DO'S & DONT'S
Do vary heights for interest! This goes for bookshelves, end tables, even furniture, and lighting.
Don't have everything the same height.
Do hang it around eye level. Average height is 60" up from the floor.
Don't hang your artwork too low or too high.
Do keep a list of measurements when shopping. This is not a lesson you want to learn the hard way with furniture that doesn't fit.
Don't forget to measure before buying furniture.
Do mix your furnishings up. You don't want your house to feel like it came off the furniture showroom floor. Collected adds character!
Don't buy matched sets.
Do keep it subtle with a few well-thought-out pieces. We all love coastal but an entire room of seashells and starfish is just tacky.
Don't get carried away with a theme.
Do make sure furniture is visually balanced. If you have an overstuffed sofa, you need to balance that with something with the same visual weight.
Don't forget about scale.
Do invest in dimmer switches, task lighting and the correct light bulbs that don't case a yellow glow.
Don't have bad lighting.
Do spend the money on a larger rug to fill the space. It shouldn't look like a postage stamp in the room.
Don't buy a rug that's too small.
Place the rod high and wide to give the illusion of bigger windows.
Don't hang your curtains too low.
Do declutter often. A room does not need to be filled, open space is a good thing!
Don't hang on to clutter.