Lots of good ideas and advice in the October issue of HGTV Magazine, including painting your candlesticks to match your candles--really cool--and decorating your pegboards. You can paint a dog silhouette on a pegboard that holds leashes, collars, etc. Or add stripes, words, different colored squares, a chalk board for schedules, etc. Btw, some years ago I had a big pegboard hung in our shop, and then I painted it. I painted it again, and then again. Those boards really absorb paint! And I cried once or twice between coats 'cause I wanted to finish it that day! I don't remember how many coats it took--possibly four or more, and that was a big pegboard!
Finding inexpensive alternatives to expensive furniture and accessories is always a fun section. There's also a piece on decorating with Sharpies; drawing geometric lines on a pillow cover and then blurring the lines with a crafts paintbrush dipped in alcohol creates a lovely effect. There are home decorating ideas too, though I still don't like open shelves in my kitchen. Not clean! Oh, and I learned that WD-40 means "water displacement, 40th formula." The 39 previous formulas didn't work.