It Is the use of enlightened common sense. Experience leads us to the conviction that even those who are unskilled in home arrangement have more intrinsic ability in this direction than they realise, and it is the aim of the present writers to aid them in using that which they possess. Bearing in mind the simple and gradually developed suggestions that have been made, if the reader will begin with the practice, we fancy that the intrinsic knowledge of which we have spoken will rally to his aid. In other words, most persons, when they see a thing, have a fairly good eye for balance, distance and scale; their difficulty usually has been that they have not looked and considered; even those who flatter themselves upon their artistic ability often fail to weigh sufficiently and so f all into errour.

Experimentation is the best teacher. Begin as has been suggested, with the principal and obvious pieces, afterwards grouping the others as well as possible. Then, using one's own natural eye for balance and effect, weigh the result. It will probably be seen at once that a certain piece will not do "here" but will do "there," or that it must be moved in one direction or the other. If a happy result is secured with any one group, learn to let it alone; pass on to another until each group is satisfactory, and all the groups pull satisfactorily together.

You will then have accomplished a gratifying result in interior arrangement, with correct balance, scale and line.

It has justly been said that not only must each of the four walls of a room look well, but that each must look well in relation to that next to it - that the diagonal result must also be good. To this may be added that the view from each doorway should be attractive and inviting.