Quick and Easy Interior Decorating Tips


1. Consider the right height for hanging your artwork

How you hang your artwork and the height, can make or break its impact in your house or office. According to research, the average human eye level is 1.5m above the ground. Ensuring all your wall hangings are at this level increases exposure to the same. If possible, make it a habit of hanging the artwork at the center of the wall a meter shy of the floor. Any interior designer will tell you that, your artwork is all about the human scale and never the structure’s size. Just because your room/house has a high ceiling doesn’t mean the artwork or pictures should be as high.


2. Let the paint color be your last pick

As weird as it may sound, choosing the paint color for your home shouldn’t be your first decision. While you may be in love with pink, purple, yellow, etc. the color may not complement the artwork or upholstery in your new home. Just because the color looked great in your previous home doesn’t mean it will in the new setup. This is because light sources may vary from one home to the other, among many other sources. This however doesn’t mean you should abandon your favorite color or theme for the house but got for its hues, shades, and tints that complement much better. Brighter hues are often recommended for smaller rooms or limited natural light, while darker tones work best for well-lit and larger rooms.

3. Spacing

Optimizing the space available (while leaving enough breathing room for your furniture and other items) especially in smaller rooms can be intimidating at times. If working with a limited budget, it would then be best to go for better-quality furniture pieces for your home, and only use what you need. If you however have plenty of space in the room, you should then try different arrangement styles to optimize the space available. High-backed chairs are often preferred for both small and spacious rooms for they stand out in almost all scenarios.

4. Furniture arrangement on carpets

There are two approaches that you can use when arranging furniture on rugs/carpets. It working with a large space or a large rug, you should then consider using an ALL ON approach on this. This means all the furniture legs will be resting on the carpet on all the four sides.

Alternatively, you can use the ALL OFF approach if working in a small room and/or carpet. The rug should however be touching the furniture legs on all sides. Using too small a rug may seem like an afterthought and wouldn’t have an excellent presentation. If there’s plenty of room, you can then have the front legs of your furniture rest on the carpet to hold it in position. This type of arrangement is also recommended for textured or larger solid rugs. The rug also needs to complement the paint color you wish to go for or any other appliance in the house.