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How to Choose Colors: Design Tips

Choosing the perfect color scheme for your home can feel a bit daunting. Our tips and tricks will demystify the process and help you create a well-balanced reflection of your personal style.

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Common Design Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!)

Interior design can be a creative and inspiring process (think bringing your Pinterest dreams to life!), and it can also be filled with frustration and headaches. Before you start your next project, here’s how to avoid the most common design mistakes and create the home of your dreams.

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7 Inspiring Home Design Trends for 2019

Planning a home redesign or refresh for the new year? Be inspired by the top 2019 interior design trends as you create an inviting, welcoming space that reflects your personal style.

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Design Tips: How to Choose a Sofa

Your sofa is one of the most important investments you’ll make for your home and your family. Our tips on how to choose the right sofa for your space will help you shop smart as you make an investment in your comfort and home.

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How to Arrange Your Furniture: Design Tips

Your furniture layout can instantly change the feel of your home and maximize your space. Transform your house into a place you love with our home furniture layout ideas for your living room, dining room, and bedroom.

Living Room Layouts
Arrange furniture in your living room to take advantage of a central focal point. Whether it’s a bank of windows, a large piece of artwork, or a beautiful fireplace, orient your sofa and chairs to face the view.

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Sleek and Stylish Power Motion Furniture

Today’s power motion furniture designs are the perfect blend of function and luxury. With styles ranging from traditional and classic to contemporary and modern, the new wave of power motion recliners, loveseats, sofas, and sectionals are comfortable and functional, making motion furniture a perfect choice for any room in your home.

Design details
With stylish design elements such as square button tufting, nailhead trim, sleek top-grain leathers, and premium fabrics, many motion pieces offer a high end look paired with the latest in comfort technology. Whether you’re relaxing with a good book or watching the big game, supportive and plush cushions provide exceptional comfort as you glide from upright to fully reclined with the touch of a button.

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Make the Most of Your Home

Your home is a haven and creating an inviting, welcoming space begins with your lifestyle. To establish a well-thought-out design that reflects your values and accommodates your needs, focus on how each room functions for the way you live.

Start with purpose
Give each area of your home a purpose. Planning a specific function and feel for every room simplifies the design process and helps you make furnishing decisions based on the setting you want to create: a formal dining room for entertaining, a casual entertainment space for teens, a relaxed living room for the entire family to gather, or anything in between.

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Space Planning for Your Home

Whether you’re ready to move into a new home or refreshing your current home, space planning is an important part of the design process. Your home is more than just a place you live. Your home reflects your lifestyle and a well-designed area begins with defining how you use each space.

Do you host a weekly book club or is your home the gathering space for the neighborhood teens? Do you have a haven for holiday celebrations or a place to host out-of-town guests? Thinking through how you use your home from day-to-day and throughout the year will help you identify any design challenges in your current space and create solutions to best use the area you have.

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