Home decorating guide

Freshen up your living spaces with color, smart display, and strategies for maximizing style

14 key decorating strategies

Refresh your look with interior design tips you can use in any room

Home decor: pieces with meaning

Strategy No. 1: Choose pieces with meaning

When Jason and Jill Williams hired a firm to design their home, they clearly stated that the theme was "sparse."

They did not intend to buy things to simply fill the house; they wanted to acquire pieces over time that had meaning, complemented their lifestyle, and reflected their personalities.

While the theme was "sparse," sleek and modern wasn't their design choice. Instead, they mixed furniture styles with rustic, stained, and painted finishes.

Every piece serves a purpose, and each can be used in different ways for years to come.

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