BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

POSTED BY SALLY DAILEY: 01/23/2018

This statement could not be more true. This doesn’t just apply to design but it applies to all facets of life!

This statement makes the analytical type frantic, frustrated and anxious. They want a definite answer to every problem. This statement is too noncommittal, too wishy-washy for most…but it is exactly what I love about the world of Art & Interior Design. In my world, anything goes….within the right proportion. It is all subjective; there are no wrongs. It is merely up to your individual tastes. What one thinks is hideous, another thinks is beautiful. I love this…it is the one safe haven on Earth!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This statement gives you acceptance and permission to decorate your home the way it feels good to YOU. You owe no apology, no explanation-just let go and do what feels good... it’s not everyday you hear that so I will say it again loud and clear, LET GO, HAVE FUN & DO WHAT FEELS GOOD!

With no blinders on, start by selecting colors that you love. From this, decide in what proportions you want each color in your room:

• Start with color on the walls 
• Select what color you want on the largest pieces of furniture (Usually sectional or sofa)
• Select colors for lounge chairs
• Select accent colors for pillow, throws, accessories
• Select colors for artwork
• Select color for rugs

If you want the room to appear larger and sleeker. Choose one or two primary colors and use in differing strengths throughout the room. If you are wanting a relaxed, artsy, bohemian look – mix the colors , patterns, and textures. The colors you want to accentuate should be contrasting colors to make them visually pop out. Your artwork also plays into this rhythm. I always want my artwork to be one of the stars, so I tend to neutralize most items with one color and pop certain accessories that bring out colors featured in the artwork.

Think of rooms you’ve entered that felt wonderful and spoke to your soul. Start ripping out pictures of rooms that inspire you in magazines, save these rooms on Pinterest…we have so many free resources to take advantage of, it’s amazing! Be creative and keep looking until something really hits you! Be original, think out of the box, and get going!

YOU WILL LOVE THE WAY YOUR ROOM LOOKS ON YOU ;)


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