Thursday, November 21, 2013

Beyond the Expected

Creating a unique room is about stepping beyond the expected and allowing some of the conventional concepts in room décor to be broken. Don’t be afraid to mix colors, textures, size, shapes and styles to put together a story that is as individual as your home and lifestyle.

For instance, in the bedroom, consider an upholstered bed rather than matching it to your chest and dresser. You may also enjoy distinctive pieces by adding two different nightstands, perhaps choosing Bombe chests. These short, wooden tables add a curvy element of flair yet functionally serve a bedside purpose.

Have fun implementing a contrasting mix of textures and layers like the natural quality of leather, the richness of fur, smooth luster of silk and the warmth of textured wools. Create a mixture of color such as a soft palette of greys with colors that are close together on the color wheel like blues and violets. Likewise, go bold with opposite hues on the spectrum by pairing orange with blue or red with shades of green.

Interior customization is truly about combining your furniture and accessories in unexpected ways by adding layers that bring the depth of your personality to any room setting. Not only is it a place for you to enjoy being, it’s a space to enjoy building.

By Benta Niemi
Interior Designer
Royal Oak SSI