Steps To A Perfect Room ~ Getting Started

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Steps to a Perfect Room

Getting Started (step 1 out of 10)

Need to figure out a few things before you get started.  Basically, how are you going to decorate your space!  You need a road map before you start this journey.  Find something that you love and that speaks to you.  This could be an area rug, wallpaper, fabric or piece of artwork.  From this we will get three critical pieces of  information.

1.  Style:  From the selected item that inspires you, you can determine what type of design style you gravitate to.  For example, you might enjoy a traditional feel or perhaps a cottage design.  This explains a lot about you.  For a list of different design styles, you can visit HGTV Design Styles Defined.

2.  Texture:  Is the item very silky or is it woven?  This will explain what type of appearance or feel the room will have.  Rule of thumb ~ the more heavier or course the texture, the more casual the feel is to a room.  For example, silk is very glamorous.

3.  Color:  Lastly, there are three major colors in a design, a base, contrast and accent color.   General rule of thumb is you need to have at least the accent color in the room three times.  Also, all three colors can be on the color wheel next to each other or in equal distances apart.  I have demonstrated this in my photo below from Olioboard.com.

Above is an example.  I started with the artwork of the fall leaves about the blue sky.  My base color is the blue, the contrast color is the orange and my accent color is chocolate brown.  On the color wheel, the blue and orange are contrasting colors and are equally apart.

(inspired by Sally Morse)

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