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4 New Neutral Colors

When it comes to room color, neutral colors are a necessary part of any home’s color palette. Not only do they keep our spaces feeling grounded and cozy, but they add a level of elegance that bright, colors do not. The only downside is that current neutral colors, such as beige and grey, can feel a bit stuffy. Below are four colors being considered the new neutrals, from heated rust to earthy olive tones, these tones have the capacity to color your space with a fresh new style.

Olive

The key to making this subdued shade of green work as a neutral is keeping it muted. Darker tones of olive with hints of grey work great for wall colors, while natural base olive tones are ideal for furniture pieces. This deep hue can give your room a  luxe feel when paired with gold accents or get a rustic vibe by pairing it with wood textures and shades of ivory. Olive green can provide a solid base for bolder accents like aqua, salmon, and honeysuckle to help make your room pop. This color is primarily used in small spaces like bathroom and kitchens for is depth-enhancing abilities.

Blush

Blush is one of the most popular searched terms for interior designers as well as on Pinterest and is the color of the year in 2016 makes it a hot ticket color. With its award popularity, it has been used more and more in the interior design world. Using blush as a neutral color is great as the light and delicate tones are great when used well with other colors. If blush colored walls or cabinets are too much of a commitment for you, incorporate the mega-popular shade through smaller pieces like pillows, planters, velvet chairs and soft, linen bedding.

Oatmeal

No, not the breakfast option, we are referring to this new neutral color great for simplicity. Otmeal might look like another beige to an untrained eye, but the newer blend versions of oatmeal will appear sandier. Like grey, oatmeal is a great option for a minimalistic space. The difference between the two is that grey brings a cool tone to the room while oatmeal adds more warmth.

Rust

Rust is a great color as it makes it way into spaces through red, brick tones that have a slight brown tone to them, giving the color a unique feel to it. This neutral is ideal for those that want to add some warm vibrant tones to their homes. Depending on how you use the color, it can act as both a neutral and a statement color.

6 Design Hacks To Improve Your Morning Routine

To those that call them selves morning people, congratulations as the 6 AM struggle of getting up in the morning is nothing to joke about. Mornings should be a great start to your day and not something that needs to be painful everyday. One thing that many people tend to look over when improving their morning habits is how their room is set up. Yes, interior design does play a role with your morning routine from hanging the right shades, to creating a functional closet. Here are some design tips to help elevate your morning routine.

Brighten Up The Room

When you hear “brighten up” you may automatically think lights, but we are referring to a different kind of bright. As interior designers, we are referring to bright colors to add to your room. Whether you paint your walls a sunny shade, add colorful wallpaper or add bold accents, the bright color will affect your mental and physical behavior in a positive way.

Prep Your Essentials

Having sleeping aides such as a glass of water, ear plugs, or a sleeping mask are all great things to have at your bedside. How about morning essentials? Eliminate the stress of ripping your room apart while trying to find your keys and wallet. Have everything by your bedside in a tray to eliminate morning stress. You may also want to add a plant or some flowers to help stimulate your senses in the morning or use an eye mask to help activate your eyes in he morning.

Rethink Your Wardrobe

For most people, the flow of the morning gets disrupted when clothing dilemmas come into play and cause a daily disruption. To fix this, consider doing some major remodeling of your closet to help your mornings flow more easily. Start by eliminating clutter then organize all the elements of your wardrobe. Try arranging clothing by color, season, or type of item. Once you do that, start picking out your outfit the night before and laying it out so you are all set in the morning.

Let The Light In

When it comes to wake up cues, there is no stronger wake up call than that of natural light. If you have shades covering the sun in the morning then you may have a hard time getting up in the morning. If you enjoy shades but still want to have productive mornings, try investing in motorized shades. Having this accessory is great as it can be controlled remotely and even be set on a timer to open and close at optimal times for you.

Set Up A Beverage & Breakfast Bar

Nothing is better than waking up to the great smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. The truth, is not many of us get to experience this luxury because of bad routines. Beat the lines and make your coffee or tea at home instead and while waiting for it to brew, make some breakfast. Set up an area where all your morning nutrients can live and is of easy access to you in the morning. Then the night before, set everything up for the next morning so getting everything ready is as easy as a push of a button.

Create a Cozy Nook or Meditation Zone

Sleeping in is wonderful but waking up at the last possible minute will set yourself up for a frantic and stressful day as you scurry to get ready. Instead of dealing with that, plan out ahead for a couple of personal moments. Getting up soon after your alarm goes off is important so set up a place in your home to relax before getting ready. Set up a beanbag or couch to enjoy your morning brew and reflect on the day before it starts.

All of these ideas are great ways to change your perspective on waking up in the morning so you can enjoy this time of the day. Call us for more information no interior design ideas and tips!

8 Color Combos That Work Well Together

When it comes to interior design, one of the most important factors to transform your room into a masterpiece is color. Whether the color is vibrant, neutral, stormy, or muted, color has the power to completely transform a room. Adding color can turn a bland apartment living room into a luxurious living room for guests to lounge in. Including a vibrant colored piece of furniture can accent your own style and make your room pop.

The thing is, in order to get these amazing effects from new colors is to know what colors are best to work with. Not only that, but what colors work together that will make your room flow from one end to the other. Here are eight color combinations that are a sure fire way to add chicness to your home.

  1. Creme & Gray Blue – When it comes to mixing colors, a mix that comes off attractive is when you mix two soft shades together. Combining creme and a trendy gray-blue will give dining areas an upgraded level of elegance and composure.
  2. Pale Lavender & Charcoal – When it comes to these colors, they work well as their contrasts complement each other. Charcoal comes off sharp while pale lavender reminds us of plump and soft lilies making. Thus making this combination a great color combo to have for a nice even balance.
  3. Black & White – When it comes to combining colors, the oldest trick in the book is white and black. This comes to no surprise as this staple combination is the quintessence of chic design that has lasted for decades. Make sure that this combination is used with purpose, minimal accents and dim lighting for an optimal chic display.
  4. Blush & Beige – What makes this a great combination is the complement these two colors give off to each other. In addition, these colors give off a warm and welcoming feel. The blush color rose to fame in the interior design world last year, the complement of adding beige makes this a combination that will last.
  5. Salmon Pink & Forest Green – If you are a bold person and like to show off your rich character then adding this combination is for you. While these colors are on the opposite ends of the color spectrum, they serve up a rich bold statement.
  6. Brown + Sand – When it comes to interior design, less is more is usually the rule of thumb. If you are not into big bold colors then go with natural tones that fit well together. This is true for sand and brown as they blend seamlessly together. These colors are also great as they can be used for Fall themed window treatments as well.
  7. Yellow & Teal – When it comes to adding a “pop” accent to your room, look towards yellow and teal for colors. Both colors will stand out from the rest of your room separately, but together they will balance perfectly. Making your room standout but not take away from the overall design.
  8. Orange & Blue – What makes color combinations great is that you can have contrasting colors come together to make a room look amazing. Orange and blue are contrasting shades but when used together offer both a warm and cool vibe.

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10 Key Interior Design Rules

Interior design is a tricky thing to get down as the industry is ever changing as well as new trends coming and going left and right. On top of these trends there are generic rules that are to be considered when starting a new interior design project. Not only will these rules, from measuring your space to avoiding clutter, help you get started they also will stand the test of all the trends that are sure to happen over the years.

  1. Measure Your Space – This first rule is a golden room for not just interior design but just furniture purchasing and placement in general. Before you buy anything, be sure to take measurements of your space. This will avoid any chance of buying a sofa that is too large or small. You also do not want to buy to many belongings that there is not walking space throughout your room. To avoid this, take circulation measurements to ensure you have ample walking space between pieces of furniture.
  2. Simplicity – We know you are excited to add character to your home but always remember to start simple. Get to know your home and come up with an outline that will be tasteful but not be overbearing. A simple floor plan and central pieces are great starting points on your interior design journey. You can always add more after you have mastered a basic outline of your home.
  3. Form & Function – Great interior designers know that the best pieces to have in a home are multi-purpose pieces. As they will bring both style and functionality to your home, while showing your creative side. Think of the last time you were blown away by your friends stylish furniture piece that had a functional aspect to it.
  4. Quality Furniture – As with the old adage says, quality over quantity, it is true for interior design pieces. While shopping on a budget is always something to consider, it may not be the best long-term decision. A cheap frame or furniture piece will fall apart in no time compared to a higher quality piece that you know will stand the test of time. Rooms that have cheap pieces will also give off a cheap feel as guests will notice the short comings of these cheaper priced items.
  5. Mix & Match – A great way to add layers to your interior design plan that will excite guests is adding different textures. There are tons of different style of textures from leather to rattan, the list is endless. Pairing different materials together is a great way to add contrast while bringing the room together as a whole.
  6. Decorate Walls – We all agree, a plain old wallpaper is boring and bland. Spice things up and add your own personal style by implementing artwork, mirrors or a tapestry to liven up your space. Bolder is better!
  7. Symmetry – What makes interior design work it is if all the pieces of your puzzle come together and give off a pristine look of symmetry. Symmetry brings a sense of calmness and order to a room that is inviting. By establishing symmetry first you will then have the opportunity to see what changes you can make next that work well with the overall outline.
  8. Mix Styles – Just like with textures, mixing different interior design styles is a great way to spice up the look of your living space. Try reupholstering a traditional sofa with a modern fabric or color, or add rustic accents to your space. The combinations are endless and are a fun way to add change to your house.
  9. Layer Lighting – By layering the lighting in your room you can elevate your space’s ambiance. In addition to a room’s main light, add chic sconces or set up an overarching floor lamp at the top of your rug.
  10. Avoid Clutter – The main thing with interior design is to make sure your guests see the work you put into it. This means that you will need to avoid clutter at all costs. Not only will having a clean space show off your design but no one likes a messy home. Use shelves, bookcases, and decorative baskets as multi-purpose pieces to add to your layout while hiding the clutter.

7 Interior Design Eyesores & How To Hide Them

No matter what type of living space you have, large or small, there are going to be aspects of that space that will stick out. Not only will they stick out from the rest of the design of your home, but they will be eyesores as they disrupt the flow of your living space. With some interior design tips, you can creatively conceal these irritating disturbances so your eyes won’t have to deal with them as well as having them flow with the rest of your room.

  1. Litter Box – Toilets have their own room for a reason, as no one wants to lounge in the same room you take care of business. This is true for pet owners with cats, as no one wants to see a litter box where they are relaxing or having guests over. If you do not have a basement or laundry room to hide the litter box you will need to get creative. Try using a side table with space inside to act as a litter box or hide the box with curtains. There are also endless attractive litter box options online that you can incorporate into your decor.
  2. Radiator – These appliances are bulky and always seem to be in the worst places possible in your living space. To transform it from a burden to a functional piece of furniture, try making it into a shelf to hold items. Place a piece of wood on top of the radiator to hold items and other decor. To avoid warping from heat damage you might also want to consider a piece of stone instead of wood.
  3. TVs – TVs are a great appliance to have but can take away from a rooms aroma if placed in an odd spot. Try hiding your TV using sliding art, secret walls, TV cabinets, strategically placed wall art as well as using an armoire.
  4.  Popcorn Ceilings – Once a must have during is peak, its is now a burden to interior designers where they can only ask “why?” If there is no way of getting rid of this type of ceiling then you can try masking it with ship-lap or wooden planks. While being a renovation essentially, it is a process that its not too pricey, doesn’t require knocking out a ceiling, and is a great way to hide this true eyesore.
  5. Electrical Cord & Devices – In today’s society it is common to find a computer modem and other electrical wires lying around a home. Luckily there many ways to hide these wires and modems that are very simple. For mounted TVs and other devices you can run chords through the walls or have them in concealers that will blend with your wall. For charging devices or modems, try placing them in decorative baskets or stacking books in front of them and run chords underneath rugs.
  6. Wall Outlets – Outlets will be found everywhere in your home so be sure to find the ones that really stand out from your space. For these outlets, try hiding them using a chip on the all, house alarm, small piece of hinged art, or a temperature control panel.
  7. Plumbing – Nothing is worse than entering a room to be greeted by exposed plumbing. If the plumbing needs to be exposed, try painting the pipes a color to match your room. In your bathroom, add a skirt to cover the pipes.

5 Ways To Update Your Renting Space Without Losing Your Deposit

When it comes to renting apartments, it is always hard to start decorating and adding your own flavor without running the risk of losing your security deposit. Many renters can tell you how often a little addition to make their apartment pop has lost them their deposit due to damage to the apartment. Here are different ways you can spruce up your space while not losing out on your security deposit.

Removable Wallpaper

When you are renting apartments there is no escaping the inevitable; your walls will more likely than not be plain white. However, hiding the bland white walls can be as easy as ever with self-adhesive wallpaper. Instead of painting over your walls, which will lead to a talk with your landlord and losing your deposit add wallpaper to your walls that will make a statement. Picking out wallpaper with great designs and patterns are great alternatives to hanging artwork, that will leave hole marks, or painting over the stark white walls.

Switch Up The Light Fixtures

The one thing that tells visitors that you live in a rented apartment are the boring light fixtures that have seen an abundance of different renters. If your space has old light fixtures, don’t be afraid to switch them out for something more homey. Make sure to pick the location with the most impact when debating which lights to change out. No one will care about a new light fixture if they can’t see it. Hanging fixtures such as chandelier and chic pendants are great way to add character to your apartment without losing money in the end.

Add Draperies

Blinds are great and all but they just yell boring, plain and give the room a lack of serenity. Swap out the old white blinds with beautiful draperies,curtains, or window treatments that reflect your style. In addition, these curtains will elevate the look of your home to a more sophisticated and stylish look.

Add Rugs

When it comes to apartments, and experienced renters can tell you, you will find either old wall to wall carpets or damaged hardwood floors when you move into your apartment. To add character and just overall make the room nicer, add large area rugs to cover up the damaged sections. Textured or intricate area rugs can really tie the room together while giving it a homey feeling.

Colors & Layers

When it comes to apartment living, some renters may sacrifice their love of artwork and design because of fear of losing their deposit. Instead of making holes in your wall you can opt for wallpaper or you could layer art on a tv stand or fireplace if your place comes with one. What makes layering on consoles, tables or even the floors so great is that it not only protects the wall but it is totally the trend in style now! Adding colors is also a great way to accent your creativity and you can do this with decorative pillows and accent pieces.

10 Interior Design Tips For Small Spaces

Designing a room can be a very fun and creative process as you get to add your own character and style to your home. When it comes to decorating your house, most people think of large living rooms and bedrooms. As they have the space to let your creative juices flow, however not everyone lives in a home with large living rooms or bedrooms and kitchens. Those who have smaller living spaces tend to have a hard time coming up with an interior design plan, due to a lack of space, that makes the space both fashionable and functional. Below are 10 tips to consider if you are going to start remodeling or decorating your smaller living area.

  1. Area Rugs – The saying “go big or go home” has significance when it comes to area rugs and small spaces. If you want to add this piece to your space you want to select a large extending piece that covers the majority of your rooms floor instead of a small rug. If you choose a small rug then you are only showcasing that you have a small living space. Larger rugs will add depth to your room while highlighting your flooring.
  2. Coffee Tables – We mentioned to think big when it comes to area rugs, however, you need to think the opposite for coffee tables. Large coffee tables can make a small living area feel cramped. Smaller tables or even a pouf with a tray on it will open the room up more for other additions.
  3. Neutral Walls & Bold Accents – With small spaces, some people feel they are missing out on feeling relaxed and at ease since their decorating options are limited. However, with light neutral walls or wallpaper, your room will feel spacious and airy. In addition, having a neutral colored wall or wallpaper will open up opportunities to add bright decor or accessories you have been eyeing for months.
  4. One Wall Color – We know design trends can be overwhelming with different views and opinions from interior designers. Even though these trends can be tempting, if you have a smaller space we suggest that you stick with the mentality of less is more. This is true for your wall coloring as bold accents may not work well if you have a small space. These accents can highlight the ending line of your wall showcasing how small your space really is. Go with one beautiful color to avoid announcing to visitors that your room is small.
  5. Curtains – Having a small space with windows are a major plus as you will have access to Mother Nature. In addition, they allow you to add curtains or other window treatments to your small space and make the room pop. Make sure to have your curtains or treatments open to prevent dark corners and open up the room with light. When hanging curtains, be sure to hang them as high as you can to show the full window which gives off the effect of having a larger room.
  6. Furniture Placement – Where you place your furniture can make all the difference. This is because you either have visitors eyes move around the furniture or stop abruptly at a line. To avoid the abrupt stop, be sure to keep your furniture off the floor and on legs. You will also want to leave space between your furniture and the wall as it will give the illusion that your space is bigger than it actually is.
  7. Storage Pieces – When it comes to small spaces, clutter and random knick knacks left all over the place can make your living area seem even smaller. To avoid this, invest in storage pieces that add charming effects to your room. Storage ottomans, bed frames with under-bed drawers, decorative baskets can make your space look bigger as well as making living in a smaller space more convenient.
  8. Mobile Furniture – After a while, you may get tired of the way your room has been designed and want a change. Lugging around heavy furniture is definitely a hassle even for those living in small living spaces. Opting for furniture that is mobile allows for the space to function as you need it as well as giving you the option to move furniture around with ease. Redesigning your room every so often opens a breath of fresh air as well as giving your small space a bigger feel.
  9. Utilize Vertical Space – When it comes to small spaces, most people only think about the horizontal out look when decorating. However, utilizing your vertical space is something you should consider to add more character and accessories to your room as well as opening up your smaller space even more. Use tall floating shelves, wall hooks and hanging lights to open up space in your small space.
  10. Mirror Mirror On The Wall – One of the oldest interior design tricks in the book, adding medium to floor-to-ceiling mirrors are a great way to open up space. As they will create the illusion of a larger more spacious room. If you want to add a little more spice to your room, use mirrors varying from shapes and sizes place in metallic or golden frames.

If you have any questions about interior design, wall paper, blind cleaning or window treatments, contact us today!

Prevent Fading With Window Treatments

If you have furniture, artwork, carpeting or flooring near a window you might see that their colors starting to fade. Fading could alter how a room looks as well as throwing off the entire interior design that was set up for that room. Just like with protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays, your interior decor needs to be protected as well. To do this, try adding window treatments to your room to help prevent any fading of your belongings. Here are three window treatment options you can add to your room to protect our home against fading.

Sun Blocking Window Shades

Window shades are a great way to block the sun from getting into your home. In addition from blocking the light coming from the sun, shades are a great way to prevent heat from entering your room. What makes window shades so great is that they can be used for their functionality while still adding style to your interior design. As different shades come in different sizes, colors or patterns to add more character to your room while blocking the sun. According to the United States Department of Energy, medium colored fabric shades backed with white plastic lining can reduce solar heat by up to 33 percent.

If you would rather have shade without any plastic lining, there are window treatment options where there are shades with a lighter color on one side and a darker color on the reverse. These types of shades can be used year round as well as can serve a dual function. As light color will reflect light and heat in the summer, while in the winter the darker color will absorb heat.

Time Honored Window Blinds

Blinds are a great way to reduce solar heat as well as giving control over how much light and heat can be let in to a room. If you have reflective blinds, white in color, for your windows, you can reduce heat gain by 45 percent. With our partnership with Hunter Douglas, our customers can get the newest blinds on the market. With automated shades and blinds, you can protect your room from fading with the click of a button or put your shades on a schedule to let light and heat in at certain times of the day.

Decorative Curtains or Draperies

Drapes and curtains are a great accessory to add to your window treatment as they come in a wide variety of styles, fabrics, colors and designs. Not only will they help prevent fading of other pieces in your home, you can customize them to match the interior design of the room you will be placing them in. In order to create a tight seal, be sure to hang the drapes right up to the ceiling or from a cornice box and have them as close to the glass as possible. If you really want to have effective drapes for your window treatment then think about going with draperies that are lined. Linings not only help keep the heat during the winter and cool in the summer, but they also improve the how draperies hang.

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Different Types of Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a magnificent interior design piece you can add to make any room pop. What is great about wallpaper is that there are tons of different styles, patterns and textures. Wallpaper is one of the most popular interior design tools to add character to any room in a home. Below are nine different types of wallpaper and the benefits they bring to your interior design plan.

  1. Lining Paper – Lining paper is more so used as preparation for the final wallpaper to be applied. They come in handy when covering minor imperfections on a surface before applying paint or desired wallpaper.
  2. Traditional Wallpaper – Whether it is single or double layered, traditional wallpaper is the most popular and widely used types of wallpaper in the market. Mostly used for bedrooms and dining rooms, this type of wallpaper is ecological as it lets walls breathe, affordable, accessible and can be found in most design stores.
  3. Vinyl Wallpaper – This type of wallpaper is popular among interior designers because of the many benefits that come with this wallpaper. The wallpaper comes with a backing layer, the actual paper or fiber and then a plastic upper coating. With these layers, vinyl wallpaper are washable, light-resistant, cheap and durable. This makes them the perfect choice for frequently used rooms such as kitchens, bathroom and dining rooms.
  4. Embossed Wallpaper – These types of wallpaper add texture and contrast to walls. The range of textures go from soft imprints to dramatic geometric shapes and patterns. In addition the wide range of textures and colors these types of wallpaper can have, they serve a functional purpose as well. Embossed wallpaper can hide wall defects such as scratches, cracks and rough patches. With these types of wallpaper however, if you decide to get rid of them it is easier to just paint over them as removing them could cause damage to your plaster.
  5. Liquid Wallpaper – This wall paper is great to use in rooms with uneven walls, defects or cracks as it is an ecological type of wallpaper. The wallpaper must be in liquid form to apply it using a special pallet which is why you can use it for uneven walls. This wallpaper is very adaptable.What makes this an exciting option is that after apply to a wall, you can draw patterns or images on the wall. If you ever want to remove this wallpaper, you just need to rinse off with water.
  6. Non-Woven Wallpaper – This type of wallpaper has been the latest trend in the interior design and wallpaper world as of recent. Made from different natural and synthetic fibers, they are easily washable and breathable. They are among the most user friendly wallpapers on the market as installation is easy and they are tear-resistant. With so many good qualities, expect to pay a good amount of money for non-woven wallpaper.
  7. Fiberglass Wallpaper – Fiberglass wallpaper are great functional wallpaper types because they are extremely strong and provide great reinforcement to walls and ceilings. These are also fire resistant and prevent flames from spreading which is perfect for fire safety in your home. In addition, fiberglass wallpaper is lightweight, strong and prevents mold.
  8. Bamboo Wallpaper – This type of wallpaper is a environmentally friendly home product that does not change color for a long period of time. These wallpapers are best used in living rooms as they cannot be cleaning easily so avoid kitchens or rooms where food may come into contact. This wallpaper is great for preventing moss and killing germs in the room because of its antiseptic characteristics.
  9. Textile Wallpaper – Out of all the types of wallpaper, textile wallpaper comes as an elite product. They are breathable, flame resistant, stain resistant, and provide amazing insulation. The only down side is that installation may be hard to do and they do not come cheap

If you have more questions on wallpaper, types we have in-stock and other interior design questions, contact us today!

 

6 Interior Design Tricks

Transforming your room into a beautiful masterpiece is both exciting and rewarding. It gives you a piece of mind of a place where you can relax and be proud of. Plus, it brings the whole house together and getting feedback from visitors is always a positive. This is why we here at American Wallpaper pride ourselves with our interior design services to our customers. We want to make sure all of your needs are met and that you are 100 percent happy with our services. Here are interior design tricks to keep in mind while you are rearranging your room.

  1. Hang Artwork At The Right Height – A lot of the time, we see artwork that is hung too high from the furniture that leaves a blank space. When there is space, visitors tend to focus on the that space when artwork is hung at improper heights. To avoid this from happening, make sure the bottom of your artwork is three to eight inches from the furniture. If your artwork is larger then the bottom can be lower than that range and for smaller pieces you can hang the artwork slightly higher.
  2. Rearrange Bookshelves – Most people may not think of it, but book shelves are a nice way to add texture to the interior design in your room. To make your bookshelf pop, organize your shelf so that 60 percent of the books are stacked vertically and 40 percent are stacked horizontally on the shelves. By doing this you are creating balance as well as spontaneity while showing visitors the back of the book shelf. This works well with bookshelves with fabrics on the back.
  3. Mirror Placement – If you didn’t know already, you can create more space with the proper mirror placement in your room. Our experts recommend hanging a mirror 57 inches high and to create the illusion of more space, hang your mirror opposite of a window to bounce the natural light.
  4. Rug Placement – If you want to add a rug, make sure you pick one that is the right size for your room. The size of the rug dictates how you arrange your furniture around the rug. For example; with a eight-by-ten rug your furniture should have the front end on the rug while the back part of the furniture is off the rug. For small rugs have the furniture completely off the rug but still have the front legs close to the rug.
  5. Dining Tables – A necessity yes, but in order to have your room flow as well as preserve space in your room and how much room you have to each, measure the table before dining. This way you know how much room you have to work with as well as knowing how many dishes you can have on the table while eating.
  6. Coffee Tables – Much like dining tables, a coffee table should be measured before buying. Couches are typically 20 inches high for optimal seating and standing. Make sure the coffee table in question is between 15-20 inches. After buying make sure to have the table placed 18 inches from the couch. This allows for lounging and comfortable walking in between the furniture.

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