shoulda woulda coulda

Trying to figure out what you can and cannot do in a space can be beyond difficult. I know the feeling of not thinking you know anything and anything that you do know, does not seem to work. So not to worry, here are a few do’s and don’ts of designing a space.
textures

Do change up the textures in your space. Smooth, rough, shiny, dull mix it up add interest to your room.
art work
Do enhance a small space. Use a few large statement pieces in the space to create the illusion of a bigger room.
shelving
Don’t overwhelm and display too much. Do not be tacky, only keep what is important and what best suits the space.
trends
Do play with trends. By this I mean use accessories to change up your space. Following trends can be tricky and also very expensive. Following trends through accessories can be a cost efficient way and also a quick way to change up the space.

wall art work

Don’t hang anything small on large walls. Hanging small artwork or mirrors on large bare walls can make the pieces become lost in the wall. Try hanging over sized artwork or multiple pieces to make the space feel more full.

wall colour

Don’t pick a wall colour in the store. Please note that no matter how hard to try to convince yourself that it is the right colour, 90% of the time it is not. Lighting in stores is always far more harsh then in your home. Fix this by asking for samples of the colours to take home and try on the wall.
floor plan
Finally a Do. Make a floor plan. Even if you say you cannot draw a straight line, you can read a number. Take a few minutes measure out your space, draw it on a piece of paper and call it a day. Having measurements will make your life far more easier when it comes to picking out furniture.
I hope that these do’s and don’ts help you figure out those awkward and hard interior design problems. Just remember it is your space and if it makes you happy, that is all that matters.
***PLEASE NOT THAT NONE OF THESE PICTURES ARE MINE THEY ARE ALL FROM PINTEREST***

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