Whether you are a brand new homeowner or you have lived in your current space for years, designing a home is always a fun and exciting process. The design process offers challenging decisions that you have full control over making. This is your chance to let your creativity run wild and set the tone for your space. Now, there is not a rulebook that designers follow to create the perfect space, but there are some general guidelines that you can use to get some amazing results. Here are our top five design tips and tricks for homeowners:
No one likes a crowd. When designing a room, it is easy to get carried away with decor and furniture, but you want to try and make your space feels open rather than over-crowded. Avoid putting too much furniture or decor in your space at least to start off the process. If you feel you need more, you can always add more later.
Center of attention. Every room will need one “wow” factor that will draw attention to it. Whether you choose a beautiful chandelier or an amazing backsplash, try to create a statement piece in every room you design.
Different sizes. Your decor pieces should all vary in sizes. If you choose to do a large mirror over a side table, choose small decor pieces to sit on top of the side table. This will help balance everything.
Rules of rugs. As experts in flooring, we understand the three basic rules of rugs and we are here to share these design rules with you:
Rule 1. All of the furniture legs on the rug.
Rule 2. All of the furniture legs off of the rug.
Rule 3. The front feet of your furniture on the rug.
These are the three ways of designing your rug in a room that will make it flow well. You will ideally
choose which design rule to use by the size of the rug. For large rugs, you will want all of the furniture
legs on the rug. For smaller rugs, you will want to have the back legs off or only the front legs on the
Perfect finish. Choose your paint color last! This tip may be confusing at first, but we will explain. We understand that you are so excited to paint your space, but always choose your room’s paint color at the end of the design process. You can pull colors from pieces in your room and you want to choose a color that ties the whole room together. Trust us, you want to finish the design process off with painting.
We pride ourselves on being flooring experts. Let us help you choose the perfect flooring for your home. We have a wide selection available with a knowledge staff ready to answer all your design questions. Stop in today or give us a call at (888-TileYou (845-3968).