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Top 10 Design Myths


There are no textbook rules for you to follow; trust your gut and your eye. See more home design pictures.
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With channels of home decorating shows a remote click away and a bundle of design magazines on the shelves, DIY decorating has become all the rage. And, as a result, many homeowners are using creativity and instinct in lieu of formal training to decorate their lairs. Some of the traditional rules still apply, but here are 10 design myths that you don't need to worry about.


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