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Mixing Patterns – 8 Tips to Make It Easy


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One of the things that makes interior design really fun are all of the different color and pattern choices that are available.

But as much as it makes design interesting, it can also create a challenge when it comes to narrowing them down and choosing the best options for your space.

If you’re challenged by mixing patterns, or if you’re looking for some new ideas, these tips will help:

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3 Designer Tricks That Will Transform Your Room – #1

Definitely a few designer tricks in this bedroom. Love the way they did the gallery wall above the bed, the soft color palete, and the combination of rustic and painted wood in the furniture.
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Have you ever been perusing room inspiration images and wondered:  “How did the designer pull that off? What makes their room so well-designed and inviting? How can I get my home to look that way?”

Well, there are a lot of simple tips and tricks that can give your space a designer spin, and we have talked, and will continue to, about those. But, if you don’t have the basics right, those can just end up acting as little bandaids – not solving the bigger problem. You might keep adding more and more “designery” ideas, but it never really gets “there”.

So, in an effort to help you solve that problem, we’re sharing 3 – not super-glamorous, but effective – designer tricks that you can start using today.

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No Home Office? 12 Creative Ways To Fit One In

A home office is right at home in this rustic loft living room. See the other options for creating a home office in this post.

It seems that the most convenient option for a home office would be, well… a home office.

But the reality is that not all homes have them.  And not necessarily just small homes, but any home where it just wasn’t thought through, or considered a necessity, when the home was built.

If you office at home, or need a desk to keep track of bills and schedules, or a dedicated space for kids to do homework, this fact might be frustrating.  Unless you can think of ways to work around it.  Or realize that a home office may not be the best option, after all.

Small scale desks can make a home office easily attainable almost anywhere in your home! Great ideas in this post.Desks, especially smaller scale versions, can work great in rooms other than a dedicated office, and can often serve dual purposes.   (Especially if you’re living in a small space where every inch counts.)

If you need a creative home office solution, here are some ideas to consider:

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