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9 Great Ways to Perk Up Your Home from Our Home Tours 2018 Issue

We can't wait to share the gorgeous country homes full of amazing decorating ideas in our Home Tours 2018 issue! We've gathered some of our favorite idea-filled photos from the issue to give you a sampling of the creative decorating tips and tricks inside. To see the rest of these fabulous homes and more, order now or pick up the issue on newsstands now.

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1. Desk Set

Build a vignette featuring family heirlooms around an antique desk, tucking old photographs, such as these cherished tintypes, in amongst old books and pottery lining the shelves. Prop a well-loved musical instrument or other large item nearby to round out the scene.

This home was featured in the article "From Fad to Fabulous" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed by Bill Mathews, styled by Carol Linnan.

Desk Set

2. Singing the Blues

Pull a cozy sitting room together by incorporating similar colors and motifs across varied design elements, from linens and pillows to wall art and table lamps.

This home was featured in the article "Hidden Gem" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed and styled by Gridley + Graves.

Singing the Blues

3. Rustic Meets Refined

Pair primitive pieces, such as rustic tables, cabinets and cubbies, with more classically minded furnishings, like this four-poster Colonial-style bed, tying the two styles together with a period-inspired quilt that adds color and texture to the room.

This home was featured in the article "Unexpected Appeal" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed by Bill Mathews, styled by Gloria Gale.

Rustic Meets Refined

4. Great Escape

Create a unique retreat on a porch or patio or in a garden shed by pulling together a unique assortment of salvaged goods, such as cast-off architectural pieces, an old mantel, twig and wicker chairs and a tree-stump table.

This home was featured in the article "Seeking Serenity" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed and styled by Gridley + Graves.

Great Escape

5. Warmth and Whimsy

Layer linens in warm tones to give a guest room an inviting feel, and provide a playful contrast to the formal furnishings by including such items as a child-size desk and chair, vintage storybooks and an old goat cart.

This home was featured in the article "Rescued & Restored" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed by BlackstoneEdge.com, styled by Donna Pizzi.

Warmth and Whimsy

6. Dining Delights

Add storage, display and a textured touch to a small dining room by combining weathered doors with shelves and stacked chests that can showcase collections and provide a place to tuck away table linens.

This home was featured in the article "Secondhand Charm" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed by BlackstoneEdge.com, styled by Donna Pizzi.

Dining Delights

7. Countrified Kitchen

Employ a distressed finish and rustic hardware to give new cabinets an ages-old look. A farmhouse-style sink, soapstone counters and reproduction lighting also add back-to-the-past flavor to a newer space.

This home was featured in the article "Cabin Fever" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed and styled by Gridley + Graves.

Countrified Kitchen

8. Casually Cozy

Use an artfully draped quilt, colorful throw and an assortment of accent pillows to give an older couch an instant update. Pair it with weathered furnishings, such as a milkpainted table and a stack of vintage suitcases, for a distinctive and cozy look.

This home was featured in the article "Texas State of Mind" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed and styled by Gridley + Graves.

Casually Cozy

9. Island Living

A narrow or galley kitchen can still have room for a center island. Try a long and slender table with a shelf beneath that holds baskets suited for stowing dry goods or kitchen linens.

This home was featured in the article "Perennial Favorites" in our Home Tours 2018 issue. Photographed and styled by Gridley + Graves.

Island Living

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