An important part of the design of your home is the way you accessorize. The devil is in the details and no home is complete without accessories. When doing your layout for the design of your home, be sure to put money aside for the finishing touches. Incorporating textures, shapes and color into a room will make it come to life. When renovating a home, the finishing touches are often overlooked until the design work has been completed. That’s like having a cupcake without icing, where’s the fun in that? You want your space to feel like home, like your own personal sanctuary. There is no better way to do this than to incorporate your personality into the space you’ve worked so hard to renovate. Prestige Construction and Design is here today to help you accessorize your home like the pros do.
Choosing a Style or Decor Theme for Your Home
One of the worst design mistakes one can make is to mix up too many themes. For instance, if you love a room with a contemporary vibe, you don’t want to add in items that scream boho chic. Before you begin accessorizing your home, pick a theme and follow through. This will give you the most uniformed look and won’t add confusion to the space.
What is a Vignette in Decorating?
In decorating, a vignette is a small grouping of objects that creates a pleasing focal point and “tells a story”. When giving your home some attitude, remember that not all great things come alike. You want different size pieces to be scattered throughout the room. Grouping together too many small pieces on the coffee table, while leaving the side tables bare will only give a cluttered look. You want to stagger larger pieces with smaller pieces and really create a balance throughout the entire space. For instance, you can pair a large vase with a smaller sculpture and plant placed on a table tray on the coffee table. You also don’t want too much artwork on the walls. Consider a large art piece behind the sofa or at another focal point, and a smaller art piece on an adjacent wall.
Interior Design Layering
When you walk into a room, you want it to be visually intriguing. You want the room to have depth and warmth. The room shouldn’t be limited to glass décor and linens. Choosing items that come in different textures and designs will create an aura that makes the room glow. Mix up different size throw pillows for the sofa that are in contrasting, yet intriguing colors and patterns. Add a textured throw blanket to your reading chair, or blanket ladder and add in a patterned ottoman to balance out the solid colors of the sofa and chairs. You want the space to fly and coordinate, but you don’t want everything to match piece for piece.
Odd Numbers in Design; 3, 5, 7 Decorating Rule
When accessorizing, group items together in odd numbers. This will keep the visual interest of the room fun and help to reduce clutter. Don’t group too many items in one area, keep them spread throughout the space. When accessorizing there is a thin line between filling up a room and less is more. The most important aspect of your design process is to keep things flowing. When you walk into the space it should feel clean and inviting, not invoke anxiety because there is too much going on in one area.
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Your home is your sanctuary. It is a representation of who you are and how you live. Keep things fresh and evolving, stay up on the latest trends and don’t forget to declutter from time to time. Donate items that are rarely used or not needed and keep things simple, yet interesting. Check back on our blog often for more design tips and home renovation ideas for Prestige Construction & Design and contact us for all your home remodeling needs!