1. Have a plan.
Measure furnishings, sketch a floor plan, and choose fabrics first. The more organized you are before you start the better your vision will turn out:
2. Have a focal point.
Whether it’s a fireplace, bed, or a window with a view, every room needs an anchor for the eye.
3. Know what the function of the room is.
Whether it’s a TV. room or a study, if the space doesn’t function the way you need it to, it’s wasted space.
Use the principle of repetition when planning shapes, colors, fabrics, and patterns. One chartreuse accent in a room may look like an afterthought but several chartreuse accents tell a story.
5. Surround yourself with things you love.
A home should reflect the personality and lifestyle of those who live there. Family photos or things collected on travels help make a space personal and add interest.
If you don’t love it, it should go. Simple as that.
Maybe it’s one good toss pillow or a really special piece of art. Every room should have at least one luxury item.
8. A heart beat
Every space should have something organic. Whether it’s flowers, plants or just a bowl of fruit. A heartbeat makes it a home.
“We love the endless possibilities of any given space.”
– Oliver Simon Design