Decorating is like the icing to the cake, the final touch that your home needs to be a space that is great to relax, socialize and enjoy spending time in. And decorating is all about the things that you do, the colors, the furniture, the accessories you decorate with, and the materials you choose.
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Your interior decoration isn’t a right or wrong situation, if you like the look then that is what is most important. But sometimes it is good to know what are the wrong decisions, to understand whether you are making the right decision.
What Height Should You Hang Artwork?
This is a common decorating mistake, artwork should be hung at around eye level. This will obviously vary between individuals so you need to use your judgment to decide. If you are struggling to decide, it is better for the piece to be too low than too high.
When Should You Choose Your Paint Colour?
A lot of people would answer that this should be the first thing you choose, interior designers disagree. Paint is available in an abundance of color variations, you can even get your own color mixed. You should choose your most expensive pieces of furniture first. You can then complement your wall to your pieces of furniture rather than the other way round.
Should You Choose Style Or Comfort?
There are lots of exceptional pieces of furniture available to buy, but they aren’t always practical or comfortable to use. Always think about how you are going to use a piece before purchasing, if it’s an everyday chair it needs to be comfortable and durable, if it’s an accent chair used for a statement, it doesn’t need to be as comfortable.
However, you don’t have to compromise on style or comfort, there are a lot of designs available that are both nice to look at and nice to sit in and use. For example, designs like the Eiffel Style Chairs, have been featured in stylish interiors all over the world for their contemporary and versatile aesthetic, but the chairs are still ergonomically designed to be comfortable to use.
What Size Rug Should You Choose?
One big decorating mistake is choosing a rug that is too small, all of the furniture around the rug should be able to sit on it. If the rug is too small to do this, then the front legs of solid pieces of furniture should be on the rug.
How Many Throw Pillows Should You Use?
Magazines and furniture shops always use an abundance of throw pillows to decorate their sofas, armchairs, and beds. This can look great but isn’t overly practical for everyday living. If the throw pillows end up spending more time on the floor than in the spot they are supposed to be you have used too many.
The key is to think practically when choosing throw pillows, how many can you use while sitting or lying comfortably?
Is Lighting Key To Your Interior?
Yes, enough illumination is both practical and visually appealing. Overhead lighting is good to have but doesn’t always offer what you need, using a mix of overhead, ambient and task lighting will give you the perfect mix for any need or occasion. Consider the use of table lamps, floor lamps, and fixed lighting to light up your rooms.