The Property Brothers' Top Decorating Tips

Easy decorating tips from HGTV hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott.

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Dynamic Duo

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HGTV hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott like a challenge, especially when it involves turning a fixer-upper into a gorgeous family home. Add strict budget constraints to the equation, and you have the premise behind their hit show Property Brothers. While these identical twins work best as a pair, their latest venture has been all about sibling rivalry, as they just faced off in a new renovation showdown series, Brother vs. Brother. In between filming, the Scotts reached into their decorating bag of tricks and offered these gems.


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Bevels And Bling

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A mirrored side table reflects light and brings a little bling to a rustic space.


Faceted Mirror Side Table, $199, westelm.com


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Divide And Display

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See-through shelving is functional abstract art—perfect for storing knickknacks or dividing a room.


Expedit Shelving Unit, $90, ikea.com for stores


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Statement Art

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We're big fans of geometric print fabrics. They're fun for accent pillows, or just frame three swatches for instant artwork.


HGTV Home Jigsaw Fabric, $35 per yard, joann.com


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Easy Being Green

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For bedroom walls, try a cool greenish gray—it's refreshing yet calming.


HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Softened Green (SW6177)


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Legs To Stand On

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Think outside the box when it comes to coffee tables. Try a trunk or mount an old door on a pair of table legs.


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Bold Blossoms

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Instead of sticking flowers in a vase, wrap long leaves around the inside perimeter of a shallow glass container, then place a few blooms inside.


Originally published in the September 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.