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 Read More

Paint & Lighting

Choosing a paint color for your walls is a difficult task. There’s choosing the type of paint, brand of paint and of course the color. The step that is most important is that you get a few paint samples of the colors you are interested Read More

Color Wheels

There are many ways to choose color for your rooms. If you want to experiment, using a color wheel is a fun option. Gather as many paint chips as you can from your local paint store then using the color wheel to find complimentary and Read More

Color Schemes

If your interested in color schemes or need a quick review, here is a list that describes the basic schemes used in art and design.   Monochromatic This is the use of one color. In decorating this doesn’t mean that the room and accessories are Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More