It is increasingly easy nowadays to find houses where you enter DIRECTLY into the living area and therefore it’s important creating an entrance area where, in fact, there is none!

Let’s look together at some ideas for doing this; it goes without saying that a lot will depend on the configuration of the room!


I’ve talked about this in other videos: we tend to place furniture against the wall, often missing out on incredible opportunities!

You may find that positioning the sofa differently so that it has its back, facing front or side, to the front door creates a more intimate conversation area.

The sofa at that point would act as a divider between the entrance and the living room, and behind it, you could place a console table that would serve as a countertop for the entrance!

(credits:; girlmeetsgold)

If the living room is developed right in front of the door, you could put a piece of furniture, maybe double-sided, right in front of the door, leaving the passage to the sides, obviously!

That will be functional for both rooms, demarcate the areas and screen the living room a bit!!!

(credits: graziani-dicembrino)

When the living room should develop sideways, you can take advantage of the front or side wall for a console table and mirror, and perhaps, on the other side, an open bookcase, acting as a “broadside”!

You could choose it low so that it doesn’t block the eye at all, and to have an extra tabletop, but you could also decide to get a full-height one to screen a bit more.



Still looking at separating the entrance a bit from the rest of the living room, it might be a good idea to use proper dividers.

It could be a small wall, perhaps drywall, at full height to act as a shim, and that is functional for the entrance, so with shelves or, if the depth allows, even with doors, to serve as a closet for coats and bags.


If you want something less invasive, you can think of small walls made of wooden slats or glass so that as much light as possible can pass through.

The latter perhaps surmounting a small wall at half height.

In all cases, you could put a small bench or console leaning against these dividers that will be very useful as well as decorative.


Do you have a pillar nearby? Why not take advantage of it?

Depending on the distance to the wall, you can put shelves or a cabinet or close it with sheetrock creating a niche!

If you want more ideas on how to hide or at least disguise a pillar, I’ve talked about it here.

(credits: Heimai;


Another good way to create an entryway when it gives directly into the living room is to have different flooring and/or make a small suspended ceiling, perhaps with spotlights.

The latter is also very functional for proper lighting of that area.

The change of material creates a barrier that unconsciously demarcates spaces.

(credits:living corriere; cose di casa)

You may also decide to use the color-blocking technique and paint the wall or the piece of it that serves as the entrance differently from the rest.

All you need on that wall is a small shelf and a mirror, and you’re done!

(credits:; @meu.alugado)


The essentials for an entryway are a countertop so you can “empty your pockets” when you return, a mirror, and a couple of hooks for coats and bags.

That is the basis from which to start and for which a small portion of the wall is really all that is needed.

From there, depending on the size and shape of the room, you can add a closet or a bench to embellish and make the entrance even more functional!

(I talk in detail about entrance here!)


As always, what will make the difference is good design!

It is essential to evaluate the spaces and how to arrange the furniture so that all areas are functional.

As I always say thus, it is paramount to play with the floor plan by drawing furniture to scale or to use paper tape and drawing pieces of furniture on the floor!

Visualizing remains one of the best ways to avoid making mistakes and understand whether you are furnishing in the best way for your needs!

By trying and trying again, you might even discover solutions that, at first glance, you would never have thought possible!

(credits: Gaia Miacola Architetto; TiredBee)

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Today I want to write a different article, linking back to a comment that was written under one of my videos, to warn you about all the given interior design advice, even my own!

No, I’m not losing my mind: the problem, of course, is not with the advice itself but with how ones follow it!

The temptation is to take what is said as, grant me the term, “pure gold”, and then follow it through regardless!


But in doing so, there is a risk of not having a home that really represents you!

The principle is the same as what I explained when I said that “decorating by copying from magazines could be detrimental…

The house is YOUR house and should be furnished according to YOUR needs, which are different from anyone else’s!

Good design, I often say, is not only about aesthetics but also, and I would say especially, about functionality!

Having a beautiful house, a cover house, but not functional for how you live it, will NOT make you feel comfortable!

The advice that all my colleagues and I give is general advice dictated by our studies, experiences, styles, and trends, and also by the culture and environment in which we live.

They are professional advice, yes, but as just said, generic, that is, suitable on paper for everyone but not designed for you specifically.

Moreover, excluding the 6 basic concepts and the focal point, on which I would say we all agree, you might also find different ideas: it is normal and understandable; who is right? Who’s wrong? Everyone and no one!


So here it becomes really very important to take these tips and declutter them to your own needs!

It might also happen that an idea you love very much, unfortunately, for a thousand reasons, is not feasible at all in your home, at least not as it was said!

But, when even the idea that caught your eye is actualizable, in addition to pleasing aesthetically, always be sure to ask yourself whether it is functional for your everyday life.

In the comment I mentioned earlier, the girl explained how she had to do things differently than I had related because of very peculiar needs.

She was really good at managing the various ideas she had heard and seen (not just from my channel, of course), modifying them to combine aesthetics with the functionality needed for her life!

That is the proper spirit with which to take the various interior design tips and bring them into one’s home.


Don’t be afraid to experiment you may even find that for you, the ideal is actually the opposite of what has been said!

In the end, who has the right to say if something is right or wrong? If you like something and it makes you feel good, the problem doesn’t really exist!

For you, probably everything I just said is absolutely normal; it has never crossed your mind to follow step by step the various advice you hear and see, in case I am happy about it.

But I felt the urge anyway to “put you on notice” because I really care so much that you can have your dream home, don’t blame me!

Then if general advice is not enough for you, if you want extra security and help, you can always request a consultancy!

In this case, all ideas and suggestions will be specific to you and your needs!

If you want to do this consultancy with me, you can contact me: I will be glad to help you!

Who doesn’t love the idea of having a luxurious and sophisticated living room?

But is it necessary to spend crazy amounts of money to have such a living room?

No! It is not mandatory: some tips and tricks will help to achieve great results without having to “splurge”!

Let’s see them together


Luxurious environments, regardless of style, have in common that they use neutral colors, at least as a base.

Neutrals make spaces relaxing, elegant, and sophisticated, and because of their versatility, they match any style!

Use neutrals for walls, floors, and larger furnishings, then give them a pop of color with smaller furnishings and decorations!

I remember that when I talk about neutrals, I am not just talking about white, gray, and beige, but any color to which a lot of white (to get a light neutral) or a lot of black (for a dark neutral) is added.

Adding white or black to the color will allow color lovers to not give it up!

The neutrals thus obtained will lose their exciting component but will maintain the mood of that color that will still remain in the background.

If you want to learn more about neutral colors, I describe them in detail here!



Moldings on the walls help give some movement and depth to the room, especially when you have neutral-colored walls.

They also provide textures and warmth, make the room more “rich”, and create visual interest.

Simple and linear moldings go very well with modern or contemporary styles but also with the minimalist one.

The slightly more elaborate ones will go better with the classic style!

You can use low paneling, about a meter high, this has a high visual impact giving importance to the room, especially if colored differently from the wall.

If you make this paneling a little overhanging, you can use this shelf to put decorative objects or frames on it!

Alternatively, but also in addition, you can use full-wall moldings to create frames that will give a very stylish and sophisticated effect.

It is better, in this case, to keep the same color between the wall and the boiserie.

(credits: Sergey Krasyuk;


The focal point is an essential element in interior design: it catches the eye by creating visual interest!

It is always relevant, but it becomes even more so when you want to make your environments sophisticated and luxurious!

In the living room, the focal point can be the sofa wall or, if well-designed, the TV wall!

For the lucky ones, of course, it could be a beautiful fireplace or a window with a stunning view.

It must be something that “dominates” the rest of the room and around which everything else revolves.

You can use a different wall color to make what is placed next to it stand out.

You could also use a particular wallpaper, a large mirror, or an important painting.

The focal point doesn’t need to be the wall; it could be the sofa itself or a piece of furniture perhaps of particular value (not necessarily economic value!)

(credits: Shiri Ganesh Home Solutions; Etsy- ArttideArt)


Buying coordinated furniture, we have seen it before, is a “mistake” that people often make, for fear of making a wrong…

So people often buy the sofa-armchair set and, in fact, miss out on great opportunities.

For a more luxurious, sophisticated, and studied living room, it is a good thing to have one or two seats contrasting with the sofa.

Different shapes, textures, and colors will break the monotony and make the environment even more interesting, giving it character.

If the seat is totally different from the sofa, “justify” it by picking up the color in the covers of the decorative pillows: this will harmonize the whole thing!



Mirrors amplify space and natural light, making the environment more refined, elegant, and luxurious.

Ideally, put them near a window to amplify the light as much as possible; however, be careful what it reflects, that it is a tidy area, or you will duplicate the clutter!

Dare with even oversized mirrors resting on the floor: you’ll give an extra touch of character; by doing so, the mirror could become the focal point of the living room!

That also applies to paintings: compositions of several small-medium-sized paintings are all right, but if you want something to make the living room look more luxurious and sophisticated, then dare with large ones!

They have a higher visual impact and make the environment less stuffy, more linear, and clean!

(credits: living-corriere; Meridiani living)


Curtains, in general, dress a home by bringing warmth, texture, and color.

They become significant when you want to add a touch of elegance and luxury to your living room.

They don’t have to be super expensive because it’s their scenic effect that changes the perception of the environment!

The best choice, in this case, is drapery curtains, perhaps a double curtain, with a filter curtain and a blackout curtain always open at the sides.

The double curtain brings a bit of contrast and color, making the living room even more elegant and luxurious.

For a perfect result, the rod should be as close to the ceiling as possible to enhance the heights and give more breathing space to the window.

When ceilings are really very high, the rod should still be placed at least 15-20 cm above the window.

It is also important that the stick is wider than the window by at least 10 cm on each side so that the curtain, when open, does not block the passage of light.

The curtain then can rest lightly on the ground or barely touch it; short curtains shrink the room and look “unfinished”!

(credits:; Tom Stringer)

7 – RUGS

I know this point is controversial because many people do not like rugs, yet, in the living room, it is an essential element to make it elegant and sophisticated.

The rug brings warmth and texture, but most importantly, it ties the elements together!

A large rug that encloses the sofa, seats, and coffee and side tables will create a conversation area, a more intimate and welcoming environment.

I’m talking about rugs here!

(credits:; @homepolish)


Dressing the sofa with some decorative pillow (and maybe a blanket) is extraordinary for a luxurious living room!

The pillows, such as the curtains and the rug, bring texture and color, and this creates rhythm and contrast.

It is important to alternate between large patterns, solid colors, smaller patterns, and even geometric designs (I’m talking about how to mix patterns here).

Also, use different textures by alternating smoother fabrics with rougher and more worked ones; this tip will make the sofa look more sophisticated and elegant.

A little trick for pretty puffy pillows: get the inside of a material that can be easily “molded” like down and then always take it a little larger than the lining (example: 45×45 pillow with 40×40 lining).

(credits: studio mcgee;


Artificial lighting will play a significant role in the final result!

First of all, there must be good general light for visual comfort, but ambient and task lights (perhaps near the sofa for reading) should still be added to the general one.

Having multiple types of light helps create contrast and depth.

Where possible, use dimmable lights to manage the intensity of the light as needed!

Then, in choosing lights, be daring, as with mirrors and pictures: get large, distinctive chandeliers or floor lamps that immediately grab attention!

(credits:; Bronxes Studio)


When looking for decorative accessories, avoid ordinary objects; instead, search for unique and out-of-the-ordinary items.

For example, look for vases and candle holders with unusual shapes and finishes.

Buy also trays and create inside your compositions: giving it a sort of border, you will set it more importance.

Remember to create compositions with an odd number of objects, which have different heights and sizes, and distinct colors and finishes.

Another trick that gives a touch of sophistication and luxury is to use, here and there, the principle of symmetry; for example, on the sideboard, you could put two equal lamps on the sides and a beautiful central painting.

It is not to be done constantly and at all costs: on the contrary, it would become boring, but the principle of symmetry immediately gives the impression of something sophisticated!




Plants bring a touch of nature into the house, and this is really very important; they also purify the air and elevate the perception of the environment!

They immediately give that touch of elegance and sophistication!

Fresh flowers are also great, but for a more low-cost elegant effect, you can also decorate with branches!

Even these bring movement and freshness with simplicity!

The perception of spaces is not only visual but also concerns what we feel with touch and smell.

The scents of fresh flowers immediately elevate the perception of the environment, but of course, you can also help yourself with candles and diffusers.

Perfumes do not have to be aggressive, it goes without saying, but adding them in the living room will immediately make it more refined and luxurious.

(credits: @homepolish;

12 – ORDER!

It seems obvious, but clutter is the exact opposite of luxury, even the visual one: a living room too full of things is not good.

We need to embrace a little more of the rules of minimalism, including “less is more”!

Then use storage furnishing to store things that are too much!

Poufs, coffee tables, benches, or baskets are excellent allies for this purpose.


I hope this article was helpful and you loved it; in case, let me know in the comments!

Feel free to share it with anyone you think might be interested, I will be honored, and it will help me get my name out there.

If you feel that your bedroom, or some other room in the house, does not reflect you enough, don’t wait any longer and book your consultation, all you need to do is contact me!

Today, by request, I’m addressing those who have children and, therefore, need to know how to furnish a kids’ room…

Designing a space for children and/or teenagers requires special attention: you need to create an environment that is functional, safe, and comfortable but also capable of evolving with them over time.

At each stage of a child’s or teenager’s development, there are specific needs that you should consider when furnishing their room.


To avoid completely redoing the room every so often, consider purchasing some elements from the beginning with their future needs in mind.

For example, the wardrobe—while there are many delightful baby and children’s furniture options, after a few years, you’ll have to replace them.

The changing table, which is essential in the beginning, could actually be a beautiful dresser with just the changing pad on top.

The changing pad may disappear, but the dresser will remain.

To create a child’s room atmosphere that can easily transition into a teenager’s space, use colors, textiles, and decorations.

These elements have a less significant financial impact when they need to be updated.

(credits:; Dasha Dmitrieva)


It might sound trivial to you, but the risk is not achieving a functional room otherwise: bed, wardrobe, and desk are the three essentials in a kids’ room, and everything else follows from there.

Of course, the desk will come later, and the bed will need to be replaced initially with a crib, but you should have a clear idea of how and where to place these three items.

Once you’ve established the optimal placement for these three items, you can decide whether to add more, like a bookshelf, a pouf, or a chair…



There are 4 zones to consider: sleep, play, study, and storage.

Kids tend to use everything as a play area, so if you don’t visually separate the zones, the risk is that the entire room becomes chaotic.

Bookshelves and storage should be placed near the desk and ideally away from the bed.

In smaller rooms where physical separation into zones is challenging, you’ll need to utilize the walls and multifunctional or fold-away furniture.


In previous articles, I’ve often mentioned that furniture doesn’t need to be against the walls, but children’s and teenagers’ rooms are the exception.

It’s a great idea to leave them plenty of free space.


Encourage your children to pursue hobbies and passions and use them to decorate their rooms.

Of course, avoid creating a room entirely based on a single theme because if their interests change, you’d have to redo everything. However, having a wall or a dedicated corner for that specific hobby or passion can be a unique addition.

The room will reflect your child’s personality and make them feel frankly represented.

(credits: Franklin Pérez; Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke)


Rooms with walls, furniture, and accessories in overly bright colors are unsuitable.

Too much can be overwhelming, and there’s a risk that they may come to dislike a color as they grow up because they are sick of being surrounded by it!

So, it’s GOOD to have color, but perhaps in softer tones on walls and large furniture, and then brighter in accessories and decorations!



I mentioned not to overdo the color earlier, but that doesn’t mean keeping all the walls white!

That would be a waste and a bit impersonal!

It’s acceptable ONLY if there are many colorful furnishings and decorations.

However, as mentioned before, I advise against this.

It’s better to use softer colors even for the furniture!


You can also use wallpaper, looking for one with colors and patterns that help create the atmosphere you want for the room.

You can even do something unusual by putting wallpaper on the ceiling instead of the walls!

(credits: Cristina Peralta;

Of course, if your child is already older, you can share with them what feelings they want to experience in their room and what represents them the most.

But since the tastes of children and teenagers change quickly, be careful not to overdo the patterns, or you’ll find yourself redoing the walls frequently!


For furniture you plan to use for a longer time, such as the wardrobe or the bed, it’s important to choose durable materials.

Of course, avoid fragile materials, especially when they are younger!

When I talk about materials, I also mean the floors because, believe me, they’ll be on the floor quite often, especially when they are babies, but even after that.

Avoid marble or overly smooth surfaces: they can be slippery besides being cold!

Wood would be ideal because it’s a warm material. But if you prefer tiles, remember to put on a nice rug!


But even for the rug, BE CAREFUL that they are resistant and easy to clean!


Even in children’s and teenagers’ rooms, light and privacy control are essential, so curtains are necessary!

Moreover, when kids are younger, it’s essential to darken the room well so they can rest better.

For this reason, you can use double curtains: a light, semi-transparent drape and a darkening, colorful one.

The light curtain can be in drapery style for a more classic and romantic room or in a panel (or glass panel) for a more modern and contemporary one (here I talk about how to choose curtains).

The darkening colorful curtain should be chosen to match the room’s colors and mood, of course.



We know lighting is super important everywhere, and it’s no different in a children’s or teenagers’ room.

One should plan for general room lighting and specific lighting for each activity:

– a floor lamp for playtime;

– one desk lamp for the study area (which should be positioned to make the most of natural light);

– a bedside lamp.

Instead of the classic table lamps that kids might accidentally knock over, you can consider using wall-mounted lights!

There are various types available, and they can add a lively touch to the room!



I’ve always said that there should be a common theme in every room in the house, such as color or style, but the kids’ room can be an exception!

The room is theirs and should represent them.

So, don’t impose your taste or style on them!

At the same time, you can’t accommodate every single request they have, as mentioned earlier, their ideas change quickly, and you’d find yourself constantly redecorating.

So, compromise on their requests for colors and major furnishings and let them get creative with minor elements like textiles.


I hope you found this article helpful and enjoyable. If you did, please let me know in the comments!

Feel free to share it with anyone you think might be interested; I would be honored, and it will help me get noticed.

If you feel that your home or any part of it doesn’t reflect you enough, don’t wait any longer and book your consultancy!

Spring is just around the corner: are you already thinking about how to decorate your balcony?

We saw it in the 2021 trends (find the video here!): decorating your balcony becomes vital, especially after all that happened last year and even more so since, as of today, unfortunately, we still haven’t gotten out of it.

So today, let’s see how you can furnish your balcony, even if it is small, to make it a small oasis!


I’m not saying to give up colors, do not worry, however especially if the balcony, as it easily is, is small, use light and neutral colors as a base.

colori neutri e pop di colori

(credit: @shahindesign; pinterest)

That will optically expand the space!

Then you can give your touch of color and personality in some decorations!


Dividing the balcony into small, well-defined areas will help make it seem more spacious, even if it’s just 2: relaxation and plant area!

If the balcony is long and narrow, the areas can be more: you can add a zone with a small table, perhaps foldable, with chairs, to use for eating or smart-working!

aree diverse


Of course, be careful not to overfill so as not to suffocate and impede passage.

Better a few elements, but well designed according to your needs!


Precisely to avoid overfilling and blocking the passage, I recommend using folding furniture; they will help you efficiently move and store the various items, thus not taking up space permanently.

Another very clever thing to do is to use multifunctional furniture such as a storage bench, which will help you keep the space tidy, or an ottoman that doubles as a side table as needed.

arredi pieghevoli e multifunzionali

(credit: Ikea; pinterest)


Exploit most of the short side of the balcony by putting relaxing seating there: it can be a small sofa, two seats, or even large cushions on the ground!

If you have a wall on the short side, you can decorate it with lights or a small vertical greenhouse taking advantage of the heights too; doing this, among other things, will allow you to remove plants from the ground freeing up valuable space!


(credit: decostore;

Again, all this is a great way to expand the space, at least optically!!!


There are so many solutions on the market that you can hang on the railing: not only in terms of vases but also for side tables or mini barbecues!

As with the vertical greenhouse, this will allow free space on the ground for stools, for example!

Without having to hang necessarily, you can also place a long, narrow counter as high as the railing to store whatever you prefer under which!


(credits:; pinterest)

If you access the balcony from a large window or the view is not the best, you might decide to lean seating against the railing so that you can look inside.

(credit: @pernillevinge; pinterest)

That will make your balcony an extension of the room, another way to make it appear larger!

In this case, having a common thread between inside and outside is essential: it can be done with colors or by having same elements both inside and in the exterior.


Proper lighting will help you create the right atmosphere to enjoy your balcony, even in the evening!

Try to put softer lights where you have assigned the relaxing area and more direct where you have the eating or smart-working area (if you can not work in the evening, better, but if you have to, good lighting is essential!).

(credit: @marzena.marideko; bonprix)

The cables with several bulbs are also very lovely and evocative, creating a joyful and relaxing atmosphere.


It seems almost silly to say, but on a balcony, you can’t do without greenery!

I have often said plants help you feel closer to nature: that is even more true when you are outside!

As said before, choose a specific area for the green corner and, if there is not too much space, hang the vases either on the railing or on the wall!


I hope you found these little tips on how to decorate your balcony helpful!

If you still have any doubts, let me know in the comments, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any help!

It’s a question I’m often asked: “How to place furniture in different rooms to make the most of space?”

So today I will try to give you some tips on how to move, room by room!

First, I’ll give you 3 suggestions that apply to any room.


When you think about putting furniture in a particular space, think about how you would like to use that space or what function best suits your needs, whether because of the space available or its location within the house.

Knowing what you want to do in that room will allow you to choose the right furniture and accessories and organize the space in a manner that is most functional for you!

For example, you might want the living room as a conversation area; in this case, thus, you will not limit yourself to having one sofa, but perhaps you’ll take two and put them facing each other.

However, if the same living room is used more for watching television than anything else, understand that the solution above is not the best!

Better to have a sofa that can stand in front of the television.

a seconda della funzione posiziona i mobili

(credit:; @carinas_385)


That sounds trivial, but it’s not!

If you are not careful, you risk creating disharmony and imbalance.

Starting with the larger piece of furniture will then help you add the other items you need so that they remain proportionate to the first one and so that you can create a good balance between the elements.

parti dal mobile più grande

(credit:, Pure Salt interiors)

I’ve often said good design is about scale, proportions, and balance: if you don’t start with the larger piece, the risk is to overcrowd the room, making it stuffy!


In placing furniture, always look at the ease of use: getting in and out and moving around the room must be easy!

So think about how people get in, get out, and experience the room (obviously, you first!).

It is essential to be able to move with agility without having to do the obstacle course; the fluidity of the paths will make the rooms even more functional!


 As mentioned previously, these three suggestions are valid for any room; now, let’s see more specific tips for each room.



The focal point in the living room could be the television wall, a fireplace, or, for the lucky ones, a beautiful window with a stunning view.

dal punto focale e poi sistema i mobili

(credit:; Pinterest)

Having found this, position the furniture so that it faces this to emphasize it even more.


As mentioned before, maybe you use the living room mainly to watch television, but it is still easy to happen to have guests in the house.

A single big linear sofa is not the best for encouraging conversation.

Better a corner sofa if there is space or a smaller sofa and some seating.

That will allow you to maintain the principal function of watching television without compromising on a pleasant chat with friends and relatives.

comodo alla conversazione

(credit: hgtv; Marc Williams Furniture)

Also, remember to have some countertops near the seats, such as a coffee table; this will allow you and your guests to be able to rest any glasses or plates!

Please note: Furniture and sofas do NOT have to be necessarily against the walls!



In some rooms, you don’t have much choice, and you necessarily have to place the bed in a certain way, but where you can, think about how you want to use the rest of the space.

In large rooms, you might want a study or a small sitting area; based on that, then decide where to put the bed!

(credit:; Maisons du monde)

Remember that, as with living, the bed doesn’t need to be against the wall: you could also put it crosswise.



We saw this in detail a few weeks ago (you can find it here): by understanding the size of the space we can dedicate to the dining room, you would be able to choose the right table, such as shape and size.

It will be essential to have a proportionate rug, especially if the dining area is part of the living room, to divide the space optically.

After the table, the other choices will follow, such as lighting, chairs, and possible sideboards!

While the function of the dining room is clear, it will be paramount for the choice and placement of furniture to understand how much and how you use this room.


If you love to have a lot of guests, obviously, it will be more functional to have a large table (always proportionate to the space, mind you!) and perhaps sacrifice storage furniture instead.

Conversely, if you have a more intimate number of guests, you can opt for a smaller table, perhaps extendable, and thus have more space for other furniture.


I hope this article on how to place furniture was helpful and you love it; in case, let me know in the comments!

Feel free to share it with anyone you think might be interested, I will be honored, and it will help me get my name out there.

If you feel that your home, or some environment of it, does not reflect you enough, do not wait any longer and book your consultancy!


A couple of weeks ago, we saw how to combine different woods in the home (you can find it here); today, I’d like to share with you how matching various metals too!

Metals have the ability to bring light, depth, and character to rooms while also bringing that touch of luxury!

In the home, metal parts are often in the details:

– cabinet and closet handles;

– door and window handles;

– faucets;

– legs of chairs/tables and coffee tables;

– chandeliers;

– household items

it often happens, for this reason, that we are not careful in matching them and end up perhaps with many different metals in the same room.

Fortunately, let’s face it, most of the time, since they are small details, it does not immediately fall to the eye if there is some “confusion” in these elements and if they do not always go well together.

Yet details, we have said a thousand times, can make a difference and, if well thought out, can elevate the perception of environments.

If the “clutter” doesn’t immediately fall to the eye, the correct pairing will!

There are really many different metals: gold, silver, bronze, brass, copper, corten, steel, etc.

varietà di metalli

They can also have different finishes: they can, for example, be shiny, matte, satin, or brushed.

Each of these metals has its own specific color, and steel can also be colored; you can find it mainly in white and black.

In short, you can understand that the combinations can be really many and that putting them all in the same room can become a bit “too much”!

At the same time introducing only one metal in the house could be “boring”!!!

So let’s see the best ways to combine different metals to give character to your rooms!


As seen before, metals are many and also have many different finishes.

Each of them goes better with a particular style: steel, for example, is not the best in the rustic style; it’s better in a modern or contemporary style.


If a room is small, perhaps it is better to combine a maximum of 2 different metals, while you can go up to 3 in larger rooms.

In the case of mixing 2 metals, you can do it in two ways:

– balance the two metals by giving them equal importance, so put the same amount.

– choose one primary metal and put the second one only as an accent metal.

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In the case of matching three, you cannot give equal importance to everything, so you have to choose the metal you want to be “dominant.”

Then choose a second metal that complements the dominant metal in a less overbearing way and, finally, a third metal that is the extra “touch,” the accent color that draws the eye!

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The choice of the dominant metal should be made in accordance or contrasting color with the rest of the environment.


putting different metals that, however, have the same color, such as aluminum and steel, will not create contrast and will not make a real mix of metals be perceived.

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Choose metals with contrasting colors to create movement and visual interest.

Possibly use the same metal for all elements that have the same function.

For example, in one bathroom, use the same metal for all the faucets and another for all the towel and roll holders, and a third for the handles.

That creates harmony!


As with woods, avoid creating groups of the same metal separated by other metals; instead, try not to put elements of the same metal too close together.

For example, still in the bathroom, if you have a steel faucet, avoid putting the mirror of the same finish: put it instead in brass!

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Also, repeat this choice several times, for example, in cabinet handles or lights.


We have seen it before, the same metal can have different finishes, and each metal will have a different impact depending on the finish you choose.

Choose the finish that best matches your style and personality!


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Furnishing your home is exciting and thrilling, but it’s easy to run into common mistakes that will then make the result not quite what you imagined!

Today I would like to talk about what to do when you decide to furnish your home, giving you four helpful tips to succeed in having the home of your dreams.

Now you know, I’ve said it several times: it is necessary to have a detailed project, even when you have to “only” furnish; if not, the risk is to buy impulsively things that you like but then do not fit with the rest!

So let’s see 4 steps to take to baste a project and avoid mistakes!


It seems like a trifle, but we don’t always think deeply about our needs and what we really want and need.

Yet an environment becomes truly special when it reflects the particular personality of the person who inhabits it!

Everyone is unique, and we experience home differently based on who we are and our habits.

So here is where it becomes relevant to know what we like, but more importantly, what is really functional for our daily lives.

So the first thing to do is to evaluate the functional aspects of the spaces you have:

– how do you use that particular space?

– What do you need to make sure that you are comfortable performing various tasks?

Once you have identified these two things in detail, it is a good idea to make a list of what and how much furniture you need and decide where to place it so that it will be functional.


Next you can move on to aesthetics, thinking about what style or mix of styles you would like in your home to feel good.

To do this, you can take inspiration from the Internet (we know Pinterest is an inexhaustible source) and/or magazines

Be careful not to “copy” the settings you see that attract you; this could be detrimental (I explained this in this video).

Ask yourself what you are drawn to and like about those settings:

– color palette

– textures

– materials

– lighting

– style…

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When you understand and are clear about your preferences, you can really start to get more into the details.

An important thing to do is to organize the ideas and, especially, to see that all the inspirations we have chosen can match each other.

One effective way is to create a mood board where you put everything that attracts you: furniture, objects, textiles, colors, everything.

There are many ways to do that: for example, you can do it with Canvas or even simply using PowerPoint.

Mood boards are used to visualize all the ideas effectively: everything is packed together in one sheet.

What you need to check is whether the final result is pleasing and harmonious and whether everything fits together perfectly.

If not, you can always make adjustments and avoid buying things that won’t fit later!


In recent years the trend in home colors is to use hues that bring back nature and warm neutrals.

But this doesn’t necessarily fit you! You have to choose the one that you feel most can represent your personality and makes you feel good.

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The palette you choose will also serve as a guide when choosing furniture, as well as textiles, lamps, and various decorations!

To do this, start with the details of the room, such as the floor, the finishes, such as windows and doors, and the type of light, natural and artificial present.

I recommend choosing neutral colors as a general base and then the color(s) (without overdoing it) you will want to use to define the color palette.

Remember that the same color can then be used with different saturations creating movement even with one color.


Of course, the palette may change a bit over time, but it is paramount to have it to understand whether a particular item you would like to buy is in harmony with the whole!

Having clear ideas about colors and materials is absolutely essential to having a harmonious and cohesive home.


Light plays a crucial role in decorating your home because, depending on how it is designed, it can change the face of the room.

You may have studied and chosen the best aesthetic and decided on the best color palette, but if you get the light wrong, the result will be compromised.

Why is light so important?

Because it can change the way we perceive spaces and especially how we can feel inside them.

Good light will enhance the colors chosen and the furnishings present, as well, because it defines the volumes and creates movement and depth through light-shadow contrasts.

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That makes spaces definitely more appealing and aesthetically pleasing!

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In a video, I explained in detail how to best light each room by describing the various types of lighting and how to choose the right color temperature for the bulbs (you can find it here)


Details make a difference and should be studied.

By details, I mean, for example, the door and cabinet handles the faucets, and architectural details that may already be present or that you may want to add.


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These details, well thought out, will enhance your rooms!

Even in fashion, clothes are enhanced with a few details, such as a belt, a brooch, or particular jewelry, when you wear them.

Details will help add personality and style to your home, making an ordinary space into something fabulous!

Of course, these details must match your chosen style and color palette to maintain balance and harmony.

Carefully following these 4 steps will allow you to make conscious and focused choices for a home that represents you in depth and where you will always feel comfortable!

One last tip: when shopping for your home, always carry the mood board you created with you, so you will avoid buying things that don’t fit, somehow ruining all the work done!!!

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How to furnish a mansard?

Living in a mansard has a certain charm because of its unusual shape, but for the same reason, decorating it is not so easy!

Today let’s see together some tips and tricks to make attic rooms comfortable!

Before we get into today’s topic, let’s make a little history: the mansard and this term come from the French word “mansarde,” which in turn comes from the name of the architect François Mansart (1598-1666) who first designed this type of housing.

There are pros and cons to having a mansard room or apartment


– it is an original and striking environment because of the sloping ceilings, often with exposed beams;

– thanks to the skylights, it tends to be a bright environment;

– with a bit of imagination, you will be able to find unusual settings not found in “normal” apartments.


– it is not easy to find suitable furniture in stores;

– you have to be more careful about the climate and relative temperatures.

The roof is definitely exposed, and the risk is to have a room or house very hot in summer and very cold in winter;

– despite having a large floor plan, it might look small, having areas perhaps not walkable!

With good design, however, these cons can be, if not eliminated, at least curbed!

What makes particular a mansard is the difference in heights within it, which can be very different, making a furnishing project more or less difficult!


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There are mansards that at their lowest point reach 2 meters and definitely make the task of furnishing it easier.

But there are also mansards that perhaps barely reach a meter in height and complicate things a little.

In this case, figuring out how to furnish the attic flat becomes more complicated but not impossible!

Speaking of heights, I make a very small digression: if you have an attic and would like to make it an apartment, you should know that there are very strict regulations to make that space habitable.

These regulations mainly concern heights (but not only), more precisely, the average height between the highest and the lowest point.

They vary from region to region, so I recommend contacting a technician who can give you the correct guidance!

Back to us, let’s look at some ideas that can help you better understand how to furnish a mansard!


That is, put the rooms in the right place!

By this, I mean placing in the highest areas those rooms where you are often standing, like the kitchen or the bathroom.


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In the lower areas, on the other hand, you can put, for example, the living room (especially the sofa area) or the bedroom…


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That may create an irregular floor plan, but, after all, this is another thing that gives charm to this type of housing!


Here more than ever, making the best use of space is vital!

As we have seen among the cons of this type of housing, it will not be easy to find suitable furniture in traditional stores.

Therefore, it will be necessary to create custom-made furniture and carve out cabinets and storage in the lower areas that you could not otherwise exploit!


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The cons turn into pros because you will have unique and original furniture designed not only for the conformity of the room but precisely for your needs!


These rooms should be very bright, as always natural light is preferred.

If it is a room, skylights will be okay, but if it is an entire apartment, it is good to have vertical windows and maybe, at least, a small veranda!


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That will allow a glimpse of the outside the risk, otherwise is to feel a bit stuffy!

As for artificial lighting, however, some tricks will improve living comfort:

– light from below and above, especially if you have a wooden roof!

– be careful with chandeliers except in the highest areas!

While passing under them without problems, the chandelier is still a bulky element that creates a visual “barrier” that will optically shrink spaces.

Electrified rails, adjustable spotlights, sconces, and LED strips will allow you to bring light where you want it with little clutter.


(if you are interested I talk about lighting in general here)


If the mansard is very low-lying, the ideal is to use light and bright colors, at least as a base.

That will optically expand the spaces giving more breathing room.

If you want to use it, the color will be good in the furniture, accessories, and textiles.



On the other hand, if the mansard is high, you can dare a little more by coloring some walls too.

In this case, do it in the brightest parts of the house and avoid too dark colors.



If you have a wooden ceiling and want to keep it that way, keep more neutral colors for the walls; so you don’t risk weighing the environment down.

You can think of whitewashing the wooden ceiling to give it more breathing room, all or part of it; for example, if you have beams, you can decide to whitewash the battens between the beams while keeping them unchanged.



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These 4 tips are the basics that will help you better understand how to decorate your mansard, but if you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to write in the comments so I can better help you!

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Home decor and furnishing are exciting, and today I’d like to give you some tips that can help you do it to the best for a home that represents you deeply!

Good design is not only about aesthetics; it is not enough to put beautiful things in a room for it to be lovely and comfortable.

More importantly, it is about how each element can communicate with the other.

So it is not just a matter of “beauty,” but it is a proper interaction between the elements of the same environment.

Some basic concepts are crucial to designing or transforming any environment, making it unique and wonderful.

Each thing must be connected to the other and give a sense of unity.

These concepts that will help you best decorate your home are 6: let’s see them together!

1) The first home decor basic concept is to create EMPHASIS.

Said like this may sound tricky, but it is not: it is about creating a focal point!

So it is having something outstanding that grabs attention.

If everything in the room has the same importance, everything will seem somewhat unconnected, monotonous, or boring.

There is a need for something that attracts, that somehow breaks the patterns.

That can be a wall with a bold color, a painting or a particular object, etc.


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2) another concept is creating CONTRAST

In order to create movement, it is relevant to put elements close together that contrast with each other through color, shape, materials, or sizes.

It can be done in many ways, for example, by combining light and dark colors, huge elements with small ones, shiny and matte surfaces, and so on…

These contrasting plays enliven the environment by giving it character!

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3) RHYTHM is another essential concept.

In furniture, rhythm is achieved by creating repetitions and contrasts: it is like in the combination of musical notes, only this one is visual!

The repetitions create a flow that guides the eye through the surrounding space.

You can do it in various ways:
– a repeated architectural detail, object, or complement
– use the color of a painting in the patterning of a pillow and in some objects.

The latter will create rhythm precisely, but it will also help create balance and tie all the various elements together.


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4) speaking of BALANCE, this is the fourth concept for a perfect interior project

Balance is the proper distribution of different visual weights.

Some colors, shapes, or sizes attract more than others and are said to have a greater visual weight.

To achieve a harmonious environment, it is paramount that these do not overpower what has less visual weight but that there is indeed a balance.

On paper, the perfect balance is symmetry, which is when dividing a room in half, the two parts are furnished in the same way; it is as if there is a mirror!


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Why did I write “on paper”?

Because it is not mandatory that everything is symmetrical to achieve balance: on the contrary, asymmetry could make everything more dynamic!

A color with a high visual weight will balance well with a neutral colored element, but perhaps very large…


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Or, again, when elements are duplicated.


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5) SCALE and PROPORTIONS are basic home decor concepts when designing furniture!

SCALE takes into consideration the size of an object relative to the room in which it is placed:

Small rooms with furniture that is way too bulky will suffocate the space (and therefore you!); conversely small furniture and objects in large rooms will get lost!


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PROPORTION takes into consideration the size of one item in relation to another.

A rug that is too small next to a large sofa will look out of place!

You cannot think only about the size of the room and the main furniture, but you will have to think about the size of each element and the correlation between them.


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6) Finally, the last concept is HARMONY.

You can achieve harmony when all the elements in the environment communicate with each other, creating a unique and balanced whole.

One must have the impression that each piece nicely matches the other.

As always, this does not mean using only one style or color, but it is paramount that each piece seems to belong to the other in some way!

To do this, you need, as mentioned before, for the pieces to communicate with each other, picking up the material or color, for example!


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These six home decor concepts go hand in hand, and if followed carefully, they will help you decorate your home by creating unique and spectacular environments where you will always feel at ease!

I hope this article was helpful and you love it; in case, let me know in the comments!

Feel free to share it with anyone you think might be interested, I will be honored, and it will help me get my name out there.

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