Same space, new look. Updating your living space is one of the best ways to spice up your home. Decorating can be a challenge for most people. However, using the right design elements, furniture or colors can make your décor more likeable than missing.
Here are some basic tips to use when you need to give your home or any room a new look.
A space needs flow, whether it’s based on Feng Shui rules, your personal taste, or your interior designer. Flow makes rooms work together in terms of aesthetics and usage. There are many bases for spatial flow, but they are governed by several fundamentals: Balance, harmony and unity, rhythm, emphasis, and proportion and scale.
A space doesn’t have to be perfectly symmetrical to achieve balance. Balance is achieved by an even distribution of size and color throughout the room.
Make sure the furniture, upholstery and all the other components of the room complement each other. Each object must have its own place and function in order to create harmony and unity.
Take advantage of the gradual repetition or development of colors so that the space has a working rhythm. Also, rhythm is achieved not only by similarities, but also by uniting opposites.
Emphasize your focal point. The focal point can be a single large piece of furniture as a centerpiece or a group of large and small objects. Establishing a focal point is important because it highlights the best parts of the space and provides direction when adding other complementary elements.
Proportion and scale are not only important for room functionality, they also help avoid clutter.
When updating a room, make sure it doesn’t just “look pretty”. Create an inviting space. Take advantage of settings that make the environment more comfortable and easier to move around.
Update your space with the latest trends
The best way to update your space is by adding trendy items, colors and patterns. One trend that is developing this year is incorporating antique furniture into modern rooms. This touch adds sophistication and elegance to your contemporary space. Antiques on Old Plank Road carries a collection of elegant furniture that can add rich elegance to your room.
This year, interior decorators spruced up the pieces to provide eye-catching patterns, popping colors, and vintage accents. Enter a trend to update items you already own. For example, add an eclectic throw pillow to your classic couch or add an antique brass frame to your nightstand.
Take advantage of color schemes
Color can affect emotions. Take advantage of color to set the mood of the room. Using different colors is known to produce positive effects such as reducing stress or stimulating creativity.
Choose a color that matches the purpose of the space. Choose cool, relaxing colors for your living room and warm, comfortable colors for your dining room.
Take an adventurous step this year and spice up your living space. Take advantage of these guiding principles and you’ll be one step closer to putting your perfect space together.