No matter how beautiful your furnishings are, if you haven’t decided on the style and resonance of the room, it will appear confused and awkward. Create a mood for each room. What gives a room its individual character, is to focus on a feeling you can relate to.
Establishing a room’s theme will guide you into making the right selections and bring the disparate together into a whole. If you want to create a warm, friendly, country atmosphere, avoid glass and lucite. Select warm wood and textured materials. On the other hand, if your taste runs toward modern design, have fewer elements but repeat them.
A Room Also Needs a Focal Point –A Main Attraction
You should be able to walk into any room and be drawn to something powerful and beautiful. If you have a fireplace, the mantel should be stunning. Center a high piece of furniture prominently on a wall to draw the eye to it.
A focal point can be anything from a great painting to a quilt on a wall to a piece of sculpture or a striking piece of furniture. Whatever you select –whether it be a four-poster bed or a fantastic secretary desk – let it be the exclamation mark in your room.