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Candice Olson's Best Design
Tips For Decorating Your Home
Interior designer Candice Olson has made a name for herself on HGTV shows like "Divine Design" and "Candice Tells All," which have given her the chance to show off her unique style. If you’re looking to apply the same design to your home without paying her to do it for you, she has some tips.
Candice Olson's biggest tip is to simply find out what you like, as it can be difficult for many people to be able to express and articulate what their style is. She suggests creating a vision board — a scrapbook or binder of magazine clippings, inspiration photos, fabric scraps, paint chips, and finish samples that you gravitate toward and want to replicate in your home.
Swapping rooms, or simply swapping the functionality and look of certain designated areas of a room, is a design tip that Olson frequently utilizes on "Divine Design." However, she recommends doing this on a smaller scale, like swapping your living room with your dining room, which can still improve the overall layout of your home and give it the refresh you've been longing for.
Reversing the floor plan of a room is another relatively simple change you can make to achieve maximum results. Ultimately, Olson says that simply taking a step back and reimagining and redefining the way you are utilizing space in your home can help you make the most of your precious square footage.