Part two of 100 very useful decorating tips from best interior designers gathered by HouseBeautiful.

  1. While looking at one of my first New York apartments, David Hicks told me diplomatically: “ Dear boy, if you’re going to paint the walls white, you need art” – Peter Dunham
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  2. If you have a painting that looks too small above your sofa, don’t center it. Offset it a few inches to the left. The negative space – called “ma” – becomes part of the image –Richard Mishaan
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  3. The only time white curtain lining should be used is with white curtains – J. Randall Powers
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  4. I have a lot of dogs, so I take the same fabric that’s on the sofa and make a blanket that covers almost its entire length. This way my dogs can lounge on the sofa, andijust take it off when i have guests  – Carolyne Roehm
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  5. Displaying any collection, small or large, calls for ruthless editing. Always ask yourself, “Do I love it, does it enhance my life and canilive without it?” Restraint calms the eye and gives everything a sense of purpose – Amy Lau
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  6. Every room needs a touch of black, just as it needs at least one antique piece – Jan Showers
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  7. A good paint formula for ceilings is the trim color plus 50% white – Allison Caccoma
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  8. Never use a sconce over a mirror in the bathroom – it will cast unflattering shadows across the face. Sconces that flank the mirror will give a more realistic and flattering light – Rob Southern
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  9. Use recessed lighting sparingly. Too many fixtures will turn your ceiling into a Swiss cheese! –Anthony Baratta
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  10. Don’t install carpet wall-to-wall in a narrow hall or on a narrow staircase. Instead, install the carpet as a runner and leave at least 3’’ border on both sides to make the space seem wider –Elissa Cullman
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