Mixing Patterns 101: How to Effectively Mix and Match Patterns in Your Home

Mixing Patterns 101: How to Effectively Mix and Match Patterns in Your Home

Mixing patterns in the same room can lend a designer look to your space, but doing so can also create a chaotic appearance depending on the patterns you choose. Read on to learn how you can pull off the look and add a designer touch to your home. The number of patterns you choose for your room can influence whether they work together or not. Odd numbers tend to look more appealing, so incorporate a minimum of three patterns in each space. While it's not a hard and fast rule, the 60-30-10 strategy can make decorating easier. With the 60-30-10...

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Layer your rugs for an interesting look

Layer your rugs for an interesting look

I don’t know if you all have heard, but layering rugs is in style – and I love that it is. I think there are many benefits to laying one rug on top of another. For example, if you have a beautiful rug that you want to display in the living room, but it is too small, layering a larger rug underneath is often the perfect solution. Layering rugs can also lend a designer look to your home, as it is bold and sometimes tricky to pull off. If you like the layering rug trend as much as I do,...

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Tips on how to select an area rug

Tips on how to select an area rug

With all the styles and colors available choosing an area rug that integrates with your decor is a breeze.  Consider the following factors when deciding upon your rug... Consider your room’s focal point •Choose a rug with a center medallion, if you need to create a dynamic focal point. •If your room already has a focal point, such as a fireplace choose a rug with an all over pattern. Consider wallpaper and upholstery patterns within your room •If your furniture has an upholstered pattern consider choosing a rug with a more subtle pattern, or pick out and accent color and...

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Decorate your bedroom with wallpaper

Decorate your bedroom with wallpaper

Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, wallpaper was huge. The trend began to take over, covering the walls of every room in the house and by the late ‘90s, it was overused and everyone was sick of it. People started to paint their walls instead and wallpaper was considered dated. Because paint can only offer so much, however, wallpaper is now making a comeback, allowing you to add even more creativity to your bedroom design. Wallpaper is not only back, but the variety of paper available today is better than it was in the past. Wallpaper can be made out...

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