Decades of knowledge in 10 quick design tips!
Here are key decorating tips that I use in the process of helping every client make their space perfect. I also teach a seminar based on these tips called “Top 10 Dos of Decorating”. Hope they help!
Know the best order to decorate. Pick out most expensive / most limiting pieces first, generally, pick paint last.
Draw your inspiration from an area rug, a favorite piece of artwork, or a certain fabric that you love. If you don’t use a single element as a starting point, decorating your room can be overwhelming because of too many choices.
FEEL & FUNCTION:
Decide formal or informal – if formal, use more symmetrical styles & accessories (think even #’s); if informal, use an asymmetrical style (think odd #’s. 3, 5, 7). How a room will be used? By children / family – fabrics should be durable; by adults or only on special occasions – fabrics can be more luxurious (silk & velvet, yet more expensive).
KNOW COLOR IMPACT:
Read up on color theories or get someone to help you. Make sure to test colors and fabrics in your home first. 98% more likely to get exactly what you wanted!!
MIX IT UP:
Do mix patterns, mix scale & textures-stripes with floral, small with large, smooth with plush. Learn about the 60-30-10 rule.
Use the principle of repetition within the room, tying a theme or colors together in your accessories and furnishings.
SCALE & PROPORTION:
Make sure you take into account the size of the room relative to the size of objects being added to the room. You don’t want anything to look like a postage stamp.
Interchange accessories from season to season to create a fresh new look you’ll enjoy for years. Reversible items are wonderful – this is the best approach to custom bedding!
Don’t depend solely on overhead lighting; lamps give a room a more intimate feel. Accessories complete the room.
Sometimes less is more (related to furniture and accessories).
Most importantly, GET HELP from a professional to avoid making expensive mistakes and to get your project done in a timely manner. Working with us will ensure the end result is the quality your home deserves and is completed with the best products to bring your style to life!
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