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.
H O M E // Good morning, guys!! Currently waiting on a snow storm❄️ Can’t wait to watch it fall outside these window - 20+ inches projected!! You could say Luke’s pretty stoked about some powder skiing⛷ Working on a new Q&A blog post for y’all about building and remodeling! It will be on SBKliving.com tomorrow👩🏻💻 This fixer upper has come a LONG way!!👏🏻 Excited for our next project... stay tuned!🏠
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O R G // I just posted how I organize my kitchen over on SBKliving.com 🏠💁🏻♀️ I do NOT have a pantry so it was a bit more challenging making this space efficient... BUT it did it!!😉 I broke it into three different “spaces” in my kitchen to utilize: drawers, cabinets and on-counter organizers! Sharing all my favorite items AND a look at how I use them! Head over to the blog for all the deets. Currently learning how to make my own sourdough bread👩🏻🍳🍞🥖 Wish me luck! LOL😝 SWIPE right for a few up close shots!!
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H O M E // Sprucing up Ford’s bathroom with some new home FINDS a la Target! Sharing this space and two others I’m updating over on stories! Showing y’all easy and budget-friendly ways to refresh rooms!🏠💁🏻♀️ Shop this #bathroom on the @liketoknow.it app! Click the link in my bio OR download the app and follow me “sbkliving” 🏠
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H O M E // Hiya, guys!! Excited to share this week’s FINDS all about WALL DECOR!! From budget-friendly mirrors to my favorite country, fashion-inspired and graphic ART! I’ll be sharing on my Story today and linking the roundup on the @liketoknow.it app! If you’re new to following me, I share FINDS every Friday!👏🏻 In my old entryway, I styled it with a modern gold round mirror and rustic Magnificent 7 canvas🤠 The perfect balance for my modern farmhouse!🏠 You can also shop this space on LTK - linked the console table, jute runner, chandelier, farmhouse bench, mirror, blanket, dried grasses and more!!💁🏻♀️ #sbkliving