- A room with high ceilings does not mean that it requires over-sized furniture and elaborate draperies on the windows. To the contrary, the openness of the ceiling can be a beckoning call to minimize other distractions.
- Rather than focusing on heavy, bulky furniture, think about incorporating smaller scaled furniture that are well proportioned.
- When purchasing new pieces don’t compromise on comfort! Purchase the best you can afford.
- Don’t compromise on function.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, single-family homes are continuing to get smaller and all indicators show this trend is likely to continue. So it only makes sense that this trend apply to the interior of your home as well. When it comes to conceptualizing your home design and decorating projects, downsizing and minimizing creates a more zen-like atmosphere. Rather than fill a space full of furniture, artwork, accessories and objects at every turn, consider downsizing for a more sophisticated and elegant look. The more upscale homes are often the ones that incorporate elegant pieces, keep clutter to a minimum and exude light and airy interiors – where less is more. Before you begin your home design project, take stock and inventory of what you have. It will help you identify which pieces will stay and which will go! Don’t be a hoarder – be willing to let go! Here are some design tips when streamlining your home.