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How to Lay Out a Master Bedroom for Serenity

Promote relaxation where you need it most with this pro advice for arranging your master bedroom furniture

by  Vanessa Brunner    Staff Writer, Houzz.com

It might seem simple enough at first — what do you really need in your bedroom besides the bed? But a master bedroom can be as complicated as a living room or family room to plan and lay out, mainly because of precisely that one big feature: the bed. Make the process easier with these suggestions from design pros.

Check out the entire article HERE.

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Bringing Your Home’s Color Scheme Together

From the very cool and useful blog Young House Love:

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Final Pulled-Together Whole House Palette- by Young House Love

Paint can pretty much be chalked up to a learning experience around Casa Petersik. From painting all of our home’s trim with flat paint right after we moved in (baaad idea, use semi-gloss!) to picking a different color of the rainbow for each room (not the way to make a small house flow!) we’ve pretty much made every mistake in the book. And over the last almost-four years our walls have definitely “evolved” as we learned what we liked (and a whole lot of what we didn’t).

We decided to use a handy little floor plan (created thanks to Floorplanner) to demonstrate three “stages” of our home’s ever changing color scheme to show that homes don’t usually “magically come together” overnight. Sometimes it takes some experimentation and a bit of repainting (and repainting again) to get ‘er done. But with every little change that you make you’ll be inching towards the home of your dreams- and just like the right dress can theoretically make you look slimmer and bring out your eyes, the right wall color really can turn any house into a dream home (all for about $30 a room and an afternoon of your time).

Check out the rest of the very helpful article and resources here at Young House Love.

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