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

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Home decor: frames in a grid
Thomas J. Story

Strategy No. 13: Dramatic backdrop

A black-and-white palette sets a dramatic and flexible backdrop for family photos and accessories.

Here, a glossy chocolate-brown accent wall sets off the translucent candleholders and simple white candles.

Lean multiple frames of various sizes against a wall for a casual collage effect.

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