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Is it better to have continuous color throughout the home or each room to have it’s own personality through color?

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ANSWERED BY SHARON LEIGH COPELAND • DEC 6, 2019

Hi Melissa,

Here is my rule of thumb about paint color in the home. It is best to keep the color continuous if certain rooms are open on to one another. Like kitchens, dining room...

Hi Hannah,

I adore bay windows! Typically I would advise four to six draperies depending on if you need full coverage and privacy. If you use sheers you could get b...

Hi Nahrain,

Now that I selected paint colors for you, let’s talk about LED lamps. For a cooler lamp color you should be looking at a bulb with a temperature of 4000...

Hi Matthew,

I wish I could see more of the room so I could make sure the suggested décor ties in with your home; but I will try my best. I would veer towards using ...

Hi Mary,

Thank you so much for providing pictures for visualization. Now, you have gray walls and white trim and your space is contemporary. I would go actually go ...

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What is the best trim color that will go with the wallpaper I selected for my mudroom?

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ANSWERED BY SHARON LEIGH COPELAND • DEC 1, 2019

Hi Tabassum,

What a great wallpaper and I love Serena and Lily. What would do to keep the room uniform, I would go with the grey or blue since it is a mudroom and people’s boots, ...

Hi Ben!

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. I am happy to share my recommendation for a sofa color and media console to go ...

Hi Nawee,

Thank you for reaching out to Design Bar for your interior design question! I love your home and so far the pieces you have chosen work great together. Ri...

Hi Lois,

There are many determining factors that can play into choosing different colored furnishings. Current colors in the room, style, location in room can all factor into whether the color should be different or the same.

For an easier choice and a look that will give you a matching sty...

Hi Melissa,

You have quite the dilemma. I wish I had more pictures to show the entire space, but I am going to work with what I have. Two leather sofas and a fabric...

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If you have an interior design question, let one of our 400+ interior designers give you personalized design advice, for free and within 24 hours! Just give us information on your interior design question, upload a photo of your space and we'll notify you when one of our designers has completed your answer. Each answer comes with details on different options and a personalized shopping list for you. Here are the main categories for the most common design questions:

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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