Interior design is a bit of an art form. Much of what’s right or wrong really depends on your personal preferences. That being said, there are some tried and true design strategies that help make a room look great without sacrificing your personal style. At Windows & More serving the Lake Ozark area, we love working with clients on room makeovers. Take a look at these ideas to get you started:
Tie your windows and walls together. The natural light in your room can have a big impact on how your finished walls look. Before you start painting or wallpapering, choose your window treatments so you know how diffused light will enter the room at different parts of the day.
Furniture arrangement makes a huge difference to the feel and flow of your room. Resist overcrowding a room, and leave room for your furniture to breath. You don’t need to fill up a space with lots of furniture, which is good news if you’re on a tight budget. Focus on quality over quantity.
Area rugs alone can makeover a room. How you arrange your furniture on your rug is important to the overall look of your room. There are basically three ways you can arrange furniture on your rug:
- All on: If your rug is large enough to place all of the furniture legs on top of it, do it that way for more luxurious feel. Just be sure to leave at least 12 to 18 inches of floor surface on all four sides of the rug’s borders.
- All off: In small rooms with smaller rugs, keep all legs off the rug. Don’t go too small with the rug, though, or it will look insignificant.
- Front on: When the sizing of both the room and the rug is just right, put just the front feet of your furniture on the rug. This will tie everything together and define the space.
Take a tip from museums and galleries when it comes to hanging your artwork. The average human eye level is 57 inches off the floor, so start there. Even in rooms with really high ceilings, keep your artwork at eye level to create a room tailored to the people in it. Here’s a great tip: If you’re not sure, take a picture. It’s remarkable how much a photo can reveal. Print it out or use an app to draw on the photo. This can give you a sense of whether a larger or smaller piece of art is needed or a tall plant might be best to fill a vacant spot.
Consider layers of lighting. Central lighting fixtures, plus the light let in by your window treatments, should work together to create dramatic results in your rooms. Professionals build layers of lighting to create interest, intrigue and variety. In a room where everything is lit evenly, nothing stands out.
Room Makeovers in Lake Ozark Area
Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for a window treatment consultation!