Free Interior Decorating Advice

Since: Apr 10

Mumbai, India

#122 May 14, 2010
Interior decoration deals with the home renovations that can be easily and quickly changed, and at lower budgets such as changing kitchen cabinets, selecting wall paper, selecting furniture and usually does not deal with structural building codes.
kim

United States

#123 May 27, 2010
need a new fan in country family room, 20 ft ceiling, rustic field stone fireplace.what fan would work the best.The casabianca 54" alessandria c276546h with a hand held control. or the heritage 60" c19g546f antigue blades, wall control, lantern style light?
Bob

Fort Pierce, FL

#124 Jun 14, 2010
I would go with Tan. Just an FYI to all you DIY'ers. I found a website selling glass tile that has excellent prices and blends. I just did my kithcen and it looks awesome. Visit www.glasstilewarehouse.com
Jen

Waterloo, Canada

#125 Jun 20, 2010
Desperately need help coming up with colors for my kitchen living room and dining room. We have dark hardwood floors. I've been thinking a light sage color, a shade of red and a yellow tan or butter cream. However, I feel as though these colors are over done. Any advice?
Leone Brennan

Auchenflower, Australia

#127 Jun 25, 2010
I am decorating my apartment. My walls have been painted Dulux Antique White USA which throws off a pinky tone. It has ocre, black and red as a base. Get the picture.

I have chosen a dark beige carpet virging on light brown. Would these colours conflict. Should I go for a carpet with a touch of pink in it?

Thank you for you advice. Help!!!
Adele

Northville, MI

#131 Aug 28, 2010
Is it proper to mix different color stains when picking a kitchen table and chairs. Should you match your kitchen cabinets? We have a fruitwood stain on cabinets and staircase bannister with white spindles. White painted trim and doors.

Thanks
Choosing Art For The Home

Tadley, UK

#134 Sep 27, 2010
I have found that with minimal interiors canvas prints provide a simple and cost-effective method of adding a colourful feature to the room. I found mine at www.mohka.co.uk
Anonymous

United States

#136 Nov 29, 2010
Funny! My Husband and I are lookin at the same durapell sectional but I am also concerned about bringing in anohter brown piece of furniture. We have an empty room to furnish that can have any color scheme. But all we seem to like (and afford) is in some neutral shade. I am very frustrated. If I were you, I would try to break away from all the browns. Throw in some wine colors or peach or mustard or something at least as an accent. Good Luck.
DazzlingInterior s

Escondido, CA

#138 Dec 30, 2010
Juana wrote:
with a red sofa in the living room what color can i paint the wall in the back of the sofa, i have black and white also.
A color I have used successfully for all walls and with a red sofa is a deep rich butter yellow. The black pops out in front of the yellow and really contrasts nicely. The red sofa is smashing with butter yellow. I have then used 1 1/2" wide black and white striped chairs. Thin black frames on pictures, black iron curtain rods and a large contemporary floral area rug with reds, deep yellow/golds, greens, and some purple. The art has reds in it. I used a large Tarkay print over the fireplace (reclining ladies). The room is very soothing and yet stimulating with the black contrasts.Get my free report "create the perfect color scheme" at DazzlingInteriorDesign.com good luck, Joan
DazzlingInterior s

Escondido, CA

#139 Dec 30, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
Funny! My Husband and I are lookin at the same durapell sectional but I am also concerned about bringing in anohter brown piece of furniture. We have an empty room to furnish that can have any color scheme. But all we seem to like (and afford) is in some neutral shade. I am very frustrated. If I were you, I would try to break away from all the browns. Throw in some wine colors or peach or mustard or something at least as an accent. Good Luck.
Planning ahead for your color scheme prevents so much dissappointment and wasted money. Find a fabric or piece of china or painting you love and take your colors from the selected piece. If you love the piece of fabric, you will love the colors placed around and in the room. For details about this technique go to www.DazzlingInteriorDesign.com Get my free report "create your perfect color scheme. good luck, Joan
DazzlingInterior s

Escondido, CA

#140 Dec 30, 2010
Adele wrote:
Is it proper to mix different color stains when picking a kitchen table and chairs. Should you match your kitchen cabinets? We have a fruitwood stain on cabinets and staircase bannister with white spindles. White painted trim and doors.
Thanks
It is very much more interesting to mix wood colors in a room. When everything matches, the room begins to get boring. Don't be afraid to experiment. Use a wood scrap of similar graining and test some stain colors you love on it. I keep small pints of paint and stain colors in a shed and when I want a particular color I bring some cans into my kitchen and measure by teaspoons of stain or paint into a bowl, stir and paint my scrap board. Only then can you be sure this is the color you want. If you are purchasing a set, just pick something you love and try it. You can always take it back. You can get my free color report at www.DazzlingInteriorDesign.com "how to create your perfect color scheme" good luck, Joan
DazzlingInterior s

Escondido, CA

#141 Dec 30, 2010
Leone Brennan wrote:
I am decorating my apartment. My walls have been painted Dulux Antique White USA which throws off a pinky tone. It has ocre, black and red as a base. Get the picture.
I have chosen a dark beige carpet virging on light brown. Would these colours conflict. Should I go for a carpet with a touch of pink in it?
Thank you for you advice. Help!!!
No, don't get a pink/beige carpet. You will only draw more attention to the pin. You can ignore the "cast" the walls throw off and choose any color scheme you wish to use. Plan it ahead though. You will find that the "cast" will dissapear when your other colors are established. You will be so attracted by the colors you have chosen and love that you will not even notice the "cast" anymore. Get my free report: "Create your perfect color scheme" at: www.DazzlingInteriorDesign.com good luck, Joan
DazzlingInterior s

Escondido, CA

#142 Dec 30, 2010
Jen wrote:
Desperately need help coming up with colors for my kitchen living room and dining room. We have dark hardwood floors. I've been thinking a light sage color, a shade of red and a yellow tan or butter cream. However, I feel as though these colors are over done. Any advice?
Planning your color scheme ahead of doing the work is a very valuable use of your time. I spend a lot of time mixing colors and testing before I actually paint. I select a printed fabric or piece of china or an art print that I dearly love. Then take my colors from that lovely print selection. Paint a large board of 3' by 2' such as poster board with 2 coats. When dry, you can carry it around the room to see it in different lights. Do that for every paint color you think you like. I have spent $500 on paint samples when decorating a 6400 sq ft model home. At that time the paint companies were not offering the 1 cup samples and I had to buy quarts. My time spent was well worth the time and money. For a detailed report on how to "create your perfect color scheme", go to www.DazzlingInteriorDesign.com to get it. Good Luck, Joan
Steph V

Duluth, MN

#143 Jan 8, 2011
We just put in a new master suite in an A-frame room with steep walls. We have the bed coming out at an angle from one corner. It looks boring with the ceiling...thinking about a canopy but one hook would hang down much further from the other. Should I go with a canopy or do you have other ideas.
Steph L

Malden, MO

#146 Jan 21, 2011
I just recently purchased a new living room group based on the stock photo. The color of the flooring and the walls were the same colors as in my home. I realized afterward that this was a very boring, ho-hum and depressing choice for my 14 x 13 living room. could anyone give advice on what color area rug, throw pillows, etc., i could use to make this small space more "happy" ? I thought of using aqua or teal but have seen this done normally with chocolate brown or light tans. Here is the web address to the exact living room group that I purchased. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated ... http://www.csnsofas.com/Jackson-Furniture-422...
sindy

Menomonee Falls, WI

#147 Apr 7, 2011
hi, my name is sindy and i need some advice on designing an empty wall in the living room.
on that wall i have a tv in the middle and on the opposite side is a sectional. i have 3 pictures frames on the wall behind the sectional. but the wall that has a tv, i dont know what to hang there. please help!
megar

Fredericton, Canada

#148 May 13, 2011
Hi...I have brown leather love seat and two brown leather chairs. There is a big window, fire place with multi color bricks and a oak mantel. I have small round black glass coffee table and other black cabinets. I would like to paint my walls.....can you suggest what color? I was thinking a taupe but then heard that grey was the new beige. Tks
nancy

Montréal, Canada

#149 May 23, 2011
I have a room which has four windows 49x79 each and a regular patio door. Right now I have vertical blinds on them but I would like to add some curtains with tie backs now to warm up the room. my question is, if I do put curtains on these windows do I put the length on the windows the same as the patio door? The room has 2 windows on one side, 1 window and patio door on the other and 1 on the other wall.

Is there a way that I can send a picture of the room,so you can see what I am dealing with?
LAA

Sammamish, WA

#150 May 24, 2011
I have a light grey (almost silver) and ivory living room furniture with a silver coffee table and a grey side chair. My lamps are black and I'm trying to figure out what color I should paint my walls as well as what color drapes and rug to by. My dinning room is adjacent and I haven't found the perfect dinning room set to go with it either. Any ideas on any of these? Or where to go for some recommendations?
jeff

Indiana, PA

#151 May 30, 2011
what color carpet goes best with taupe furniture and white walls also could paint walls

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