By Bernardine Regine. Interior. Published at Friday, January 19th, 2018 - 23:04:26 PM.
Keep theme, colour schemes and material finishes consistent throughout the home, especially when it comes to lighting. Too many different styles in a sordid array throughout the home can be confusing on the eye and will cause uneasiness. Neutral, lighter tones will open up a space and make it appear larger, statement pops of colour (e.g. through lampshades) will add interest, while darker hues add a touch of luxury and cosiness. Keep it simple and consistent.
Aside from being functional, your furniture plays an important role in supporting your theme. Some pieces may function well but their style or color may stick out like a sore thumb. Try to salvage it with slipcovers, tablecloths or paint. If it's a lost cause, remove it from the room.
Too many smooth, shiny objects or too much nubby, rustic texture becomes tiresome. Use variety to keep the room interesting. Even a pattern can be used as texture. Many prints look dimensional and therefore add depth to a decorating scheme.
Another avenue to consider is using wallpaper, perhaps as an accent wall or to change up all four. And don’t worry; wallpaper has come a long way since the 1970s. Today’s styles consist of a wide variety of designs, from bold, geometric designs and colors to something more simple and subtle. The options are endless.
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