WHAT TO AVOID WHEN DECORATING
Scale in Interior Design
When you enter into a room, it should be like a city, a combination of different heights. You never want everything in a room to be a the same level or the same size. Accomplish this with different heights/sizes in your furnishings, art placement and window treatments.
Scale is the number one mistake that almost everyone makes when it comes to interior design. This is probably the case because it takes a talented eye to decorate a room with impeccable scale. Some people put too many small things in a room, thereby cluttering the room and not giving the eye a place to land.
While others put too many large, bulky items in one room, making it look stuffed and small. The secret to proper scale is a mixture of décor items in different shapes, heights and sizes.
At Leather Gallery we have a wide range of décor items that will help you achieve scale in your home. A styling tip from our team is to use a mirrored tray and layer décor items on your tray. Adding ornaments on a mirrored tray is the perfect way to create height on a coffee table.
ARRANGEMENT OF ACCESSORIES AND COLLECTIONS
We all have them—collections. Somehow it started with one little ceramic bird and now you have a collection of birds in various shapes sizes and colours that you have gathered over the years. What is the proper way to display a collection such as this?
Well, let’s start with the improper way, and the mistake that most of us make— scattering pieces of the collection throughout your home. One little bird may tweet from a fireplace, while another little bird somehow flew all the way over to perch on the coffee table.
No matter what the accessory is, it is best to display them in arrangements and groupings. There are some steadfast rules to arranging items into groups—called the rule of three. So, gather what you love into groupings and display them proudly and properly.
Have fun with your arrangements, playing with size, colour, and texture, remembering to avoid the number one mistake that most people make—scale