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    Decorate the Perfect Space

    Decorate the Perfect Space

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    Instead of buying an expensive sofa, splurge on a painting you can hang above the couch that will elevate the room.

    Combine hard "masculine" and soft "feminine" shapes (think square or rectangular vs. circular or oval).

    Emily Henderson advises to put a playroom in your kitchen.

    Paint, don't renovate.

    "When we found this vintage flag for $40, I knew it was perfect — it's graphic, simple and big enough to anchor the entire wall." - Emily Henderson

    Never make patterns compete with one another.

    "Choose one hue to carry through every room."

    Thonet-style white chairs give the nook a more modern vibe and the contrasting color of the dark wood table makes the tiny space feel open and uncluttered.

    A modern masculine leather arm chair is mellowed out with an elegant white side table, featuring both his and her decor accents.

    Finkelstein chose a turquoise table lamp to complement and highlight a similar blue-green color in the area rug.

    A sophisticated neutral cream armchair gets more playful when paired with a colorful Moroccan-style pillow.

    The couple chose the area rug together, which features an abundance of colors and is the statement piece in the space.

    This designer helped a couple pick out furniture that was a balance of both of their styles.

    Homepolish interior designer Sarah Finkelstein wanted to feature a couple's well-matched, yet differing personalities in the decor.

    Board-and-batten wainscoting is an easy way to add a dramatic dose of farmhouse charm to an entryway.

    Fake ceiling rafters are a great way to add country character. Blogger Traci of Beneath My Heart used artificial beams to dress up her bathroom and hide an unsightly pipe.

    A gorgeous view deserves an equally beautiful frame. The blogger behind this weekend project spent just $50 on materials.

    Pinterest user Teara Backens Rhode created this decorative ceiling plate by spray painting a plastic cheese tray and cutting a hole in the center.

    No miter cuts neccessary. Blogger Amanda of The Penny Parlor anchored pre-made blocks in the corners to join crown molding.

    Emily of Decorchick! used a chair rail, wooden frames, caulking, and several coats of white paint to create this wainscoting look-alike.

    10 things pro landscapers do to their yard every fall.

    Putting perfection over personality often ends in a room that feels anonymous, almost like a hotel lobby.