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How Can I Make a Small Room Look Big

Question: Dear Luise: My bathroom is small, (4 by10). Should I put bead board halfway or three quarters up the wall to give the appearance of being a larger room? C. Answer: Dear C. That will make it look smaller. You don’t want to call attention to the walls; you want them to seem farther […]

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What’s “Normal” Storage

Question: Dear Luise: My husband and I are having a lot of trouble regarding what comprises “normal” storage. It’s not the age-old battle between a “keeper” and a “thrower.” We are both “keepers” and want to get a handle on it. Every drawer, cabinet, and closet is full and so are the basement and garage. […]

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Decorating Small Spaces

Question: Dear Luise: I am wondering about decorating small spaces. I’ve been following your decorating advice with interest because I want to redo my bathroom. It’s so tiny you can hardly turn around in there. I don’t see why it has to be so blah-looking but I have no idea how to cure its ills. […]

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Bedroom Interior Design

Question: Hi Luise: I would like some help with Bedroom Interior Design. I love the variety of subjects on your site and the common sense advice. We are going to build our own home and I want our bedroom to be really nice. I’m not interested in a huge area or costly features just for […]

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I’m Interested in Cottage Decorating

Question: Dear Luise: I’m interested in cottage decorating because we just got a little lakefront place in the woods for weekends. It’s not new, or large and it’s unfurnished. Most interior home decorating ideas that I see in magazines are too costly and look too formal for our tastes and budget. We have two young […]

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