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Interior Design 101: Decorating Tips for Beginners

March 27, 2015 5:03 pm

So you didn’t go to school for interior design? No big deal; you can still transform your home into a designer-worthy space using just a few simple tips. These handy tricks will show you how to inject a stylish, inspiring look into any room in your home.

  1. Use symmetry. If you’re unsure of how to arrange the furniture in a room or hang frames on a wall, simply keep the idea of symmetry in mind. Symmetrical rooms are more pleasing to the eye, so try adding two sofas facing one another to help balance your living room.
  2. Consider the scale. Be sure to choose furniture in a size that fits your specific room. Choose large, overstuffed items for more open rooms and compact, apartment-sized furniture in smaller spaces.
  3. Choose a focal point. If the majority of your furniture is fairly plain, invest in one statement piece as an accent. Try a colorful chair, a large, framed painting, or an ornate rug.
  4. Use color to your advantage. Choose the color scheme of a room based on what type of emotion you want the room to convey. For example, use soft, soothing tones to encourage relaxation in a bedroom.
  5. Mix new and vintage pieces. While a room full of thrift store furnishings may look mismatched, using all brand new furniture looks impersonal. Combine the two styles for a designer look.

Top Interior Design Tips for Beginners [Bliss at Home]
Interior Design 101 [Visual.ly]
What are Some Interior Design Tips for Beginners? [Wise Geek]

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Waffle Truck Wednesday

March 20, 2015 12:16 am

Thanks for attending “Waffle Truck Wednesday”!

It was so nice to see everyone yesterday at our “Waffle Truck Wednesday” event. We hope our residents enjoyed the delicious selection of waffles.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event April 4th.

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It’s Waffle Truck Wednesday

March 18, 2015 7:19 pm

Please join us out at the park this evening from 5PM to 7PM for “Waffle Truck Wednesday”. Waffle Amore will be at The Kensington today serving up delicious waffles. Choose a savory bacon and cheddar waffle, a more traditional waffle with blueberries and strawberries, or a decadent ice cream waffle.

We look forward to seeing you later on today!

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