Creating the right balance in life is important, between work, family/friends and your own free time. The same goes for your home. Each room must have the right balance to ensure it isn’t too cluttered or too busy. Here are some of my top tips:
Establish a Focal Point
Where does the eye naturally land when entering the room? This is the first thing that you should consider when designing and decorating any space. This can be something like a fireplace, or a piece of art, but it doesn’t have to be such an obvious focal point. Just remember, don’t make it anything that is too small, or tucked too far away – the whole point is for it to be the focus of attention in your room.
Select Furniture That Is the Appropriate Scale for Your Room
A tiny—or huge—couch can ruin a room immediately. The same goes for rugs, coffee tables, and just about everything else. My top tip is to not pick furniture because you love it. Think is it practical and will it work? Scale is incredibly important when decorating or designing your home.
Give Your Room at Least One Centre Point
In a bedroom, it’s often the bed itself; in a dining room, the table. But if you have an especially large living room, don’t rely on just one coffee table. Make two groupings of furniture instead to fill out the space evenly.
A living room could be fully furnished but still feel slightly off. What’s often the issue? All pieces are the same low height. Tall items are generally difficult to find but are essential to any successful room. Consider standing lamps or large plants as an easy fix.