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Top 10 Design Myths

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There are Rules to Decorating

Decorate a room you love and you want to spend time in.
Decorate a room you love and you want to spend time in.
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There are guidelines to a successful decorating scheme, but there are no hard and fast rules. You want your home to accommodate how you and your family live, as well as give visitors a sense of who you are and what you like. The one guideline you should keep in mind is to decorate within the parameters of the existing architecture of your home. A modern decorating scheme will seem out of place in a craftsman bungalow.

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