Whether you’re making over a room or starting with a new room in a new home, those empty walls and open spaces are like a blank canvas. There are no hard and fast rules about what you can and can’t do in interior design. That being said, there are some tried and true design strategies that work. These ideas can serve as a foundation to spark your creativity and inspire you to create a truly unique space. At Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Bonita Springs, our design professionals and window treatment consultants can help you with your room makeover. Take a look at these ideas to get you started:
Windows and walls go together. Your walls likely make up the biggest part of your room, so it’s natural to focus there first. There are thousands of paint colors with various tints, tones, and shades. Wallpaper is making a comeback, too, with a wide variety of interesting textures and patterns. 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.
Themes for a room can help you focus your makeover strategy, but don’t go overboard. Some popular themes, such as beachy or rustic, are so overdone that they lack individuality. Take a theme and make it your own for a truly unique room makeover.
The focal point of your room can help you select auxiliary design elements. Your focal point might be dramatic custom drapes in a dining room, a mantel and art piece in the living room, or a custom upholstered headboard in the bedroom. Whatever you want to draw the most attention is a great place to anchor your entire room makeover design. If you’re making over more than one room, consider arranging your focal points in lines of sight from one room to the next.
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.
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 Bonita Springs
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