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THE List of Decorating Crimes

by Amely Wurmbrand last modified Sep 04, 2010 07:20 PM
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THE List of Decorating Crimes

Posted by Amely Wurmbrand at August 20. 2009
To kill a space, there is nothing better than strict rules, however, there are certain “crimes” in decorating that not even the boldest interior designer in Seattle will dare to commit for the sake of originality or fame. Crime #1: Neglect Editing The rule that states that less is more is sacred. An overcrowded room, full of furniture and trinkets, diminishes its main purpose, which is to showcase you and anyone else meant to enjoy it. Be brave and get rid of half the furniture and everything else inside your rooms; keep what you truly love, donate what you think is beautiful, discard what doesn’t work, and allow for pure and positive energy to flow around every corner. Crime #2: Shut Your Ears to the Room Listen to the empty room before you decorate it. Feel its proportions, its surfaces, textures and colors; check the quality and the direction of light, and let its function guide the design. The furniture for a room must move places according to the space it was designated for. Crime #3: Follow Trends Mindlessly Forget about copying the minimalistic or Asian style presented by the top interior design magazine. The best room is the one with a unique identity, where you go in and immediately feel its special energy and balance because it shows your personality; the room is you! Crime #4: Settle For What’s Common A room decorated with certain objects or style just because that’s what’s normally done, is a loser. Your imagination is the limit as to what your special room can become. Let it surprise you with your unexpected side, allow it to show you how confident and unique you truly are. Crime #5: Not Make It Fun Have you heard the advice: don’t take yourself too seriously? Well, it applies to decorating too. There is always, and there always should be, room to be ironic, clever and interesting in a funny way. Good taste should be a personal principle, not an established rule. Crime #6: Dread Color Color is the cheapest and fastest way to imprint personality into a room. A well-selected color completely transforms a space and opens it to the senses from the inside out. Want to laugh, dream, dance, or rest fully in your home? Paint it with vibrancy and let bold colors speak about you. Never fear it! Crime #7: Being Too Formal Long are gone the days of formal dinning as in the XVIII century castles. Today we enjoy using and mixing our best china every day. At home, you want to actually feel at home; feel free, relaxed and be casual. You want your guests to feel at ease and special. You want to live your life at home! If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to post it to your site or blog and forward this link to your friends. Have a great day! Don't forget to visit my interior design blog. Amely

Re: THE List of Decorating Crimes

Posted by Azula at March 09. 2010

Decorating is really stressful and when I do this job I get mad because I'm bad in designing my room so when my family decide to decorate our house I just live the house and let them do that work.



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Re: THE List of Decorating Crimes

Posted by Marjorie Culkins at September 04. 2010
Following the trends is not healthy for your budget, sure thing those trends would be so beautiful, but consider the space in your house as well as your budget. net curtain Jardinieres
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