By . Interior. Published at Sunday, May 06th, 2018 - 20:11:20 PM.
Whether your decor is a design driven collection of items or a set of pieces you have acquired in while traveling. When it comes to decor and knickknacks, less is definitely more. It is perfectly fine and very desirable to display some decor and mementos to add personality to keep your space from feeling like staged space. That said, you want to be judicious because too many knick knacks equals a cluttered feeling. Do not feel like you have to throw some out, just change up the display as you would with any collection.
Mention color in the kitchen and many people immediately think of the old avocado and gold appliances of the seventies. Kitchens have been stark white for far too long and now designers are incorporating bold colors not only on backsplashes and cupboards, but also on appliances if that is something you would go for. Play up the color with another bold accent color, like red, or keep in calm with black and white.
Art is the easiest way to add style, personality and color to a space, and, if hung incorrectly, the easiest way to make things look off. Hanging a piece too high is probably the most common mistake, say designers. It should be hung at eye level. Art should be hung so that the middle of the piece is 57 to 60 inches above the floor. If ceilings are tall, you can go a little higher for balance. If you are trying to hang a grouping or gallery, consider the middle of your grouping as the center. Also, make sure you pit the right sized piece in the appropriate place. One or two small pieces above a sofa is not going feel right compared to a larger piece. Speaking of larger pieces, big art can be hung so that the frames bottom is 8 to 10 inches above the sofa back.
A lampshade does more than just soften the light emanating from the bulb: It balances the height of the lamp and gives it enough visual heft to make it an important design element. Nothing looks worse than a lamp with a shade that is far too small for its base. According to Architectural Digest, there is a simple formula to make sure you have the right size lampshade for a table lamp: Measure the base of your lamp as well as the height. Whatever shape of shade you choose, it should be twice as wide as the base, and about one-third of the lamps total height. The shade should also reflect the style of the base. When it comes to floor lamps, the shade should be at least 18 inches and Pooky notes that the larger and more open your room, the larger the floor lampshade can be.
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