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How to Soften a Black and White Space + Small Space Dining

black and white done right in this small space dining room. Pastel/mossy green accents. White brick wall. Rustic pendant light.

Classic black and white is a neutral combination that will probably never go out of style, because it’s so easy to reinterpret and add current trends to.

It is a high contrast look, though, and there are times when it may feel a little too much for every day spaces – especially if they’re small.

So today we’re sharing some easy-to-copy ideas from this inspiring small space dining room that will help soften any black and white space and make it more inviting.

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How to Choose the Right End Table for Your Space

Love the concrete look of this end table. Great tips on choosing the right table for your space!

When it comes to furnishing a living or family room, end tables are a small, but important piece of the equation.

They’re most commonly used at the end of sofas or sectionals, or beside or between chairs, to provide a place to set a lamp/drinks/books and possibly add additional storage.

They provide function, certainly, but also add to a feeling of completeness to a room.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding what will work best in your space:

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7 Ways to Make Your Foyer More Functional and Inviting

Happy Choice Farm Barnesville Maryland NLB Architects
Hooked on Houses

When it comes to foyers, there really isn’t such a thing as “typical”.

Entrances into our homes can range from very large, grand foyers to barely-room-to-get-in-the-door entries, and everything in between.

Layouts also vary widely, which can make it difficult to have just one decorating formula that suits every space.

If you do have any sort of a designated entry, though, there are some basic tried and true elements that can be mixed, matched, and tweaked to fit the size, style, and needs of most homes.

Here’s the scoop:

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