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Jan 6

Why You Need to Balance Light and Dark Pieces in Your Room

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Balance light and dark pieces in your space to give your room movement and personality

Open any decorating book or magazine, and you’ll probably hear a lot about wanting the eye to move around your space. That movement makes a room interesting, makes you want to take in all the details, walk through the space, and oftentimes, the pieces that give a room movement are also the ones that give it personality. One great way to bring movement to your room is to balance the light and dark pieces. This decorating principal is a must-do which is why we’re discussing it today!

 
Jan 5

Our Winter 2017 Preview: Unleashing Your Inner Decorator

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In our winter 2017 catalog, we want to help you unleash your inner decorator

Once the decorations from the holidays are down and you’ve welcomed a new year, it’s the perfect time to turn a fresh eye to your home. What do you love about it? What would you like to change? Where do you turn for inspiration? To help you answer those questions and more, we chatted with our Senior Vice President, Karen Mooney, about becoming your own decorator, the very best trends we love and her absolute favorites from our Winter Catalog.

 
Dec 29

3 Dreamy, Winter Bedrooms

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3 dreamy winter bedrooms designed to inspire a bedroom refresh in your home

Here at Ballard Designs, we base our decorating philosophy on one principal — having a space that reflects your personality. We spend the majority of our lives at home, so why shouldn’t it feel comfortable, inspiring, functional, and reflective of who you are? Often people neglect the rooms guests never see (like bedrooms), and we get it. But what a shame! We want to inspire you to turn your own master bedroom into a dreamy space that’s meant to make you happy and refreshed to take on the world.

 
Aug 8

How to Style a Console or Buffet

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How to Style a Console

Choosing furniture can be intimidating, but often we think the hardest part of the decorating process is adding the accessories and finishing touches. It can be hard to know when something is just right. What sort of accessories work with my furniture pieces? Is this too much? Not enough? We’re here to break down the details.

 
Nov 17

12 Creative Christmas Decorating Ideas

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Layer an antler wreath over your green wreath

Every year as December rolls around and the weather starts to cool, that Christmas spirit comes alive in all of us, and it’s time to deck the halls, put on our holiday best, and gather with family and friends. Holiday decorating is simply part of the traditions we have during this happy season, and each year, we hope you’ll decorate with joy. With that joy in mind, let’s approach this season’s decor with some fun new ideas that’ll shake up your old holiday routine.

 
Nov 20

12 Christmas Decorating Ideas That Don’t Involve a Tree

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Ideas for decorating the home for Christmas without the tree

For some, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas until the tree is trimmed. For others, decorating with a full-size tree is not an option. And that’s okay. So whether you lack the space, the time or the energy this year for full-scale decorating, there are plenty of equally festive (and easier) ways to add merriment to your rooms without a tree. And if you do have a tree, but you’d love ideas for decorating in other rooms, read on.