Hi guys! Today I’m sharing a very informative post about the basics of Interior Design. I get asked questions frequently so I thought this would be a great place to answer them.
Below I answer my FAQ. Please leave a comment on this post if you have any more! I’m happy to answer.
How much room do you need between furniture for a walkway?
How high do I hang a chandelier from my dining room table?
Approximately 30 to 34 inches over a table with an 8 foot ceiling height. If your ceiling is higher than 8 feet, mount the chandelier an additional 3 inches higher for each foot of ceiling
What size area rug fits under a queen and king bed?
Queen: 8’x10′, King: 9’x12′
What’s your favorite interior white paint color?
Benjamin Moore “simply white” and “snowbound”
Do I paint my walls and ceilings the same color?
Yes. However they are a different sheen. I always paint the ceilings matte.
Can my walls and baseboards be the same white paint color?
Yes. I typically paint them the same white as the walls.
Can you mix different color hardware in a home?
Yes. I suggest keeping each room the same. For example in my modern farmhouse the kitchen was brushed brass (gold) and all of the bathrooms with matte black.
Can you mix different wood colors?
Absolutely! I love to mix woods. In my modern farmhouse I had gray/brown oak floors and had a huge 12′ natural wood dining table with black wood chairs.
If I have an all white kitchen do I need to do a colorful backsplash?
No. The backsplash is a great place to add texture.
How do you know when to spend more on items vs. bargain options?
I recommend spending more on your foundational, every day pieces. – i.e. bed frame, mattress, sofa and dining table. Other items like coffee tables, poufs, pillows, rugs, etc. are the places I look for deals. These are the things that are switched out more often.
How do you make a room look full and decorated without feeling cluttered?
If you think it looks cluttered, it probably is. I always start with the big items when designing a space and work from there. Once I have the main furniture placed I add in minimal decor and see how the room feels. Take time when decorating. There is no rush!
How do you make a room feel bigger with low ceilings?
First and foremost, white walls!! If you have a small space or a space with low ceilings don’t paint it dark. It will make the space feel smaller. Having items the draw your eye up also help with feeling bigger. I like to put floor mirrors in smaller rooms to make the appear grander.
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