8 Room Design Tricks Interior Decorators Would Never Tell You for Free!
Learn these interior decorators’ foolproof design formulas to make your living spaces a little more beautiful.
1 Follow this throw pillow equation
Place two 20-inch-square pillows in a matching bold pattern in the corners.
2 Hang artwork at the right height
Most people hang artwork too high. Place a piece so its bottom is only three to eight inches above furniture—lower for large pieces and slightly higher for small pieces
3 Rearrange the bookshelves.
This creates balance yet spontaneity (and shows off the back of the bookshelf if it’s lined with a decorative fabric).
4 Create space with the right mirror placement.
This is an easy, strain-free eye level for most people. To create the illusion of more space, mount a mirror opposite a window to bounce light.
5 Place a rug based on its size.
With a five-by-eight-foot rug, keep the sofa completely off, but still place the front legs of the chairs on it. In a large family room, use two rugs to create two separate living areas.
6 Measure dining tables before you buy.
This allows room to eat, even when the center of the table is filled with serving dishes and centerpieces
table. It fits well into a small corner and, with no edges, offers more eating space.
7 Follow this go-to color scheme.
If you have a nice view outside, frame it by painting the interior window trims a dark color.
8 Want a new coffee table? Check these measurements.
Choose a coffee table that’s two thirds as wide as the sofa.