Below are some of my favorite tips to create an amazingly smart, stylish space. Enjoy!
Tip #1: Every room needs a little black – it helps to ground the space.
Tip #2: When choosing a colorful paint color for your walls, go with the muddier version. Trust me on this. 🙂
Tip #3: Always pick the paint color for your space last. First, select fabric, then upholstery, then rugs, & then art work. Then select the pain color to coordinate with those selections.
Tip #4: Edit and group your collectables. It is more pleasing to the eye and keeps your space from looking cluttered.
Tip #5: Vary your lighting. You need overhead task lighting, sconces, and lamps to create a beautifully lit room. Light creates the ambience of your space, so make room in your budget for various types of lighting.
Tip #6: Install dimmers everywhere. Lighting, again, is everything! – Go bright to “lighten” the mood, or dim the lights to set the tone for a relaxing evening.
Tip #7: Vary size and scale to mix and match patterns.
Tip #8: Over scaled lighting looks better than under scaled – when in doubt, bigger is better!
Tip #9: Scale art work to the wall. The center should be hung at 68 inches high. A small piece of art on a large wall looks out of place, so make sure the size of the piece is in scale with the size of the wall.
Tip #10: Rugs should be sized appropriately and not too small. The front feet of the sofa and chairs should be on the rug. In a dining room, when chairs are pulled away from the table, they should still be sitting on the rug.
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