Furniture & Your Room
(1)How To make a room look bigger is to shove
everything against a wall. Not true. All that does is make an
open space in
the middle. The small size of this open space forces the eye to
how small the room really is.
Instead you can fool the eye. Place your furniture in little groups
the room. Place each sofa or chair a few feet out-away from the
creates the perception of space. All of these ideas fit together
So you will hear bits and pieces mentioned in connection with other
For example: If you group your circle to create conversation
walk-ways in between, your home will seem larger and more spacious.
(2)You have never been told this. But each room or area in a room
purpose. If one area is to be a dining nook, another a reading nook
still another an area to sleep or exercise, you have choices.
Placing your furniture to take advantage of the best view or focal point
make your room roomier. Each of these nooks has a purpose and a
viewpoint. Decide which viewpoint is the dominant one in each room. Then adjust
everything in the room to reflect this focal point.
3) How to mix of furniture styles. You can mix your
function. Choose what style goes with each "nook"
function. Then group them
together. For example: If you are creating a coffee, tea and
you don't use the stuffed chairs or the sofa in that area.
However, you can mix all kinds of furniture together in a "family
4) How to make one room look like two rooms is easier than it
sounds. You can create "walls" or barriers within a
room. Effectively turns one space into two.
5) How to create nooks and areas within a space: One
way is to use hanging plants to form a barrier or privacy wall. Covering cardboard boxes with attractive paper and stacked them to
wall around a "nook" area is another. Students in College often have
a lot of milk crates when stacked can turn a cave-like room into a homey
Dividing Areas In Your Room
1) How to use interesting objects to create new spaces: Hanging
very little but offer a screening effect, you might
try plants and greenery or
build bookcases or light shelves. Knickknacks
and pictures on the shelves block the line of sight too.
2) How to create a wall to hang a variety of pictures, mirrors and other
hanging objects on.
Depending on what you have in your collections they can be used to create
eye-catching, color filled wall. Rather than let the eye see flat
paint. Use items of clothing like hats and scarves or mirrors and
mobiles. Whatever the theme of the color scheme of the wall you want to make might
Lighting & Your Room
How to use lighting to create a warm environment: The #1 priority is to hide all wires in your room. They
the eye nor are they beautiful or appealing.
Using inexpensive "can" shaped lights placed on the
floor they will provide your nook areas
"indirect" lighting. Placed behind a sofa or
chair these floor
lights bounce light off an existing or created wall. Thus lighting
"nook" without blinding or over-powering you.
This will truly set your room off from all others. Nobody thinks to
their room larger with light. Or to warm an area with light.
Or to create
emotion and comfort with colored light.
Colors & Your Room
1) How to use natural colors you will not tire of: There are certain
colors that allow you variety. If you choose a white or
or light green or light blue paint for your walls, several things happen.
A. Very light colors make your room look bigger
B. Natural colors allow you to change the
accessories in your room, replace the carpet or have
stuffed furniture replaced without painting again.
2) How to Change A Room Into "Home" using soft, warm, easy on
Just as women use colored paper, a scarf, a plant, a desk lamp with a
shade to make their work space theirs...you can do the same. But you
more to work with. A light green or Kacki paint and earth tones for
carpet and accessories calm the spirit and relax the eye. Green plants help too. The brown of wood furniture goes with
want to mix in.
3) How to arrange candles, flowers, objects to create an interesting and
Lights, bulbs, candles and flame draw the eye. By using tiny
Christmas lights it pulls the eye in one area of your home.
You may want to combine your wall mirror and some candles, a poster or
doll collection and some collectibles on a wall and corner. A window
with 5 dolls looking in the same direction can be compelling. A few
made mobiles from the ceiling.
Your Room Accessories
1) How to purchase room accessories to create a warm, creative
environment: In your breakfast or coffee nook: Put
up some hooks to hang a
few pots and pans. In between print out your favorite
recipes on colored
paper. Cut large photos of your favorite
meals or foods and arrange them
between the handing pans and recipes. Voila. You have a nook that reflects you and your
food and your taste in color too.
2) How to quickly change the look entirely by simply changing the room
If the wall paint and carpeting is a neutral color all you
have to do
is change the area carpets that might sit on top of your neutral wall to
carpeting (or), your area carpets might be sitting directly on a hard wood
floor. By changing your area carpets, curtains, window shades and
pillows you can create a completely different accessorizing color and
the entire look of a room.