Best of ConfettiStyle: Design Guides


One of my missions on the blog is to share design advice and decorating tips to help you decorate your home in style.  A few years ago I started a series called Design Guide which covers a range of topics related to design and decorating.  Today’s Best of ConfettiStyle post highlights many of the design guides I’ve written so far.  I hope these design guides give you the information and confidence you need to make your decor dreams come true. 



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Picking the right paint finish is key to creating a space the looks good and functions well.  This paint finish design guide outlines the different paint finishes and when and where they work best in decor.



DESIGN GUIDES--Styling a Sectional Sofa

The Sectional Sofa Design Guides are two of my most popular posts.  I get emails weekly with questions and photos sharing your sectional sofa design challenges.  Both  design guides outline everything you need to know to create a dynamic decorating plan around your sofa.

DESIGN GUIDES--Sectional Sofa Design Guide Part 2

Decorating with color can be one of the most challenging aspects of decorating your home.  My Color Rules Design Guide share tips and ideas to help you select color combinations like a pro.

DESIGN GUIDES--Design Rules-- Color

I have several design rules I live by, one of which is ‘every room needs a touch of black.  In this design guide you’ll learn why and also get tips on how to introduce black into your decor.

Design Guides--Every Room Needs A Touch of Black

Since neutral color palettes are a hot trend in decor, many people struggle with finding the right white paint colors for their decor.  This design guide give you insight into white paint colors and shares my top color picks.

Design Guides--Favorite White Paint Colors

Pillows are a key decorative accessory in any room.  Mixing and matching them can be challenging but my Creating A Pillow Assortment Design Guide is here to help.

Design Guides--Creating A Pillow Assortment For Your Sofa

High or low, wide or close–what exactly is the best way to hang window treatments?  Rooms come in different shapes and sizes and how you hang your window treatments can make a big impact on the space.  My Window Treatment Design Guide shows you the ideal placement for window treatments in order to enhance the decor of any room.

Design Guides--How to Measure For Window Treatments

Have you ever wondered how far your coffee table should be from the sofa? Or, how much room you need between you dining chairs and the wall behind them?  My Key Measurements You Need to Know When Decorating guide answers these questions and more.

Design Guides--Key Measurements For Decorating


There are many aspects of decorating a home so I’ll continue to create my Design Guides to share decorating tips and techniques.  I’m also working on cataloging all of the design guides in one place here on the blog for easy reference.  If there is a specific design challenge you’d like me to address in a future design guide post, just leave a comment below.

ConfettiStyle, your source for design & decorating inspiration!

Happy decorating!

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