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Decorating Rules You Can Break

Remember those fashion rules you heard while growing up? Don’t mix florals with pattern prints. Brown doesn’t go with grey. Don’t mix geometric shapes. Well, those days are over!

Same goes for decorating. Traditional rules can create boring, ho-hum rooms. Mix things up a bit by adding unexpected touches here and there can turn a bland space into a wow room.

1. Mix floral with pattern prints.

Selma Room Collection by Jonathan Louis

The sage Selma collection by Jonathan Louis makes a bold statement while still being sophisticating and inviting. Subtle pattern lime green pillows complements the large green floral printed pillows creating a fresh, yet unexpected look. If you want to create your own look, Jonathan Louis offers a huge array of color swatches to combine a custom look that’s all you. You can even choose the seat, arm, and base of a Jonathan Louis piece to suit your own personal taste.

2. Brown and grey are hot!

Wheaton Sectional

Who said neutrals don’t belong together? Combining two neutrals such as warm brown and cool grey makes a room welcoming as well as stunning. Try other unexpected contrasting colors such as gold and silver with even more exciting results.

3. Mix geometric shapes

Spiga Collection

It’s easy to get caught up with a similar room theme such as circles with more circles. For example the pattern on this area rug is dramatic, you may be tempted to continue the circular theme with a round coffee table. Don’t be predictable! Instead, break up the bold pattern of the area rug with rectangular shaped occasional tables. The completed look is confident and striking for your living or family room.


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This entry was posted on July 20, 2011 by in Uncategorized.
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