All About Paint Types

Besides choosing a color for your walls, it’s important to understand and choose the right interior paint type for your project. Use this handy guide to help you figure out which is best for you. Paint Types Primers First decision to be made is if you will need a primer. A primer prepares the walls…

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Lighting Basics

One of the most important aspects of home décor is lighting. Where you place lamps and light fixtures can make a difference in the overall feel of the room. Here are the basics for understanding different types of lighting and how to use them for maximum impact. Types There are three types of lighting used…

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Balance

Balance in a room relates to the placement of items in the space and their relation to each other. Balance creates a harmonious and relaxing feel. When a room does not have balance it can appear disjointed or be uncomfortable. There are three common room layouts to follow for achieving a good sense of balance: …

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Rhythm

Rhythm in a room adds to the visual interest. Using different textures, patterns, shapes and color dictates where and why the eye moves throughout the room. There are four kinds of rhythm used in home decorating: alteration, repetition, contrast and progression. Alteration Alteration is alternating of two types of items. For example, using two pillows…

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Harmony

The principle of harmony creates of sense of peace and an aesthetically pleasing feeling. Harmony in home decorating is the unifying factor of all the design principles, styles and color theory. When design principles are employed correctly harmony and unity are created. This room has a sense of harmony. There is a gentle contrast between…

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Emphasis

Emphasis relates to where the eye first rests in the design of your room. It is the first thing one sees before moving through the other elements of the room. The focal point dictates the rest of the layout of the space. Two types of focal points are common in home design, architectural emphasis and…

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Proportion & Scale

When your placing items in your room don’t forget about proportion and scale.  Proportion and scale refer to the size of the items in your room in relation to each other. Using the correct proportions in your elements lets the eye travel naturally through the room, enhances the focal point of the room and creates…

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