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Practical and Easy Home Design Tips

The thing about interior design is that it doesn’t have a secret rule book or something. There are no laws set in stone about what is needed apart from aesthetics, so you will have a chance to follow your intuition to make things count. That being said you will need to still follow a few rough principles that guide the efforts. There are some things that are tried and true and they happen to work, so we will cover some of them with the following tips:

Pick the paint color in the end

There are many times when homeowners often choose a color before they move in. There is logic in that but it doesn’t have to be this way all the time. There are literally thousands of different colors, shades and hues you can work with. Each one of them will have its own character, so you will need to work on making sure all colors complement each other, in terms of artwork, carpets, upholstery and more. The final color combination will only be easier to work with if you have everything already in your home so you can see how the hues combine.

Give the furniture you have some breathing room

You should resist making your room overcrowded. Making use of living space means you will need to be able to maneuver with relative ease. This is good news if you have to work on a tighter budget, so you will not have to fill up the rooms with furniture. You need to work on spending more of the allotted budget on better quality furniture to make your room look better. This will make things a lot easier when you have to deal with home cleaning, since you will have more space available. Carpet cleaning will often be made a lot harder than it needs to be. The same goes for dealing with upholstery cleaning as well, as the extra space will be a lot useful.

Arranging the furniture on a rug

There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can place the furniture on the rug with all the legs on top of it.  This will create a more comfortable feel, but you should still leave at least 12 inches of floor space on the corner and sides of your rug’s borders. The other way is more applicable to smaller rooms, but it works just as well, more specifically keeping he legs off the rug. It may touch the front legs of each of the seating pieces, but at the same time not going under them. This will protect it while at the same time looking good in a room. It is a good approach most suited for layering a pattern over a textured rug or a larger pattern. The last way you can do this is by simply putting the front feet of all the seating pieces on the rug due to the arrangement to create a visually defined space. Working on this will make cleaning a lot easier to work with, regardless whether its floor cleaning or upholstery cleaning.

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