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How to Arrange Living Room Furniture

How to Arrange Living Room Furniture

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Living rooms serve different purposes for different people. In some homes they serve as the main gathering area for family, while in others they're more of a show room, used only when company comes over. Either way, there are certain issues that always come up when trying to arrange living room furniture. Check out these tips for placing furniture in your living room. Living Room Basics There are a few important things to remember when arranging living room furniture. Establish the focal point of the room and arrange furniture around it. In some rooms the focal point will be an existing feature such as a fireplace or window, and in some it will be something you bring in to the room such as a television. Use the furniture to create conversation areas. People should be able to comforta...
How to Choose Patterns

How to Choose Patterns

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Choosing patterns for home d├ęcor isn't always easy. There are so many to choose from that the decision can seem overwhelming. The most important thing to do when choosing patterns is to first figure out what kinds of patterns appeal to you. Do you like plaids, florals, geometrics, damasks, or something else altogether? Pay attention when you're in furniture stores, looking at magazines and visiting friend's homes. What patterns stand out to you? What patterns do you find calming or soothing? Do you like things that really jump out at you or do you prefer patterns that blend into the background. Pay close attention and take note of the ones you like. Another great way to figure out what you like is to look around your home. What kind of china pattern do you have? What are the colors?...
Fireplace Mantel Ideas and Decorating Tips

Fireplace Mantel Ideas and Decorating Tips

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Fireplace mantels are often the focal point of the rooms they reside in. Learn how to make the most of them with these fireplace mantel ideas. Like with any display, a mantel display needs a certain amount of balance and proportion. Don't just randomly place items. No matter what you put on it, keep these tips in mind. Use items of different shapes and sizes. Start with taller items at the back and use smaller items as you work your way forward. Don't be afraid to layer items in front of each other. In fact it's a good idea because it creates depth. Remember, it's not a photograph and people won't always be looking at it straight-on. Items in the foreground should overlap those in the back. If you're a fan of symmetry, the tried and true formula that always works is to put one large...