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How To Achieve A Harmonious Design That Makes You Feel Good

Some homes and some rooms inexplicably make you feel good and give out a very pleasant vibe while others are simply not welcoming. But how they do it is not exactly a mystery. There’s a series of factors that work together to create that feeling and to set the mood in a space.

Pick appropriate colors

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Each color has its own set of characteristics and they each influence your mood in different ways. Depending on the type of room and type of design you want to create, you must be extra careful when selecting the color palette. Opt for fresh and soothing colors if you want to create a relaxing ambiance, for vibrant tones if you want the room to have a cheerful vibe or for dark shades if your wish is to give the space a sober look.

Choose the right type of lighting

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Lighting is very important in setting the mood in a room and has to be selected based on a series of characteristics that include the function that room has, the style, the size and the layout. An oversized chandelier or a glamorous pendant light would look great above the dining table but wouldn’t be appropriate for the bedroom. You should consult a room-by-room guide.

Add plants and greenery to the space

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Decorating with plants and greenery is very common in all homes and they offer lots of benefits. Plus, plants can be used in every room of the house without exception. For example, use air-purifying plants in the bedroom so the room always feels fresh, decorate the living room with colorful flowers and hang some plants in the kitchen too, maybe even create your own herb garden.

Pick furniture that has the right size

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It’s really important to know how big or how small the furniture should be in a room so you get the desired effect. A small room doesn’t necessarily need to be decorated with tiny pieces of furniture. It’s better to have a few big pieces than a lot of small ones. And bulky furniture can make a room seem small no matter how spacious it really is.

Be symmetrical

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Symmetry creates balance and when the décor is aligned along a central axis it inevitably becomes harmonious. You can create symmetry in a room using furniture, lighting, accessories or color. The focal point should always be at the center and objects can be repeated on either side.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on March 23, 2011

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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