Let's match your space.

 

1. What type of space is it?

 
 
 
 
 
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Design Tip

First things first: know your layout—and your budget. Enthusiasm is great, but don’t let it make you impulsive. We can’t overemphasize the importance of planning your space—and a second opinion never hurts. Go for an overall concept, and keep in mind that it’s a lot easier to find paint to match furnishings than the other way around.

2. Which stands out the most in the flooring or furniture?

Light Wood
Dark Wood
Reddish Wood
White
Black
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Design Tip

A consistent design theme—based on a color or pattern, for example—is ideal. But an “over-coordinated” room can come across as cold and impersonal. A great space needs character. Go for different heights (like a cityscape), don’t be afraid to cluster artwork instead of covering every wall, and by all means, display that wacky heirloom with pride.

3. What about the hardware on the furniture or cabinets?

Brushed Nickel
Bronze
Chrome
Copper
Iron
Brass
Stainless Steel
White
Black
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Design Tip

When all your furniture is pushed up against the walls, it creates a “dance hall” effect that’s best to avoid. You want your room to feel intimate and livable, which means arranging things so it’s easy to have a conversation and reach for a drink. Try moving furnishings closer together, and don’t be afraid to float a chair or two.