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12 Home Decorating and Design Tips From Experts

Sharpen your design skills.

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Whether you’re looking to freshen up a single room or make your entire house a showstopper for guests, you may find yourself wondering how to get started. You don’t necessarily need an interior designer to help you achieve the right look or feel for a space, as long as you have a vision and feel confident about your decisions. We’ve asked home renovation, design and decorating experts to weigh in on important details to consider as you prepare for your next home improvement project. Read on for 12 expert-approved tips on decorating your home.

Begin designing where it matters most.

Begin designing where it matters most.

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When decorating your home, it’s often best to go room by room. But which room should you take on first? “Most people start in the room they spend the most time in,” says Gena Kirk, vice

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Greene Exterior Design / Landscape and Pool Experts / Indianapolis

TESTIMONIALS

“Russ was able to come in, listen to what we wanted and helped shepherd us from design to completion of our backyard dream.  My wife Pam and I use our outdoor living space as much as we can throughout the entire year”

 

Brett Bontrager, former CIO of Stanley Security Systems

 

“I have been working with Russ for over 8 years now and he always brings a twist to my business goals and my outlook on construction and technology.  Having hosted my own show on the DIY network with Rescue Renovation I thought I knew everything I needed to know to help my clients. Right ? Wrong !  Thanks for helping my business Russ!”

 

Kayleen McCabe, DIY Channel Host/Television Personality

 

“My wife Jill and I thought that shopping for an inground pool would be a real pain.  We had never done it before and had heard

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2018 Exterior Design Trends from the Experts

Every year brings new trends and must-have styles that we can’t wait to update our homes with. As you plan renovations for the new year, keep the following design trends in mind!

Use of Multiple Exterior Textures

Consumers are loving the look of multiple textures on the home exterior, which will make this an ongoing design trend in 2018. Multiple exterior surfaces give a home a boost of dimension, visual interest and personality. They can be used to create a focal point or emphasize one part of the home’s elevation. If you are adding texture to an existing home, begin by evaluating its exterior color scheme and then choose siding materials (stone, brick, stucco) that have the same undertones of color. Lap siding, vertical siding and cedar shakes also add texture and can be combined in stunning ways.

Low-Maintenance is King

Low-maintenance exteriors have been a selling point for years.

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