Category: Decorating Guides

Getting the Room Right: Part I

We see beautifully designed rooms every day here on Houzz, and the rooms beneath aren’t any exception. Each is a shining example of exceptional design.

If you have already been working on your very own interior decor, but simply don’t appear to have the ability to get it directly, then you may have made one — or two, or even seven — of the top 10 decorating mistakes. Read on to see exactly what the first five of those mistakes are — and Houzz designers’ illustrations of decor done right!

More: Obtaining the Room Right: Part II

PHX Architecture

Look how beautifully these drapery panels allow the complete width of glass to reveal. Who’d want to cover one more inch of those beautiful windows and lovely view than they needed to? These draperies are perfectly sized and placed.

This avoids Mistake No. 1: Poorly placed or sized window treatments.

The remainder of this list may be in no particular order, but I admit that this mistake is my own number-one pet peeve and most likely the mistake I really do see most often.

Drapery rods end only at the edge of this window so that when the panels have been pushed all the way open, they nevertheless cover quite a bit of the glass. If you would like to maintain as much light as you can, use a pole that extends beyond the sides of your window from the complete width that the panels take up when pushed all the way open. That width is known as the”stack.”

How many inches wider than the window that your rods will need to be depends upon how wide the panels are, what type of cloth is used, and the type of attachment to the pole — grommets, metal or wooden rings, tab tops and so forth.

These fresh, white drapery panels are perfect. The sliding doors are most likely the normal 80″ height, but the panels are hung all the way up at ceiling height, drawing up your eye and accentuating the height of this space. They’re also the perfect length, only skimming over the floor so that they don’t get worn since they are opened and closed.

When the tops of the panels were hung as I often see them just over the top of the doorways — they’d draw the eye reduced and give the impression of a lower room height. For working drapery panels, they ought to only skim over the floor so that they don’t get worn opened and closed.

If you’re putting up ornamental panels which don’t move, then they can simply touch the floor, or if you like the appearance, you can puddle them liberally on the floor.

sarah & bendrix

This chamber using this little gal in her pink skirt looks casual, inviting and full of joy. What a cutie! It looks like the sofa is upholstered in a good excellent microfiber, which is nearly indestructible and very simple to wash.

This avoids Mistake No. 2: Choosing materials, finishes or furniture which will not hold up to your lifestyle.

Life really is too short to spend it fretting about each spill or sticky little hand.
Even though it might mean you have to give up the idea of a white couch, or invest more to get better quality and more durability, then it is worth the investment to select materials, finishes and furniture which let you relax and be yourself.

Robert Granoff

Recall your four-legged family members when it comes to deciding on furnishings. Fur can be easily wiped off of leather, although you want to keep claws trimmed. The darkened area rug is a good choice around pets and kids, also.

Dick Clark + Associates

This chamber is an exceptional case of a well-lit space. Look at all the resources of light! There are ceiling lighting for general ambient light. Up-lights mounted on the wall send mild into the ceiling. The stair risers have lighting to make it simple to watch your step. Table lamps provide cushioned accent lighting and are a good height for reading too. There are spotlights on each and every piece of art.

You might also see that in the dining room, you will find spots set to graze the walls, highlighting its feel, plus a chandelier over the dining table and accent lighting within the display cases. And don’t forget the candles on the coffee table! The combination of all these lighting sources gives a richly layered appearance to the room.

This avoids Mistake No. 3: Inadequate lighting.

I often see houses which have all ceiling lighting, but no other light sources. Or completely no ceiling fixtures and only one or two table or floor lamps with dark colors. Neither situation provides all the light that you will need.

A great lighting plan incorporates surrounding light from ceiling or wall fittings as well as natural light from windows, plus job lighting which may be for reading or food prep if it is the kitchen. And lighting doesn’t feel complete without some accent lighting such as pretty chandeliers, decorative table lamps or lighting on art.

Wen-Di Interiors

This furniture arrangement indicates a comfortable conversation area. All the chairs is close enough so that you can sit and speak to each other comfortably. The living area is fairly narrow, yet each piece of furniture has a little breathing room. The couch has a console table supporting it permitting a few accessories to be placed there for interest.

The seats have been pulled forward enough to allow the drapes to maneuver freely. The narrow, oval coffee table allows lots of space between it and the chairs, while still being within easy reach to put beverages.

This avoids Mistake No. 4: Pushing furniture back against the walls and also far apart from each other.

A lot of people could have taken one look at this living area and shoved their couch back against the wall along with the seats all the way back into the drapes with a big coffee table in the center.

Rooms really look larger when the furniture is a little bit away from the wall — even though there is not enough space to walk behind the furniture. If your couch is shoved all the way into the wall, then put down your laptop, go pull your couch about 6″-8″ forward and see whether that doesn’t make the space feel somewhat better.

I’d rather use a rectangular or oval table and have my furniture a little further forward than to have a bigger coffee table together with the furniture tight against the wall.

Conversation can be more comfortable once the furniture is nearer into each other.

Heather Garrett Design

Even once you have a very large room like this where you could have your furniture considerably further back without being against a wall, then pull your bits of furniture forward around the coffee table to permit people to converse comfortably. It will make the room feel much more romantic.

Angelica Henry Design

The dining chairs in this stunningly lovely dining area seem very comfortable! The padded leather seats look soft, and the high, gently curved, fully upholstered backs look like they give lots of support. Fantastic for lingering to talk over dessert. I hope it is creme brulee!

This avoids Mistake No. 5: Uncomfortable dining seats.

Dining seats ought to be so comfortable that you can have a relaxing dinner, dessert and coffee without anybody feeling like they can barely wait to get up from the table since their rear or posterior has had enough of this chair.

The entire point of having a formal dining area is to have wonderfully fun meals with friends and family. If you’re uncomfortable before you have savored the very last bite, then your seats aren’t a deal at any price.

This is simply the first half of my list of most common decorating mistakes. Have a look at Part 2 for assistance on another five stumbling blocks to great design.

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Bedroom Artwork Walls

I chose to see what cases of artwork hung on Houzz I really could locate in bedrooms as I edit through stacks of photos and artwork in training for hanging an artwork wall within my master master suite. With such impressive work being featured with this website I was not dissatisfied.

From diverse to classic, determining what artwork is suitable to to hold in a bedroom is an extremely personal selection. When done properly it is an inspirational addition to the area the day where we shut down.

Blount Architectural and Home Design

Artwork hung above a desk consistently appears to appear right. Here the golden frameworks that are toned hark back to finishes in the area, with one picture duplicating the bright color of the curtains. This can be a great instance of an art wall that ties in wonderfully with all the room layout.

Is this group of artwork hung above and beside a mattress whole, or can it be an ever group that will continue to propagate over the walls? I really like the inclusion of the picture that is very tall as well as the arbitrary feeling of the pictures on the right.

National Narratives with Ivy

If this artwork wall is really in a bedroom is not clear, but the picture was expressed via by the tranquil would fit a bedroom perfectly. The dull colour palette of artwork and the area accentuate the soft disposition, further strengthened by the decision to make use of white frameworks which fade to the wall.

Emphases of blue are scattered all through this chamber, in the artwork, the bedclothes as well as the hearth display. This diverse layout implies the the bed room belongs to a fascinating man who has diverse interests.

The Lettered Cottage

Here is an alternative group that would likely continue to increase. A mix of brown, black and white frames feature expressions and pictures that are all in the exact same tone. The ending result is a skill wall that manages to be fascinating without taking it around, while melding to the area layout.

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Amazing Play. Every inch of the darkish deep blue partitions encircling a canopy mattress are coated in artwork. Drapery panels and the navy, which framework the bed, reflect whites present and the wall colour in the art. A cocoon of coziness is established. The consequence is continued using a navy settee place in the base of the of the bed along with the drapes in the window. Orange emphases seen on pillow, the coverlet and lantern include only the correct pop of colour that is brilliant. Can you inform I adore how incredibly thought out this layout is?!

I’m finding that most of the artwork walls whom I find attractive are really composed of an assortment of framed artwork including little pieces and letters, as well as other things. This is an ideal example using a lively nature, accentuated by the vivid colours seen the chicken hovering to the left of the mattress as well as the joyful yellowish bedframe, in the artwork.

Roger Hirsch Architect

This vignette is in fact found in a room that was living, but I simply needed to contain it here, s O let us fake it’s in a bedroom. By setting the ledge over the outstanding piece of furniture, a graphical makeup is perhaps not only created but is an excellent solution allowing the homeowner to re-arrange what’s showcased, incorporating pictures on an impulse and depriving them of.

FOCAL LEVEL STYLING

In order to avoid the issue of an artwork wall in a bedroom countering a restful feeling, ensure it remains straightforward. Choose a framework fashions that are straightforward in finishes that are similar and function pictures which can be alike in tone or colour. Using black and white photos that have specific significance would have been an ideal selection.

Laura Britt Style

Graphics ordered in a grid-pattern is an excellent approach to hang artwork in a normal bedroom and generates a proper appearance.

Blount Architectural and Interiordesign

Here is still another instance of a skill wall that isn’t hung in a bedroom, but again allow simply suppose it could be. While the frameworks would be the part that changes from picture to picture the pictures all share the same tone and colour. A mild fixture that is sculptural becomes an integral part of the group. This, as well as the frameworks hung around a a large part, develop an appearance that is dynamic.

Kanner Architects – CLOSED

The manly and clear lines with this layout are appealing. The peak of the chamber is produced mo Re apparent from the glass framework across the glass enclosure as well as the entranceway behind which I suppose is a toilet and outstanding. The manner in which artwork is exhibited in this bedroom took its its direct from these characteristics. The ledges make use of the peak with things and pictures ordered just across the shelves.