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  • Guest User asked:
    I live in a studio apartment that is 500 square feet - what suggestions do you have to separate my bedroom section from my living room section?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      IKEA makes cube shelving that is finished on both sides. We like the idea of this type of shelving for dividers because it will let light through, so while creating a separation it does not create a block that may make the room look small and cluttered.
  • Guest User asked:
    What alternatives are there to ugly metal file cabinets for my home office?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      There are wood and laminate finishes available, but if your the creative type, try painting old metal file cabinets bright colors. One interesting way is to paint the cabinet one color and the drawers a complimentary shade. Check on Pinterest for painted metal file cabinets for ideas.
  • Guest User asked:
    For a home office what kind of book shelves do you recommend?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      Instead of the traditional bookshelf, try cube shelves. That way you can create a mix of books and decorative items which creates a sense of visual interest and movement.
  • Guest User asked:
    Do you have any suggestions for blinds that let in light but maintain privacy?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      Instead of blinds, consider using drapes with sheers. Close the drapes at night for ultimate privacy. When they are open during the day, sheers add privacy but let in the light.
  • Guest User asked:
    How do I create a sense of depth in a small room?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      If your room is small try painting one accent wall a dark color. Dark colors recede and will make the room feel larger. Another option is to use a three dimensional wall mural as an accent wall.
  • Guest User asked:
    My bathroom is 20 years old, except for the vanity. What can I do to make it look more modern?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      A great way to update a bathroom is to get new towel holders. Look for towel holders with a modern look and replace the outdated ones. If the mirror is one of the flat dated styles, try a mirror framing kit to add a modern touch.
  • Guest User asked:
    Afternoon sun shines directly into the living room. Are there any colors that would help make it feel cooler?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      Shades of blue are considered cool colors and will create a sense of coolness in a room.
  • Guest User asked:
    What can I do to give life to a bedroom painted gray with oak flooring and woodwork?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      Yellow looks fantastic with gray and is bright and cheerful. Try painting one wall, as an accent, a light shade of yellow and then use accessories in a brighter shade.
  • Guest User asked:
    What color is restful for a bedroom?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      If you want to create a relaxing environment we recommend shades of blue.
  • Guest User asked:
    I only have one small window. How can I bring more light into the room?
    • DecorSimplified replied:
      We like using mirrors...observe the sunlight pattern in your room throughout the day and then place mirrors where the sun hits the wall. It will bring an amazing amount of light into the room as well as making it feel larger.