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Tip #5: Never push all your furniture against the walls
In the living room, Nate says shoving all your furniture against the walls does not make the room look larger. In fact, Nate says it makes the furniture look like it's "under arrest!"

Nate says it's easy for people get stuck when it comes to furniture arrangement. Another decorating crime is to automatically place two end tables on either side of the sofa—which Nate calls "circling the wagons."

To give the room a more cozy feel, Nate brings the couch and chairs toward the center of the living room. "I learned how easy it is to switch things," Zigi says.

The best part about this fix? It's free!
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Published on January 01, 2006

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