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Ill~ ** REAL ESTATE AND CLASSIFIEDS - SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2011 PAGE R ! Interior designers have a knack for pulling together furniture and accessories to create rooms with widespread appeal. But not every homeowner has the resources to hire a profes- sionalto help turn their interior from drab to fab. Fortunately, it doesn't always take a pro to transform a home's interior. The key to creating a beautiful room is plan- ning. Designers do it and so should you. Measure board. See how the items work together. If you are unsure of colors, see which shades were used in the inspiring picture and determine if it will coordinate with your home. When designing, identify or create a focal point in the room and build off of that. This may be a large window, fireplace, or even the entertamment center if it's a family room. Place furniture around the focal point and then move extremely helpful. Many stores sell items that mimic the look of higher-pricad items. When copying a design- er room, select pieces tna, ,,_but not necessarily the same brands. Consider snot~- ping at second-hand stores or antique shops for discounted pieces. With a little new fabric or stain, many items can look like new again. Shopping online also may enable sheppers to the dimensions of the room and create a sketch outward: find items more readily and see how they look of the area using graph paper or computer soft- It's also important to keep scale in mind. in staged rooms. ware. Be sure to plot any windows or doors on Large walls or tall ceilings will create plenty When designing, it never hurts to think out- ! side of the box. Items that were intended for drawing so that you will be aware of obsta- of wall space. A small print or wall hanging [ outside may work well inside as well. Hanging i elms. will be lost in such an area. Be sure to choose Homeowners unsure of what they want furnishings and accessories that fit with the USE A MAGAZINE picture as ins piration lanterns or plant stands could be put to use in should browse through magazines or pictures scale of the room. In other words, a huge see- for your room, then select similarly shaped a rustic room. Save some money by making on the Web for inspiration. Search for key tional may overpower a small living room. and scaled furnishings that mimic the look some items yourself. For instance, if you can- phrases that descril e your design style, such When choosing colors, make sure they are for less money, not find a particular throw pillow or drapery as Tuscan, farmhouse, country, colonial, etc. cotiesive. Research the color wheel that artists that fits with your style, go to a fabric store Then read up on the components of these styles that define it. This will help you select items that fit with the style. ~. 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