Interior / August 10, 2018 / Salomé Huntley.
Create a focal point. There are leading roles and supporting cast members in any production. The same holds true in design. Choose your star and make it the focal point to anchor a room. Allow other items to take a secondary role. Do not ask everything to have a leading role, it will just result in visual noise. Your focal point might be a dramatic hood in the kitchen, a mantel and art piece in the living room or a headboard in the bedroom.
Red lips can be your best accessory, especially if you are wearing all black. You have to be confident to do it and have the right shade of red for your skintone. You know how sometimes you can just look at a room and know that something is missing? All the components of a complete design are there, color scheme, furniture, décor items, but the entire room just feels a little flat.
While texture may play a supporting role to the function of the space, it is no less vital to a designs success. Instead of examples of texture above, picture trying to get comfortable on a seating set made of granite. Always consider how texture will elevate the overall experience of your design. Odds are, if you have been hanging around design websites for a while, you have heard the term visual weight getting thrown around a lot.
You should also consider the placement of textures as you go about designing your room. Putting a smooth texture directly next to a rough one while make the rough object stand out more and seem weightier than if you space them apart. Use distance to determine how subtle of a visual weight you would like to achieve. We have said it before and we will say it again, contrast is essential when essential when it comes to design because it keeps things balanced and also provides visual interest.