Hotel-inspired decor

Photo: Courtesy of Congress Hall

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Find Your Beach Bungalow, Minus the Maintenance
White furniture has long been a standard trick to brighten a room, but what interior designers often don't tell you is how easily the paint gets scuffed and scratched. That's why Congress Hall tops its desks and nightstands with 1/4-inch sheet of glass, Bashaw says. It keeps the tables looking fresh longer. For that island-getaway feel, she recommends painting your nightstands and headboard a creamy white, which hides dust and scuffmarks a little better than a pure white.