Be true to you – Your home tells a story about you, so fill it with objects that you enjoy. Decorate for you – not for others.
Tread cautiously with trends – Trends are great; however they tend to come and go and are not always practical for your lifestyle or your budget. Ask yourself if the design you implement today is the one you’ll want to look at years from now.
Think of others – When planning your space, imagine it with people in the room. Often, homeowners try to decorate their homes like pictures they see in a magazine. But those are for photo shoots – not for real life. Instead, focus on what’s comfortable and functional for you, your family and your guests. Think of making the space both work and look good.
Focus – Find an inspiration around which to focus your design, whether it is a piece of furniture, art or a meaningful antique. By planning your design around your most prized items, you can maintain focus and stay true to your style.
Wow ‘em with white – Nothing brightens a room like a touch of white. By simply adding a white throw pillow or towel to a room, you can make it feel cleaner, brighter and more luxurious. In contrast, a dark feature wall can also give a touch of class to any room.
Think in 3-D – Don’t forget that every room has three surfaces to consider: the walls, floor and ceiling. Each helps establish the mood.
Cast the best light – Even the best design can look shabby in poor lighting. Choose good lighting to maximize your surroundings and brighten the outlook.
Look ahead – Kitchen and bathroom upgrades tend to offer the most return on investment when it comes time to sell your home, so don’t overlook upgrades like tile and cabinetry.
Water Features – A feature including water can bring many intriguing points of interest to your home it can create a calming effect by just watching the water .On them warm days just to watch and to hear the water seems to have a cooling effect, fish could also be added for even more interest ponds are easy care low maintained items. Outside water features must take into account evaporation and there should be ample shade provided to restrict the loss to preserve this resource.