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What Do I Do With a Blank Wall Behind Bed?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • OCT 10, 2019

Hi Jeanette,

Wallpaper is a great way to add in some color and pattern to the space. It's especially effective when used as a feature wall behind a bed as this draws your eye towa...

Hi Jane,

Adding in a pop of color is always a great way to bring in some interest to the room. Depending on how much light you get into the space will determine wha...

Hi Fia,

What a great apartment you have, adding some personality to the space the pairs nicely with the character and charm is just what the space needs. I love all...

Hi Bianca,

Congratulations on the pregnancy! Putting together a nursery is such a great way to prepare for baby! I understand you concern with the small space and w...

Hi Itza,

Having your laundry right off your kitchen is not ideal, but I see why you were working to create a multi-functioning space, because you need it to be. However pantry items, mixed near laundry detergerents is a great option, so seperating them and adding baskets in is a great way to k...

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Painting Wood Paneling

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUL 20, 2019

Hi Jen,

Choosing to paint over wood can be daunting because it is most likely a permament change. So if you think you are going to regret the ceiling don't paint it! This is your house, you will live here so do things that make you love and enjoy where you live. To help you decide I've provide a few inspiration pictures on your board to show you how yo...

Hi Maysa,

With the small size and multipurpose of your space I would actually suggest to use no more than 2 colors on the walls in the space. Otherwise it will star...

Hi Mercedes,

Wood paneling is often seen as a dated feature, but more recently wood paneling is making a comeback from intricate wood design patterns to a simple plank look. Now when deciding how to incorporate a fun feature like wood paneling into the room, color and design play a big party. ...

Hi Jvmelik,

Choosing the right paint color can definetly be a grueling tast. However its very important to view paint in your actual space, because it can look diff...

Hi Elizabeth,

It can be hard to determine which wall to accent in a space, but to help you decide I would suggest to wallpaper the wall you intend on placing the be...

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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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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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