When it comes to home decor, many of us have been making the same promises, year after year: “This year is the year I do something with that empty wall!” Or, “I swear this room will not be completely beige much longer.” Yet, it can be hard to know where to begin and, consequently, the walls stay unadorned and the rooms stay beige. But our design team wants you to know that a room refresh doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’re here to help you kick off 2019 beautifully with tips and tricks to keeping the most common 4 Interior Design Resolutions, so you can go from faux pas to très bon in no time! So repeat after us:
I will fill that blank wall with an organized, styled wall art gallery.
To create a personal gallery that’s museum-worthy, simply choose a common thread among your pieces – subject matter, color palette, or medium. That way, both a symmetrical arrangement or a more organic placement works, because the commonalities in the pieces will cast them as a collection. Voila!
I will remember that good design includes the floors.
So many of us “ignore the floor” and, in return, miss a great design opportunity. Adding a rug to a room infuses the space with eye-catching details and makes it instantly more intimate. For areas of relaxation and comfort, try a soft, plush material like wool or cotton. For high-traffic spaces, a sturdy weave of seagrass or jute works well.
I will use a variety of color in each space.
When pieces in a room become too “matchy matchy”, the eye can get bored. Punch things up with pops of color! The accents you add will be visually interesting, and your existing color palette will come alive again thanks to the contrast. Pair neutrals with bright colors, and dark shades with light hues.
I will mix materials and patterns.
Just like in fashion, a variety of materials and patterns provides multiple textures and design details, which keep things fresh and interesting. Explore different materials. Don’t be afraid to mix wood, metal, rattan, marble, and more. And then try your hand at combining patterns, from busy abstracts to simplistic stripes. We love to use at least three different patterns and vary the sizes to keep things balanced.