Ideas for Decorating Office Doors

The door to a study can be painted in faux leather to provide that sumptuous effect of leathery goodness found in upscale studies. Create a trompe l’oeil effect by painting a cabinet with a cigar box, a snifter of snooty brandy and one of those green table lamps perched upon it.

Tips for Arranging Furniture

Long, narrow living rooms should be arranged so that the furniture helps to cut the perception of length. Place chairs or the sofa or even a desk at right angles to the wall to create defuse the problem of the narrow shape. A corner unit is an effective way to deal with the problem of where to put the TV.

Tips for Decorating with Wood

In addition to being a dreadful Diana Ross movie, mahogany is a nearly perfect wood for sturdy furniture to be made from. Mahogany is very versatile when it comes to décor because it features a variety of grains and shades. Mahogany is often stained to make it darker and that rich dark quality makes for an effective contrast to an interior design scheme that focuses on cool colors.

3 Ideas for Transforming a Room with Stencils

The single greatest way to transform any room in the house using stencils is to create your own. Yeah, sure, making stencils requires a bit more patience and creativity than going to the local interior decorating store (buy local!) and buying pre-fabricated massive manufactured stencils, but with patience comes deep personalization. And, frankly, making your own stencils is not that difficult.