Interior / September 4, 2018 / Zion Fenton.
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.
Think blue and white is the equivalent of black and white, it is just not as fierce. It is more welcoming to most people. Working within a streamlined color palette not only helps the rooms themselves feel cohesive, but it also helps with the transitions between rooms. When you are in the middle of the foyer and you are able to see all the other rooms throughout, you have the same family of colors repeated but in different ways in each space.
All on, the rug is large enough to place all of the furniture legs on top of it. This creates a more luxurious feel. For this, bigger is better. Just be sure to leave at least 12 to 18 inches of floor surface on all four sides of the rugs borders. All off, if you have a small room, keeping all legs off the rug is a great cost effective choice.