Monday, August 25, 2008

6 Web Sites That Make Decorating Fun

For many people, one of the most fun parts about buying a home is redecorating it. Most of these sites are trying to sell products, but they are free to use and could give new home owners some good ideas.

DesignMyRoom.com- This is a sophisticated and complex site. It opens with a series of brief videos with Robert Verdi, a charming "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"- style guide to the art of interior decoration. The site allows you to choose furniture, art and accessories for 30 generic rooms.

BHG.com - Choose from Color-a-Room or Color-a-Home (exterior).

AndersonFloors.com- The Image Builder Design Center is a basic program that will change the color of the flooring, walls, ceiling and trim.

WoodFloors.org- From the National Wood Flooring Association, Design a Room is another basic wall and floor site.

Mohawk.Swatchbox.com - Mohawk DreamVision allows you to choose a room type (kitchen, bedroom, bath) and style (traditional, modern, etc.) then start designing.

Corian.com- The My Room Designer offers a good choice of cabinets, wall colors and of course, countertops.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Bonetti (08/23/2008)

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