Perspectives: Home Ideas & Opinions

Looking for a different take? Our first-person essays, opinion pieces, and feature interviews cover all the latest home and gardening trends, with a twist.

home decor
Designers Never Make Comments On These 5 Home Decor Choices
Hannah Corbin in front of gallery wall.
Peloton Instructor Hannah Corbin Has a Secret Skill—An Eye for Design
4 Popular Organizing Tricks the Pros Actually Disagree With
Cliff Tan with Feng Shui Modern book cover and blue background
How Cliff Tan of ‘Dear Modern’ Is Breaking Down Feng Shui for TikTok
The Salt House living room
What I Learned Spending a Week In A Space That Looks Unlike My Own
Cleaning eco set for different surfaces in home.
15 Must-Know Spring Cleaning Tips From Cleaning Pros
Interior. Jars and and boxes in the kitchen cupboard
5 Organizing “Hacks” Pros Want You to Stop Trying
Nelson ZePequeno creates a community online where every person with a gardening story can be represented
Meet the Gardening Equity Advocate Who Makes Cool Planters on the Side
Black designers Aurelie Tshiama and Toks Aruoture
11 Black Interior Designers to Know and Watch
amy youngblood condo
These Love Letters Designers Wrote to Their Homes Are Too Sweet
Kitchen counter stools at an island
Do You Own One Of These Designer Favorite Home Items?
Dog cuddling on sofa with a throw blanket
Are You Washing Your Throw Blankets Enough?
kitchen decor
This Is What Design Pros Notice When Stepping Foot Into Someone's Home
sarah's succulents
4 Things About Succulents We All Need to Stop Believing
A grey and white kitchen
10 Mistakes People Make When Renovating Their Kitchens, According to Designers
modern farmhouse interior
4 Reasons These Designers Are Totally Over Farmhouse Decor
a basket of folded laundry
7 Reasons You're Doing Laundry All Wrong, According to Experts
Interior designer Courtnay Tartt Elias designed this kitchen around a paneled fridge decorated with a blue and white tropical design
5 Reasons Designers Are Ditching Stainless Steel Fridges for This Popular Trend
A mid-century modern living room with popcorn ceilings
In Defense of Popcorn Ceilings
JoAnna Garcia Swisher images with blue overlay
How JoAnna Garcia Swisher DIYs Her Home
blankets in room
Experts Say When It Comes to Throw Blankets, The Limit Does Not Exist
An overhead shot of organized bathroom drawers with dividers
6 Home Essentials You Need to Get Organized, According to Experts
Vanesa Amaro with cleaning tools
8 Must-Know Tips for a Tidier Home From the Queen of Cleaning TikTok
A modern apartment bathroom
Experts Share Their Bathroom Design Pet Peeves
A modern home with spiral staircase
What 4 Interior Designers Really Think About Spiral Staircases
Charcoal gray kitchen
The Design Mistakes Experts Want You to Avoid This Year
organized pantry
How 7 Professional Organizers Refresh Their Homes for the New Year
A clean white kitchen
8 Things Cleaning Experts Always Notice in People's Homes
Hand dipping a paint brush into a large tin of pink paint as it drips back into the pot
The 9 Biggest Home Flipping Mistakes Experts See (and Hate)
floral thanksgiving table
How Home Experts Set a Perfect Thanksgiving Table With a Few Key Items
A messy boho style bedroom
4 Reasons These Designers Are Over Boho Style
A clawfoot bathtub is a focal point on the set of season three of Master of None
9 Decor Secrets From the Production Designer of Netflix Show, 'Master of None'
white exposed brick loft bedroom
Designers Say Beautiful Bricks Walls Are Here To Stay: Here's Why.
Jasmine roth house story
HGTV Star Jasmine Roth Spills Her Renovation Secrets
Monstera houseplant on the ground in a pot
5 Reasons This Plant Pro Thinks Monsteras Are Overrated
A woman sitting at a desk
Unpopular Opinion: Closets as Offices Are Not Efficient
A neatly made bed
3 Reasons Experts Say Top Sheets Are the Worst
a dining room with exposed brick walls, wooden pieces, and other natural elements
4 Reasons Designers Want You to Stop Using Gold and Silver Decor
A bed in the center of a boho bedroom
4 Reasons Experts Say They Are Never Giving Up Their Top Sheets
a living and dining area features white walls
Unpopular Opinion: 5 Reasons White Walls Are the Best
chevron pattern on wood planks with rustic candle pillars
7 Patterns Interior Designers Say You Should Stop Using Now
a neutral bedroom features a bed with white bedding
Opinion: You Can Keep Your Expensive Sheets, I Still Love My $60 Target Finds
Ashley Chalmers's home office-playroom combination
7 Reasons WFH-Playroom Combos Are a Terrible Idea—Says This Mom of Two
Bobby Berk designed this neutral living room
Designers Weigh In: Will Neutral Colors Ever Go Out of Style?
carefully curated shelving follows the triangle rule
Shelves That Prove the Triangle Design Rule Is Worth It, According to Experts
An incredible DIY project from Drew Scott, Lone Fox
When to Save and When to Splurge on Home Decor, According to Drew Scott
Deepica Mutyala, founder of Live Tinted beauty brand, poses in her apartment
5 Reasons I Rented My Furniture—and One Item I'll Never Buy Again
a blue entryway features a blue chest of drawers designed by Noel Gatts
5 Incredibly Versatile Pieces of Furniture Designers Love
place settings at a party
8 Unexpected Entertaining Items Experts Say Everyone Can Live Without
using a tension rod to display photos
A Pro Organizer Says This $5 Item Will Solve Your Storage Problems
original built-ins
8 Designers Share the Surprisingly Simple Features Missing From Their Dream Homes
Maximalist interior
Unpopular Opinion: 5 Reasons Maximalist Design Gives These Designers a Headache
Debbie Wolfe's Hoya
These 2 Plants Helped Me Fall in Love With Houseplants Again—Now I'm Hooked
Tan France poses in al iving room next to a bar cart with Starbucks coffee. He's holding a clear mug of coffee and wearing a green sweater and camel pants
Tan France Says This Is the One Thing You Shouldn't Do When Decorating Your Home
Father and daughter working on an improvement project
11 Designers Share the Best Home Tips They Learned From Their Dads
yellow painted arch in an office
5 Reasons Why Painted Arches Drive These Designers Up the Wall
A rectangular bedroom with a round mirror mounted on the wall
7 Realtor-Approved Tricks to Stage Your Home Even If You're Not Selling
Justina Blakeney living room warm terra cotta walls, plants, and colorful rug, pillows, and wall art for Jungalow
Justina Blakeney's Design Secrets Revealed: It's Okay to Break The Rules
Colorful living room of interior designer Natalie Papier features huge pink ostrich
6 Interior Designers Share Their Design Guilty Pleasures
pops of primary colors in decor
Please Stop With the Kindercore Color Pops, Designers Say