interior designer secrets

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Add Focal Points

Consider where you want to draw the eye. In every room there is some point of inspiration, whether it's a fantastic carpet you found in your travels or a beautiful painting that would be just perfect over the mantel. Make choices that complement your home, and choose focal points wisely. If you love your sofa, add a chic lumbar pillow to draw the eye. If you have a pair of lamps that feel a bit plain, custom lampshades add punch.