Decorating Tips to Help You be a Pro!
Be confident in your decorating endeavors! Learn the best tips from designers, editors, and pros, and put them into practice in your own home.
Getting Started - Find Inspiration
File favorite magazine pages and downloaded images you love. Include rooms, wall colors, shapes of upholstered furniture (ignore the fabric and concentrate on the form), fabrics (ignore how they're used), curtain styles, lamps and lighting, flooring, and rugs. You'll discover trends that will define your favorite look or room style.
Map out furniture on the floor in painter's tape to ensure the pieces will work in the room. Painter's tape removes easily when you're done.
Choosing Color - Small-Space Tips
For small, dark spaces, I prefer anything but white. There?s no truth that white makes small spaces look larger. It makes you notice how small they really are. Rather, I prefer color, and the darker the colors the better the walls visually melt.
Must-Haves and Standbys - Wrapped Up
Colorful throws in cashmere or wool make a space seem inviting. It's always a luxury for someone to be able to use a throw and be warmed by it.
Budget Smarts - Where to Go
Shop consignment stores. They usually take only high-quality items, and upholstered pieces are typically in excellent condition. And the price drops dramatically the longer an item sits on the floor.SPACER
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- Joanne Loftus