Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Funday- 20 Decorating Secrets

Hello Everyone, How are you all today? It has been a few days sense i have been on. Have just been right out straight lately glad to  have a moment to blog.  I have been thinking about doing some redecorating to my house this spring. So i have been researching some ideas and i came across these ones. There are some good ideas here that i would never have thought of. So i thought i would share them with all of you. Have A Wonderful Day


Pick your paint colors last, choose mismatched seating, and don't forget the closet lighting.


Pile On the Pillows.

One pair of pillows always looks skimpy. Use two pairs, in contrasting patterns, colors, and textures

Buy A  Bigger Bed

small-scale furniture only makes a small bedroom look smaller. Try a high bed and a tall headboard. Your room will grow.

Leave Cabinets Open

An open armoire is more interesting than a closed one. Let people into your secret world.

 Go Dark
Dark walls do the opposite of what you'd expect: They make a small room feel bigger.

Wallpaper Is Easy

The fastest way to make over sliding closet doors is to wallpaper them, like Melissa Warner did to turn a bedroom into her office.
Large Collections Need Order
Wall brackets can bring order to a large collection or odd shapes, which is what Mary Watkins Wood did in her master bedroom.
Use a Real Rug in the Bathroom
Use a rug instead of a bath mat. It was made to withstand a lot more wear than the occasional wet foot.

It's Okay to Skip the Sofa
There's no rule that a living room has to have a sofa.

White Works.
You'll never get tired of a white room.

Mix Styles.
A four-poster bed will take the chill out of a modern bedroom, like this one designed by Vicente Wolf.

Layer Your Lighting.
Four lamps are better than two. You need ambient light for mood and direct light for reading.
Tuck In Your Throws.
Keep throws under control. Fold them lengthwise, then in half, then tuck them into cushions.

Kick Your Traditional Coffee Table to the Curb.
The most versatile coffee table you'll ever own is an ottoman topped with a tray.
Skirted Furniture Finishes a Room.
Too many chair and table legs can make a room "nervous." A skirted piece or two will make it feel "grounded."

Gold Is Gorgeous.
Gold is back in a big way. A few accents will warm up a room, like this classic living room designed by Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford.

Plants Cheer Up a Lonely Corner.
Nothing softens a lonely corner in a big room like a potted tree.

Leather Lasts.
The most indestructible fabric for dining chairs is leather or vinyl. Especially if you want white.

Switch Up Your Seating.Mix up the seating at your dining table. You wouldn't have eight identical chairs in your living area

Don't Forget the Closet Lighting.
Love your closets. Paint them, paper them, hang pictures in them to inspire you. And definitely light them.
Refinish Vintage Finds.
 Don't be afraid to paint a vintage piece. Every piece of furniture can't be brown.



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