Design: Here’s how to think about decorating your living room

Open-concept living spaces—like in this condo in the Blum building—offer different decorating challenges than formal living rooms did long ago. (Photo courtesy of Everhart Studio)

The living room has historically been an over-decorated room used mainly to receive and impress visitors. This room was a status symbol for outside guests, which is why the decor was typically dressed up or done to the nines.

But the American living room has changed a lot in the last two or three decades. In today’s homes, we see less and less the idea of a formal living room—aside from older homes or exceptionally large homes, where square footage and budgets are of no consequence. For the rest of us, lifestyles have evolved, and formal living rooms are things of the past.

Today’s living room has morphed into a grouping of several different rooms into one. The living room, dining room and kitchen have

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Room Decorating Items | Home Guides

No two rooms look identical, but well-decorated spaces share common elements. If your space feels unfinished, you may lack one or more of them. No matter what the room type or decorating style, you need the same types of room decorating items to create a functional and attractive interior.

Case Goods

The term “case goods” – sometimes spelled “casegoods” – refers to hard-sided furniture made of wood, metal acrylic or a combination. Originally used to describe wooden storage furniture, such as chests, dressers and sideboards because of their boxy shapes, the term is also used today to describe most furniture that isn’t upholstered. In addition to storage furniture, case goods include beds and tables of all types.


Upholstery is padded furniture covered with fabric, vinyl or leather. Seating pieces, such as sofas, loveseats, sectionals, settees, benches, chaises and chairs, are examples of upholstery. Manufacturers also offer upholstered ottomans, headboards

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Halloween decorating ideas from Instagram’s biggest influencers


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Fall is officially here, which means it’s time to start gathering your best Halloween decorating ideas. But before you head to the party store, draw some inspiration from Instagram’s biggest influencers. These fashionistas don’t just throw a jack-o-lantern on the front porch and call it festive, either.

Instead, these trend-setters’ Halloween decor creates a whole mood throughout their homes. And the result is surprisingly chic. We’ve rounded up our favorites for you to recreate own spooky-stylish space. 

Looking for more decor inspiration?  Check out our favorite living room ideas.

Steffy’s pumpkin-filled living room

Style blogger Steffy is known for her year-round love for orange, but the hue hits its peak this time of year. She starts with leaf garland over the windows, then layers cozy textiles like throw pillows and fleece blankets. 

Finally, she filled in the blanks with, you guessed it, pumpkins!

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Brigette Romanek Reveals a Few of Her Decorating Insights on Domino’s Design Time Podcast

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Brigette Romanek, one of Los Angeles’s buzziest new design talents, is entirely self-taught. Yes, you read that correctly. Her first interior project began as a favor to a friend, and, after realizing her true passion lay in telling homes’ stories through carefully curated design, Romanek Design Studio was born. “I often think about when I leave a client’s home and I shut the door, I want them to turn around and be happy in their space,” she explains to Domino’s editor-in-chief, Jessica Romm Perez, on this week’s Design Time. “Your home should come from how you feel and the soul of a place. It should feel yours. You should feel happy there. And if I can help you do that, then I’ve done my job correctly.”

Tune in to this week’s episode on Spotify and Apple Podcasts to hear more about the designer’s favorite antiques shop (JF Chen),

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Fall Bathroom Decor! 10 Fall & Autumn Bathroom Decorating Ideas We Love

Decorate For Fall With These Unique DIY Bathroom Decor Ideas –

Looking for inspiration and fall bathroom decorating ideas for Thanksgiving or for a fall-themed guest bathroom? I found a LOT of great pictures and beautiful ideas for Fall bathroom decorating!
Fall Bathroom Decor - Decorate for Fall and Autumn in your bathroom with these unique fall bathroom decorating ideas

Fall Bathroom Decor Ideas

Let’s take a look at some GORGEOUS fall bathroom decor ideas that we just LOVE (and you will too!) These fall-themed decorating ideas are perfect for your guest bathroom and are sure to impress your guests over the Fall and Thanksgiving holiday season!

Oranges, golds and other Fall colors are stunning, aren’t they? Plus, the leaves and the pumpkins…just love it! When it comes to decorating, the bathroom can be a forgotten room, but it isn’t difficult to get a great fun fall look in your bathroom if you know what to shop for.

For example:

I found these cute Fall bathroom items on

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Duck egg blue: The best laid decorating plans begin with this hue

While tonal looks may have originated by drenching a space from tip to toe in a variety of strengths of a single hue, this highly desirable on-trend look has evolved to include others within the same ‘colour family,’ or adjacent ones. Working with Resene Duck Egg Blue in eighth, quarter, half, full, double and triple strengths can create a beautiful space in its own right, but you can also try blending it with a mix of lighter powder blues, greyed denim blues, darker purple blues and greener teal blues that all have a similar dusted nature. 

Don’t be afraid to add some high-level contrast to the room, either. Painting a room in a richer duck egg blue with a single accent wall or furniture in a deep blue-black like Resene Blue Night, Resene Indian Ink or Resene Dark Knight will draw the eye and create further interest. Keep things simple

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Decorating mistakes interior designers see most

a kitchen with a table in a room: Top interior designers share the decorating mistakes they see most and how to overcome them to create your dream home decor

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Top interior designers share the decorating mistakes they see most and how to overcome them to create your dream home decor

Have a vision for your home that never quite pans out? Creative duo Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, aka 2LG, believe our personality traits can sometimes stand

in the way of the great interior design that makes a dream home – and they’re here to help…

Could it truly be that our homes would look better if we just started thinking differently?That’s what interior designers Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, aka 2LG, believe, claiming it’s our character traits that are standing between us and our dream homes.

The duo, based in south-east London, specialise in consultancy and interior design, and they say that time and again their clients share the same ‘blockers’, which means they find it hard to define a clear aesthetic or are too shy

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30 Bohemian Decor Ideas – Boho Room Style Decorating and Inspiration

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Calling all free spirits… Whether you’re obsessed with layering textiles or simply into the cost-effectiveness of shopping vintage, bohemianism—the unconventional, artistic lifestyle that dates all the way back to the 1800s—can become your home’s calling card. And though you may associate bohemian design with kitschy, over-the-top color schemes, materials, and prints, it actually has a ton of range. The only real rules of boho decorating are to be yourself, get scrappy, and relax. So if you’re already a boho enthusiast or you’re just putting out feelers, find inspiration in these stylish designer spaces and add bohemian flair in every room of your home. Patterns, plants, warmth, and eclectic accessorizing coming right up.

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Say Yes to Suzanis

“All the color and pattern really make the guest room pop,” says Betsy Burnham of a California retreat. The vintage suzani headboard and Moroccan rugs

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Palm Beach decorating: Don’t be flummoxed by phlox-inspired room decor – Lifestyle – Palm Beach Daily News

The pink, white, magenta and violet colors of phlox inspire decorating ideas for the master bedroom.

My sister, Vivian, who lives outside of Seattle in a small country town, recently sent me a text with a photograph of the phlox flowers in her garden. The pink, white, magenta and violet colors reminded me that phlox was my mother’s favorite flower in the garden she so carefully tended.

I also recalled how as a child, I used phlox in the arrangements I would enter in the annual shows held by the garden club at town hall in Nahant, Massachusetts. For many many years, the Varney children had a few arrangements in different categories to enter. I don’t remember ever getting first prize, but second and third, I do recall! There was definitely a decorator blooming in the flower show.

Perhaps my sister would remember what prize her entry was awarded.


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The Ultimate Guide To Defining Decorating

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Have you ever found yourself asking the question what are the different types of interior design styles? Do you know the difference between traditional and transitional interior design? Maybe you want to switch up your style but can’t decide which direction to go in. Keep reading for Decorilla’s ultimate guide decoding everything you need to know about the top 20 decorating styles for 2020.

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transitional interior design styles

Transitional living room design by Decorilla online interior designer, Corine M.

Let’s start with one of the most popular styles in the design world today. Transitional design is what we like to call the happy medium of interior design styles. This is the style for you if traditional design is too stuffy, but contemporary is too out of your comfort zone. Transitional is

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