How to Decorate Bedroom
Decorating Facts and Tips
When hanging photography or artwork, be aware of whether sunlight will be directly hitting it or if it will be underneath another direct light source. It is hard to enjoy art or photography without lighting, but indirect lighting will be less harmful to a framed item. Try to avoid hot spotlights when displaying art because they can cause quicker fading and overall deterioration to a special or cherished piece.
A single shelf or a collection of corner shelves are surprisingly appealing offering an opportunity to show off collectibles in an exciting new way. Plus, they also work well in more compact homes with smaller rooms.
A dining room table’s style and shape affect the look of a room. As a general rule, many designers suggest buying a table that mimics the shape of your room for clean lines that are appealing to the eye.
Violet is the color of luxury, from pale lilac to saturated purple. This color scheme can be exotic, regal and magical. Use strategically placed candles and lamps to illuminate the jewel tones and create an atmosphere of richness.
Use light tints when painting expansive interiors that feature multiple windows. For example, paint the walls of a great room a very light ice blue to create a spacious environment for daily life.
It’s not about matching, but about layering. Try out different textures, colors, and patterns, as Melissa Warner did in her West Hollywood living room.
Decorating with mirrors illuminates your home. Hang them strategically to capture the light of glowing candles, sconces, and chandeliers.
The combine is a paint technique that transforms a piece of furniture into a treasure. Apply a base coat, then apply a glaze in a complementary or contrasting color. While wet, drag the teeth of a comb over the glaze to reveal the base coat.
Flexible lighting is essential for a living room. Aim to include three different types of light source: ambient, for general illumination; task lamps to focus on activities such as reading or sewing; and decorative lighting, which gives you the chance to introduce unusual and attractive fittings or interesting effects.