There is a certain math to placing furniture in a room. For example, the coffee table should be 18” from the sofa, the bedside tables should be 4” above or below the height of the mattress, etc. Take note of well designed, functional and fashionable rooms when laying out yours.
Play with different shades, tones and textures. A space ought to be harmonious, not boring.
With a conscientious respect for lighting codes and energy use, avoid fluorescent lighting. Try switching to LED light bulb, such as the Philips Ambient LED, easily sourced at your local Home Depot.
Everyone adores displaying photos of their loved ones, but moderation is key. Save the bulk of them for a more private area such as a hallway between bedrooms or an office. When framing photos, keep them coordinated. They’re part of the overall design of the room.
You love your home. You love your guests. Why is the powder room, where your guests refresh themselves, often the most un-thought of space in your nest? Spruce it up! Hang a fun mirror. Paint it a daring color. Buy a beautiful candle and soap dispenser. Before your company shows up, put a few delightful, pleasure-inducing flowers from your garden in a vase. Then go enjoy your happy company!