Which pink is the right shade for you?

Written by Janice

That shade of pink makes your best friend look stunning, but makes you look garish. The shade of pink that makes you look radiant makes her look all washed out.

That is due to your skin tone. Whether you have warm skin tones or cool skin tones, whether you suit deeper, brilliant colors or pastels. All that makes a difference inrepparttar shade of pink you should wear.

Find out your ideal pink by using a true blue scarve and a light blue scarve, a rich orange scarve and a peach scarve.

Drape each scarve, one at a time over your shoulders and look at yourself inrepparttar 142925 mirror. Which color makes you look your best?

If you look best in orange or peach, you have warm skin tones. That means you look best in peachy pinks and brownish pinks.

Optical Illusions of Interior Decorating: How to Make the Most of Your Living Space

Written by Holly Linington

Where you live often determinesrepparttar size of your living space. Having lived in many different states I know thatrepparttar 142863 size ofrepparttar 142864 average home in California is very different fromrepparttar 142865 size ofrepparttar 142866 average home in Texas or Arizona. But you donít have to feel trapped by your limited or excessive living space. With a few clever decorating tricks you can make a small space appear bigger or you can scale down a large space.

To begin, acquire pieces of furniture that appropriately reflect a roomís proportions. Furniture should either fill in dead space or echorepparttar 142867 shape ofrepparttar 142868 room.


Small spaces donít have to be confining; make them cozy instead. Here are a few decorating tips for small spaces:

1. Chooserepparttar 142869 Right Furniture - If your room is small but frequently needs to accommodate plenty of people, fill it with a few large pieces that offer ample seating. This will giverepparttar 142870 room a well-organized, uncluttered look that is also functional.

2. Use Lighter Hues - Cool colors like blue and green make smaller spaces feel larger.

3. Decorate Monochromatically - Soothing tone-on-tone paint techniques, fabrics, and patterns can open up a room. Creams and whites, icy blues, pale greens and butter yellows are just a few ofrepparttar 142871 colors that will work.

4. Eliminate Obstructions - The farther you can see into and through a space,repparttar 142872 larger and more open it will seem. Arrange furniture to open up areas of floor. Avoid blocking views to windows and doors by using low benches, ottomans and armless chairs.

5. Match Furniture torepparttar 142873 Wall Color - Are your walls a pale golden yellow? If so, consider painting some ofrepparttar 142874 wood furniture to match. Even large chests and armoires will begin to melt intorepparttar 142875 background when finished in a color that's close torepparttar 142876 wall tone. Add tone-on-tone stencil details to doors for added interest.

6. Add More Light - Banish shadows by uncovering windows and adding light fixtures. Consider cove lighting, uplights, rope lights, bookshelf lights, and any other ofrepparttar 142877 myriad of light fixtures available.

Soft upholstery, dramatic lighting andrepparttar 142878 proper use of color can turn a tiny nook into an intimate and wonderful corner.


Bringing a sense of warmth to a large room is as much of a challenge as giving a small roomrepparttar 142879 appearance of spaciousness, but there are ways to bring expansive spaces into friendly proportion. Here are a few decorating tips for large spaces:

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