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 tossing the  out the window, 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 , who are well-versed in using decorating tricks 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  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.