10 home decor rules to live by

Fill your rooms with imagination, but use these guidelines to keep their decorative elements in perfect harmony.

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Mix and match your furniture. Go crazy with color. Accessorize to your heart’s content. When it comes to decorating your home, anything goes … almost. As it turns out, there are a few rules of thumb that will prevent your beloved abode from seeming overcrowded, under-planned, and just plain weird-looking.

We spoke to interior designers Sarah Kidder of Ottawa-based Sarah Kidder Design and Amy Wolff of Amy Wolff Interiors in Scottsdale, Arizona, to get the inside scoop on some tried-and-true guidelines of home décor. Read on, and we guarantee your house will look better for it.

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