Not everything you hear about decorating is true. Here are 6 decorating myths you don’t want to miss!
1. CEILINGS HAVE TO BE WHITE!
There has never been a rule that says that the ceiling color has to be white! If you’d like to portray a room to look bigger and more spacious try painting the ceiling two shades lighter. Want to make it look smaller, more cozy? Painting the ceiling a darker shade will give the illusion of a lower ceiling.
2. WHITE WALLS MAKE A ROOM LOOK BIGGER?
When we look at white rooms, we tend to think it complements a modern look and allows no competition between bold design choices. Thus, we all come to the conclusion that white means a clean and bigger look. But, with color we have depth and interest. In fact, eyes tend to move from darker to lighter colors, hence giving us the ability to judge distance between two walls.
3. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MATCHING!
Not everything has to match! But in saying that, some things should match to give a unified look. Try going for some kind of color combination rather than just one specific color for the whole entire room. Mix the color combo with patterns and neutral colors to keep it cohesive. Learn more about mixing and matching colours here.
4. BIGGER FURNITURE MEANS A SMALLER FEEL?
Many people say that bigger furniture will make a room look a lot smaller, but many have the wrong idea. Getting the proportions right is the KEY to create the impression of the perfect room. Something to consider while arranging the room and picking out furniture; make sure to scale down and accommodate for traffic. Moreover, leaving parts of the floor visible gives the illusion of space.
5. OVER ACCESSORIZING?
Make a statement without showing and putting EVERYTHING on display ALL AT ONCE! Accessories are focal points; so these focal points should be chosen and placed carefully to draw the eye to something interesting. Having too many eye-catching items equals clutter! If you have pieces that you really love, consider rotating each item’s time being displayed.
6. GO HIGH-END OR GO HOME!
Who says that the items that are “high-end” and items that were on clearance can’t go into the same room? Sometimes those are the ones that create the most favorable rooms! Experts advise that individuals should spend more on pieces that will last a longer time or that have more uses.