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What lamp temperature should I use in my home and what’s the perfect trim color?

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ANSWERED BY SHARON LEIGH COPELAND • DEC 6, 2019

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 4000k.  It’s a...

Hi Nahrain,

Thank you for your pictures, I think your carpet looks great. I have a few questions. When you bought your carpet, did you purchase in a store or showro...

Hi Tye!

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. I am happy to share my recommendation for nightstands to go with your bed!

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Hi Deborah,

Thank you for the pictures and you’ve got an excellent start on deciding on where to place the art. It’s an excellent idea to paint the box the same col...

Hi Stephanie,

Looks like you have a good start to making your entryway functional. There are a couple of design features you are missing. You are missing pattern, c...

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What art should I use in my dining room?

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ANSWERED BY CASEY HARDIN • NOV 27, 2019

Hi R.!

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. I am happy to share my recommendation for art in your dining room! 

Based on the photo ...

Hi Martha,

First of all I apologize for your question not being answered sooner. Okay to answer this as a designer I have to think of functionality first. Can you a...

Hi Martha,

White and warm neutral cabinets I would say are very timeless and classic. So the two colors you are deciding between should both be great options for you. To help you decide think about how you would like your kitchen to feel. Do you want it to feel bright, light, and airy? Then ch...

Hi Kathy,

In answer to your question I would go white or even an off white paint color on your wainscoting and chair rail. Why? Because its classic and you can add ...

Hi Sejal!

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. I am happy to share my recommendation for dining chairs and counter stools fo...

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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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