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Choosing Chairs

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Hi Victoria,

Your living room is looking great! Its well put together and balanced. But if you are needing some additional seating the chairs you were considereing would be a good...

Hi Rita,

Bringing in some additional decor to your wall niches is a good way to ground them and add a little more interest. I agree that keeping it simple will look...

Hi Cindy,

Normally I would suggest to hang curtains about 12-18 inches above your window, but because you have angled ceilings and an extra window above, that won't work. For your windows the best option will be to hang the rod just under the small window, but making sure the rod can extend pa...

Hi Suzanne,

A TV is commonplace now, but that doesn't mean you can't add some styling around it to elevate the look. In your case, the fireplace and TV are just abo...

Hi Britney,

Adding color is a perfect way to put your mark on a space. When it comes to walls, I would suggest to keep all rooms that are open and flow into each ot...

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Coastal Paint Colors

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Hi Jessica,

Coastal or beach decor generally pulls from more muted and softer colors to keep a light and airy feel. So the blue you have in your space does feel a bit dark for tha...

Hi Lisa,

Geodes are a great additional to home decor as they can work well in any space or setting and bring a nice pop of color to the space as well as bringing in...

Hi Jessica,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. Congrats on the new home!! Adding a new finish to your floors is a great way to really update the space at a fraction of the cost! For your space I'm leaning more towards a natural maple look to keep a more war...

Hi Jan,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. When it comes to trying to match an existing color or adding contrast I always sugge...

Hi Iryna,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. A rug is a great way to add warmth to the space but with your situation I would ac...

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Accessory Help

Need help picking accessories to give your room a new look? Our interior designers can help with pillows, tabletop or mantle decor, lighting and lamps, art, rugs, and more. Examples of Accessory Help questions include help on creating a gallery wall of art an pictures in your living room, finding new bed linen and lighting to update your bedroom, decorating a nursery with wallpaper, or giving your family room a new look by adding new pillows and a new rug in a fresh color.

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Paint Color

Our interior designers have decorated thousands of rooms between them and have worked with the whole spectrum of color. If you're trying to decide on a paint color for any room in your home, or to do a little DIY transformation of an item of furniture, our designers can help. Want the perfect shade of blue for your bedroom or a bold accent wall in yellow for your living room that won't look too glaring? Submit a Paint Color question and get your answer in 24 hours.

Finding Items

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Choosing Art

Finding art is one of the most frequently submitted questions our interior designers get. Art can help transform a space and is one of the hardest things to find. Great art also doesn't have to be expensive and our interior designers are great at finding options at every decorating budget level. The most interesting and dynamic designs also mix art from different styles and our designers can help you put together different pieces of art in your room.


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