Interior / September 4, 2018 / Giselle Arnett.
Dreary, gray, dilluted versions of true color are overused. Too many institutional creams. Creams can at times be lovely, but more often than not they are sad and feel dirty and dated. Instead of cream, opt for true, crisp white. Instead of sand, try cocoa. Any specific rooms that are great for experimenting with color? Dining rooms are a great place to try out your first move in the color department.
You do not want to pick too small a rug, though, or it may look insignificant, like an afterthought. The rug should appear as though it could touch the front legs of each of the seating pieces. This approach is best suited when you are layering a pattern over a larger solid or textured rug. Front on, put just the front feet of all your seating pieces on the rug to tie the arrangement together visually and create a well defined space while lending a feeling of openness.
It completes the room. Texture is the component that helps elevate your interiors to the next level. Do not be afraid of it in your own interiors. Instead, use it to create interiors that feel fit for a magazine. I hate to break it to you, but designers do not follow a secret rule book. There are no hard and fast laws governing what we do.
All that means is that an object, or space as a whole, has the ability to draw attention to itself. A healthy dose of texture will makes sure that is not a problem. Remember how when we talked about color theory, we discussed how using a warm or cool color can effect how a space feels? Texture works in a similar way. Rough textures are more likely to make a space feel intimate and grounded while smooth textures bring a sleeker more aloof tone to the room.