Interior Design Using Feng Shui Principles: Part 6 – Design Tips for Décor & Furnishings
Fresh white paintwork gives a fresh, clean, new impression. Floral patterns and stripes (and even team them with checks too) on fabrics can look particularly great together and give a relaxed yet smart but informal impression. Mix old and new, and cheap and expensive items for a more homely, lived in, chic and individual look. Painted furniture is a good way to transform a piece and will give a softer appearance than wood furniture which can make a strong formal statement in a room.
To give a luxurious impression, use fluffy white towels, plump cushions and thick duvets and pillows. Healthy house plants and vases of fresh flowers introduce nature into a space, and because we love nature, we relate well to this. Also, the scent from fresh flowers or scented candles adds a lovely touch to a scheme. Small details can make a really big difference. Fit radiator pipe covers to conceal them and ensure the plastic valve fittings on each end of the radiators are clean or replace them with new ones (remember to take the old ones with you to the supplier so that they can provide you with the correct replacements).
Door handles should not only suit the style of the door and the style (and perhaps colour depending on proximity) of the window handles, but they should also work properly. It is important to oil them regularly, ensure they catch properly and repair them as necessary. Door stops and other door furniture should match the style and finish of the handles. Choose sparkling or colourful china knobs for cupboards to give them a lift or pretty hooks to co-ordinate with a scheme.
Thank you for reading my weekly bog and I hope you will visit my blog again next week for more tips and advice on interior design and feng shui.