5 WAYS TO MAKE A ROOM MORE INTERESTING
- OVERSIZE EVERYTHING:
- Place very large table lamps on small tables.
- Place large chandeliers over coffee tables, kitchen islands, on either side of a double bed and even in the corner of rooms where they can hang without getting in the way.
- Oversized art on walls. This works to great effect even in small rooms.
- Large rugs on the floors. Don't worry if you have to place the rug under other furniture in the room. They will add wonderful color and texture.
- As you plan your oversizing, it's a good idea to keep in mind that it shouldn't make sense...if it does make sense, it's probably mundane and boring.
- ADD PLANTS TO BRING LIFE TO ROOMS:
- Creeping plants (fake or real) are best, place them on shelves, on top of upper kitchen cabinets, on mantelpieces or hang them in corners and watch them soften all those hard edges.
- Use plants as part of a tabletop display, they are very helpful in providing the leveling with other objects (i.e., the need to draw the eye up and down) needed for displays.
- Large plants can fill dull corners in the most magical and economical way.
- ADD A PATTERN:
Pattern is to rooms what herbs and spices are to food!
You can add as much or as little as you like. Pattern goes a long way in creating a sense of style and can go a long way in enhancing a color scheme by combining several colors that are already present in the room's scheme.
If you are worried about creating a look that is too fussy...just reign in the color...neutrals will work.
- ADD CIRCLES:
In general, all rooms are square or rectangular in shape, so we have a lot of right angles. By adding circles, the room will appear to move more fluidly and draw attention to different areas of the room. Circles can be added in the form of:
- Circular side tables.
- Circular coffee table.
- Large round table lamps.
- Round rugs.
- Round sculptures, planters, vases and candles.
Lighting is like fairy dust, so don't be afraid to sprinkle it around the room to add your own magic!
- Have layers of lighting intensity. In natural lighting you will find many variations of light and shadow, aim for the same with your artificial lighting.
- It may sound like a lot, but aim for 8 light sources...you won't regret it.
- Sources can include: fairy lights, candles, salt lamps, baseboard lighting, under counter lighting, table lamps, standard lamps, standard lighters, standard lighters, picture lights, wall lights, lighters, center pendants, ceiling cornice tube lighting, borders and the list goes on.