By Jan Britt
What attitude or mood are you trying to promote as you enhance your decorating style? Do you want a quiet romantic feeling or a festive feeling?
Everyone looks at decorating and decorating styles differently. Decorating has many elements to achieve success. Some of the important features you need to include are the proper furniture and placement, color palette, wall color, window treatments, fabrics, area rug, lighting, flooring, pictures and accessorizing.
In adding all of these elements to your room, you are accumulating a foundation that will create an “illusion” in your room. Illusion decorating is a particular look in a room that will give you the feeling that your room has been transformed into something that it’s not.
Also, it can help you create a mood to enhance your style. You may have a 14 x 16 bedroom and decide that you want that bedroom to be an office instead.
When you add all the necessary furniture to change that bedroom into an office you are changing the look and feel of the room. This illusion or feeling you have created could be a “warm and fun” contemporary style of office.
In the office picture notice how the Futon cover helps to establish the decorating style in the room. The picture, window treatment and accessories really help to accent the look and feel my client wants for her office.
Notice how soft and romantic the bedroom atmosphere feels. The solid tone on tone turquoise fabrics really accents the bed. The window treatments, bedding and accessories add that special tone to this bedroom that creates a special mood for my client.