There’s always a certain piece of furniture or decor that puts up a fight. No matter what you do, you cannot get it to work with the rest of the space. You can always find a solution to manage your decor and unify a room. Read through these tips to help you fit in your trouble piece.
- Improve Flow: When a piece looks out of place, correcting poor flow and unity is the first solution. Elements such as color, texture, or shape should be placed throughout a room to create visual solidarity. Use accents that have one of the traits of your favorite furniture or decor, such as blue vases and frame to match a blue and white chair. Another easy way to create cohesion without searching for a lot of matching items is by using a single addition that will automatically help draw the eye around. Using a feature like wainscoting creates visual interest that will automatically cause you to look around a space, as eyes always follow lines and paths.
- Make it a focal point: If the troublesome item stands out, take advantage of its ability to attract attention. There are a few design techniques that instantly create a focal point. Proper arrangement and decorating can make it the first thing to be noticed. Two easy to achieve and captivating elements are color and lines. The darkest or brightest color in a space draws attention first, so keep this in mind when adding color. Likewise, use linear patterns or the angles of furniture to direct the eye to your prominent piece.
- Reduce competition: Creating a focal point is a great start, but don’t have multiple details fighting for attention. There should be a balance or equilibrium in the room, not two main areas that clash. Having more than one focal point destroys the flow and connectivity of the space. Try combining them to stop them from visually competing with each other. For example, if you’re trying to make a piece of furniture your focal point, but have a natural focal point like a fireplace, place the components near each other. This builds a unified, commanding area that is visually tied together. Another way to bring the attention to something is place it front and center, and arrange smaller accents around it as complements. This allows it not to stand out as a separate entity, while the small items do not take away from the main attraction.
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