You hear these elusive, almost upper crusty terms…”focal point” “balance” “sense of ease” “spatial harmony” “traffic flow” …what? To some of us these terms mean something real, but hard to pin down in a formula for success. For me, trial and error is my most tried and true method for furniture and accent arrangement. These initial staging steps are easy…
1.Clear the extraneous (all of those personal knick knacks, chotchkas, collections);
3.Repair, Restore and Repaint.
Its the furniture “rules” that are hard to come by. Every room is different: a different size, a different shape, a different purpose, a different style…so MOVE IT, look at it, and MOVE IT AGAIN. Keep at this furniture dance, until it feels “right.” Nothing should feel in the way. Nothing should feel too crowded. Once you have it, punctuate your room with “eye stops.” These color pops throughout the room move the eye (and eventually the buyer) through the room. RED is a great “eye stop” color. I use it in most rooms, no matter the color scheme.