We've all seen some pretty awe inspiring rooms that make us say "Wow! What a beautiful/majestic/awesome room!" To the untrained eye, the room just looks beautifully designed but what most people don't know is that there are things taking place in the room to make it look beautiful/majestic/awesome. There are things that make a room GREAT but many of us don't know what those things are.
We are here to tell you what you need in your space to make your room GREAT! You can thank us later!
When designing with pillows, don't just use one pair. Pile on the pillows in contrasting colors, patterns and textures to give the room an interesting but cohesive look.
Love a BOLD color?
If it's too overwhelming for you, just remember that you need NOT paint an entire room. What makes a room look GREAT are the accent pieces, the pop of colors and the unexpected conversation pieces. An accent wall brings color into a neutral palette by not overwhelming the eye.
The main reason for the appeal of a GREAT room is in symmetry. Symmetry creates a sense of calm and balance throughout a space. Creating a mirrored image on either side of an axis creates a visual calmness and is psychologically soothing. Use the architecture in your home, (that of a fireplace) to create the natural axis and create symmetry. No fireplace? No problem. Use the windows as an axis instead.
No matter what is placed into a bedroom, THE BED, will always remain the focal point in a bedroom. Having a small-scale bed in a small bedroom only makes the room feel and look smaller. Mix a tall bed with a tall headboard for added height to the eye.
*Adding a dramatic headboard will further add design appeal to a bedroom.
A great piece of lighting in any room can make the room like grand - almost regal. The use of chandeliers have dated back to the 17th century in castles where kings and queens lived. It's no wonder they are the topic of conversation in any room.
Nothing speaks GRANDEUR like a fantastic painting or a piece of art. Hang it over your couch, bed, or anywhere in the room you'd like to draw attention to. In a neutral room, the colors pop and it can be the only added color you need. Remember, more is less in any room.
Khloe George is the Editor in Chief of Touched Magazine and interior designer for KG Style Design. She started an interior design firm back in 2007 and quickly turned that passion into a blog creating content to help regular people design their spaces like a pro. Yet, she wanted more! Being the creative soul, she wanted her style to show in her work. Words wouldn't suffice - she wanted visual and creative art. So, she embarked on this online magazine. Filled with articles on her first love of interior design but also combining the many things that enrich our life and fill us with purpose. The purpose: to teach others how to redesign their lives.