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5 Simple Ways to Decorate Like a Designer

Designer rooms - white kitchen with medium stained wood island

I toured some homes on the Parade this year and, in addition to seeing the trends and creative design on display, it was fun to listen to the comments of other parade goers. There’s always oohing and aahing over designer rooms, or certain features that they admired.

Which got me thinking about designer spaces, and what tricks designers use – other than being trained in good design principles – to set their spaces apart and give them that “certain something”.

Here are some ideas:
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Design Tips for Decorating With Neutrals

Neutral decorating - living room
thornton sofa | table | rug

If you’re a huge color enthusiast, terms like “boring, bland, or not-in-my-house” might come to mind when you think of neutral decorating.

That’s understandable, but neutral rooms definitely don’t have to be predictable or boring.  And they make a great backdrop for switching accent colors in and out as your taste or design trends change.

Done right, neutral decorating just might surprise you!

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5 Small Space Decorating Ideas to Copy

A fresh, modern living room - small space decorating ideas.

When you’re decorating a space that has any type of a design challenge, it’s always easier if you can copy a few ideas from inspiration rooms you love.  Like this small space our stylists took on in a recent photo shoot, for instance.

I found a minimum of 5 small space decorating ideas, and you may be inspired by more. Here’s my take:

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