Interior design is a personal choice. Yet, there are certain principles you can follow to help you add the finishing touches to your décor. Check out the six decorating tips to transform your home.
- Choose the Paint Color Last
Many people think about the color first and their furniture and fixtures afterwards; however, it should be the other way around. There are many color shades, tones, and tints to choose from, and each will work differently with varying light sources. So, what works in one room might not work in another. We therefore recommend selecting paint that complements your upholstery, artwork, and rugs, whilst considering your home’s lighting.
- Position Your Artwork
Artwork not only adds color and intrigue to a space. How you hang the work of art will also impact your home’s décor. Follow in the footsteps of galleries and museums and hang artwork so the center of a piece is between 57 to 60 inches from the floor, as the average human eye level is 57 inches. If you have tall ceilings, you can hang the artwork a little higher, but remember to keep it to a human scale.
- Allow Your Furniture to Breathe
Don’t fill up your home with unnecessary furniture you don’t need, or a room can feel cramped and unwelcoming. So, instead of wasting your money on superfluous pieces, focus on investing in higher quality furniture that will ensure your home exudes style and luxury. For example, Y Living’s Knoll furniture collection offers ultramodern pieces that will capture your guests’ attention, and it will not have to fight for attention to be noticed by your guests.
- Learn How to Arrange Furniture onto a Rug
There are many ways a homeowner can arrange furniture on a rug. Add large furniture directly over a large rug, if it can accommodate all four furniture legs. This will create a more luxurious interior design. However, you must aim to leave between 12 to 18 inches of floor space along the rug’s borders.
If your room is a little on the small side, we recommend keeping all the furniture legs away from the rug. The rug should almost touch the front legs of any seating, which can create an inviting interior that will warm up a space.
- Create the Perfect Backdrop
Your home’s lighting can create a sense of space and style. Get it wrong and your interior design will be forced to pay the price, but get it right and the whole property can come alive. You must therefore select your traditional or modern lighting carefully to ensure you create a beautiful focal point that complements a room’s size, colors, and architectural details.
- Avoid Big Themes
Themes can often equal a lack of individuality, especially if you are a little over-the-top with the interior design. While there is nothing wrong with blending a nautical color scheme with a few coastal accessories or artwork, you should try to avoid decorating a room with a theme in mind, so you can avoid clichés that will make your home appear as if it’s trying a little too hard to be stylish.