“A room worth sitting in should be a room worth looking at.”
Noun:_The art or process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building.
Designing and decorating a room is not only fun, but it’s a way of expressing yourself through your furniture, your wall color, the art you choose and the manor in which you place the furniture. There are a few vital things to having a well balanced room. You should always have a good Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the art of placing furniture around the room so it keeps it well spaced out. If you do have a good Feng Shui, you can walk into the room and it doesn’t feel cluttered, and also has a feeling of Zen. Now, for the colors. Depending on your taste you can choose virtually any color you want as long as you’re happy with it. In my opinion I feel like you should stay with colors that are kind on the eyes and something you wouldn’t get sick of in two years. It’s important that you have a color pallet to work off of. For example you could base your room off of almost anything. Like wall color, wallpaper, furniture, or a piece of art you really like. So if you have a piece of artwork you really enjoy, you can take different elements out of the picture and place them around the room. You could use different shades, textures, and even other pieces of artwork to complement your centerpiece. It’s also extremely important to have more of one color than to have a balanced pallet of colors around the room
For the first room, I immediately chose a centerpiece. The centerpiece was a rose, behind a black background with a beige border. I knew I could totally work with this because these colors are neutrals. I chose a contemporary leather chair to go with the black in the picture. After all black is a neutral and can coincide with any color. For the lighting I chose red candles to go with the rose, and a silver reading lamp to go with the silver in the chair. But I needed a black side table to hold these things. The table is round, black, and sleek. It went perfectly with the chair. Now to get some more red into the room. Aside from the red candles I thought a red coaster, and a red mug would be fastidious. It gave the room a pleasant “at home” feeling. But the picture did have some beige in the border. I figured a bust would work perfectly. I placed it under the side table so you would get a subtle taste of the beige. Still, I felt the room was a little empty, and it needed a few more things. A brown spotted cowhide rug was perfect, as well as a standing bunch of brown branches. That was the “bohemian” element and I feel like it made the room a little less uptight. Pillows make a room more welcoming so I thought a pillow would be pleasant and would bring out the green of the stem in the centerpiece. In a sitting area it’s always important to have a place to put your feet up, so a beige ottoman sufficed adding comfort and tranquility.
I figured one room wasn’t enough. So I went a step further to make another one. This room was a little bit more traditional and time-honored. I wanted a warmer feeling instead of the modern bohemian room before. Firstly I started with two pictures. They are both black and white prints of Trinity College in Dublin. But it wasn’t the pictures I was working off of. Instead I worked with the borders. One of the frames was a dark red, and the other was a dark green. Both of the pictures have a gold frame and I incorporated that into the room as well. For the furniture I used two wood brown “directors” chairs for starters. I figured I would keep the black side table because I thought it would look good with this design. Since it was more of a traditional look, I possessed a brown rug. This was a brown oriental rug which worked best with this traditional style. The side table was looking a little bare, so the best idea was to retrieve a gold lamp. The gold lamp went perfectly amid the frames of the pictures. Staying with the trend of putting objects underneath the table, I found a gold meets yellow ceramic piece. This tied the gold motifs together. I needed something to take out the red of the Trinity College picture. I put an ottoman in the middle of the room because it was the red of the border, and it united the room. To cozy up the room I needed pillows and a throw. The throw had all the colors of the room tied together in a fantastic pattern. The throw had also invited in the green from the other picture border. The pillows added a desired comfort that in itself encompass all the colors in the room. In my opinion you can’t sit in a nice room with out a glass of red wine. The wine itself had also captured the reds of the borders, and the bottle added a subtle green that the room was craving from the green borders. In addition my great grandfather’s cork holder added in some more gold which was translated through paisley designs.