TOP TIP NUMBER 1 – Hang your art at eye level
A common mistake that many people make is hanging their art too high. Artwork needs to be at a relatable level with the furniture and other items you have in your room, it needs to compliment everything so you really want to have it at a comfortable height or what we call eye level, meaning that it’s eye level when you are standing and when you are sitting. We achieve this by hanging it centered at 1450mm high. Initially when you hang your art at this height you may feel it’s too low but soon you will see how well it relates to the other pieces that you have in your room.
TOP TIP NUMBER 2 – Choose the right size rug
Another common mistake people make is choosing the wrong size rug (generally it’s too small) for their space. Be generous with your rug size, especially in a lounge room where it’s going onto hard flooring. Lounges work well when the users feel intimate and can have a good conversation or comfortably watch TV so a rug is a fantastic solution for not only softening a hard floor but also acoustically. Look at your furniture configuration and choose a rug that will sit comfortably at least under the front legs of your lounge. In some instances having your whole lounge sit on the rug works well in grounding the space especially in open plan living. Of course there are exceptions to this, but this is a good general guide to go by.
TOP TIP NUMBER 3 – Have a plan
Another common mistake people make is not having a plan for the interior look of their space. Generally a decision is made that furniture is needed for the home and then a shopping trip happens for that one piece of furniture and it is chosen in isolation to everything else in the room. Having a plan really does help eliminate making costly errors, I create moodboards for my clients where we carefully determine style, colour palette, the way the room is used and more…. then this moodboard is used as our guide for when we shop for items. It results in a much more cohesive look. As they say, measure twice cut once, I think the same apply’s here.
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