Periodically, we invite writers from other segments of the home goods industry to contribute guest articles on subjects in their area of expertise. It’s important to gain an understanding of the perspectives of others, because we too frequently look to the same informational resources for insight. Decor Interiors scours industry printed and online periodicals, talks with customers, attends trade shows and interacts with interior designers and manufacturers via social media. However, the same information from a another viewpoint can look very different. It’s this unique view that helps spur new ideas and inspirations.