Trends come and go in interior design but one idea which has staying power is the less is more concept. For the past few years interiors have gotten easier on the eyes and more relaxing to be in. A beautiful room is not packed full of furniture and needless tchotchkes, but curated with the right about of useable furniture and a limited amount of stuff competing for your attention.
Too Much Going On In The RoomThis room is impossible to relax in, unless it is 100% dark, one makes no attempt at movement and those crazy looking sconces are never lit. There is too much going on visually. Nothing is working in this room.
- Too many pillows
- Ceiling is too heavy for the room
- Wrong drapery
- Too much furniture
- Too many meaningless decorative items
- Too many photos on top of the table
- Too many plants (is this from the 1970’s?)
Too Much Forced Pretense
What were they thinking? Let’s have a ball in the master bedroom? Here is a case of to large of room for the purpose. Today so much overly swag’d fabric comes off as trying to hard. The wrong scaled furniture for the wrong sized room will never be beautiful or comfortable.
A Bedroom Is A Bedroom
On the other hand, a smaller space but decorated with simpler items makes this master bedroom scream with enjoyment. This room is infinitely more comfortable than the previous bedroom.
Today we spend more time laughing at the McMansions than dreaming about living in one. We are more mindful of our interior spaces. We want comfort, luxury, personality and beauty. It is time to banish the excess and pretense in interiors, besides it is looking rather old.
Buy what you need, need what you use. This is the ultimate luxury, which has nothing to do with how much is spent.