Category Archives: Interior Decorating Principles

Arranging Furniture, Mixing and Matching Patterns, Picking Colors, Arranging Knickknacks, Hanging Pictures, Hanging Curtains and Drapes, Lighting

Looking at the different Shapes of Lamp Bases

This post is the first of two articles that will cover How to Pick the Right Shape Lamp for your end table. When it comes to looking at different styles of lamps, the two things that make them distinctive are … Continue reading

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It’s EASY to Arrange Furniture in a Square Living Room, some Ideas that will Inspire You

The topic of arranging furniture has been a subject a lot of my readers have been interested in. Recently someone inquired about arranging furniture in a square living room. Their inquiry brought about this post, I hope you find it … Continue reading

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It’s EASY to Paint Horizontal Stripes on a Wall, step by step instructions

Have you ever looked in decorating magazines, viewed on Pinterest, or ever seen home improvement shows on TV where they featured rooms with horizontal striped walls? If horizontal striped walls are attractive to you, but you wonder if doing a … Continue reading

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ACCENT WALLS..Some Ideas for Painting or Wallpapering an Accent Wall in your Home

Have you ever come across a bold patterned or dark-colored wallpaper that you just loved? Would you like to paint a room a bright or deep color, but are afraid that in the end it would be too much? Instead … Continue reading

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Start collecting Small Glass Bottles, they make Great Flower Vases

Along with my collection of ever handy, mostly clear glass vases, that I constantly use from Spring to Fall as receptacles for the ever-changing bouquets of flowers that come into the house, I have a large collection of small clear … Continue reading

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Forget the Sterling Silver or Silver-Plate, buy 18/10 Polished Stainless Steel flatware instead

For years, when it came to setting an elegant dining table, sterling silver or silver-plated flatware was all that was used. Most people get their fine dining utensils at the time of marriage, or through an inheritance from a loved … Continue reading

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TWELVE reasons to buy WHITE DISHES

Buying a set of dishes can be a really easy task, but first you have to get past the large selection of colored and patterned plates, bowls and cups that are seasonally offered. Dishes with roses on them, contemporary or … Continue reading

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Picking the RIGHT paint colors to go with the wood in your home…Color Theory

Too often people don’t give a bit of thought about the color of their wood furniture, or woodwork in their home when interior decorating. They pick out paint, fabrics, wallpaper and carpeting, put them in the room they are decorating, … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Decorate a Room with a Tall / High Ceiling

When most people go to decorate a room with a tall ceiling, they seem to arrange their furniture and decorative accessories around the bottom half of the space. A lot of their choices for decorations seem to be horizontal format … Continue reading

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Hanging a collection of Plates/Dishes up on the Wall

Diversity of elements adds visual interest in interior decorating. When you hang a collection of plates up on a wall, you have something else to look at other than the often seen paintings, prints, photos and sometimes tapestries. Hanging a … Continue reading

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