Designing Your Home

August 17, 2010

You’ve bouught the beautiful home ofyour dreams and you have excellent taste, so you don’t want to hire a designer, you  want to do it yourself. Where do you start?

Find a rare or one of a kind piece of art, or a piece of furniture as each room’s focal point. Good items to choose are an original painting, perhaps an antique piece of furniture that’s dramatic and will draw visitor’s eye t it. That one peiece will command the attention of the room, no matter what else is in it.

Highlight interior contents with neutral rich wall colors so that art and accessories aren’t overwhelmed by bright colors. Designate one wall to be an accent wall, a brighter color than the rest. Don’t use white unless you’re looking for that high contrast of black and white, staying instead with warm, muted browns or tans.

Find a key color for the room, the one that everything will be built around, whether it is furniture accessories or art. In the end, the key is your taste and sense of design.

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