Last updated on February 6th, 2018 at 01:58 pm
We’ve covered “Decorating Don’ts” in a past post. Now Hickory Furniture Mart gives you the designing green light with our list of” Decorating Dos.”
First, always keep and follow a decorating budget. Even professional interior designers set limits. It is easy for beginning at home designers to go overboard buying paint, fabrics, and furniture. Unfortunately, they will quickly learn there just won’t be enough space to accommodate all their ideas. In addition, one idea per room with each idea unified to a central style for the whole house will quickly take it from fabulous to fun house.
Next, acquaint yourself with ways to arrange and display items. For example, smaller pieces of wall décor should be grouped. Alternating large and small objects will add a dynamic energy to the room while horizontal arrangements can be soft and soothing.
Color can be personal but use it wisely and sparingly for maximum effect. For example, your favorite color should never be your main color as it can become overwhelming. Instead, use your favorite color as a concrete foundation on which you can layer other colors of similar tone. Reds, browns, and pinks are all warm colors that play off each other. Furthermore, know how color affects mood. The warm colors we mentioned feel cozy. Other will feel cold and uniform.
Storage solutions are also a big DO as we’ve covered in a past post. You need adequate storage to keep the clutter out of sight and even forming in the first place. Regular maintenance will be required especially if you are the type of person who likes bringing home new things without thinking how it will fit.
Finally, always keep learning new things by watching the experts do it. They will give you the know-how but eventually, it will be up to you to interpret this new experience into your own unique style.
Shopping at Hickory Furniture Mart is another big DO with our green light stable of furniture manufacturers and interior suppliers. Do you keep a clear budget for your decorating projects? Have you been able to stick to it?