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Interior Design Basics

Whether you're redecorating one room or hiring a professional designer to revamp your entire living space, it helps you to understand the basics of interior design and what they encompass. A design is [more…]

Basic Color Schemes for Home Decorating

One of the cornerstones of any home decorating project is choosing a color scheme. Color schemes exist for every taste. Use your color wheel to find the perfect color scheme. Some of the most popular and [more…]

How to Draw a Floor Plan

Don’t start decorating without an analysis of your space and an accurate floor plan. A floor plan is the easiest way to get a handle on how much space you have, and what that space’s strong and weak points [more…]

How to Create an Interior Design Style Board

As you begin your interior design project, it can help you to create a style board to craft your color scheme and collect samples of fabrics, colors, and inspiring photographs. Arrange these on a large [more…]

Tips for Creating a Stylish Color Scheme

Selecting a color scheme for your interior design project can seem like a difficult test of your decorating ability. An easy way out is to choose a decorating style that comes with a particular color, [more…]

What’s Your Decorating Style?

The numerous interior design options you have can make choosing just one style or even two or three difficult. When you’re having trouble making up your mind about which decorating styles you want to include [more…]

Solutions for Redecorating Problem Ceilings

Ceilings are often overlooked when people are thinking about interior decorating. But all sorts of techniques — from raising and lowering your ceiling to adding beams or creating [more…]

Decorating Your Bathroom Walls, Floors, and Ceilings

Your bathroom’s ceilings, floors, walls, and windows join forces to create the perfect background for your cabinets, faucets, fixtures, and accessories. But because of what goes on in the bathroom, there [more…]

Interior Design Principles: Approaches to Living Room Layouts

To demonstrate that you can arrange a room in more than one way, here are three different layouts for a the same living room. The first two arrangements take into consideration many functions. Each layout [more…]

How to Use Lighting as an Interior Design Element

You don’t have to know everything about lighting or spend tons of money to make rooms look light and lively. You do need to know the basics of functional and decorative lighting and how to get help for [more…]

Choosing Kitchen Cabinets to Match Your Style

Cabinets are a kitchen’s main furniture. If you must replace old cabinets, buy a style and color that will be the basis for your new scheme (French, English, Country, Victorian, Euro-Modern, and so on) [more…]

Tips for Decorating Your Kitchen

Decorating your kitchen should be fun. Collect photographs from decorating magazines, brochures, and kitchen style books. Make a list of your likes (and dislikes) about photos. By mixing a little of one [more…]

How to Measure Fabric to Make Curtains

Making your own curtains isn’t too hard. You start by choosing a fabric and deciding how much to buy. Fabric is woven in several conventional widths: 36 inches; 42 to 45 inches; 54, 58, and 60 inches; [more…]

How to Measure Fabric for Slipcovers

There are several tricks to determining how much fabric you need to buy before you begin making slipcovers for your sofa or chairs. Fabric is woven in several conventional widths: 36 inches; 42 to 45 inches [more…]

Budget Fabrics for Making Curtains

If you have decided to make your own curtains to save money, you may be shocked by fabric prices. A few different factors can add up to a higher cost for your fabrics. Keep the following points in mind [more…]

Tips for Selecting Slipcover Fabric

Choosing a fabric for your new slipcover doesn’t have to be a chore. A beautiful fabric — in a medium- or even a heavyweight, with a texture, pattern, and color you like, and the durability factors you [more…]

Tips for Choosing Curtain Fabrics

You have tons to think about when deciding on fabric for window treatments. Choosing the correct weight, texture, light-blocking or light-exposing qualities, and the fabric’s durability are just the beginning [more…]

How to Maximize Bedroom Storage Space

The bedroom serves many functions — catching alone time, dressing, exercising, reading, sharing intimacy, watching TV, and more. Meeting all these functions within a room’s limited space — most bedrooms [more…]

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