Do you ever look at a room in your home and wonder what’s missing?
Me too. Until I realized what’s missing is usually one or more of these 5 Design Elements.
5 Must-Have Design Elements
First, consider the space and how you use your room.
For example, while I would love to center the room around the fireplace mantel, that isn’t practical for our t.v. lovin’ family.
tip: In determining furniture placement, take into consideration the permanent fixtures in the space, such as cable and electrical outlets, walls and windows as well as traffic patterns.
Remember, form follows function.
Balance is key in making a room look and feel pulled together.
Think of balance like a math equation. If you have a heavy piece of furniture on one side of the room, add something equally heavy, whether physically or visually, to the other side. The ultimate goal is for the weight of the room to be evenly distributed. This can be achieved by color or size.
Once the stage is set, you’re ready for the fun part; accessorizing. This is your opportunity to bring in texture, color and pattern. Fabric, art, decorative objects and florals are a great way to introduce these design elements to your room.
While my living room arrangement (and style) has certainly changed over the years, I can say these design elements stand the test of time, bringing out the beauty of your space no matter your budget.
See you in class,