- Rule of threes, fives or sevens. I am not sure of the psychology of this but everything looks better if it is an odd number. So try to group things together in threes if you can. They do not have to be all the same items. You can use a lamp for height and a tray for a horizontal element. (I love trays they are great for displaying objects).
- Height- when grouping things together you want one piece to give you height and then another two pieces at different levels creating a triangle affect.
- Layering- just like you dress yourself in layers when dressing a room it is important to layer things up. Don't just have one cushion when you can have three!! Stack up books in threes but finish off with an object.
- Colour - finally chose a colour that can filter through and tie the whole room together. So if you do decide to use black as your theme then make sure that it is used throughout the room not just in one space.
It is that spooky time of the year again when we all look to the dark side! And I am afraid to tell you that Black is back. Looking at the latest trends black will start to filter back onto the high street over the next few months. I know it is unlikely that you will want to paint your house black (unless you are a goth) but there are some accessories which mixed with metallics can look very elegant. Designer Abigail Ahern is well known for using dark colour, tones and shades but it is not to everyones taste. I have put together some treats if you do decide to embrace the darkness please see below. As you can see black does not need to look dramatic mixed with geometric patterns and colour it can look elegant. I have included some of Abigail Ahern's work so you can see how to embrace darker tones if you are brave enough.
So now for some tricks. Designers are often asked what their top tips are for creating a room so I thought I would let you in on a few secrets. (not all of course- otherwise I would be out of a job!). So I thought we would look at how to display objects and pieces to give your rooms a more complete look.
I am an interior designer who loves all things design. In the past I have worked as a Manager in 4 and 5 star hotels in Scotland so have always been surrounded by beautiful interiors. I have recently graduated from the National Design Academy with a Degree in Interior design. I love being creative whether it is upholstering an old chair, making cushions or cooking for friends I am never happier. I believe that you do not have to spend a fortune to have a lovely home and I hope to inspire you with my blogs giving tips and trends along the way.