Episode 404

Must Know Decorating Tips - Part 1


February 11th, 2020

54 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

Usually we do a deep dive into one topic, but today we are covering our very favorite decorating tips. These are the best of the best tips we have found over the years. This is just part 1, so be sure to listen to part 2 also.

Some of the key points are:

Consider the big picture before you start decorating

Take a photo of the room before you start. It will reveal truths your eyes might be ignoring.

Remember Function trumps style

Go bold in small spaces

Use unmatched chairs at the table

Keep key dimensions on your phone so you have them with you when shopping

Use a Limited color palette

Make sure that the room has points of height in the room

Cluster your collection together in one place

Layer patterns

Use outdoor fabrics in the kitchen and dining room

Have tables near chairs in the living room so people can set a drinking glass there

Find gorgeous antique chairs and redo the upholstry

Unify your collection by sticking to just one color

Use rugs in the house to provide a warm and cozy feel to the room

Add substantial moulding to your room

Add one wow piece per room

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