Sassaman agrees: "In most situations, it's best to hang drapes from the ceilings to the floors—it makes the ceilings seem a lot higher and expands the room." If you go too small—either the curtains are too short or hung too low—they seem like an afterthought, Surmelis explains.
But, in most cases, Surmelis explains, if the light is off-center or your room is too small for the traditional arrangement, you shouldn't try to force it."Do something fun, like placing it against the wall and creating bench seating."7.Beds Are the Main Focus Bed placement should acknowledge the focal point of the room, says Valencich."If your room has French doors, place your bed opposite them." Or use an available corner nook.We investigate anxiety's symptoms and biochemistry to learn how it can become irrational... Stuff You Missed in History Class: Salem's History: So Much More Than Witch Stories Most people immediately think of the 1692 witch trials when they think of Salem, Massachusetts.
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Area Rugs Belong Under Furniture Former HGTV host and celebrity designer Angelo Surmelis says that "you want to expose some flooring, but for the most part, go big—almost as big as the seating area, or whatever area you're working with." An undersize rug will make a small room seem smaller and a large room look disconnected.
Place the rug underneath at least the first set of legs of your bed, couch or chairs to create a cohesive look, he explains.
Dining Room Tables Go Under Overhead Lights Though it depends on the architecture of your home, for dining tables, Surmelis always suggests the classic placement in the center of the room under a light fixture.
If your dining room chandelier is slightly off-center, you can try looping the excess chain it hangs from onto a hook that is positioned so the grouping will work.
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