Part two of 100 very useful decorating tips from best interior designers gathered by .

  1. While looking at one of my first New York apartments,  told me diplomatically: “ Dear boy, if you’re going to paint the walls white, you need art” – best-interior-designers-peter-dunham  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers peter dunham

  2. If you have a painting that looks too small above your sofa, don’t center it. Offset it a few inches to the left. The negative space – called “ma” – becomes part of the image –best-interior-designers-richard mishaan  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers richard mishaan

  3. The only time white curtain lining should be used is with white curtains – best-interior-designers-randall-powers  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers randall powers

  4. I have a lot of dogs, so I take the same fabric that’s on the sofa and make a blanket that covers almost its entire length. This way my dogs can lounge on the sofa, andijust take it off when i have guests best-interior-designers-carolyne-roehm  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers carolyne roehm

  5. Displaying any collection, small or large, calls for ruthless editing. Always ask yourself, “Do I love it, does it enhance my life and canilive without it?” Restraint calms the eye and gives everything a sense of purpose – best-interior-designers-amy-lau  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers amy lau

  6. Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs at least one antique piece – best-interior-designers-jan-showers  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers jan showers

  7. A good paint formula for ceilings is the trim color plus 50% white – best-interior-designers-allison-caccoma  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers allison caccoma

  8. Never use a sconce over a mirror in the bathroom – it will cast unflattering shadows across the face. Sconces that flank the mirror will give a more realistic and flattering light – Rob Southern
    best-interior-designers-rob-southern  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers rob southern

  9. Use recessed lighting sparingly. Too many fixtures will turn your ceiling into a Swiss cheese! –best-interior-designers-anthony-baratta  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers anthony baratta

  10. Don’t install carpet wall-to-wall in a narrow hall or on a narrow staircase. Instead, install the carpet as a runner and leave at least 3’’ border on both sides to make the space seem wider –best-interior-designers-cullman  100 DECORATING TIPS FROM BEST INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2/10 best interior designers cullman

     


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