For filling space use warm colours like reds, yellows and
oranges. They tend to grab the eye and fill space. They
are soothing and warm.
colors are blues, greens and violets. They tend to give
the illusion of open space.
on a focal point and decorate around it. Your focal point
could be a piece of furniture, a fireplace, etc.
pinks are serene and comforting. The closer pink gets to
red, the more energetic it becomes.
colored walls and ceilings will make the room appear larger.
The opposite for dark colors.
selecting a solid carpet color, choose a shade of your upholstery
or drapery fabric to add interest. Don't choose the exact
color, it will be too rigid.
arranging flowers in a vase with a wide mouth, use tape
to create a grid across the top of the vase. Flowers will
remain upright and be evenly spaced.
border will add interest to a room. Use sponges, stencils
or wallpaper borders.
an aspirin in a vase full of water and it will make your
flower bouquets last days longer- also trim the stems every
other day will preserve the life of a flower arrangement.
vertical stripes on walls for an illusion of height.
shades of carpeting tend to hide soil and lint.
the walls, ceiling, woodwork or all will add a fresh, new
pictures at eye level, not too high.
add depth to a small room, add mirrors.
you are redecorating an entire room, choose your paint last.
furniture in conversational groups.
If your tablecloth is a little bit large for your table,
pull the corners of the tablecloth up and using a beautiful
wide ribbon, tie the ribbon around the corner of the tablecloth.
This is also a quick way to dress-up your table very fast.
painting, use a plastic shower cap on your head to protect
your hair from the paint.
unusual items to hold flowers in your kitchen, such as old
coffee pots, egg cups, teapots, etc.
an inexpensive, clear glass jar lamp and fill it with all
kinds of collectibles. You can use marbles, spools of thread,
gumballs, hair ribbons or anything you like. Use your imagination
and work with the theme of the room.
remove wallpaper, use equal parts of vinegar and hot water.
Roll or sponge the solution on the paper and wet thoroughly.
The paper should peel off in sheets after two applications
of the solution.
you begin decorating, start with one room and finish it.
Remove all the furniture from the room, if possible. If
you can't move all the furniture out, move it to the middle
of the room and cover with cloths.
your everyday dishes in a wooden rack on the kitchen counter.
a kitchen without a window, paint a scene on a wall and
hang curtains. Add a frame and you have the look of a window.
you have a room that you may need to have dark during the
day, use shades instead of mini blinds. The shades will
block more light than the blinds.
colors will give rooms a larger overall appearance. Whether
you want to make a small room seem larger or make a large
room feel even larger.
mirror gives the illusion of space and depth. Use a nice
frame on the mirror and position it to reflect something
choosing new carpet, consider the room that it will be used
in. For example, a high traffic area will need a durable
make a room appear more spacious, add a tall green plant.
Fill empty spaces with attractive floor plants.
update the look of a sofa or chair, you can use decorative
you want to change the look of your furniture in a hurry?
Use slipcovers on sofas and chairs. Change the look whenever
you feel like it.