One of the side effects of my job is that I tend to read peoples rooms. I can and I do assess a room at first glance. There are of course design rules that I follow with every client. But a big part of my job is to ensure that my clients personality will be stamped on the room.
In my experience as long as the following five rules are followed the resulting room will be a well designed and functional room.
Proper scale. You have no idea how many times I'll arrive on site to find and enormous sofa and time coffee table with a postage stamp size rug.
My Tip .. Measure everything before you put it in the room. Then draw it up, I've already given you an easy way to draw up a room. Lastly a birds eye view of the room as daft as it sounds get as high as you can to look down on the room. I often stand on chairs or ladders to check over a room before I finish designing.
Good Lighting. When you control the lighting you control the mood of any room. Well designed lighting can add a sense of luxury to any room. I showed you how to lighting plans earlier in the blog series, you can check the website or my FB page it's on there.
Area Rugs. Rugs are an excellent way to define a space. However if the rug is too small it will in make the room look smaller and more cluttered. Rugs should at least reach your furniture and preferably go under your furniture.
Walls. Put your own stamp on your room with artwork or mirrors. Mirrors will double the size of your room while artwork will add colour and drama to your walls giving your room your unique vibe.
Textures. Mix and match your textures. It doesn't have to be very dramatic but mixing and matching your textures will bring a new dimension to your room.
There ya go for today my lovelies.