Philadelphia PenthouseEclectic Home Office, Philadelphia
Courtney Apple Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Make a moodboardPlanning a future decorating project can be a pleasing and creative endeavour in its own right – plus it’ll help you to get the elements and their combination right first time when you choose to go ahead with a fresh scheme. Gather images that catch your eye in a Houzz ideabook – perhaps ones with an appealing mood, clever feature or the perfect colour scheme. Then send off for swatches, from fabric and tiles to paint and wallpaper, and pin them to a board to see them all working together. Try to keep each roughly in proportion to the area of the room they’ll occupy.
Start by seeking inspiration everywhereNot sure of your style? Try to tune into your surroundings as much as possible to find inspiration from lots of different sources. Visit design shops, fabric showrooms and art galleries, or pull ideas from books, on holiday, or the countryside. Over time, you’ll start to hone your eye for colour and proportion, and approach your decorating projects with confidence and a tangible knowledge of what you love.
Cluster your cushionsOkay, we know that this is the oldest, easiest trick in the book – but plumped-up cushions arranged en masse really do add style and attitude without involving tons of cash. Even if your cushions are a mismatched bunch, they still look good clustered up if you do it with confidence.
What Houzz users are commenting on:
Scale: the size of the drawings and pictures on the board are all smaller and overlap but there are many of them which allows them to stand out and look well together. If there were less of them there would be too much open space which would not look good in this exciting space.