Style is subjective but that doesn’t mean that the rules of interior design can be thrown out the window. It’s all about balancing out proportions, finding a happy medium for a particular room, and most of all – having fun designing your unique little space. As a general guide, stick to our rules below which will help to create the best room possible.
DO: Incorporate lots of light
Position couches, tables and shelves around the natural light of the room. If your house is lacking some natural light, extra lamps are always a great idea for any room. Position them in the corner or next to the couch for easy access to an outlet.
DON’T: Buy small throw pillows
They might seem cute at first, but these pillows actually serve little to no purpose in the long-term. Invest in comfy pillows that will you will actually use! A throw blanket is always a great piece to have lying on the side of the couch.
DO: Think about your walls
White is always a safe choice, but if you want to step out of the box, try something a little off tangent such as grey. It’s not as risky as a darker colour and will still match the rest of the room and its furniture. Otherwise, a feature wall is always another good option.
DON’T: Isolate rooms
Instead of blocking off each room (for example the living room and the dining room) make sure they flow. This can be achieved with lamps, rugs and buffet tables.
DO: Invest in curtains and shutters
Especially during the colder months of the year when the sun is basically non-existent. Layer your curtains to give the room the option of letting a bit of sun in.
DON’T: Match everything
Long are the days when everything needs to match (sofas, tables, dining room chairs). This look can feel a little retro and outdated. Instead of throwing everything out and starting from scratch, keep a few of your favourite pieces and mix them with new ones from the store.
DO: Go thrift shopping
It’s true – older pieces are usually made from better materials and workmanship. Regularly pop into thrift stores which will give you a great offering of unique pieces that are made to last the distance.
What are some of your do’s and don’ts?
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