
Deciding to have a mudroom in your home could be one of the most important decisions you make, especially if you have a busy family or waves of guests coming in and out.
Two Experts Weigh in on the Best Way to Use Behr’s Color of the Year in Your Kitchen or Bathroom
Back to Nature, Behr’s signature hue for 2020, offers a fresh take on the neutral trend. We asked two color and design experts how to make the most of this shade in your home.
Second to None
With House 2.0, architect Pieter Weijnen demonstrates the exponential rate at which green design is advancing.
Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks
The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.