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How Do I Pick Colors for Furniture That Go With My Finishes?

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • DEC 18, 2019

Hi Madan,

It sounds like you have a fairly light kitchen with some black accents to add contrast. Without seeing a picture of the space or knowing the brands of finishes its ...

Hi Anusha,

Love the modern vibe you are going for! Having a marble fireplace and a marble dining table should be perfectly fine, in fact I like that the same elemen...

Hi Alexis,

You have a lovely space, I love the open feel and all the natural light you get! With the tall ceilings you have it can be tricky finding art that fills ...

Hi Devna

Choosing a layout for your space has so many different variables it's hard to give one-size fits all answer. However, I will do my best to help you figure out a direction for your space. 

One of the first things that are helpful to determine in an open concept is where the dif...

Hi Rebecca,

Replacing furniture can be quite a daunting task especially when you aren't sure of the direction you want to go or even where things should be layed out! I think a Decorist Room Makeover would help you in your space.

Our online interior design process is designed to help you ma...

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Tips on Creating a Furniture Layout that Flows

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ANSWERED BY ASHLEY MECHAM • JUN 19, 2019

Hi Joanne,

With multiple focal points and an open concept it can be hard to figure out how to best layout a space. I've got some tips to help you create a layout the flows while keeping the space open.

  • Use rugs to ground the space
  • Furniture can be use to define an area
  • Design around a focal point like a tv, fireplace or even windows

For ...

Hi Patricia,

Your dining space may feel a bit constricted because of the sideboard you have in there. I would suggest to move that somewhere else to free up the spa...

Hi V,

What a lovely and open space you have! Love the natural light and view! From your floorplan it appears to me that the living area should be directly off of the kitchen with the larger set of sliding doors, giving you a great view from there. In the smaller space to the right of the livin...

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...

Hi Bozo,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. When it comes to open spaces it is best to continue the same flooring throughout th...

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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.

Design Dilemma

If you need help with a tricky floor plan, decorating a tiny space, or ways to mix two different design styles, our interior designers can give you professional advice to find a design solution. Examples of Design Dilemma questions include help on creating different functional areas within an open concept floor plan, making a tiny bathroom feel larger, or finding ways to mix traditional furniture in a modern style space.

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

If you're having trouble finding that one item of furniture, our designers can provide you with options personalized for your space. Looking for the perfect sofa that will work in a traditional style room? Need a small-scale armchair to fit into a cozy corner? Our designers have access to special brands and are up to date with the latest design and decorating trends in the marketplace. The interior design who answers your design question can provide you with options that you might not have thought of, from brands you may not be as familiar with.

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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