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From home repairs to interior design basics, the RL team and a couple of guest designers answer your questions sent via social media. You never know—you might find answers to your dilemmas here, too! Check them out below: 

On improving the ambiance of a room

Q: Most of my furniture pieces are brown. What color will make my room bright and airy? 

A: Play with the colors yellow, orange or any warm tones that you prefer. These will give your home an exciting pop of color. 

On buying the right rug

Q: How do I choose the right rug and rug color for each room? 

A: Consider the function of each room. Rug piles vary, and the shaggy ones are commonly used for bedroom spaces. Loop piles are good for home offices, and cut piles work well in living spaces. 

On working with a striking color

Q: How do you brighten up violet-painted walls? 

A: Invest in accessories such as vases, lamps, pillows, etc. since major changes can require more time and money. You may also want to play with a double complementary color scheme of violet and yellow. 

On furniture pieces you need to invest in

Q: What are the things I need to consider for a new house? 

A: Prioritize needs over wants. Survey your family's lifestyle and the furniture you need. For the living area, you would probably need a couch, a coffee table, and side tables. Other basics include a dining table, cookware and high-quality mattress.

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On achieving a clean and clutter-free look

Q: How do you hide wires on the walls? 

A: Having a home theater is great, but the wires can look a little messy. Try using PVC molding (available in most hardware stores) by attaching them to wall corners so they are easier to hide. Paint them over in the same color as your walls. 

This snippet from ("50 Solutions to 50 Home Problems”) originally appeared in the July 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Main photo by ConnectorCountry.com

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