Several interior design techniques of today are similar to techniques from the 1940’s! Keeping a general color scheme within one palette is a timeless way to ensure cohesiveness within a space. Furnishing with pre-owned pieces is economical and can prove to be fun, interesting projects to refinish and refurbish. Accessorizing with small pieces never goes out of style because accessories are what really make a space unique. Balancing pieces within a room is most pleasing to the eye. Making use of corner space is helpful in respects to lighting and gives the appearance of a larger space.
- Color is important. You can use whatever palette you want, as long as the colors are peppered throughout the design.
- Balance needs to happen. Furniture in a room should be even compared to the size of the room.
- Mix old and new. You can add older pieces to a modern room, with a little bit of refinishing and hardware changes.
“While finishes and hardware style trends come and go, finding a way to incorporate secondhand pieces into your home is a classic design trick that’s been around forever (or at least the last 69 years).”