When we walk into a room we are able to tell, almost instantly whether we like it or not. Deciding exactly what it is that we like or dislike about a room however, is a lot more difficult. This knowledge is essential if you are to stand any chance of designing a room which suits your own individual style.
Home furnishings are often the most important factors in defining a room. Curtains, carpets, and furniture that you put in a room will influence the overall feel of a room more than anything else.
In order to have a room which is both unique and stylish you need to look at the room as a whole. You need to coordinate everything so that everything looks as if it is meant to be there, rather than looking out of place.
When it comes to choosing the home furnishings to suit your own unique style, a lot of the work should already be done for you. The colour of the room and any furniture that is already there will dictate, to a certain degree, what home furnishings to use. If you have already chosen the colour of a room, or if it is already painted, then you should design the rest of the room around that. The first things that you need to decide on are any big pieces of furniture which will be in the room and what type of window coverings you would like to have. Once these have been decided and you are happy that they fit in with the general colour scheme of the room, you should start thinking about the smaller items that will finish the room off. Try and let each stage of the process be guided by the last. For example, when choosing your bedroom furniture you will need to be fully guided by the style of your bed. The colour, material, design and style of the bed will dictate which smaller home furnishings will work in the room.
As a general rule you should try to stick to a small number of different colours which work well together. You should then try and echo these colours in the furnishings and small details in the room. For example, if you have dark brown leather sofas in a living room then you might try and choose furnishings and decorations which echo those same dark brown colours. The same could be said of the colours on the walls. Try and carry the colours into each element of the room, this way it will appear coordinated and stylish.
Designing a room which you want to suit your own personal style can be a daunting task. There are so many separate parts to coordinate that it may seem like it will need far too much organization. However, if you take one step at a time, working from the largest parts to the smallest, then eventually you will end up with a room which is both coordinated and unique. If you stick to some very simple rules and let each stage influence the next, then the process of designing a room can be very satisfying.