Decorating Ideas

Freshen your rooms with our Midwest-inspired ideas for easy decorating, including DIY wall art, paint ideas, budget-friendly decorating, quick furniture facelifts and window treatments.

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A Bold Remodel Helped This Mid-Mod Michigan Home Unleash Its Wild Side
With an appreciation for their home's mid-mod roots and an eye to their family's future, a Michigan couple puts stock in a remodeling portfolio full of bold choices.
MegMade Transforms Old Wood Furniture into Inspiring Statement Pieces — Here's How You Can Too
You don't need to be a DIY aficionado to refresh old furniture with paint. Get inspiration and tips from Meg Piercy, a Chicago entrepreneur who turned one dresser into big business and TV fame.
How to Prep and Paint Wood Furniture, According to a Pro
Meg Piercy, owner of furniture restyling company MegMade in Chicago, offers this step-by-step tutorial on rescuing an old piece.
Meet Porter Teleo, a Wall Covering and Fabric Studio in Kansas City
Describing wallpaper as jaw-dropping sounds excessive—until you browse a Porter Teleo lookbook. The friends who founded the Missouri company and still design every pattern open the doors to their creative process. 
Get to Know the Weaving Mill, an Artist-Run Weaving Studio in Chicago
A California native finds a second home at the helm of an industrial weaving studio for fellow artists, including adults with developmental disabilities.

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Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2021
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An Omaha Home Gets a Timeless Update

A daring homeowner with a life-long passion for decorating brings her classic mid-mod ranch from one century into the next.