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What do I do with an Off-Centered Wall?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • MAR 16, 2021

Hi Paula,

Adding in a mirror to the wall where you are thinking would definetly make it feel centered in the space with your sofa. But to feel in the empty space of the left side, I would suggest to add in a chair if there is space with a big plant in the corner. If there isn't enough space for that, three bookshelves centered on the wall would work ni...

Hi Joel,

The difference between 1" and 3/4" is not much, however if you wanted to keep it the same width as the other supports for visual preference that would keep it looking balanced and symmetrical - if it is the same material all around. However if the top is a different material as the re...

Hi Sofia,

Love your space and the detail with the herringbone floors and molding, very upscaled and elegant! Your chesterfield sofas fit the luxurious feel your spa...

Hi Devika,

Depending on your style and your prefences will determine what paint color will be a good fit for your living room. With a traditional style sense, neutr...

Hi Jeana,

You've got some great contrast in the space, and to avoid competing with the color of the walls I would suggest to go with a neutral furniture color to ke...

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How Do I Mix Design Styles?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • NOV 26, 2019

Hi Pam,

Combining different design elements together doesn't have to be hard, to better help you create a cohesive space try this tricks to help you blend different styles effortl...

Hi Julia,

When it comes to choosing pillows for a sofa there are a few variables that come into play. That being desired style, current furnishings, and colors in t...

Hi Brenda,

I can definetly see the farmhouse stle in your daughters living room. However I'm not feeling that rug, there are a lot of patterns going on and with the...

Hi Cheryl,

Trends come and go but ultimately if you love something, there is always a way to work it into your home. Wall tapestries and hangings are very popular right now especially with more of a bohemian influence. Wall decor like macrame and woven hangings are very popular. But more ...

Hi Linda,

Long narrow space can be difficult, but your front door actually helps to define two different spaces. I would suggest to make two different areas out of ...

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