Walls & Ceilings
How (and where) to End Backsplash on an Open Wall
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When remodeling a kitchen, you will need to decide at that point you want your backsplash to stop, both vertically and horizontally. Oftentimes you will find that there is a clear natural stopping point where you can finish backsplash tiles, but in some cases, such as on open walls, making this decision can be much tricker. Here we will look at some of the recommendations for where a backsplash should, and should not, go in a kitchen or bathroom.

Hardibacker Vs. Wonderboard
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Hardibacker and Wonderboard are both types of backer board, also known as cement board, which form the water-resistant surface underneath tile in building projects. Both of these brands have some great advantages, though each one is better suited to a certain type of project. Here we will look at the differences between these two types of backer board and detail the pros and cons of each one.

Brickmold Vs. No Brickmold
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When installing a new door, you may consider whether you need or, in fact, want to have brickmold fitted around it or whether you should leave the door frame as it is. There are various advantages and disadvantages that come with brickmold that we will investigate here to help you make a decision.

Staircase Wall Color Combination Ideas
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The decor style used on a staircase is an important, yet often overlooked, part of designing your home’s interior. The staircase in some properties is on view as soon as somebody steps into the foyer or entrance hallway, and therefore will be one of the first impressions visitors get of the house. The staircase links the upstairs to the downstairs, so it’s a good way to introduce people to the type of style they can expect in the upper rooms of your home, working as a sort of transition space between the two. Here we look at staircase wall color combination ideas for a stylish stairway.

What Color Carpet Goes with Blue Walls?
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If you have a room with painted or wallpapered blue walls and would like to benefit from the cozy feel of carpet underneath your feet, then you’ll need to think about the colors of carpet which will compliment your blue walls.

What Color Carpet Goes with Green Walls?
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Green is a very on-trend color in interior design right now, and it can be used in so many ways and in various styles. Soft sage greens can be used in casual or contemporary decor, while deep emerald greens are great for achieving a more luxurious style.

What Color Blinds for Gray Walls?
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If you have gray walls, then you’ll be interested to know which colors work best for your window dressing. While curtains should typically stand out against your walls, blinds create a less obvious design choice. Here we will reveal tips for creating a stylish interior using blinds and gray walls.

14 Hardwood Floor and Wall Color Combinations for a Cohesive Design
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Hardwood flooring is a popular choice for a modern or traditional home thanks to the warmth it brings to bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. Hardwood flooring is a healthier alternative to tiles as it doesn’t trap dust or dirt. There is no denying the aesthetic beauty, durability and functionality of hardwood flooring. If you’ve opted for this type of flooring, it means you’ve preferred comfort and sustainability over tiles or marble.

What Color Ceiling Goes with Gray Walls?
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Traditionally ceilings have been painted white, and so when decorating our homes, most of us naturally paint our ceilings white without realizing that actually there are other alternatives. Here we look at some of the best ceiling color options to go with gray walls.

What Color Goes with Brown Paneling: 10 Chic Options
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Wall paneling is often perceived as an outdated concept for interior design mainly because of the traditional look of wood planks. However, the latest trend is to create wall paneling from laminate or fiberglass, which are a maintenance-free and modern alternative to wood. Since the color brown is an inviting and cozy color, it opens up many design possibilities when pairing brown paneling with other colors in the room.

Wall Color for Small Bedroom
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Decorating a small bedroom is a task that can be intimidating because the worry is that your color choice will make the room feel smaller or create the effect that the walls are closing in on you. It was once a commonly held belief that small rooms must be painted in pale colors to avoid this situation, and many people still subscribe to this point of view.

Should Carpet and Wall Color Match?
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Designing the interior and decorating your home can be a fun and creative experience. Essentially you can choose whichever colors you like in your own property, but for a result that can be widely appreciated, you should follow some basic interior design principles which exist to make decorating easier for DIYers.