12 ways to make a room look better!

Interior Designers are in fact creative types by nature and love to imagine, dream, explore and follow our intuition. That being said, there are some principles that guide us to ensure a great result for our clients.

I hate to break it to you, but interior designers don’t really follow a secret decorating rule book.

The principles of design are the closest thing we have to a rule book but typically once a designer learns these principles, he or she is equipped to break the rules a little in order to create unique and distinctive spaces. Fully understanding design principles and learning how to interpret them for each and every space is like a language, which becomes instinctive after years of experimentation and practice. However, that doesn't mean you cant adopt these simple considerations to bear in mind when you are wanting to improve your spaces. These have been proven as super effective and I have used them over the years for best results with my clients both domestic and commercial. Consider it as a foundation for developing your own quirky, creative,intuitive approach to designing your own spaces. If you need a little help, you know where to find it. Contact us

1.Choose the paint colour last

I get calls all the time from homeowners who want to choose colours for the interior and exterior of their home. There are thousands of paint colours with various tints, tones and shades as you may know if you've ever been faced with the task or colour selection. And each one looks different from home to home, because light sources and architecture vary, meaning what looks good in your current home might not in your next one. You want the colour that best complements your upholstery, artwork, rug and whatever else.

Most designers when designing a whole space will choose artwork and soft furnishings first and then select paint colours last. Of course it depends on the scope of the project. The client may already have prominent artwork or furnishings to govern the selection and in some cases they don't. A design professional has a huge palette of colours when selecting paint colours but there are limitations to what is available for bedding, upholstery and art pieces. Choosing these limited items first and finishing with the perfect paint colour to complement them will ensure the best possible result.