With the season comes the fresh inspiration to decorate our surroundings.
Decorators use a lot of tricks that maximize environments and make them feel and look good. Some of these “design ideas” however are not rocket science and there are a few tricks of the trade that really DO make a difference when you are putting together a space. Let’s take a look shall we?
Give your furniture some room.
Don’t overcrowd pieces, give your self walking room. Buy better quality and get less. Your room will actually look BETTER and more sophisticated if you do.
All off: If you have a small room, keeping all legs off the rug is a great cost-effective choice. You don’t want to pick too small a rug, though, or it may look insignificant, like an afterthought. The rug should appear as though it could touch the front legs of each of the seating pieces. This approach is best suited when you’re layering a pattern over a larger solid or textured rug.Elizabeth Reich
Pick the paint color last.
There are thousands of paint colors with various tints, tones and shades. And each one looks different from home to home, because light sources vary, meaning what looks good in your current home might not in your new one. You want the color that best complements your upholstery, artwork, rug and whatever else. You can pick that color only if your stuff is actually inside your home…so make it LAST on your list!
Edit Knick-Knacks. Don’t hang on to a piece that just doesn’t fit. I don’t care if your great-aunt Sally gave it to you. If it’s not working for you, then find a new home for it (maybe in a different room).
Icon Coco Chanel once said about accessorizing: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” In design, know when to stop.
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