The Importance of Negative Space in Your Home

Instruction and information for a do it yourself design that everyone can handle.

When designing your home, there are a lot of factors you must take into consideration. One of them is negative space. This is one of most important elements and yet most don't understand it.

All of the free open areas that lie around tables and rugs and in between furniture and accessories can make or break a room. There is one thing to remember: your decor needs to breathe and so do you!

If you feel suffocated in a room, there are a few things that are going on. One, the furniture is too big for the space. Two, everything is too close to each other. Three, there are too many things in the room. All of these are easy to fix.

Make sure when you're buying furniture you take measurements, not just of the furniture itself, but of the room too. Don't forget the floor to ceiling height as well. Also, take into consideration the other pieces you plan on including in the space.

Always leave a good amount of space around furniture and large accessories such as lamps, stools, vases, etc. This includes the coffee table from the couch! Ten to twelve inches should be enough. People should be able to get up and walk around with ease but be close enough to reach cups and other things on the table.

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Don't clutter a room with lots of stuff. This never looks good! You could have a lot of beautiful things in a space, but if there are too many it will all look like junk. Who wants that! Start with the necessities and then slowly add finishing touches and pops of style.

The  on Sunrise Highway sells a good amount of accessories for the home, so I'm sure you'll find some nice stuff there.

Follow these tips and keep them in mind when redesigning or planning on designing a new space. Remember, the negative space is just as important as the space you're filling. It's where you're most of the time and being able to live and breathe effortlessly will make all the difference.


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