Did you think TV shows like 'Changing Rooms' et al. invented the popular interior design advice format?
Think again and refer to the wisdom of Mrs. Talbot Coke (surely a pseudonym? if not, it is too Victorian a name for words!) in the pages of Hearth and Home. Victorian women's magazines are endlessly fascinating ... here is just a snippet of Mrs. Coke's sage advice ...
Addendum ... Mrs. Talbot Coke was the name, as a reader informs me below ... see this link.