Get great results without hiring an interior designer by following these basic designer guidelines.
Pick the paint color last. You want the color that best complements your furniture, artwork, rugs and décor inside your home.
Give your furniture some breathing room. Resist overcrowding a room. You don’t need to fill up a space with lots of furniture.
Hang artwork at the right height. Hang all artwork so that the center of each piece is 57 inches to 60 inches from the floor. It needs to relate to human scale, not the structure’s scale.
Know how to arrange furniture on a rug. There are three ways to arrange furniture on a rug. All on if the rug is large enough, all off if you have a small room or front on where just the front feet of furniture are on the rug.
Resist the urge to be too theme-y.
Create a focal point. Choose your star design piece to anchor a room and allow other items to take a secondary role.
Consider sight lines. Your focal point should be free and clear from one room to the next. The best spot for a focal point is directly across from the entrance to the room.
Add layers of lighting. One central lighting fixture does not have a dramatic result. Add lower lighting such as table lamps, kitchen backsplash lighting, and cabinet lighting.
Be bold. Personality is what makes a space great. Make your own statement and have fun.
Make your rooms comfortable and practical.