I am not much for rules in general – exception: the golden rule.
I am totally down with abiding by that one – imagine the world if everyone did…
In the realm of decorating, I believe there are 7 Golden Rules of Decor .
My 7 Golden Rules of Decor are all of equal importance. Follow them, like you do the actual golden rule, and the results will make decorating your home beautifully much easier.
Do onto your house as you would have your house do onto you!
The 7 Golden Rules of Decor Never to Break
- Purchase or make only well fitting curtains or drapes.
No high water curtains/drapes or those that lack the fullness needed.
- Never use a rug that is too small for the space.
Legs of your furniture should be on the rug & with dining chairs, the rug should be under the chairs when pulled out.
- Use a limited color palette throughout to create flow.
Choose 3 main colors and use to varying percentages in all the rooms
- Incorporate the rule of threes in arranging your accessories.
Three objects of different heights, shapes & textures are interesting the the eye.
- Have at least 3 different sources of light in each room.
Overhead (on dimmers) table top/standing lamps and task lighting.
- Leave some negative space.
Let your eye rest – less is more.
- Choose one focal point for each room.
Too many ‘wows’ in a room creates confusion, not peace.
There you have it, my seven golden rules of decor.
Have a listen to our podcast episode all about Decor Rules NOT to break. We go deep into each rule & toss in one or two more. Click the arrow below to listen.
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Do you have any decor golden rules to share? Lmk yours in a comment below…and good luck in the give away!
** Kelly **
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