Archive for April, 2010

Hanging Picture Frames

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Hanging framed artwork, photos and mirrors is one of the best ways to personalize your living space and add a touch of originality. Grouping similar frames together to create a mini-gallery is currently a popular look in interior design. Achieving the gallery effect is not always easy, especially if you want the frames to line up symmetrically. This YouTube video provides a valuable tip for hanging a gallery of frames:

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Making a Small Room Look Larger

Monday, April 05th, 2010

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Small rooms can give a feeling of being cramped and will make some people feel claustrophobic. Luckily, there are some decorating tricks you can use to make a small room feel more roomy.

  • Paint the walls white or a light neutral color to open up the space and create a restful feeling. Using light colors for furniture, curtains and bedding will also help make the room seem larger.
  • Use bright colors for focal points. Examples include bright pillows, cushions, accessories and wall art.
  • Keep furniture and accessories simple and clean. Avoid creating a sense of clutter with too much furniture or too many accessories.
  • Provide storage options that will allow you to hide items that aren’t used every day. This will contribute to an uncluttered room. For example, add a bed or table with built-in storage.
    Visit to see pictures of some beautifully decorated small rooms.

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