Things to Keep In Mind When Shopping at an Interior Design Store

Updated: Mar 10, 2020

Shopping at an interior design store is fun. They have so many items that you won't find anywhere else. That's what sets them apart from your traditional department store. A department store sets to please the masses. A store focused on interior design is set up to appeal to the person looking for something different for their home, or even themselves. In addition to furnishings and household items, some of these stores also sell unique bags & twillys for the person who wants something different.

Bump It Up

You may feel that scale and proportion are essential, and you would be right, they are. However, from time to time, it's nice to change things up. Well, you would not want to put a huge piece in a tiny room. You can bump it up and add a large scale piece to an area where you would typically use smaller ones. It adds drama and interest to the room. If you don't want to take up too much floor space, consider a large lamp, a pendant light that hangs down, or even a piece of art on the walls.

Warm It Up

If you have a room that feels too cold and uninviting, it's easy to warm up the room. All that you have to do is add some wood. Wood is an excellent option for when you want to add warmth to a room.

  • Wood furnishings are a fantastic option. Lighter wood adds a more inviting look.

  • Instead of carpet, use hardwood flooring.

  • Use wood on one wall of the room. It is an option that looks great. It makes the place more appealing. You can use straight horizontal boards, or have them applied in a herringbone pattern for an even more impressive look.

Mix It Up

You don't have to stick to one color in your room, or even two. Mix up three colors for a fun look. It's easy to do when you have the right formula. You'll need a dominant color, a secondary color, and an accent color. The dominant color will be the color that's used most in the room. Use that color in 60 percent of the room. The secondary color can get applied in 30 percent of the room, and finally, the accent color used in 10 percent of the room. An example of this would be, the sofa, love seat, and chair being one color, the pillows would be the secondary color, and a decorative piece in the accent color.

Have fun experimenting with scale and color. Just changing out a few items can completely change the look of your room.

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