London Mews HouseTransitional Living Room, London
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5. Decorate a nonworking fireplace with blue and white jars and vases. That little gap in the wall can be tricky to decorate. Try outfitting your nonworking fireplace with a cluster of blue and white porcelain containers of various sizes. They will add color to the room and are less expected than plants or candles. For a glamorous touch, have a mirror cut to fit the space behind the vases.
6. Boost home security. If you will be traveling over the holidays, use light timers for interior lights and ask a friend or neighbor to take in mail. If it’s going to snow while you are away, hire a service to plow or shovel your walkways. It will give the impression that your house is being lived in and make coming home much more pleasant. Even if you are staying at home, consider adding motion-sensor exterior lights to make it less inviting to potential burglars.7. Check for drafts. Feel a chilly draft when you’re hanging out in the living room? Don’t just reach for a blanket; get out the weather stripping! Taking care of gaps that let in cold air can make a big difference in how well your home holds heat.
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Go wildThis room’s neutral scheme is given a lift with an animal skin-style rug centre stage. The print plus natural fibre rug below is an unexpected pairing that’s glamorous yet sophisticated. A footstool is a softer alternative to a coffee table in this space. A decorative tray ensures there’s no worry about spillage from a jar of fresh flowers if you’re using upholstery instead of a hard surface for display.Tell us…Like the idea of layering rugs? Share your tips in the Comments section.