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Design: Decorating Secrets

Recently I came across an article by House Beautiful entitled “35 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers” which gave me an idea for a few blogs posts. I thought I’d take my favorite ones and put these design secrets to the test. Is this something that really translates into real life? Tell me what you think.

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Did you know that the “perfect” spacing for your mirror is 7″ above your mantel? Here’s what it would look like if applied this design secret into your decor:

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Or if you happen to be someone who likes to do things “outside the design box”, here’s an idea that goes against the design secret-the mirror directly on top of the mantel. I like doing things a little different-so this would be my choice!

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So FHR Readers, are you a design secret follower? Or an “outside the box” designer?

Picture Source:  housetohomeblog and cococozy
July 3, 2012 - 8:55 pm

Kayla - I read somewhere that the ideal for hanging pictures/art/etc. is the middle of the picture should be 57″ (I think) off the floor. I love stuff like that…tidbits that takes some of the guesswork out of decorating. If I ever again have a mantel I’ll totally remember the 7″ thing.

July 10, 2012 - 3:49 pm

KeighleyFHR - I love this tip! You can see from the pictures that 7″ marks the perfect spot!

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