One Room Apartment to Tuscan Villa Ė Rules to Make your Decorating a Success

Written by Pamela Cole Harris


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3.Balance - Balance is equilibrium amongrepparttar forms in a room. There are two types of balance: a. Symmetrical which is a balance between objects on either side of an imaginary line; b. Asymmetrical is a balance between objects of different sizes.

Large and small items inrepparttar 100170 room should be distributed evenly. The whole room should seem comfortable torepparttar 100171 eye. There should be nothing jarring or awkward. If something does seem out of place inrepparttar 100172 room, take it out.

4.Harmony and Rhythm - When a room is harmonious, allrepparttar 100173 elements inrepparttar 100174 room relate easily to each other. When a room has rhythm, it means that colors or patterns are repeated in a way that stimulatesrepparttar 100175 eye and mind. Remember however, that too much pattern in a small room can be overwhelming.

5.Focus - Focus is what your eye notices or rests on when you enter a room. Make sure it is something that you wantrepparttar 100176 eye to rest on, not something you want to hide!

The best advice if you want to design your dream room? Educate yourself about basic design principles and then trust your instincts! Donít listen to your best friend, your mother-in-law orrepparttar 100177 neighbor downrepparttar 100178 street! Trust yourself! After all, you will berepparttar 100179 one who lives withrepparttar 100180 room. That being said, I do have one small piece of advice. If you find yourself trying to figure out how you can make a moat around that modular French chateau, youíve just gone too far!

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Pamela Cole Harris is an editor and writer with 35 years experience. Visit her website, http://www.homeandgardenmakeover.com, for a free newsletter with remodeling, home improvement and decorating ideas forrepparttar 100181 financially challenged and creatively deficient. Or for unique content for your website, written especially for your keywords and audience, visit http://www.pamelacoleharris.com.

Pamela Cole Harris is an editor and writer with 35 years experience. Visit her website, http://www.homeandgardenmakeover.com, for a free newsletter with remodeling, home improvement and decorating ideas for the financially challenged and creatively deficient. Or for unique content for your website, written especially for your keywords and audience, visit http://www.pamelacoleharris.com.


Pickle Green or Passionate Puce? How to Select the Right Color for your Room!

Written by Pamela Cole Harris


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4.Do you likerepparttar color but feel itís too intense? Try a shade or two lighter. Repeatrepparttar 100169 process of paintingrepparttar 100170 color onrepparttar 100171 wall.

5.You may love stark white, but unless you live in an operating room, it will be a bit too harsh for a living space. Try a white with a hint of blush, blue, or beige.

6.If you are going to spend a lot of time in a room, you should avoid bold color schemes. While they may be beautiful, they can be psychologically tiring in a home office, living room or kitchen.

7.If there is a piece of fabric you really love, take it with you torepparttar 100172 paint store. Pick a color inrepparttar 100173 fabric to berepparttar 100174 color ofrepparttar 100175 walls. You can pick up other colors inrepparttar 100176 piece with pillows and curtains.

8.Remember, if you want a two-toned color or if you would like an accent color, you need to followrepparttar 100177 same steps to view it in different lighting.

9.Donít buy color until you have lived with large samples ofrepparttar 100178 color for a few days. Several small cans may cost extra money, but they will save a nightmare later when you discover that that dusty plum is really purple passion whenrepparttar 100179 lights are on!

10.Enjoy! You have a color you can live with! The right color for your room!

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Pamela Cole Harris is an editor and writer with 35 years experience. Visit her website, http://www.homeandgardenmakeover.com, for a free newsletter with remodeling, home improvement and decorating ideas forrepparttar 100180 financially challenged, creatively deficient and technologically illiterate.Or for unique content for your website, written especially for your keywords and audience, visit http://www.pamelacoleharris.com.

Pamela Cole Harris is an editor and writer with 35 years experience. Visit her website, http://www.homeandgardenmakeover.com, for a free newsletter with remodeling, home improvement and decorating ideas for the financially challenged, creatively deficient and technologically illiterate.Or for unique content for your website, written especially for your keywords and audience, visit http://www.pamelacoleharris.com.


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