Designing with Solids…

Have you ever walked into a room, and said “There’s way too much stuff going on in this room”?  I’m sure you have. We all have seen this somewhere.  An easy way to avoid someone saying this about your room is by designing with solids.  As home decor has become more contemporary, designers stay more simplistic in the designs and patterns they choose for the rooms in which we live in.   One basic  tip to keep your room simplistic is to start with a solid, neutral sofa color.  Trends are changing and neutral colors can be anywhere from tones of whites and beiges to golds and grays! Here are some examples…

Regardless of the color that you choose for your sofa, you can add pop with colorful and patterned pillows to complete the look.  When using patterns on the sofa, be sure that you use the same colorcast in both the sofa and the patterned pillows.  Some examples of this look may be seen below….

By adding the same color tones as the primary sofa color, it suggests to the viewer that the pillows belong to the sofa.  If you are an individual that doesn’t like things too “matchy”, then I would suggest color blocking the sofa with your favorite colors!  It could look like this…

This is a simple way to incorporate many colors together within a room.  As a designer, I usually suggest this technique when someone comes in with two difficult colors they would like to arrange together but are having a difficult time finding a pattern with the two colors incorporated within one fabric. Also, when you add color with something small like a pillow or an accessory, it will be  easier to dispose of in the future if you choose to change your color scheme. This approach to design is a great one if you are an individual that gets bored with a room easily.  This simple technique is also great for people who enjoy changing out the decor of their room as the seasons change.  For more information about designing or where to get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240. 972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog at andy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written By: Erica Guajardo

Edited By: Linda Decuir

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