Although creativity is innate, there are some simple tips to follow when redesigning your home. Next time your New York living space is in need of a makeover, be sure to follow these simple rules:
- Add plenty of light: Lighting can make or break a room. Many homes are exquisitely decorated but look too dark and dingy because their space doesn't receive enough natural light. If this is the case in your home, be sure to use sheer draperies, which are not only stylish but can also allow sunlight to flourish.
- Buy staple furniture pieces: "Resist overcrowding a room. Gracious living means space to maneuver with ease," writes Houzz.com contributor Judith Taylor. "You don't need to fill up a space with lots of furniture. Spend more of your budget on fewer but better-quality pieces, and your room will look better than if it's stuffed to the gills with flea market finds."
- Have a focal point: It's important to have a focal point to base your design scheme around. Successful interiors are neither too cluttered nor too bare. Your focal point will attract your guest's eyes, without taking too much attention away from the remainder of the room. For an example, some homeowners base their rooms around a signature furniture piece like an oversized couch. Others opt to make a dazzling piece of artwork the main focus, or draw attention to beautiful bay windows. The choice is up to you!