One so often hes the following complaint, "I do not know anything about decoration! I could not possibly set out to furnish a room!"
If you're not interested in the room arrangement or rearrangement, of course, leave it to the decoration workers and give your energey to whatever you like. On the other hand, as with bridge, if you really want to do it yourself, you can learn it.
The first step is to determine which use the room will be put. Do you intend to make it a bedroom merely, or a combination of bedroom and compartment with a dresser? Is it to be a formal parlor for reception, or a household room? Is it to be a family library, or a man's study?
If one is immature, naive in taste, and limited as todeposit, he she will doubtless go in for a modern room in bright color, with pleasant painted furniture, vivid or soft-toned rugs, and inexpensive smart floor coverings. To begin this way and gradually to collect what he she wants, piece by piece, is to get the most satisfaction possible out of furnishing.
Having settled upon a certain type of furniture, shift your attention to the walls. Always let the position of your room determine the color of its walls. If the room is exposed to the sun, and you can have any color you like, warm or cool, but your north room or any room more or less sunless, requires the warm colors, never the gloomy colors, unless in combination with the warm tones.
If color is to play a striking part, brightly figured cretones and silks being used for upholstery and hangings, the floor covering should be indefinite and ever-changing both as to color and design.
Finally, do not adhere to a color scheme through preparatory, unless it appeals to your personal taste – no matter who suggests it. A thing always to be avoided is monotony in color. To one not very sensitive to color here is a useful suggestion. Find a bit of beautiful old silk brocade, or a cretonne you especially like, and use its color combinations for your room – a typical device of decorators.