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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.


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:




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!


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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