Decorating Questions & Answers

How to pick paint colors for your home? 
Think focal point when you are painting a room. You can quickly change the look of any room by adding contrasting colors to the walls and trim or by adding a darker color to one particular wall. You can make a large room look smaller by painting one wall a darker shade.
 
Should I Paint My Interior With Neutral or Bright Colors? 
White, white, white every time. It’s classic, trend-proof, opens up the room, and goes with everything. If you’re brave and really want to push the color spectrum at home.
 
How to add color to your space? 
Use the 60-30-10 rule, see an overall theme in the 60 percent hue, unifying the coloration. The 30 percent provides visual interest and the 10 percent, not unlike jewelry, provides that little spark of sparkle. So, when decorating a particular room, divide the colors into percentages: 
60% of a dominant color 
30% of a secondary color 
10% of an accent color
 
How Should I Fill This Giant Blank Wall? 
Filling a blank wall on a budget can be tricky, especially when exceedingly high ceilings are involved. In this case, I like using wallpaper or bookcases to fill them out. A statement chandelier or cluster of pendants can also break up some white space from the top down. 
 
How Do You Mix Décor Trends? 
Introduce trends via small accents, such as throw pillows, a vase, or a table lamp first to test how it will work in the space. Consider layers, too. If you want to combine mid-century with tribal, an easy way to style the two trends side by side is to opt for a mid-century base (think chairs, dining table, etc.) and culturally inspired accents. It’ll also give you more flexibility to swap out these accents with another style when the room needs an update.
 
Any ideas for sprucing up my kitchen without a big renovation? 
Replacing cabinet hardware adds interest, and a sunny shade of yellow on the walls or window shades brightens up a boring kitchen. In the spring, bring the outdoors inside with plants and trays of wheatgrass, stones or shells.