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What Can I Do to Spice Up My Family Room?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 8, 2019

Hi Lisa,

When you are looking for a refresh for a space swapping out a few things can give you a whole new look without having to spend alot of money. For a more permament change,...

Hi Heather,

Less is more in many cases, and I would say this case applies. I would keep the space as it without adding an accessory to the tapered furniture piece f...

Hi Emily,

A sofa table is a great way to add in some styling to elevate a sofa! So choosing accessories that add to rather than clutter up the space is key to creat...

Hi Aksana,

Displaying a collection is a great conversation starter and also adds personality to a space. It seems youve got a good collection of boats, but because they are different sizes, dedicating a bookcase or shelves to them would be the best way to dispaly with the varying sizes. This c...

Hi Lauretta,

Decor can be a tricky thing, but it seems to me like the bookshelf may not be needed in your space, and could be used somewhere else, like in the bathr...

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Styling Shelves

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • AUG 16, 2019

Hi Seema,

Accessories in a built in are a greatway to add some personalization to the space! I see you already have a few decor items that are a great way to add a unique touch to...

Hi Abby,

You've got some great pieces in your space, adding in some pops of color with pillows will give you the finishing look for the space. When it comes to addi...

Hi Miriam,

Balance is a key element to design. With your console table I would suggest to first lower the picture frame to about 4-6 inches above the console table....

Hi Rita,

Bringing balance to the other side of the shelf is definetly needed to finish off the styling of your shelf. So a vase is a great idea to bring in that bal...

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...

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Choosing Art

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