Big Picture Decorating
I’m currently finishing up a family room re-do (pictured) that has raised the issue of big picture decorating, something that I anticipate with every project. What is big picture decorating? Simply, choosing pieces that work with the style and needs of the entire room, not only a part of it. And what that looks like is making sure the strong statement items are paired with enough neutrality so the room is balanced. Often, neutral items (lamps, pillows, etc.) aren’t the most exciting purchases in the world and aren’t, on their own, game-changing pieces. They are, however, crucial to maintaining the room’s equilibrium. So if you find yourself underwhelmed when choosing them, step back and see how they work with everything.