I have noticed in my career that many new homeowners assume that their first project should be to choose new wall colors. This would be common sense to the general public. Common sense, to a qualified interior designer says "This is WRONG!" Though covering blank walls first seems natural, it is actually unwise to make it the first priority when moving into a new home. Why? Choosing a good wall color is dependent on knowing what else will be within the room. You also need to have a design concept that you are working towards. If you have not yet moved the furniture that you plan to keep
into your space, choosing paint color will be an aggravating process to say the least.
The first step to successfully decorating a new space is to have an inspiration piece. Whether it be a piece of furniture, wall art, or area rug, you should have a source that will guide you in selecting details like paint color, window treatments, etc. When shopping for a car, you should not make a decision based on the color you like. You need to factor in the quality of the vehicle, size, mpg, price, etc. The same goes for wall color. Wall color is a detail that accentuates a space, but it is not THE space.
Whether you are in the moving process or have moved in already, call Judy Olson Interiors to help get you on the right track for making all your new home selections, from paint, to window treatments, to quality home furnishings. I look forward to helping you make your home a beautiful space that works for you. 925-895-1336
|Ouch! What happened here? These wall colors were most likely selected without much thought given to the rest of the room elements. Honestly? Bert and Ernie colors with an antique fireplace and cherry floors? Do not make this mistake! Consider the big picture before you take this kind of leap.|
|Now this is more like it! This strong cobalt blue tone is used gracefully, unifying the space. This potentially overwhelming color is used in perfect proportions to create a lively but relaxing space. The accent wall location was most likely chosen during the space planning process, an un-common but very wise approach. This kind of look is easily achieved when one can see the "Big Picture". For those who struggle with this, call a designer! We do what we do because we can easily see the big picture. Call 925-895-1336 to start your new home off on the right foot!|