Decorating Rules To Ignore:
Not painting a room a darker color—you can still make a serene room with a dark brown or dark gray. If a smaller room is a darker color it actually makes the room feel cozier. Also, people say to avoid large furniture in small rooms and I disagree. A large armoire or a bookcase makes a room feel better. The last rule to ignore— don’t paint a ceiling a color. I think when the walls and ceiling are a color it makes the room feel taller.
Decorating rules to stick by:
Don’t make your house a museum, make it comfortable. There’s a difference between walking into someone’s house and it’s all “don'ts''. “Don’t park there. Don’t walk on the carpet. Take off your shoes. Don’t sit on this. Don’t do that.”
Compared to someone’s house where they just want you to be comfortable and enjoy. Leave your shoes on, it’s a house things should be used, lived in, and loved. If that carpet is too expensive for you to afford, buy something you can live with.
The Color To Embrace This Year:
The colors that make you happy. For me, I’m really embracing colors found in nature…greens and blues and neutrals and stone all those colors. But it’s not to say that you can’t embrace HOT PINK. If that’s what you love.