The 3 Golden Rules of Decoration!

We use interior design techniques to create ideal interior spaces. These techniques come in all forms; in this case tried and tested rules – the golden rules.

The 3 Golden Rules of decoration that come to mind here are:

1. THE 70-20-10 RULE
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This is also referred to as the 60-30-10 rule. To get a well balanced scheme, keep 70% of the elements (say, the walls and floors) as one colour,  20% in a second colour (say, prints and soft furnishings), and add 10% of a vibrant accent.

2. THE PATTERN RULE
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If you’re mixing patterns,  use large with medium,  or medium with small,  never large with small. Choose prints and patterns with one colour in common, for a look that feels coordinated but not too matched’.

3. THE PAINTED BOX RULE

The way a paint colour looks changes according to the time of day, the light, the size and orientation of a room. Buy a tester pot and paint the inside of a large box with a couple of coats of your chosen colour;  you’ll have a miniature ‘room’. See how the paint colour changes within a 3D space.

……AND THE FINAL RULE.
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Always add a surprise: your focal point – whether it’s a feature wall, a huge mirror or a piece of wall art – is the short cut to a wow’ room.

Ultimately, that’s how you achieve an elegant and much more functional living space in your home, by you!

As always, thanks for reading.

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