1. MY ROOM HAS HARDLY ANY NATURAL LIGHT, HOW DO I BRING IN MORE?
If your room is located at the back of a space with one window for example, or close to a window but not close enough to bring in enough light, your best option is to hang a large mirror on the wall opposite to your natural light source to reflect the light into your space. By doing so you are ultimately bringing in more light during the day without have to switch on any fixtures.
2. HOW HIGH SHOULD I HANG ART?
As a rule of thumb, wall art is usually placed at approximately 145cm (57”) from the floor to the centre of your painting. Now this can’t be applied to all artwork but is a good place to start. If for example you have a sofa below and the artwork is running to low then you can easily eyeball it and take it further up. Generally speaking thought, 145cm is your best bet.
3. WHERE SHOULD THE CURTAIN RODS BE PLACED IN ORDER FOR THEM TO HANG CORRECTLY?
Elegant curtains are ones which their rods are not placed directly on the window frame but rather where your wall meets the ceiling. This enhances the length of your windows, and created a more streamlined finish to your wall. It can even make low ceilings look slightly taller than they actually are.
4. HOW LOW SHOULD THE FIXTURES OVER A TABLE/ISLAND BE?
Light fixtures hanging above a table or a kitchen island should be roughly hanging a minimum 76cm (30”), measured from the bottom of the fixture to the top of the table. Anything longer than that will create a hazard for taller people sitting at the table and obscure their eyeline. It also depends on the height of your ceiling but begin at 76cm and adjust from there.
5. WHAT IS THE CORRECT RUG SIZE FOR MY SPACE?
Rugs that are too small or too big can throw the design of a room off big time. The way you should look at it is that a rug is there to define the space while also bringing it together. It should be touching each of the furniture surrounding it while leaving enough floor space around the perimeter for it to be a rug and not a carpet.