It’s not just the color that makes a space feel warmer; believe it or not it is also the furniture arrangement. When the furniture is closely placed it makes it more intimate and it gives your guest the opportunity to have conversations. The trick to pairing colors is to select hues that are neighbors on the color wheel, a tool that designers use. At the same time keep in mind that warmed-up hues often pair well with cooled-down ones.
December 2, 2010
A recent project of mine inspired me to share this quick idea with some of you out there that might have been dealing with some bare walls forever, but stuck on the what, where, and how?
Try this unexpected idea to brighten all your blank spots. If you can collect a few cubes or frames, you can arrange them on your empty wall and create a wonderful unique wall decoration for a modern interior. The Size of the cubes does not matter. All different frames/cubes grouped together can be purchased at a flea market or a thrift store which helps you decorate room walls on a dime.
Also, don’t forget your stairwell. A floor-to-ceiling gallery of frames can create a great collage of art. You can use your kids’ colorful paintings, black and white photos of the family, favorite prints from a vacation, or a print from your preferred artist. You can definitely create a wonderful collection of what brings you joy and solve your bare wall problems at the same.
A quick tip: Play around with your arrangements on the floor before you begin to hang your art. That way you can get the complete vision of what your wall gallery will end up looking like.
To create a great visual finish – especially if you’re working with different sizes of frames, cubes etc…, place your low center piece first, then place your largest on the ends. If you have similar shapes or pairs, keep them close to each other for a unified look. Line up the bottoms in order to get that crisp professional display.