It is hard to believe but designers do not have a secret rulebook that they follow when decorating your house. The outcome of the decorating process generally relies on the creativity of the individual carrying out the decorating. However, there are a few guiding principles from United Cabinet Store that even a novice can apply for excellent decorating results.
1. Select the paint color last
Many homeowners pick the paint colors before they move in but this is not ideal. You need to pick a paint color that matches the rug, artwork, and upholstery. Thus, you can only pick the right color if the furniture and everything else is already inside the house.
2. Hang art pieces at the right height
You should hang your artwork 57-60 inches from the floor just like the galleries and museums do. This is because our average eye level is 57 inches. Do not be tempted to hang the artwork higher when the ceilings are high because that height will be beyond the human eye level.
3. Find a focal point
Find an item in the room that will serve as the focal point and anchor the room. All the other items in the room should be assigned secondary roles in order to avoid visual noise. Focal points can include a headboard in the bedroom, or a mantel in the living room. Always choose something that will draw people’s attention as your focal point.
4. Increase the Layers of Lighting
Add layers of lighting in the room to create variation, interest, and intrigue. Highlight the focal point and the secondary focal points to ensure that these two items stand out. A central lighting fixture will not have the same dramatic effect as layers of lighting. United Cabinet Store can also help you add an additional ambient lighting and then lower lighting such as table lamps for an even more dramatic effect.