Interior / July 22, 2018 / Emmaline Brenner.
Think about it, if everything is too similar, our eyes have trouble focusing and tend to glaze over. Use texture to make sure your most important elements pop. Restraint, of course, is also key, so try not to go too texture crazy. Stick to two or three distinct textures in any single space. Choose three when you want people to take in the space as a whole and stick to two when you want to emphasize a prominent focal point.
You do not need to fill up a space with lots of furniture. Spend more of your budget on fewer but better quality pieces, and your room will look better than if it is stuffed to the gills with flea market finds. The high backed chairs shown here, for example, stand out because they do not have to fight for attention. Hang artwork at the right height.
Usually gather in these spaces at night, a time when a deep color, such as claret or aubergine, illuminated by candlelight, draws you and your guests to the table. Powder rooms are another, which should be treated as little jewels and departures from the rest. It you think of the way we describe certain emotions, seeing red, feeling blue, green with envy, there is no denying that color and mood are inextricably linked.
If you are not comfortable using strong hues in a big way start small, with key accessories like textiles pillows, throws, area rugs, that can be switched out as your mood changes. What are a few favorite decorating tricks for adding instant color to a room? Fresh flowers, books, lampshades. What are common color decorating mistakes?