How to Create a Great Room

A room with a TV.

According to designer Vicente Wolf the secret to achieve a great room relies heavily on the mixture of furnishing and accents.

  1. According to him if you put together a space with colour, texture and different arrays of styles then it will be likely that your décor will have a much longer life.
  2. Your accessories that you will use for decoration will keep your space by getting locked to one time period and accessories also give a room a thematic look.
  3. Contrast and contradiction help in making the best of both looks to come into view. According to Wolf to achieve such a view something refined should be kept beside something primitive.
  4. Use elements of the current period with the old period to bring in similarities and contrasts. Look for elements that say the same thing but come from different periods.
  5. Use different coloured paints and fabrics as they can give a completely new look to a common piece of furniture.
  6. Always remember that opposites attract. A good example can be of a sleek white Saarinen table which looks wonderful when it is surrounded by dark elaborately carved Anglo-Indian chairs.
  7. Nothing is more attractive than a dining table set with a perfectly matched silverware and plates. Delicate French Limoges China when mixed with clear glass dishes or Fiesta-ware with Chinese blue and white is a good idea for setting up your dining table.
  8.  Remember that irreverence is appealing. Wolf suggests that Aubusson rug that is laid down on a concrete floor cuts the edge of the concrete and the concrete underscores the softness of the rug.
  9. Adding an architectural fragments such as a building cornice and mounting it on a wall as if it were a console table gives a contemporary room an antique dimension and adds more weight to featureless space.
  10. There’s safety in numbers. Group Italian Baroque candle-sticks on a slip glass and brass table. Use at least three candles for decoration.
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