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Decorating for Dummies

Mirror, Mirror

As promised, here are some of our favorite smart but easy decorating tips that Woman’s Day included as a handy pull-out in their 75th anniversary issue (see last week’s post on timesaving tips for more!)  We love that the first tip appeared in the January issue in 1938 and it’s as valid today as it was then: Place a decorative mirror so it reflects a window to provide the illusion of space as well as a pleasing picture.  Others include…

Books Upon Books

#23 – Books are great for filling up empty spots.  Stand or stack them on shelves, tables and the mantel.

Soothing Neutrals

#37 – Neutral doesn’t have to mean “beige.”  Try pale shades or blue, green or pink for a hint of color that won’t fight with your furnishings.

Buds and Blossoms

#61 – If you like fresh flowers but bouquets are too costly, buy (or pick!) just three or four flowers and arrange them in small-necked vases.

Pillow Play

#31 – If you’re shy about using bold colors, use them as a lively accent in pillows.

Color, Scale and Design

#42 – Mixed patterns should share at least one of the elements: color, scale or design.

What are some of your favorite decorating tips?  We’d love to hear!  Happy fall to all.

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