Any interior decorator will tell you that they have their favorite go-to tricks that they always fall back on when deciding how to best decorate a space. Here is a list of some of these tried and true home décor tricks that really do work.
The corner plant
Some designers will tell you to never put a plant in an empty corner because it always ends up looking like an afterthought. And let’s face it, plants do tend to be afterthoughts when decorating. So if you’ve got an unused corner and no plants, go for it. The key to making it look intentional and not like an afterthought is to choose a plant that’s big and leafy enough so it doesn’t just blend in.
Stacks of books
Don’t feel like all your books need to be neatly arranged on a bookshelf somewhere. Use a book or two as a pedestal for a lamp. An oversized book can be a great decorative piece on its own if its placed right. Best of all, you always have a good book within reach.
Though you may have a different theme for each room in your home, it’s a good idea to have some kind of unifying design principle that ties all the rooms together. Color can be a great unifier. Have a color that just really works in a room you’re proud of, why not use it again in other rooms throughout the home?
A mistake many homeowners make is thinking that every photograph or piece or artwork needs to be perfectly centered on the wall or with a piece of furniture. Maybe the art is too small for the wall or it just doesn’t have the right dimensions. If that’s the case, hanging it off-center can create a quirky, asymmetrical look that’s somehow artistic.
If you’re a fan of technology, you may be excited at the prospect of proudly displaying your 70-inch flat screen for all to see. But technology rarely makes for a great centerpiece especially when you consider how fast technology begins to seem dated. It’s better to hide away technology where you can.
Black and white
When it comes to color, style preferences are always changing. But two colors that are never out of style are black and white. If you are struggling to decide on a color scheme for a room, it may be because you’re ruling out black and white as non-colors. A black and white scheme will always be fashionable and classy and will work with just about anything.
Collect over time
Finally, homeowners shouldn’t feel in a rush to completely decorate a space. Sometimes you just have to allow for time to stumble on just the right piece to complete the look. So allow yourself to collect décor items over time and resist the urge to rush out to the store and buy everything you need in a single shopping trip.
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Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.