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Remember— even open concept spaces can look cluttered

A newly married former-bachelor and his new wife are struggling to decorate their flat, which is a broad mix of various decorating styles. To help, host of Arrange My Space, Barbara Brock, suggests starting the remodel project by focusing on one piece. Whether it’s the rug, the bookcase or the coffee table, start with one piece and build the room decor from there. Also, in smaller spaces remember that one vertical object in a room is often enough.

Here’s Brock’s tips for transforming an open living room/dining room space from cluttered and confused to sassy and stylish.

Romana King

Romana King is an award-winning personal finance columnist and real estate expert. She specializes in creating editorial content that uses data to help home buyers, sellers and investors make smarter real estate decisions.