No matter what type of room designs you choose, there are tools of the design trade which are used to create a finished and sharp look to each room. Learn about these tools below, and you will soon be on your way towards creating new designs that you will love for years to come.
Maximize the Room’s Space: Incorporate space saving features into the room which will help you to achieve a clean and uncluttered look. Look for furniture such as coffee table, end table, beds and even sofa or chairs which include hidden cabinets in their design; install a few shelves as well if you have decorative items you want to display in the room.
Let the Space Flow: Create furniture arrangements in a circular pattern which invite traffic to flow in and around the room. Stay away from any type of obstacle arrangements which can stop traffic. Positioning your furniture in an inviting manner will also create wide open spaces in your room which can make a room look larger and more welcoming.
Use Contrasts: Contrasting features in room designs are pleasing to the eyes, add dimensions to the room and break up similar color patterns. Add a picture with a brighter color, throw pillows that have contrasting tones or spice up a room with bright green plants. You can also create contrast with shapes or patterns - for example, using a plain square window treatment in a room with a circular couch or picking a round fabric light cover in a room with square furnishings. Whatever types of contrasts you choose to use, just use them sparingly. Decorative contrasts are a lot like spicy peppers used in a main dish - a little goes a long way.
Create Effects with Color Tones: In addition to contrasts, using color tones properly will give a room added depth. As a rule, lighter shades of color should be used on the walls and floors; these lighter tones will make up the majority of the color in the room. Use matching medium color shades for furnishings or large decorative pieces in the room, and then ‘pepper’ the room with just a few smaller pieces which are darker in color.
Room designs which use varied color tones should break up these tones in the arrangement of the room as well; for example, arrange a darker piece in a light area of the room, and use lightly colored pieces to brighten corners of the room which are dark.