When attempting to design a room from scratch or update an existing room think of the space in layers. Each layer is important when attempting to achieve a complete design. Rugs, lighting, accessories, pillows and art all work together to create the look you are striving to achieve.
Rugs anchor a room and can often be the starting point to establishing a color palette. Some people begin with selecting a rug and other times it is chosen later in the design process. Clients can be unsure of the correct way to go. Do rugs go in first or last? There is no hard and fast rule. The main thing is to get the right rug for the room.
The importance of lighting is often overlooked and well-placed lighting is just another layer of the design process. Chandeliers welcome you into a room, while table and floor lamps set the mood. Layers of lighting help to create ambiance, while improving the function of a room.
As the final touch in a room accessories, even though they are one of the last layers in a room, are important to the overall design. Accessories give you an opportunity to introduce color and style. Without accessories a room will not feel complete.
You can update existing furniture by just changing out pillows with a new color or a different style. This is an easy fix and gives you a great way to freshen up the look of a room.
Art may be one of the most important aspects in the overall look of a room. Whether you have a neutral palette or you have a colorful palette art helps make a grand statement. Here at John-William Interiors we stock a wide variety of art. We are also able to customize your art in size and color, so don’t feel limited by what is currently available in our showroom.
We are not talking about your Grandmother’s dusty old swags. There are so many new and exciting ways, from traditional, transitional and contemporary to add this layer to your design. From solar shades to sleek new drapery panels you are able to solve practical needs, while adding softness and sophistication.
From start to finish interior designers at John-William Interiors can help you with any aspect of the design process.
All images are courtesy of Vanguard Furniture.