Designers and decorators have certain methods and tricks to make an interior look complete. Read on to find out what how to make your interior look like a designer came in and styled your space.
Start at the bottom. The floor of a room is the foundation for any design. Updating the floor in a room can be the first step in a magical transformation. The type of floor in your space will flavor any subsequent décor, so choose wisely. Hardwood floors lend a classic or formal structure to your room, while carpet creates a soft, comforting atmosphere.
Lighting is important. Multiple light sources in a room are a must. It is important to have a ceiling fixture. Lighting that is wired in should be on a dimmer if possible. This allows for appropriate lighting control during day or night. Accent lighting is also important. Table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces and under cabinet lighting are all considered accent lighting.
Authentic artwork adds character to a room. Not all art needs to be original, but adding an original can help make the space unique. Sculptural pieces are also a way to add character to any space.
Accent with some black. All rooms need a little black. This color is a way to outline or highlight furnishings. Black can create a contrast between any other color. An easy way to add black is by selecting black frames for art. You can also incorporate a black by adding floating black shelves, or a black bookshelf.
Draperies really polish off an interior. They add the finishing touches all rooms with windows need. Window treatments are important. An undressed window looks naked and unfinished. Floor to ceiling draperies adds a designer look. Make sure that the main living space in your home has window treatments.
Every room should have something unique in it. That can be an antique or a flea market find. This could also be a unique planter, housing a dominant plant in the room. One of a kind or unexpected items gives a space a sense of identity.
A coat of paint can do wonders for a room. There is something special about painting a room. Builder’s white is so generic. Painting a room gives the space a sense of identity and can really help tie in the color scheme. The wall color can be subtle or bold; it will make a world of difference if it has a coat of paint selected just for your space.
Do as many things in this read as you can. If possible try and accomplish them all. Your room will thank you for it!