More Tips on Accessorizing
I've said it before and it bears
repeating: area rugs are an important asset to the decor of almost any room.
Area rugs will
anchor the seating arrangement when done properly. Never float a rug alone in
the middle of the room. It should always relate in placement and size to the
grouping it is attached to. The addition of the rug anchors the conversation
area. Rugs come in an assortment of sizes that are pretty standard. The most
commonly used sizes are 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10.
Recently I bought a new book written
by one of my competitors in the redesign industry. Sad to say, she shows area rugs placed at an angle
with the furniture nearby, partly under a sofa, partly under a chair, and so forth. I'm dismayed that this concept of
furniture and area rug placement is being promoted by such a well known decorating author. It is just not good design. Don't buy into it. There are many, many
other problems in the book as well, but that's a different topic.
rugs should be large enough to accommodate the table and all seating when
pulled away from the table.
a formal room, it is commonly arranged in a symmetrical style. Less formal
rooms are usually arranged in an asymmetrical arrangement which is more
informal and contemporary.
the art of arranging tables) are great places to group collectibles or various
accessories that "feel" good sitting side by side. Just don't go
overboard. For instance, combine a lamp, a plant and a framed photograph
together. Group a series of candles together. How about a grouping of crystal
vases. Stack books and lay them on their side. Use a small stack of books
(minus their jackets) as a base for a smaller accessory that needs more height.
Leave a portion of every table bare for a utilitarian purpose.
- Remember that in a grouping, odd numbers usually
form a grouping that is more pleasing to the eye. Be sure to vary the
heights but not to any extreme.
- Don't put small items all around a table in a
scattered arrangement. Anchor them with a tray. This will help protect
them and set them off as well.
- If you are decorating bookshelves, alternate the
heights from one shelf to the next in a kind of zig-zag effect. In other
words, place the tallest piece on one shelf toward the left side. Do the
opposite on the shelf below it by placing it's tallest item toward the
right side. Midway down the group of shelves, place the tallest item
squarely in the middle of that shelf.
- Vary the distance between shelves to add more
variety. If you have two matching shelf units, mix up the shelves, varying
the heights by adding an extra shelf to one side while taking one away
from the other side. Remember to fill the verticle space on the shelf as
well as the horizontal space.
- Take dust jackets off your hardbound books,
especially if they are dog-earred or torn.
accessories of quality and a style that suits your personality and taste. Don't
put junk on the walls and tables. Your personality is reflected through your
choice of accessories. This is why they are so important. If you put junk
around the room, the entire effect will drop to the quality level of the
accessories, not the other way around.
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