- Look at art pieces and fabric choices as a jumping off point for the design of your room. Pull out colours for upholstered pieces, wall colour, pillows, accents and lamps. For example, looking at the artwork above, you can pick out various shades of blues, creams, metallics and even a small amount of yellow. How about using some of the following pieces as counterpoints for the art?
|Ballard Designs - Sarafina|
|Lamps plus - Arteriors Home Remy Vintage Lamp|
|Calico Corners - Key West yellow/white|
Perhaps for a bright pop of colour on a throw pillow.
|Courtesy of Barclay Butera |
Seagrass wallcovering, mixed with bamboo cabinet and seashell mirror. Stunning!
- Add some sparkle somewhere. Candace Olson loves to use chrome and crystal in lighting fixtures for a bit of instant glamour. I also love the idea of using mirror at the back of shelving and cabinets. Mirrors are also a great way to enlargen the size of a room and bring in extra natural light from windows.
|Image from HGTV, Candace Olson|
- For even more visual interest use fabrics in varying patterns, textures and shades. How about mixing a stripe with a geometric print? Keep colours in the same family or use one fabric as the key to pulling out other shades for a unified design.
|Philip Sides Interiors|
|Calico Corners - Ralph Lauren fabrics|
- To add some life into your room, think about adding live plants and flowers. Not only do they fill a bare corner or brighten up a table, they keep the air you breath cleaner too!
|Southern Living - Idea House Kitchen|
At the end of the day, if you choose things you love, you can always break the rules!