Ideas Wanted for Decorating from Scratch with Nothing But Beige Walls

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Q: My husband and I just purchased our first home. We're very excited, but we have never decorated a house, either together or separately! All of our furniture is handed down and not particularly lovable, and we are ready to have our own (much larger) space with our own stuff. 

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We've been saving our pennies since we got married, so we have a comfortable budget, but no idea where to start. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to begin decorating when you have literally nothing but beige walls? The furniture in the photos isn't ours; it's what was there when we toured the first time.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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