There is a very important aspect of decorating that often gets overlooked, which when done so can prove disastrous to the look of a room. The aspect is scale. For objects in a room to look as if they fit the room and complement each other, it’s very important to consider the size of objects, both compared to one another and in relation to the height, width and depth of the space they are intended to occupy. While many things in decorating can be done with intuition and a good eye, scale is one area where precision matters. To ensure exact sizing it’s wise to carry a measuring tape with you, always. A good tip is to use bold, blue tape around the perimeter of areas you wish to fill. You can in this way get an excellent idea of where to place things, including hanging art. Another good method is to create a floor plan. While you may be able to get software, or a good app for the job, paper with a grid design will work equally well. Remember to allow a reasonable amount of space for high traffic routes and unfilled regions.
- One decorating maven has found that using blue tape to indicate width and height is a good way to gauge art placement.
- Since eyeballing online, or in real life, is rarely accurate, it’s wise to carry a measuring tape at all times.
- Use grid paper to design a floor space and remember to account for negative space and traffic areas.
“Given most people order everything online these days, scale and measurements are super important.“