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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Thomas J. Story

Strategy No. 4: Use practical items as accents

For most people, the kitchen is the hub around which family and friends revolve. It makes sense that the decor reflects the dwellers' tastes and interests.

Decorative accents give any kitchen a personal touch. These include practical pieces such as rugs and furniture, decorative pots, canisters, and cookbook libraries.

Here, colorful, often-used items are grouped together for a visual display on top of an antique cabinet.


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