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Tips on Creating a Furniture Layout that Flows

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 19, 2019

Hi Joanne,

With multiple focal points and an open concept it can be hard to figure out how to best layout a space. I've got some tips to help you create a layout the flows while keeping the space open.

  • Use rugs to ground the space
  • Furniture can be use to define an area
  • Design around a focal point like a tv, fireplace or even windows

For ...

Hi Tracy,

Painted your walls white will be a great way to keep the space feeling bright and open and not broken up like it currently feels with the tray ceiling white and the lower half a beige. But painting the entire space the same color brings in a nice flow. With the extra height...

Hi Shane,

You definetly have an eclectic soul with unique tastes. To combine your bold and colorful tastes with Hollywood Glam I would suggest to find furniture in ...

Hi Ashley,

I think adding in a side table with a table lamp is a great idea to warm up the space, but adding some extra decor in the corner can help fill in the spa...

Hi Abby,

You have some darker toned colors in the space, so I would definetly suggest to bring in some lighter colors to brighten the space and create a nice balanc...

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Picking Furniture that Pairs Well with Wood Flooring

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 12, 2019

Hi Tawni,

I can see how it can be difficult to find a table to complement the wood tones of your floors especially as it can change in different lights. However since it does have...

Hi Maryann,

Loving all the updates you have been making to the space. I actually like the look of no mantle in your space, it gives a more modern look that goes wit...

Hi Amber,

The days of matching bathroom sets are behind us, so looking for a unique and design look in the bathroom doesn't have to be difficult. Since you have fou...

Hi Emily,

You have got a great room that is well put together! Updating your rug is a great way to refresh the space. You've also selected some great rugs for the s...

Hi Debra,

What a fun space for your son! I love the industrial bed for a star wars themed room! To make this a space your son can grow into, I would suggest to keep...

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