Measuring Tips for Decorating Your Parkland, WA, Apartment
Have you ever bought a piece of furniture only to find out that it wouldnt fit through the doorway of you Parkland, WA, apartment? Maybe you got home with a piece of artwork only to realize that theres something off about the way it is hung but you cant figure out what? There are a number of rules and tricks designers use to keep things in proportion and knowing a few of them can stop you from making a potentially expensive mistake.
Hanging things on the wall is often something that is done without much though. You might have a friend help to make sure it is level and centered on the wall but that is usually where people leave off. You can greatly improve the presentation of hanging wall art by centering it at eye level which is between 56-60. Similarly, with pieces made up of two or more sections, use the center point between them as your reference point. You would be amazed at how much more put together a room looks when these simple things are taken into consideration.
You can make your windows, and the entire room by extension, feel larger by playing around with measurements a bit. When hanging drapes, mount the rods 4-6 above the window frame. Curtains and drapes should be cut long enough that they slightly graze the floor. Some designers recommend letting curtains puddle, or hang an extra 2-3 so they sort of pile up at the bottom. I advise against puddling because the drapes get dirty more quickly and if youve ever had to pay to have drapes cleaned you know exactly why I try to avoid it (its super expensive). You can also make the windows look larger by overlapping the outer edges of the window by several inches. This works especially well when combined with a higher-than-necessary curtain rod height to give the appearance of massive windows.
Rugs can be insanely expensive which makes measuring for them even more important than other pieces of furniture. When using a rug to cover the floor try to leave about 12 of bare floor between the rug and the wall. This frames the rug and ensures that everything looks like it fits together. Smaller rooms can get away with less space but the general rule is the same; leave a good bit of space to highlight the difference between the rug and the floor. When putting a rug beneath a table try to get one that extends at least 2 from the edge of the table on all sides. This ensures that a chairs legs can all be on the rug when someone is sitting in it.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you set out to redecorate your home and you will be one step ahead. So go out and measure that rug you have had your eye on. Sure, its beautiful but it doesnt matter how well the colors work together if its too big to fit in your South Hill, WA, apartment. Keep this in mind because these tips could potentially help prevent you from making what a very costly mistake.