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It honestly depends on magnitude and scope of project. Choose your wall treatments and get those out of way if you intend on making any flooring changes. Don’t become hasty and have new flooring installed or existing flooring refinished only to paint over top of it while applying your wall treatment. Once walls have been complete and allowed time to properly dry, then is time to make flooring changes.
Flooring! Traditional interior design offers so many choices for all types of flooring; it is best to base this choice upon needs and lifestyle of your clients. If they have children, suggest that easily washable, flat surfaced flooring is used with compliment of a large rug in any recreational room. These rooms will be rooms that are used most often and are danger areas for anyone with kids or children. Explain to them that rug is easily replaced but carpeting is not!!!
When ‘canvas’ is ready (the bare bones of room), it is time for you to treat any windows before you begin moving furniture in and things get crowded. For small rooms, open them up by adding more light using sheer window coverings. The same idea with dark rooms that need a little extra light. Make ‘short’ rooms tall using window-to-floor curtains or draperies in contrast to short furniture.
Traditional interior design includes MANY alternatives to window coverings that will fit any home. Keep in mind while doing this activity on outside of window as much as you do to appearance on inside of it. If it is a very open window and setting of home does not offer much privacy, they will probably want privacy window coverings. After your windows are complete, hang any wall accessories before proceeding to next step.
Time to bring in furniture! A few key rules to remember while positioning furniture in traditional interior design: first, create lines and continuity. Second, be sure to create adequate walking space. Third, don’t over clutter. And fourth, be creative.
Once your furniture is in place and has been ‘tested’, it is time to accessorize. Traditional interior design normally does this by placing a few instrumental accessories into place. Simplicity is elegant and too many accessories can lead to an uncomfortable room.
Try to purchase well-defined items that can even make great conversational pieces. If homeowners are hands-on and involved, get them to add personal touches by creating an accessory themselves.
Traditional interior design is a catch-all that incorporates workability and usability with beauty of a room. Achieve perfect balance by properly combining these items and you will be successful!
Rosemary Leake is an Independent Consultant with Southern Living at Home. Inspired by Southern Living magazine, our exclusive home décor line brings warmth and style to every room of your home! Visit Rosemary's Interior Design website for more articles and resources - http://www.interiordesignprofits.com. Also get your FREE Mini-Report: "A Complete Guide To Interior Design."