Clever Decorating Ideas for Every Room in Your Home
Architect Heather Wilson shares her clever, budget-friendly secrets for making a home as functional as it is lovely. By Lauren DeCarlo
Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
Whitewash the Hallway
With all the chaos that can spill out of kids’ rooms, a glossy white zone in between is calming and refreshing. Globe lights
echo the paper lanterns downstairs, connecting this stark space to the rest of the house. A solo painting gets the gallery
treatment. Instead of using standard doors, Heather installed several sliding barn doors, which take up no “swing space” when
open. (A contractor can easily install sliding doors, dimensions permitting.) Rustic exposed hardware breaks up the expanse
of wall and adds another subtle layer of character to the house.
Find more ideas on our Pinterest decorating board, at realsimple.com/easydecorating.