Secrets Designers Use to Style Spaces

So, you got a brand new furniture grouping for your room, or your large key pieces in place. However it still does not feel like home. Here are some simple and affordable steps to take to inject personality in your space. I compare these last little steps to icing and decorating the cake.


Perfect example of how a rug can ground the space. Design by Thom Filicia

  1. Add style underfoot. Designers often start with the rug when designing a space. The rug should set the base for the room and you can almost always draw color cues from an interesting rug.

  2. Be stylish and Green. Trees are inexpensive ways to add color and large sculpture to your home. I try to place at least 1 or two of these in my rooms. They just ad that teensy bit of character that often lacks in rooms. I use real plants whenever possible. Not feeling the maintenance of an indoor tree or large plant? Hit up your grocery store for a fresh cut of flowers each week.