You are limited to imagining how a wall will look with respect to a paint chip or wallpaper sample in your hand, and you are limited to imagining what the floor may look like with a particular carpet style and you are limited to… well, you are simply limited to what you can attempt to imagine, while trying to get your client or family member to envision what does not yet exist.
Zen Design: The word Zen is often associated with a very tranquil and serene atmosphere. By creating a Zen themed living space you will be able to ensure that the room is conducive to relaxation. A zen room design would incorporate basic elements such as water and light to create a natural relaxed setting.
”Matchy-Matchy” – The rule of thumb: remember that every room in your home does not have to be the same. Just because you’ve decorated your bedroom design with traditional and ornate almost Baroque or Victorian styled pieces, doesn’t mean that has to happen in your living room designs! You can easily use modern furniture pieces in one room and vintage pieces in another, followed by antique styles in another! There is no rule that says you must have the same exact interior design style throughout your entire space.
So keep this in mind, know what makes your particular furniture piece high quality, whether it’s a kiln dried frame or an antique, real solid wood dining table, because it’s always better to pay more for good quality furniture than it is to settle for multiple pieces of lower quality furniture that will inevitably have to be replaced (a lot sooner than you’d think).
Size and Scale – Another good tip to remember is to pay attention to the size and scale of your furniture in relation to the size and scale of the given room. For example, living room designs with overstuffed, oversized furniture can look cluttered and tiny. Opt for furniture that is sleek and sized appropriately to fit the space. This should ring true for every room you are working in. Remember, furniture is an investment. It is an opportunity to start building a room you will love, it shouldn’t be taken upon likely. Shop around, look for the right piece. Don’t ever settle unless you’re sure it is of good quality and suits your space, your tastes and of course, your budget.