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Your home is your haven, and no one wants to go to a haven that does not suit their style or mood. While home décor differs from individual to individual based on tastes and preferences, there are certain principles that everyone can follow to make their home both beautiful and functional.

Prints and Colors Are Your Friends

Layering patterns in a range of styles and scales is an easy way to add visual interest to a room. Refinery29 Global Editor-in-Chief Christene Barberich loves to pair black and white pillows with green chevron bedding in her Brooklyn Heights bedroom.

Graphic prints can have a major impact in small spaces such as a powder room. For example, an Ellie Cashman floral wallpaper is the star of a powder room a New Orleans manse designed by Sara Ruffin Costello. Check out the full post at Elle Décor…

Many people are afraid of prints, but the truth is, prints work. It just depends on how you pair your chosen prints together. A good idea is to go for bold prints that have almost the same color scheme so the eye can pick up from one print to the other. If you prefer neutral colors, go for black and white prints that look great when paired with neutral colors. In addition, print beginners can start with a few print pieces and build on that.

Your Drapes Can Make or Break Your Decor

“When it comes to heavy, outdated drapes, a naked bank of windows is better than an ugly one,” says Lynne. Ideally, window dressings should be functional and elegant: Think sheers paired with full-length panels. If your room gets a lot of sun, opt for light colors that won’t fade. The most recommended lightweight fabrics for panels are cotton, linen, and silk blends because they tend to hang well. Read more at This Old House…

One of the first things you will need to choose after building your custom home is your curtains. Make sure you pick neutral colors for curtains if you have picked bold colors for the walls and furniture. This is not to say that color-blocked rooms do not look good. Experimentation is the secret when it comes to home décor; keep mixing things up until you find the perfect match. Also make sure all your drapes touch the floor.

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Use Tricks to Make Rooms Seem Bigger and Ceilings Longer

“Create strong verticals and avoid the horizontal,” recommends designer Todd Romano. “I adore large mirrors because they add scale to a room. I also kept the furniture low-slung, so the rooms seem taller.”

Mirrored panels like the ones lining this alcove can be elegant — but don’t just slap them up, designer Jan Showers warns. Large sheets of mirror will look commercial, so try a sectioned pattern in the traditional French style instead. Check out the full post at House Beautiful…

Mirrors make rooms look bigger and they lighten up rooms thanks to their reflective magic. A mirror works exceptionally well in well-lit rooms and hallways.

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