Cool colors, like blue, purple and green, are considered tranquil colors; use these colors in those spaces designated for relaxation, like bedrooms and family rooms.
Warm colors, like red, orange and yellow, are considered stimulating colors; use these in those spaces designed for activity or conversation, like dining rooms.
Blend and layer multiple shades of the same color to create a monochromatic look.
If you want a visually energetic room, use contrasting or complementary colors in your design.
If you want a more serene room, use harmonious colors, or colors that are positioned close together on the color wheel.
Consider your lifestyle when choosing fabrics. Synthetic fibers are resistant to stains and fading, while natural fibers wick away moisture, stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
When selecting a fabric, keep in mind that the tighter the weave of the fabric, the better it will wear over time. This is especially important when consider upholstery for high-traffic areas of your home.
Slipcovers chosen in washable fabrics offer a practical design solution for those with active lifestyles.
Combine patterns, colors and textures to give rooms more depth.
Not every piece in your room needs to match perfectly. Being compatible but a little different builds an interesting and eclectic style.