Posts Tagged ‘Decoration’

Looking Through an Entryway

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Hardwood and Laminate, Tile

The view in this photo is inviting, but what makes it special is the archway that we get to look through. It serves as a frame for the street and creates a personal sense to what we see.

Our homes have natural vistas also, and it’s a good idea to stop sometimes and take a look at how things look through our doorways and openings. It may give you new approaches to your décor.

When you look through a door or archway, the most noticeable element is the flooring. As you can see from this photo, the rough street pulls your eye through the space to the doorway at the end. In the same way your floor will draw the eye through your rooms.

Many floors such as wood and tile provide natural lines for our eyes to follow into a room. Take a look along those natural lines to make sure they end at a view you want your guests to see.

In most cases our rooms are not long enough to create the vista this photo provides, but it is important to make sure people’s eyes are drawn to the focal point of your choice in the room. If you haven’t planned a focal point, looking through doorways is a good starting point for creating one.

Finally, find a few interesting elements in the room for the eye to rest on and enjoy. In the photo, we have the painted posts at the end of the street and the bicycle leaning against the right wall. Little touches like this make the view interesting, and can make your rooms special.

Common Decorating Mistakes

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

Common decorating mistakes are made time and time again. This post will point out common mistakes so you can avoid making them and rendering the ones already made in your home.

If you don’t love it, Leave it!: Do not use something that you don’t love. Just because something has been inherited or gifted and you feel it needs to be used, doesn’t mean you have to use it. If you don’t love something, donate it to Goodwill.

Define your own personal style: Don’t decorate according to the latest trend. Decorate around your personal style. You will enjoy your décor much longer than you would if you used a trendy style. Decorating around your personal style gives unique character to your interior. If you’re sick of the white tile in the kitchen, replace it with a bright warming color.

Clear the clutter, Go chunky: Small accessories tend to make a space look cluttered and unorganized; not to mention the dust they collect. Simplify your accessories by replacing many small items with a few chunkier pieces. Chunky accessories make a space look clean because few are needed to replace many small items.

Research Color: Avoid making the wrong choice with color. Different colors spark different moods on a subconscious level. People associate color with. Research what colors you are considering for carpet, tile, paint, etc. in order to ensure the right color choice for the appropriate room and it’s use.

The most important advice we can give you is “Done is beautiful”. Incomplete spaces look uninviting and affect the people that live there as well as guests. Try not to get caught up in deciding the perfect look for a particular space. Find a way to complete spaces; they can always be modified down the road.