Buying design items is something that most people find to be a pleasant experience. It gives them a chance to show their creativity and taste according to the items that they buy. At the same time, it can sometimes cause them to run into trouble because they purchase so many things that they aren’t compatible with each other. The key to success is to study each item carefully and determine whether they are going to complement each other.
Some Common Mistakes
Several mistakes can be made when buying design items for the home. For example, the different materials that they are made of can work against each other. If a beautiful dainty glass vase is purchased for a table, and then a large ceramic sculpture is chosen for the other end of the table, it would create an unbalanced look. The solution here would be to go with one or the other.
An option would be to buy the one heavier ceramic piece to be used in the centre of the table, so it became the focal point. Or if the glass is preferred then two pieces where one could be used at each end of the table, it would create a balanced but dainty look. It is quite amazing how the materials of the design items can have such an influence on the overall look.
Using Design Items for Focal Points
Many people like to have one design item that is the focal point of the room. An excellent choice for this is a large print. Although it can be another art form as long as it can be placed in the room where it immediately becomes the centre of attention. From there, all of the other pieces being used in the room must either blend in nicely with this piece or complement it.