Four Design Tips for Every Home Decorator

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We all know that if you want to build something that will last, you need to start with a strong and steady foundation. Your personal home décor is no different. No matter how large the space or how different the style, there are several ways to come up with a nice design plan.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the key things to remember when creating an interior design scheme! Here are some of Miskelly’s top tips:

1. Create a Focal Point
When you walk into your room, what draws the attention of your eye? What will your guests focus on when they come to visit? Fireplaces and large televisions are two of the most common focal points today. But what about a large piece of art, or a grand lighting piece? Whatever you choose, make sure that your furniture is arranged so it complements the focal point. Your guests should not need to turn their heads or sit uncomfortably to focus on this part of the room.

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2. Arrange for Balance
The focal point is important, but it can’t completely dominate the room. Balance – whether by color, shape, or arrangement – is important to a well designed room. The traditional approach is to split similar furniture along a middle axis. Think about a bedroom where the bed is accompanied by bedside tables on either side. The modern trend is to achieve asymmetrical balance. Think of this as balancing by visual impact rather than size or shape. Maybe a tall, thin lamp on one side of the room is complemented by a short wicker hamper on the other. The pieces are different, but they balance by making different statements.

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3. Consider Colors Carefully
Color is great because it gives you a range of options when it comes to interior design. It can instantly alter the look and feel of a living space. There are various approaches you could go with… If you choose to use similar colors (let’s say shades of grey and beige), the effect on the room will be calmer and more neutral. If you want a more dynamic and high energy look, try using contrasting colors.

Tip: Changing major color schemes can be costly, so it’s probably most safe to go with neutral colors for large features, but reserve accessories and accents for bolder colors.

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4. Talk About Texture
Texture, often overlooked, can play a big role in home design. Do you have slick hardwood floors with fluffy accent pillows and shiny glass features? Be careful! This can look like your textures are running amok. Using only one texture can get boring, but using too many can confuse the eye and complicate the mood of the room. Just like colors and shapes, textures have a huge effect. Shaggy textures feel warm and cozy. Slick and sharp textures will feel more clean and open. Think about how you want your room to feel, then decorate accordingly!

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We sure hope that these few tips will make your interior design aspirations really come to life! If you’re interested in updating your home, just drop by any of Miskelly’s convenient locations in the Metro Jackson area. We have plenty of design experts on call to help you make your dreams a reality. Best of all, our wide furniture selection and affordable prices mean that your dreams are easily in reach!

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