We all love to collect things and we all love the knickknacks in our homes.
There are three aspects of interior design that I would like to talk about today and the first addresses this love of collecting knickknacks.
1. Less is More
We live in a time where it is very easy to accumulate many different things we value. The challenge with an interesting and inviting space is to actually have less. Try to group knickknacks and wall art in arrangements that are interesting to the eye and try your best to create focal points when you enter the room. For example in a bedroom the focal point could be the bed headboard wall. You may want to think about an interesting piece of artwork that coordinates well with the bed cover and bed cushions.
2. Furniture Arrangement
The way Furniture is arranged in a room can be very powerful. Furniture can be either used to divide a room or open the room up completely. For example you may want to think about placing a large couch against the wall to make a room feel more open or if the goal is to divide the and define the room float the couch in the middle of the room. Make sure to use area rugs with hardwood floors to help define the space in great rooms.
Let’s talk about colour. Colour can be neutral or very bold depending on your taste and the look you are going for. Accent walls can create a focal point when you enter a room. Going back to the bedroom example you may consider painting the bed headboard wall a darker bold colour to draw your eye to that particular wall. Light or off-white walls will make a room feel larger and more open. Same when it comes to floor colour. Dark stained hardwood floors will make a room feel smaller than light maple hardwood floors. Be careful with changing the floor finish between spaces in a great room. This can affect the flow of the room. Everytime the floor finish changes for example from tile to hardwood it can divide a space and make it feel smaller.