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Design Dilemma – Can I Put A Bed In Front Of A Window?

master bedroom with dark gray walls and bed in front of window
oxford sleigh storage bed

Whether or not to put their bed in front of a window is a definite design conundrum for some, especially when wall space is limited.

I was faced with this issue when a relative asked for advice about her new bedroom.  She had two options for bed placement, one being in front of a window.  Even though she felt that was absolutely the best choice, she was unsure, from a design perspective, if it was “okay” to do it.

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Defining Your Design Style (3 Simple Steps)

defining your design style - dining room in soft neutrals

Have you ever struggled to really define your design style? And when someone asks you to put a label on it like Traditional, Modern, etc., you’re like “Uh. Well… Ummmm…”

Narrowing your design style down to a one or two-word descriptor can be difficult. And even if you can, those labels might lead in a certain direction, but still don’t give the full picture.

Here are 3 simple steps to more firmly define your design style, AND have an easy way to share it.

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How to Style Bookshelves or Built-Ins – 10 Tips

This is a great example of styling bookshelves. Love this look!
SHOP: modern bronze etagere

First let me say that there really isn’t a “magic” formula when you’re styling bookshelves.  If you’re like me at least, it’s a very visual, evolving process.

There are some basic tips that will help you get it right, though.  Simple ideas that will help you while you’re creating your own unique look:

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