Top 5 Design Tips
Every year, new design trends emerge and it can be overwhelming to decide which ones to trust. Whether your space is new, old or rented, Toronto Luxury Suites has carefully put together these 5 timeless tips to help you design the perfect room.
Art Work Height
The average human eye level is 57 inches, so your art should be hung at the same height. It may be tempting to hang them higher if you have soaring ceilings but your placement should be relative to human scale not to the scale of the structure. Once your art is up, take a picture to see if the height and size of the picture is to your liking, you will see details in a picture that you missed by just looking with the naked eye.
It is important to identify the focal point of a room because it influences how you will arrange the rest of the room. The surrounding furniture should complement and emphasize the focal point so people are drawn to the best part of the room. The focal points can include fireplaces, bookshelves, or a large window with a good view.
Layers of lighting
Adding layers of lighting creates intrigue and variety. In a room where everything is lit evenly, nothing stands out. Pick a focal point and perhaps a secondary focal point and highlight those. Add general ambient lighting and some lower lighting, like table lamps for interest.
There are three ways you can arrange furniture on your rug: all furniture on the rug, all off and front on.
- All furniture on the rugs: in a big room you can create a luxurious feel by placing all of your furniture on your rug, just be sure to leave at least 12 to 18 inches of floor surface on all four sides of the rug’s borders.
- All furniture off: For small rooms, you shouldn’t place furniture on your rugs. However you don’t want to pick a rug that’s too small or it will look like an afterthought, the rug should appear as though it could touch the front legs of each of the seating pieces.
- Front on: Put just the front feet of all your seating pieces on the rug to tie the arrangement together visually and create a well-defined space while lending a feeling of openness.
There are many ways to make a room bold. When choosing to go bold you want to have one element stand out without disrupting the rest. You can paint the room in a neutral tone and then add some elements of clashing colours by using furniture or ornaments to create impact without overpowering your arrangement.