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How to Work With an Interior Designer

https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/3293842/list/how-to-work-with-an-interior-designer When most people think about hiring an interior designer, they zero in on aesthetics: wall colors, window treatments, pillow patterns. But that’s just scratching the surface of what a designer can add to a home. These pros go beyond … Continue reading

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Decorating 101: Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?

https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/27152464/list/decorating-101-do-it-yourself-or-hire-a-pro Once you’ve figured out what you want your home to look like, the big question is: Should you decorate it yourself or hire a professional? Or both? Interior decorators and designers as we know them today barely existed before … Continue reading

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Decorating 101: How to Shop for Furniture

https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/29590561/list/decorating-101-how-to-shop-for-furniture Once you’ve decided what you want your home to look like, picked your colors, and figured out how much you can afford to spend, it’s time to turn your attention to furniture. Whether you’re fresh out of college or … Continue reading

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Could Your Living Room Be Better Without a Sofa?

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/447449/list/could-your-living-room-be-better-without-a-sofa Do you have a living room where it seems impossible to place a sofa? Lately it seems that even in large homes the formal living room is getting smaller. Many of them are designed so that all four sides … Continue reading

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Why You Should Forget About the Usual Coffee Table

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/14544174/list/why-you-should-forget-about-the-usual-coffee-table Being bound to the singular coffee table is a rule worth breaking. Instead of fussing over a table that takes up all your floor space, or trying to decide which side tables will work with your coffee table, think … Continue reading

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Living Rooms That Don’t Revolve Around the TV

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/65639797/list/living-rooms-that-dont-revolve-around-the-tv Somewhere around the mid-aughts, it became common to buy an extremely large flat-screen TV and hang it on the wall, and then organize your living room around it. Until that point, buying a huge TV was more of a … Continue reading

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Things You Need to Know About Buying a Sofa

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/11734542/list/things-you-need-to-know-about-buying-a-sofa A sofa is one of the biggest furniture investments you’ll make — and one of the most permanent. Even if you’re just buying one for a temporary fix, it’ll eventually get demoted from the living room to the family … Continue reading

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How to Plan a Just-Right Living Room Layout

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5998099/list/how-to-plan-a-just-right-living-room-layout Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling an existing living room or simply rearranging furniture you already have, laying out your living room is best done with a plan in mind. It might seem like a simple matter of … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Decorate With Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year, In Your Home

In case you hadn’t heard, Radiant Orchid is the official color of 2014 from Pantone, Fashionistas have been coming up with ways to work color into all the new clothing trends for next year, but what about working this lush color … Continue reading

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How To Choose Bedroom Furniture

Redecorating can be a great deal of fun, but there are a lot of important decisions to be made, especially when putting together a bedroom. A bedroom is one of the most important rooms to decorate, since it is such … Continue reading

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