To know how to decorate is a great skill to have. For some people it comes naturally whereas others train themselves for years. But something that is just as important when it comes to decorating is knowing what not to do. Styling is much more than laying out pretty objects in a row. Here are few things to look for the next time you take a stock of your decor.
Not giving your space room to breathe – Vacant space is crucial if you want your space to feel calm and composed. We love decor, but never air for an explosion of accessories. If you avoid using too much of any element then you’ll end up with truly well-designed room filled with the perfect balance of decorative objects.
Incorporating geometric patterns in your interior decor – With geometric patterns either stick to one category of shape and repeat throughout the room or pick any three and spread them all over the place. It is helpful to have more than one example of shapes as it will help you in blending and for at least one to be circular so that its softened edges can suit more to a traditional interior.
Don’t hang artwork too high – Rule of thumb is to hang art so that its mid point is 57 to 60 inches from the floor. In rooms where ceilings are higher than eight feet then artwork can be hung little higher than 60 inches off the floor.
Never choose short curtains or drapes – Curtains should always be at least double the width of the windows, even if they will be drawn all the time. It is important that they should be long enough to achieve the rich and elegant look.
Don’t rely totally on the overhead lighting – The right lighting can lift your spirits and make you more relaxed and productive. Every room should have a mix of lighting which include task, table lamps, overhead, ambient, floor lamps etc.