Decorating 101 - Tips and Tricks
Events by O - Decorating 101: Tips and Tricks Decorating 101: Tips and Tricks You can have a flawlessly fashioned home without hiring an interior decorator. Take the credit for your beautiful space by following these helpful decorating tips and tricks. Blending design and comfort just got easier. Back to Top <img class="staff-image-right" src="img/mxc/20150402_decorating101_livingroom.jpg" alt="Living Room"> Living Room + An area rug can fill around 60-percent of the room, with at least one foot of floor space. + Art above the sofa should measure only two-thirds of the overall sofa width. + A coffee table should be a few inches lower than the sofa and two-thirds as long. + Table lamps near sofas or chairs must have a shade that is at eye level when seated. <img class="staff-image-left" src="img/mxc/20150402_decorating101_diningroom.jpg" alt="Dining Room"> Dining Room + Allow 24 inches of space for each guest to ensure proper elbow room. + Try to provide at least two feet to easily pass between pulled-out chairs and the wall. + Keep the chandelier to 36 inches above the table so guests can see across. + Choose a buffet that is long, deep enough to hold a serving platter, and 36 to 42 inches high. + Use an area rug to fill the room, but leave a perimeter of five to six inches.