Bring the designer look to your home

Don’t feel like you have the design sense to pull together a room that is “show-off” worthy? Here are some basics to get you started!

Choose a focal point …

StanleyFocalpoint
{via Stanley Furniture}

… like the Grand Continental Teatro Theater Cabinet by Stanley! It is most definitely the largest piece in the room. Your focal point needs to be the dominant item. Perhaps it’s the tallest item in the room or the most elaborate piece, but whatever the case may be, it needs to be easily defined. Nothing else in the room should compete with or overpower the focal point.

Next, choose the secondary items that surround the focal point. These items not only lead the eye to the focal point and encourage rhythm in the room.

HuntingtonHSect
{via Huntington House}

This Huntington House sectional is a perfect addition. It is large enough to encourage people to gather around the focal point without being overpowering. It’s perfect for lounging with your friends and family watching your favorite team play. And the scale of this sofa works well since it is proportional to the theater cabinet. A simple loveseat and chair would be too small and unfitting to complement such a large piece ~ proportion can make or break a room! Items not only need to be proportional to each other, but also to the room size.

Now, we need occasional tables to complete our room. Tables meet functional needs, but it is important that these pieces complement the other furniture in the room as well.

Flexsteeltables
{via Flexsteel}

Don’t be afraid to mix it up a little. These Flexsteel tables are different but still work well together. Mixing shapes and materials can add interest to your room. Try a round cocktail table and square end tables. You don’t have to have the same old, predictable living room.

Now, it’s time to tie up the loose ends.

Accessories
{via Interlude Home}

Notice that not one accessory stands alone? These accessories by Interlude Home are created in groups to add rhythm to your space. Accessories are a great way to tie colors and patterns together throughout your space. They’re also an opportunity to show your personality without a large investment.

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