Best Decorating Tips from Experts in Interior Design

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"Start your living room furniture plan with he best seat in the room and work from there." ~ DD Allen

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Tip 3

This tip works for outdoor lighting as well as indoor lighting: “In lamps with two sockets, I like to use one pink bulb and one white bulb.” ~ Marshall Watson

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Decorating Tips

“If you love a fabric, but it seems too strong, check the reverse side — it may just do the trick.” ~ David Easton

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"Never push furniture up against the walls. By pulling your seating arrangement in (even just a few inches), you instantly warm up a space and create flow." ~ Betsy Burnham

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"Best dog-proof floor covering: Cowhide. Cannot beat it, cannot hurt it." ~ Jill Sharp Brinson

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“Never use a sconce over a mirror in the bathroom, It will cast unflattering shadows across the face. Sconces that sit on the side of the mirror will give a more realistic and flattering light.” ~ Rob Southern

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Tip 8

“Do not use colored sheers in your home – particularly those that are a shade of green like a pea.” ~ Carleton Varney

Decorating Tips

"Make sure you display everything in your collection together." ~ Ann Wolf

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“A bed should be 23" of the floor, no higher.” ~ Katie Ridder

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Tip 11

"Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs at least one antique piece." ~ Jan Showers

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“Keep a minimum of 15" between coffee tables and sofas.” ~ Alexa Hampton

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“A Bench at the foot of the bed should be no less than 2" shorter than the mattress width.” ~ Tobi Fairley

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Decorating Tips

“I love using an antique tables as a kitchen island. It gives the room so much character.” ~ Chris Barret

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“If a great art collection isn't in your budget, hang a framed cutting of a beautiful fabric or wallpaper.” ~ Alexandra Angle

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"Instead of a towel bar, mount 5 robe hooks 68" high for towels and robes." ~ Robert Stilin

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Tip 17

"The ideal height to hang your flat-screen TV is at eye level when you're in viewing position. The ideal viewing distance is 1 1/2 times the size of your flat screen." ~ Jean Larette

Tip 18

"Leather carpet bordres always make a room richer." ~ Campion Platt

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