Your Life home decor: Choosing the right bedding
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DURHAM — It’s hard to know what works when decorating a room. There are many rules when it comes to home decor and we all slip up now and then.

To avoid making some of the most common decorating faux pas, we have a video series with Endless Ideas. From getting started to choosing drapery and accessorizing, design consultant Ashlyn Beharrell shares her tips for tackling decor basics.

Located in the Grass House in historic downtown Brooklin, this store opened in 2005. Endless Ideas is home to furnishings, accessories, area rugs, lighting and more, and is also proud to be an exclusive Sid Dickens dealer as well as one of the region’s best sources of Lampe Berger. The team at Endless Ideas can help you achieve your dream space — either by shopping in store, or through their comprehensive design service, where they will hand-pick the ideal pieces to suit your home and lifestyle. Ms. Beharrell enjoys helping clients find a look they love.

Forget the bed in the bag. In today’s video, Ms. Beharrell has tips on purchasing a seasonal mix and match of bedding with different geometric patterns and washable solids.

Stay with us as we will have a video for each day of the week.

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YOUR HOME: Decorating tips from the pros
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With summer waning and cooler weather on the horizon, perhaps you’re beginning to run through your mind a list of indoor projects.

If freshening up the inside of your home is on that list, we’ve got advice from two local interior designers – Shannon Connor of Indigo by Shannon Connor Interiors in Princeton, and Deborah Leamann of Deborah Leamann Interior Design in Pennington – on choosing the right pieces, decorating oddly shaped spaces and accessorizing. Here is what they had to share.

If you’re going to splurge on a piece of furniture, what piece should it be and what should you take into account?

Mrs. Connor: Buy good quality upholstered pieces with clean classic lines and proper scale. These pieces will last a lifetime, if treated properly, and when your tastes change, it is easy to reupholster them to completely update the look.

Ms. Leamann: This may not be what you would expect as a response, but if you want to invest, I would say art. Sofas and chairs come and go, but art is an expression of who you are. There is nothing better than creativity in a home. Antiques and antiques rugs are also a great form of expression and investment.

If you need to get good pieces for less, where are the best places to shop?

Mrs. Connor: Vintage stores, flea markets and estate sales.

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