A rose by any other name would smell as sweet—but would it search as well?

There is famous quote in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that goes, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose . . . By any other name would smell as sweet.”

It has become a common way to convey that what something is called is much less important than what it actually is. And this is perhaps true, unless you’re shopping on the internet.

With the increase of shopping via e-commerce the last several years, a trend that has dramatically accelerated in the age of COVID-19, what something is called and how well that aligns with how consumers look for it can mean the difference success or failure, between major sales or major closeouts.

This is particularly true in the accent business where products are often designed to offer multiple functions and enable consumers to use them in myriad places throughout the home.

Take for example an entertainment console. In the bygone era of large tube TVs, “entertainment centers” were massive, deep and configured to handle cord management, and both television and stereo components (remember those?). There was no mistaking their function and it was all but impossible to use them for anything but their intended purpose.

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The Home Depot Flooring A-Z

What’s under your feet (or however you get around) is as important as anything when it comes to home. That’s why this fall, we collaborated with The Home Depot on an A to Z guide that’ll give you the confidence to make flooring choices you’ll love. Check out the A to Z handbook here.

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High-end design has leaned toward minimalism for the past several decades, evangelizing a streamlined life and home. (Think: the International Style championed by midcentury architect Mies van der Rohe; the black-and-chrome interiors typified by upmarket 1980s apartments; or Scandinavian-inspired white and wood that rose to popularity in the 2010s.) Fortunately for the more maximalist among us, the tide is beginning to turn—and kitsch is here to help.

A little over-the-top and a whole lot retro, playful kitsch flooring is making a comeback as homeowners liven up their indoor spaces with a winking nod to the past. The Home Depot offers several options that will read fresh, not fusty, when it comes to injecting a little design nostalgia into your home—four of which are delved into below.

“There’s this move currently towards more of the kitschy, weird, almost campy-looking design, particularly among a lot of

How To Prepare A Vegetable Garden For Winter

This can be a record of generally used yard and backyard instruments. Slow-rising sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is a popular, sturdy houseplant that’s simple to look after and adds a contact of the tropics to any room. On a mature plant, the leathery, darkish green fronds can stretch up to three feet lengthy. Sago palms like nicely-drained soil, so whereas forgetting to water this plant will not kill it, overwatering will. Give your palm a drink when it’s simply on the verge of drying out, and maintain it in medium to vibrant light—finally, it will probably develop up to 5 toes tall.

This is my spare overnight guest bedroom. My company advised me we are getting older and it’s harder to get off the floor. Do you may have this drawback at your own home? I decided to accommodate my friends higher. Since my balcony on the third floor of an residence overlooks a river, with a ship home that rents boats, I assumed a theme in blue would suit my company. I did my homework and found blue is a really calming coloration so decided to paint the wall in the image behind the crimson mattress nation blue.

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