If most of us were to look around our daily living area, we’d find the traditional couch + coffee table = living room scenario. And while this does serve its purpose in functionality. It’s hardly an inspiring space to be in.
During the coming months I wish to take you on a journey of your interior space so that functional room can be come a room with the ’ wow’ factor.
When it comes to decorating our homes, we often fall into the trap of playing it safe, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
It’s time to rebel against traditional attitudes to home design, by injecting character into your abode.
How can we achieve the WOW factor. Here are a few things to consider.
If ceilings are high you can afford to be generous in size with a light fitting, even if the space is smaller sometimes a large hanging light fitting (the right style) will play tricks with proportions and the space may look bigger!
Also hang it low to create mood, especially over a coffee table or dining room table or chair.
Artwork is often too small for the wall it is on, it is best to do a cluster of paintings or have a ‘theme’ going in one dedicated area. Nothing looks worst than a tinny painting on a big wall.
If the wall is vertical and high hang artwork vertically to take your ‘eye’ up, if the wall is wide and landscape shape with a lower ceiling go for smaller artwork across the space but it must be proportional
Stay tuned for our next article tackling color and furniture placement.