Don't Decorate Your Home Without These 10 Must-Know Rules

The saying goes that you must first know the rules before you can break them. And though we love the irreverence of , there are some guidelines that make the task of decorating a space a little easier and more foolproof. Few know this better than America's leading interior designers, who are well-versed in using  to transform an empty space into an inspiring and unique home. 

We spoke to 10 top interior designers to find out which rules are worth following for a statement interior. Whether you're starting a renovation from scratch or are looking to make a couple of small but high-impact changes to your existing home, these expert-approved tips will guide you to get it right every time. Commit these 10 rules to memory for a flawless home inspired by advice from the best in the business.