Interior Design Stories

Browse all current and past decorating ideas from The Finishing Touch.

The Rule of Three in Design | The Finishing Touch

The Rule of Three in Design

Odd numbers add a dynamic element to any space. Learn how to create visual interest in your home with the Rule of Three.

Choosing the Right Focal Point | The Finishing Touch

Choosing the Right Focal Point

The focal point is one of the most important parts of interior design; it anchors your décor. Learn how to choose the right focal point for your room.

Decorating with Mirrors | The Finishing Touch

Decorating with Mirrors

Mirrors can really brighten and open up your entire home. Learn how to enhance your décor with mirrors.

Pet-Friendly Furniture Fabrics | The Finishing Touch

PET-FRIENDLY FURNITURE FABRICS

Having a pet doesn’t mean you can’t have great looking furniture. Learn about some of the most durable fabrics that can stand up to your pet’s claws and paws.

Home Interior UV Protection | The Finishing Touch

PROTECT AGAINST SUN DAMAGE

You probably know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. But have you ever considered how UV rays might harm your valuable furnishings?

Enhance your Health with Plants | The Finishing Touch

ENHANCE YOUR HEALTH WITH PLANTS

There’s so much more to houseplants than their beauty. The fact is, they can actually make you healthier and happier.

End Tables | The Finishing Touch

END TABLES

It can be easy to think of end tables as an afterthought – until you try to set down your drink or reach for your book. The right end tables are both handy and stylish.

Take Control of Clutter | The Finishing Touch

TAKE CONTROL OF CLUTTER

You may not realize how stressed you can become by clutter. But once you start clearing out what you no longer need, chances are, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment.

Create a Sleep Sanctuary | The Finishing Touch

CREATE A SLEEP SANCTUARY

Did you know that one in every three people suffers from some form of insomnia? Lack of sleep can be caused by many factors, but the wrong environment can add to the troubles.

Boost Your Home Value | The Finishing Touch

Boost Your Home Value

If you’re contemplating a home improvement, it can be helpful to know which projects give you the highest Return on Investment (ROI). Learn about some of the most profitable home improvements.

Eco-Friendly Decorating | The Finishing Touch

Eco-Friendly Decorating

You may not realize how much of your home may be harmful to you and the environment. Fortunately, by making smart choices, you can reduce your carbon footprint and ensure a healthier environment for you and your family.

Unique Wall Decorations | The Finishing Touch

Unique Wall Decorations

Art and photos can certainly brighten up your walls. But if you think outside the frame, there are countless other ideas that are affordable, multifunctional and sure to impress.

Decorating with Flowers | The Finishing Touch

Fresh Flowers

Brighten up the colder months with fresh flowers – they can make the whole year feel like spring.

Decorating with Rumba Orange | The Finishing Touch

Rumba Orange

Make your room pop with Rumba Orange. See ideas for decorating with this trending color.

Decorating with Throw Pillows | The Finishing Touch

Throw Pillows

Liven up your space with throw pillows. See how to create a modern, mismatched look.

Upgrading your Guest Room | The Finishing Touch

Guest Rooms

Get ready to host your holiday visitors in style.

Decorating with Earth Tones | The Finishing Touch

Earth Tones

Warm up your home environment with earth tones, this fall.

Diagonal Lines in Home Design | The Finishing Touch

Diagonal Lines

Put a new slant on your décor – it will add a burst of energy to your home.

Decorating with Stone | The Finishing Touch

Decorating with Stone

Add a sense of nature and permanence to your home with stone.

Kitchen Island Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Kitchen Islands

Make your kitchen a more functional and social place with a kitchen island.

Decorating with the Color Cream | The Finishing Touch

Cream Colored Accents

How to create a relaxed interior with the color cream.

Decorating with Bookshelves | The Finishing Touch

Bookshelves

Reduce clutter and exhibit your treasures with bookshelves.

Kids’ Rooms Decorating Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Kids' Rooms

Learn how to create a fun and durable décor for your child’s bedroom.

Decorating with Lamps | The Finishing Touch

Lamps

See how lamps add both beauty and function to your home.

Side Tables | Interior Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Side Tables

Side tables shouldn't be a sidelight in your interior plan. Learn how to put them into focus.

Decorating with Greige | Interior Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Greige, the new neutral

Greige (gray + beige) is the trending neutral in interior design.

Floral Patterns | Interior Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Floral Patterns

Bring spring indoors by adding floral patterns to your home décor.

Decorating with Stripes | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Decorating with Stripes

Stripes can liven a room and make it look crisp and organized.

Deep Blue Accents | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Deep Blue Accents

Create a feeling of safety and positivity in your home with deep blue accents.

Easy Chairs | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Easy Chairs

Life just seems more relaxing and cozy when you are settled in an easy chair!

Adding Texture | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Adding Texture

Transform the feeling of your home with a mix of textures.

Upgrading Your Ceiling | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Upgrading Your Ceiling

Take your décor to new heights with a focus on your ceilings.

Decorating with Pink | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Decorating with Pink

Add the color of happiness to your home.

Ottomans | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Ottomans

Five ways ottomans can enhance a room.

Vintage Pieces | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Vintage Pieces

A touch of the old can make your home décor look new.

Decorating with Black | Interior Design Blog | The Finishing Touch

Decorating with Black

Every room needs just a bit of black!

Dramatic Windows | Home Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch

Dramatic Windows

Open up your design plan with dramatic windows.

Beautiful Area Rugs | Home Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch

Beautiful Area Rugs

Add warmth, beauty, and function with an area rug.

Whimsical Décor | Home Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch

Whimsical Décor

Whimsical accents add an unexpected touch.

Rosé is not just for Sipping | Home Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Rosé is not just for Sipping

Add a touch of rosé to make your interior crisp and refreshing.

The Case for Glass Tables | Home Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

The Case for Glass Tables

Adding a glass table will help your room feel larger and more airy.

Upgrade Your Home Office | Home Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Upgrade Your Home Office

Shape your home office into a space with personality.

Decorate with Light Blue | Home Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Decorating with Light Blue

Light blue décor soothes the senses.

Decorate with Leather | Home Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Leather Furnishings

Leather adds great texture and color to a room.

Create a Spa Bathroom | Home Design Ideas | The Finishing Touch

Create a Spa Bathroom

Upgrade your master bathroom to a five-star retreat.

Stunning Light Fixtures - Ideas by The Finishing Touch

Stunning Light Fixtures

Light up your home by adding a stunning chandelier - it can completely change the look of a room!

Decorate with Natural Wood - Ideas by The Finishing Touch

Natural Wood

Wood design elements add color, texture, grain, and a touch of nature to your room.

A Substantial Piece of Art - Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch

A Substantial Piece of Art

A substantial piece of art adds personality and can be the starting point for your room design plan.

Decorating with Curves | Design Ideas from The Finishing Touch

Decorating with Curves

Most home interiors have lots of straight lines and square – or almost square – corners. Instead, why not think outside the box and add some curved design elements to your interior design plan?

Mood-Inspiring Candles | Design Ideas from The Finishing Touch

Mood-Inspiring Candles

Warm up the mood in your living environment by adding candles to your décor. They’re perfect for the cold winter months and continue to add beauty all year long.

Decorating with Brass | Design Ideas from The Finishing Touch

Brass is Back

Believe it or not, brass is popular again as a home decorating choice. The shiny, lacquered brass that was in favor a generation ago has been replaced by a softer, gentler version of brass.

The Color Lime | The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

The Color Lime

Lime is a bold, extroverted color. Given its drama and intensity, it’s surprising that the hue works beautifully with many color palettes.

Built-in Seating | The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Built-in Seating

Built-in seating feels cozy and inviting – and it can be very versatile, providing not just an additional place to sit, but additional display space or even storage.

Complementary Colors | The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Complementary Colors

Complementary colors add energy to a room, yet at the same time, they make us feel comfortable and complete.

Decorating with Red - Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Decorating with Red

A red accent can create a focal point in your room - and it adds passion to your interior look!

Bathtub Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Bathtub Design Ideas

A beautiful bathtub can change the way you think about your bathroom. See ideas for creating a relaxing, stress-relieving retreat.

Dining Room Storage - Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Dining Room Storage

Adding a storage solution to your dining room can transform this room from clutter to clean.

Decorating with White, Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Decorating with White

White is a clear, clean choice for summer decorating, yet it lasts throughout the year, lightening a room on dark winter days.

Books as Design Elements, Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Books as Design Elements

Books add color, texture and scale. Most of all, they create a point of interest and conversation for your guests.

Decorative Moldings, Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Decorative Moldings

Decorative moldings add texture and interest to your home. Add them to your walls, windows, doors, or ceilings.

Decorating with Headboards | The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Decorating with Headboards

A beautiful headboard adds instant style to your bedroom.

Decorating with Pastel Colors | The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Pastel Colors

Pastel colors make your room feel lighter and more delicate.

Indoor-Outdoor Decorating | The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Indoor-Outdoor Spaces

Blending your interior and outdoor living spaces enhances summer enjoyment.

The Beach House Look - Ideas from The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

The Beach House Look

Learn how you can create a beach house look in your home.

Metal Trim on Furniture - Design Ideas from The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Metal Trim on Furniture

Adding metal trim to your furniture creates a timeless look.

Decorating with Copper - Ideas from The Finishing Touch, Los Alamos

Decorating with Copper

Copper adds unique style and creates a warm mood.

Colorful Accents - Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch

Colorful Accents

Adding color to your décor can cheer up your house – and your life!

Relaxed Furniture - Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch

Relaxed Furniture

Relaxed furniture can help you slow down and unwind.

New Countertops - Design Ideas by The Finishing Touch

New Countertops

A new counter can top off your kitchen or bath beautifully.

Decorating with Modern Art - Ideas from The Finishing Touch in Los Alamos

Modern Art

Modern art adds a focal point and conversational interest.

Vintage Finds and Antiques - Design Ideas from The Finishing Touch in Los Alamos

Vintage Finds and Antiques

Vintage finds and antiques add depth and personality to your décor.

Decorating with Espresso Brown - Design Ideas from The Finishing Touch in Los Alamos

A Shot of Espresso

A shot of espresso adds a positive jolt to your decor.