Saturday, 16 February 2013

Trend Alert - Scaling Up

Extra large clock
Have you noticed that interior accessories seem to be getting bigger and bigger? It's true, the 'super-size' trend has spread to our home.

In the context of interior design, the size of an item in relation to the size of the room is referred to as 'scale'.  As a rule, professional interior designers recommend that you scale items "up" rather than "down". Adding a large-scale item can trick the mind in to believing a room is more spacious.

Some interior designers take 'scaling-up' to an extreme by introducing super-sized items. This exaggerated scale isn't to everyone's taste and certainly not for the faint hearted. But it does add an element of surprise and drama to a room; suggests a strong sense of fun in the owners; and clearly proves the WOW factor. So I've gathered together a few examples that I particularly like...
Large scale lighting 

Large globe lantern
Over-size pattern on the floor

Large scale wall art

You can easily achieve the look of oversized art by creating a boarder (frame) with architrave trim and wallpapering the wall inside .....

Over-sized mirrors

Mirrors amplify limited light sources and double the visual space they occupy.

Large scale wallpaper designs

All images via Pinterest

Post by: Sharon

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