7 Solutions for Design Dilemmas


Lacking that Personal Touch

Your rooms may look as minimal and serene as any modern magazine layout, but they may say nothing about the people who actually live there. Maybe the magazine or even a friend has had a bit too much influence over your purchases.

Solution: Steer clear of anything that you know is just not "you." Add a handful of items that truly make a house a home: framed photographs and children's drawings, your grandmother's hand-stitched quilt, your favorite stuffed toy from childhood, your mom's cookbook-whatever feels warm and welcoming when you walk through the front door.