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Common Furniture Arranging Mistakes

Decorating a home isn’t just about making it look good. Every space is unique, as is every household, and it’s important to take those things into consideration when arranging furniture. It’s not always easy to know where to place your furniture; some rooms may be oddly shaped or the wall color makes a room look bigger than it actually is. While there is no set way to decorate a room, here are some common furniture arranging mistakes people make. Not
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Preparing for a Home Renovation | WPL Interior Design

How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home

Knowing how to choose the right paint color for your home can be a daunting task. When you get paint samples from the home improvement or paint store, they do not look the same on the swatch as they do on your wall. It’s always best to take the time to test out different shades and hues of the colors you like before making a final decision. Why Are You Painting? There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right
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Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Spaces | WPL Interior Design

Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Spaces

We’ve talked about how downsizing and small space living continue to trend across all demographics. But living in a home with a smaller footprint does not mean our clients are any less festive! Even if you don’t have the space for a full-sized Christmas tree, here are ways to still bring Christmas cheer into your home. Read on for more alternative Christmas tree ideas. Alternative Christmas Trees  You’ve downsized on your home, so why not your tree, too? If live
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Dressing Up Your Fireplace Mantel | WPL Interior Design

Dressing Up Your Fireplace Mantel

The cold weather has us prepping to get cozy, from drinking hot toddies to preparing the holiday decor above your fireplace mantel! The mantel presents itself as a great opportunity for decorating all year round. In the winter, however, it’s essential to follow fireplace safety, especially if you have a working fireplace! Do not hang or place any decorations too close to a burning fire and never leave a fire unattended. Also, keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of
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Trendy and Effective Small Space Solutions | WPL Interior Design

Trendy and Effective Small Space Solutions

There are a variety of reasons as to why homeowners are opting for smaller homes. A percentage of Gen Xers are choosing to downsize into smaller homes while Millenials are choosing to buy one- and two-bedroom homes or condos as their first homes; some of this is due to cost, but it’s also a result of homeowners wanting to live closer to cities that have less space for real estate. Across all demographics, small space living is becoming more common. But owning a
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Creating Your Own Custom Walk-In Closet | WPL Interior Design

Creating Your Own Custom Walk-In Closet

When most homeowners think of their closet, they think of a space for clothing storage. But the walk-in closet is so much more than that. Look at your walk-in closet as a whole other room, not just storage space. That means your closet is another opportunity to show off your style and personalize it just the way you want.  Assess Your Belongings  The first step to truly customizing your closet space is by taking inventory of what you already have; not everyone’s
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How to Improve Your Closet Design

How to Improve Your Closet Design

When was the last time you re-organized your closet? While many people often fantasize about remodeling their kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, the closet is often an area overlooked. However, there are many ways to elevate your closet space. Whether you’re working with a walk-in closet or reach-in closet, here are a few ways to boost closet design with any budget.  Mirrored Doors  Installing mirrored doors to your closet not only saves a little extra room from having to buy a
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Finding Inspiration for Your Closet | WPL Interior Design

Design Inspiration for Your Closet

There is design inspiration all around us, from nature to traveling to your favorite store brand. Whenever we go over projects with our clients, it helps to see what their vision is. Here are some great closet design ideas that can help influence your next remodeling project. Store Fronts Designer brands put a lot of time and thought into their storefronts so that customers feel welcome. In the same way, your closet should feel welcoming and highlight your favorite clothing
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Styling a Room for Guests | WPL Interior Design

Styling a Room for Guests

When many people think of interior design, one of the first things they think of is decorating a space. And while decorating is fun, there is a lot more to sprucing up a space than just making it look good! As designers, we think about our clients’ lifestyles, the purpose of what a room is, and how we can make the room function to the best of its ability. For most homeowners, decorating and personalizing a home is easy when
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Universal Design: Designing for All

Last week, we talked about aging in place. That is, the trend of older homeowners who desire or plan to live in their homes independently. To do so, many homeowners and families decide to remodel their homes to create a safer and more convenient environment. But what does that actually entail?  And that brings us to universal design. Universal design encompasses design principles that make buildings and environments accessible for everyone. Seniors are not the only ones who benefit from this type of
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4 Things Interior Designers Wish You Knew

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think interior design? Maybe you think of a beautifully decorated room or a drastic transformation on your favorite home renovation show. And while the age of the internet means everyone becoming an expert about everything, there are many great reasons why you should hire an interior designer for your next home project. Here’s What Interior Designers Want You to Know Interior Designers Are Different from Interior Decorators Did you
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How To Budget For An Interior Designer

It’s always exciting to envision the transformation of a space in your home, even before hiring an interior designer. But when it comes to bringing your dream home to life, there is another crucial aspect to consider: your budget. While there are a variety of ways to work alongside an interior designer, one of the first questions a designer always ask is, “What is your budget?” Today, we’ll explain the cost to hire interior designer, from setting your budget for
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3 Ways to Work with an Interior Designer

What makes a house a home? This is a question many homeowners may ask themselves when changing an existing space or with new construction. Partnering with a residential interior designer is a great way to enhance the quality and depth of these projects. Interior design is all about starting with and fulfilling the client’s vision. At WPL Interior Design, we enter into your space ready to listen so we can help you bring your ideas to life. Read on to
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Interior Design Tips for the Minimalist

There are a lot of different ways to think about minimalism. For most people, it’s about minimizing belongings and simplifying one’s lifestyle. When it comes to design, less can definitely be more, but many have difficulty when it comes to coupling minimalism and design. Often, houses look less like homes and more like empty boxes. If you are on the path to minimalism, here are some minimalist interior design tips to both light and liven up your home. The Magic
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New Year, New Home: How to Refresh Your Interior

Happy 2019! It’s finally the new year and the last of the holiday decor has been put away. But now that all the cheery ornaments are gone, what next? Here are some interior design tips on how to bring a little extra life in your home after the holiday festivities are over. Out With the Old “Does it spark joy?” You may have already binge-watched all eight episodes of the Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Cleaning and decluttering
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