Candles

Every now and again we encounter a few life tricks or hacks that quickly become rules to live by. While all rules are made to be broken, the rules in place for home decor are typically created for good reasons. Today Mor Furniture for Less is sharing the 3 tricks that quickly became rules when decorating your home.

Take ceilings to new heights

Hang your curtain rod above the window. Pull that curtain rod about six inches above the top of the window, the closer to the ceiling the better. Doing so will not only make your room look taller but will also allow the curtains hang freely and not become bunched up on the ground.

 

Long-Curtains

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The Rule of Three

Group furniture and accents in threes. Why do this? Great question. Groupings of odd numbers are more visually appealing. Think about this too, in living rooms we traditionally see the following set ups- a sofa, loveseat, and chair OR a sofa and two chairs. Both utilize three pieces to make up the bulk of the seating. When you’re working with accessories, two candles seems underwhelming while four starts to look cluttered.

 

green limes

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Finish the look with paint…. On the ceiling

Paint your ceiling! Bright, clean and airy white ceilings make rooms feel open and look great with any paint color on your walls. Ceilings tend to be one of the most overlooked design elements of a room, but can have the most dramatic effect when upgraded. If a white ceiling isn’t for you there are still a couple of things you can do.

  1. Match your walls- it will make the room feel cozy

  2. Go slightly lighter than the wall color- this adds depth and dimension without having to get too crazy

  3. Go rogue!- choose an entirely different color or pattern than the walls. This will result in a bold, graphic outcome

 

yellow stripes

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Rules, as we said earlier, were made for breaking. Your home should be an extension of who you are as a person. Enjoy the creative process and above all have fun with it. As always if you have any questions please feel free to come in and talk to one of our furniture experts, we’d love to help. Happy decorating!