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Expert Advice: 11 Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger

In this small dining space, both the horizontal and the vertical are emphasized by the horizontal color band that divides the space in half. Tip: The large photo above the table acts as a window drawing your eye into the “view” beyond. | Photograph by Nikolas Koenig via Desire to Inspire.

How to Style Your Space Like a Swede

Investment Pieces: When looking for new furniture and decoration, invest in things that you really love and make sure to choose materials that you won’t get tired of after only a few months. Whenever possible, choose well-made furnishings and pieces you fall in love with and that are built to last. Some of the key pieces you should consider spending more on are sofas, artwork, kitchen table, and rugs. These are things you use everyday, so make sure they can withstand daily use and look good…

This studio is the stunning headquarters of Norm Architects, a firm based in Copenhagen. Norm Architects are experts at combining traditional Scandinavian design with a modern palette. It is only fitting that the studio they created for themselves would represent this lovely design philosophy.