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  1. The beauty of black and white

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ID:	11135Black and white are two of the most popular but often overlooked colors. In many instances, people don't consider them colors and simply ignore them.

    When paired together, black and white can be one of the most elegant and neutral color palettes in a designer's toolbox.

    Whether your taste is modern or traditional, a black-and-white palette is versatile and timeless.

    Here are some tips to help get you started.

    DO: ...
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  2. Shop your house

    A popular and underused term in interior design is redesign. Instead of purchasing new items, repurpose and reimagine spaces using items that can be found right down the hall. Redesign essentially involves shopping your house. So where do you begin? Here are some tips to help get you started.

    1. Conduct an inventory audit. Often treasures can be found in closets and attics, those items you purchased years ago and forgot you still owned.

    2. Have an action plan. To create ...
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  3. Secrets for small rooms

    While some rooms are spacious and generous, others may be smaller and more challenging. Many apartment dwellers and homeowners have the overwhelming desire to make every space count. So what to do in the case of small rooms and spaces? Here are some key tips to keep in mind.

    1. Create a floor plan. In many instances, the key to a successful space is proper planning.

    2. Don't overstuff. When looking to keep a space open, less is more. Be sure not to overstuff a space with ...
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  4. How to make approachable interior upgrades for the new year

    Looking for ways to have your home look and feel different and refreshed in the new year? If the cost and prospect of an extensive renovation is undesirable, consider taking on smaller projects that can give your home a new look on a budget.

    GETTING STARTED

    First and foremost, have a budget. Decide how much money you can allocate as renovation dollars.

    DETERMINE NEEDS VS. WANTS

    Before you splurge, first determine what design or functionality needs ...
  5. 8 design hacks to make small spaces feel bigger

    Small spaces can pose unique visual challenges when it comes to design. It is important for small spaces to feel as spacious as possible and functional. And it's still possible to live large.

    Here are eight design hacks to help maximize the potential of smaller spaces.

    1. Use mirrors. Mirrors can automatically help make small spaces feel bigger and more open and bright.

    2. Divide open floor plans into zones. Create different zones for sleeping, entertaining ...
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  6. Is hiring a holiday decorator worth the cost?

    The holidays are officially upon us. And with all the shopping, cooking and socializing that come with the season, many people are struggling to find the time and energy to get everything done including their holiday decorating. But is it worth it to hand over the reins and hire a professional to take care of the holiday decorating for you? For many homeowners, the answer is yes.

    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A HOLIDAY DECORATOR?

    There are at least a few good reasons ...
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