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  • Breakfast banquette upholstered in performance fabric

    Performance Fabrics 101

    We’re always preaching the importance of a beautiful home that reflects your lifestyle and personality, but we never choose beauty over function. What’s the…

    How to Pick the Right Dining Chair

    Dining rooms come in all shapes and sizes — casual breakfast nooks, formal dining spaces, and everything in between. But the most important element…

  • How to layout a room with traffic flow, function, and more

    How to Layout a Room

    We’re always asking for you to send us your interior design questions, and hands down the most frequent questions we get, both through our…

  • How to choose the right side table

    How to Pick a Side Table

    Wood, metal or acrylic? Square or round? Shelves or drawers? High or low? With so many options, choosing the right side table can be…

  • How to decorate Ballard Designs' Octavia bookcase

    How to Decorate our Octavia Bookcase

    In our new Winter Collection, we’re excited to introduce our Octavia Bookcase. The octagonal cubbies and two-tone paint colors make this bookcase a shining…

  • Our guide to choosing throw pillows

    Guide to Choosing Throw Pillows

    We’re always touting how easy it is to breathe new life in your room simply by switching out throw pillows. It’s true, a group…

  • How to Mix Wood Finishes

    Mixing Wood Tones in a Room

    Let’s all sing it from the mountain tops: The days of matching wood furniture sets are a thing of the past. Truthfully, it was a…